Specifically, I'm looking at the detail and perceptible noise on the skiff docked behind bridge, man walking on bridge, railing on bridge, etc. They all seem to quote the sensor size as 17.3mm wide (same as the GH5) but this is for STILLS mode in 4:3 aspect ratio. Panasonic touts their newly announced GH5S as the low-light king, and just like with the Sony a7S (and a7S II) the S stands for “sensitivity”. Who wants a randomly creeping shadow in the corner? The LUMIX GH5S includes cutting-edge C4K: 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit recording with unlimited recording. Underlining the low light improvement, the GH5S offers a Dual Native sensitivity range. Quick Conclusion. So much so that when pushed all the way to the new maximum of 51,200 ISO, the Panasonic GH5Shas an image that appears cleaner than the previous Panasonic GH5max of 12,800 ISO. This means that the GH5s still has a usable, clean image at ISO 6400 and 12800. Above that and the GH5s becomes noisy but that is a full 3 stops better than the GH5 which is impressive. Quick Conclusion. And these are just the unedited JPEGs! One advantage to going this route is the GH5s would do much better in low light--which will be a factor for some of the B-Roll. The GH5S does deliver on it’s low light promise, even vs the best 4K full frame cameras. Sensitivity tops out by default at ISO 51,200, where the GH5 had an … Although you wouldn’t realise it from reading the specs online! For reasons beyond my understanding the cast of the theater experience was on hand as models. Here I put the little nocturnal fox in the ring with the Sony A7R III, A7S II, Nikon D850 and the plain old ‘non-video-orientated’ GH5. The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a new flagship compact system camera aimed at professional videographers. Above that and the GH5s becomes noisy but that is a full 3 stops better than the GH5 which is impressive. Not only are the pixels nearly 2x larger than the GH5, the sensor is larger. Sensor. Despite the overly-elaborate staging of the event, which felt too tightly controlled to reflect reality, I have to admit I was impressed by the photos the GH5S turned out. The GH5S is a camera which leans farther into the video capturing niche compared to the LUMIX DC-GH5, while the “S” in the new name stands for sensitivity – especially light sensitivity in low lighting that has been boldly billed as one of the main highlights of the camera. The 10bit codec makes for a solid V-LOG-L and the low light performance is a definite step up from the GH5 though, highly noticeable at anything past ISO 800. As you can see, the details of the scene really started to reveal themselves at the high ISO levels. It has a new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Venus Engine and Dual Native ISO technology, which combined together make it the most capable low-light Micro Four Thirds camera currently on the market. Some of the tree detail in the test shot isn’t coming out very well on the GH5S compared to the Sony. Panasonic recently launched the new LUMIX GH5S camera, which is said to be the successor to the previous LUMIX GH5. In other words, DPR raves about low-light video with the GH5s, but I see the potential for stills too. Panasonic has also included its Dual Native ISO Technology to reduce the risk of background image noise in low-light conditions. The Panasonic GH5 starts to fall behind at ISO 6400. Its mirrorless design enables the high performance, durability, mobility and low light gathering needed for professional Cinematic and Anamorphic 4K video production. As a camera that excels at shooting in low light, the LUMIX GH5S boasts -5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the increased sensitivity and optimised tuning of … The ‘Low ISO’ range from 80 – 800 and the ‘High ISO’ range from 800 – 51200. Yes it is a shame to lose the stabilisation, but for shows like The Grand Tour on Amazon, they’ll have fewer vibration problems from the GH5s being used as a POV camera inside a car. 10.2Mp Micro Four Thirds compact system or mirrorless system camera that’s designed with videographers in mind I recently took delivery of a Panasonic GH5S. This is half the resolution of the 20.2-megapixel sensor in the GH5, but in return offers better performance in low light. Small thing, but something I quite like. Sony A7R3 users – THROW AWAY YOUR CANON LENSES! Underlining the low light improvement, the GH5S offers a Dual Native sensitivity range. Comparing the GH5S directly to the A7S II isn’t really a fair fight, so I thought it’d be more interesting to see how close I could get to matching Sony’s low-light monster with any and all help I could find on the LensRentals shelf. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body announced and released by Panasonic in January 2018. The NX1 only at ISO 6400 as that is the maximum for the camera. Panasonic claims it’s just as adept at capturing low-light video too. Follow the explanation from LUMIX Ambassador Steven Clarey about Dual Native ISO and see, how the great Low Light sensitivity in LUMIX S1H and GH5S are achieved. On the other hand, the GH5S’ great image quality and easy-to-use interface have earned its praise from filmmakers with more controlled lighting conditions, making the camera a solid option for those folks looking for a reliable Micro 4/3 camera system with some excellent low light capabilities. The next video is filmed on a Panasonic GH5s. Download the uncompressed version here. At least 19mm I believe. The independent voice on cameras for filmmakers and photographers, by Andrew Reid. Panasonic says the new Lumix GH5S is an 'superior mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers' and it will be available from the end of January 2018 with an RRP of &beat out;2199 / €2549.99 (body only). And I’m just scratching the surface of what the GH5S can really do. GH5s Low Light Footage Horrible My company bought a GH5s for use in real estate videography, and I am the primary user of the camera. I have a secret project planned for this camera and I am going to enjoy doing that, first though, I wanted to see if the GH5S fulfils pretty much it’s only obligation – the first ever Micro Four Thirds camera that is clean in extremely low light? One native ISO is set at 400, for use in well-lit environments, which then adjusts anywhere between ISO 160 and ISO 800. Exceptional low-light performance is a key capacity for professional videography, and you’ll enjoy this and much more with the new LUMIX GH5s! The GH5S takes the low light performance to a new level for Micro Four Thirds. The GH5S is a camera which leans farther into the video capturing niche compared to the LUMIX DC-GH5, while the “S” in the new name stands for sensitivity – especially light sensitivity in low lighting that has been boldly billed as one of the main highlights of the camera. You are getting a 400Mbit/s ALL-I codec on the GH5 and GH5S, but does it make a HUGE difference here? Panasonic GH5 Real World Autofocus and Low Light Test (Kind of) Tweet. This is the kind of low-light prowess makes me want to grab this camera and take it everywhere, seeing just how often I can capture things in places I wouldn’t have dared to before. But last week, I got a chance to check out the GH5S’s low-light capabilities. And with the GH5S’s dual native vlog ISO’s of 800 and 5000 and extended ISO going all the way to a mind-bending 204,800, I will definitely want to compare the GH5 and GH5S in low light. It outperformed the full frame Sony A7R II easily in the split-screen at the same ISOs. The GH5S does deliver on it’s low light promise, even vs the best 4K full frame cameras. I might agree with you. I’d choose the A7R III over the A7S II in a heartbeat. But my concern is if I can acceptably intercut the two cameras for the interviews. The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a new flagship compact system camera aimed at professional videographers. One thing I do notice about the GH5S (although this is with version 0.2 firmware) was the noise reduction is a bit on the heavy side and the exposure seems a bit darker than the A7R III at the same ISO, shutter speed and aperture. GH5s gives a better lowlight image at ISO 6400, same at 12800, slightly less at 20000, 2 stops less at 102400. but practically a 21mm side-to-side. While the A7R III is a hybrid camera for the masses, the GH5S is like a pro video camera in a hybrid form factor. On the other hand, since Panasonic GH5S has 56% larger pixel area compared to Panasonic GH4, it has potential to collect more light on pixel level hence have less noise in low light / High ISO images. The LUMIX GH5S includes cutting-edge C4K: 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit recording with unlimited recording. I’m reserving that for another article and test though. Almost like having it set to native ISO. The opportunity was specifically designed by Panasonic to show off the GH5S’s low light performance, and consequently, the venue was the dim McKittrick hotel which is also the site of a popular adaptation of Macbeth called Sleep No More. The GH5 features a 20MP Live Mos sensor which is currently the highest resolution you can … provides a crisp live view and high visibility even in sunny shooting conditions. I also added the Nikon D850 and Samsung NX1 to the test video. Does the Panasonic GH5S finally achieve full-frame like performance at ISO 12,800 against the best of the competition? To get this higher sensitivity, the camera’s sensor has a sensitivity switching circuit for each pixel. That might not make a big difference to pro shooters who will keep the camera attached to a tripod or gimbal, but it does impact handheld shooting. The flat profile is also very nice, grades well! Of particular note it how easy you should be able to shoot in V-LOG, for better editing later on, and with in-camera anamorphic lens correction. If the performance changes when updated, I will re-do the test. That never used to be the case with the Sony cameras. It’s only once you push past than into ‘special use’ one off mega high ISOs that you see it’s worth. Hey Richard, thanks for the reply. Even ISO 3200 is so clean it is practically a Green party politician. Every digital camera has a native ISO where it operates optimally. The ‘Low ISO’ range from 80 – 800 and the ‘High ISO’ range from 800 – 51200. Is the Panasonic GH5s worthy of all the hype? Yes, a full frame sensor helps but that is a HUGE difference in how many megapixels are crammed in. GH5s Low Light Footage Horrible My company bought a GH5s for use in real estate videography, and I am the primary user of the camera. This is something Panasonic should be making a bigger deal about and it means with a Metabones Speed Booster XL you are now getting a full frame 1.1x view of your Canon lenses… at least horizontally. Next, with the help of some actors from Sleep No More, I took a series of shots, starting at ISO 1600 and moving up one step at a time to see how the GH5S photos handled things. The mighty A7S II low light camera model barely displays any advantage at ISO 12,800 and can’t do Super 35mm mode in 4K due to the low megapixel count. Harv’s review of EOSHD Pro Color V3 and a handy exposure guide, Nikon facing serious crisis in chipmaking – as well as camera business, Pro camcorder ergonomics are overdue a big change. So the GH5s is already ahead in low light situations, then consider if DoF is an issue the GH5s has and EXTRA 2 stop advantage and if DoF is not an issue, one can put a speed booster on the GH5s for a 1 1/3rd extra stop advantage (or use an F/1.8 zoom with an extra stop for a 2.3 stop advantage over FF zooms). The Sony A7R III has a 42MP sensor vs just 10MP for the GH5S which makes the similar low light performance in 4K video quite mind-bending. The GH5s has no problem filming low light video at 3200. Combined with very fast lenses and a Metabones Speed Booster, and you could say it surpasses quite a few full frame cameras and all of Canon’s, even the 1D X Mark II and 1D C (which I will compare in a later post). ISO. At the iconic McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan, Chris educates us on the multi-aspect sensor and its unique capabilities. The weak point is autofocus. So the GH5S is much more like the GH2. TheCameraStoreTV YouTube channel, hosted by Chris Niccolis gives a look at what the GH5s can do in low light situations. Unfortunately, we couldn’t actually test the claims Panasonic made of it’s new GH5S until recently. This should also translate into a 1.5-stop improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, producing images that are cleaner with lower noise levels. The Nintendo Switch Finally Enters 2020 With a Firmware Update Full of Necessities. Sounds complicated? This should also translate into a 1.5-stop improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, producing images that are cleaner with lower noise levels. On the other end of the spectrum, the GH5S uses its ISO 2500 native setting to handle low-light images, which spans everything above ISO 800 all the way to the GH5S’ max ISO of 51,200. I didn't make the decision to purchase the camera, but it was purchased mostly for it's low light performance, due to houses being anywhere from dark as a … Combined with very fast lenses and a Metabones Speed Booster, and you could say it surpasses quite a few full frame cameras and all of Canon’s, even the 1D X Mark II and 1D C (which I will compare in a later post). That larger sensor makes a difference to the field of view of your Micro Four Thirds glass too. liberty aint what you think. Both images from 16000ISO on would rather not be used for cinema projection. GH5s gives a better lowlight image at ISO 6400, same at 12800, slightly less at 20000, 2 stops less at 102400. It is a dual native ISO sensor in the GH5S and it shows.