Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Review

Overall Score

78

Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 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, 725g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GH4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Overview


First introduced in January, 2017, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GH4 with Lumix DMC-GH5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH5 with Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH5 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 GH5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3680k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
400 mbps High Video Bitrate
Bluetooth Connectivity
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1620k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
225 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 410 shots
Weight: 725g
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 has an Overall Score of 78/100 and ranked #51 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #78 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GH5 Scores
Imaging score
55
Features score
90
Value for money score
87
Portability score
72
Overall score
78
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 GH5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 weighs 725g 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 GH5 is 34 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5
725g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5
87mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GH5 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GH5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 725 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7S II Sony A7S II 627 g 725 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 725 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 725 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 725 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 658 g 725 g 137 x 97 x 92 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 725 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 725 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GH5
Announced January, 2017
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/Redeye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Redeye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
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 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 725 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 (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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