CES 2018: Panasonic adds to G Series cameras

Model for low light conditions.

Designed with the professional photographer and videographer in mind, Panasonic will launch the Lumix GH5S, incorporating a weather-sealed body, large-capacity batteries, dual UHS-II SD Card slots, Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity. It has been confirmed for a February launch in Australia for an RRP of $3,499 (body only).

A companion model to the DC-GH5 hybrid digital single lens mirrorless camera, the GH5S incorporates a 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine with Dual Native ISO technology delivering a maximum ISO of 51200 – a first for Lumix and ideal for low light conditions.

The GH5S also offers a slightly larger multi-aspect sensor that provides sufficient margin to allow all aspect ratios to have the same angle of view – including Cinema 4K; 4K; Anamorphic 4:3 in video recording; and 4:3, 16:9 and 3:2 in photo shooting.

For when extreme slow-motion is required, the variable frame rate has been increased to up to 240 frames per second (fps) in Full HD (maximum 10x slower); and the GH5S also records overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower).

The GH5S is further optimised to provide excellent autofocus in low-light environments, with -5EV luminance detection in Low Light AF. Night Mode can be selected to put a red cast over the viewfinder and/or the LCD display.

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