- 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor
- Venus Engine image processor
- 4K video recording with no crop
- Internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video at 24/30p
- 5-axis sensor stabilization with Dual I.S. 2
- 0.76x 3.68m-dot OLED viewfinder
- 3.2" 1.62m-dot free-angle touchscreen
- Advanced DFD AF system
- 6K & 4K Photo
- Max. ISO: 25600
- 12 fpsc continuous shooting
- Dual UHS-II SD slots plus Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Exceptional image quality
The GH5’s new Digital LIVE MOS Sensor increases the pixel count by 25% compared to the GH4, from 16.05 to 20.3 megapixels. The low-pass filter has been removed to realise high-quality images with real-to-life detail through excellent resolution, image rendering and colour reproduction.
The camera also comes with a new image processor Venus Engine, which achieves improvement especially in Natural Texture Expression. The engine’s Multi-pixel Luminance Generation renders clear, sharp images by referring to a 9x larger area of pixel information during the de-mosaic process for precise detail reproduction. With Intelligent Detail Processing, the characteristic of every single pixel is analysed to detect whether the pixel is located at a flat, detail or edge part of the picture. Optimum processing according to the characteristic of each pixel is then applied. This results in high-precision yet natural images with stunning detail suppressing false colours at its edges.
5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser
The LUMIX GH5 also incorporates the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer), which suppresses blurring in more powerful and advanced ways for both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX GH5’s high-precision gyro sensor controls both the O.I.S. and B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use a max. 5-stop slower shutter speed . This is highly beneficial not only for wide-angle and telephoto shots, but also in adverse situations, such as at night-time or when shooting with one hand.
Ultra-high speed AF
The speed of sensor drive during auto focusing in photo shooting mode has been increased to 480 fps, which is 2x faster than that of the GH4. Consequently, the LUMIX GH5 realises ultra-high-speed AF of approximately 0.05 sec and 12 (AFS) / 9 (AFC) fps high-speed burst shooting using a mechanical shutter in full resolution. By analysing every single frame precisely, it achieves a maximum 200% higher precision frame detection with minimum motion detection error for higher tracking tolerance against moving subjects.
Never miss a moment with 6K Photo
The LUMIX GH5’s new 6K PHOTO function makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file (in 3:2 or 4:3 aspect) to save as an approximately 18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo. 4K PHOTO has also been upgraded enabling 60 fps high speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. In 6K/4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes are available to choose from depending on the situation; 6K/4K Burst, 6K/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K/4K Pre-burst.
Built for the field
To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5’s main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy, full die cast front/rear frame. Secure construction and the sealing of every joint, dial, and button makes the camera not only splash/dust-proof, but also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius.
Work From Home
The latest firmware update for Lumix G Series cameras improves compatibility with the Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 and operational stability with the LUMIX G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S Lens (H-FS12032). The latest release of the ‘LUMIX Tether for Streaming’ beta software program and development of ‘LUMIX Webcam Software’ increases flexibility for streaming and enhances home-working communications using LUMIX cameras.