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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
alaScore 99

155 reviews

2018-02

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Swapnil Mathur (indianexpress.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 review: More resolution than your screen can handle

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 review: This isn't just about the 6K video. It improves its predecessor's capabilities for recording 4K video, brings a number of enhancements for focusing, and also clubs a bunch of modes that photographers might love overall.

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH5 is every bit a professional machine as you would expect from a camera that costs Rs 1,94,990. The kit lens is incredibly sharp, very atypical of what kit lenses stand for, but absolutely expected from something that carries the...

2017-06

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review

 

Is Panasonic's new flagship the new 4K video master?

Smooth, stable 60fps 4K video ; Tons of controls ; Huge OLED viewfinder ; Weatherproof build

Not the greatest low light performer

A mighty CSC all-rounder with fantastic video performance

2017-04

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review

 

Blurring the lines between stills and video

Brilliant video specification ; Large and bright EVF ; Touchscreen interface ; Durable build ; Snappy performance

Image quality not class-leading ; ISO range could be broader

While the last couple of GH-series cameras have felt a little like video cameras masquerading as stills camera, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a much more rounded piece of kit. It's certainly one of the best 4K camera solutions out there, if not the best,...

2017-03

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

 

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is the mirrorless camera to get for 4K video, but if you're more concerned about stills, it's not a clear-cut winner.

Superlative video. Strong image quality. In-body stabilization. 10.3fps Raw capture. 4K and 6K photo modes. Sturdy all-weather build. Dual UHS-II card slots. Vari-angle touch LCD. EVF. Wi-Fi.

Focus tracking slows shooting rate. Pricey for stills-first shooters. Omits built-in flash.

If video is your primary focus, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 delivers the highest quality and feature set you can find in a camera in this price range. Still shooters invested in the Micro Four Thirds system shouldn't discount it either. It delivers...

2017-10

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic GH5 review: The ultimate hybrid video and stills camera

 

Packed with professional features, the Panasonic GH5 is the new standard bearer for indie filmmakers.

Outstanding video quality ; Pro-level video features ; Superb ergonomics for photos and video

New features will be beyond some users’ needs ; Photo noise levels slightly higher than from direct competitors ; More expensive than the GH4

The GH5 raises the bar for photography, too, with its higher-resolution sensor, superb viewfinder and in-body stabilisation. The slightly higher noise levels compared with APS-C cameras is its one notable drawback but it doesn’t register as a...

2017-05

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GH5 Review

 

The Panasonic GH5 is a wonderful successor to an already great hybrid still & video camera. Sporting a new 20MP sensor, faster processor, a very deep buffer, dual UHS-II SD slots, 4K video up to 60p, 10-bit internal video recording, 6K Photo mode and...

20MP sensor; Better per-pixel sharpness; Very good, slightly improved dynamic range and high ISOs; Stellar 4K video up to 60p with no crop; 6K Photo; Dual UHS-II SD slots; Good battery life for its class

Buffer is deep, but slow to clear; Expensive; Menus still confusing; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash

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2017-07

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic DC-GH5 system camera

 

CES 2017 - Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compact system camera : Panasonic has introduced the long awaited Lumix DC-GH5 featuring the world's first 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit video recording function. The Panasonic DC-GH5 delivers a high-end, hybrid...

The Lumix GH Series created an epoch-making industry sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet the needs of professional quality levels and standards. With the Panasonic DC-GH5, the signal readout...

2017-01

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 test photos

 

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 system camera : Yesterday, Panasonic introduced the long awaited Lumix GH5 officially at CES 2017. This professional system camera features a new 20.1-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, which delivers combined with the Venus...

The Panasonic Lumix DC GH5 has a waterproof and frost-resistant housing. The Panasonic GH5 body-only is available from late March for a suggested retail price of € 1,999 / $ 1,999. The camera is also available with the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm...

2017-01

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 features 6K photos

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 premium camera : Panasonic announces the Lumix GH5, the world's first Compact System (CSC) interchangeable lens camera capable of recording high-precision smooth 4K 60p/50p and faithfully reproductive 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video. This...

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 will dramatically advance the conventional ‘4K Photo’ function with ‘6K Photo’ that will cut a still image out of ultra-high definition video (4:3 or 3:2 video footage) with approximately 9x higher resolution than Full HD....

2016-09

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Expert Review

 

Read our full review of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 - the ultimate video and stills camera - with FullHD video at 180fps, 4K video at 60fps, 6K photo at 30fps, and 20mp stills at 12fps - the camera offers everything you could possibly want.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 features a 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, with sensor based 5-axis image stabilisation, combined with the lens' optical image stabilisation, which gives benefits for both stills photography and video recording.

2017-02

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Noise Reduction:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1860
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):410
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF, Exif, RAW / DCF,Exif,RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment:Y
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
Eye Relief:2.1
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Vivid
Playback modes:Normal, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback zoom (max):16
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:8.13
Display diagonal (metric):8
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash metering modes:Wireless triggering
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 60
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 80

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Megapixel:20.3
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):5184x3888, 3712x2784, 2624x1968, 4992x3744, 3328x2496, 5184x3456, 3712x2480, 2624x1752, 5184x3456, 3504x2336, 5184x2920, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 3840x2160, 3888x3888, 2784x2784, 1968x1968, 2880x2880
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:21.77

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Full-size
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:USB Type-C
USB version:3.1

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Self-timer:Y
User guide:Y

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:180
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, H.265, MOV, MP4, MPEG4 / AVC,AVCHD,H.264,H.265,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.52
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:87.4
Height :98.1
Lens diameter:6.6
Lens length:7.1
Lens weight:210
Weight:645
Weight (including battery):725
Width:138.5