Panasonic GH5S overview
Panasonic GH5S is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on January of 2018. It uses a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3680 x 2760.
The GH5S comes in at #51 out of 60 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all around #243 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
Here is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GH5S history
The Panasonic GH5S has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can see all earlier and most recent models alongside main specifications.
Panasonic GH5S Gallery
You can see the GH5S from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic GH5S Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pros and cons of the Panasonic GH5S based on aspects which are oftentimes seen as important in a digital camera.
Panasonic GH5S Sensor details
The Panasonic GH5S features the Venus Engine 10 processor. The specification of the sensor in the Panasonic GH5S is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3680 x 2760 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 160 - 51200. This ISO can be extended electronically to 80 - 204800. RAW photos are saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
Panasonic chose to skip the anti-alias filter for the Panasonic GH5S. This could result in more detailed pictures but may introduce moire in certain situations.
The picture underneath shows the GH5S's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The GH5S sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic GH5S dimensions
Panasonic GH5S weighs 1.46 lb (660 gr or 23.28 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 722 gr so the Panasonic GH5S is very similar in comparison with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a shot of the Panasonic GH5S beside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the GH5S.
Panasonic GH5S Lens specs
The GH5S uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses that are available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the GH5S.
Panasonic GH5S Connectivity
The GH5S has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send files and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Panasonic GH5S Video specs
The highest video resolution in the Panasonic GH5S is 4096 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 file format. 2160p gives an excellent resolution for video recording. You can crop to Full HD in order to get better results. Be wary of the huge file sizes and ensure you get good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and microphone support making it extremely valuable while capturing audio.
Panasonic GH5S Weather Sealing
Panasonic GH5S provides weather sealing making it a very good option for use for rough environments. This is particularly beneficial whenever you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Panasonic GH5S Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GH5S houses a 3.2" fully articulated display screen boasting a resolution of 1,620k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and even group shots when required. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can adjust focus points as well as change settings with your finger.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications for Panasonic GH5S are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,680k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Panasonic GH5S Shutter specs
Panasonic GH5S is able to shoot continuously at 12.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter can result in "rolling shutter" in certain situations.
Panasonic GH5S Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic GH5S has external flash ability but comes without inbuilt flash.
Panasonic GH5S Autofocus specs
Panasonic GH5S has just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be helpful for people photography.
It boasts 225 focus points to select from. Panasonic GH5S has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus points. It also comes with Tracking AF for things that move. Panasonic GH5S features manual focus when needed for low light occasions or you need to have more exact focus control.
Panasonic GH5S Battery life
The battery power (DMW-BLF19) in the Panasonic GH5S is fashioned to last for 440 pictures as per the CIPA measurements which is about the same as it's competitors. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 457. Olympus E-M1X has got the highest (870) battery life for this class of cameras.
Following is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Panasonic GH5S for specific forms of photography
The following chart presents a overview of the Panasonic GH5S for specific forms of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Panasonic GH5S Portrait photography info
The Panasonic GH5S receives a score of 62 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable pick to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & flexibility to work with external flash.
Panasonic GH5S Street photography information
Having a above average score of 68, the Panasonic GH5S is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic GH5S
A moderate sports photography rating of 56 indicates the Panasonic GH5S is reasonably acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic GH5S
Weight is super critical when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic GH5S gets a above average 61 as a travel camera which is a very decent choice to take with you on your journeys.
Panasonic GH5S as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Panasonic GH5S with it's above average grade of 64 for a landscape camera is a very decent pick among it's competition.
Panasonic GH5S Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera really should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Panasonic GH5S is a very decent fit as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice score of 68.
Panasonic GH5S Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the GH5S, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The diagram just below shows you an overview of the GH5S versus it's highest scoring rivals shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.