(We do favor an external charger like this over solely in-camera charging, though, as if you have to charge in-camera, you can't be charging and shooting at the same time.). It offers better video quality, more shooting options, and more advanced video-specific features; it's a tailor-made camera for experienced and professional-level videographers. The GH5S' prefocused shutter lag time was 0.045 second with the mechanical shutter, which is very fast and actually a bit faster than the GH5's 0.056s. The GH5S has much more room to house those megapixels, which means they can be made much larger than those within the GH5 (1.96x larger).  The body of the GH5S is similar to that of the GH5, with both cameras based upon die-cast magnesium alloy front, rear and top frames. (180K PDF document)). And secondly, the IS system moving could potentially disturb your framing, something that we understand could occasionally be triggered by environmental noise.  Dimensions (wxhxd): 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm (excluding protrusions)  Weight: Approx. VLog is especially useful thanks to 10-bit recording and improved ISO performance, which allows for the camera's use in some particularly dark environments. What is rare, however, is talking about one with reverence. The main buyer of the GH5S is likely to be a professional (or very serious enthusiast) video shooter and the camera will meet the needs of many potential purchasers. Plus, Full HD (1920x1080) can be captured at up to 240p. This is dramatically larger than the original GH5, which saw its ISO range stop at 12,800. you release and press the shutter too quickly in Single Shot mode, I've shot with it professionally twice now and used it in testing environments more than a dozen times, and the soul of this camera has gripped me since the first time I looked at the footage it produced. With 14-bit raws, both figures drop by one frame per second. 06/21/2019: Review Conclusion posted. Continuous shooting speeds are the same as in the GH5, with a maximum of 12 fps when the mechanical shutter is used and 60 fps in 4K Photo mode.  Colour space options: Adobe RGB, sRGB POWER O.I.S. It's the camera to get out when you really need to push the limits of current sensor tech. Image Sensor Type: Live MOS Sensor Image Sensor Size (W x H) CROP Frame (19.3 x 13 mm) Effective Pixels: 10.28 Megapixels Total pixels: 11.93 Megapixels Max … Time per shot, averaged over 600 frames, then slows to an average of 0.2s or 5.0 fps when buffer is full. Autofocus lag averaged 0.2 seconds and was eliminated by pre-focusing the lens. Because it's one thing to upset the people who just bought the GH5 less than a year ago by introducing one that's better, but it's another to force those same people to buy two cameras instead of one. Excellent video quality; Very good high ISO performance; Cinema 4K & UHD video up to 60p; Full HD up to 240p; 10-bit internal video recording; Tons of features & options for advanced/pro videographers. And although that’s a fairly considerable drop in resolution, it’s for good reason. The GH5S, though, is aimed at low-light specialists and videographers. The mix and breadth of what the GH5S can accomplish is even more outstanding given the $2500 price point. All in all, the GH5S has pretty much every video feature and setting required for all but the most demanding or specialized video creator. So, not only is the A7S II able to be used at one more stop of ISO, it also looks better than the GH5 at every level past 6400. The sensor area in the A7S III is 276 percent bigger. Unfortunately, the lack of in-built stabilisation made it difficult to maintain focus while walking, even though a stabilised lens was being used. There are so few cameras that I cling to as treasured objects these days. The Panasonic GH5S impresses with its ability to shoot consumer 4K and Cinema 4K content entirely in-camera at a rate of 60 frames per second, both of which the company says are world's firsts for a mirrorless camera. And while the AF speed is slightly slower than the GH5, and the lack of in-body image stabilization removes some of what made the GH5 so versatile, the GH5S offers such a wealth of features and high-quality video, that it's easy to overlook these minor points. 54mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/160 second at f/5.6. Here, video capture is clearly of huge importance, and an area in which this camera offers some really significant improvements over the GH5. 12mm focal length, ISO 160, 1/640 second at f/10. Yep, fewer pixels are better for video capture. Hands-on Preview posted: 01/08/2018 It also enables the camera to retain the same basic pixel count and angle of view in 4:3,17:9,16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios. But at the same time, it'll perform much better than its higher-res twin when shooting video or in low ambient light levels. Rear and top views of the GH5S body with no lens attached. Explore the Panasonic DC-GH5S - Lumix G Mirrorless Cameras - Unlimited recording in C4K/4K 60p/50p. As mentioned, the primary changes to the GH5S compared to the standard GH5 is the imaging pipeline. However, both slots in the new camera are compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II and Video Speed Class 90 standards, whereas only one slot in the GH5 supported   V60 class cards.  White balance: AWB,  AWBc , Daylight , Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, 3, 4; Colour temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4 (2500-10000K in 100K), Adjustments across B/A and M/G Breathtaking low-light image quality driven by an advanced new image sensor. Between the DC-GH5 and the DC-GH5S the sensor resolution of the GH5S has reduced significantly. Based on pro videographer feedback, Panasonic opted to leave IBIS out on this higher-end model, as the IBIS system can potentially produce noise and it can also interfere with lots of stabilizer rigs, such as gimbals, cranes and other camera-mounting gear often used in professional video productions. ISO 51,200 is starting to look like the noise level we saw from the Canon 1DX II at ISO 12,800, so it's acceptable but not "clean."  Focus system: Contrast AF system with DFD technology The array of features on offer (see below) should meet the needs of potential buyers. Switching to 14-bit RW2 files (the GH5S is the first Micro Four Thirds camera to offer 14-bit RAW files) reduced RAW and RAW+JPEG frame rates to around 11.6 frames per second, slightly faster than Panasonic's 11 fps spec. Autofocusing was similar to the GH5’s, which isn’t surprising since the system is essentially the same in both cameras. The GH5S is the first Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera to offer 14-bit RAW files (GH5 RAW files are 12 bits), and it slightly exceeded their 11fps spec when shooting 14-bit files in the lab. COVID-19. Still frame from AVCHD Full HD (1920 x 1080) movie clip recorded at 50i/17Mbps. That's a noticeable difference of 2.3 ounces (65g) or almost ten percent, and it hints at a feature subtraction which we'll come back to in just a moment. Processing the burst took just over 30 seconds. The GH5, on the other hand, does have IBIS, which works really well, making handheld video shooting very easy. 10MP resolution is limiting for still photos; No in-body image stabilization; Slower AF than GH5; Buffer clearing could be faster; No 6K Photo features due to sensor resolution. At the other end of the sensitivity scale, straight-out-of-the-camera JPEGs had with nicely balanced contrast and saturation, with the expected saturation boost in red and orange hues. The Panasonic GH5S retail package (as reviewed) contains the following items: Note: Given the more specialized, video-centric nature of the this camera and its lower-res sensor, the GH5S did not undergo our full laboratory testing treatment for still images. ISO 204800, 28mm focal length, 2 seconds at f/11. Available for still photography, 4K and C4K video, and in Anamorphic mode, this function allows you to fully leverage the angle of view of the lens for more creative options. As in the GH5, the buffer depth is up to 600 JPEG frames  or 80 RAF.RAW frames when using a UHS-II U3 compliant flash card. Imaging Resource © 1998 - 2020. From   ISO 25600, the dynamic range in shots was progressively reduced; interestingly without much loss of highlight detail, although shadows became somewhat blocked up. Sensor and Image Processing  The sensor in the new camera is a little larger than the regular M4/3 chip, measuring 19.2 x 13.0 mm, instead of the normal 17.3 x 13.0 mm dimensions. Processing of JPEGs was completed within 1.5 seconds of the shutter being pressed;  RAF.RAW files averaged 1.75 seconds. While we tried out the GH5s’s full range of video settings, the results of some settings were so similar we don’t think it’s worth providing frame grabs from all of them and have instead offered a representative selection covering the broad range of options available. (The latter approach will allow for more than two cameras to be kept in sync, too.). That said, given the GH5S's intended focus as a professional video camera, it's safe to assume that most users will be cinematographers that utilize manual focus the vast majority of the time. lens, which we reviewed in May2017 and which was released at the same time as the GH5. Clips recorded in MOV format are also ideal for editing. Backlit scene; 16mm focal length, ISO 160, 1/320 second at f/8. Physically, the two cameras are almost identical but the GH5S introduces a new 10.2-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, which together with the latest  Venus Engine 10 processor enables the addition of Dual Native ISO technology, along with a raft of functions found in Panasonic’s Varicam professional camcorders. Being able to feel comfortable up to ISO 25,600 in some cases basically makes it so I can shoot in any situation I have ever found myself. Still frame from MP4 (LPCM) video clip recorded at 1920 x 1080 pixels, Long GOP, 10-bit, 25p, 28Mbps. You won't find many GH5 owners who will be upset to find that the camera only takes 10-megapixel images, since those who love the GH5 don't love it for its photos. Users can also record 4K bursts with focus automatically incremented between two selected parts of the scene to allow them to select the shot where optimal sharpness is on the desired subject as well as for focus stacking. With 10 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to 15" x 11" at 240 DPI. This causes certain frames (  intra-frames or I-frames) to be encoded individually, while in the intervening frames the codec only records the changes in the image from one frame to the next. But in VLog, we get everything. Here’s how the camera sensors compare:The Pocket Camera 4K is slightly wider, which is good. 12,800 is the max video ISO for the 1DX II, and same for the GH5. The Variable Frame Rate option allows you to adjust capture rates to a maximum 240fps while retaining a Full HD resolution, and the sensor uses its full width to record here, so there's no crop factor to work out. The GH5S just takes what was good, and makes it even better. It is powered with a 10.28-megapixel “Digital Live” MOS sensor which supports multiple aspect ratios like 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 17:9 without affecting the focal length. This would give it one more stop of dynamic range than the Sony A7SII at similar ISO settings. It makes shooting hand held so much easier and the IBIS in the GH5 is excellent. (Capture frame rates vary from two to 60 or 240 fps for 4K and Full HD respectively, and output rates from 24 to 60 fps.). Wired connectivity includes a USB-C port compatible with SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1, a Type-A HDMI port, 3.5mm microphone / line level input and headphone jacks, and a 2.5mm remote jack. And as for that issue of sensor resolution, the total pixel count is stated as 11.93 megapixels. The big story surrounding the GH5S is going to be the ISO performance, but there have been other changes to the camera as well. The Panasonic Lumix GH5s is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount.  Exposure bracketing: 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. This is the exact same sensor size as used in the gh5s, a mft camera. Take a look at the GH5, shot in VLog, at ISO 6400. Auto white balance with warm-toned LED   lighting. The GH5 was, and is, a fantastic camera for video, but the Panasonic GH5S goes above and beyond. Like other recent Panasonic cameras, the GH5S includes Wi-Fi along with integrated Bluetooth 4.2, which enables the camera to maintain constant connection with a smart device with minimum power consumption. As we said earlier, there's certainly a lot to talk about on the video front. I can't think of any other video camera that can do as much as the GH5S that has that kind of value. And when we say "much better" low-light capture, in particular, we mean it. Both colour and contrast were compromised at ISO 204800 and images appeared flat and very granular. The GH5S also offers 4K up to 60p and not only 4K UHD at 60p but also the wider Cinema 4K (4096x2160) resolution at 60p. The GH5S is, however, slightly lighter than the GH5 due to internal component changes, but the camera still features a full magnesium alloy body with weather-sealing. The camera can record at an internal 400 MBPS All-Intra format out of the box, which the GH5 was able to do only after a firmware update last fall. ISO 160, 28mm focal length, 30 seconds at f/4.5. As befits a camera aimed at pros, no kit lenses or color options are offered. When examining the two cameras, the A7S II appears to be a bit less saturated than the GH5S, and that is much more noticeable the higher the ISO we go. The Panasonic GH5 is already one of the best video cameras you can purchase, especially once you consider its size and low cost. Image sensor: 19.2 x 13.0 mm Live MOS sensor with 11.93 million photosites (10.28 megapixels effective) +/-3 EV, single/burst With the addition of ISO 25,600, 51,200, and two expanded ISOs of High 102,400 and High 204,800, you're going to find that three of the four are actually usable, and two of the four are in the "excellent" category. But the GH5S just looks...better. So you’d be better off shopping locally. Shadow details were increasingly lost as sensitivity was raised and by ISO 102400, the effects of noise were very obvious as granularity, although highlights retained a surprising amount of detail. Up to a 2.5x slow-motion effect is possible for 4K or Cinema 4K footage, and up to a 10x slow-motion effect for Full HD content. The GH5S can also be used as Time Code generator for other GH5S cameras and professional camcorders. What I'm saying is, Panasonic has done truly marvelous things with such a small, inexpensive body that it's hard to recommend anything short of a high-end cinema camera over the GH5S. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. Time per shot, averaged over buffer length of 101 frames, then slows to an average of about 0.14s or 7.0 fps with a lot of variation. Power comes from a 7.2-volt, 1,860mAh, 14Wh DMW-BLF19 lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack, just as in the GH5. Still, we recommend getting a second battery for your GH5S if you plan any extended outings, and consider purchasing the optional DMW-BGGH5 battery grip which can double battery life with a second battery. The arrival of the GH5 really pushed the envelope for video on Micro Four Thirds, as it packed in a boatload of excellent video features, such as 4K 60p, 10-bit internal recording, high bitrates, as well as many video settings and options typically found in full-on video cameras. Helpfully, you can also frame in near-total darkness with the live boost function, which reduces live view frame rate and boosts sensitivity levels for a better view of dimly-lit scenes.  Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3EV steps (+/-3EV for movies) But where you will see current GH5 owners draw the line is losing the in-body stabilization. Available-light stills shooters, astrophotographers and the like will likely also be interested despite the lower resolution versus the GH5. By way of comparison, the Panasonic GH5 has a resolution of 20.3 megapixels in its native 4:3-aspect ratio, or almost double that of the GH5S. The GH5S' low-res sensor also allows for native capture (one-to-one pixel mapping) of DCI 4K video with no crop, faster readout speeds, reduced rolling shutter and reduced heat generation than higher res sensors, all else being equal. The GH5S is also slightly slower to focus than the GH5, though not to a significant degree.  Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay plus 10sec, 3 images Originally we claimed the GH5S performed better at high ISOs than did the A7S II, but that was based on incorrectly comparing resampled still images from the A7S II with 4K video frame grabs from the GH5S. Time per shot, averaged over a few frames (we no longer test for buffer depths in single-shot mode). Flash enabled, Time from fully pressing shutter button to image capture. However, the lack of  sensor-based image stabilisation will force potential purchasers to consider whether ““ and how much ““ steadying they will need in the conditions in which they normally shoot. The LCD monitor is still on a side-mounted tilt/swivel mechanism to allow framing from all angles, a favorite design feature among IR staffers. Additionally, the GH5S offers so much to just about everyone looking to capture video that it outclasses anything priced under $10,000 in sheer imaging potential for a lowly $2500. The GH5S also has a 4K burst mode which captures 8-megapixel frames at 60 frames per second with no apparent limit other than card capacity. Now, the 1DX II isn't known as a low light camera by any means, but one of the major selling points of a full-frame sensor is better low-light performance than smaller sensors. This is a video-centric camera, and the fact it takes photos really is secondary. The Panasonic GH5S looks mighty familiar if you've shot with the company's superb GH5, a mirrorless camera with lots to recommend it both on the still imaging and video fronts. ISO 102400, 28mm focal length, 2 seconds at f/11.  Shooting modes: Intelligent Auto/iAuto Plus, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Movie, Creative Control, Custom (x3)  Image Stabilisation: Lens-based  Flash modes: Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off  *For iA, iA+ only. (Source: Panasonic.). On the GH5S, however, you can use 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p or 60p options in either format. Please follow our new sister website L-rumors.com if you want to read all news about the new L-mount alliance and the new Panasonic Full Frame S1 cameras. In all cases, raw buffer depth is 80 frames and JPEG buffer depths as deep as 600 frames when using a UHS-II U3 compliant flash card. But the GH5S lacks in-body stabilization of any kind, instead relying solely on your lenses to provide image stabilization. However, when it comes to video, the GH5S produces fantastic video quality, especially as you climb into the higher ISOs. Clean performance at 12,800 is already extremely impressive, but what about at even higher ISOs? Lines are cleaner and more defined, and the blurriness that tends to start to show at high ISOs on any sensor doesn't really exist at all on the GH5S like it does on the GH5. But if you opt instead for the GH5S, you will find that its much broader sensitivity range and lower noise levels allow you to use a higher sensitivity to achieve a faster shutter speed in the first place, so perhaps stabilization won't be needed as often. Your co-operation is highly appreciated and we hope our service can be worth it. 12 frames/sec. Oh, and no time limit to continuous video recording, of course. Even when you do, the GH5S will still do many tasks better than those high-end cameras. The GH5 was already great in that regard, but the GH5S goes above and beyond with its larger pixels and dual gain ("Dual Native ISO") design. They seem to have done the impossible, and created a camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor that can out-perform full-frame sensors in ISO performance. Read on to find out!  Focus modes: AFS (Single), AFF (Flexible), AFC (Continuous), MF modes plus Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 225-Area, Custom Multi, 1-Area, Pinpoint AF Clearly that's not the case. And this is clearly a feature Panasonic expects most owners to take advantage of, as well, since it's including the requisite flash sync terminal to BNC conversion cable in the box. What I'm saying is, unless you're doing really high level color grading and post production, you probably won't notice a difference in most circumstances. With the exception of the original, the Panasonic G1, all Lumix MFT cameras have also shot video to some extent. The GH5S has a multi-aspect sensor, which means that you get a choice of 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 17:9 aspect ratios, but the narrower ratios are not achieved by cropping a taller image. Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. The GH5 is doing its best to widen its dynamic range with VLog, but the sensor is having a hard time doing so without some serious noise. Whether it can match the output quality of the third generation α7S model (which has yet to be released and is likely to be significantly more expensive) will need to be tested. The codec is H.265 in 5K mode.The GH5S (Amazon, B&H) has great low light ability, which is its USP. Low saturation is a good way to hide ISO noise, but I'm not prepared to say that's the reason the A7S II looks so much better. I said that the GH5S is one of the best video cameras ever made, and I of course will catch flack for such a statement. While the sensor on the GH5 was a 20.3 megapixel one the one on the GH5S has a resolution of only 10.82. It's wonderful to finally see a camera that can produce this kind of imagery at a price point that is actually affordable. Where images shot with varying aspect ratios on most digicams will also vary in their diagonal field of view, with the Panasonic GH5S it never changes, and that makes choosing aspect ratios is a totally guilt-free experience.  Playback functions: Wi-Fi, LVF/Monitor Switch, Rec/Playback Switch, Slot Change, 4K PHOTO Play, Delete Single, Protect, Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Copy, Anamorphic Desqueeze Display, HLG View Assist, HLG View Assist (HDMI), LUT Monitor Display, LUT HDMI Display, Night Mode, Off, Restore to Default However, it doesn’t seem to include native support for phantom power for condenser microphones, although it can be added via the DMW-XLR1 XLR microphone adapter. 25mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/320 second at f/5.6. On changing to RW2.RAW format, the camera was able to record 98 frames in 9.3 seconds with the mechanical shutter before pausing, which represented a frame rate  of 10.5 fps. The same DMW-BLF19 battery is used in both the GH5 and GH5S but the GH5S offers slightly higher battery capacity, presumably because no power is needed to drive the sensor-shift IS system. 580 grams (body only), 660 grams with battery and one card, Distributor: Panasonic Australia, Ph 132 600; www.panasonic.com.au, Based on JPEG files taken with the 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. Output from its sensor is handled by a powerful Venus Engine 10 image processor, and the GH5S is capable of a swift 12 frames per second with single AF or 8 fps with continuous AF when shooting 12-bit raw files. You can see some noise appear on the GH5 and quite a bit is evident on the 1DX II, but there is none (really, none visible at all) on the GH5S. For one thing, the new image sensor has allowed a 25% reduction in rolling shutter since that used in the GH5, meaning that your videos will be much less prone to subjects that seem to lean to one side, and unsightly, jello-like wobbling in panning shots. The LUMIX GH5s sensor is capable of multiple aspect ratios; 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2. RAW+JPEG capture is supported and users can choose between fine and standard quality settings for the latter. capability, either. Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH. I wouldn't consider this "good" footage. That's all much as in the GH5, but one tweak for the GH5S is that the 3.5mm mic jack can also be switched to function instead as a 3.5mm line input. It works as a great camera alone, and even better when paired alongside the GH5. This is the actual size of the Lumix DC-GH5S sensor: 17.3 x 13 mm. The reason is that the Depth-from-Defocus based 225-point autofocus system's algorithms have less data to work with from the lower-resolution 10.2-megapixel sensor. The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm². As with the Sony cameras, there’s a price penalty for the lower-resolution cameras; not because they cost more to build but because they cater for a more specialised market. The sensor has a 4:3 aspect ratio with a 4:3 image circle diagonal. Unlike most cameras, there are actually two native sensitivity ratings in the GH5S, a feature the company refers to as Dual Native ISO. When shooting 12-bit RAWs, it actually exceeded the 12fps spec. But what if I told you it could be improved.  ISO range: Auto, Intelligent ISO, ISO 160 to 51200 with extensions to ISO 80, ISO 100   and ISO 102400, ISO 204800 available; Dual Native ISO: 400, 2500, V-LogL Native ISO: 800, 5000, HLG Native ISO: 800, 5000 And for the audio component of your videos, there are both 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks as well as an onboard stereo mic with a third, hidden noise cancellation mic. Off-shore prices may be marginally lower but you will need to add at least AU$50 for shipping as well as the 10% GST that will be charged when it is imported. The GH5 managed 0.129 second with the same lens. There are also V-LogL and Rec.709 lookup tables in-camera without any payware software keys required to unlock their use, plus the ability to upload four more LUTs of your own in Panasonic's .VLT format. Fluorescent lighting was well corrected but the incandescent pre-set, the only option we were able to test, slightly over-corrected, adding a purplish bias.  A/D processing: 14-bit / 12-bit Sometimes it's better to have some footage than no footage, and in those cases you can rely on the GH5S to pretty much see in the dark. In contrast, the GH5S in the exact same situation at the exact same settings does considerably better. Video  Video is the area in which most of the changes have been implemented ““ and there are plenty of them. At the other end of the scale, base sensitivity is ISO 160 and is expandable to ISO 80. The lower resolution and extensions to the ISO settings would also make the GH5S a good choice for astrophotography. We've mentioned the live view feed a few times, incidentally, but not yet detailed the electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor on which you'll be watching it. The low pixel count of the GH5S has paid dividends in both still image and video quality, particularly in difficult lighting conditions, although the lack of sensor-based image stabilisation means you’ll need a steady base. There are approx. The improved imaging pipeline should also reduce the potential for rolling shutter effects during panning shots. I like the new layout, which shows different options in a paginated format and organized by likeness. Raw files are typically around 25 megapixels in size, while Large/Fine JPEGs with a 4:3 aspect ratio are between 5.8 and 6.2 megapixels, depending on the amount of detail in the scene. Multi-Aspect Sensor Size. 1.52x magnification, 21 mm eye point, dioptre adjustment of -4.0 to +3.0 dpt, eye sensor, display speed 120fps / 60fps Panasonic GH5 and Panasonic GH5S have sensor sizes so they will provide same level of control over the depth of field when used with same focal length and aperture. This allows for better ISO performance. Interface terminals are the same as in the GH5 and include USB Type-C, SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1, HDMITypeA / VIERA Link, 2.5mm remote jack plus 3.5mm jacks for an external microphone or audio device and headphones for monitoring audio quality. Argue with me all you want about Canon Cinema cameras or Blackmagic equipment, there is no doubt that the GH5S can do anything those cameras could be used for either just as well or better, and for a fraction of the price. And they may find some attractive  ‘bonus’ items included. 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