We are still waiting to hear about the dynamic range on the GH5 as we would like those results quantified. Yet it’s clear that the properly exposed footage looks better than the GH4. This is the first gimbal footage we have seen with the GH5 and there’s not much to complain about:
Now this is an interesting move from GoPro. Far less than boring and iterative than we expected. Although we don’t know the price and they have this weird (annoying) pilot program for it that you have to apply for.
Again, we find this camera more interesting for photographers, but it does meet the criteria of shooting 4K:
The Sony A9 appears to be a very interesting camera for photographers. For videographers however the features are disappointing and it’s not clear if there is any benefit over the much cheaper Sony A6500 or other Sony A7 series bodies.
Key specifications include:
- 24.2MP full frame sensor
- Internal 4:2:0 4K video
- S-Log3 Gammma
- 5 axis IBIS
- 20 FPS (5 FPS with mechanical shutter)
- can AF at 60 FPS
- No crop at 24P but crop at 30p
- Full frame/crop video modes
- Dual SD card slots (UHS-II)
- Electronic shutter
The Sony A6500 battery life is poor, so a grip may solve that issue if you can live with the bulk. The Panasonic G85 and GH5 do much better on the battery life front and also both have grips available (for too much money).
This review is targeted at Vloggers/Content Creators so ergonomics and ease of use are treated with more relevance. Regardless, we have been waiting for this review as if you don’t need the 4K60P and extra dynamic range of the GH5 then the G85 may be completely viable for your uses.