Panasonic GH5S is a filming camera that is to be even better than the GH5 model. This advanced mirrorless camera is designed to guarantee Cinema 4K mode and better ISO. What else can we find inside?
Since the release of the Panasonic GH5 model – the test you will find with us, it has not been a long time, and the manufacturer is already preparing its improved version. Panasonic GH5S raises the bar of competition again.
The most important functions:
- The new matrix MOS Miro 4/3 Live
- ISO 80-204800
- Cinema mode 4K 50 fps
- 225 focus points
- Serial mode: 10 fps (14-bit RAW)
- 3.2-inch screen
The most important change is the use of a new matrix type . Everyone familiar with the subject knows that the main problem with GH5 is still too large grain at high sensitivities. The new matrix will provide a larger ISO range, and Dual Native ISO technology should minimize noise. The movie mode is also a key change. GH5 offers the possibility of filming in 4K at 50 frames per second. In turn, in GH5S, 50 frames per second will also get in Cinema 4K mode , with a higher resolution than the classic 4K. In addition, it allows you to record movies in a 10-bit 4: 2: 2 format. It is worth mentioning that, when recording in Full HD and 4K quality, there is no time limit. LUMIX GH5S allows you to record images using the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) function in 4K HDR quality in Photo Style mode. The recorded material can then be played back on TV sets with the HDR function. The manufacturer also provides V-LogL in the price of the camera , which is not so obvious. The camera is equipped with a 225-point autofocus system based on DFD technology, which ensures extremely fast sharpening. The other parameters coincide with what we find in the "ordinary" GH5. However, the lack of matrix stabilization is a big problem for the model. This is a big surprise. Better ISO at the expense of stabilization? Or maybe just another version with stabilization will be released in a year?
Price and availability
Panasonic GH5S will appear on the market at the end of January, and the body will cost 2.5 thousand. dollars , which makes it still one of the better priced models, looking after the possibilities. Cinema 4K mode and improved matrix are important functions that make the camera easily meet the requirements of professionals and be suitable for professional use.