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Animal Instincts - The Lumix GH5 and the wild


Wildlife Photography is a unique genre, in that your subject cannot be commanded to pose for you. It requires patience, poise, an eye for the unique and a great device. When it comes to Wildlife Photography, DSLRs have been, for the longest time, a professional photographer’s go to device. Their design, auto focus capabilities and the plethora of lens options have enabled them to dominate the market. But now there is a competitor in the market, one who challenges the age-old order that is DSLR cameras. This is the Panasonic Lumix GH5.

The GH5 is the wildlife filmmaker’s and photographer’s dream. If there was one camera that checked all the boxes for being an ace wildlife photography/videography camera it is the Lumix GH5.

To begin with the internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video recording is a wonder. Add the Live MOS sensor with the Venus Engine Image processor to this and you have super sharp images with a beautiful colour palette to boot.

The Axis Dual I.S. II image stabilizer built in to the GH5 ensures that your hand-shake is compensated for amply. This means that when recording handheld videos on this device, you do not need to worry much about blurs. This is essential for Wildlife Photography where subjects are in constant move.

The 0.76x 3.68 m-dot OLED viewfinder on the GH5 actually transports you in to the frame, making for an exciting experience when capturing animals in the wild. The 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen just elevates this experience even more.

The Variable frame rate (up to 180fps in 1080p HD) on the GH5 affords you a the luxury to shoot in high definition at extremely high speeds. One can’t stress enough on the importance of faster FPS on for Wildlife Photography.

Along with the above-mentioned features, the camera is truly loaded with features that would spoil even the most picky wildlife photographer. Dual memory card slots, 6K and 4K photo modes, great battery life, ultra light and durable body, advanced low light capabilities and an advanced DFD AF system for auto focus make the GH5 a Wildlife Photographer’s dream camera for every single instinct they wish to capture.

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