Panasonic has unveiled Lumix GH5S, the newest addition to its G Series designed for professional videographers looking to shoot in low-light. At outdoor weddings for example.
Lumix GH5S is a 10.2-megapixel digital camera, built with a Live MOS Sensor, Venus Engine, and in a first for the Lumix series, includes Panasonic’s Dual Native ISO technology.
“This capability has received critical acclaim from professional cinematographers who need to work creatively in challenging lighting conditions without compromise,” says Scott Mellish, Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic.
“We are very excited to see this technology become accessible to Lumix G Series customers, who will enjoy the vibrancy and greater artistic latitude provided when shooting with the GH5S in low light situations.”
GH5S offers a larger multi-aspect sensor to allow all aspect ratios to have the same angle of view – including Cinema 4K; 4K; Anamorphic 4:3 in video recording; and 4:3, 16:9 and 3:2 in photo shooting.
For slow-motion shooting, the variable frame rate has been increased, now up to 240 frames per second and also in Full HD.
Photographers can immediately play videos recorded in V-Log L. The GH5S is also at home in the studio interfacing with other broadcast cameras thanks to its compatibility with Time Code IN/OUT.
Set up is easy thanks to the bundled BNC converter cable. Other key features include 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 25/30p video recording to SD Card and 4K quality video at 50/60 fps.
GH5S is sturdy. Its magnesium alloy full diecast front/rear frame is secure and sealing on every joint, dial, and button ensures the camera is not only splash and dust-proof but also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius.
For the professional, an OLED viewfinder ensures precise focus with a stunning magnification of 0.76x, 100% field of view and a smooth 120fps display. There’s also large-capacity batteries, dual UHS-II SD Card slots and convenient, but expected Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity.
Panasonic’s Lumix GH5S is shaping up to be an impressive professional camera, and you will be able to test it out for yourself when it lands in Australia February 2018 for RRP $3499. The microphone adaptor and battery grip accessories will be sold separately.
For more news, reviews and guides, be sure to visit our camera page.