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Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic GH5

Two professional cameras from the same manufacturer. Panasonic GH5 a year older than Panasonic GH5s is highly rated camera for its elegant 4K capability among the professional cameras. But Panasonic GH5s seems to be an aquatic challenger for other lowlight cameras and its nearest competitor is Sony A7S II. From the specification table one can’t expect which camera may sniff the victory in quick session of this specification comparison. But methodically, Panasonic GH5s should be near the Triumph with its cutting edge lowlight and video performance. Read the full neck and neck comparison and see which camera is getting the upper hand.

Feature/Models Panasonic GH5s
Panasonic GH5
Megapixel 12 megapixels
20 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Image processor  Venus Engine 10
Venus Engine 10
Low Pass Filter No No
AF system Contrast detect Contrast Detect
AF points  225 AF points 225 AF Points
ISO  80-204800 100-25600
Shutter speed 1/16000 to 60 sec
60sec 1/16000 sec
Image Stabilization No 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S.
Continuous shooting speed  12fps 12fps
Video Cinema 4K @60 fps (4096 x 2160 @ 60fps) 4K Video at 60 fps
Display 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
Hot shoe  Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed yes yes
Battery life 440 shots 410 shots
Weight  660g 725g
Size 138×98×87 139 x 98 x 87 mm

 


Image quality

There is a difference in resolution Panasonic GH5s with 10.2 MP and Panasonic GH5 with 20 MP, but both have same sized MFT sensor and here, in this comparison, Panasonic GH5s shows large pixels area. Thereby, large amount of light may pass through the sensor and hence better images are possible compared to GH5. Even in the lowlight. By the way, we can expect large print of the subjects with the effective resolution of 20 MP from Panasonic GH5.


ISO

There is a huge difference in the ISO range of these two cameras. Yes! First GH5s figures 204800 of sensitivity, whereas GH5 offers the maximum ISO of 25600. As the line conducted ” Panasonic GH5s is the excellent lowlight camera” we can clearly say that for lowlight Panasonic GH5s is very sharp camera that can capture detail image in the lowlight areas.

Moreover, the Dual Native ISO feature, providing low range (400) and high range (2,500) ISO environments.


Video

Panasonic GH5s offers 4096 x 2160p @ 60fps – Just Brilliant! Panasonic really makes it a dedicated cinema camera that offers exceptional video features. And the best part is that you have no time limit while recording 4K. Moreover you can record Full HD 1080p @ 240fps (Really insane!). On the other side, Panasonic GH5 is also an outstanding video camera that allows you record 3840 x 2160p @ 60fps. But you can call GH5s is an advanced version of Panasonic GH5.


Shots

You can take around 440 shots at a time with Panasonic GH5s, whereas Panasonic GH5 can take around 410 shots at a time.


Verdict

Both of these two cameras are closely resembling each other’s features, such as AF system, continuous shooting speed etc. But still due to advanced image sensor and video functionality, we would like to give rating to GH5s. So we must recommend the cinema or filmmakers to increase your budget and get GH5s to feel the new kind of shooting experiences. But you don’t want to then stop on GH5 because it is also an outstanding video camera that offers almost everything.

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