There seems to be a lot of interest as of late regarding the Panasonic GH4 successor. The GH5 as it is rumored to be called has to do a lot of things right in order to please current owners. For many the GH4 was the best Micro 4/3 camera ever produced; with crisp 4k video that seemed to push resolution so high that the Canon DSLRs stuck in 1080p land could only dream of.
The GH4 also introduced 96fps 1080p video which turned out to be better than 720p but hardly 1080p worthy. Furthermore it ignored recording audio in that mode which many cameras with higher frame rates like 120fps could keep the audio no problem.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
The Panasonic GH4 has been an incredible camera since it’s release. It has produced endless content for TV, the web and even some films. While slow motion tops at 96fps in this camera with limited resolution, it has a pretty strong 4k mode that has virtually no aliasing or moire artifacts.
The camera has not been left in the cold by Panasonic as firmware updates have been released with fair regularity including the V-Log update for extended dynamic range. However that update required a $100 software key to unlock that picture style. The Latest update announced as version 2.5 now has the following features added.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←
Panasonic has released the specs of a new smaller version of their Varicam professional video camera with an S35mm sensor. The Varicam LT is the low cost version of the Varicam 35 which has higher end specs at a significantly higher price. The Varicam 35 has a 4k mode that allows up to 120fps at full 4k resolution while the Varicam LT has less power at a maximum of 4k 60fps.
The LT is mostly identical after that 4k downgrade in the rest of it’s capabilities with dual native ISO of 800 ISO and 5000 ISO for extremely clean image quality at those native ISOs. The Sensor itself is built for those opportunities that need higher sensitivity but also allow to shoot at reduced sensitivity for bright conditions. This is great news for the use of the high frame rate feature. The inclusion of EF mount and PL signify the seriousness of the product for an installed base of videographers and film makers with a growing arsenal of Canon and PL glass instead of Panasonic only lenses. They also state that EF lens compatibility will need to be tested and they will not support it directly.→ Continue Reading Full Post ←