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Panasonic GH5 Sensor Review : Best Performer in the Lineup

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Panasonic GH5 sensor reviewed by DxOMark. They have posted the test results and the high-end Micro Four Thirds camera achieved a score of 77 points.

According to Panasonic GH5 sensor test results, mirrorless camera delivered excellent all-round image quality. With a combination of 23.9 bits color sensitivity, 13 EV dynamic range, and 807 ISO low-light score – the Lumix GH5 is the best performer in the lineup.

The Panasonic GH5 is the world’s first camera that records 4K 60p / 50p and 4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10-bit video. The MFT shooter features a 20.3MP Live MOS image sensor with no optical low pass filter. The video-centric prodct is selling for $1,999.

Panasonic GH5 Sensor Review : Best Performer in the Lineup

Panasonic GH5 Sensor Review

The Panasonic GH5 features a 20MP image sensor, presumably the same or a related sensor adopted by other high-end models such as the maker’s DMC-GX8 and the rival Olympus EM-1 Mark II. So it will come as no surprise to learn that it delivers scores that are among the best-in-class for this size sensor.

Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus E-M1 Mark II vs Panasonic GX8

Comparing the image quality results of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 with the high-end Panasonic DMC-GX8 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, we can see that although all three appear to share the same or a similar sensor, the Olympus may have adopted a slightly modified version, or at least tuned it to deliver slightly better results at higher ISOs. In our our Low-light ISO test, it delivered just over a half-stop advantage over the GH5 and GX8, and there’s a similar improvement (if slight in real terms) in dynamic range and color, at least at higher ISOs.

From DxOMark conclusion:

Like its predecessor the GH4, there’s no doubt the Panasonic GH5 is oriented toward videographers, but there’s still plenty to like about the camera for stills use. In spite of the increase in pixel count to 20-MPix, noise remains at the same level as the earlier 16-Mpix GH4. Even when compared to the maker’s GX8 that uses a similar 20-MPix sensor, the GH5 has slightly improved dynamic range and color sensitivity.