Panasonic claims world’s first 4K 60p/50p digital mirrorless camera

Panasonic has launched the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5S with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality in low light during CABSAT 2018. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras, the company claims.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology and Venus Engine reproduces even dark parts of the image, allowing a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording, the release stated. This sensor is a multi-aspect type with a sufficient margin for realizing the same angle of view at the same focal length in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios. The sensor also supports photoshooting in 14-bit RAW format, providing higher flexibility for professional RAW development workflows.

Commenting on the product launch, Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager, AVD, Panasonic, said: “The launch of the LUMIX GH5S is a testament to our commitment of offering future-proof products and solutions that our customers will truly appreciate.  We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and technology, especially with the growing digital revolution currently taking place in the industry.  We are optimistic that this cutting-edge camera model will strengthen will the company’s position as the leading consumer electronics brand in the region and exceed the expectations of the customers across UAE.”

In order to make the GH5S tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees, the release states. The GH5S is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the UHS-II and Video Speed Class 60.

The GH5S includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to offer a flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing . For extended battery life and a more stable hold, the Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 (sold separately) is available.