CES: Panasonic caters to filmmakers with Lumix GH5s

It was just a year ago when Panasonic released the Lumix GH5, a mirrorless 4k camera that was great for photos and video. But during CES in Las Vegas, Panasonic announced the Lumix GH5s, an upgraded model of the GH5 that is geared towards the filmmaker. The GH5s is Panasonic’s new hybrid digital single lens mirrorless camera that is built with expanded recording capabilities and image quality.


The GH5s comes into the market with a 10.2MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, which is significantly less than its counterpart, the GH5, which had a 20.3MP sensor as well as the Sony A7 line. But what Panasonic reduces in megapixels makes up in technology. The new 10.2 MOS sensor is built to enhance images in low light without putting too much strain on the camera. It allows the camera to record up to a 51,200 ISO without extending the ISO.

Along with the new sensor, the GH5s comes with an array of specs that takes this camera high into the prosumer level.


  • Multi-aspect ratios: 4:3,17:9, 16:9, and 3:2
  • 14-bit RAW format
  • 60p Cinema 4K recording (4096×2160)
  • Internal 4:2:2 10-bit up to C4K up to 30p, 4:2:0 8-bit C4K up to 60p
  • VFR (variable frame rate) with FHD at 240fps
  • Pre-installed V-LOGL and Rec.709 LUTs
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Micro 4/3 mount for a wide range on interchangeable lenses
  • Contrast AF with DFD technology
  • 51,200 ISO
  • Time-Code In/Out for easy synchronization
  • High-Speed OLED display featuring 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% Field of View
  • HDMI Type-A and USB-C Gen 1
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wifi 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz

During CES at the REX Center in Las Vegas, we were able to get our hands on the GH5s and experience it in a few different situations. Low Light, High Speed, Bright Lighting, etc… The GH5s performed just as Panasonic promised with the ability to shoot at 240fps at FHD made shoot high-speed action exceptionally fun. The high-ISO and advanced noise reduction made shooting in low-light hassle free.  The GH5s is an exceptional camera that can give the flexibility and performance that amateur and professional filmmakers are looking for.

The GH5s will be available for purchase in February with a retail price of $2,499 (Body Only).

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