We are more excited about the Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera presently, but we will never lose respect for Panasonic and their GH4/GH5. The GH5 still has its place on account of its IBIS, 10-bit, 60P, price, and other video oriented features and it remains a solid prospect and value.
We didn’t expect an improved product over the GH5 for a while so this is a nice surprise.
Key specifications include:
- Specialized 10.3mp Sony sensor with great low light performance and improved dynamic range
- 1/8,000 shutter (mechanical)
- 1/16,000 shutter (electronic)
- All the important video stuff that the GH5 has
Keep tuned for more details that will be released soon.
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.
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.
ProAV TV has provided a great video where they compare the Panasonic EVA1 against the usual suspects from the other brands. This is not a rigorous, scientific comparison, nor does it claim to be, but it provides some excellent, quick, real world comparisons.