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    Comparison of the Specs: Panasonic Lumix GH5s vs. Panasonic Lumix GH5

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    Almost a year has passed since the premiere of Panasonic GH5. The new GH5s model is not a successor of the above-mentioned camera but its low light version. Panasonic, possibly due to technical reasons, but maybe more in order to protect a base position of the model, has removed crucial functions by adding additional functions. Below you can find a table with the comparison of the specifications of both cameras.

    Feature Panasonic Lumix GH5s Panasonic Lumix GH5
    Camera Format:

    Micro Four Thirds

    (2x Crop Factor)

    Micro Four Thirds

    (2x Crop Factor)

    Resolution: Effective: 10.28 Megapixel Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
    Max Resolution: 10MP
    3680x2760
    20MP
    5184x3888
    Sensor Type & Size: MOS
    17.3x13mm
    MOS
    17.3x13mm
    File Formats: Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
    Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Video Format: 4096x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps
    3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    3328x2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 120, 240 fps
    4096x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps
    3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    3328x2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
    Dust Reduction System: Yes Yes
    Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
    Image Stabilization: No Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    Focus Mode:

    Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF),

    Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

    Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF),

    Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

    Autofocus Points: Contrast Detection: 225 Contrast Detection: 225
    Viewfinder Type : Electronic Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count: 3,680,000 3,680,000
    Viewfinder Coverage: 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.76x Approx. 0.76x
    Display Screen: 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000) 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000)
    ISO Sensitivity:

    Auto, 160-51200

    (Extended Mode: 80-204800)

    Auto, 200-25600

    (Extended Mode: 100-25600)

    Shutter: Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 - 1/32000 Second
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second
    Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 - 1/32000 Second
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode
    Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average Metering
    Multiple
    Spot Metering
    Center-Weighted Average Metering
    Multiple
    Spot Metering
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting : Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format
    Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format
    Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format
    Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format
    Up to 8 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 7 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 5 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 2 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
    Up to 12fps at 20.3MP
    Up to 30fps at 18MP
    Up to 60fps at 8MP
    Flash Modes: Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 Second 1 / 250 Second
    Connectivity: 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone
    2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring)
    HDMI A (Full Size)
    USB 3.0
    Viera Link
    X-Sync Socket
    1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone
    2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring)
    HDMI A (Full Size)
    USB 3.0
    Viera Link
    Wi-Fi Capable: Yes Yes
    Battery: 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1860 mAh 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1860 mAh
    Operating Temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10-80%
    14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10-80%
    Size: 5.4x3.8x3.6"
    (136.9x97.3x91.6mm)
    5.5x3.9x3.4"
    (138.5x98.1x87.4mm)
    Weight: 1.45lbs (660g) with Battery 1.6lbs (725g) with Battery

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