DC-GH5

4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera

Product Code: PAN-DCGH5EB-K

Suggested Retail Price £1,417+VAT

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The GH5 is a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera that is capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video. It also features '6K PHOTO' which extracts approx.18-megapixel still images from ultra high-quality video with approx. 9 times the pixel count of Full-HD.

  • 4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
  • Professional photo and 4K video performance in a durable magnesium alloy body
  • 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter.
  • 4K Video: Internal recording at 4K60/50p (4:2:0 8bit) & 4K30/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit).
  • Variable Video Frame Rates 4K: Max. 60fps & FHD: Max. 180fps.
  • 5-Axis Photo/Video Dual I.S. 2.0 up to 5 stops with compatible LUMIX MFT lenses, plus in-body stabilization support for classic non-O.I.S lenses.
  • Fast and accurate focusing utilizing LUMIX 480 fps DFD focusing system and Venus Engine 10
  • Full size (Type A) HDMI terminal with cable lock included & twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 Compatible).
  • 3.5mm mic & headphone terminals - optional DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor.
  • Eye viewfinder 3680k-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x.
  • V-LogL recording with (Optional) DMW-SFU1 paid upgrade

Warranty

Warranty information available here

Digital Live MOS sensor delivers the ultimate in LUMIX image quality. World's first 4K/60P video recording (*For a compact system camera as of 4 January 2017) 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.

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 ultimate picture quality in the history of LUMIX G digital cameras. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture the sharpest ever imagery with high dynamic range and artefact free. The LUMIX GH5 is a camera of beauty created by you and crafted by Panasonic engineering.

Splash/Dust/Freezeproof Rugged Design

The LUMIX GH5 is built like a tank 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 die-cast armor frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you can.

High Durability Shutter Unit

The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release (Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination). Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving 'spur-of-the-moment' shots but when used with fast aperture lenses - even outdoors - it gives impressive de-focus.

20.3MP Pixels

The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor to achieve incredible picture. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artefact free.

Venus Engine Processor

The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 produces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast.

4K 60p/50p Video

The LUMIX GH5 records silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video. 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 also be achieved as the LUMIX GH5 features pixel for pixel, no sensor cropping recording. There's also no recording duration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in all record settings.

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. And 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 color and grading fidelity with over a billion colors and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.

Control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.

VFR (Variable Frame Rate)

The VFR lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion or unique quick motion in 4K (60fps max.2.5x slower) or Full HD (180fps max.7.5x slower) quality, such as 180 fps / 7.5x (In full HD, 24p playback).

Rack Focus Transition

The Focus Transition function automatically shifts the focus point at a constant speed for precise in-focus to out-focus points - for example background to foreground - to give you an impressive 'rack focus' motion picture effect.

Live Output & Full Size HDMI

The LUMIX GH5 is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output to an external monitor or recorder via an optional HDMI cable (full size Type A), while simultaneously providing an internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording (4K 60p/50p is output only). It is suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high quality recording to external codec devices (such as Pro Res).

6K 30fps / 4K 60 fps PHOTO Burst

Shoot with unlimited burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The new 6K PHOTO* mode at 30fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a stunning ~18-megapixel high-resolution. The Ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60fps freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional DSLR cameras. The LUMIX GH5 truly does make moments unmissable.

* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.

Post Focus - Shoot now, Focus Later

This fantastic Post Focus function gives you the power to focus after you've taken the shot! Simply capture the scene, review the image and touch the part of the photo you'd like pin sharp. Set and save. It's simple, stunning and all this advanced processing happens inside the camera.

Focus Stacking - Adjust The Focus Area After Shooting

The Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus area after shooting by blending multiple images taken at different focus distances to create an amazing image depth of field. You can make your images with exactly the kind of de-focus you want or pan-focus the image by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is brilliantly useful when shooting with fast apertures, close ups or macro photography.

DFD 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 ((In AFS, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA)) 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.

225 Focus Points Plus Selective AF

A Joystick Controller on the back of the LUMIX GH5 is used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area overlay.

225-Area AF

The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (LUMIX GH4) to 225 points for more flexible composition.

Custom Multi AF

The Custom Multi AF mode allows you to freely select an array of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.

AF Zone Selectable

The focus area group size and position can be customized for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.

AF Customize

With more customized AF settings, it is now possible to adjust AF directionality depending on the shooting scene.

Joystick Control

The LUMIX GH5 offers you more intuitive control with the addition of a joystick over the conventional front /rear dials operation. A dedicated button allows direct reach to exposure compensation, white balance adjustment or ISO setting and a maximum of 5 settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons. All these components are designed to be operated easily and without taking your eyes away from the viewfinder.

5-Axis Dual I.S. Eliminates Blur

5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser) 2 (5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that are compatible with it. Firmware update of the lens is also required.) intelligent compensation enables up to 5-stops of slower shutter speeds even through telephoto lenses. The LUMIX GH5 nearly eliminates shake in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end (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.]). 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.

Professional Versatility

A plethora of video formats and bit rates prepare the LUMIX GH5 for use in a wide range of professional applications such as web, TV, DVD/Blu Ray and digital cinema production. You can select from four recording formats such as AVCHD and MP4 for playback ease, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for professional editing ease.

The LUMIX GH5 is worldwide compatible as the system frequency can be selected from 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA).

Dual SD Card Slots

Dual SD card slots increase recording capacity and file arrangement efficiency. The dual SD card slots allow you to record in relay, backup, and simultaneous modes. Relay allows you to swap a full card out for an empty card so you can record virtually endlessly. The backup mode allows you to record continuously on one card, while you start and stop recording on the other card. Simultaneous record duplicates your recording on both cards.

Large OLED LVF (3,680k-dot)

The high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder matches up to exactly how you intended to see the image 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 glasses.

Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi® 5GHz

The Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) enables full-time connection between camera and smartphone with low energy consumption. After shooting, it automatically switches to Wi-Fi connection, transferring data to your smartphone. The Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) is incredibly fast. You can use Panasonic's Lumix Image App for Android / iOS to control shutter and other settings, plus, video record Start / Stop without physically touching the camera!

Panasonic DC-GH5S
DC-GH5S

4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body with 10.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor

Panasonic DMW-XLR1
DMW-XLR1

XLR Microphone Adapter for DC-GH5

Panasonic RP-SDZA128AK
RP-SDZA128AK

128GB SD Card Class V90

Panasonic GH5 Battery Grip
GH5 Battery Grip

Battery Grip for DC-GH5

Panasonic DMW-MS2E
DMW-MS2E

Stereo Shotgun Microphone for DC-GH5/S & DMC-GH4

Panasonic RP-SDZA64GAK
RP-SDZA64GAK

64GB SD Card Class V90

Panasonic DMW-BLF19E
DMW-BLF19E

Battery for GH3/4/5

Audio

Panasonic DMW-MS2E
Panasonic DMW-MS2E

Stereo Shotgun Microphone for DC-GH5/S & DMC-GH4

Panasonic DMW-XLR1
Panasonic DMW-XLR1

XLR Microphone Adapter for DC-GH5

Bags and Cases

Manfrotto 191N Pro Light Camcorder Case
Manfrotto 191N Pro Light Camcorder Case

Pro Light Camcorder Case 191N for PXW-FS5,XF205,HDV,VDSLR

Manfrotto Pro Light backpack RedBee-310
Manfrotto Pro Light backpack RedBee-310

Backpack for DSLR/camcorder - 22L

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-50

Carry-on camera Roller Bag for DSLRs

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-55
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Air-55

Carry-on camera roller bag for DSLRs and camcorders

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Spin-55
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Spin-55

Carry-on Camera Roller Bag for DSLRs and premium CSCs (Compact System Camera)

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Switch-55
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Switch-55

Carry-on camera roller bag for DSLRs and camcorders

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 HighLid
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 HighLid

HighLid carry-on camera roller bag

Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 LowLid
Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader Tough-55 LowLid

LowLid carry-on camera roller bag

Manfrotto PV-410 Pro Light camera backpack
Manfrotto PV-410 Pro Light camera backpack

Pro Light camera backpack PV-410, camcorder/VDSLR

Manfrotto PV-610 Pro Light camera backpack
Manfrotto PV-610 Pro Light camera backpack

Pro Light camera backpack PV-610, camcorder/VDSLR

Batteries and Power Supplies

Core SWX Coiled P-tap for GH3 / GH4 / GH5 and XLR
Core SWX Coiled P-tap for GH3 / GH4 / GH5 and XLR

Coiled Powertap Cable to GH5 / GH4 / GH3 Battery block as well as 4-pin XLR for YAGH Module, ptap regulated 18" extends to 48"

Core SWX Coiled P-tap to XLR
Core SWX Coiled P-tap to XLR

Coiled Powertap Cable to 4-Pin XLR Female, ptap unregulated 18" extends to 48"

Core SWX PB-EDGE Cable for Panasonic GH
Core SWX PB-EDGE Cable for Panasonic GH

6″ cable to power a Panasonic GH3/GH4/GH5/GH5s with Powerbase EDGE

Core SWX PB-EDGE for Panasonic GH4/GH5
Core SWX PB-EDGE for Panasonic GH4/GH5

Small Form Cine V-Mount Battery Pack 49wh, 14.8v with Panasonic GH3/4/5/5S Battery Cable

Core SWX PB70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3 / GH4 / GH5
Core SWX PB70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3 / GH4 / GH5

PowerBase 70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3/GH4/GH5 12"

Core SWX PB70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3 / GH4 / GH5 - 24
Core SWX PB70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3 / GH4 / GH5 - 24"

PowerBase 70 for Panasonic Lumix GH3/GH4/GH5 24"

Core SWX Powertap to XLR Cable
Core SWX Powertap to XLR Cable

PowerTap Male to 4-pin XLR Female 28″

Core SWX Regulator Block for GH3 / GH4 / GH5
Core SWX Regulator Block for GH3 / GH4 / GH5

Regulator Block for PowerBase 70; Panasonic GH3 | GH4 | GH5

Core SWX Regulator Block for GH3 / GH4 / GH5 - 24
Core SWX Regulator Block for GH3 / GH4 / GH5 - 24"

Regulator Block for PowerBase 70; Panasonic GH3 | GH4 | GH5 24" Cable

Panasonic DMW-BLF19E
Panasonic DMW-BLF19E

Battery for GH3/4/5

Camcorders and Camera Heads

Panasonic GH5 Battery Grip
Panasonic GH5 Battery Grip

Battery Grip for DC-GH5

Camera Jackets

Manfrotto CRC-17 Pro Light camera element cover
Manfrotto CRC-17 Pro Light camera element cover

Pro Light camera element cover CRC-17 for CSC,GH4/GH5, XC10

Camera Support and Grip

Movcam GH5 Cage
Movcam GH5 Cage

Body Only Panasonic GH5 Cage

Movcam GH5 Cage Kit
Movcam GH5 Cage Kit

Cage Kit for Panasonic DC-GH5

Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Advanced)
Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Advanced)

Unified Advanced Accessory Kit for Panasonic GH5

Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Base)
Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Base)

Unified Base Accessory Kit for Panasonic GH5

Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Pro)
Wooden Camera Panasonic GH5 Unified Accessory Kit (Pro)

Unified Pro Accessory Kit for Panasonic GH5

Wooden Camera Unified DSLR Cage Shoe Pincher Add-on
Wooden Camera Unified DSLR Cage Shoe Pincher Add-on

Provides hot shoe attachment functionality to any of our Unified DSLR Cages

Lenses, Filters and Adapters

Wooden Camera MFT to PL Mount Pro (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)
Wooden Camera MFT to PL Mount Pro (Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC)

Pro MFT to PL Adapter for Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC

Lighting

LEDGO LG-E116C
LEDGO LG-E116C

Bi-Colour LED On Camera Pad Light

Memory Cards

Panasonic RP-SDZA128AK
Panasonic RP-SDZA128AK

128GB SD Card Class V90

Panasonic RP-SDZA64GAK
Panasonic RP-SDZA64GAK

64GB SD Card Class V90

Monopods

Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod 2W
Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod 2W

XPRO Monopod 4 Section 2 Way Head

Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod | Fluid Head
Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod | Fluid Head

XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod with Fluid Head & FLUIDTECH Base

Tripod Accessories

Manfrotto RC Clamp Panasonic LANC
Manfrotto RC Clamp Panasonic LANC

Remote Control LANC compatible with Panasonic, Sony & Canon

Tripod Heads

Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head
Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head

Compact and Lightweight Fluid Video Head

Tripod Kits

Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head | Befree Tripod System
Manfrotto Befree Live Video Head | Befree Tripod System

Befree Live Fluid Head with Befree Aluminium Tripod System

Manfrotto Lightweight Aluminium Tripod | MVH500AH Video Head
Manfrotto Lightweight Aluminium Tripod | MVH500AH Video Head

Lightweight Tripod with Fluid Video Head and Aluminium Legs

Video Monitors

SmallHD FOCUS OLED DMWBLF19 Kit
SmallHD FOCUS OLED DMWBLF19 Kit

Professional grade camera-top monitor that can power your Panasonic mirrorless camera (DMW-BLF19 battery only)

SmallHD FOCUS Panasonic Bundle
SmallHD FOCUS Panasonic Bundle

Professional grade camera-top monitor that can power your Panasonic mirrorless camera

Panasonic tease with the announcement of a new Mystery Cine Camera

To be revealed at Cine Gear Expo (2nd June)

Richard Payne on the GH5 - Behind the Headlines

GH5 - Behind the Headlines  

Panasonic resets cinematographic boundaries with the LUMIX GH5

Panasonic once again pushes photographic and cinematographic boundaries with the LUMIX GH5

Firmware 2.3

  1. Improvement of AF performance
    • AF tracking performance in video recording has been improved.
    • AF speed at 180d (180°) has been improved when displaying the shutter speed in degrees in [SS/Gain Operation]>[ANGLE/ISO].
  2. Improvement of Body I.S.(Image Stabilizer) performance
    • There were cases where peripheral distortion occurred in video recording while walking when used with Panasonic wide zoom lenses (H-F007014, H-E08018). This bug has been fixed.
  3. Improvement of sound recording performance
    • Sound quality has been improved by optimizing the noise reduction performance of internal noise cancelling microphone.
  4. New functions
    • [L.Monochrome D] has been added to Photo Style.
    • [Grain Effect] can be added and adjusted in Photo Style.
    • [Live View Boost] has been added, which makes it easy to check the composition on the monitor in low-light environment.
    • [Night Mode] has been added, which reduces glaring on the screens when recording in low-light environment.
    • Maximum 20x enlarged view is available in [MF Assist].
    • [Focus Ring Lock] has been added to [Custom] menu, which disables focus ring operation to lock the focus.
    • [WB/ISO/Expo. Button] has been added, which enables adjustment of WB/ISO/Exposure only while the exposure compensation button is pressed. This can be set [Custom]>[Operation].
    • [Dial] has been added to [Custom]>[Operation Lock Setting].
    • [Power/Wireless Indicator] has been added in [Setup] menu, which enables turning off the status indicator and wireless connection lamp.
  5. Other improvements
    • [Like 709],[V-LogL*] and [V-LogL View Assist*] in Photo Style can be used in photo shooting.
    • [LUT Monitor Display*] and [LUT HDMI Display*] can be used in playback mode.
      * Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(sold separately) is required.
    • Focus Ring Lock], [E-Stabilization(Video)], [Mic Rec Level Disp.], [Live View Boost],[Night Mode] and [L.Monochrome D] can be assigned to the Fn button that works in recording mode.
    • [LUT Monitor Display*],[LUT HDMI Display*] and [Night Mode] can be assigned to the Fn button that works in playback mode.
      * Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1(sold separately) is required.
    • Vector Scope can be displayed on the screen while adjusting white balance.
    • It is possible to choose images from group display such as burst shots in [RAW Processing] mode.
    • Restarting time from sleep mode has been shortened while using Image App and Bluetooth connection.
      You can choose to shorten the time of remote operation and image transfer or remote shutter control in [Setup]>[Bluetooth]>[Returning from Sleep Mode].
    • Remaining battery status is indicated by 1/4-gauge, indicating approximately 25% per gauge.
    • There were cases where folder name was garbled when connecting wirelessly with Windows10-based PC. This bug has been fixed.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • 1 x DC-GH5
  • 1 x Body Cap
  • 1 x Battery Pack
  • 1 x AC Cable
  • 1 x USB Connection Cable
  • 1 x Cable Holder
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap
  • 1 x Hot Shoe Cover
  • 1 x Eye Cup
  • 1 x Flash Synchro Socket Cap
  • 1 x Cover for the Battery Grip Connector

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Movcam GH5 Cage Kit
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Cage Kit for Panasonic DC-GH5

Manfrotto Lightweight Aluminium Tripod | MVH500AH Video Head
Manfrotto Lightweight Aluminium Tripod | MVH500AH Video Head

Lightweight Tripod with Fluid Video Head and Aluminium Legs

Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod | Fluid Head
Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod | Fluid Head

XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod with Fluid Head & FLUIDTECH Base

Manfrotto PV-410 Pro Light camera backpack
Manfrotto PV-410 Pro Light camera backpack

Pro Light camera backpack PV-410, camcorder/VDSLR

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