Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review

Overall Score

72

Main Features

  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 660g.
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Overview


First introduced in January, 2018, Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a 10 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Panasonic GH5S comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GH5S ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Panasonic GH5S has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic GH5S Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Panasonic GH5S 2018 10MP 160 - 51200 660g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 725g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 560g 133 x 93 x 84mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 2012 16MP 200 - 12800 550g 133 x 93 x 82mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic GH2 2011 16MP 160 - 12800 442g 124 x 90 x 76mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GH5S


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
51200 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
225 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1620k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
3680k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 660g
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 440 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has an Overall Score of 72/100 and ranked #86 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #161 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GH5S Scores
Imaging score
55
Features score
81
Value for money score
81
Portability score
74
Overall score
72
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GH5S


Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S weighs 660g and has external dimensions of 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.47 x 3.86 x 3.43"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Panasonic GH5S is 31 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5S
660g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5S
87mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DC-GH5S Dimensions Lumix DC-GH5S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 660 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 660 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 660 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7S II Sony A7S II 627 g 660 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 660 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Panasonic S1 899 g 660 g 149 x 110 x 97 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 660 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 660 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DC-GH5S
Announced January, 2018
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1620k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3680
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3680 x 2760
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1
Battery
Battery Life 440 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLF19
Physical
Weight 660 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II V60 cards supported)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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