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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 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. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The image quality and performance also get good comments, whereas the flash and battery get less positive reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the optics and price.

usability, performance, image quality, size, screen

battery, flash

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 : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S review: Video has never had it this good before

 

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S review: The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S might be an expensive proposition given its price tag and lens costs, but this is clearly one of the best camera options out there.

2018-05

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S hands-on review

 

The ultimate 4K camera for aspiring auteurs is a video powerhouse

2018-02

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

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S

 

A small mirrorless camera with huge video-shooting talents

Superb video quality and flexibility ; Excellent in low light conditions ; Compact, tough and lightweight design

Average stills performance

A small but mightily powerful tool for videographers looking for ultimate creative flexibility.

2018-08

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S hands-on review

 

The GH5S is a fantastic camera for a specific user, but the standard GH5 is still the hybrid photo/video king.

Video-focused 10.2MP, multi-aspect sensor ; Waveform, vectorscope displays ; Dual native ISO ; DCI 4K at 60 fps ; Time code in/out

No image stabilization ; More expensive than GH5

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review

 

The Panasonic GH5S is best understood as an even more video-centric variant of the GH5. We've tested it in a range of circumstances to see whether the video improvements are worth the loss of stabilization.

2018-02

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

 

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

Native 4K sensor and dual native ISO for excellent low-light video quality. Same build quality as GH5. Dual card slots. Vari-angle touch LCD. Big, sharp EVF. 14-bit Raw imaging V-Log L and HLG included.

Omits in-body stabilization. 10.2MP sensor not ideal for imaging. No built-in flash. Pricey.

Bottom Line: The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

2018-01

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 review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review

 

The Panasonic GH5 is packed full of features for both video and stills shooters. How does Panasonic's flagship camera measure up to expectations? Read our review to find out. Read more

Review and conclusions based on use with Firmware v1.0. A

2017-04

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