Best Panasonic Lumix GH5S Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021:

Designed for videographers, the GH5s is a variation of the GH5 intended for a niche market and specially designed to increase sensitivity to ISO 204 800. We rely here on the test of our colleagues from Focus Numérique that we invite you to read in full to discover the device’s performance, photo image quality, but above all video mode, at the heart of their test.

Best Panasonic Lumix GH5S Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021

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5. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera International Version. Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH + 128GB Class 10 Memory Card Bundle

Reactivity

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a very pleasant case to use, but also reactive in most situations. Supported by DFD ( Depth From Defocus ) technology, the hybrid inherits the module already integrated in the  G9 and GH5 , namely a system with 255 points, offering the possibility of activating face recognition and subject tracking

Image quality

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is equipped with a 4/3 ”10.7 Mpx sensor, against 20.3 Mpx for the GH5 . We were curious to observe the behavior of a 10 Mpx sensor in photo in 2018 and it must be admitted that we are a little disappointed by the delivery of the GH5s in this area. The housing delivers a beautiful image quality between 100 and 400 ISO. However, granulation is already perceptible at ISO 800 and logically increases with the increase in ISO sensitivity. ISO 1600 images are still clean, but this sensitivity can be easily achieved with 20 MP 4/3 ”sensors. Here we can climb to 3,200 or even 6,400 ISO, which is 1 EV more than with other 4/3 ”sensors. Beyond this, electronic noise is essential and images are more difficult to exploit.

With this 10.7 MP sensor only, the GH5s really plays in a different category than most current cameras, whose sensors now exceed 20 MP in most cases. The results are clear: even at ISO 3200, the GH5s is undermined by the other boxes which provide better precision and a finer grain, therefore more pleasant.

Video

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S video mode is actually the heart of this case. Its specific functionalities, such as the Timecode connector, the adjustment of the zebras, the different preinstalled calibration modes, the recording in “true” 4K (4096 x 2160 px) 60p 4: 2: 0 8 bits and the possibility to climb up to ISO 204 800 is particularly distinctive. On the Lumix GH5 “basic”, only 24p recording is available in this definition and you have to be content with Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160 px) to climb to 60p. Finally, in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 px), the GH5s climbs to 240p, against 180p on the GH5.

The rise in ISO does not have much influence on the level of video noise, processed strongly by the camera. The gain is still visible compared to the GH5 (see comparison in the ISO rise of Focus Numérique ). If the two Micro 4/3 are neck and neck up to ISO 800, the better management of electronic noise of the GH5s is easily noticeable at ISO 1600 and beyond, especially in the rendering of blacks which is less teeming: a beautiful performance. The GH5s therefore gains a good diaphragm compared to its predecessor

Finally, the GH5s does not bring any real innovations to the autofocus which remains quite effective in 255 zone mode. But behind compared to the competition, in particular that of Canon with the Dual Pixel AF. Unlike GH5, GH5s is also devoid of mechanical stabilization.

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