The specs on the highly talked about GH5S are in and it is indeed an impressive professional camera!
The new camera has an unlimited video recording time, a 4K photo mode and Timecode in and out. It will support simultaneous internal and external recording, and on-board capture is ten bit.
- The V-log is included as standard. HLG is available in “Creative Video Mode”.
- The GH5S will support 4:3 anamorphic recording.
- The GH5S’s ability to record ten bit 4K video internally is an increasingly significant factor in this competitive field. While eight bit video can look very good, it’s generally accepted that ten bit video is needed for grading.
The new GH5S was designed for independent filmmakers but is also pitched at major cinema film makers as a “B” camera. It lacks the GH5’s in-body image stabilization and doesn’t have the 6K “photo mode” – because the sensor doesn’t have that many pixels.
But the new sensor does have pixels that are 1.96 times bigger than those on the GH5.
The sensor has a dual native ISO: 400 and 2500 (spot the Varicam heritage here!). If this ability is anything like the way it works on the Varicams, then it is a very big plus for the new camera. It’s an amazing thing: there really is no noise penalty working at the higher of the two native ISOs.
Read David Shaptons complete article here