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Panasonic GH5S GH5 S, 4K Video Edition
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  • If I recall correctly, GH1 and GH2 both had a multi aspect ratio sensor, but the GH3/GH4/GH5 did not? And now the GH5S returns with a multi aspect ratio sensor, so the GH5S would have the same field of view in 16:9 shooting as the GH1/GH2 had?

  • Now that this camera has been out for awhile, anyone have a feeling for how much sharper is the GH5 in real world?

  • The chances stay very good that Panasonic will release a new firmware update for the G9-GH5-GH5s at Photokina.

    Firmware main purpose can be paid option.

  • New firmware coming


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  • With this video, I learn two things;

    1) Panasonic is aware they are a laughing stock of their shitty video AF

    2) The new firmware update will definitely give me an idea of how serious they will take video AF on the FF line if their claim of AI with AF will hold any merits or just some usual sales gimmick.

  • GH5S in reverse motion. GH5 in forward motion.

  • Shot all handheld with the powerful GH5S in 4K 60P DCI 10 Bit Pro Res LT to the Atomos Shogun Inferno. Captured in V-Log L and color converted to the Alexa Color Science with the Emotive GHAlex(a) process. This resulted in soft, pastel like coloring, and a smooth highlight roll off in the specular highlights. The grading is imperfect due to time constraints, but should serve as a testament to what these cameras are capable of!

  • Comparison with Alexa Mini

  • New firmware - v1.3

    • Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.
      • Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.
      • [Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.
    • Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.
      • The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera's custom menu.
    • Improved operational stability
      • There were cases where the exposure was not correct when recording in Creative Video Mode. This bug has been fixed.
      • There were cases where the headphone volume did not change in real time when [Headphone Volume] registered in "My Menu" has been changed. This bug has been fixed.

  • B-camera for Panasonic EVA-1

  • Panasonic will launch a new major firmware update for the GH5 / GH5S / G9 cameras. No info yet about the possible improvements…

    Small rumors are that we can see external raw recording via HDMI using Atomos recorders.

    Internal ProRes RAW most probably wont happen.

  • All the new firmware update features for the S1/S1R, the GH5 and GH5s and G9 you can find here:

  • GH5 Firmware Version 2.6 / GH5S Firmware Version 1.4 / G9 Firmware Version 2.0 Upcoming

    Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters (All)

    Ability to use Profoto wireless transmitters "Air Remote TTL-O/P" and "Profoto Connect-O/P." All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

    Improved AF performance

    For GH5S and G9

    [Animal Detect] has been added to AF mode. Utilizing Advanced AI Technology, animals, including cats, dogs and birds, can be detected in addition to humans. The focus frame is automatically set on the target subject by analyzing the size and position of the target subject in the viewing image. The camera continues tracking these subjects even when they turn their back to the camera.It is possible to switch the subject to focus on by pressing the joystick in [Face/Eye/Body/Animal Detect] mode.


    [AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.

    A Focus Peaking function is available in MF and any AF modes.

    Continuous AF capability is available on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.

    Enhanced video functions for G9

    • 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording is supported.
    • 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output is supported.
    • Luminance level for 10-bit video is supported.
    • VFR (Variable Frame Rate) shooting is supported (FHD 2-180 fps/4K 2-60 fps).
    • HDR video recording is supported.
    • V-Log L recording and Waveform Monitor (WFM) are available with the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 (sold separately).

    Other major improvements


    • [AWBw] has been added to WB mode.
    • [Highlight Weighted] has been added to [Metering mode].
    • [Exposure Offset Adjust] has been added to the Custom menu, which enables the user to adjust the standard exposure value for all metering modes.
    • [0.5SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
    • AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
    • [MODE1] has been added to the Live View Boost function, which increases the frame rate for smooth image displays to enable easier manual focusing.


    • [MODE2] has been added to High Resolution mode, which reduces the subject's motion blur.

    For more details of the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.