GH5 reviews and experiences

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Speedliner, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
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    Rob
    Lots of official videos up now. Let the reviews start pouring in. FWIW, it looks to be excellent. We'll see how well the AF and IBIS work.

     
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  2. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I'm really excited by this one, as it looks like they made some high iso gains.

     
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  3. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I do have to say the the official press release still doesn't give much in the way of specs.

    wave form and vector scope.
    autofucus improvements are via a brand new processor.
     
  4. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Rob
    4K, 60fps
     
  5. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Noticed a distinct lack of the "jello" effect in the video of w/ the trains... Pretty cool. I'll be 100% honest though, having used the gx8 for a year now, I've not once used the 4k capture modes... I'm just not really a jpg shoot. >_>
     
  6. is1971de

    is1971de Mu-43 Regular

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    In the U.K. You get 5 years warranty if you now preorder which I thought was a great offer plus Panasonic made the GH5 here cheaper than Olympus E-M1 II which was surprising
     
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  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Review and interview with Panasonic Rep:

     
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  8. JYPfoto

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    I'll say one thing, the promo videos are pretty interesting and tell a good story.

    The short movie filmed by Griffin Hammond is very nicely done.

    I told myself I wasn't interested at all and I'm still leaning that way but it's intriguing to say the least. The improved evf over the E-M1 II (at least on specs and the E-M1 II has a slight inaccuracy as noted, it seems different than the LCD screen) and the LCD screen having higher res is nice as well.

    Also noting that Panasonic was able to make both slots UHS-II instead of just one.

    Both flagships are no doubt impressive. Both excel at certain areas. One is a speed demon with great AF and Pro Capture seems to be fantastic in the right hands (I still haven't used it yet) while the other seems to be a videographers dream. It's still tbd which one fits the Everyday hobbyist better though, for the Everyman a lower end model in either line seems like it would be the more ideal use of resources.
     
  9. Pluttis

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    Peter
    Surprised by the weight, 725grams with battery. Thats 175grams heavier than the GH4
     
  10. Pluttis

    Pluttis Mu-43 Veteran

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    Peter
  11. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This review has some good info on the future firmware updates.

    Panasonic GH5 Hands-on - "6K" Anamorphic Video, 4K 60p, 180fps FHD | cinema5D

     
  12. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    from the ephotozine review I found this interesting:

    I know a number of people have been complaining about this.
     
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  13. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    it definitely looks cleaner in the video they show.
     
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  14. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    Oak Harbor, WA
    Look at some of the shots using 6k and 4k capture on the Lumix Lounge website. Are those continuously lit? or is that strobe?

    P1000023.
    P1000014_retouched.
     
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  15. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I gotta say , with all the features they've shown and the limited samples we've seen the GH5 is looking like a must-buy for serious video shooters. I just spoke to a friend of mine who has a GH4 and he's saying he can now sell his GH4 and his Atmos and his gimbal and just get a GH5. He's saying if the reviews are good the GH5 @ US$2,000 is a steal because of the cost of the equipment it now replaces and the ease of use/transportability. Good on Panasonic.

    This also augers well for the eventual GX9. I'd want all the photocentric features of the GH5 plus a tilting EVF and a better grip plus some ergonomic adjustments and the GX9 will be my next camera.

    My only disappointment is that the 4K and 6K photo modes are still JPG only. I'd prefer the raw output of the E-M1 II.
     
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  16. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Hey! this interview gives a lot of additional information!

    - Minimum shutterspeed in AutoISO!
    - EC in manual mode for video and stills
     
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  17. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    David Dornblaser
    I have seen enough, I have pre-ordered it through B&H.
     
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