Panasonic has announced an update to the mirrorless GH5 camera it revealed last year. The new Lumix GH5S is now meant to succeed the camera, focusing on low-light shots and 4K video capture.
The new 10.2 MP Micro 4/3 sensor has half the resolution of the GH5’s, however it has a higher ISO range of up to 51200 (or 204800 when extended). It features up to 225 autofocus points, a 12 fps burst mode, and focusing speed of 0.07s.
Because the focus is on video, the camera comes without built-in image stabilization, using only OIS through its lenses. A dual-ISO feature, usually reserved for high-end video cameras, will make sure noise is kept to a minimum at low light conditions.
The GH5S now allows Cinema 4K at either 30 or 60 fps, alongside regular 4K (60 fps) or FHD (240 fps). It can record 10-bit 4:2:2 footage at an impressive 400 Mbps, and like the GH5 comes with V-Log L software for more HDR control. A 60fps 4K photo mode is at also included.
14-bit RAW images are also supported, rather than the conventional 12-bit, as well as face/eye recognition. The Multi-Aspect Ratio feature allows a similar field of view for 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 output.
At the back sits a 3.68-million dot OLED EVF, alongside a 3.2-inch 1.64-million touchscreen.
For connectivity, you get USB-C, two UHS-II SD slots, Bluetooth 4.2, and Wi-Fi.
Compared to the GH5, the new camera is 65g lighter.
The pricing for the GH5S is set at $2499, $500 more than the GH5, though, both aren’t competing directly for any attention. The GH5S will be available come February.