Panasonic GH5 versus Blackmagic Pocket 4K

This title might sound familiar but this is a new comparison video and worth a look. This is not a slight against the Panasonic GH5. It’s still a capable and valuable hybrid camera that for some purposes will be a better suited than the Pocket 4K. But for absolute image quality we cannot deny we prefer the Pocket 4K.

A Better Comparison of the Blackmagic Pocket 4K to the Panasonic GH5S

This gets closer than previous comparisons into showing us the differences between the Panasonic GH5S and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. You can’t really go wrong with either camera, and there are reasons to choose one over the other. We’re still liking the image out of the Pocket 4K more.

50 Reasons to Pick the Panasonic GH5 over the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Full disclosure: We are not at all a fan of Wolfcrow. His recent videos about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were actually quite disappointing as he got some basic things wrong and he spread some misinformation. However, no one is wrong invariably about everything and this video provides an overview of some of the features of the GH5.

First Comparison of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Against the Panasonic GH5S

It makes more sense to compare the Panasonic GH5S and not the GH5 against the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as they have more in common.  In this comparison ProRes was used on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K which we know has less dynamic range than raw from other videos that have been posted.  So expect additional dynamic range from RAW, although the amount is not clear yet (best case scenario would be around a stop but early indications appear to somewhat less than that).

Sony A7500

I am hesitant to post this, but one of our sources who has significantly partially right before regarding a Sony product has reported the following:

  • 26MP BSI sensor
  • 4K 60P (4:2:0 internal and 4:2:2 HDMI)
  • IBIS
  • 18FPS and significantly improved buffer
  • dual card slot

We have nothing to confirm/corroborate this report yet so please take it with a grain of salt.