The G85 was (and still may be) the king of affordable 8-bit 4K hybrid cameras. However, any camera with IBIS can be vulnerable to vibrations causing jitter in the image. This is part of why pros sometimes shy away from IBIS and go with good old fashioned fixed sensor cameras.
The Panasonic S1R (47MP) and S1 (24MP) will be price as premium cameras. Expected price as we’re hearing now (but have not confirmed) is $4000 for the S1R and $2600 for the S1.
These cameras will shoot 4K 60P. We wonder if Panasonic will provide any RAW capabilities for these to set them apart from Canon/Nikon/Sony’s offerings.
A lot of the attention has been on Blackmagic lately. The EVA1 has been out for a year and has had significant firmware updates. It’s good to see Panasonic competing in this price range.
We were disappointed with what was upgraded in the LX100 Mark II considering 4 years had passed. These are incremental changes and Panasonic didn’t do anything special. Yet this remains a great little camera that does 4K video and will definitely be a competitor in the travel camera category.
Props to Panasonic for continuing to support their products long after release. Even though we have had lots of love for the Blackmagic Pocket 4K lately, we still shoot and do not forget all the amazing value products Panasonic has provided us. Here are some examples:
The Panasonic GH5 is not known for having the best autofocus. It’s not totally unusable but it’s not the camera you buy if autofocus is your number one priority. I’m not sure why the Nikon Z7 is being compared against it, but we’re still happy to have the comparison.
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.
These are prototypes that are being shown in this video. We’re looking forward to getting a feel for the video capabilities of this camera, as Panasonic more so than all the other brands comes through on the video front for their consumer products.
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.
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.