Panasonic unveiled an update to its well-received GH5 mirrorless camera, and adds a handful of new features while taking away certain others. The result? The mirrorless Panasonic GH5s, which appeals to experienced videographers.
The most notable difference to the GH5s lies in its new dual ISO 10.2-megapixel sensor. While it only amounts to half the resolution of the original, it makes up for it with better low-light performance. Primarily built for video, the GH5s also allows for Cinema 4k recording at 30fps or 60fps. In essence, it becomes the first mirrorless camera to do so. Not only that, but it contains internal recording capabilities, taking down 10-bit 4:2:2 footage at datarates of up to 400 Mbps. lastly, a pre-installed V-LogL software works for color grading, better support for professional mics, and time code in and out for footage syncing.
Unfortunately, as mentioned before, the Panasonic GH5s lacks in-body stabilization (IBS). While it may disappoint some, it will satisfy high-end video users. But for photographers, it will include support for shooting 14-bit RAW files at up to 10 fps. For more information on this camera, check out their official press release. Price-wise, the GH5s will start at USD 2,499 (around PHP 125,870), with a release in mid-February 2018.