It’s a shame this camera is overpriced, lacks c-log, and uses an 8-bit codec, because it’s otherwise great with it’s sensor size, 60p, auto-focus, adequate lens and image stabilization. We’ll wait for the next iteration that has 10-bit color. We just can’t go back to 8-bit anymore.
The Panasonic GH5 remains the best value in its form factor for a video camera. And the excellent recent firmware update improved it even further. Here are some reminders about what this camera can do:
Well, we’ve only taken a quick look at this firmware. In regards to auto-focus, our first look appears to indicate that there are improvements, but the GH5 remains a camera that you don’t buy for the AF. Thankfully it has many other reasons to buy it.
It’s a shame Canon crippled this camera so much. The footage looks beautiful.
Hands down the Panasonic GH5 is the best value video camera and nothing in its price range touches it. We’re hoping Sony and others will soon offer viable competitors for similar prices. It’s becoming harder and harder to justify purchasing a 4K camera without 10-bit color or 60P.
The GoPro Hero 6 features 60P FPS at 4K and 240 FPS at 1080P. It will be priced at $500. Sony’s new small, square camera is more interesting to us as it’s non-fisheye lens and bigger sensor will make it easier to cut into cinematic pieces. But as an action camera it’s nice to see GoPro catching up to the Yi 4K+’s 60FPS at 4K.
Oh, if only the lens on this camera was F2.8 instead of F4, this would have been so much of a better video camera. Now that Sony has made a more professional alternative to a GoPro (to be fair, so did Black Magic) hopefully others will follow suit.
This is obviously not a fair fight. But the comparison is interesting as you get to see what the additional money buys you.
We are very interested in this camera. We want to see whether or not it will dethrone the Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro as the best low-cost cinema camera. Certainly some people will forego the Black Magic for the Panasonic just for the reliability and support alone.