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İmaj Özellikleri

Lens Mount

Micro Four Thirds

Kamera Formatı

Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)


Aktif: 17.2 MegapikselEfektif: 16.05 Megapiksel

Max Çözünürlük

4608 x 3456

Sensör Tipi

MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm

Dosya Formatı

Fotoğraf: JPEG, MPO, RAWVideo: MOV, MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHDSes: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM

Toz Önleme Sistemi


Hafıza Kart Tipi



Video Kaydı

Video Kaydı


Video Formatı

High DefinitionMOV4096 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (100 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (200 Mbps)High DefinitionMP44096 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (100 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (200 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 25 fps (20 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (20 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (28 Mbps)1280 x 720p / 25 fps (10 Mbps)1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps (10 Mbps)Standard DefinitionMP4640 x 480p / 25 fps (4 Mbps)640 x 480p / 29.97 fps (4 Mbps)High DefinitionAVCHD Fotografium1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps (24 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 50 fps (28 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (28 Mbps)1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (24 Mbps)1920 x 1080i / 50 fps (17 Mbps)1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (24 Mbps)1920 x 1080i / 59.94 fps (17 Mbps)

Çekim Oranı

4:3, 16:9

Video Çekme Süresi

Up to 220 Min

Ses Kaydı

Video ile Stereo



Fokus Tipi

Otomatik ve Manuel

Fokus Modu

Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)



Vizör Tipi


Vizör Çözünürlüğü


Vizör Nokta

21.0 mm

Vizör Görüş Açısı


Vizör Büyütmesi

Approx. 1.34x

Dioptri Ayarı

- 4.0 to +4.0 m

LCD Ekran

3" Dokunmatik Swivel  OLED (1,036,000)

LCD Görüş Açısı



Pozlama Kontrolü

ISO Hassasiyeti

200-25600 (Genişletilebilir Mod: 100-25600)

Perde Hızı

60 - 1/8000 60 dk in Bulb Mod1/24 - 1/16000   Video Modu

Uzaktan Kontrol

DMW-RSL1 (Opsiyonel)

Ölçüm Modu

Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering

Pozlama Modu

Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter PriorityMetering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0 Fotografium

Beyaz Ayarı Modu

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set

Burst Rate

Up to 40 fps



Flaş Modları

AutoAuto/Red-eye ReductionForced OnForced On/Red-eye Reduction

OffSlow SyncSlow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Dahili Flaş


Max Senkron Hızı

1 / 250 sn

Flaş Ayarı

-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Flaş Sistemi


Harici Flaş

Hot Shoe



Gecikmeli Çekim

10 sn, 2 snÇekim Sayısı: 1-3

Aralıklı Çekim



1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Wired Remote Port

Wi-Fi Özelliği


Yazılım Sistem Gereksinimleri

Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8Mac: OS X 10.5 or later




1x şarj edilebilir Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh

Çalışma/Depolama Sıcaklığı

Çalışma32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)Nem: 10 - 80%


Fiziksel Özellikleri


5.2 x 3.7 x 3.3" / 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9 mm


19.75 oz / 560 g SD (Kart ve Batarya ile)

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Gh5R Full Review


The new Panasonic Lumix Gh5 is the latest, top of the range Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic, and features 4K video recording as well as shooting stills at 12fps, faster than any other Micro Four Thirds camera. The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 updates the Gh4, and while the camera body design appears very similar, the Gh5 is a significantly updated camera underneath. 

Nb. The Panasonic Lumix Gh5R is an updated version of the Gh5, with unlimited video recording.

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Features

At the heart of the Panasonic Lumix Gh5 is a new 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, along with a new image processor, enabling 12fps continuous shooting, as well as ultra high-resolution 4K video recording. To protect the camera, the Gh5 features a magnesium alloy body, which is weather-sealed to make it splash and dust proof. The new high speed shutter unit is rated as having a 200,000 shutter release life. 

The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 has a large rubber eye-piece with eye-detection, and the electronic viewfinder is a high resolution unit with 2360k dots. Burst shooting at 12fps will record 40 RAW images and upto 100 JPEG images.

There is side access to the memory card slot where the camera will take SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Built in Wi-Fi and NFC makes it possible to remotely control the camera from a compatible Android or iOS device, as well as instantly share images. 

The back of the camera features a vari-angle 3inch touch screen with a 1036k dot resolution. On the side is a microphone and headphone socket, ideal for those interested in high audio quality video recording. 

The Gh5 offers improved focus speeds thanks to enhanced DFD (Depth from defocus) technology. This uses lens data built into the camera to calculate the quickest focus speeds, and promises ultra fast focus speeds of just 0.07 seconds. In addition the camera offers 7.5fps continuous shooting with continuous AF.

Key Features

  • 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor - new
  • 3inch 1036k dot OLED vari-angle touch-screen
  • 2360k dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 12fps continuous shooting (AFS), 7.5fps continuous shooting (AFC)
  • -4 EV to 18 EV focus detection range
  • 200,000 shot shutter life rating
  • Quad-core Venus Engine image processor
  • 4K/2K video recording, stereo sound, clean HDMI out
  • Weather sealed splash/dust proof body
  • Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
  • ISO100 (Extended) to ISO25600
  • 500 shot battery life, 220 minutes video recording
  • Microphone / Headphone sockets (3.5mm) 

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Handling

Handling - Like the Gh4, the Gh5 feels like a mini Digital SLR, rather than a "mirrorless" camera, and the weather sealed magnesium body gives the camera a solid reassuring feel. This makes it suitable for shooting in nearly all weather conditions, and the more compact size of the system (including lenses) will make this easier to carry around with you compared to a weather sealed Digital SLR. 

The camera controls are neatly designed with the WB / ISO / EV buttons just behind the shutter release, making it easy to change these settings. The front and back control wheels make changing settings quick and easy. The large scroll wheel at the back that surrounds the Menu / OK button is click free which means you can silently change settings when recording video. The body of the camera features 5 function buttons, as well as a further 5 function buttons that can be customised on the touch-screen, giving a total of 10 customisable function buttons. 

The top now features a chunkier mode dial that can be locked and unlocked with a middle button. There is also a time-lapse drive mode on the drive mode dial on the top left. The hand grip has been improved with additional purchase for the tips of your fingers, and with a larger rubber eye-piece surrounding the electronic viewfinder, the camera should be more comfortable to use for those that wear glasses (as well as for those that don't). 

The OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) features a very good refresh rate, and the display is smooth when panning. Colour reproduction is good and the colour of the EVF matches the screen. The camera features a 49 area focus system covering the whole frame. There are a number of auto-focus modes, including face / eye detection, AF tracking, multi-area, custom multi area, spot, and pin-point. Focus peaking and zebra pattern are new, and aid in manual focusing, making it easy to see what is and isn't in focus. The focus point can also be set using the touch screen making it quick and easy to set exactly what you want to be in focus. 

The screen brightness, contrast, saturation, blue tint, and red tint can all be adjusted, which will help when using the screen in bright conditions. The screen quality is very good, with a clear display making it easy to read text and symbols on the screen, and viewing angles are very good. 

Menus – The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 menus are clearly laid out into separate areas, including record, video, custom, setup and playback. With the touchscreen it's possible to control the menus as well as the control panel on the back of the screen, making it very easy to change settings if needed. There are a large number of external controls so a lot of the time you simply don't need to enter the menus. Built in help can be switched on and off to help guide you through the menu options - and with the large number of options it can be worth switching this on from time to time, while you familiarise yourself with the camera.

Battery life - Battery life is rated at 500 shots according to Panasonic / CIPA test results, which is very good for a DSLR-styled mirrorless camera. Battery life can be extended with the optional weather-sealed battery grip. The battery cover is lockable, providing extra protection to the battery so it's unlikely to accidentally fall out.

Speed - We took a number of shots to test the camera's responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed etc. We take a number of shots and then use the average to ensure accurate and consistent tests, making it easy to compare with other cameras. 

Shutter Response <0.05secs
Wide - Focus / Shutter Response 0.15secs
Full zoom - Focus / Shutter Response 0.15secs
Switch on Time to Taking a Photo 0.6secs
Shot to Shot without Flash 0.3-0.4secs
Shot to Shot with Flash 0.9secs
Continuous Shooting - JPEG(shots before slow down) 11.6fps (90 shots)
Continuous Shooting - Flash N/A
Continuous Shooting - RAW 10.2fps (40 shots)

Tested with the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens. The camera is capable of shooting at 11.6fps for 90 shots when shooting JPEG Fine, and 10.2fps for 40 shots when shooting RAW images. We were able to shoot at between 5 and 6fps with continuous AF active. Shutter response, focus speeds, and shot to shot times are all excellent, with the camera having a quick switch on time. 


Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Performance

Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Sample Photos

Sample Photos - Flash performance is good with very little to no red-eye visible in our flash photos, and skin tones are good, with good colour, without being overly saturated. The photo styles can be adjusted so that you can set the contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, saturation, and hue to your own personal preferences. Exposure is reliable with the camera delivering consistent results under a variety of shooting conditions. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Lens test images

Lens Performance - The camera has built in chromatic aberration correction so purple fringing is very well controlled. Another option is shading compensation and this will automatically correct vignetting to remove dark corners. Macro performance is good with the 14-140mm lens, or alternatively a dedicated macro lens can provide excellent results as shown. The camera is available as a kit with the Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, however for optimum results, we would recommend having a look at one of the prime lenses available. Images taken with the 12-35mm f/2.8, 35-100mm f/2.8, 45mm f/2.8 Macro. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 ISO test images

ISO Noise Performance - The standard ISO range is from ISO200 to ISO25600, with ISO100 being an extended "Low" option. Noise is low at ISO100, although dynamic range is reduced. Noise remains low at ISO200, although there is a slight increase in noise at ISO400. At ISO800 noise increases slightly although performance is still very good. Again noise increases at ISO1600, although this time, detail drops slightly. Noise increases again at ISO3200 and ISO6400, although detail remains reasonably good, and we'd be happy to use these settings. 

Noise performance is very good, although at the higher ISO setting of 12800, does not quite match the performance of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (the latest Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera), and is similar in performance to the E-M1. The Gh5 can not match the Fujifilm X-T1 which gives better detail and less noise at this ISO setting. Results at ISO25600 are noisy with low levels of detail, and the majority of mirrorless cameras mentioned here give fairly poor results. These images taken with the Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 White-balance test images

White Balance Performance - Auto White Balance (AWB) images taken under tungsten lighting are quite warm, and using the tungsten preset improves results slightly, although for best results manual white balance is recommended. AWB performs well under fluorescent lighting, which is good as there is no dedicated fluorescent preset. These images taken with the Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Outdoor images

The camera has a number of features for expanding dynamic range recorded if needed, including iDynamic, as well as HDR that combines 3 shots at different exposures. You can also adjust the highlight / shadow curve, much like you would adjust the curves in Photoshop.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Digital filters

Digital Filters - There are a large number of creative effects available, with the majority of these featuring further settings you can adjust to tailor the effect. The camera saves all the original raw files, which is great if you want to go back to the original photo if you don't like the effect applied. The camera includes a sunshine mode which lets you position an additional light source in the image as well as alter the size.

Video - 4K video is recorded at 3840x2160, 25p (or 30p, and 24p when set to NTSC mode) and can be selected when recording with any file type, excluding AVCHD. When recording AVCHD, sound is recorded as Dolby Digital. Focus peaking and zebra pattern aids manual focusing, and ISO200 to ISO6400 can be manually selected.

There are many more options including: AVCHD, MP4 (AAC), MP4 (LPCM), and MOV file types, as well as numerous quality options, including 200mbps, 100mbps, 50mbps, 28mbps, 24mbps, 20mbps, 17mbps, as well as full HD at 50p, 50i, and 25p, along with lower resolutions of 720p, and VGA. For a full list of video options, of which there are hundreds, have a look at the full Panasonic specifications. 

Further features and options available include: Clean HDMI out, VFR ((Variable Frame Rate) - lets you set the video frame rate from 2fps to 96fps or 4x speed, when recording Full HD video. Stop motion animation and time-lapse shots are also available. For those interested in broadcast quality connections, there is the optional Interface unit (DMW-YAGHE) which gives Cinema4K (4096x2160, 24p), TC IN (BNC), Audio In (XLR, Line, mine), SDI Out (BNC, embedded timecode), HDMI out and more. Full details can be found on the Panasonic website.

Nb. The Panasonic Lumix Gh5R is an updated version of the Gh5, with unlimited video recording.

A Full HD 1080p video example is shown below, recorded at 50p, 50mbps. Other examples can be found on the ePHOTOzine YouTube channel including 1080p, 100mbps, 1080p, 200mbps, and 4K at 100mbps, 25p.

Video quality, as you would expect, is very good, with the camera providing an almost excessive range of options and features. However, this should make it an almost irresistible camera for those heavily interested in high quality video recording, and for those who want to start recording 4K video content, this is an excellent choice. 

Value For Money

The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 is priced at £1299 body only, making it one of the cheapest digital cameras available that can record 4K video. The Gh5 is available as a kit with the 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, priced at £1749. Alternative high speed Digital SLR cameras, include the Sony Alpha A77 which shoots at 12fps from £650 body only, or there is the Canon EOS 1D X shooting JPEGs at 14fps priced from £4500. 

For stills photography, with FullHD video, the options available:Olympus OM-D E-M1, 10fps, 6.5fps with continuous AF, Weather sealed, £1249 body onlyFujifilm X-T1, 8fps with continuous AF, Weather sealed, £1049 body onlyPanasonic Lumix Gh4, 6fps, Weather sealed, £749 body onlySony Alpha 7, 5fps, Full-frame, Weather sealed, £1185 body only

For video, the only other option for 4K video in a stills camera, is the Sony Alpha A7s, which is not yet available and features a 12 megapixel full-frame sensor. Dedicated 4K video cameras, such as the BlackMagic Design Production Camera 4K, are likely to set you back around £2270 including VAT body only.

You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Verdict

The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 introduces a completely new, cutting edge technology, namely 4K video recording. This is at a price point less than the RRP of the previous model, and is priced without it seeming like it's been marked up at all, despite being one of the first cameras to offer 4K as well as stills photography. As part of the Micro Four Thirds system, the Gh5 is perfectly suited to take advantage of the excellent range of lenses available, from both Panasonic and others. Although it would have been nice to see the inclusion of in-camera image stabilisation, as featured in the Panasonic Lumix GX7.

The camera also shoots at an impressive 12fps, quicker than the nearest competition, with continuous AF shooting at up to 7.5fps as well. Image quality of both stills and video is impressive, with the camera delivering very good noise performance, as well as pleasing colour reproduction, and numerous options to keep the professional photographer and videographer extremely happy. In fact we'd go so far as to say that this is a videographers dream camera, with more settings, controls and options than ever before seen on a digital camera like this. 

The Gh5 feels great in the hand with a well designed weather-sealed body, along with a large number of customisable buttons, both externally on the camera body, as well as on the touch screen. The layout of the controls and dials are an improvement over the tried and trusted Gh4, and for those that want extended battery life, the optional weather-sealed battery grip is available. This would make an excellent choice for those that want high image quality, but want a DSLR styled camera, with the improved (electronic) viewfinder making the camera enjoyable to use in a variety of conditions. 

  The Panasonic Lumix Gh5 is a dream camera for the videographer and photographer alike

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Pros

4K video recordingVery good noise performanceExcellent image qualityVideographers dream camera Excellent value for money 12fps continuous shooting - 7.5fps with AFWeather-sealed bodyOptional weather-sealed battery gripBuilt in help explains menu optionsFocus peaking / Zebra displayExcellent range of lensesWi-Fi connectivity

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Cons

14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 may not give the best resultsDoes not feature in-camera image stabilisationNo automatic panoramic stitching

Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels16.05Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1036k
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder Resolution2360k dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting12fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
Video FPS30,25,24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
File Type
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)500shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, DVD/Lens Cap*, Lens Hood*, Lens Rear Cap* *Included with DMC-Gh5A kit and DMC-Gh5H kit.

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Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Digital Camera Review

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With Olympus and Fujifilm's flagship mirrorless cameras battling it out over who has more retro appeal, Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds offerings have carved out a niche by leveraging the company’s video expertise. The Lumix Gh4, in particular, wormed its way into the hearts of many video shooters for its camcorder-like ease of use, rugged build, and easily adaptable lens mount. It was one of the first compact system cameras respected as much for its video capabilities as for its ability to take photos.

But, it’s been out for nearly two years now. If we’re to believe the hype, the wave of UHD/4K video is slowly cresting and poised to break. Building upon the strengths of the esteemed Gh4, Panasonic’s new Lumix Gh5 (MSRP $1,699.99) ticks meaningful boxes on the video side of the fence, while remaining a competitive still shooter. Oh, and it shoots 4K.

While that’s one heckuva feature for a compact camera, the Gh5 is going up against tougher and tougher competition from companies like Blackmagic Design and Canon bringing very capable cameras down to lower prices. As a hybrid device, the Gh5 will also go toe-to-toe with some great still-oriented cameras in the same price range. Its competition from the other side of the Micro Four Thirds fence is, of course, the Olympus OM-D E-M1—our best of year camera for 2013.

Luckily, though it may seem like the Gh5 is biting off more than it can chew, Panasonic took a pragmatic approach. The camera's designers have fortified the Gh5's video capabilities across the board while still finding time to sharpen up its still shooting skills. Add it all up and the 4K capability is only a small piece of what makes the Gh5 so appealing.

Design & Handling

The sweet feel of success

The Gh5 represents an evolutionary step in the development of Panasonic’s GH lineup, doing little to alter what worked so well in the Gh4. Not only are the changes kept to a minimum, the body’s dimensions haven’t bulged a bit. The Gh5 likely won’t thrill those in the photography hobby who thrive on newness and "revolutionary" features. But, for videographers with thousands in rigs and equipment, it’s a sign that the Gh5 will integrate into their setup without a worry. It's a safe route—similar to the one that Adobe has adopted with its software. This don't-rock-the-boat outlook provides a stability that will keep existing customers happy while enticing more pros to hop aboard.

In the range of Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, the Gh5 is the chunkiest design of the lot. It’s about as big as some compact DSLRs on the market today—sans mirror, of course. Its ample grip provides a little lip on the inside that makes it just that much easier to grab onto. A new, bigger mode dial is topped by a lock switch similar to that of the OM-D E-M1, a feature we’re very fond of. And unlike the annoying locks on the Fujifilm X-T1, you can click the lock on or off depending on what you need.

We’re fans of the Gh5's easily reachable controls. Tweet It

Other than that, the Gh5 continues to offer up some of the best build quality we’ve seen from a pro-grade compact system camera. It’s a solid number with weather sealing and a metal chassis. We’re fans of the easily reachable controls, and the inclusion of a dedicated switch for focus mode that you can quickly move with your thumb. Twin control dials are handy and well-placed, if a little stiff to operate.

Our gripes are pretty minor, all things considered. The rear control wheel wades in a swath of rubber, making right and down directional presses annoyingly difficult to execute. We're also let down by the absence of twin SD card slots, something we could overlook on the Olympus top-tier entry, but, given the gargantuan size of 4K video files, is a no-brainer in the Panasonic. Finally, the handy-dandy eye sensor beneath the Gh5's EVF is awfully sensitive, making shoot-from-the-hip photography with the Gh5's articulated screen frustrating. If you pull the camera just a tad too close to your body, bam, the screen goes black and there goes your shot. Olympus rectified this in the OM-D E-M10, which shuts off the eye sensor when the screen is moved away from the camera's body.


Keeping up with the Joneses

With an eye towards improving on the successes of the Gh4, Panasonic made some improvements that wouldn’t be noticeable to the uninitiated. The awesome camcorder-style swiveling rear LCD is still based around OLED technology, but this time with a higher 1020k-dot resolution. The only qualm we have is that off-angle, the display takes on a slight blue cast, which, if you're like us, will make you think that the camera's white balance is off until you tilt the screen.

The EVF is another excellent panel, with no noticeable tearing or stutter. Colors are punchy, and while the layout isn't as innovative as what we saw in the Fujifilm X-T1 (which provides orientation-aware readouts and picture-in-picture for focus assist), it ranks among the best viewfinders we’ve seen recently for sharpness (it sports a 2360k-dot resolution and is OLED to boot) and refresh rate.

Even though video steals the spotlight from stills, the Gh5 continues to offer more than enough features and performance for most shutterbugs. Burst mode has been increased, and we saw some incredible continuous JPEG numbers in our tests. The Gh5 also includes a super-silent electronic shutter, which now has speeds to match the mechanical shutter—a feature that's unique to Panasonic's M43 offerings. The only downside is that for action shooting, the electronic shutter can exhibit unwanted rolling shutter effect like what you might see from a smartphone camera.

While the Gh5’s sensor isn’t a huge, groundbreaking upgrade to what the Gh4 came with, it does have an improved refresh rate, and a new quad-core Venus Engine processor powers the whole shebang. Sharpness aficionados will lament that the Gh5’s sensor still appears to have an AA filter built-in, bucking the recent trend of going filter-free. Undoubtedly, it's the only way to go with high resolution video and the requisite moiré that will crop up from time to time.

The new mode dial has an optional lock that clicks on and off like a ballpoint pen.

One upgrade we would have loved to see is the addition of phase detection pixels on the camera’s sensor. This omission leaves the Gh5 just a little bit behind Olympus’s flagship, the OM-D E-M1 as far as focusing technology goes. That said, Panasonic's basically matched Olympus for autofocus on the whole, with the new software inside the Gh5. Bokeh profiles (the camera knows what each lens looks like out of focus to speed up finding what you want to be in focus) and improved low light performance make the Gh5 feel easily as snappy as the E-M1 in the field.

To appease the pros in the audience, Panasonic is offering a special breakout box of sorts, called the DMW-YAGH. It's not cheap at $1,997.95, but it lets you get external audio level controls, XLR inputs, a full-size HDMI, and HD-SDI on your Gh5. Add this onto your Gh5 and it suddenly looks a bit like a real studio camera, because it is.

We could go on and on about the Gh5's WiFi, NFC, high capacity battery (500 shots by the CIPA standard test), focus peaking, and other great features, but suffice it to say that the Gh5 comes pretty loaded. Whether you're a video shooter or take stills primarily, there's plenty to love here.

Video Features

4K and more, all in one portable package.

Without a doubt, the Gh5 exists to appeal to video shooters. While there have been some minor improvements for still photography, the biggest leaps are made on the video side of the equation. In movie terms, if the Gh4 was Star Wars, then the Gh5 is most definitely The Empire Strikes Back.

In movie terms, if the Gh4 was _Star Wars_, then the Gh5 is most definitely _The Empire Strikes Back_. Tweet It

In-camera, 4K recording gets cranked down to 4:2:0 with 8-bit color in order to cram the footage onto an SD card without issue. In-camera, you can record 4K using MP4 at 60p and in MP4 (with LPCM audio) at both 30p and 24p—all at 100Mbps. HD video gets some much-appreciated lovin’, too, with 200Mbps (All-I) as the top bit rate. When it's all said and done, you can eke tons of detail from the video shot with the Gh5 whether you're shooting in 4K or one of those crazy high bit rate HD options. Though the downgrade in quality isn't ideal, it gives the Gh5 a massive leg up on something like the Sony A7S, which requires an external recorder to pull in 4K video.

The single SD card slot is most useful when armed with an UHS Class 3 card.

If you want to shoot 4K video with the Gh5, you’ll need a UHS speed class 3 SD card, otherwise your footage might suffer from stuttering and write errors, rendering it unusable for production use. We were worried that only Panasonic's cards would fit the bill to start with, but we're already seeing other UHS speed class 3 cards hitting the market, and there should be even more available by this summer.

Panasonic also added some missing but crucial features for hardcore cinema folks. The first hurdle for this segment of the market is the addition of optional sensitivity and shutter speed conversion to angle/ISO or seconds/dB. The Gh5 also finally brings focus peaking into the mix, augmenting the Gh4’s already full-featured focus assist suite. Our only qualm is that the peaking seems to be a little less prominent than what we’ve seen on other cameras.

(Editor's Note: We don't have the space to go over everything the Gh5's video modes have to offer here, but we're wrapping up our video analysis shortly. Stay tuned for a deep dive into what is undoubtedly the Gh5's most important and interesting talent, which will be finished in the next few days.)


The best Lumix to date.

It's safe to say that, since the Gh4 was no slouch, we were expecting the Gh5 to deliver. But after running it through all of our performance tests, even we came away surprised. 4K video shot with the Gh5 registers a crazy amount of detail, stills looks great, and it's a speedy continuous shooter to boot. The sensor is nice and sharp, produces pleasing colors, and provides lots of control over noise reduction. There's little doubt that this is the best that Panasonic has to offer, and there's no weak spots in the Gh5's CV.

In our lab tests, we saw the level of performance we've seen from Micro Four Thirds as a whole system. Panasonic's cameras are almost as good as Olympus's at still photography, and the Gh5 continues a legacy of finely-tuned manual white balance calibration out of the box. When shooting JPEGs, we were able to get over 11 fps continuously with exposure and focus locked in the first shot. In our time shooting with the camera, the autofocus system was lightning quick, though the lack of phase-detect AF may hinder low light action shooters.

For video buffs, the Gh5's 4K capture is a marquee feature. While the 4K footage we captured in-house was only at the Gh5's MP4-based 100Mbps/30p shooting mode, it didn't disappoint. We weren't thrilled with the way that motion turned out—likely due to our less-than-perfect way of playing back footage onto a 4K TV—but its sharpness when paused was unmatched. The Gh5 nearly maxed out our video sharpness chart, pushing numbers as high as 1100 lp/ph in bright light.

Read more about our findings over on our Science and Testing page.


The Gh5 will keep the competition up at night.
This little mirrorless camera than can take on much more expensive equipment for a fraction of the price.

When Panasonic first showed us the Gh4, they shared with us some feedback they had gotten from pro videographers who were using cameras like the Gh3. They listed off a ton of features like zebra patterning, focus peaking, fast continuous shooting, 4K video capture, high bitrate HD shooting, and XLR audio input. The Gh4 only had about half of those things, but Panasonic's engineers didn't seem disappointed they couldn't deliver everything in a single body. They seemed hungry to get the technology to the point where those things were possible.

Looking back, the Gh4 now feels like a preamble to some greater ambition. If the Gh4 was Panasonic gingerly dipping its Micro Four Thirds toes into pro video waters, the Gh5 is a perfectly executed jackknife. Production houses and professional videographers alike are going to go bananas for this camera, and for good reason.

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If you're personally considering the Gh5, you're probably not going in wanting it just for stills. Its appeal as a true hybrid device is undeniable, but, for it to be worth every penny of its $1,700 MSRP, you really need to care about its superlative video abilities. For people who primarily shoot stills, it's important that you understand exactly what the Gh5 is and what it isn't.

Even though it sports heavily bolstered video skills, the Gh5 isn't the best option if 90% of your time is spent taking still photos. Within its own system, we'd absolutely recommend the Olympus OM-D E-M1 over the Gh5 if that's what your needs dictate. Body-only, you're going to spend less for a camera that remains the best Micro Four Thirds option for regular photographers. Panasonic came darn close with the Gh5, but, we greatly prefer the OM-D's control scheme and additional features (like the on-chip phase detection AF) still make the E-M1 a star. It even works a bit better with adapted lenses, since Olympus puts image stabilization into its cameras' bodies instead of into lenses—every lens you attach gets comprehensive 5-axis protection from shake.

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The value proposition is turned on its ear, however, when you start to compare the Gh5 to professional video and cinema cameras. On its own, this new Lumix is a more capable, more impressive package than anything else for under $2,000. It's flexible, adaptable, and riggable to accomplish whatever you might need it to. Nothing else for the money offers such a well-thought-out feature set or a quality no-compromises interface. 4K might not be a game-changer (yet), but the fact that it's been shoehorned so successfully into this camera's packaging means that the Gh5 rocks the competition when it comes to video. Sure, you can spend more money on any number of cinema-grade systems, but why would you when the Gh5 is this good?

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Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic Gh5 Detailed Comparison

Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5. Panasonic GX85 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 11mm narrower, 22mm shorter and 40mm thinner than Panasonic Gh5.

Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5.

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic Gh5 Detailed Size Comparison

Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day. Panasonic GX85 is significantly lighter (134g ) than the Panasonic Gh5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.

Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 have the same Four Thirds sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.

Weight Comparison

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Thickness Comparison

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Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic Gh5: Sensor Comparison

Both Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 have Four Thirds sized 16.0 MP resolution sensors so sensor size and resolution is not a differentiator between these two cameras.

Below you can see the GX85 and Gh5 sensor size comparison.

Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 have sensor sizes so they will provide same level of control over the depth of field when used with same focal length and aperture.

What types of Photography are Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 Good for?

In this section, we rank and compare Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 for five different photography types in order to make your decision process easier in case you are specifically interested in one or more of these areas.

Panasonic GX85 for Portrait Photography
Panasonic Gh5 for Portrait Photography
Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Image Stabilization Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Average Resolution Sensor: 16.0MP Average Ergonomics&Handling Read the details Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Good Ergonomics&Handling Average Resolution Sensor: 16.0MP No Image Stabilization Read the details
Panasonic GX85 for Street Photography
Panasonic Gh5 for Street Photography
Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Image Stabilization Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Live-view Face-Detection FocusingTilting LCD Screen Medium sized Body Read the details Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Live-view Face-Detection FocusingFully Articulated LCD Screen Medium sized Body No Image Stabilization Read the details
Panasonic GX85 for Sports Photography
Panasonic Gh5 for Sports Photography
Image Stabilization Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Fast Continuous Shooting: 8.0fps Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s 49 Focus Points Wireless Connection Average Ergonomics&Handling Environmental Sealings Poor Battery Life: 290 shots Read the details Electronic Built-in Viewfinder Good Ergonomics&Handling Fast Continuous Shooting: 12.0fps Environmental Sealings Fast Max shutter speed: 1/8000s 49 Focus Points Wireless Connection No Image Stabilization Read the details
Panasonic GX85 for Daily Photography
Panasonic Gh5 for Daily Photography
Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Medium size Body 426g Body Thickness 44mm Read the details Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Environmental Sealings Medium size Body 560g Body Thickness 84mm Read the details
Panasonic GX85 for Landscape Photography
Panasonic Gh5 for Landscape Photography
Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Live-view Average Resolution Sensor: 16.0MP No Environmental Sealings Read the details Large Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor Environmental Sealings Live-view Average Resolution Sensor: 16.0MP Read the details

Panasonic Gh5 vs Panasonic GX85 Comparison of Available Lenses

Which camera has more lenses?

Number of available lenses is a big decision factor while choosing your interchangeable lens camera. Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 have the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount and currently there are 90 native lenses available for these cameras.

Another important factor is the availability of image stabilization. Panasonic GX85 has a big advantage in this regard because it has a sensor based image stabilization which means that all the lenses mounted to this body will be stabilized. On the other hand, Panasonic Gh5 doesn't have this feature so you have to buy a lens with optical stabilization feature. Currently there are 22 lenses for Micro Four Thirds mount with Optical Image Stabilization features.

Lens Type # of Panasonic GX85 Lenses # of Panasonic Gh5 Lenses
Standard Zoom 14 14
Standard Prime 10 10
Wideangle Zoom 4 4
Wideangle Prime 23 23
Telephoto Zoom 15 15
Telephoto Prime 8 8
SuperZoom 6 6
Wideangle Fisheye Prime 5 5
Macro Prime 4 4
Perspective Control Prime n/a n/a
Telephoto Mirror Prime 1 1
TOTAL 90 90

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic Gh5: OUR DECISION

You may have already made your decision about which camera suits better for your needs and your budget so far but in case you wonder how we rated Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5, below you can find their scores in five different aspects. Our Decision Algorithm dynamically scores cameras using 63 different specs, current price and DxO Mark scores (where possible) in order to make a more objective and consistent comparison.

Here is a summary of how Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic Gh5 scores compare:

Panasonic GX85 Ranked #5 out of 114 in Rangefinder-style mirrorless camerasRanked #57 out of 1131 in all Cameras Panasonic Gh5 Ranked #19 out of 49 in SLR-style mirrorless camerasRanked #63 out of 1131 in all Cameras

Panasonic GX85 scores higher than the Panasonic Gh5 in Overall. It is the more compact of the two cameras and also offer more value for than Panasonic Gh5. However, Panasonic Gh5 performs better on two crucial areas: Image Quality and Features.If image quality and photographic features are the most important aspects for you, choose the Panasonic Gh5.If you are a price conscious buyer and looking for a small and relatively low priced camera where you can take everywhere with you, Panasonic GX85 is the right choice for you.

Panasonic Gh5 vs Panasonic GX85 Specs Table

Detailed comparison of specifications General Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-Gh5 Sensor Autofocus Lens Screen Viewfinder Photography Features Video Features Connectivity Physical Other Features DxO Sensor Scores
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Announced 2016-04-05 2014-02-07
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Price $539.99 $997.99
Size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Area 224.90mm2 224.90mm2
Megapixels 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Max Resolution 4592 x 3448 4608 x 3456
Max Native Light sensitivity 25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO
Min Native Light sensitivity 200 ISO 200 ISO
Min Boosted Light Sensitivity 100 ISO -
RAW Support
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49 49
Manual Focus
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Number of Available Lenses 90 90
Type Tilting Fully Articulated
Size 3 3″
Resolution 1,040k dots 1,036k dots
Touch Screen
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,764k dots 2,359k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification n/a 0.67
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00 m (at ISO 200) 17.00 m (at ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync n/a 1/250s
External Flash
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps 12.0 fps
Center Weighted
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Environmental Sealing
Weight 426g 560g
Dimensions 122 x 71 x 44mm 133 x 93 x 84mm
Battery Life 290 shots 500 shots
Timelapse Recording
GPS None None
DxO Overall Score 71 74
DxO Color Depth 22.9 23.2
DxO Dynamic Range 12.6 12.8
DxO Low Light ISO 662 791
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