Panasonic has released details of the Lumix GH5S, a new addition to the G-Series line-up that is designed for professional videographers.


Angled front view of the new Lumix GH5S. (Source: Panasonic.)

Developed as a companion model to the successful DC-GH5, the GH5S incorporates a 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine with Dual Native ISO technology that supports a maximum ISO of 51200. Dual Native ISO, originally developed for Panasonic’s Varicam broadcast cameras, makes its first appearance in a Lumix model. The AF system is optimised for low-light environments, with -5EV

luminance detection in Low Light AF. Live View Boost allows scenes to be electronically illuminated in almost total darkness to check accuracy in Live View before shooting; and to support this, the magnification ratio in MF Assist has been increased to 20x. Night Mode ““ which aids the photographer’s night vision – can be selected to put a red cast over the viewfinder and/or the LCD display.

The GH5S also includes a number of specialist features, among them the larger multi-aspect sensor, which provides sufficient margin to allow all aspect ratios to have the same angle of view ““ including Cinema 4K; 4K; Anamorphic 4:3 in video recording; and 4:3, 16:9 and 3:2 in photo shooting. The variable frame rate has been increased to up to 240 frames per second (fps) in Full HD (maximum 10x slower). It also records overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower).

Other convenient features include V-Log L profile and LUT (Look Up Table) pre-installed in the camera, so users can immediately play videos recorded in V-Log L. The GH5S is also at home in the studio interfacing with other broadcast cameras thanks to its compatibility with Time Code IN/OUT. This is easy to set up using the flash sync terminal and bundled BNC converter cable. The GH5S features a weather-sealed body, large-capacity batteries, dual UHS-II SD Card slots and convenient Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It will be available in Australia in February 2018 from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers at an RRO of AU$3499 for the camera body. For full details, visit or call 132 600.