Panasonic Lumix GH5 Review – Is This the New Video King?



There are lots of things to marvel at when looking and taking the Panasonic Lumix GH5 for a spin. For instance, it offers 6K-resolution when capturing images and 4K-resolution when filming videos. Videos are shot with at 18-megapixels. Then there’s the large and bright viewfinder, along with advanced auto-focusing and a wealth of other features. These are all placed inside a weather-sealed body for extra durability. So the question is, is this the new video king?

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Review – Is This the New Video King?

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 Offers a Wealth of Video Features

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a micro-four thirds camera and it is placed in the high-end portion of the market. It omits the low pass filter, which is not a surprise considering the many other high-end cameras that opted to do the same. Because of the omission of the low pass filter, you can squeeze out even more detail into every shot taken.

Then there’s also the Venus Engine that you can take advantage of. With it, it has 1.66x faster processing power as compared to its predecessor because of the additional processing core. With this more powerful processor, Panasonic claims that the Lumix GH5 corrects more artifacts in images such as unnatural white edges and color fringing.

Another great thing about this camera is that it features 5 Axis Dual IS II. This means that it offers both in-body and lens-based image stabilization with up to five-stops of compensation. This means that even if you have really shaky hands, the likelihood of getting accidental camera shake in your photos and videos will be very minimal. Hence, you will be able to get crystal clear images even when you’re shaking from the cold weather.

Moving forward, this particular camera has so much focus on video that it is no surprise to see the camera to sport a very impressive hardware spec made for making video clips and even movies. It can shoot cinema-grade 4K-resolution at 24p with a bit rate of 150Mbps, or you can opt for the standard 4K-resolution at up to 60p. You can even dial the resolution down further to Full HD if you want to take advantage of 180-frames-per-second.

There’s more to the Panasonic Lumix GH5 than your standard photo and video-capturing camera. There’s also the functionality wherein it offers a color subsampling at 4:2:2 and a color depth of 10-bit. This means that videos come out with great information in the color department which makes for videos with a lot of “pop” in them. With all that has been said and done, this particular camera can certainly battle it out properly with the rest of the competition.


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