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Panasonic GH5S with V-Log Hire

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is an exceptional mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers. Micro Four Thirds mount.

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NB: Using the GH5 / GH5S with the Atomos Ninja Inferno / Atomos Shogun Inferno: A high quality HDMI cable that is capable of handling the bandwidth of a 10Bit 4K60p signal is required to output a 10bit 4:2:2 4KUHD60p signal, please see accessories. More information can be found HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to record C4K/4K ALL-Intra motion pictures (400 Mbps), Panasonic have confirmed the requirement of a memory card rated at Video Speed Class 90 or above. These are available for hire, HERE:

Product Highlights

10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
Micro Four Thirds Sensor
DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
3.2" 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Advanced DFD AF System
12 fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes

Introducing a 10.2MP High sensitivity MOS sensor for improved image quality in low light
Timecode IN/OUT for easy implementation within multi camera shoots
True “Multi-Aspect Ratio” Function in both photo and video

Panasonic has proudly introduced the new hybrid LUMIX GH5S with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the LUMIX GH5S achieves our highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras.Packed with big features to delight videographers and photographers alike

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200. When shooting in dark environments, videographers can now focus on capturing the perfect shot without worrying about background noise thanks to the newly applied Dual Native ISO Technology.

The LUMIX GH5S is compatible with Timecode IN/OUT which is easy to set using the flash sync terminal and bundled coaxial cable for a BNC terminal. The camera can be used as a Timecode generator for other GH5S models and professional camcorders and the functionality makes multi-camera productions pain-free by instantly synchronizing recordings to other cameras or audio devices.

Both videographers and photographers can now enjoy the same diagonal field of view across all aspect ratios with the True “Multi-Aspect Ratio” function. The newly developed multi-aspect sensor provides sufficient margin to get the same angle of view in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios.

This feature means you can easily switch between different aspect ratios making the process easier while producing and editing in post-production. The GH5S now also provides the photographer with 14-bit RAW recording, providing greater flexibility within professional RAW development workflows.

The LUMIX GH5 was the world’s first mirrorless camera to achieve 4K 60p / 50p video recording*1 and the new LUMIX GH5S again establishes a milestone by realising the world’s first 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096x2160).*2 The GH5S is capable of internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording*3 for even stronger colour reproduction, while V-Log comes pre-installed on the camera.

There is no time limit*4 for both Full-HD and 4K video recording and the LUMIX GH5S complies with 4K HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) mode in Photo Style. A low-bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG is available, which enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.

The LUMIX GH5S also records 4:2:2 10-bit 400-Mbps All-Intra in 4K 30p/25p/24p and C4K 24p and 200-Mbps All-Intra in Full-HD. The VFR lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (240 fps*5, maximum 10x slower).

DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and ultra-high-speed digital signal processing achieve fast auto focusing of approximately 0.07 sec*6 and 12 (AFS)*7 / 8 (AFC) fps in 12-bit RAW and 11 (AFS) / 7 (AFC) fps in 14-bit RAW high-speed burst shooting. The 4K PHOTO mode enables 60 fps high-speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

Comfortable operation especially in low light

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 sensor. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition - even in total darkness - by boosting the sensitivity just for Live View. The magnification ratio in MF assist is increased from conventional 10x to 20x, which is convenient for astronomical photography.

For night mode the red interface provides mild backlighting, letting users see the subject comfortably in dark surroundings.

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*8 and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. The GH5S is equipped with a dual SD memory card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II and Video Speed Class 60. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. The HDMI Type A terminal is provided.

Exceptional image capture without concern

The GH5S has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x/0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) providing smooth display at 120 fps. A high-precision, high-speed OLED display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. In addition to dual dials, an omni-directional joystick enables more intuitive and flexible operation.

The model includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5 GHz (IEEE802.11ac)*9 can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.

Panasonic will be partnering with VICE UK in 2018 on the development of a new creative platform to support the next generation of young UK filmmakers through the lens of the Lumix GH5 and the new Lumix GH5S. Further details of the partnership will be announced early 2018.

*For full details and more in-depth technical information, please see the Panasonic press release, HERE.

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Description Quantity
32gb Extreme Pro SDHC card
iM2100 / iM2200 Black Flight Case
Micro Four Thirds Body Cap
Cover for the battery grip connector
Return Cable Tie
Return Courier Bag
Hireacamera USB Drive (Containing Manual)
GH5 shoulder Strap
Metal Strap Clip with Plastic Cover
DMW-BTC13 Battery Charger
VSK0815L AC Adaptor
USB Interface Cable (USB Cable - 3.0 A-Male to Micro B)
Charger Cable (USB Type C)
Rubber Port Cover (attached)
Cable Protector in 2 parts
BNC to Flash Cable
DMW-BLF19E Battery


All packages containing this product are detailed below.
  • Panasonic - GH5S Pro Package
    Panasonic - GH5S Pro Package

    The Panasonic GH5S Pro Package is an ideal video starter kit for the GH5S, complete with Movcam cageMetabones EF adaptor, Panasonic XLR mic kit64GB additional memory & more, see below for details.

    Kit includes: Panasonic / DSTE DMW-BLF19 Battery Pack, Metabones Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster S 0.71, Movcam Cage For Panasonic GH5 & GH5S, Delkin 64GB SDXC UHS-II (U3/V90) Memory Card, Panasonic GH5S with V-Log, Panasonic LUMIX XLR Mic Kit