Here are the detailed Panasonic GH5s specifications

I just received the detailed specifications of the rumored Panasonic GH5s camera:

  • Effective pixels: 10,280,000 pixels (as I already reported the Panasonic GH5s will be designed for low light performance similar to the Sony A7SII)
  • Total number of pixels: 11,930,000
  • 4/3 LiveMOS sensor
  • 12 fps
  • ISO: 160-51,200
  • Extended ISO: 80-102,400
  • Mechanical shutter: 1/8,000
  • Electronic shutter: 1/16,000
  • Flash sync: 1/250
  • Light metering system: 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
  • LCD screen: 3.2", 1,620,000 dots, touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: OLED, 3,680,000 dots with diopter adjustment (-4 to +3)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Battery charger: Panasonic DMW-BTC13
  • Battery: Pansonic DMW-BLF19PP
  • Two memory card slots
  • 4k photos
  • HDMI Type A / USB 3.1
  • Dimensions: 138,5x98.1x87.4
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
  • Dust-proof and splash-proof body

I will have a few more specs later today (still confirming the details).

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  • Eno

    Fantastic specs for video only oriented users!

    • Yes, I will try to get some detailed video specs later today or tomorrow.

  • Wolf33d

    What about the AF???

    • I am still waiting on the rest of the specs.

      • von

        Try to get some video specs while you’re at it!! (like codecs, bit rates, etc.)

      • Pang Drew

        Peter, can you please share anything more about the highframerates, like whether the 240 fps will be 10 bit (I know I’m dreaming)? Also, could you let us know if there is higher frame rates like 480 fps at 720P? Thank you.

        • I am still trying to get the info.

          • Pang Drew

            Okay, when you are able to only. Thanks for all your work.

          • Thanks for being a reader – it is not up to me to get the info, I am waiting on my source to respond.

  • Duncan Dimanche

    built in ND would have been AMAZING !

  • Duncan Dimanche

    I’m really eager to see what they managed to achieve in low light performance. If it can match the A6500 it will be quite an achievement already

    • s3t

      Unfortunately, better low light performance (judged by juxtaposing two same-sized pictures) is impossible to achieve by changing sensors/technology. The only way they could advance the lowlight performance with a new camera is to decrease shutter speed before shake (more light) or postprocess the image with better noise removal (image reconstruction) algorithms. No hardware lowlight advancements are possible, we’ve got all of them. As for video lowlight… They might throw some tricks of better denoise/longer frame exposure to make it look better.

      • Mmmbeats

        How about the bigger photosites this sensor would have?

        • RC Jenkins

          Doesn’t change the low-light performance significantly.

          Sensors now have microlenses to improve the QE.
          These work similar to how large apertures work–they act as a satellite dish to capture a bunch of incident light and concentrate it onto a smaller area.

          • Mmmbeats

            Seems to fly in the face of what everyone else has opined. Bigger bucket means more photons – basic physics.
            Bigger photosites will require bigger microlenses, and all they do is redistribute the light to avoid non-active areas of the sensor, as far as I can tell.

          • RC Jenkins

            Physics is independent of “everyone else’s” opinions. Which ‘basic physics’ are you referring to?

            You’re confusing several concepts.

            The “bigger bucket” (ie. full well capacity) deals with dynamic range at base ISO, not low light performance. By definition, ‘low light’ is when the bucket is not full.

            At ISO 200 (base ISO = 100), the bucket can only get half full before it overflows. That’s why DR decreases as ISO increases by roughly 1 stop per ISO.

            But even then, you’re neglecting a key bit: Photosites have a surface area, but they also have a depth. Which is taken into account in Aptina’s technologies (look up their ‘deep photodiode’ technology).

            Again, irrelevant, since we’re not talking about full well capacity, but rather signal-to-noise ratio at low signals. Which is a different concept than bucket capacity.

            Take this from me: a university-accredited Physicist.

          • Mmmbeats

            Could you do me a succinct wrap-up of quantum mechanics for me please? I’ve never quite gotten my head around it.

          • RC Jenkins

            Basic physics. 🙂

          • Ringo

            Ask a guy what time it is and he builds you a watch.

          • RC Jenkins

            Yeah, no.

            This was more like: tell someone the Earth is flat because “everyone sees it’s flat – basic physics.”

          • Matt Culley

            If it’s not a dramatic difference how do we explain the low light performance of the a7sii compared to the a7rii? I’m not being snarky cause I honestly don’t know enough about the science behind it to have strong opinions. I’m just interested.

          • RC Jenkins

            The sensors are tuned differently, but still within 1 stop of each other.

            In fact, the A7Rii has a higher DR at low ISO’s, which would be the correlation to full well capacity… 🙂

            ie. the higher MP sensor also has a higher DR…counter to the argument that fewer pixels means more DR. 🙂

    • Gene

      Why would anyone want an A6500 low-light performance in a $2500 package? You could get two A6500 for that money… Why would anyone get the GH5s with a 10M sensor for $2500 when Sony A7SII is already out on the market with a signficantly larger and more dense sensor? It seems like a non-starter to me…I hope these specs are incorrect.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        You clearly don’t shoot that much video cause the GH5 is a video camera and such an easy and truly made for video. The sony cameras have great image quality but are hell to work with.

        The a6500 has amazing lowlight High ISO. Only beaten by the a7sii. No other cameras can beat it in my foundings.

        So yeah i would pay 2500$ for a gh5 with ALL its specs and a good low light performance

      • zmarty

        The whole GH5 package (camera + lens) is smaller than Sony, and Sony has pretty garbage user experience. I know, I came from a 6500.

        • Matt Culley

          I too use both cameras and there’s a night and day difference when it comes to user experience. I’m a youtuber though so I really wish that panny af was better.

  • IAm Sarama

    Any word on dynamic range? Thanks!

    • not yet

      • IAm Sarama

        Thank you, this is one that I’m really watching for.

    • Gerard Roulssen

      Probably at least a stop better than GH5.
      So that means around 3 stops 🙂 🙂

  • Neopulse

    Kind of odd the 1/250 flash sync when m43 can do 1/320th easily given the small sensor.

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