Panasonic India on Thursday launched Lumix GH5S – world’s first high-precision cinema 4K recording camera designed specifically for low light scenarios. Panasonic Lumix GH5S features 5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light auto-focus that aids in higher sensitivity and optimised tuning of the sensor. It will be available at all Panasonic stores at Rs 1,84,990.
The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is powered with a LiveView Boost feature that the company claims, makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for a real-time view. The camera packs a newly-developed 10.2-megapixel Digital MOS sensor, equipped with Dual Native ISO Technology and Venus Engine 10. Besides, the camera 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 2,04,800 for total dark environments.
The Panasonic Lumix GH5S also comes with a Variable Frame Rate Effect (VFR) which allow users to record slow motions and time-lapse videos in 60fps and 240fps format, alike. The camera has been composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front, rear and top frame which offers resistance to accidental splash, dust, and temperature up to -10 degrees Celsius.
Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head – System Solution Business, Panasonic India, said Lumix GH5S will penetrate into the professional videographer market. “We will be looking at 20 per cent market share in 1.5-3 lakh camera market by 2018-19,” he added.
“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,” Yosuke Yamane, Director – Imaging Business, Panasonic Corporation, said in a statement.