Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S (Body) Black

MPN: DC-GH5SE-K  |  EAN: 5025232873937  |  Model: Lumix DC-GH5S

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S (Body) Black - DC-GH5SE-K Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Time-lapse Videos
Very Good
4K Videos
Very Good
High FPS Videos
Very Good
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Live Streaming
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Sports Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Home Videos
Very Good
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Slow Motion Videos
Landscape Photography
Very Good
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Cute & Pretty Looks
Fun & Funky Looks
Professional Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good
High Speed Cable Connectivity
Very Good
Camera Body Only
Just Right

Kind of Camera

By picking a Mirror-less camera, you'll be getting yourself a device that matches the capability of a DSLR while sporting a slightly smaller form factor. This is due the absence of the mirror and prism that drives the optical viewfinder of a typical DSLR.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Panasonic device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the Lumix DC-GH5S is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 225  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S will satisfy your needs..


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Panasonic provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (17.3 x 13 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

Ultra High Definition - you'll be able to capture immersive and highly detailed footage with this camera's 4K capability.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Panasonic's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the Lumix DC-GH5S is an easy recommendation for this.

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

The thrilling action of sports is filled with magical moments that shouldn't be missed. Which is why by taking the Lumix DC-GH5S for those games, you'll have a camera that can effectively track subjects in frame while they are in motion.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S for aquatic photos is a treat.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the Lumix DC-GH5S is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 17.3 x 13 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.

Other considerations

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.

The outdoors can get quite sandy depending on the environment you'll be taking pictures in. Which is why a camera like this is what you'll need as its been fully certified as dust-proof.


When you want to stand out from the crowd, the Lumix DC-GH5S uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.

It comes in an unconventional package that stands out from the typical greys and blacks that are common with such devices.

This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the Lumix DC-GH5S is a safe bet.

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Product Description

Are you a filmmaker in need of a robust, compact and durable camera? The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has been designed around all your professional needs. Fitted with a 10.28MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, the Lumix DC-GH5S is able to deliver movies in a dazzling 4K resolution at an astonishing rate of 120 frames per second for ultra smooth footage. At the same time, you never have to miss a still moment thanks to the 4K photo modes that let you capture 8MP photographs at up to 60 frames per second. This hard-working combination also features a continuous shooting rate of 12 fps with single-shot AF, or up to 8 fps with continuous autofocus. When you find yourself shooting in environments with tricky lighting conditions, you'll appreciate the superb native sensitivity range that affords a maximum ISO of 204800. Elsewhere, the seamless Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity offers instant photo and video sharing, as well as remote control from your connected smartphone.

Technical Specifications

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S (Body) Black - DC-GH5SE-K Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type MILC Body
Dustproof Yes
Freezeproof Yes
Operating Temperature (T-T) -10 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Splash Proof Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Camera File System DCF, Exif, RAW
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Languages Support Multi
Photo Effects Art, Retro, Toy,
Playback Modes Normal, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Zoom (max) 16 x
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Portrait
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Shooting Modes Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Metering Modes Wireless triggering
Flash Modes Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/250 s
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 225
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 80, 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 12800, 25600, 51200, 102400
ISO Sensitivity (max) 204800
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Type Electronic, Mechanical
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/16000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60 s
4K Video Capable Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type 4K Ultra HD
Live stream capable 1
Max FPS @4K 60
Maximum Video Resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 120 fps
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC, LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Stereo
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone In Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 4 x
Lens Mount Interface Micro Four Thirds
Compatible Memory Cards SD
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Aspect Ratio 3:2
Display Diagonal 3.2
Display Diagonal (metric) 8 cm
Display Resolution (numeric) 1620000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Flip-out Screen Yes
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -4 - 3
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 1.52 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 x 13 mm
Megapixel 10.28 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type Live MOS
Total Megapixels 11.93 MP
Technical Details
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Image Editing Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector Type Full-size
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
High Speed Port present Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C Ports Quantity 1
USB Connector USB Type-C
USB Port Yes
USB Version 3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)
Battery Capacity 1860 mAh
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source Type Battery
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 87.4 mm
Height 98.1 mm
Weight 580 g
Weight (including Battery) 660 g
Width 138.5 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 3680x2760(L) / 2592x1944(M) / 1824x1368(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) 3840x2560(L) / 2736x1824(M) / 1920x1280(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) 4016x2256(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)2752x2752(L) / 1936x1936(M) / 1360x1360(S) / 2880x2880(4K
Memory Slots 2
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 10 - 80 %