Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 + DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Body
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 + DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH OIS
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 + 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH O.I.S. + SanDisk 64GB

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Product information

Key specs

Type of image sensor
Micro four thirds
Camera usage situation
Professional photography, Vacation, Vlogging
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (4K)
Suitable for photographer type
Expert

Pros and cons

According to our system camera expert
  • Use the versatile 12-60mm lens for landscape, portrait, and travel photography.
  • Photograph with 30 fps in 6K and film with 60 fps in 4K.
  • Powerful noise suppression allows you to take clear photos with high ISO settings.
  • The camera doesn't have an integrated flash.
  • A memory card isn't included.
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Description

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 system camera is equipped with a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine 10 image processor. The 12-60mm lens lets you take landscape, portrait, and travel photos. You can take photos at 30 fps in 6K and record video at 60 fps in 4k quality. Thanks to the noise suppression at high ISO values, you can effortlessly take photos in low-light conditions. In addition, the 5-axis image stabilization compensates the shutter speed for up to 5 stops. Thanks to the fast focus motor, you'll be able to record accurate footage, making the camera suitable for recording action moments. The camera has 2 SD card slots and no maximum recording time, so you can keep on recording until your SD card is full.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 system camera is equipped with a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine 10 image processor. The 12-60mm lens lets you take landscape, portrait, and travel photos. You can take photos at 30 fps in 6K and record video at 60 fps in 4k quality. Thanks to the noise suppression at high ISO values, you can effortlessly take photos in low-light conditions. In addition, the 5-axis image stabilization compensates the shutter speed for up to 5 stops. Thanks to the fast focus motor, you'll be able to record accurate footage, making the camera suitable for recording action moments. The camera has 2 SD card slots and no maximum recording time, so you can keep on recording until your SD card is full.


Included by default

  • Manual (14.36 MB)
  • DMW-BLF19 battery
  • DMW-BTC10 charger
  • Body cap
  • Lens caps
  • USB-C cable
  • Carrying strap
  • Cable holder

Included by default

  • Manual (14.36 MB)
  • DMW-BLF19 battery
  • DMW-BTC10 charger
  • Body cap
  • Lens caps
  • USB-C cable
  • Carrying strap
  • Cable holder

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Key specs

Type of image sensor
Micro four thirds
Camera usage situation
Professional photography, Vacation, Vlogging
Lens included
Yes
Type of image definition support
Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (4K)
Suitable for photographer type
Expert

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    still relevant, but...

    Pieterpauwel | 31 January 2019 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • 10 bit 422
    • h264 and h265
    • low light
    • autofocus

    After 1 year and a few months in my possession, the GH5 is still a fantastic camera in 2019. What strikes me, however, is the lack of negative reviews. That is why I try to make clear in this review what this camera cannot do.
    - in low light situations I find iso 3200 no longer usable, too much noise.
    -no internal nd filters.
    autofocus is not as accurate as a canon.
    -v-log l does not include the package, which must be purchased separately. It calls it v log l because this is a light version of the full v log, which only works with large cameras (EVA1, Varicam)
    -colors in v-log l require a lot of work and expertise to get right. Learning the profession of color grading in da vinci Resolve software does not work in 1 2 3 and also not with weak graphics cards.
    -noise is present in the shadows when I shoot in v-log l at iso 400 (you can't go lower in v-log l).
    Bokeh is difficult to obtain on an MFT sensor without a speed booster.
    -recording in the 400mbit all intra codec requires an expensive SD card (UHS II V90)
    -h264 and hevc are non-professional codecs to capture. As a consumer, prosumer or poor professional you save on storage space, but this comes back like a boomerang in the editing and grading process. Prores 422 HQ can be recorded with an external atomos recorder, but it costs the same as a decent mft cine prime lens.
    -the menus are difficult to navigate and functions are difficult to turn on and off. Example: you take a hand-held pano with this camera but forgot to turn off the image-lock function, which can result in sudden jerks.
    -anamorphic filming in '6k' as panasonic describes it is actually only possible in '5k' horizontal resolution (4992 pixels I thought) But what's worse is that the chroma subsampling decreases from 4:2:2 to 4:2:0, already it remains 10-bit.
    operations with the hevc codec beg for modern and very powerful computers.
    -no XLR input for connecting or feeding professional microphones. It is possible to purchase an additional module.
    - no SDI out or other professional outputs.
    -filming with a camera form has advantages, but also disadvantages.

    Pieterpauwel | 31 January 2019 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Top!

    Rogier Krijgsman | 11 August 2017 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    Everything you need for video and photography in a small compact powerhouse..

    Rogier Krijgsman | 11 August 2017 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Quality has its price

    Ravi | 27 February 2019 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Unknown possibilities
    • Excellent quality
    • Nice device
    • Two SD card slots
    • Flip screen (a must)
    • battery guzzler
    • Good lenses and accessories needed

    I had a G7. Although the G7 is a nice device, it has no headphone jack or in-camera stabilization, for example.
    Time for an upgrade (or rather: new main camera). The GH5 is superior in many areas: in terms of quality, size and weight (the GH5 is slightly larger and heavier than the G7), in terms of image stabilization (a joy!) and in terms of possibilities.
    You don't just buy the GH5 because of the purchase price. Still doubted about the G9, but the dmw-xlr1 option of the GH5 was the deciding factor for me. In addition, the GH5 also does not have the video time limits that the G9 does. The Sony A7 III was also dropped due to the lack of a flip screen (and I had already invested in Panasonic MFT lenses).
    With the Sennheiser AVX system, the GH5 is a compact AND high-quality audio/video combination. Top audio, without being an audio expert.
    Some downsides:
    - the batteries run out quickly (seems to be due to the energy-guzzling image stabilization) so you have to buy a set of extra batteries (I chose the cheaper Jupio).
    - In addition, the mic input goes out when you connect the dmw-xlr1 (so max 2 channels, not 3).
    - Many people complain about the low-light performance of the GH5. I also recognize this with photos, but for video (in combination with Leica 12-60) I find it very doable.
    Finally: a good device also requires good accessories. You'll probably pay double that for good lenses (I have the Leica 15mm f/1.7, Lumix 25mm f/1.7 and Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7) and accessories (headphones, microphones, batteries, camera backpack etc)!

    Oh yes, because of my wallet and the environment I opted for a "Second Chance" from Coolblue!

    Ravi | 27 February 2019 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Compact camera with huge possibilities
    • Stabilization is excellent. Together with a compatible lens you have dual IS. Then you hardly need a tripod anymore.
    • Fits perfectly in the hand
    • The 4K 60P mode is genius
    • Very extensive menu, many custom options (you have a custom quick menu that you can adapt to your needs) and many extra buttons to assign functions
    • Zebra Stripes, Waveforms,... to help you get the perfect shot.
    • Autofocus: takes a while for the camera to zoom in perfectly and sometimes the focus goes back and forth.
    • Depending on the lens but the camera has some trouble with situations where there is less light, you can bump the ISO up but then you get "noise" on your video image
    • the "LOG" file is charged. If you want to film in log you have to pay extra.

    After using it for a while really completely happy with the purchase. The 4K 60P images are spectacular. You need a very strong PC to process the images but the images are absolutely worth it.

    Wouters Tim | 18 July 2018 | In the composition: Body | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Amazing product
    • High image quality
    • Affirdable native Lenses
    • Amazing image stabilization
    • Strong body
    • Too many sub menus
    • Bad low light due to small sensor
    • Few native lenses
    • Expensive to set up for production (additional cost for Vlog)

    It’s overall best all round camera for pro video production for its cost

    Joachim Oyakhilome | 16 January 2019 | In the composition: Body
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Can't wait to get started on it...
    • 4K 60fps
    • easy white balance
    • slow motion recording
    • double card slot
    • all buttons customizable
    • bit heavy
    • battery life
    • no built-in flash

    I bought this camera to film underwater (of course I need a separate underwater housing for that). There are a number of gadgets on this camera that guarantee a very stable image: filming at 60fps (in 4K!), various built-in stabilization techniques and a relatively large sensor (no full frame). Each button on the device can be freely programmed with one of more than 130 different menu items. That is useful for underwater. But especially the very easy setting of a white balance, because color is everything.

    Bart Adams | 6 November 2017 | In the composition: Body | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Also takes nice pictures
    • GPS and synchronization via smartphone
    • Lots of options to adjust to your personal preferences
    • Fast autofocus that focuses on the subject's eyes

    I've had my Panasonic GH5 for several months now. The reason I chose this model is the combination of video and photo functions. After mainly taking pictures with my iPhone, I felt the need to pick up a serious device. Despite the fact that mainly the video functions are described and tested on the internet, this is without a doubt a good camera. In the first months I mainly used the camera as a camera.

    One of the things I really like about taking photos with my iPhone is that the photos always have the correct date, time and (GPS) location. It's important to me that my new camera also includes these features to keep managing photos simple. The Panasonic GH5 allows you to pair your camera with your smartphone (iPhone or Android) via both Bluetooth LE and WiFi. Once linked, your photos will be provided with the GPS information from your smartphone. However, when you start up your camera, it takes a while before the connection is made. Via the app you can also transfer media and settings and use them as a remote control.

    The camera has many options to adjust to your personal preference. If you want the settings for shutter speed, exposure, etc. to be displayed via the viewfinder, no problem. Assigning a function to one of the many Fn buttons, no problem. And you can then back up these settings to the App or to your SD card.

    The camera focuses very quickly (you can even set the camera to focus as soon as you look through the viewfinder). In people, the camera looks for the eyes to focus on, so thanks to face recognition it knows well where the focus should go. If you want to correct manually after autofocus, that is possible. You will then see with blue dots where the focus is on the image while you turn the focus ring of your lens.

    I ordered the Panasonic GH5 in combination with the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35 mm f/2.8 II ASPH OIS lens and used it during the experiences described above.

    Joey van der Poel | 1 September 2018 | In the composition: Body | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Top notch!!
    • 4K
    • Good in hand
    • auto focus

    It is a real pleasure to film with it.

    Kamran B Mirza | 18 April 2017 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Best camera for photo and videography in this price range
    • many connection options
    • extensive color profiles
    • excellent stabilization

    Good all round camera. I use the GH5 for film, but also great for photography. In terms of camera, it really is the showpiece of 2017. Especially in this price range there are no better alternatives... 4k with 60fps, connection options, extensive color profiles and excellent stabilization

    Kiki Henger | 1 May 2017 | In the composition: Body | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Very nice, but too difficult for the layman
    • Versatile
    • Professional
    • Quality
    • Nice in the hand
    • Beautiful design
    • Not for beginner

    Too hard for a layman

    M Sloots | 7 May 2020 | In the composition: Body + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 | Automatically translated from Dutch


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