The Panasonic GH5S is the latest mirrorless camera that excels amazingly in low light. Thanks to a new dual ISO 10.2-megapixel sensor, this camera offers amazing performance in low-light situations.The reduced resolution of the previous GH5 models may seem like a downgrade, but the reduced resolutions allows for a higher native ISO -- the GH5S has a native ISO of 51200 -- granting the camera reduced noise in low-light situations. Early tests of the camera have shown its ability to be exceptional, and while there is a reduction in the quality of photos, the increased performance in dark situations sets this camera apart from its competitors.
The Panasonic GH5S is primarily designed to be a video camera, and can record Cinema 4K at 30 or 60 frames per second. It also comes pre-installed with V-LogL software for color grading, increased support for external mics and a code in and code out feature to better sync footage with multiple cameras. Unfortunately, the GH5S does not come equipped with in-body stabilization, but this does seem to indicate the marketing of the camera for more professional users, as they often already have external stabilization units.
The Panasonic GH5S Ditches Some Quality for Low-Light Performance
1. Low-light Performance Cameras - Low-light performance cameras with higher native ISOs and reduced resolutions for less noise in dark situations are disrupting traditional camera offerings.
2. Mirrorless Cameras - The rise of mirrorless cameras to meet increased performance demands in low-light situations especially for professional video use is a market disruption.
3. Professional Video Cameras - Mirrorless cameras with low-light performance like the Panasonic GH5S are disrupting high-end professional video camera offerings such as Canon's C100 Mark II.
1. Camera Manufacturing - Innovative camera manufacturers that can produce market-disruptive low-light performance camera sensors with high native ISO capabilities will dominate future demand.
2. Video Production - Professional video production companies that leverage new mirrorless cameras with low-light performance capabilities will meet client demands and innovate in their industry.
3. Cinema Production - Cinema production companies with larger budgets can further disrupt the market by leveraging technology like the GH5S for increased performance and reduced noise in dark, high-intensity settings.