Panasonic Lumix GH5S review

Panasonic’s new mirrorless camera is designed for video first and stills second, so what does this mean for photographers?

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For a Micro Four Thirds camera, the GH5S feels pretty substantial. It’s not a whole lot smaller than the Pentax K-1 Mark II we had in the office at the same time. That is, however, just the body, and the lenses are a different story. The smaller sensor format brings much smaller and lighter lenses, so although the GH5S is no lightweight, you’re still going to be carrying a smaller and lighter bag of kit than you would with an APS-C or full-frame camera.

The weighty feel comes from the camera’s rugged construction, based around die-cast magnesium alloy front and rear frames, and this is protected against dust, splashes of water and freezing temperatures down to -10ºC.

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