Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body

MX65307 LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body
MX65307 LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body MX65307 LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body MX65307 LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body MX65307 LUMIX GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body

Product Info

LUMIX GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body with 20.3 Megapixels, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Internal, Dual Image Stabilization 2, WiFi + Bluetooth

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is the company's flagship mirrorless camera and one that is focused more toward video than stills. It features a 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor, updated Venus Engine processor, ultra-high resolution EVF and a fully articulating LCD. The rugged body is sealed against the elements and has 5-axis in-body image stabilization. It has an updated Depth from Defocus AF system which can track subjects at 9 fps and offers 225 focus points. The camera has Panasonic's usual stable of features that take advantage of its video capabilities, including Post Focus, Focus Stacking and both 4K and a new 6K Photo mode.

The GH5 is a videophile's dream. It can capture 4K/60p footage with no crop, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording, optional V-LogL support, a waveform monitor, adjustable luminance levels and much more. An optional adapter adds XLR jacks and numerous audio controls.

  • Professional photo and 4K video performance in a durable magnesium alloy body.
  • 20.3MP, Four-Thirds sensor with no low pass filter
  • 4K Video: Internal recording at 4K60/50p (4:2:0 8bit) & 4K30/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit).
  • Variable Video Frame Rates 4K: Max. 60fps & FHD: Max. 180fps
  • 5-Axis Photo/Video Dual I.S. 2.0 up to 5 stops with compatible LUMIX MFT lenses, plus in-body stabilization support for classic non-O.I.S lenses
  • Fast and accurate focusing utilizing LUMIX 480 fps DFD focusing system and Venus Engine 10
  • Full size (Type A) HDMI terminal with cable lock included & twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 Compatible)
  • 3.5mm mic & headphone terminals - optional DMW-XLR1 microphone adaptor
  • Eye viewfinder 3680k-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x
  • V-LogL recording with (Optional) DMW-SFU1 paid upgrade


Splash/Dust/Freezeproof Rugged Design

The LUMIX GH5 is built like a tank to withstand even heavy use out in the field. It is freezeproof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial, and button. A magnesium alloy full die-cast armor frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you can.

High Durability Shutter Unit

The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release*. Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving 'spur-of-the-moment' shots but when used with fast aperture lenses – even outdoors – it gives impressive de-focus.

* Panasonic LUMIX in-house examination.

20.3MP Pixels

The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor to achieve incredible picture. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free.

Venus Engine Processor

The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 produces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. Multi-pixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Color

World 1st* 4K 60p/50p Smooth Quality Video

The LUMIX GH5 records silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video. Faster frame rates mean excellent motion compensation plus you can slow down footage inside your video editing timeline without losing detail. You also achieve perfect panning control and a suppression of the rolling shutter effect as seen in lesser frame rates.

High-resolution images and perfect focal length can also be achieved as the LUMIX GH5 features pixel for pixel, no sensor cropping recording. There's also no recording duration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in all record settings.

* For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera as of January 4, 2017

4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

The LUMIX GH5 brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video recording. For example, 10-bit will render all the subtleties of graduated skies and sunsets without the banding so prone to 8-bit. The power of having film creation capabilities inside the camera sets a new precedent in guerilla style filmmaking. And you can record 4:2:2 10-bit to SD card whilst simultaneously feeding the live signal thru a full-size HDMI port connected to an external monitor or recorder. 4:2:2 10-bit recording enables faithful color and grading fidelity with over a billion colors and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.

Control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.

VFR (Variable Frame Rate)

The VFR lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion or unique quick motion in 4K (60fps max.2.5x slower) or Full HD (180fps max.7.5x slower) quality, such as 180 fps / 7.5x*.

* In full HD, 24p playback.

Rack Focus Transition

The Focus Transition function automatically shifts the focus point at a constant speed for precise in-focus to out-focus points - for example background to foreground - to give you an impressive 'rack focus' motion picture effect.

Live Output & Full Size HDMI

The LUMIX GH5 is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output to an external monitor or recorder via an optional HDMI cable (full size Type A), while simultaneously providing an internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording*. It is suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high quality recording to external codec devices (such as Pro Res).

* 4K 60p/50p is output only.

6K 30fps / 4K 60 fps PHOTO Burst

Shoot with unlimited burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The new 6K PHOTO* mode at 30fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a stunning ~18-megapixel high-resolution. The Ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60fps freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional DSLR cameras. The LUMIX GH5 truly does make moments unmissable.

* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.

Post Focus - Shoot now, Focus Later

This fantastic Post Focus function gives you the power to focus after you've taken the shot! Simply capture the scene, review the image and touch the part of the photo you'd like pin sharp. Set and save. It's simple, stunning and all this advanced processing happens inside the camera.

Focus Stacking - Adjust The Focus Area After Shooting

The Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus area after shooting by blending multiple images taken at different focus distances to create an amazing image depth of field. You can make your images with exactly the kind of de-focus you want or pan-focus the image by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is brilliantly useful when shooting with fast apertures, close ups or macro photography.

DFD Ultra Fast Motion Detection & Focus

Panasonic's innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology is constantly evolving and its just got even better. DFD allows the LUMIX GH5 to calculate focal lens movement by comparing depth of field values of two images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX GH5 can achieve ultra-high-speed Auto Focus in up to 0.05 seconds* and 9 fps burst shooting with AFC (** 12 fps burst shooting with AFS). A newly adopted motion detector accurately tracks fast moving subjects, and enables smooth 4K PHOTO/VIDEO & 6K PHOTO recording.

** In AFS, at wide-end with H-ES12060 (CIPA).

225 Focus Points Plus Selective AF

A Joystick Controller on the back of the LUMIX GH5 is used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area overlay.

The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (LUMIX GH4) to 225 points for more flexible composition.

The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (LUMIX GH4) to 225 points for more flexible composition.

AF Zone Selectable

The focus area group size and position can be customized for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF.

AF Customize

With more customized AF settings, it is now possible to adjust AF directionality depending on the shooting scene.

Joystick Control

The LUMIX GH5 offers you more intuitive control with the addition of a joystick over the conventional front /rear dials operation. A dedicated button allows direct reach to exposure compensation, white balance adjustment or ISO setting and a maximum of 5 settings can be assigned to the Fn buttons. All these components are designed to be operated easily and without taking your eyes away from the viewfinder.

5-Axis Dual I.S. Eliminates Blur

5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2* intelligent compensation enables up to 5-stops of slower shutter speeds even through telephoto lenses. The LUMIX GH5 nearly eliminates shake in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with O.I.S.

* 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works when attaching the lens that are compatible with it. Firmware update of the lens is also required.
** Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50-140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=100-280mm), when H-FS14140 is used.]

Professional Versatility

A plethora of video formats and bit rates prepare the LUMIX GH5 for use in a wide range of professional applications such as web, TV, DVD/Blu Ray and digital cinema production. You can select from four recording formats such as AVCHD and MP4 for playback ease, or MP4 (LPCM) and MOV for professional editing ease.

The LUMIX GH5 is worldwide compatible as the system frequency can be selected from 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (CINEMA).

Dual SD Card Slots

Dual SD card slots increase recording capacity and file arrangement efficiency. The dual SD card slots allow you to record in relay, backup, and simultaneous modes. Relay allows you to swap a full card out for an empty card so you can record virtually endlessly. The backup mode allows you to record continuously on one card, while you start and stop recording on the other card. Simultaneous record duplicates your recording on both cards.

Large OLED LVF (3,680k-dot)

The high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder matches up to exactly how you intended to see the image even under direct sunlight. A high 0.76x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21mm is excellent for people who wear glasses.

Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi® 5GHz

The Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) enables full-time connection between camera and smartphone with low energy consumption. After shooting, it automatically switches to Wi-Fi connection, transferring data to your smartphone. The Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) is incredibly fast. You can use Panasonic's Lumix Image App for Android / iOS to control shutter and other settings, plus, video record Start / Stop without physically touching the camera!


Panasonic Lumix GH5 Digital Camera Body
Part Number DCGH5K
Type Digital single lens mirrorless camera
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro four thirds mount
Image Sensor  
Type Live MOS sensor
Pixels 21.77 Megapixels
Effective pixels: 20.30 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Dust Reduction Supersonic wave filter
Color filter Primary color filter
Recording System  
Storage Media SD
(Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Still Image Format JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31)
Type OLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)
Field of View Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eyepoint Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Dioptric Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 dpt
Eye sensor Yes, High / Low
Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed 1/8,000 sec (max.)
Still image: Bulb (Max. 30 mins), 1/8,000 - 60
Electronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 mins), 1/2,000 - 60
Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1
Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 23.98Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Shutter Life Approx. 200,000 images
Self-Timer 10 sec, 3 images / 2 / 10 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
Remote Control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)
Exposure Control  
Exposure Metering System 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Metering Modes Multiple
Center Weighted
Metering Range 0 to 18 EV (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Modes Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
Scene Modes Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Night Portrait
Special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE Lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 200 - 25,600
Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Focus / Autofocus  
Type Contrast AF system
Focus Modes AFS (Single)
AFF (Flexible)
AFC (Continuous)
DFD Technology Yes
Post Focus Yes
Focus Stacking Yes
AF Modes Face/Eye Detection
Custom Multi
Detection Range -4 to 18 EV (ISO 100 equivalent)
Focus Lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points N/A
AF Assist Lamp Yes
AF Custom Setting AF Sensitivity
AF Area Switching Sensitivity
Moving Object Prediction
Built-in Flash N/A
Flash Type TTL External Flash (sold separately)
Synchronization Speed < 1/250 sec
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync.
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced Off For iA, iA+ only
Flash Adjustment 1/3 EV step ±3 EV
Flash Synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync
2nd Curtain Sync.
Accessory Shoe Yes
Wireless Control Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
White Balance  
White Balance AWB
White Set 1, 2, 3, 4
Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White Balance Adjustment Blue
Amber bias, Magenta
Green bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
Exposure Mode Program AE
Manual Exposure
Master Pedestal Level 31 steps
Luminance Level 8-bit: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
10-bit: 0‒1023 / 64‒940 / 64‒1023
LUT Display LUT Monitor Display
LUT HDMI Display
* Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1 (sold separately) is required.
Synchro Scan Yes
Time Code Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable
Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain Operation Shutter Duration/ISO
Shutter Duration/dB
Live View  
Live View Shooting Yes
Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max. 2x
4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1)
Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)
Other Functions Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
LCD Display  
Type TFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor Size Free-angle, 3.2 in. diagonal
Pixels Approx. 1,620,000 dots
Filed of View Wide viewing angle, Approx. 100%
Aspect Ratio 3.2
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow
Playback Functions 30-thumbnail display
12-thumbnail display
Calendar display
Zoomed playback (Max. 16x)
Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable)
Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only)
Title Edit
Face Recognition Edit
DPOF Print Set
RAW Processing
6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving
6K/4K PHOTO Noise Reduction
Light Composition
Clear Retouch
Text Stamp
Video Divide
Time Lapse Video
Stop Motion Video
Rotation Display
Picture Sort
Delete Confirmation
Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
Interface I/O USB Type-C
Super Speed USB3.1 GEN1
Wi-Fi Functionality Yes, Wi-Fi® 5 GHz (IEEE802.11ac)
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
Power Source  
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (included)
Battery Life Approx. 400 images (CIPA)
Approx. 1000 images (Power Save LVF mode)
AC Charger EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (sold separately)
Battery Charger MH-24 Quick Charger
OSD Language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional)
Operating Environment  
Temperature -10 ~ 40°C (14 ~ 104°F)
Humidity 10% ~ 80% RH
Dimensions and Weight  
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm (5.45" x 3.86" x 3.44")
Weight Approx. 645g (camera body only)
Approx. 725g (body, SD card, battery)

Package Contents

  • Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
  • DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • DMW-BTC10 Battery Charger w/ AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cable Holder
  • Instruction Manual