Panasonic - Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

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Slip this Panasonic Lumix 4K camera body in with your lenses, and take stunningly sharp videos and crisp photos with one device. The mirrorless frame is lightweight for easy travel, and the 20.3-megapixel technology delivers on clarity. This Panasonic Lumix 4K camera body is compatible with Lumix lenses to expand your camera collection's functionality.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)
  • Battery charger (AC cable included)
  • Battery pack
  • Body cap, Eye cup
  • Hot shoe cover
  • Flash syncro socket cap
  • Cover for the battery grip connector
  • USB connection cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Cable Holder

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 41)

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Features


20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers incredible detail and excellent enlargements

The Four Thirds sensor without low-pass filter produces great edge-to-edge clarity with incredible detail and sharpness.

ISO 100 - 25,600 for crisp and clear photos even in ultralow light

Enhances shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations, including extremely low light.

Never miss a shot with ultrafast 12 fps (frames per second)

Shoots up to 12 frames per second at full-resolution 20.3 megapixels, so you capture it all, from heartwarming smiles to game-winning goals.

225-point autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

Multiple autofocus modes allow you to shoot any scene you can imagine.

4:2:2 10-bit 4K internal video recording

Enables faithful color and grading fidelity with over a billion colors and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.

Variable frame rate

Lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion or unique quick motion in 4K or Full HD.

Instantly share your pictures with built-in Wi-Fi

Upload, e-mail or share photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet.* Your smart device can also act as a second monitor as well as remote control. Smart device is not included.

3.2" rear touchscreen swivel OLED display

Renders bright and crisp images; for precise Live View and movie shooting, as well as an accurate preview of the scene.

Venus Engine 10 processor

Produces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast.

OLED electronic viewfinder

The bright and high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot, and features 3680K dots for amazing resolution.

DFD ultra fast motion detection & focus

Combination of the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, lets the camera achieve ultra-high-speed autofocus.

5-axis photo/video Dual I.S. 2.0

Enables up to 5-stops slower shutter speeds even through telephoto lenses. The camera nearly eliminates shake in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end.

Weather-sealed splash-, freeze- and dust-proof design

Rugged enough to withstand even the most challenging environments.

Shoot now, focus later

Exclusive Post Focus mode gives you the power to review an image and touch the area you'd like to be pin-sharp.

Live output & full size HDMI

Suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high-quality recording to external codec devices (such as ProRes).

Dual SD card slots

Increase recording capacity and file arrangement efficiency. The dual SD card slots allow you to record in relay, backup or simultaneous modes.

Multiformat memory slots for storing or transferring data

Support SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. Memory cards are not included in the offer.

*Requires high-speed Internet service.


Customer rating

4.9
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily the very best micro four third camera

    Posted
    Steve008
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I used to own the Panasonic GH2, GH3, GH4 and now the GH5 and every model up was quite an improvement in all aspects and this one is no exception. This is easily the very best micro four third camera you can buy. Don’t listen to the bad reviews regarding the autofocus; autofocus is working just fine on this camera and actually it is improved over the GH4. I very much like the slightly larger (about 10%) body, on all the previous models I used to have a battery grip attached just so I can hold it better and have a better grip on the camera but so far it seems I don’t need a battery grip at all for the GH5. I mainly use this camera for shooting real estate with the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm, this combination produces outstanding picture quality and videos with in camera body stabilization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent but not for gimbal work

    Posted
    Sambo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is an excellent camera and I will miss the 4K 60... if you are wanting this camera and autofocus Is your priority then I would not recommend it . If you are a manual shooter then I would highly recommend this camera even over the Sony a7iii and over the Sony as7ii... in my opinion autofocus is crucial for gimbal work and that is why I returned this camera and I am now waiting on the Sony a7iii... the only thing I will miss is the 4K footage at 60 frames per second. The a7iii is has way better dependable autofocus that I need and it is getting a lot of hype for alll of the photo and video features ... if you are a manual shooter who wants photos and video I would also recommend the a7iii . But like I said if your a manual shooter and are just looking for video features then get the gh5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best pro-sumer camera out there, hands down.

    Posted
    GlamourSwine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The GH5 has it all, everything a professional videographer needs within an acceptable consumer price range. The 4K 4:2:2 at 10bit is unmatched at this price point, and the catalog of usable lenses on the GH5 is incredible. While the extra crop factor can be a bit of a nuisance at times, the quality output from this Panasonic gem is worth the annoyance. Very solid build, full-size HDMI output, WiFi, rotating touch screen, customizable button map... it has everything! Highly recommend getting the Vlog color profile as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera - lots of features

    Posted
    etherealsam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is an excellent camera. The image stabilization is incredible when paired with a Panasonic lens with image stabilization. Out of the box it takes great pictures, but there are tons of options to optimize the camera. Luckily there are lots of videos on line to show you how to use the different features and people publish configuration files that you can load into the camera to get started. Video is stunning, just make sure you purchase a SD card that can handle the speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This camera is DOPE

    Posted
    Josh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I went into debt to purchase this camera and it was absolutely worth it. If you’re considering this, just get it. It’s an amazing all in one camera regardless of what you’re using it for. The only negative is low light, but in reality it sees about as good as you can with your eye. The sensor also allows you to get extra reach out of telephotos from other systems. And you can adapt just about any lens to this system which is amazing. Just buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best filmmaker's mirrorless camera in 2017

    Posted
    DavidM1975
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Excellent image quality, matching the legendary Canon's fantastic skin tones. 4K video and an easy to work with set of video formats. Double stabilization (if used with a compatible lens), great audio features, clean HDI output for those who are looking to do LIVE video, dual sd card slots + many many other, truly made for a filmmaker features. My video review: https://youtu.be/ARYw5CkOtdg

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 4K Video Hybrid Camera

    Posted
    jonsmovies
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've owned every model of the Lumix GH series starting with the GH2 and this camera is by far the best of the series. Capable of producing great photos but absolutely amazing video at up to 4K 60p, this camera has everything I need as a video professional- 5-axis IBIS, 10-bit 4:2:2, slow motion up to 180fps, great color, 12+stops of dynamic range. The list goes on and on. If you're looking for a hybrid DSLR and are serious about the best video quality for the price, you need to buy this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely worth the upgrade from the GH4

    Posted
    TechnoTruth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm a prosumer film maker and was hesitant to upgrade from the GH4. I've been out and done some filming and the purchase has been absolutely worth it. It is a bit more bulky, but not overly so. The most significant add for me is the in-camera stabilization. Coupled with a native panasonic MFT lens, the dual IS is crazy. I can shoot nearly like a slider with both the 12-35 and the 35-100. Highlight recommended. The only con is the auto-focus, but that's well-documented online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about memory, shutter, glare and low-light. Editors are less positive about flash and battery and have mixed opinions about lens. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
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    The Panasonic GH5 is a wonderful successor to an already great hybrid still & video camera. Sporting a new 20MP sensor, faster processor, a very deep buffer, dual UHS-II SD slots, 4K video up to 60p, 10-bit internal video recording, 6K Photo modeFull Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Ben Pitt on May 18, 2017
    Panasonic GH5 review: The ultimate hybrid video and stills camera
    Packed with professional features, the Panasonic GH5 is the new standard bearer for indie filmmakers.Full Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Phil Hall on March 14, 2017
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