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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the contrast and performance are generally positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the image stabilizer and flash.

sensor, portability, battery, performance, contrast

price, image quality, usability, flash, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Panasonic Lumix GH5S review


10MP multi-aspect-ratio sensor ; Best video quality in this class ; DCI 4K at 60 fps ; 1080p at 240 fps ; Waveform, vectorscope, and time code sync

No image stabilization ; Chintzy rear control dial

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S


The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

Native 4K sensor and dual native ISO for excellent low-light video quality. Same build quality as GH5. Dual card slots. Vari-angle touch LCD. Big, sharp EVF. 14-bit Raw imaging V-Log L and HLG included.

Omits in-body stabilization. 10.2MP sensor not ideal for imaging. No built-in flash. Pricey.

Bottom Line: The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Panasonic GH5S Review


The Panasonic GH5S looks a whole heck of a lot like the GH5 which precedes it, but look closer and you'll see major changes in its imaging pipeline. The result is a camera which is less of an all-rounder, and more tightly focused on two specific...

Available from February 2018, the Panasonic GH5S is priced at around US$2,500 body-only in the US market. As befits a camera aimed at pros, no kit lenses or color options are offered.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Ger de Gram (

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5s: Kleine update, grote gevolgen


De Panasonic DC-GH5 wordt geroemd om zijn videokwaliteit. Dus toen er geruchten kwamen dat hij een broertje zou krijgen was heel de filmwereld laaiend enthousiast. En na grondig testen snappen wij dat wel: de DC-GH5s is een heerlijke camera die vooral...

Veel functionaliteiten Prettig filmen Goede ISO-prestaties

Ontbreken stabilisatie

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S


Om du letar efter en kamera med särskilt fokus på video har Panasonic ett nytt alternativ. Den har lägre upplösning, men utnyttjar i gengäld sensorn på ett smart sätt.

Panasonic har använt avancerad teknik från sina videokameror i proffsklassen vid konstruktionen av GH5S, och den ger ett solitt och övertygande intryck. GH5S är inte en fotokamera i vanlig mening, och du ska ha rätt högt ställda krav på...

Mar, 2018

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Erster Eindruck ist insgesamt sehr gut


Da ich mich im Vorfeld bereits sehr gut informiert habe, wusste ich was mich erwartet. Ich wurde bisher nicht enttäuscht und kann bestätigen, dass diese Kamera ein low-light Meister ist. Das Menü ist Anfangs sehr Gewähnungsbedürftig vor allem wenn man...

Top Kontrast und Schärfe , 2 SD Slots , 2 Stunden Akku Laufzeit beim durchgehenden Filmen , Kompatibel mit Adaptern und Speedboostern

Nicht über USB Ladbar , Kein Stabilisator , Menü unnötig komplizziert , Panasonic Linsen Teuer und wenig Auswahl , Recht stolzer Preis für 2500

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Cinematische Filmkamera als Fotoapparat getarnt!


Panasonic hat ohne Zweifel mit dem kleinen Sensor überrascht. Für mich als Filmemacher ist das Ergebnis eine Überraschung! Das, was ich bis jetzt an Filmmaterial aus diesem kleinen Apparat erhalten habe, ist top! Bis auf Astro- und Timelapsefotografie...

lichtstark , bildstark , cineastisch

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC,LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Noise Reduction:Y


Battery Capacity:1860
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF,Exif,RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment:Y
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Vivid
Playback modes:Normal, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback zoom (max):16
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade


Colour of product:Black


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:8.13
Display diagonal (metric):8
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash metering modes:Wireless triggering
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250


Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 12800, 25600, 51200, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):204800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD
Memory slots:2


Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:RAW,JPEG
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:3840 x 2160
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):3680x2760(L) / 2592x1944(M) / 1824x1368(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) \n3840x2560(L) / 2736x1824(M) / 1920x1280(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) \n4016x2256(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)\n2752x2752(L) / 1936x1936(M) / 1360x1360(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:11.93

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Full-size
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB connector:USB Type-C
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)


Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
User guide:Y


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:120
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160


Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Height :98.1
Weight (including battery):660