Panasonic Reveals High End Mirrorless Lumix DC GH5S

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.

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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.