Professional 4K DSLR with VLog, incredible low light performance and Timecode In
The LUMIX has reached extraordinary new heights in recording low-light, high-quality images that greatly expand the possibilities for video creators. The Panasonic GH5S has been tested and can be approved by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for high definition content acquisition. This is confirmation that the GH5 produces images of the highest quality suitable for HD broadcast applications.
With 10.2MP Digital Live MOs Sensor with newly developed Dual Native ISO technologies combined with high-performance Venus Engine, the high sensitivity enhanced GH5S reveals subjects hidden in the dark.
Multiple aspect ratios bring further enhancements to creative expression. The GH5S has been tuned specially to maximise post-production workflow efficiencies, including time code synchronisation to facilitate multi-camera shooting.
10.2MP High-sensitivity Dual Native ISO Technology (ISO160-51200)
The LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and best image quality in LUMIX history. This is realised by combining the newly developed high sensitivity sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the latest Venus Engine. Dual Native ISO is a revolutionary technology featured on Panasonic’s professional video cameras and offers the advantages of very high sensitivity while keeping noise levels low. Usually, with a conventional single native ISO, noise levels rise when sensitivity is increased. However, the newly developed image sensor implements dual circuits able to switch to high native sensitivity before gain processing. This means you can achieve beautiful footage with suppressed noise in low-lit situations.
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Colour Control with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi-Process NR makes your images pop. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.
TimeCode In/Out and Line Input with 3.5mm MIC Jack
The LUMIX GH5S is now fitted with a TC IN/OUT terminal. By setting up TC synchronisation (through the flash synchro terminal and bundles BNC converter cable with optional BNC cable), it is easy to carry out non-linear timeline editing of footage shot with multiple cameras. For more flexible video production, LINE input is supported by a 3.5mm mic jack to enable sound input from an external audio device.
The V-LogL is pre-installed in LUMIX GH5S. Log recording offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production process, and V-LogL features log characteristics with 12 stops of dynamic range. By default, the Look Up Table (LUT) data is Rec.709 standard.
LUT Display function assist
LUT can also be custom set for VLT format in camera. Then, with the V-LogL View Assist function, you can preview what your footage may look like after it’s been post-processing.
Shooting with an anamorphic lens and using the fullest extent of the 4:3 sensor the camera’s built-in 4:3 anamorphic mode makes it possible to create video in the cinemascope format. Stunning cinemascope videos are created in post-production using dedicated software but the de-squeezed cinemascope images can also be previewed while recording, or in playback, on the camera display.
VFR with FHD 240fps*
To elevate video expressivity even further, a variety of effects are available on the LUMIX GH5S. The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked/undercranked video in C4K/4K (60fps, maximum 2.5x slower**) and FHB (240fps, maximum 10x slower**). The minimum frame rate for quick motion effects video is 2fps.
*The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and angle of view narrows if you select a frame rate with a number of frames 204 or more
**In 24p playback.