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Low-Light Performance

The Panasonic GH5S has been designed with low-light performance in mind. It's the first mirrorless camera to shoot Cinema 4K footage with a resolution of 4096x2160 at 60fps. The 10.2-megapixel sensor has been optimised for enhanced light sensitivity and features dual native ISO settings of 400 and 2500. V-Log colour profile is pre-installed, allowing you to capture a wide dynamic range for colour grading flexibility. Plus, you can record Full HD footage at 240fps for ultra-slow-motion video.

High Sensitivity 10.2 Megapixel Image Sensor

Inside the GH5S is an all-new 10.2-megapixl MOS sensor that has been developed for enhanced versatility in a range of lighting conditions. The sensor uses a unique Dual Native ISO function to deliver precision autofocus in situations as dark as -5EV that allow you to capture stills and video with dramatically reduced noise.

Dual Native ISO Settings

A feature first seen in Panasonics high-end cinema cameras, Dual Native ISO uses two separate analogue circuits on the sensor that connect to two different gain amps. This allows the GH5S to produce clean footage at ISO 400 but also at a much higher ISO 2500 setting. This versatile design makes it a very practical camera that can perform well in a wide range of lighting conditions.

DCI 4K 60fps and 240fps Full HD Video

A first for mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic GH5S shoots Cinema 4K at a frame rate of 60fps which, combined with the ability to shoot 10x slower footage in Full HD at 240fps, means the GH5S can capture quick moving subjects in stunning slow-motion. The camera can record 400mbps 4K 4:2:2 10-Bit All-Intra video as well as 200mbps Full HD All-Intra video and has an unlimited recording time that is only restricted by battery life and SD card capacity.

Multi Aspect Ratio Sensor

Another unique feature of the GH5S is the ability to modify the aspect ratio of a shot without affecting the angle of view. This allows you to capture your choice of ratios like 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 without sacrificing any of your focal length. This function is available for stills, and works in the 4K, C4K video and anamorphic modes.

10-Bit 4:2:2 Live Output and Simultaneous Internal Recording

Fully equipped to shoot pro-video the camera can output a 10-Bit real-time signal with 4:2:2 sampling to an external monitor or recorder, while at the same time recording in camera. The 10-Bit colour option captures four times the tonality of 8-bit footage for more accurate grading, improved green screen performance and the ability to capture subtle colour graduations during sunset and sunrise without the risk of banding.

Included V-Log Colour Profile and Hybrid Log Gamma

Panasonic's V-Log profile is a highly regarded logarithmic gamma curve that enables you to capture a flat image with the best dynamic range to achieve a range of colour grading options in post-production. The camera also supports a LUT function that assists with exposure and displays a preview of what graded footage should look like. The HLG or Hybrid Log Gamma mode is ideal for fast-paced workflows where dynamic range is still important but colour grading is not an option.

3.2-inch Touch Tilt-Screen and 3680K-dot EVF

Designed so you can easily compose your scene from any angle, the fully articulating 3.2-inch LCD screen delivers excellent visibility with touch functionality. The large 3680K-dot OLED viewfinder has a massive 0.76x magnification and an ultra-fast 120fps refresh rate with minimal lag that allows you to easily track quick moving subjects.

Night Mode and 20x MF Assist

Both the EVF and rear LCD offer a night mode that protects dilated pupils while shooting in dark environments by switching to a red-cast display. Combined with an impressive 20x MF assist function this makes it an excellent camera for astrophotography and extreme low-light shooting. There is even a Live View Boost function to assist in extreme low-light composition that brightens the display by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain.

4K Photo Mode

With the ultra-fast 60fps frame rate the camera can capture high resolution 4K footage and then extract each frame as an 8-megapixel image. This essentially allows you to capture 60 shots in a second to ensure you get that exact decisive moment with a fast-moving subject.

Fast DFD Autofocus and 14-Bit RAW Burst Shooting

The GH5S makes use of Panasonic's DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology to deliver fast and accurate autofocus performance with a maximum AF-C burst rate of 8fps and a AF-S rate of 12fps. The camera quickly compares two images to instantly evaluate the sharpness of the shot and identify the subject's direction to effectively track movement. The camera also supports shooting in a 14-bit RAW format that provides 64 times the colour information of a 12-Bit RAW file.

Dual UHS- II SD Card Slots

Dual SD slots that support UHS-II and V60/V90 speed cards can be setup to act as an instant backup in simultaneous mode or in relay mode that overflows from one card to the next, allowing you to hot swap a full card with a fresh one for potentially endless recording. The camera can also be configured in the backup mode that records continuously on one card, while you start and stop recording on the other to assist with your editing workflow.

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity

Expand your control with lightning fast 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity combined with Bluetooth v4.2 BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) compatibility that enables the camera to remain connected to your smart device for remote triggering, preview and playback.

Versatile Professional Functionality

Designed for professional shooters, the GH5S is packed full of functions and features that make it an absolute workhorse like time code IN/OUT terminals for synchronisation with external devices and cameras, line input audio support, waveform monitor displays and vectorscopes as well as an integrated anamorphic de-squeeze mode. The camera also supports PAL, NTSC, and CINEMA frequencies and can display the shutter speed as shutter angle for operators.

All Weather Construction

The Panasonic GH5 S camera boasts a professional build quality with a weather-proof construction that makes sure it can keep up with even the most demanding shooters. It is freeze-proof to -10°C and boasts a splash and dustproof design with weather sealing on every joint, dial and button. A rugged magnesium body allows the camera to be lightweight and portable while at the same time ensuring that it is robust and reliable in any environment.

Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 11.93 Megapixel
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel (3680 x 2760)
Image Sensor
17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
1/16000 to 1/24 Second in Movie Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity
160 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 80 to 204,800)
160 to 51,200
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 18 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames (Raw) / 600 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 7 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 6 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 5 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 2 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Interval Recording
2/10-Second Delay
Image Sizes
3680 x 2760
2592 x 1944
1824 x 1368
3840 x 2760
2736 x 1824
1920 x 1280
4016 x 2256
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
2752 x 2752
1936 x 1936
1360 x 1360
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
Bit Depth
Internal Recording Modes
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [72 Mb/s]
MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [20 to 100 Mb/s]
MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
12-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3680 x 2760 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Broadcast Output
Built-In Microphone Type
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card Slot
Video I/O
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
1 x PC Sync Socket Output
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Size
1,620,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Built-In Electronic
3,686,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Approx. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity
-5 to +18 EV
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
External Flash Connection
PC Terminal
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
Battery Type
1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
1 x
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
13.85 x 9.81 x 8.74 cm
0.66 Kg (With Battery, Recording Media)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Panasonic GH5S
  • Battery Pack (BLF-19E)
  • Battery Charger
  • AC cable
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Eye Cup
  • Flash Synchro Socket Cap
  • Cover for the Battery Grip Connector
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cable Holder
  • BNC Converter Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5* year Australian warranty

from Panasonic Australia

*Available with free registration at within 120 days of purchase.


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.