Introducing Nauticam NA-GH5
The Panasonic GH5
The Panasonic GH5 is a new camera body, positioned above the successful GH4, and improving it in every way. At the core is a 20 megapixel sensor with completely revamped video functionality. When shooting motion, GH5 reads the entire 5K sensor, then resamples in camera to create each individual 4K frame. This results in increased sharpness with no change in lens angle of coverage! Panasonic didn’t stop there, unlocking UHD video capture at up to 29.97 fps with 4:2:2 10-bit chroma sub-sampling. Simply put, this means the GH5 can capture twice the color information with 64x the precision of a 4:2:0 8-bit system.
Panasonic GH5 Key Features
- 20MP Four Thirds sensor (no OLPF)
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization system with 'Dual IS 2' support
- All 4K footage taken using full width of sensor (oversampled from 5.1K footage)
- Internal 4K/30p 10-bit 4:2:2 video capture
- 4K/59.94p and 50p shooting with 10-bit 4:2:2 output or 8-bit, 4:2:0 internal recording
- 1080 video at up to 180p, enabling 7.5x slow-motion
- 9 fps shooting with continuous autofocus
- Advanced DFD autofocus
- Dual UHS II card slots (V60 ready)
- Autofocus point joystick
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
- Pre-configurable rack focus mode
- Waveform and vectorscope monitors
- Paid upgrade to enable V-LogL video capture with LUT-based preview display
The Nauticam NA-GH5 Underwater Housing
The NA-GH5 housing is small, but not at the expense of functionality or ergonomics. Integrated handles provide a sturdy and comfortable base to operate the system from. A sculpted shutter release lever, thumb lever for AE-L / AF-L, and well placed control dials provide the same operational feel as any Nauticam DSLR housing. Control buttons are placed within easy reach of the handles, with sufficient spacing to allow easy operation, even by feel. The NA-GH5 is a professional grade underwater housing, built with cutting edge manufacturing technology, supporting the pro-level GH5 camera body to its full potential.
The GH5 features four custom White Balance Presets allowing the video shooter to store settings for various depths as well as natural/artificial light scenes and switch between them quickly on a dive. Access to these presets is a breeze with the NA-GH5 mission control layout. A second thumb lever on the right side of the housing, easily accessed from the handle, brings up the white balance presets. Simply scroll to the desired preset and film away.
Premium Professional Optics
The variety of optics solutions for the NA-GH5 are staggering. Whether you're choosing a MFT open-source standard lens such as the Panasonic 8mm Fisheye or the ultra-fast Olympus 60mm macro lens there is an N85 port system port for you.
Looking for zoom-through capability and both macro and wide on the same dive? The WWL-1 and CMC wet-mate system allows for unmatched corner sharpness for your wide angle and ridiculous reproduction ratios for your macro. The bayonet mount system allows for switching underwater.
TTL and Manual Optical Strobe Triggering
Add the optional Panasonic DMW-FL70 Flash inside the housing for reliable, accurate triggering of optical TTL compatible strobes. Rapid fire manual triggering is also available with the Nauticam Mini Flash Trigger .
Full Size HDMI Out
The GH5 camera features a full size “Type A” HDMI Connector on the camera body, providing a reliable user friendly connection for external monitors. A new Nauticam Internal HDMI Cable supports this format!
Matched with the integrated tripod mounting ball attachment points the NA-GH5 can be turned into a steady macro or time-lapse platform.
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