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Review for Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic Lumix GH5 was released in 2014, and it was the very first camera to offer 4K videos with interchangeable mirrorless camera lens. With lots of incredible features, this camera unit can standout against several big brands like Sony, FujiFilms and Olympus etc. This 4K camera can work with 60p and 50p rating whereas audios can be handled with 20.3 megapixel sensor unit that results crisp and clear stills. This camera is easier to handle and the advanced control features make it more suitable for professional applications.

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Complete Review:

Pros:

  • Video specifications are incredible.
  • It offers bright as well as large EVF.
  • Touch screen type interface.
  • Sturdy design with highly durable material.
  • This camera unit offers snappy performance.

Cons:

  • Its image quality needs little improvement.
  • he ISO range can be expanded to increase performance.

Design:

The overall dimension of GH5 is 98.1x87.4x138.5mm whereas maximum weight goes up to 725grams. The most amazing thing to know about this camera is its weatherproof body. You will find GH5 larger as compared to its predecessor GH4; although, few buttons are added to this new design but still it appears much like the older version. On the rear side of this camera unit, you will find a control toggle unit that is located beside autofocus selector button. The aesthetics for GH5 are well adjusted to give it a natural look; you will find its white balance, exposure compensation and ISO buttons on top portion of the camera. Five different function buttons are on bottom side that can be customized by user to improve control ability. This camera unit also features a large OLED type viewfinder along with a 3.2 inch vari-angle LCD screen.

Performance:

Auto Focus:

Panasonic Lumix GH5 comes with 225 point auto focus mechanism that means images are well adjusted on screen to display crisp details. This high end auto focus system assists in better tracking of moving objects when single AF is used with pin point selection then it can zoom scenes up to 100% scale over rear screen. If we talk about the variable lighting conditions then GH5 will be observed to decay its performance. Generally, the super bright focus point ability of autofocus gets decayed. But still, if we consider the overall autofocus performance then it will be reported to be efficient and fast enough.

Image Quality:

Image quality of Lumix GH5 is improved with its 20 megapixel advanced micro four thirds sensor unit. It is equipped with new Venus type image processing engine and the 5 axis stabilizer assists in higher image stabilization. The lens system used for GH5 is f/2.8, 12.35 mm that improves its image quality as compared to predecessors. The ISO sensitivity is four figure type that works better for noise reduction and it also assists for moving images. Lumix GH5 is also features 6K photos but they use to heavyweighted enough and demand huge space in storage system whereas the processing time requirement is also much higher. You need to buy faster SD card to store these stills, best recommendation is class 10 card. With this 6k capture ability, workflow of this camera gets much improved.

Video Quality:

GH5 offers excellent performance for videography where 4K recording can be initiated at 60fps rating. Another frame rate setting for 4K recording is 30fps; not that for 60fps setting you will be able to access 8 bit, 4:2:0 setting internally whereas for 30fps rating it handles 10 bit with 4:2:2 ratio. Few other professional features include Zebra lines, Focus Peaking, Color Bars, Time Stamp, Luminance Level and Time Code. It never causes pixel binning so you can avail great details for all capture videos. The firmware upgrade for GH5 also provides access to hybrid log gamma ability that is a new feature for Hugh Dynamic Range. This camera unit appears best option for broadcasters. You can also switch to 1080p resolution level that works with 180fps rating; this feature is best for those who are more interested to capture slow motion videos. The electronic stabilizer mode offers much improved results for all lens types.

Key Features:

  • This camera is equipped with UHS-II SD Slots, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • 12fps rating is suitable for continuous shooting and its ISO range goes up to 25600.
  • Comes with advanced DFD AF system that assists in 4K and 6K photos.
  • 3.2 inch 1.62m Dot Free Angle type Touchscreen.
  • 0.76x3.68m advanced Dot OLEF Viewfinder.
  • It possesses 5 axis stabilization sensor.
  • 10 Bit crisp 4K videos can be recorded with 24/30p setting.
  • Venus Engine Image Processor.
  • 4K videos can be captured without cropping.
  • Equipped with digital live MOS sensor 20.3 MP.

Conclusion:

GH5 camera has lots of incredible features and its performance is much improved as compared to its predecessor GH4. If we talk about its video performance then it provides professional quality results for both 4K-60fps and 4K-30fps settings. The 5 axis type stabilization ability leads to highly stable recording that is the major reason behind its popularity. You can think to buy this advanced camera for your full resolution shooting needs where several modes can offer variable results to assist you in different applications.

Nov 23,2017 14:11 pm
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