The Panasonic G9 is said to have improved autofocus over the Panasonic GH5. We’re hoping that the GH5 will still get further improvements via firmware updates.
At $1700 this is one expensive 1″ sensor camera. It has its uses though and if you need telephoto 4K video or a relatively small, single lens solution to cover from 24mm-600mm then this Sony camera’s video quality is comparable to other consumer offerings.
The Panasonic GH5 is an amazing value. We have much respect for Panasonic for releasing the best value cameras (GH5/G85 in particular).
Well, a 100-400mm lens to be precise, but given the sensor size it serves as a 800mm equivalent (although the subject of equivalency is debatable). I prefer super 35 sensor sizes, but the m43 system has a lot of affordable options going for it.
The Panasonic G9 is aimed at still shooters (sports and wildlife) but it does offer useful video features. However, the lack of 10-bit video, and the max 150 Mb/s bit rate definitely make it less preferable to the GH5 for the videographer.
If you bring in professionals you can make almost any camera look good. That said, despite the high production value the iPhone X shoots decent 4K video for a phone and in a pinch it should do the trick, especially for electronic news gathering.
As Panasonic updated the firmware for the Panasonic GH5, it’s a different camera now. And a better camera. Wolfcrow is one of our preferred reviewers.
We’re expecting an announcement on the Panasonic DC-G9 soon.
This camera is said to be aimed at still photographers and will have a high-frame rate.
We have one new source claiming the following:
- Same sensor as GH5
- 60P in 4K video
- Single card slot
Time will tell soon enough.
4K TVs have come a long way and the price has come down quite a bit. These models would have cost more than double their current prices just a few years ago.