Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

Model: DC-GH5S

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Viewfinder Pixel Count 3,686,000
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.76x
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Screen Coverage 100%
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000)
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m


Operating/Storage Temperature Operating14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)Humidity: 10 - 80%
Battery 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh


Weight 1.452 lb / 660 g with battery and memory card
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4" / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm


Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Viera Link, X-Sync Socket
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Wi-Fi Capable Yes


Pixels Actual: 11.93 MegapixelEffective: 10.28 Megapixel
Max Resolution 10 MP: 3680 x 2760
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Image Stabilization None
Memory Card Type SDSDHCSDXC
Dust Reduction System Yes
Bit Depth 14-Bit
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAWMovies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds

Focus Control

Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 225
Focus Type Auto & Manual


Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Flash Modes AutoAuto/Red-Eye ReductionForced OnForced On/Red-Eye ReductionOffSlow SyncSlow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second

Exposure Control

Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw FormatUp to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw FormatUp to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG FormatUp to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG FormatUp to 8 fps at 10.3 MPUp to 7 fps at 10.3 MPUp to 6 fps at 10.3 MPUp to 5 fps at 10.3 MPUp to 2 fps at 10.3 MPUp to 60 fps at 8 MP
Remote Control DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Shutter Type: Electronic & MechanicalSpeed: 60 - 1/8000 Second Type: Electronic & MechanicalSpeed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie ModeType: ElectronicSpeed: 1 - 1/16000 Second
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160-51200 (Extended Mode: 80-204800)
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter PriorityMetering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)

AV Recording

Video Format 4096 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps3328 x 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 120, 240 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Expert Reviews
21 February 2018

Over the past decade or so, we’ve seen some significant evolutions in digital imaging. The gains made in still photography have been impressive, but what’s happened in the video world has been nothing short of monumental.

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    10MP multi-aspect-ratio sensor, Best video quality in this class, DCI 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, Waveform, vectorscope, and time code sync

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    No image stabilization, Chintzy rear control dial

Dp review.32823956
5 February 2018

The GH5S is a highly specialized filmmakers' camera that makes few concessions to anything but this core purpose. An excellent sensor combined with high bitrate, 10-bit 4:2:2 capture means the results are hugely impressive.

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    Dedicated film makers

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    Run-and-gun shooting, stills photography

Mirror lessons.34752180
9 January 2018

The GH5S is a new addition to the Lumix flagship line-up that now includes three cameras: the G9 which aims at sports and wildlife photographers, the GH5 which offers the best of both worlds for hybrid shooters and the newly announced GH5S which is especially designed for filmmakers.

3 weeks ago

The low pixel count of the GH5S has paid dividends in both still image and video quality, particularly in difficult lighting conditions. However, the lack of sensor-based image stabilisation will force potential purchasers to consider whether – and how much – steadying they will need in the...

Ndtv gadgets.34640788
3 April 2018

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is easily one of the best digital cameras for low-light photography that we've come across, with impressive high-ISO performance. It also supports plenty of professional video formats and physical connectivity options, which would make it easy to integrate with most pro...

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    Weather-resistant body, Wide range of professional features, 4K video looks great, Impressive high-ISO performance, Nifty burst shooting modes, Good battery life

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    Continuous AF isn’t quick, Lacks in-body stabilisation, Low resolution sensor limits cropping prospects

Photography blog.34420874
31 January 2018

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a specialist tool that isn't going to appeal to everyone, but stills photographers and especially looking videographers looking for the ultimate low-light camera will find a lot to like.

User Reviews
15 February 2018

One look at the specs and you'll know if this camera is meant for you. There's no IBIS, Autofocus is an afterthought, and you're missing that "full frame magic" (seriously, you already own a speedbooster, you're not missing out on much more).

29 March 2018

Fantastic camera! I just upgraded from the GH5 for this camera's low light abilities. Who knew such a small sensor could do so well in low light. 10MP still are pretty small but I honestly don't notice much difference in LR other than they seem a tad bit sharper actually.

4 days ago

Rating would have been a 5 star rating if there's no VFR issues.Upgraded from a GH4, love everything from the low light performance improvement to the 4k60p, 10 bit shooting modes, one big issue is the horrible horizontal noise you get when you use the Variable Frame Rate mode above 60fps.

1 week ago

Panasonic: We are expecting a software update for fixing the big noise problem in VFR (slow motion) all units have the same chrominance, luminance and horizontal pattern noise.

1 week ago

Oh wow! Just because Casey Neinstat had one doesn't mean anything.I tried it and just think its another GH5 really with a bigger sensor, like the older GH2.Still seeing noise in V-log and highlights blown out. Needs a firmware update as well for a Super 16 crop.

2 weeks ago

I own the GH5 and G9 and bought the GH5s specifically for low light video usage. It is quite amazing to see how far the technology has come. I remember not so long ago when micro 4/3 technology was lagging behind APS-C.

5 April 2018

I have a history with Panasonic! I owned the Dvc7 (mini tape) camcorder in 2007, Panasonic Gh2 for 2 years, Panasonic Gh4 for3 years..I have always desired the low light capability of the full frame 5D mk2.. and the current Sony A7sII... looking to upgrade, it was between the Gh5 and Sony A7sII...

5 April 2018

The more I get to know it, the more I love it. It really gives me so much more to play with with two extra stops. Rich and crisp images with fantastic color science.

4 April 2018

It took me some time to pull the trigger as I own a GH5. But I'm glad I did. The GH5S is a killer upgrade to the GH5. The Dual ISO allows me to shoot in low lit receptions with lower noise and maximum dynamic range. The usability increase is worth the loss of the IBIS and the 6k anamorphic.

Product Highlights
  • 10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
  • DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
  • Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
  • V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
  • Advanced DFD AF System
  • 12 fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes
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In The Box
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
  • DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh) fzzfquafwbdqwqdvcxvrxbud
  • DMW-BTC10 Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Eye Cup
  • Flash Sync Socket Cap
  • Battery Grip Connector Cover
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cable Holder
  • BNC Converter Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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