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Panasonic GH5S 4K video stills camera

Introduction

Specs

  • 10mp over-sized multi-aspect sensor for native 16:9 imagery
  • it is the 1st Micro Four Thirds camera to use 14bit RAW instead of 12bit RAW files
  • unlike the Panasonic GH5 4K video stills camera it does NOT have sensor based image stabiliser
  • magnesium alloy body is splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof (down to -10°C or 14°F)
  • 10fps in 14bit RAW, 12fps in 12 bit RAW
  • Cinema 4K and regular 4K 50/60p video at 400Mbps (GH5 Cinema 4K is limited to only 24p)
  • 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP, V-Log L Gamma (this is $100 extra on the GH5 but included with the GH5S) and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
  • no recording time limit
  • highest internal recording is 400Mbps 4K at 30p (same as GH5)
  • 240fps VFR video mode for slow motion video (GH5 can only do 120fps)
  • as with the GH5, can do 4K anamorphic mode at up to 60p as well as the 4K Photo mode (8mp jpegs) up to 60fps
  • the lower pixel count sensor means it CANNOT do the GH5 modes of:
    • 6K anamorphic mode at up to 30p
    • 6K Photo mode (18mp jpegs) up to 30fps
  • Variable Frame Rate (VFR) feature that lets you record overcranked/undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (240 fps, maximum 10x slower in 24p).
  • Dual Native ISO (with low native ISO of 400 and high native ISO of 2,500) suppresses noise to produce cleaner footage when taken in low light.
  • high ISO of 51,200, can be extended to 204,800 and unlike the GH5 which has a max, video of 12,800, video can use the entire range
  • 225 AF points, can AF to -5EV
  • DFD (Depth from Defocus) autofocus system provides speedy focusing in approximately 0.07s (but not as good as that on the GH5 which is 0.05s - although better in low light as works down to -5EV not -4EV as with the GH5)
  • 3.68-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with a faster refresh rate of 120fps
  • 3.2-inch, 1.62-million-dot, 120fps free-angle touchscreen
  • dual UHS-II SD Slots
  • Time Code IN/OUT (not available on the GH5) for easy synchronization of multiple cameras - works via the flash sync port (a cable is provided) which means you can genlock it with broadcast cameras
  • Mic in port can also be used as a Line In for other audio sources
  • AF Point Scope, and a 20x magnification ratio in MF assist (useful for astrophotography)
  • $US2499 (GH5 is around $US2000)

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photo/panasonicgh5s.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/09 23:24 by gary1