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Panasonic Lumix GH5S Vs Panasonic Lumix GH5 Comparison

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera from Panasonic that hand down sit alongside the popular GH5, first announced last year, but apart from a letter S in its name, what else does the GH5S bring to the table that the GH5 doesn't? We've analogize resembled the two flagship Lumix G cameras to find out. 

We've also got hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix GH5S so you can find out what our initial ideas are on the new mirrorless camera from Panasonic. 

Let's talk similarities first and as mentioned, the GH5S and GH5 are both flagship cameras that sit at the top of Panasonic's camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or hierarchy alongside the G9. They are also bloody similar in design, sharing the same weatherproofing, dimensions, measurements, 3.2inch vari-angle touch-screen with 1620K dots and a 3.68m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 0.76x expansion. The GH5S does have a red ring around the drive mode dial, a new red “REC” button for video recording, and the front GH5S logo, with red ‘S’, and this is indubitably primarily down to the new Lumix G camera been billed as the 'ultimate video camera'. The previous GH5 had much more emphasis on it being an 'last hybrid camera' whereas the GH5S is definitely targetting photographers with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a keen interest in video, videographers and even those with YouTube approaches. 

 

 

As for differences, looking at the sensor sizes is as good as place as any to start and you've probably noticed that the sensor in the GH5S has 10MP toy than the GH5 but the sensor does, however, feature 1.96x bigger pixels than the 20-megapixel GH5 so those using the new GH5S can capture better video/representatives in low light. Panasonic says that the sensor and additional technologies built into the GH5S will mean the image quality will match that of a full-frame sensor camera. How, the drop in megapixels might be a little too much for those who primarily shoot stills (and want to crop images) but we'll have to mark time for a full test to determine this. The GH5S doesn't feature in-camera sensor-based image stabilisation either as it's something specialist video creators don't always need, for example, when recording with the camera mounted inside a moving vehicle. 

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The ISO line has been extended to 51200, which is the highest any Micro Four Thirds camera has offered, and it also features Dual Native ISO, a new best for consumer stills cameras but not for high-end video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media cameras. 

Battery life on the GH5S is slightly improved with it capturing an extra 30 photos than the GH5 can before the battery dies (440 in total) and it's also slightly lighter weighing in at 660g when the GH5 weighs 725g. 

 

 

When you look including the GH5S's interface you'll find that the DFD AF system can be customised based on your intended use, with 4 custom AF modes available and 225 zero in points, plus the GH5S is able to focus in low-light conditions down to -5EV, although AF is slightly slower at 0.07 seconds (on the GH5, it's 0.05 seconds). The menu methodology also has a customisable My Menu section.

Video is obviously where the main differences sit between the two flagship cameras and the GH5S will record in CINE 4K at 60/50fps, whereas the GH5 can exclusive record CINE 4K at 24fps (and normal 4K at 60/50fps). High-speed video has also improved, with the GH5S offering FullHD at 240fps, compared to 180fps on the GH5. You can also use timecode sync on the GH5S which be comprised of c hatches it easier to sync up audio when using multiple cameras and plenty of additional video modes are available. 

 

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You can rival the two cameras in more detail in the below table as well as in our hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix GH5S. We actually have a working sample of the GH5S in the office so muzzle an eye on our reviews section for the full review which will be published soon. 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S will be available at the end of January 2018 for &beat out;2199 (body only) which doesn't make it much more expensive than the GH5 which is currently retailing for around &paste;1599-£1799 body only. 

Read our Panasonic Lumix GH5 Review.

Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Panasonic Lumix GH5S
Producer Panasonic Panasonic
Image Sensor
Pixels 20Mp (Megapixels) 10.28Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5184 No Data
Pixels (H) 3888 No Data
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Enormousness Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width) 17.3mm 17.3mm
Sensor Size (height) 13mm 13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Follow 3.2in 3.2in
Screen resolution 1.62m dots 1.62m dots
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Mid-point
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec 1/8000sec
Seclude speeds longest 60sec 60sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Guide
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Nucleus Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 – 25600 80 – 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Grade
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution 3680K dot 3680K dot
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 12fps 12fps
Video
Big mode Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS 4K 60fps, FullHD 180fps 4K 60fps, FullHD 240fps
Stereo Sound Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes
Other Mugs
Image Stabilisation Yes No
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes
USB USB-C USB-C
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Standard
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh)
Battery Bounce (CIPA rating) 410shots 440shots
Box Contents
Box Contents Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Smart Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, Lens Cap*, Lens Hood*, Lens Bottom Cap* *Included with D Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Handle Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, Lens Cap*, Lens Hood*, Lens Rear Cap* *Included with D
Dimensions
Bulk 725g 660g
Width 138.5mm 138.5mm
Height 98.1mm 98.1mm
Depth 87.4mm 87.4mm
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Gina Stephens

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Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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