GH5S has a 10.2mp sensor

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Christop82, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Zephon

    Zephon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Shame about no IBIS. That's a dealbreaker for me.
    Though these tests do look nice.



     
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  3. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    :popcorm2:
     
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  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Cool! If I was a video guy I'd be all over this! Slap a Metabones Speedbooster and you might have a real good A7S II killer!
     
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  6. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Another great interview with Sean Robinson:

     
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  7. Reflector

    Reflector Mu-43 All-Pro

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    No IBIS is a shame.
     
  8. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    it's explained in the video though.
     
  9. Zephon

    Zephon Mu-43 Rookie

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    Yeah which is why i'm disappointed it doesnt have IBIS. with the metabones and sigma lens + IBIS this would have been a killer setup.
     
  10. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Another video with lowlight comparisons. Impressive.
     
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  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Well you could probably use Canon glass that has IS, and use it with a focal reducer adapter. Won't be as good, but there are still some stabilized options. If you're using MF glass though, you're SOL.
     
  12. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
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    Yes, but there are lots of Panasonic lenses with OIS.
     
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  13. fishone0

    fishone0 Mu-43 Regular

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    not for me --not interested
     
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  14. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    If the focal length works for you, the Nocticron 42.5/1.2 with OIS and the GH5S is going to be an absolute monster low-light combo.

    Shame there aren't really any stabilized fast normal primes out there, but that really does seem very extraneous for most use cases. I'm sure that for the majority of shots, the 12-35/f2.8, Nocticron, and 35-100/f2.8 will be fine. For anything wider, just use a gimbal with a fast prime (12mm/f1.4, or anything MF and adapted) at the hyperfocal and you'll be fine...
     
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  15. Reflector

    Reflector Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Big difference when you compare the exposure values between a 18-35 compressed to a 13-25mm f/1.2 and a f/2.8 zoom.
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
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    If I understand the DPR preview correctly, IBIS would have conflicted with external stabilization methods (like gimbals) and Panasonic clearly thought that was preferable for this camera. I'm not interested in video, but it is interesting reading about these trade-offs. Mu43 is certainly becoming a wide ranging system.
     
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  17. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    If it does high ISO really well, 10mp is still pretty good. The A7S is 12mp so it's not far off in terms of pixel count. Plus I printed up lot of big prints at 10-12mp back in the day. If someone needs a low light M43 camera, this might be fun paired to some fast M43 glass! I'll be interested to see if any low light shooters pick one up! :D
     
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  18. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

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    It's nice to see some new m43 sensor development happening, even if I am probably not going to make use of it.
     
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  19. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

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    Although, it will be interesting to compare a high ISO shot on the GH5s with one from, say, the E-M1ii which has been down sized to 10Mp.
     
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  20. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Well, to answer my own question... There are some sample images up on Imaging Resource (including raws - but I doubt there's any LR support yet ;)). I did however download the ISO 6400 studio image for both the E-M1ii and the GH5s and then used LR to downsample the E-M1ii to the same size as the GH5s. I've attached below a 100% view of the images side by side. The GH5s is definitely cleaner, although the E-M1ii shows more detail (which might be the lens - the E-M1ii is with the 4/3 50mm macro, the GH5s with the 45/1.8). There may be NR differences too:

    DownResCompare.JPG
     
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