Panasonic Lumix GH5 Review 2022 (+ Resources and FAQs)

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In this post, I will share my Opinion and Hands-On Review of the Panasonic Lumix GH5. I will share my honest opinion on whether it is the Best Pocket-Friendly Mirrorless Camera by Panasonic?

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Overview

Panasonic Lumix GH5

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 20.3-Megapixels Digital Live MOS sensor. It combines with Venus Engine Image Processor.

Lumix GH5 is the Most Customizable Camera on the Market.

You get one of the best and fast Autofocus. But, You have to play with settings to get the Best Shots.

The camera can Take Great photos but comes with a Narrow Dynamic Range. For Better Composition, Panasonic introduced Waveform and Vector form directly into the camera.

The camera also supports Excellent in-body Stabilization. Most of the time, you will not even need a gimbal or a tripod. It is that good.

The low light performance is also decent but is limited due to its dynamic range. And the camera is a total beast when it comes to video recording.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 shoots one of the best video quality in the price segment. It can Record 4K Videos at 25 FPS without Crop and Full HD Videos at 60 FPS.

Overall, Lumix GH5 is a No Brainer camera for videographers with Value For Money Features. 

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Key Features

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 4K Video with No Crop
  • Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 24/30p
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K & 4K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 4K Videos
  • 2 SD Card Slots
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • High FPS Photos
  • Great Ergonomics
  • Great Battery Life
  • Fully Articulating Touch Screen
  • Massive Lens Selection 
  • Compact Size

Cons

  • Low Dynamic Range
  • Average Low Light Performance in Photos
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Product Images

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Sample Images

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Photo Quality

You can check out the Photo Quality of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Below.

Sensor 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 comes with a 20.3 Megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor

The Micro Four Thirds Sensor has its own Ups and Downs.

You will not get the Best Low-Light Performance and Depth-Of-Field. Sometimes you might have Grains because of the Small Sensor Size.

Also, The Dynamic Range of GH5 is Average. There is no Low-Pass Filter to Increase the Image Quality of this Camera.

So, what about its Daylight Performance? The Lumix GH5 Performs Excellently in Daylight. You can Fix the Depth-Of-Field Issue with a Wild-Angle Lens.

The Colors are Bright and Vibrant, but the Skin Tones are Flat. GH5 performs Best at its Mid-ISO Range.

In Low Light Situations, the Highlights become more Bloated, and Shadows Become Darker. You will Love the Photos taken with ISO 100 to 1600 ISO.

After ISO 1600, you might start facing some Graining Issues.

The Sensor of this Camera will Perform Excellently if Proper Lighting is used. The Images will be Sharp and Clear in Proper Lighting.

But that does not mean that it can’t Deliver Excellent Quality Photos. All you need is a Proper ISO, and High Noise Reduction turned on.

Processor 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 has a Digital Live MOS Sensor. It has a Newly Developed Venus Engine Processor to help Improve Processing Times.

The Processor can help you in areas like Autofocus, Image Stabilization, etc.

But in this section, I will mainly talk about Noise Reduction, Buffer Size, and Writing Speeds.

The Processor in this camera is one of the Best at this Price Point. It has Excellent Noise Reduction Ability.

Although it will take about 10-15 Seconds to apply Noise Reduction, the results are Excellent.

The Second is the Buffer Size of the Lumix GH5. It has a Buffer Size of 65 Frames during RAW shooting. And Thanks to its Fast Buffer-Cleaning Speeds, you can get to Burst Mode Quickly.

The camera offers you Two UHS-II Speed Card Slots. That is one of the Best Configurations for Cards you can get on the market.

And Speaking of Writing Speeds, the camera can Write a 4K Video at 400Mb/s. That is Decently Fast in the Current Era.

Overall the Processor is Powerful and Can Take Great Pictures. But, most of its Power is Dedicated to Shooting Video than Photos.

AutoFocus 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 comes with Advanced DFD AF System that covers 225 Contrast-Detection Points.

The Autofocus of this Camera was the Most Debated Topic in the Community. Because you have to Choose the Exact Settings for that Scenario to work.

You can not Set One Setting and Expect the Camera to Adjust Accordingly. 

According to the Panasonic official statement, they Recommend Selecting 1-Area AF in 30p or 60p Frame Rate.

Also, if you choose 24p, 1-are AF is Recommended by Panasonic.

If you need Subject Tracking, set the Mode to Responsive(+3).

And if your subject is not moving too much, you can use locked(-3).

But, I Recommend you Sit and Test different Modes Yourself.

So sometimes, Setting up the Autofocus System is the Tricky Part. Once you get hold of it, the Autofocus Works Fast and Accurate.

But one good Feature of this camera is the ability to make your own autofocus points pattern. You are not bound by the preloaded patterns by Panasonic.

You can draw any pattern on the screen and have autofocus points assigned accordingly.

Overall, the Autofocus in Panasonic Lumix GH5 is Decent. You just need to figure out the best settings.

Image Stabilization 

The Image Stabilization of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is Excellent. It offers you a 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization.

You can quickly shoot Without any Gimbal. And Stabilization works for Photos and Videos. It’s an excellent feature for Daily Vloggers.

Overall, GH5’s Stabilization System at its price point is a Great Deal.

Shooting Speed 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 provides you with Different Shooting Speeds in Burst Mode. 

  • First, if you want to Shoot with Full 20.3-Megapixel Resolution Settings, you get up to 12 FPS.
  • Second, you can get up to 30 FPS at 18-Megapixel.
  • And Third, you can get up to 60 FPS at 8-Megapixel.

Also, you get a Buffer Size of about 600 JPEG and 60 Raw Files. As I Told you earlier, the camera Clears the Buffer Very Fast.

So, you can get back to it within a few seconds. You can easily choose from the options and use this camera for event photography.

Exposure

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 does not have a Decent Dynamic Range. As a result, it Becomes Difficult to Use its Whole ISO Range.

You get an ISO range of 200 to 25,600 that can be extended up to ISO 100 to 25,600 for photography.

And, for Videography, you get an ISO Range of 200 to 12,800 that can be extended up to ISO 100 to 12,800.

Also, it has a Metering Range from 0 to 18 EV.

If you are using the camera in a Controlled Environment like a Studio or Home, then it will Perform Excellently.

And it does not have the Best in the Market Low Light Performance in Photos. You will not be able to use the camera in the Lower and the Upper ISO Range.

One more thing Contributing to Exposure is Shutter Speed.

And the Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers you a max shutter speed of 1/16000 to 1/24 Second in Movie Mode.

Overall, you need to be skilled to extract the best photography abilities from this camera.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Video Quality

You can check out the Video Quality of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Below.

4K Video 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 can Record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS Without any Crop. There are No Overheating Issues and a Limit of 30 Minutes.

And, you get to record all this with 10-bit color depth. The camera performs really well in low-light video recording.

The low-light performance of this camera in the video is better than in the photo. You can combine this ability with its top-notch IBIS to get clear and smooth 4k videos.

But, there is one downside to all this power.

Autofocus.

You might miss the focus if your subject moves quickly. Although it rarely happens in the video, I want you to be prepared for it.

Overall, the camera produces clear and stable 4K videos of excellent quality.

Full HD Videos 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 can Record Full HD videos at up to 120 FPS in 8-bit and 60 FPS at 10-bit color depth. And the quality is very sharp and clear.

Your videos will come out smooth with the excellent IBIS. You can also record slow-motion videos in Full HD at a max frame rate of 180 fps.

You are going to love this camera’s video abilities. The trade-off is that you can record slow motion in only 8-bit color depth.

Vlogging 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is Overkill for Vlogging. Generally, you use such Powerful Cameras as an Upgrade. But the Price Point of the Lumix GH5 is Tempting.

And I recommend you to buy it anytime you can use it for Vlogging.

Despite being an old camera, the camera comes with excellent quality IBIS. That is crucial for any type of vlogging.

First, let me tell you about its ease of use.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is lightweight and strongly built. It has weather and dust protection that makes it a Durable Option.

It is small in size and easy to carry when traveling, which leads to convenience.

The layout of the buttons is charming. And the camera is right-hand oriented. Buttons and dials are nicely spread out with proper labeling. And the menu system is well categorized.

And Vloggers can take advantage of its Flip Screen also.

The IBIS of this will help you shoot smooth videos hand-held.

It has decent battery life, so you don’t have to carry extra batteries while shooting vlogs.

The camera can shoot 4K and Full HD videos. It can also shoot slow-motion videos.

Also, The Camera Feels Sturdy in your hands and is excellent in video abilities.

The audio quality of this camera is also at the production level. The Lumix GH5 will also reduce your post-production work for regular videos.

The Pansonic Lumix GH5 is the Best Camera for vloggers or streamers at this price point with these features.

Audio

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 can record production-level audio. The audio recordings are loud and clear.

You can take this camera in windy situations, and the audio will also be decent enough.

The camera gives you less control over audio. And to cope with that, you might consider using an External Mic.

The internal audio system gives you AAC Audio and 2-CHannel AC-3 Audio. Vloggers can use this camera without any external mic.

Overall, the internal audio of the camera is decent enough for enthusiasts. And you can get more crispiness, depth, and control over audio with a decent mic.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Features

You can check out the Features of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Below.

Weight & Portability 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a Decently Compact Camera. Its dimensions are 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 inches.

You can Easily Carry this Camera anywhere without worrying about extra space. You can use this camera for daily uses hand-held because of its 725-gram body.

The weight of the camera balances the large lenses well. But I still recommend a tripod or a strap for long-hour usage.

And it won’t let you down if you plan to travel with this camera. It is capable of excellent video abilities and decent photo abilities.

Also, the battery lasts for long hours.

So, you won’t be worrying about keeping your batteries draining all the time. And its Flip Screen allows you to Vlog or Take a Selfie anywhere you want.

Overall, the camera allows you to get creative with its small dimensions and power.

Build Quality 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is made with Magnesium Alloy. It is a Pure Metallic Body and feels sturdy in your hand.

The good weather-sealed body assures you performance in rough conditions. 

But be careful about the mic. Usually, the mic is compromised early in the rain. But remember that the camera was launched in 2017.

It sometimes becomes too hard to find the parts of the camera. So, you will have to search hard for any part that gets damaged.

Also, One of the Easily Damageable parts is the Shutter. All the action photographers will need to take caution about how often they use burst mode.

Other than that, the camera is made to last long.

Ergonomics & Comfort 

The Ergonomics of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 are some of the best on the market. The camera is well built, so it has a Deeper Grip.

That makes it easier to balance against the large lenses.

Once you spend some time with it, the camera will feel Intuitive. 

That being said, the camera has four dials, a joystick, and 20 customizable buttons. You can customize these function keys as you need.

You can use the joystick for navigating the menu or selecting the focus point in the viewfinder. That helps if you quickly want to adjust the focus while looking into the viewfinder.

There is a separate video record button to start recording whenever you want.

Also, the camera has three shortcut buttons to change white balance, ISO, and exposure compensation.

Overall the camera is easy to use and easy to learn for anyone.

Menu System 

The Panasonic GH5 has a very Easy-to-Understand Menu System. If you are new to Panasonic, then you will need to remember a few things.

But once you get used to it, you will realize everything makes sense. The record button and settings buttons are grouped together for the same reason.

Icons are used effectively so that everybody can understand. And you don’t have to scroll a lot to find the settings you use often.

There are twenty customizable function buttons for you to assign shortcuts. That includes joystick directions and d-pad buttons.

So, you can assign any function to one of those keys if you don’t want to use them as directional keys.

All you have to do is hold that button for about 3-5 seconds. And then, you can scroll and set any function you wish.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers one of the most customization options in the market.

Viewfinder 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers you an Electronic Viewfinder. And Electronic Viewfinders have their own advantage and disadvantages over Optical Viewfinder.

The Main Difference is that EVF has a tiny lag, and OPF has zero lag. But, the EVFs can display extra information about your settings in the viewfinder.

And OPFs can not display anything extra other than your composition.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 EVF offers you Something Unique.

It offers you a waveform and vectorscope graphs to correct highlights in your composition before clicking a photo.

That saves a lot of time.

But, The Panasonic Lumix GH5 does not have issues while using it in Continuous Shooting. There is no flickering and no blackouts.

Screen 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers you a 3.2-inch Articulating Touchscreen LCD. You can conveniently take a photo or video at a difficult angle with the articulating screen.

And Vloggers will love this Feature as well. But, some users claim Brightness Issues with the screen.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 does not have Enough Brightness to be transparent under bright Sunlight. So, you will have to use Shade or your hand to cover the screen to see it.

You can tap the screen to reposition the autofocus area or pull focus in the video. And the camera is super responsive to autofocus repositioning or pull focus in video. It is one of the fastest in the market.

You can also reposition a live histogram or a waveform if it is in your way with a touchscreen. And there are soft keys on the screen that allows you to change settings quietly.

But one of the impressive things about the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is its slow-motion playback.

I think the Panasonic Lumix GH5 has made more the most of its screen than any other camera.

Battery Life 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 provides you with a battery of 1860 mAh. It offers one of the Best Battery Life.

The camera quotes to deliver Approximately 400 Shots with extensive usage. But you can extract almost 1000 Shots if you use its power-saving mode.

Although you won’t be able to use its screen in that mode which is a significant battery consumer. The camera can deliver up to two hours of video recording ability in 4K at 60 FPS.

You can use Battery Grips for this camera, but there is no USB Charging. Also, there are no overheating issues with this camera.

Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers you Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity. You can easily connect your phone with the camera and use it remotely with the Image App by Panasonic.

Although the camera itself does not offer a GPS Ability. But you can use Geotagging with your phone via the Image App.

Other than that, the App is responsive and fast. The file transfer speed between the camera and phone is also quick.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Alternatives

You can check out the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Alternatives Below.

Sony a7 IV

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The Sony A7 IV is a Mirrorless camera with a 33-Megapixel Full-Frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor. It works along with a Bionz XR Image Processor.

The Sensor-Processor combo produces decently Clear and Sharp Photos. The Sony A7 IV has a Wide Dynamic range and an excellent noise reduction ability.

You can record 4K videos at up to 60 FPS in 10-bit color depth in a 4:2:2 and a 4:2:0 ratio. You can also record Full HD videos at 60 FPS in 10-bit color and at a max of 120p in 8-bit color depth.

The videos and photos recorded with Sony A7 IV are of excellent quality. You also get fast and accurate Autofocus, about 759 phase-detection points. Also, you get about 425 contrast-detection points in Autofocus.

The Autofocus performs well in all systems, including video and continuous shooting modes. For photos and videos, you can adjust the ISO ranging from 100 to 51,200. That is expandable at the max of 204800 for photos and 102400 for videos.

You also get a fully articulating 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD to get creative with your camera angles.

The Sony A7 IV is a versatile camera that offers excellent stills and videos.

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R - Product Image - Front

The Canon EOS R is a Mirrorless Camera with a 30.3-Megapixels Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. It works along with the DIGIC 8 Image Processor.

The image quality of the Canon EOS R is Decent, with High-Resolution output and excellent noise reduction ability.

But somehow, it feels that the camera is limited in its ability. The camera can record a 4K video at 30 FPS with Crop. You can record a Full HD video at 120p without a crop.

The quality of 4K is more than Sufficient.

You will get about 5655 phase-detection points in its autofocus system. The Processor works hard to deliver a quick and accurate autofocus system.

Sometimes, you may lose Autofocus in one or two frames in burst mode. The camera also has a wide dynamic range and excellent low-light performance.

It has an ISO range from 100 to 40,000 in photos. And you get ISO range from 100 to 25,600 in videos. You can extend both ISO ranges up to 102400.

The Canon EOS R provides you with digital Stabilization in video mode only. You don’t get IBIS or any stabilization in photo mode.

You get a 3.15-inch articulating touchscreen LCD with 2.1-million dots. 

The Canon EOS R is a camera with excellent still photos and slow-motion but with a cropped 4K.

Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R6 - Product Image - Front

The Canon EOS R6 is a mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. And the DIGIC X Image Processor helps the camera to perform excellently.

The image quality of this camera is sharp and clear with the Best noise reduction. Also, the low-light performance of this camera is excellent.

It can record 4K at 60 FPS in 10-bit color and Full HD in 120p 10-bit color. The camera provides an ISO range from 100 to 102400 for photos that can be extended to 204800.

It provides you with about 1053 phase-detection points spread across your composition. The Autofocus of Canon EOS R6 is fast and accurate in every mode. 

The camera also provides 5-Axis IBIS to give you smooth slow-motion videos. And it has a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD that will allow you to take a selfie.

The Canon EOS R6 is a versatile camera with excellent 4K, fast and accurate focus, and decent IBIS.

Nikon Z6 II

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The Nikon Z6 II is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.5-Megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor. The image quality is excellent with bright colors and skin tones.

The Dual Expeed 6 image processors help this camera perform excellently in low light with decent noise reduction.

You can record a 4K 8-bit at up to 30 FPS. And you can record Full HD 8-bit at up to 120 FPS with this camera.

It offers you about 273 phase-detection autofocus points for an accurate focus system. It has a standard ISO range from 100-51200 for photos and videos.

You will also get 5-Axis Sensor-Shift IBIS in this camera to help you with better photography. And it offers you a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD and a top status display for a quick view of your settings.

The Nikon Z6 II is a Versatile Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with decent 4K and high shooting speed.

Sony a7 III

Sony A7III

The Sony A7 III is a Mirrorless Camera with 24-Megapixel Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor. It combines with BIONZ X Image Processor.

That helps this camera to perform faster and to be energy efficient.

You can record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS at 14-bit color depth and Full HD videos at up to 120 FPS.

The camera is full of features that I can’t list all here. Buy, it has fast and accurate Autofocus that performs excellently even in low light.

You get around 693 phase-detection points and 425 contrast-detection points. Although the Autofocus performs decently for a fast-moving subject.

The camera also provides you with 5-Axis Sensor-Shift IBIS to help you with Smooth slow-motion videos.

You also get a 3.0-inch Tilting touchscreen LCD to easily take photos at difficult angles. 

The Sony A7 III is an excellent camera that provides you with versatility for photos and videos.

Panasonic Lumix GH6 

Panasonic Lumix GH6 - Product Image - Front

The Panasonic Lumix GH6 is a Mirrorless camera with a 25.2 Megapixel Micro Four-Thirds Sensor. The camera has a Venus Engine image processor to boost its low-light and overall performance.

The image quality with this camera is sharp and clear. You can record 4K Videos at up to 120 FPS 10-bit color depth.

And you can also record a Full HD video at up to 300 FPS in 10-bit colors. 

You only get about 315 contrast-detection points for Autofocus. And despite fast Autofocus, the accuracy will vary because it does not have phase-detection points.

The camera provides you with 5-Axis, sensor-shift IBIS to help you cope with shaky hands. Also, the camera comes with a 3.0-inch fully articulating touchscreen LCD that provides freedom and flexibility with difficult angles.

But, the camera has crazy shutter speeds up to a max of 1/32000. And with all the upsides, the camera also has some downsides.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix GH6 is a fantastic video camera with a high shutter speed to compensate narrow dynamic range.

FUJIFILM X-T4 

FUJIFILM X-T4 - Product Image - Front

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a mirrorless camera with an APS-C CMOS sensor. And the X-Processor 4 powers the camera with noise reduction and low light performance.

You will get sharp and clear output with this camera in every condition. The Processor can record 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS at 10-bit color depth. And you can also record Full HD Videos at up to 240 FPS at 10-bit color depth.

The camera has a 5-Axis IBIS to help you record smoother slow-motion videos. Also, the camera provides you with about 425 phase-detection points.

And the Autofocus of this Camera is fast and accurate. And it can perform excellently in low light conditions.

You will rarely lose Autofocus in videos or even in continuous shooting mode. You will also get a 3.0-inch fully articulating touchscreen LCD to play with.

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a versatile camera that can help you with excellent low light performance and 4K abilities.

Panasonic Lumix S5

Panasonic Lumix S5 - Product Image - Front

Panasonic Lumix S5 is a Mirrorless Camera with a 24.3 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. Along with an Updated Venus Engine Image Processor.

It has Decent Image Quality with Noise Reduction and Low Light Performance. But, it has Excellent Video Quality with its Stabilization and Autofocus System.

The videos and photos are sharp and clear in almost every condition. The processor-sensor combo helps the camera to record 4K videos.

You can record 4K videos at up to 60 FPS in 10-bit colors. Also, you can Record Full HD Videos at up to 180 FPS in 8-bit colors.

The Autofocus of this Camera provides you with only 225 contrast-detection points. And despite the contributions and improvements by the Panasonic, the contrast-detection point performs decently.

Lumix S5 is equipped with a 5-axis IBIS to provide smooth video output. And you also get a 3.0-inch Articulating Touchscreen LCD to ease your difficult camera angles.

Overall the Panasonic Lumix S5 is an excellently versatile camera with contrast-detection autofocus points.

Nikon Z5

Nikon Z5 - Product Image - Front

The Nikon Z5 is a Mirrorless camera with a Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. And an EXPEED 6 Image Processor combines with the full-frame sensor.

You will get high-resolution clear, sharp photos with a full-frame sensor and the ability of the Processor to reduce noise.

The low-light performance of this camera is also excellent. But, the camera does not have a wide enough dynamic range to stretch Raw files.

The camera can record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS, and you can record Full HD videos at up to 60 FPS.

Sadly, there is no Slow-motion capture available with this camera. The Nikon Z5 provides you with only 273 phase-detection points.

And it provides you with 5-Axis IBIS. You will also get a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD to help you with difficult camera angles.

The Nikon Z5 seems limited in modern times, yet it provides excellent image quality. And therefore, the Nikon Z5 should be used by beginners or as a first camera to taste new technologies.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Specs

You can check out the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Specs Below.

Imaging Specs

FeaturesDescription
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel (5184 x 3888)
Sensor Type17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor2x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specs

FeaturesDescription
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic 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 ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
200 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Video
200 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous ShootingUp to 12 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Images Specs

FeaturesDescription
Image Sizes4:3 Raw
5184 x 3888
4:3 JPEG
5184 x 3888
3712 x 2784
2624 x 1968
3:2 JPEG
5184 x 3456
3712 x 2480
2624 x 1752
16:9 JPEG
5184 x 2920
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1:1 JPEG
3888 x 3888
2784 x 2784
1968 x 1968
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw

Video Recording Specs

FeaturesDescription
Recording ModesMOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p [100 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/179.82p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [20 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p [24 Mb/s]
MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [72 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p [24 Mb/s]
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAAC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio

Interface Specs

FeaturesDescription
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None

Monitor Specs

FeaturesDescription
Size3.2″
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD

Viewfinder Specs

FeaturesDescription
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution3,686,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3

Focus Specs

FeaturesDescription
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +18 EV

Flash Specs

FeaturesDescription
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal

Environmental Specs

FeaturesDescription
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%

General Specs

FeaturesDescription
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4″ / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
Weight1.59 lb / 725 g (Body with Battery and Memory Card)

Panasonic Lumix GH5 FAQs

Is the GH5 Still Worth Buying?

Yes, GH5 is one of the Best Value For Money Mirrorless Camera by Panasonic. It can shoot one of the Best Video Quality at this price range.

Does GH5 Shoot Raw Video?

Yes, GH5 can record ProRes RAW recording.

Is the Panasonic GH5 Waterproof?

No, Unfortunately Panasonic Lumix GH5 is not Waterproof. But, it comes with Weather Sealed body that saves it from Dust and Water Drops.

Is the GH5 Full-Frame?

No, GH5 is a Micro Four Thirds Camera that is quite smaller than the Full Frame Cameras.

Why is the GH5 Good for Video?

Panasonic has designed the GH5 in such a way that it shoots one of the Best Video Quality in it’s price range. You get a compact body design with great ergonomics that makes it easier to shoot for longer hours.

Is GH5 Good in Low-Light?

Panasonic Lumix GH5 performs decently in Low Light Conditions. But due to it’s Low Dynamic Range the quality may not be the best.

Is GH5 a Good Vlogging Camera?

Yes, GH5 is one of the Best Vlogging Camera that offers the Best in Class Image Stabilization, Ergonomics, Size, AutoFocus, and Video Quality.

How long does a GH5 Battery Last?

For Videos, you can record 120 Minutes of Videos on GH5 in one full charge. For Photos, you can shoot anywhere between 400 to 1000 shots depending on the usage.

How many Megapixels is the GH5?

GH5 comes with 20.3 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor.

Does GH5 have Image Stabilization?

Yes, GH5 comes with 5-Axis Sensor Shift Image Stabilization System.

Does GH5 have Built In Flash?

No, GH5 does not comes with Built-In Flash.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Conclusion

Panasonic Lumix GH5 is an Excellent Camera. It is a no-brainer offer for Videographers. 

Here are a few things that you might want to know. 

First, Don’t worry about the Autofocus of the Camera. It is just the settings of the camera that you need to know.

Second, this camera will save you a lot of money with accessories like Gimbals and Tripod with its fantastic In-Built Image Stabilisation System.

And third, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 can be a Production Camera. You can use this camera to shoot Music Videos, Movies, and much more. 

There are a lot of features in the camera that will ease your workflow. Some of them are Customizable Autofocus Points, waveforms, slow-motion playback, and much more.

This camera is also an excellent choice for sports or wild photography. It provides you with fast continuous shooting speeds that will fit your needs.

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a powerful mirrorless camera that is the best option for videographers. 

Check Out Our Camera Buying Guide and Photography Gear Buying Guide for Better Understanding.

Pros
  • 4K Videos
  • 2 SD Card Slots
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • High FPS Photos
  • Great Ergonomics
  • Great Battery Life
  • Fully Articulating Touch Screen
  • Massive Lens Selection 
  • Compact Size
Cons
  • Low Dynamic Range
  • Average Low Light Performance in Photos
Review Overview
Picture quality
Image stabilization
Versatility
Battery life
Auto focus
SUMMARY
4.4

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