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Panasonic GH5 180 FPS Sample Videos and More Test

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Panasonic GH5 More test videos surfaced over the web, these sample video include a series of test videos that include 180fps 1080p Test, 10 bit vs 8 bit and High ISO test. Panasonic GH5 is a wonder machine for filmakers and even still shooter from the time of announcement the GH5 has become one TOP seller camera of B&H Store.  Now Let’s look at some test video of the marvelous Panasonic GH5 camera

1. Panasonic Lumix GH5 180fps 1080p Test

2. Testing the GH5 – 10 bit vs 8 bit, 180fps & gamma profiles

3. Panasonic GH5 – High ISO Test

Well all these video do have very good amount of information and will give you a bit more closer look to your fav machine. If you want to see more High ISO test you can click here

Panasonic GH5 specification comparison review

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Panasonic GH6 to feature 8K Video

Panasonic GH6 8K

Panasonic GH6 is model will going to feature 6k OR 8k video inside it is a very big question standing in our front just after the announcement of Panasonic GH5 camera.

Past mention

In an article 1 year ago we have published that Panasonic is keeping eye on 8K Video, While announcing Panasonic G7 camera the issued a statement that

Panasonic announced plans for future 4K and 8K video and photo features, including 4K at 60fps and 120fps, as well as the ability to take 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. They say they are planning to have this technology ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. No further information was given at the time.

If the camera records 8K video that also means you can capture 33 megapixel still images from 8K video footage. So a sensor has to at least 33+ MP.

Panasonic GH6K – Past footprints and future talk

Panasonic announced GH5 development announcement on Photokina 2016. But, the camera officially announced on January 2017, and Panasonic also promised future firmware updates that will expected to be announced on April 2017, to enhance the overall capability of the camera. Having said that, isn’t it too early to expect a GH series camera next year ? However, if Panasonic runs on schedule then we will sure see Panasonic GH6 camera on Photokina 2018

KineMax and Red Dragon to soon get serious competitor ?, let’s take a look at the trend of camera announcement

Possibility #1

  • GH1 – 2009
  • GH2 – 2010
  • GH3 – 2012
  • GH4 – 2014
  • GH5 – 2016 – 4K
  • GH6 – 2018 – 6K
  • GH7 – 2020 – 8K

Another Possibility… Panasonic GH6 with 8K

Recent Statement from Panasonic via DCWATCH

In an interview to DC WATCH Panasonic confirmed (translated text from Japanes)

In the speech when GH 5 development was announced with Photokina 2016, I presented the world of 8 K after 4 K as a future image. I think that this will be received in a certain way in normal evolution. However, 8K is 16 times the number of pixels of full HD, and the frame rate also evolves from 60p to 120p so far. Clearly, you can describe a world that human eyes can not pursue.

Panasonic talking confidently to put a 8K mirrorless camera on Market before or after 2020 Olympics, fact of the matter is if we look at the Olympics schedule the we will find the 2020 Olympics opening ceremony is on 24th July 2020 and Closing ceremony is on 9th August 2020.

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Possibility #2

  • GH1 – 2009
  • GH2 – 2010
  • GH3 – 2012
  • GH4 – 2014
  • GH5 – 2016 – 4K
  • GH6 – 2018 – 8K (development announcement on Photokina)
  • GH6 – 2019 – 8K (official announcement)

That clearly means Panasonic should announce a camera at the beginning / Q1 of 2020. So, there is a big possibility that Panasonic may skip 6K mirrorless GH series camera and directly announce a 8K capable camera sometime in 2019. Of course, we will see 8K camera development announcement on 2018 Photkina event.

Panasonic GH5 vs. Sony A6500

 

Panasonic GH5 vs A6500 image

Panasonic GH5 vs. Sony A6500 – Specification comparison between the two flagship camera will tell you the exact difference of both.

Features / Models

Panasonic GH5

Sony A6500

Megapixel 20 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
Venus Engine Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization 5-Axis 5-axis
AF System Contrast detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 225 points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/16000 sec 60 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 12fps 11fps
Video 4k @60fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Built-In + NFC
Dimensions 139 x 98 x 87 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 725 g 453g

Sony A6500 camera features a APS-C CMOS sensor whereas the Panasonic GH5 features a 20 MP 43 sensor.

Sensor Comparison

The first difference between these two camera we notice is sensor size. The Sony A6500 camera features APS-C size sensor and hence bigger sensors are intend to capture more light and deliver better image quality. I do admire the wonderfulness of Panasonic GH5 core specification before the beginning of this article but at the same time if you are a still shooter you have to think twice before buying 4/3 sensor based camera instead of APS-C. Before we move to further discussion let’s take a deep look inside the sensor and other core specifications.

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The Sony A6500 camera sensor approx measurement in pink color and the Panasonic GH5 sensor is shown in yellow color.

ISO Difference

We can’t ignore the ISO difference of both the camera. The Sony A6500 camera features more ISO range (1 stop more than GH5) which will sure help you to get cleaner images in low-light environment. Not only that the 24 MP sensor will help you to drag out more details in your images compared to a file of 20MP created by GH5. Above all the one big and noticeable advantage Panasonic GH5 have is absence of low-pass filter.

Pixel Area

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As we know that the Sony features 24MP resolution but despite of that each sensor pixel area of Sony A6500 is 15.28µm2 Compared to the sensor pixel area of Panasonic GH5 which remains limited to 11.16µm2.

So the pixel area of Sony A6500 is more, we have bigger sensor and A6500 is also giving out options for more ISO range. Hence we recommend Sony A6500 i your prefer image quality

AF System

Panasonic GH5 main board

Panasonic GH5 Main Chip set Board

The Sony 6500 features 425 phase AF points and 169 contrast detection areas for precise focusing whereas the Panasonic GH5 features 225 focus areas. Now, if we compare only the Phase AF points of A6500 with GH5 then we have 200 more focus points in A6500. More AF points helps you to cover the entire frame of the screen and won’t let your subject go away from the tracking AF.

DFD AF System of Panasonic GH5

Now let’s see that type of AF system with camera uses the Sony 6500 camera uses hybrid autofocusing system where is the Panasonic GH5 uses contrast detect sensor and dedicated DFD AF system. The DFD system uses a dedicated piece of hardware that help to boost the auto focusing speed of a contrast detect sensor to a next level. The DFD AF system engine is a specially designed and developed by Panasonic engineers. And hence with the help of DFD AF the GH5 can track and AF even while shooting at 12 frames per second.

4D AF System in Sony A6500

4D system

Sony 6500 uses 4D autofocus in system. The 4D AF system enables to captures moving subjects even in 11fps. The 4D autofocusing system is world fastest among interchangeable lens digital cameras equipped with APS-C image sensor, now what actually happens in 4D auto focusing system the camera calculates the subject Movement and predict the and pre-focus the subject next position in time resulting secure AF on subject.

If you look at the auto-focusing is speed of both the camera then according to the claims made by both companies the auto focusing speed of both the camera is as low as 0.05 second.

It is very interesting that a with a contrast detector sensor and DFD the GH5 will support AF in 12fps Burst frame rate whereas Sony A6500 is not behind GH5 and captures 11 FPS Burst with AF.

Video

I am not video guy but the basic difference I noticed between the Panasonic GH5 and Sony a6500 is that Panasonic GH5 and shoot 4K videos @ 60 frames per second where is the Sony 6500 remains limited to 4K Mode @ 30 frames per second.

The Panasonic GH5 offers a direct HDMI port for high-quality output at 4:2:2 10-bit in all settings for use with external monitors and recorders. The Panasonic also offers 2.5x slower in 4K (60 fps) and 7.5x slower in Full HD (180 fps).

Post Focus

Yes, The Panasonic GH5 Camera can focus later in Post Focus Mode. You can grab still images and later you can select your AF points like a light field camera. Sony A6500 doesn’t have Post AF Mode.

Other Features

That A6500 Doesn’t Have

The Panasonic GH5 features longer battery life (410 shots vs 350 shots), The GH5 also carry a dedicated Headphone port that A6500 isn’t have. The Panasonic GH5 also features 6K and 4K Photo modes, that means you can grab out continuous 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate.

Features that Panasonic GH5 Doesn’t Have

Panasonic GH5 is missing NFC, whereas the Sony A6500 features NFC and ones you install the play memories APP in your smartphone all our images will get transferred in no time and you can fully control the A6500 with your smart device by using the APP. Physically the Sony A6500 is more compact, light weight and easy to handle.

Price

Sony A6500 ( $1398) is Affordable Compared to GH5 ($1997)

Verdict:

Panasonic GH5 is undoubtedly one of the best consumer cinema Mirrorless camera available right now. And not only video the GH5 also have very attractive specification for those who shoot still images, However Sony A6500 Camera features bigger sensor with more resolution and and better ISO range. The density of AF points is also more dense compared to GH5 and above all you save $600 if you buy A6500.

Our recommendation, if you are a still shooter the go with Sony A6500 camera and if you want best 4K mirrorless camera then your should pick Panasonic GH5.

Also see – Best Lenses for Sony A6500

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Panasonic GX850 / 800 / GF9 Sample Images

Panasonic GX850 / 800 / GF9 ( Amazon ) Sample Images – take a look at the sample images captured from Panasonic GX850 / 800 / GF9 camera. The camera features ultra compact size and a 16 MP M4/3 Sensor inside it with a decent core specification.. for more details on camera you can see the announcement page here

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Panasonic GX850 / 800 / GF9 - Compact Mirrorless Camera Announced

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Panasonic today announced the successor of popular GM series Ultra compact camera ( it’s also a successor of popular GF series so it is also called) GF9 and in some markets by the way its name remains GX850 in US and GX800 in other regions of the world. The camera features of 16 megapixel sensor inside it and without low pass filter that will enable camera to capture maximum details as possible.

Panasonic calling the New GX850 camera as the perfect camera for selfie takers, it will create perfect image quality for those who want to capture amazing scenery and unmissable moments of their lifetime. The new GX850 camera approaches everyone either you are a selfie taker are you are a professional photographer, you are going to love this camera due to its Ultra compact size and its specification inside it.

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With the help of 16 megapixel sensor and Venus Engine inside the camera captures high resolution images and you get cleaned shots even when the ISO range is 25600. The camera records very high quality 4K videos at 24 frames per second in MP4 format the camera also enables 4K photo shots and Post focus technology as a light field camera.

The camera features 22 filters inside it including a beauty retouch filter, creative panorama filter and also have time lapse recording mode for capturing perfect frames. It will cost you $549 and available from early February of this year.

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Panasonic FZ80 - DFD AF, 60X Optical Zoom and 4K Video

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Panasonic today updated its famous compact zoom camera Panasonic FZ70. The New camera Panasonic features 60x optical zoom lens and option to record 4K videos and full HD videos @ 60 frames per second the camera, one can also capture continuous shots of 10 FPS with focus locked AF. Panasonic FZ80 features 18 megapixel sensor and 3 inch touch screen on the rear side of the camera we have bright viewfinder.

Panasonic FZ80 Major Features

  • 18.1MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
  • Lumix DC Vario 60x Zoom Lens
  • 20-1200mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 1.166m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • ISO 6400, 10 fps Shooting, 4K Photo Mode
  • Post Focus and Focus Stacking
  • POWER O.I.S., DFD AF System

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The autofocusing technology of the camera is same as a advanced mirrorless systems, yes its uses DFD autofocusing Technologies found on professional Panasonic high-end compacts and mirrorless cameras. You can use 60x optical zoom while recording 4K videos and the camera also features optical image stabilization system to prevent handshake while recording videos for capturing still shots. The Panasonic FZ80 camera also features 4K photos shot that let you capture 4K still shots at 30fps and it also able to extract the best short captured from the bunch of images

 

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Panasonic GH5 is now Official - Features 4K at 60fps, Advance AF and Dual IS II

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Panasonic finally announced the GH 5 camera today for filmmakers and consumers. The video centered mirrorless camera features newly developed 20 Megapixel 43 sensor. And built in 5 axis in body image stabilization system with DUAL IS (second genration) support that means the camera image stabilization system will synchronize with the optical lens image stabilization systems in a more advance way compared to the previous generation of Dual IS cameras.

Panasonic GH5 Major Features

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 60p Video with No Crop
  • Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 24/30p
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K & 4K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Panasonic GH4 will Remains Alive, Future Firmware Updates Promised

By announcing the Panasonic GH5 for the company also added that Panasonic GH4 will remain in the lineup as a option for budget photographers.  While announcing the Panasonic GH5, panasonic also told us that they have plans for 2 future firmware updates that will unleash the full potential of the marvelous GH5 consumer cinema camera. They are planned to announce to firmware updates for the camera in near future possibly in the April month of 2017 This update will bring 10-bit 4:2:2 full HD capture to the camera.  The firware update coming on June of 2017 will bring some major improvements to the camera as described below.

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In Panasonic GH5 is 4k Mode is also available at 60fps. Sadly the internal recording of the camera come comes with some limitation, the GH5 while using internal memory cards remains limited to 8-bit 4:2:0 IPB encoding at up to 150Mbps.

Advance DFD Algorithm

Panasonic promises that they have bring the New DFD algorithm inside the camera the. The newly developed DFD algorithm helps to achieve blazing fast autofocus speed while calculating the depth map of the scene in very less time compared to its predecessor  That CS5 is pre loaded with very advanced auto focusing algorithm that can interpret at the moment out the scene.

GH5 is also a very good tool for a still shooters scenes the camera analyses every pixel of the sensor and which enables photographer to extract the maximum details possible from the scene available the Panasonic GH 5 camera will be available from March 2017 with the asking price $1999.