Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part I

Is the GH5S the new low-light king?

by Jaron Schneider |

With the GH5S, Panasonic makes vast improvements to an already excellent camera
The Panasonic GH5 is already one of the best video cameras you can purchase, especially once you consider its size and low cost. Its ability to produce extremely high quality video in multiple formats, the inclusion of ultra-high definition 4Kp60 capture, the improved ISO performance and the continued excellence of its battery life (which has been a hallmark of the GH series of late) made for a truly excellent video camera.

But what if I told you it could be improved. And not just a little, but a lot?

But first, the minor changes
Before we get into the major things that make the GH5S different from the GH5, I wanted to first mention a few small things. On the new GH5S, Panasonic added some red embellishments to the camera that 1) look awesome (red is my favorite color, so I may be biased) and 2) quickly and effectively differentiate it from the GH5. The record button was also lightly modified, and now actually has the "€œREC" letters printed on the giant red button.

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