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Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S – Comparison

Looking for a Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S comparison? The Panasonic Lumix GH5S updates the popular GH5 but what does the upgrade bring? We’ve compared the two flagship video-centric Micro Four Thirds cameras to find out.

Both the GH5 vs GH5s are hybrid still/video solution of the company while the G9 is aimed at sports and wildlife photography.

The two cameras have the same design and dimensions which means that many accessories will work on both. The only visual differences are the red video recording button, red ring around the drive dial and red S on the name.  So what may be the specifications differences of the Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S?

The GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200. The GH5s features 1.96x bigger pixels more than the 20-megapixel GH5. So the camera capture better video/images in low light. Panasonic says that the sensor and additional technologies built into the GH5S will match the image quality of a full-frame sensor camera.

Comparison of the Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S Cameras

Below you can see the specs comparison table of Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S high-end cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as below.

Panasonic GH5 vs Panasonic GH5S - Comparison

Feature Panasonic GH5 Panasonic GH5s
Megapixel 20.3Mp MOS without optical low-pass filter New 10.2Mp High Sensitivity MOS with Multi-Aspect
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
IBIS 5-axis / 5 stops No
AF System 5-axis – Contrast Detect (sensor) 5-axis – Contrast Detect (sensor)
6K Photo/4K Photo 6K Photo 18Mp 30fps (HEVC recording), 4K Photo: 8Mp 60fps (H.264 recording) 4K Photo: 8Mp 60fps (H.264 recording)
ISO ISO 200-25600, Extended ISO 100 ISO 160-51200, Extended ISO 80/102400/204800, Dual Native ISO
Shutter Min/Max 1/8000-60 sec, Electronic first curtain shutter 1/2000-60 sec, Bulb to 30min, X=1/250 1/8000-60 sec, Bulb to 30min, X=1/250
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 14 bit: -. 12 bit: AFS 12fps, AFC 9fps 14 bit: AFS 11fps, AFC 7fps. 12 bit: AFS 12fps, AFC 8fps
Video C4K: 24p (4:2:2 10bit), 4K: 60p/50p (4:2:0 8bit), 30p/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit) C4K: 60p/50p (4:2:0 8bit), 30p/25p/24p (4:2:2 10 bit). 4K: 60p/50p (4:2:0 8bit), 30p/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit)
Video variable frame rate 4K: Max 60fps, FHD: Max 180fps C4K/4K: Max 60fps, FHD: Max 240fps
Video monitor output 4:2:2 10bit output & internal recording (4K 60p/50p is output only), 4:2:0 8bit output & internal recording (4K 60p/50p) 4:2:2 10bit output & internal recording (C4K/4K 60p/50p is output only), 4:2:0 8bit output & internal recording (C4K/4K 60p/50p)
Input / Output Terminal Synchro Terminal, 3.5mm Mic Jack (Line Input), 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm Remote socket, HDMI Type A Socket, USB3.1 Socket Time Code In/Out /Synchro Terminal, 3.5mm Mic Jack (Line Input), 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm Remote socket, HDMI Type A Socket, USB3.1 Socket
Display 3.2-inch 3:2 1,620,000-dot RGBW LCD, vari-angle, touch-screen 3.2-inch 3:2 1,620,000-dot RGBW LCD, vari-angle, touch-screen
Viewfinder 3,680,000-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x (35mm equivalent) 3,680,000-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x (35mm equivalent)
Card Slots 2x UHS-II U3 2x UHS-II U3
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) / Bluetooth4.2 (Low Energy) 5GHz, Wi-Fi is not available in some countries 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) / Bluetooth4.2 (Low Energy) 5GHz, Wi-Fi is not available in some countries
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 440 shots
Dimensions  138.5 x 98.1 x 84.4mm (excluding protrusions) 138.5 x 98.1 x 84.4mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 725g (including SD card, battery and body) 660g (including SD card, battery and body)
Price $1,999 $2,499

Quick Differences Between the GH5s vs GH5

  • “10.2” megapixel sensor (vs 20.2MP Four Thirds sized sensor)
  • Dual-gain sensor design with two read-out circuits
  • Fixed sensor (no internal stabilization) for use with pro stabilization systems
  • DCI 4K available in 59.94, 50, 29.97 and 25p (GH5 is 23.98 / 24p only)
  • 1080 mode
  • AF rated to work in lower light (–5EV vs –4EV)
  • 14-bit Raw available
  • VLog-L enabled out-of-the-box
  • Time code in/out
  • ‘Like709’ and ‘V-LogL’ color profiles available in stills shooting
  • Mic socket offers Phantom Power and Line-level In options
  • LUT-corrected display available in playback as well as capture
  • 120fps viewfinder mode

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