Critics heap praise on our new LUMIX GH5S camera

Critics are loving the LUMIX GH5S mirrorless camera, our flagship addition to the G Series lineup that offers specialist features for the professional videographer. A companion model to the highly successful GH5 hybrid camera, the GH5S incorporates a 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine with – in a first for LUMIX – Dual Native ISO technology delivering a maximum ISO of 51200. Reviewers call the GH5S “a videographer’s delight”, praising the camera’s superb low-light performance, Cinema 4K format and pre-installed V-LogL colour-grading software. This impressive camera also recently won a prestigious award from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), and an Editor’s Choice award from Photo Review.

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TIPA Award – Best Professional Photo/Video Camera

“The LUMIX GH5S can handle both ends of the image capture spectrum – both still and video — although it tips the scales towards the video side. The camera boasts the highest sensitivity of any LUMIX, particularly in low light. The camera’s 10.2MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor utilises “Dual Native ISO Technology” to dig into even the darkest areas, allowing high ISO capture without supplemental lighting. It has numerous video capture options, including cinema 4K/60p and Full HD/200Mbps. On the still side, the GH5S delivers 14-bit Raw images at 11 fps, in 12-bit the frequency goes up to 12 fps. Dual card slots handle the data flow, with numerous output connections, including HDMI and USB-C, for moving the image data to the editing stage.”
– Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) jury spokesperson

Photo Review – Editor’s Choice Award

“It was impossible not to be impressed with the quality of the files we obtained from the review camera – both still pictures and movie clips. The 10.28-megapixel sensor exceeded our expectations, producing images with accurate colours and a wide dynamic range. Low light performance was as good as we expected.”



“The ultimate 4K camera for aspiring auteurs is a video powerhouse… Wanna know a secret? Your new favourite TV documentary was probably shot on a camera like Panasonic’s brand new Lumix GH5S. And your next favourite? It’s what this 4K video behemoth was made for.”


Pocket Lint

“Thought the Panasonic Lumix GH5 was the 4K capture king? Think again, for the new GH5S comes with more pro-spec video magic than you can shake a stick at.”


Trusted Reviews

“The GH5S provides pre-installed V-Log L (digital negative) recording, as well as the V-Log L view assist function without the need to purchase the DMW-SFU1 upgrade… Those who want exceptional flexibility as well as wider dynamic range for colour grading during the post-production process will welcome this with open arms.”


The Verge

“With the GH5s, Panasonic turns its mirrorless hybrid champ into a videographer’s delight.”


ePHOTOzine – 4.5/5 Stars

“The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is designed to be the ultimate video camera, and with improved video recording, as well as Dual Native ISO, the GH5S certainly delivers.”


B&H Photo Video

“Proving that they can push the GH-series even farther into the video realm, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera optimised for movie recording and low-light performance. Revolving around a 10.28MP Digital Live MOS sensor, DCI and UHD 4K video recording is possible at up to 60p and the large individual pixel size also affords impressive low-light performance.”



“The GH5S should be able to produce some of the most accurate and least noisy low-light images of any camera on this side of the medium format divide.”



“Just about every change in the GH5s is aimed at making it a better video camera. Panasonic borrowed the dual-native ISO (DNI) from its Varicam professional video cameras, for instance… letting you crank up the ISOs without while retaining detail in darker parts of an image. During the demo, even at 12,800 ISO, the image held saturation and contrast in a way that handily bested Sony’s low-light champ, the A7S II.”


LUMIX GH5S Mirrorless Camera