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Product code: 82912053
Panasonic's GH5 is an awesomely capable compact system camera. With a larger sensor than its predecessor, refined Venus Engine and more powerful image stabilisation, stills and movies are incredibly detailed and breathtakingly lifelike. Stunning 4K UHD video resolution runs at an ultra-smooth 60p for the first time, and 6K Photo shooting allows you to select that perfect split-second still from a burst file to save as a high-quality image. With super-fast autofocus, a live viewfinder and a highly flexible touch screen, all housed in a rugged body built for the outdoor life, the mirrorless GH5 delivers unprecedented picture quality in the history of Lumix cameras.
Superb Sensor & Venus Engine
At 20.3 megapixels, the Digital LIVE MOS Sensor is 25% bigger than that of the GH4 benefitting superb resolution, image rendering and colour reproduction, while the removal of the low-pass filter maximises the level of detail possible. The refined Venus Engine processor achieves amazing image quality, especially with Natural Texture Expression for breathtakingly lifelike natural tones. It analyses the characteristic and optimally processes each individual pixel for stunning detail, realism and suppression of false colour. High Precision Multi Process Noise Reduction boasts four times the accuracy on the previous model, so visual noise is countered and detail is retained, meaning low-light photos can be clearly shot at high ISOs of 25600. Stills and movies are blur-free: in conjunction with a compatible lens, powerful 5-axis dual image stabilisation compensates for larger, previously uncontrollable movements, making it equivalent to shooting at a maximum 5 stop slower shutter speed. Perfect for telephoto and single-handed use, and all in stunning 4K.
For the first time, 4K UHD video runs at up to 60p (i.e. frame refreshes per second) for unbelievably smooth and ultra-detailed footage. It also means you can slow your footage down without losing any fine detail. The sensor and venus engine combine to suppress rolling distortion, while faster quality signal reading ensures every single frame is of outstanding quality. Special film characteristic styles ('Cinelike D' and 'Cinelike V' for example) are available to give your work that authentic film feel, and with no recording duration limit you can go beyond 30 minutes in all settings.
The 6K Photo feature allows you to extract an 18MP resolution image from a 6K Burst Shooting File running at 30 frames per second, so you will always master that one perfect split-second moment, in beautifully glorious detail.
Using improved Depth from Defocus technology, autofocus is increased on the previous model up to a super-fast 0.05sec at 12 frames per second. So it's easy to keep locked onto fast moving subjects and keep them super-sharp. The frame contains 225 focus points, and you can customise a focal group using the thumb joystick. Meanwhile the Post Focus function even makes it possible to select the area of focus after you've taken the shot.
It's supplied with a LEICA DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 Power O.I.S. lens. A highly flexible lens, equally adept at framing breathtaking landscapes and mid-telephoto portraits, it captures your work with a stunning clarity, right to the edge of the frame. Power optical image stabilisation ensures images are free of blur, even from large camera shake, so every picture is beautifully crisp, and all distortion is prevented. And with stunning autofocus capability it's ideal to do justice to 4K video capture. Splash, dust and freeze-proof it's just as tough as, and a perfect companion for, the GH5.
Live Viewfinder and Vari-angle Touch Screen
The large OLED Live Viewfinder boasts an amazing magnification ratio of 1.52x (0.76x 35mm camera equivalent), while the rear touch screen achieves approx. 100% field of view and can be positioned at any angle so you can always find the perfect shot, even in the trickiest environment.
Integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi makes wireless connection with your smart device easy, for instant sharing of your work.
The GH5 is tough enough to withstand heavy use in the field. Composed of magnesium alloy and joint-sealed, not only is it splash and dust proof, but freeze-proof down to minus 10 degrees celsius. So it'll keep delivering incredible imagery through the toughest of photography adventures.
Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.
- Accessories Included
- Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Size & Number
- Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh)
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Approx. 410 images (rear monitor), 400 images (LVF)
- Built In Flash
- Camera Type
- Compact System
- Care instructions
- Included in packaging
- USB Type C, HDMI Type A, 3.5mm Headphone Out, Mic In
- Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous Shooting Speed
The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode, useful for fast moving subjects
- 30 fps
- H9.81 x W13.85 x D8.74cm (excluding protrusions)
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- TFT LCD monitor with static touch control
- Exclusive to John Lewis
- Face Detection
Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject of a snap
- File Formats
- JPEG, RAW, MP4, AVCHD
Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken, perfect for holiday snaps
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Image Megapixels
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp and your videos are stable
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure. This affects the depth of field (the distance beween the nearest and furthest objects that can be kept in focus)
- F2.8 (Wide) - F4.0 (Tele)
- Lens Details
- LEICA DG Vario-Elmarit ASPH. Power O.I.S. lens
- Lens Mount
The type of camera fitting that interfaces between the camera body and the lens. Not all lenses are compatible with all models of camera, so check before buying
- Micro Four Thirds
- Lens Size
The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity. A smaller focal length will generally result in a wider angle of view
- 12-60mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-120mm)
Enables extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum ISO Rating
Maximum ISO Rating
Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and therefore performance in low light settings. Greater ISO numbers indicate more light sensitivity, though may lead to more grain or noise in the image
- Memory Card Type
- SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Night recording
Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
- Power Supply
- Rechargeable Battery
- Red-Eye Reduction
Reduces red-eye effect in portraits and group photos
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Self Timer
Delays taking the picture for a few seconds, ideal for self portraits or group pictures
- Sensor Size
- 17.3 x 13.0 mm
- Sensor Type
- Live MOS Sensor
- Shooting Modes
- Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom 1, 2, 3, 4, Cinelike D, Cinelike V, Like709
- Shutter Speeds
The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
- Still image: Bulb (Max 30 minutes), 1/8000 - 60/Electronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max 30 minutes), 1/2000 - 60/Electronic shutter: 1/16000 - 1/Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16000 - 1/25, 23.98Hz: 1/16000 - 1/24 (Synchro Scan)
- Smile Detection
- Sweep Panorama
- Touch Screen
- Tripod Thread
- Video Resolution
- 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60p/50p
The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture. Not all modern digital cameras will feature a physical viewfinder as well
- OLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)
Unpackaged weight of the product
- Approx. 725g (SD card, Battery, Body). Approx. 645g (Body only), Approx. 1045g (SD card, Battery, lens included)
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer. This involves zooming in on an existing image, so it gives slightly less detailed results than an equivalent optical zoom
- Zoom (optical)
Allows you to zoom the image closer to the subject. Optical zooms feature physically moving lens components, so it maintains the image quality as you zoom in. Digitial zooms essentially crop an existing image, so may lose image quality as they zoom in
Delivery & returns
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- International Delivery
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