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.
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.
As much we dislike some aspects of the Sony A6500 (rolling shutter, 8-bit color, battery life, etc.) it can produce a beautiful image. We hope its successor might include 60P. Here are some recent examples:
That lack of 60P or 10-bit color on the Sony A7R III is disappointing. In this regards the Panasonic GH5 remains preferable. But if you’re looking for a smaller full-frame camera that can shoot video too then the Sony A7R III is hard to beat.