As when filming at 24fps and 25fps the pull-down required to display on the GH4's 30/60Hz EVF caused horrible judder. Something intangible about his films and early photography. I seldom shoot video so I won't dwell on that. I'm using the Panasonic 12-60 and bought the 35-100mm 2.8, and for extra reach when there's enough light, the 45-200mm. We contacted Panasonic and the company clarified that it had planned to include 48p on the camera, but that it's not currently implemented. Video super champ. And for all Panasonic's expertise in video, it hasn't saved their camera division. To cut to the chase: yes. I'm waiting until at least August to decide... Gotcha....and by August there will be a new shiny camera out there to choose from. @rialcnis, I see where you're coming from and do agree some movies shot on film have a particular aesthetics it's hard to beat (most of Nolan films come to mind). Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, Super happy, it did everything I needed. Panasonic have moved the Lumix G90 in a different direction to previous versions. In Japan TV is 60Hz, but electricity 50Hz. In answer top your question, yes, it's because most of my photographic friends are not "here" i.e. Would love to hear your experiences and how they compare. the camera shoots at 120ftp, so turn that into a real-time clip on your PC by setting the framerate to 120? Thus there is no question that a Sigma camera using the best Sigma lenses would handily beat a Panasonic camera. Its ergonomics and ease of use are fantastic, if you need autofocus its only fair. Reviews; Blog; About; Menu. I'd rather first have RAW output via HDMI as current external recorders can record RAW, which makes more sense than RAW 240fps right now. With the new Pro Display XDR Calibrator and accompanying firmware update, users can now recalibrate their Pro Display XDR monitors. In my usual posts about photography, I'm constantly annoying the rest of the forums saying how much I miss CCD, and the overall rendering of old school cameras (I recently bought a Nikon D2x and wrote a quite polemic post on the Nikon forum, mainly saying who much I'm also allergic to the rendering from modern sensors). It also does not handle well on the commandline (its commandline interface is weird at its best). As far as being over 50, well I am not quite there and can wait my turn. Both of us are after special nuances, subtleties, we care a lot about "look". @57even I think the truth is more complicated then just that. Sorry for the ambiguity. Lights Camera Action - its not just a saying (LOL). Now I'll guess on something here. OK at most things but not great at anything. Sensors will evolve, but in 2-3 years it is a lot to ask because internal 10-bit video actually was one of the key features which made the difference compared to GH4. Panasonic deserve to be rated as one of the top still-photography camera and lens companies. The gx850 also supports auto ISO in manual mode. I think, as we speak, m4/3 cameras have improved to a point they're good enough to anything but (obviously) A and B level professional filmmaking. I meant real-time, not slow motion. No if you compare it with other video machines. Just don't get the full benefit but my Panasonic gx850 sure focuses both faster and accurately than the em5 mk2 and penf Olympus lenses I have tried. Deeper focus of smaller sensor also benefits macro photography. Finally, there's built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as a low-energy Bluetooth connection that establishes a permanent connection between the camera and your smart device for easy transfer of images. This tutorial will only focus on the autofocus mode for video. MFT sensor size is a bit lame for still shooting in this price range, if they had to do significant compromises for video shooting. Its just not possible in that situation to avoid aperture diffraction and/or overly fast shutter speeds. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. It is only cheaper for users to buy one device instead of two, provided they accept the compromises involved. If mirrorless cameras are going to end up the size of pro DSLR's then the only benefit would be the EVF. Personally, I haven't held a GH5, but a GH4 is just a tad small in my hands. Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2. Wow, it's like reading comments on some Fuji site... For all of you who say: I don't need all this semi-pro video stuff. Shares. Panasonic Lumix produce far more stills-oriented camera models than hybrids. This is a non problem for serious indie filmmakers who are lighting their shots and trying to stay as much as possible in the lower ISO range anyway. Contact Olympus. It reads the .rw2 from the GH3 but I guess they tweaked it a bit with this model. Read a book on film history and digital cinema. You can stop down lenses, but then you gather less light and you end up with almost the same IQ of m4/3, all while using larger lenses, having a larger sensor to cool down and stabilize... All things being equal FF is more capable, but first you gotta have all things equal. The people who don't want video in modern digital cameras do have an option.. And they can go to a film photography website!!! Not full frame??? Further to this, Panasonic has added more AF configuration options to help the camera understand subject movement and the correct response to it. Is there an error in the review? Car companies do it all the time. I was thinking similar but opposite. Put a Nikon (Canon, Sony) 70-200 f/2.8 in one hand, and a Panny 35-100 f/2.8 in the other, and then tell me about size and weight. This camera has the capability to … My clients have used this in the studio for photography as well as music video shoot. I've been using extended ISO values on all my cameras for half a decade now, without any problems. pretty sure it does 1080p *up to* 180fps. The GH5’s sensitivity range improves on the GH4’s by a stop at the bottom end of the range, running from ISO100-25,600 compared to 200-25,600 on the GH4. review Aug 13, 2019 at 14:21 The Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 (G90 outside North America) is a 20MP mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at both stills and video shooters, but it … Well my Em1.2 for single shot AF is not as fast as my GH4 so I guess you have an answer there. If you are using a Foveon, you'd likely feel the same way about any other RGB sub-pixel camera on the market. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. I think BOTH formats are superb if you know what you are doing. With TS there is no such problem - the display and the lens share the same axis and you don't have to change the direction of your view. It does have excellent video AF, which is really the only good thing it has going on for it. "Lowering the ISO's does not improve the sensor performance on a video camera and probably not on a stills camera either, your gaining down actually degrades the DR.". You must be blind. My current m4/3 camera, the GX8, with 12-35mm and 35-100mm f/2.8 weigh about the same as the D810 that I sold, body only. That said, I disagree we're too far off with digital. I’ve been testing the 24-megapixel Lumix S1, paired with Panasonic’s versatile 24-105mm F/4 L-Mount lens, for a few weeks. @MichaelKJ, I'd like to provide a go on your comment. Otherwise what would be the appeal? The sun starts to come out after a long winter, flowers are blooming and bears come out of hibernation. Hi Marcio, so the FS5 is a great camera, its base ISO is 1000, you can push a couple of stops up I never shot 6400 with it (I used lit sets). Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. or OM-Ds, and they do not make too me happy or unhappy for the names as long as Olympus does it right - do not get lawsuit. You can use below that, just have to accept some highlight DR loss. I used Beta back in the day with a Hughes Owens Thermal Camera attached, that was a 'hot' package back in 89. I wish the GH5 cost less ($1500 seems more reasonable), and was smaller. I generally used it for HD 422 not the 4k 420, but the 420 is fine overall. @Jorginho, never mind, but for what reason do you love them? It only took me what, about 2 years? Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II Review. As a result, it's difficult do a direct scoring comparison between a camera released today and one released three years ago. 90 Mb/sec -- my a6300 does 4k at 100Mb/sec. GH5 is basically a very good video camera with reasonable price considering it has many video features consumers have never seen. In 1995 I bought a pro video camera. As a working professional who lives in both the stills and video world, I'm not sure a lot of the haters "get" how media is created by organizations and the realities of timelines and budgets. This seems like a very good camera, and excellent for its sensor size, but it trails pretty significantly as a $2K body-only stills camera. That's a pretty broad generalisation, the GH keeps getting bigger because there's a demand for the features that keep growing it, M4/3 bodies as a whole aren't getting any bigger. You are right that real film needs to stay. In my opinion, the A6500 beats every micro4/3 body for stills by a much larger margin than it loses by on video. But funny enough, how brands from a photo camera platform implemented advance video capabilities before Pana or Sony did. Part of the GH5 price premium is for video, sure, but I now see you want to see the video stripped out of cameras like the GX8 for a price saving. "new sample values between two previously recorded sample points"Correction : when saying "two", I had audio in mind. Thus in case of shooting rapidly moving subjects (e.g. Taking a comparison set of this camera, GH4, GM5, and Fuji XT2, in the comparison tool in the review, I could not see any genuine meaningful improvements in image quality from this new camera in RAW up to ISO 1600. Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. And no, it is never cheaper to design a system to do two things. The DF premium pricing was partly a marketing experiment and partly due to the fact that a "pure stills" camera has a smaller then the usual market then their hybrid DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix GH5 delivers incredible ergonomics; a thoughtful menu system that's easy to handle and has a strong performance with excellent battery life. Complete and utter nonsense, 99% of the shallow DOF you see in cinema is intentional, it serves the same purpose as it does in still photography, subject isolation and style. I am not competing with Hollywood, but sometimes that short clip of something is really gratifying. With a used bargain lense, I spent $25,000.00. The Arri page on the Alexa Sensor size usagehttp://www.arri.com/camera/alexa/technology/arri_imaging_technology/alexas_sensor/. However, don't go assuming that '6K Photo' mode is taking images from an area of the sensor 6000 pixels across: it isn't. Please refresh the page and try again. The shooter can't stare at a screen and jab a finger every second. August 4, 2019; reviews; 0 Comments; Albert Fast: A video about the Panasonic GH5 was inevitable. 2. at the same aperture.". While the last couple of GH-series cameras have felt a little like video cameras masquerading as stills camera, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a much more rounded piece of kit. Before the Panasonic GH5, you needed at least $8,000 to find a camera with a feature list as ridiculous as this. FF has much to offer as well...good luck with your decision. Is the GH5 still worth it? I have two friends or acquaintances who are professional videographers at a high professional level, and the both use GH4s, and are buying GH5s. Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Panasonic does say that almost all their lenses for the micro four-thirds system have optical image stabilisation, as did the 42.5mm f/1.2 lens my review unit came with. I've been a Stanley Kubrick fan since I first saw The Killing on TV as a ten yr old. Not only does shallow depth-of-field look ugly in video, it's also harder to control. The reason the plugin exists, is that the converter itself does not offer a user friendly way of converting single images. Don't forget that although the GH5 body is larger, the lens sizes remain the same which still gives a size weight advantage over the APS-C and Full Frame cameras -assuming that you want to use camera bodies with lenses : ). Great camera, but IMHO, the GH5 is just in a class by itself. So you say you can't turn the tilting screen to face you if you're filming yourself, or if you're holding the camera over your head?)))) For IPB the motion-tracking part of the compression is the largest contributor into the final compression ratio, but camera's ability of tracking the movements is limited by the amount and speed of RAM and computing power available (modulo the thermal envelope), as the compressing engine needs to find new location for moving objects in each next frame and bitmap comparison is a very CPU and memory access intensive operation. What a shame not including H.265 for video. Panasonic GH5S versus GH5. This also means that framing won’t be cropped, and you’ll be able to use your lenses as if you’re shooting stills. I'm not sure why Panasonic chose 150 mbps. well... hopefully so, but that would be around 3GB of data per second, so we'll have o wait a bit for that... @badi Which is (roughly) 1TB for every 6 minutes of video. Low light - dont use these profiles, the DR does not match the profile, your pulling noise out shadows because of the shift from 709 curve. (Contd), @marcio_napoli (contd) at 5 yr old when I first saw "This is Cinerama," I was hooked on immersive, latest technology movies. But they are heavy, and yes an SLR is lovely to use but my little Lumix is portable and let us face it, takes great pictures. Good luck with enough ND filters trying to keep your exposure correct in daylight ISO 100 (or 200), f1.4 to f2.8, and 1/50 SS. What’s the best camera for around $2000? Anyway, many thanks to you and all the other respondents for your feedback, which is what I asked for. Would it also kill you to know that all the industry standards for the video world use an s35 sensor (which is almost the same size as APS-C) and potentially cost upward of 70k? This is downsampling. I'd be impressed if FLrukas learned how type a sentence and paragraph so that we didn't have to scroll through 5 pages to read what could be typed in a 1" paragraph. I am not bagging anything else just pointing out it's positives. We're essentially getting a consumer camera that beats what George Lucas had several years ago with his unlimited Hollywood powers. Panasonic GH5 Review. We don't all want or need the same thing, but we pay for it anyway. I see no evidence of this. For any objective reasons or just hated and that's all? Got my GH5 on April 1, so, it's been almost three weeks. Nowadays scifi special effects, 3d anmation etc, dominate so many films, that for for me it has become humdrum even though I was totally into holography and 3D animation since it began, making my own holograms and later learning Softimage 3D and earlier software since the beginning of Personal Computing. With the D810 and most of the latest generation full frame and APS-C cameras the increase on the noise side is almost non-existent from base ISO to 400, and not very noticeable unless you are "pixel peeping" from 400 to 3200 and is easily handled with noise reduction algorithms in your raw processing software with out a loss of detail resolution." If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. They're great when you have the time, budget, and personnel for a big VIDEO project. Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it's lame. The whole paradigm is working off the same baseline. If you are serious about digital film making, this is the biggest bargain I've ever seen. I trust you were panning while filming at 24 or 25fps? David Lean and William Wyler were in 2nd and 3rd place as my favorite filmmakers. DPs chose their film stock by the aesthetics that particular film gives. Since we're in the northern hemisphere it's easy to forget about seasons in the southern hemisphere. Panasonic's goal was to match the IBS capabilities of the GH5, and it succeeded. I love the LUMIX menu system and also how much customization there is available with all the dials and buttons too. The GH5 is a videophile's dream. This might fit the GH4 (hence the two stars), but it certainly doesn’t work with the GH5 (Which the language in the posting implied). The FS5 is a very practical camera, the electronic ND filter is flat out incredible. Having video doesn't seem to make the camera more complex it just gives options for those who want high quality, cinema capable recordings, who otherwise would have to carry and buy a lot more equipment. Others have tried this, but more evidence is helpful. I have a GH3 and it has been my favorite camera ever. The only camera that competes with it in Panasonic’s line for value is the GH4 and G9. Its a professional codec so you can throw it around in post somewhat. I'd say this camera is 80% video 20% stills. " The specs say that the camera can shoot 48 FPS. Also, m4/3 sensors are super noisy even at base ISO (GH4 owner here). I've owned several Panasonics in the past and currently use the GX7 which I like. The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is the latest in the line of Panasonic's top-of-the-range GH series of mirrorless cameras. It was not meant to give away excellence for nothing or sacrifice stbility for size. I don't regret a single day not owning the Mark II. Is RX1 heavy? Really useful stuff is now peripheral, but it needs to be bundled. Not sure. This way someone trying to choose between say a second hand 5Dii and a new apsc camera would have a clear point of comparison. Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is the fifth in the company's industry-changing video and stills 'hybrid' lineup. As companies do want to sell more cameras (keep the price low) yet must also make a good profit to consider the project worthwhile (give it a premium). Personally if I was interested in video, I'd buy a camera specifically designed for video, rather than something that by definition is a compromise. The camera itself could be hugely simplified. @Dragonrider - I don't see any evidence that cameras are getting any cheaper, do you? A good way to see if a videographer is a n00b or not is if they shoot with a dSLR. Panasonic Lumix G90 Review. The display also employs Panasonic’s WhiteMagic technology for increased brightness. I've noticed that as well and concluded that just creating your own JPGs out of the RAW will give you massively better results. because they delivery the goods. However, since 48p was listed on the pre-release specifications provided to the media, it has been widely reported that the GH5 supports 48p shooting. While the resolution matches that of the Lumix GX8, Panasonic says it’s a different sensor and claims it'll yield the best image quality yet from a Lumix camera. But if … Dario's desk (because I don't have one) by adriparro, 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, Paid upgrade to enable V-LogL video capture with LUT-based preview display. Here's a link to an in-depth article that explains how the scoring system works. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … Contact Olympus. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is Panasonic's main flagship camera. Also while I mainly shoot still, I still do a bit of video, so the GH5 is a killer when looking at an all in one camera. comparing the two systems in such a way might be due to a lack of elemental understanding of the matter at hand .... or a sign of utter confusion. My EM1.2 is so much lighter with the 80-300(eqiv) lens that there is no comparison. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for NICEYRIG Camera Cage for Panasonic GH5 GH5s, with Cable Lock NATO Rail Cold Shoe Mount - 191 at Amazon.com. It's not the most misleading marketing statement we've ever seen, but be aware that 6K may not mean quite what you might expect. If Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, or any other party earnest to promote 4k discs or streaming, it would make sense to promote it for all to promote hardware, software, and display devices that support it. 23rd April 2019. For now, the app is in beta and limited to a handful of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, but as development continues, it's safe to assume support for other Android devices is on the way. You can't really stop down a larger sensor without reducing aperture size for the same depth-of-field. Panasonic Lumix G90 G95 review. Perhaps there should be a search only within a thread(?) And PLEASE, don't respond - "But they are not equiv. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. Of course, DXO doesn't get into the operational details of the camera much, but at least it gives you a way to compare sensors. Subject, camera, and shooter all move. )If I ever get a GH5 for long enough I'll test it, but I held off buying one as I didn't want a step back on that issue. To DPReview staffThank you for the good reviewI have a remark concerning the compare mode tool in the conclusion page.If you do a comparision with the GH4, the GH4 appears to be better in term of Raw quality, jpeg quality, Viewfinder rating and High ISO perf which is contradicting what you write in the different tests ? There is an artificiality in digital films and instead of wallowing in the beauty of film grain there is the annoying noise, lack of depth and a flatness you don't see in real film. But even before you grab your GH5, can you tell us a bit more about the FS5? But all cameras, more or less, have the same set of features. I don't think 128 was complaining.....I think he was sayin he thought the price reflected the tech that you purchase with this camera. That benefit I fully agree with. Anyone who thinks that the m4/3 is big and heavy in comparison obviously has never lugged around a FF w/ a 70-200 lens. The EM1 MKII though is very fast too. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. (This may not matter to you. In sum, the GH5 is an impressive enough camera, but $2K is too much for what is ultimately a big, video-centric, body wrapped around a small sensor with an aspect ratio that for video discards at least another 25% of the sensor due to choice of the 4/3 sensor aspect ratio.