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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 review: specs and price

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Why is Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    20.3MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    17.3 x 13mmvs158.3mm
  • Focus points
    225vs46.93
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    12fpsvs6.57fps
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
    410shotsvs389.64shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs39471.46fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
    1/8000svs1/2816s

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3. more viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica Q-P

100%

4.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

5. higher resolution (screen)

1620k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.weight

725g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

225

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

20.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.movie bitrate

28Mbps

The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Best

Canon EOS R

480Mbps

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

410shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has a HDMI output
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.USB version

3.1

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

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