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The Panasonic GH5 is a pro-grade hybrid photo/video camera for the Micro 4/3 system, and the predecessor to the GH5S. Key features include:

  • 20.3MP Live MOS sensor with no low-pass filter

  • Internal 4K60p with no sensor crop or time limit

  • 5-Axis Photo/Video with Dual IS 2 support

  • Venus Engine Image Processor

Please Note This version of the GH5 does not include the V-log upgrade. The Panasonic GH5 w/V-Log has the upgrade pre-installed.

What’s Changed? While the GH4 is quite advanced for a hybrid mirrorless camera, the GH5 does everything it does noticeably better as well as adds professional video features like waveform and vectorscope monitors. Autofocus is faster with more points, 5-axis in-body stabilization has been added, and the new sensor/processor combo enables in-camera 4K60p capture.

20.3MP Live MOS 4/3 Sensor. This low-pass filter-free sensor produces detailed, high resolution images and video throughout its 200 – 25,600 normal ISO range. This sensor is paired with a new image processor that enables all the video wizardry inside this relatively small camera.

5-Axis Image Stabilization with Dual IS 2 Support. While other Panasonic cameras have in-camera sensor stabilization, the GH5 is Panasonic’s first to utilize 5-axis sensor stabilization. When paired with a stabilized Panasonic lens that supports Dual IS 2, you’ll see up to 5 stops of correction.

4K Video Powerhouse. Unlike its predecessor, the GH5 uses the full sensor width for 4K capture with no recording time limit. The camera offers internal recording at up to 4K/30p 10-bit 4:2:2 (400Mbps) and 1080/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 (200Mbps). Sending the signal out to a compatible external recorder increases the possible 4K frame rate to 60p, but does little else.

Professional Video Functionality. Waveform and vectorscope monitoring are major additions, but the GH5 also offers a variety of handy features like pre-configurable rack focusing and CINELIKE V and CINELIKE D picture styles with in-camera LUTs for monitoring. Additionally, there’s a 4:3 anamorphic shooting mode and overcranking ability for Full HD 1080 @180fps video.

But What About Still Photography? While headlining features are primarily video-centric, the GH5 is a quite capable still camera. The improved Depth From Defocus system offers faster, more accurate performance with 225 AF points. Panasonic has also added a dedicated AF point joystick for selecting the desired point, and the camera can capture up to 9fps with continuous autofocus.

OLED EVF & Touchscreen Rear LCD. One of the most welcomed new additions (at least around here) is the 3680k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.76x magnification. Outside of the Leica SL, it’s among the best available. Meanwhile, the 3.2-inch 1.62m-dot rear RGBW LCD is fully-articulating and touch-capable.

Durable Body. Build quality has been improved, with extensive weather-sealing around the magnesium alloy that Panasonic claims is dust-proof, splash-proof, and freeze-proof down to 14º F. Dual UHS-II SDXC memory card slots handle recording, while the same DMW-BLF19 rechargeable battery is carried over from the GH4.

Other Notable Features. While there’s numerous, a few most-notable are built-in 5 Ghz Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2 LE for wireless image transfer and remote camera control, optional Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter add-on for professional audio functionality, and 4K/6K Photo modes at 30 fps/60 fps (JPEG only).

Need a Memory Card? You’ll need an ultra-fast memory card for a camera this powerful, and we recommend the Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC. This camera can take full advantage of its superior 299 MB/s max write speed and 300 MB/s max read speed for high-resolution, high-bitrate capture.

Q & A

  • Does this Panasonic GH5 come pre-installed with V-Log?
    • No. This version of the GH5 does not include the V-Log upgrade. If V-log is what you seek, the Panasonic GH5 w/V-Log is the camera you want.

  • Does this camera have a built-in flash or accessory flash included?
    • Panasonic removed the built-in flash for this generation and no accessory flash is included. However, we do have some flash options listed in the recommended section on the left-hand side of this page.

  • Do you include the cable holder adapter?
    • Since this is not a required accessory, we do not include the cable holder with the rental. However, if you need this accessory, you can request it be sent in the special instructions box upon checkout.

  • What kind of card do I need to shoot 4K 10-bit and how long will I be able to record?
    • To record using the camera’s 4K 10-bit shooting modes, you will need an SDXC card that is rated for V60 speeds (or faster). This is the card we currently recommend. The highest recording quality uses about 180 GB per hour.

  • Are there any memory card requirements for this camera?
  • Aspect Ratio

    4:3, 16:9



    Camera Type


    Crop Factor



    5.5″ × 3.9″ × 3.4″

    File Format

    Still Images: JPEGRAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch



    • Continuous-Servo AF ©
    • Flexible (AFF)
    • Manual Focus (M)
    • Single-servo AF (S)


    ISO Range

    Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)

    Image Stabilization

    Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

    Item Type


    Memory Type



    Micro 4/3rds

    Sensor Size

    Micro 4/3rds

    Shutter Modes

    Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 – 1/8000 Second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 – 1 Minute in Bulb Mode 1/24 – 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1 – 1/16000 Second

    Video Formats

    4096 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps 3840 × 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3328 × 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 1920 × 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps


    1.6 lbs.

    AC Adapter - Panasonic VSK0815F

    Battery - Panasonic DMW-BLF19

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B

    Camera Strap

    Charger - Panasonic DMW-BTC13

    Micro 4/3 - Panasonic GH5

    Micro Four-Thirds Body Cap

    Panasonic Eyecup for the Lumix GH5