The Panasonic GH5 hybrid video and stills camera is an incredible piece of equipment. Since the release of the GH1 in 2009, Panasonic’s GH series has been a popular choice for photographers and filmmakers of all skill levels. The GH5 maintains the series’ celebrated commitment to quality and simultaneously improves and adds features that make it one of the best performing hybrid cameras on the market.
While the GH4 was the first in the series to offer 4K capabilities, the GH5 is an improved version. It offers 4K at 60 fps for high frame rate footage. At the same time, it can capture 1080p at 180 fps. Additionally, the GH5 has the option to record in 10 bit colour, giving you more freedom to tinker with the colour gradient when editing.
The camera also boasts a well-executed autofocus function. It makes subject tracking a breeze. Additionally, the focus transition feature allows for three different focus positions to be saved while shooting to ensure ease of use.
The GH5 is perhaps best used as a video camera, but its ability to shoot high quality stills is nothing to scoff at. The camera is equipped with 20 Megapixels, and has a low level of noise at every ISO level. In all, the camera takes crisp, clean, and attractive photos for whatever subjects it is focused on. While it struggles slightly to capture extremely subtle textures, it is still a great all around still shooter.
GH5: A GREAT RENTAL OPTION
In a nutshell, whether you are looking for a great video or still camera, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a good bet. With a Sigma Art 18-35 mm lens included, the GH5 is available on BorrowFox for only £40 a day. It is no wonder that the camera is one of the most popular offerings on the platform.