LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GH5 has a Fully Articulated 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,620k dots. The Panasonic GH5's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic GH5 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
GH5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 3,680kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic GH5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . Unfortunately GH5 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic GH5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 225 points to choose from.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic GH5's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, GH5 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic GH5 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic GH5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 with bit rates up to 400 mbps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 formats. This means that Panasonic GH5 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 180 fps for ultra slow motion videos. GH5 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic GH5 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic GH5 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GH5 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GH5 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.2 LE) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
Panasonic GH5's bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GH5. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GH5 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 410 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 350 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GH5 is $1,997.99