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Panasonic DC-GH5EB-K Lumix G Compact System Camera - Black (20.3 MP)
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- New 20.3MP Sensor w/o LPF / NEW Venus Engine / 5-axis Dual I.S. 2
- 4K60p / 4:2:2 10bit 4K30p / No Cropping / Unlimited Recording Time
- 0.05 sec AF with Advanced DFD / 6K PHOTO 30fps / 4K PHOTO 60fps
- Splash/Dust/Freeze proof / Mag Alloy Body / 200k Shutter Life / Dual SD Slot. DC-GH5EB-K, Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap
- Rear monitor type is thin film transistor lcd monitor with static touch control
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Lumix G Compact System Cameras - Digital Live MOS sensor delivers the ultimate in LUMIX image quality. World's first 4K/60P video recording* support a professional workflow. 6K PHOTO lets you confidently capture moments otherwise left to chance. Explore new dimensions of photography and videography with the LUMIX GH5
DC-GH5EB-K, Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Synchro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder
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- 20.3 Megapixels
- Digital Live MOS Sensor
- Video Recording
- 6K PHOTO
- 6K 30fps, 4K 60fps
Photos. Videos. Explore New Frontiers.
Digital Live MOS sensor delivers the ultimate in LUMIX image quality. One of the first 4K/60P video recording* support a professional workflow. 6K PHOTO lets you confidently capture moments otherwise left to chance. Explore new dimensions of photography and videography with the LUMIX GH5.
"*For a compact system camera as of 4 January 2017. Battery grip not included."
20.3MP Pixel-Perfect Shooter
The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance Digital Live MOS sensor sporting a 20.3 megapixels to achieve the highest picture quality in the history of LUMIX G compact system cameras. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture the sharpest & artefact free image with high dynamic range. The LUMIX GH5 is a camera of beauty created by you and crafted by Panasonic engineering.
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Colour Control with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images stand out. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.
Got the Shakes? Eliminate blur at any setting
Its difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times. Thanks to the 5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser 2* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to 5 doublings of exposure duration meaning you can use a 5-stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end. The LUMIX GH5 eliminates shakes in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with O.I.S.
* 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that are compatible with it. Firmware update of the lens is also required.
** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50-140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=100-280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.]
World 1st* 4K 60p/50p Smooth Quality Video
The LUMIX GH5 takes professional shooting performanceto another level with high-precision, silky smooth 4K60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video recording capability. Faster frame rates mean excellent motion compensation plus you can slow down footage inside your video editing timeline without losing detail. You also achieve perfect panning control and a suppression of the rolling shutter effect as seen in lesser frame rates.
High-resolution images and perfect focal length can alsobe achieved as the LUMIX GH5 features pixel for pixel, nosensor cropping recording. There's also no recordingduration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in allrecord settings.
* For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of 4 January, 2017.
World 1st* 4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording
The LUMIX GH5 brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video recording. For example, 10-bit will render all the subtleties of graduated skies and sunsets without the banding so prone to 8-bit. The power of having film creation capabilities inside the camera sets a new precedent in guerilla style filmmaking, also you can record 4:2:2 10-bit to SD card whilst simultaneously feeding the live signal thru a full-size HDMI port** connected to an external monitor or recorder. 4:2:2 10-bit recording enables faithful colour and grading fidelity with over a billion colours and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.
A mind-blowing 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) high bitrate recording mode will be available by firmware update***.
* For an interchangeable lens system camera as of 4 January, 2017.
** 4K 4:2:2 10 bit 60p/50p video is output only.
*** Available Summer 2017.
Ultra Fast Motion Detection & Focus
Panasonic's innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology is constantly evolving and its just got even better. DFD allows the LUMIX GH5 to calculate focal lens movement by comparing depth of field values of two images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX GH5 can achieve ultra-high-speed Auto Focus in up to 0.05 seconds* and 9 fps burst shooting with AFC (* 12 fps burst shooting with AFS). A newly adopted motion detector accurately tracks fast moving subjects, and enables smooth 4K photo/video & 6K photo recording.
** In AFS, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA).
Splash/Dust/Freezeproof Rugged Design
The Lumix GH5 is built to withstand even heavy use out in the field. It is freezeproof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial, and button. A magnesium alloy full diecast armour frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you can.
3,680k-dot, Large OLED LVF
A super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED LVF (Live ViewFinder) brings gorgeous visibility and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. A high 0.76x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21mm is excellent for people who wear spectacles. Best of all, the OLED LVF ensures your pictures match up to exactly how you intended them.
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We offer two types of Lumix Premium Services: Blue Premium Service and Gold Premium, each offering a professional all-round service to suit your needs.
The LUMIX Premium Service is currently available for DMC-GH4, DC-GH5 and DMC-GX8 LUMIX cameras in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The LUMIX Premium Service lasts 12 months from the date of registration (within 30 calendar days of purchasing the applicable Premium Service).
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I didn't expect to be able to use the 4k files directly in my Avid without transcoding, but was surprised to find that I can just drag and drop 4k 8-bit files into an Avid bin and they convert immediately even though the Avid is V5.5 which is a few years out of date. The process does take about 8min per minute of video, about twice what HD takes, and it probably works because it uses quicktime codecs to convert and finds the codec even though I have not updated the Avid for 4k working.. The resulting HD edited video is the best I have ever seen - as good as the best blu ray video. Aliasing is at a very low level - the normal trade-off between detailed resolution and aliasing inherent in the use of an optical 'phase plate' anti-aliasing filter is gone since this camera dispenses with optical filtering and digitally filters instead from the high resolution sensor. No more gaps in guitar strings as was so evident on video shot on the Cannon 5D MkII !
The advantages of shooting in 4k 8-bit on the GH5 over shooting with the GH2 are enormous. Image quality is hugely better, and the in-camera stabiiiser works fantastically well on all my manual lenses. Where previously I stuck to ISO 320, and started to just see noise on higher settings, I can now use ISO 800 or higher routinely, and today I used higher ISO settings in an experiment shooting ants with extension tubes on a 35mm manual lens set to F/16 (needed for depth of focus in macro photography) with great results (each Jet-Black ant half fills the screen)..
The viewfinder on the GH5 is superb; the clarity took me by surprise, and even with glasses on (which I prefer to adjusting the eyepiece as I am more comfortable being able to view the scene directly too) I can easily see the full image with no distortion; whereas on the GH2 the field of view was restricted and moving the eye position led to image distortion in the eyepiece. I do find that I keep accidentally pressing a button under my thumb which changes the viewfinder between brief, full info, and a horizontal line sort of spirit level check, which caused me confusion at first. (This may be because I am double jointed and my thumb joint presses against the camera when I hold it.) I have a lot of MFT lenses, and I have just tried my Voigtlander Nokton F0.95 25mm which I love for shallow focus effect. It works great, with the in-camera stabilisation working well, despite this being a manual lens, and the focus is made easy by the super viewfinder and focus peaking aid which comes into operation automatically (unless you turn it off) as soon as you use manual focus.. I have set the 'focal length' in the menu to 25mm and note that when I remove the lens and put another in a message appears saying 'focal length 25mm, do you want to change this?'
I'm pleased to find that there is a menu setting for audio gain (adjustable in 1dB steps) which I have set to -12dB to avoid overloading and for audio limiting (which I have turned off as I hate it). I recommend this setting for normal use - sensitivity is still adequate for normal levels.I have now measured the audio performance with a view to designing a Lindos line-level interface to use with professional line-level audio feeds such as from a professional mic pre-amp. Lindos Electronics sells a range of adaptors designed by me for various top cameras such as the GH2, Cannon 5DMkll etc.which provide line level input with passive bass compensation for each camera, allowing excellent results to be achieved with simple in-camera recording. This is easier to edit than when using separate audio recording, though I sometimes do this too, with a line level feed to the camera from a mixer or Tascam 8-track recorder output via the adaptor. A professional audio adaptor with XLR connectors and phantom power is available of course for the GH5, but this might be overkill for some users, and adds to the bulk.
The tests reveal that the basic in-camera audio is significantly better than on the GH2. Gone is the annoying 2.5mm mic jack, replaced by a 3.5mm one as on most cameras, and gone is the HF processor noise which tended to get into the mic lead through some sort of ground problem. The noise sounds pure white, without trace of processor beating, though it is at a level some 10dB above best 16-bit performance (such as CD quality). Automatic gain reductions still seems to kick in above max level, as it did in the GH4 (independently of the fact that the limiter is off), but whereas on the GH2 it kicked in below full scale on the meter, it now only operates to keep the level constant above full scale, giving an extras 6dB or more of usable dynamic range. Take a look at the online Lindos Electronics demo videos to see what surprisingly good sound is possible on the GH2 when properly done from good mics; on the GH5 we can expect even better.
I'm one of those people who would like video cameras to be simpler - many of the menu options and facilities are gimmicks as far as I am concerned and like most users of professional video cameras I often just want manual focus, and manual shutter and aperture settings without all the fancy things that just add to the risk of the camera getting accidentally put into a confusing state prior to shooting. However, I do value auto-focus on single-shot mode when using an auto lens, as it can be difficult to achieve precise focus to 4k standards manually and am pleased to see that when in AFS mode it is possible to use single shot auto-focus while shooting without stopping the recording. This works reliably on static scenes, but less reliably when there is fast motion, and this has been the main criticism of this camera by other reviewers (I note that the firmware upgrade now available for purchase claims to improve autofocus). In manual mode two thumbwheels function to change aperture (back thumbwheel by default) and shutter speed (top thumbwhelel by default) which is very convenient on the auto lenses - I love it.
I recommend the Panasonic 12 - 35mm F/2.8 zoom for general use (and it's longer partner), if you want a really good lens that can be used for shallow focus effects. The cheaper zooms reduce aperture from 3.5 to 5.6 as you zoom which is a nuisance for video. The Leica zooms may attract some people because of the name, but it seems they are no longer German made, and Panasonic may have overtaken them with their own lens production facilities. Micro Four Thirds lenses need to be ground to greater precision than bigger lenses, because the resolution required at the sensor is greater; so they are specialist items made to finer limits than many bigger professional lenses. Just because they are lighter (which is great) and have less glass doesn't make them cheaper! One niggle with the Panasonic zoom is that manual focus is too fine, with 'slippage'; in other words, if you turn the lens back from optimum focus to check then you may have to turn it twice as far the other way to get back to optimum focus - and there can be no calibrated distances around the lens. I also have a pair of Tamron (Nikon fit with adapter) zooms that I have adapted by wedging the aperture lever to fully open (f2.8 fixed), and these have proper manual focus without slippage, although the fixed aperture is not ideal.
All in all, an absolutely amazing camera. I sat three feet away from my new LG OLED65C6V 4k 65 inch screen (arguably the best screen available) last night, looking at the 4k 8-bit video I had shot, and decided I could not fault it, the sharpness left nothing to be desired even with such close viewing. I have been using three GH2's for several years for studio shooting of things like music videos, with quad-split editing in the Avid. I find it useful to keep one of them in my Steadycam Merlin, balanced and ready for use (otherwise once you take the camera off and put it back it takes a while to balance properly). I've just bought another GH5 to keep in the Steadycam, and may end up getting a third!
I've yet to even try stills, but expect to be able to do indoor shots much more easily for two reasons. Not only can I use higher ISO without running into noise, making higher shutter speeds possible, but the in-camera stabilisation should make camera movement a lot less important for a given shutter speed. I like to take stills from video, as a way of capturing the perfect expression rather than clicking and hoping; but with HD such stills were always a bit limited in sharpness. With 4k we get the possibility of extracting much better stills from video (with 8Mpixel resolution instead of 2Mpx). If 8k video becomes common (32Mpix frames) then stills and video will merge, at pretty much the highest resolution attainable from the best 'normal' cameras and lenses; an interesting thought.
Another major flaw on the GH5 is the horrendous auto-focus. It is bad, like really bad and it gets worse the darker the scene gets. When I mount it on my gimbal, I have keep it on manual focus at all times to keep the camera from hunting every second. Fortunately Panasonic did a great job with focus peaking on the GH5 - it is incredibly accurate. I guess I am just so spoiled and so used to the amazing auto focus that Canon and Sony cameras provide that, that feature became a crutch I leaned on too much (they are that good) and just disappointed that Panasonic engineers could not figure out a competent enough Auto-Focus system to put on this otherwise amazing camera.
The dynamic range on this camera is pretty limited too even with V-Log. Highlights clip at 80 IRE versus say a Sony A6300 S-Log clipping at 107 IRE. Despite the flaws, this remains my go to camera for most scenes.
It came with the 12-60mm lens which works well with the GH5, built in stabilization etc but it's not great for video.
The lack of a fixed aperture always puts me off and i don't like lenses with a focus ring that can spin continuously.
For photography i assume it's great but that's not my thing.
The GH5 has a great feet to it, it's easy to understand and transition from other cameras to it. There's lots of info online about it and it can be set up in a minute.
The footage is excellent, I don't shoot 4K but it shoots 4k very well.
The 1080 is sharp and detailed.
If you're after a dslr style camera for video, it's this, the sony a7s or canon 5D. If you have micro 4/3 lenses already or a metabones for your existing glass, this won't let you down.
The screen is fantastic - can be moved up down, swivelled, selfie mode. Touchscreen so can touch to focus.
EVF has amazing clarity.
Built in mic does the job but a Rode will be even better.
Only thing is low light performance could be better, but you need adequate lighting in any case when using any camera. If this an issue for you they go with a Sony A7s mk2. But that has a rubbish interface and screen.
Pros: build, pic quality, 4k video performance, no limit recording, dual SD card slots, water/weather sealed. Good battery life, fantastic screen, takes good pictures
Cons : low light performance could be better
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