Moving a step further in the video recording space, Panasonic India today introduced Lumix GH5S, the world’s first high precision cinema 4K recording camera designed specifically for low light scenarios.
As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the Lumix GH5S features 5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF that aids in higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. It is further powered with a LiveView Boost feature that makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for Live view. The camera has been designed specifically for professional filmmakers such as cinematographers, documentary makers, wedding users and YouTubers.
Packed with astounding features to satisfy the evolving needs of videographers, the newly developed 10.2-megapixel Digital MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology and Venus Engine 10 faithfully reproduces even dark parts of the image, allowing ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording when the use of supplemental lighting may not be possible as well as an extended ISO of up to 204,800.
To further elevate the video expression, the flagship camera also comes with a Variable Frame Rate Effect (VFR) which allows users to record slow motions and timelapse videos seamlessly in 60 FPS and 240 FPS format, alike. The camera also comes pre-installed with a V logL feature, so users don’t have to purchase a software upgrade key separately.
Keeping in mind the outdoor needs of consumers, the GH5S has been composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front, rear and top frame that is not only splash-proof and dust-proof but also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius which is tough enough to withstand heavy field use.
Yosuke Yamane, Director – Imaging Business, Panasonic Corporation, said, “GH5S has received an overwhelming response ever since its launch at CES 2018. With broadcast and digital mediums evolving at a fast rate globally, there is a huge demand for high-resolution videos that are richer, crisper and deliver exceptional quality under low-light conditions. The robustly built GH5S caters to such specific demands of professional cinematographers and videographers, alike.”
Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head – System Solution Business, Panasonic India, said, “GH5S has been designed in mind catering to the rising need for immaculate and high-resolution videos currently prevalent across industries. As pioneers of 4K innovation, Lumix GH5S will seek onto cater to this need while also penetrating into the more professional videographer market such as Indian film and broadcast industry, documentary makers, wedding market and YouTube enthusiasts. We will be looking at 20% market share in 1.5-3L camera market by 2018-19.”
Gaurav Ghavri, Product Head- Digital Imaging, Panasonic India, said, “The new Lumix GH5S is developed to pursue the highest picture quality in high sensitivity video recording and can handle up to ISO 51,200 when the use of supplemental lighting may not be possible. Moreover, videographers now will be able to shoot in both Ultra HD and cinema 4K resolutions. It has also enhanced the 225-point autofocus system to achieve outstanding footage in any environment, especially in low light. It also allows to shoot time-lapses and 2.5x slow motion in 4K or up 10x slow motion in Full HD.
With these immense capabilities complemented by a sturdy body, the GH5S is an extremely imperative tool for videography professionals who demand high end low light video quality.
The camera will be available at all Panasonic stores across the country at a price of Rs 1,84,990.