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    Panasonic has launched a video-specialised version of the GH5 - the GH5S



    Here is me and the new Lumix GH5S and this was taken with a GH5S as well - at ISO 6400. It's been tweaked in Lightroom and is a crop from the in-camera JPEG. The uncropped (and un-tweaked) frame looks like this:



    It's 'only' 10 megapixels and the in-camera sensor shift IS has been removed - but there are reasons for both moves by Panasonic.

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    Re: Panasonic has launched a video-specialised version of the GH5 - the GH5S

    The camera I used was a pre-production one and a full test of image quality is not likely to be representative of the best the GH5S will eventually be capable of. However, I've uploaded some shots taken with the camera, resized to 1200 pixels (long side). You can find them in the FTU gallery album here:

    http://fourthirds-user.com/forum/dbt...=4&type=albums

    Here's an ISO 6400 still from the album linked to:

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    Re: Panasonic has launched a video-specialised version of the GH5 - the GH5S

    So why did Panasonic remove the built in sensor IS? Their explanation is that in some situations where the camera is subject to a lot of harsh movement, the sensor IS becomes a liability, even when turned off. There is no easy way to lock the sensor into place when IS is switched off.

    Why is the sensor reduced in resolution to just 10 megapixels?It means the pixel pitch can be maximised and is now basically the same as a full frame 40 megapixel sensor. My guess is that the sensor is from Sony (it has the same dual ISO range feature we've seen in other Sony sensors) and should perform similarly to Sony's 40MP FF sensors, though at a lower resolution. It also means that 4K/UHD video does not need pixel-binning, like higher resolution sensors and Panasonic says this means better quality video reproduction.
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    Re: Panasonic has launched a video-specialised version of the GH5 - the GH5S

    Thanks Ian,
    Looks like a interesting camera.

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