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GH5 Panasonic camera, from anticipation to love or hate
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  • Yes, I've started to shoot in 6K mode (well, 5K 16:9) on my GH5 too. As you say, it allows for a 30% punch in/ zoom and still gives you a clean 4K master. However I do notice that it uses a lot more battery power to do so. I'm getting less running time out of the larger GH5 batts than I did out of the smaller GH2/G80 type batts in their respective cameras for 4K output.

  • Just used the GH5 on a project and the 10 bit rocks.

  • The burst of GH5 is up to 12i/s in RAW full def, I would love to see a 24i/s in RAW FHD or RAW 2K in a future firmware update. 10 bits rocks, true, but RAW offer so much latitude when you love to grade. Does the 12 bits RAW is a limitation (compare to the 14 bits of the GH5s) due to LSI, sensor… or do you think it's a choice ?

  • Firmware Version 2.5

    1. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.
      • Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.
      • [Aperture Ring Increment] has been added with which users can choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.
    2. Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.
      • The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera’s custom menu.

    https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html

  • Panasonic GH5 continuous focus project. Seemed to do pretty well most of the time. Music used with permission. Camera recording in 4k, 150Mbps, 59.94p. Olympus 75-300mm lens and Panasonic 12-60mm lens. [url]

  • Shot on the GH5 with 17.5 and 42.5mm Voigtlanders

  • Comparing s Canon R, Sony a7R3 and GH5 for Video

  • Shot on GH5. Aerials are Inspire 2.

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with Accessories Kit for $1397

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1429258-REG/panasonic_lumix_dc_gh5_mirrorless_micro.html

  • Does anyone know if it is possible to load a complete custom set to the GH5 from a disk? Like if you were going to rent a set of them and then set them up quickly all the same way? Ideally from a phone but a card would be fine. Tx.

  • @Dr Dave I think this link will help you.

  • @G3550D Thanks, at 2:30 or so he shows the save restore feature. Good to know.

  • An example of a science film Completely shot on a GH5 and edited on FCPX https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_S-024Cb5VE

  • Panasonic will launch a new major firmware update for the GH5 / GH5S / G9 cameras. No info yet about the possible improvements…

    Small rumors are that we can see external raw recording via HDMI using Atomos recorders.

    Internal ProRes RAW most probably wont happen.

  • GH5 Firmware Version 2.6 Upcoming

    Expanded compatibility with Profoto wireless transmitters (All)

    Ability to use Profoto wireless transmitters "Air Remote TTL-O/P" and "Profoto Connect-O/P." All functions may not be available depending on the situation.

    Improved AF performance

    [AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] preferably focuses on a subject nearby while [AF-ON: Far Shift] preferably focuses on a subject far away.

    A Focus Peaking function is available in MF and any AF modes.

    Continuous AF capability is available on the live view screen in Creative Video mode or in other video recording modes when the video recording area is displayed.

    Other major improvements

    • [AWBw] has been added to WB mode.
    • [Highlight Weighted] has been added to [Metering mode].
    • [Exposure Offset Adjust] has been added to the Custom menu, which enables the user to adjust the standard exposure value for all metering modes.
    • [0.5SEC] has been added for an option of [Duration Time (photo)] in [Auto Review].
    • AE can be locked with the [AF/AE LOCK] button when ISO Auto is set in M mode.
    • [MODE1] has been added to the Live View Boost function, which increases the frame rate for smooth image displays to enable easier manual focusing.

    For more details of the update program, please refer to the firmware update information page of each model to be released on November 19, 2019.

  • Are we not getting the animal focus/joystick things that the GH5s and G9 are getting?

    I would love to be able to be Caf face detect mode and just tap the joystick left or right to tell the cam which face to focus on and track. Tapping the screen is a bit clunky and my thumb tends to be right around the joystick when shooting handheld.

    I've used Sony camcorders that have this and it's really handy. I've been hoping for this for ages and it seems so close....

  • Disappointing update for GH5 owners.. and I'd imagine GH5 owners outnumber those who bought the G9 and GH5s cameras, doesn't seem like a good move Panasonic.

  • Can anyone recommend a good electronic adapter for GH5 that works with EF mount lenses and doesn't have the speed booster glass? Looking for just a straight adapter that can communicate with the lens and still autofocus (at least in photo mode). Picked up the Viltrox model and it doesn't actually work. Maybe I got a lemon and just need to exchange it? I have the focal reducer version (EF M2) and that one works great. But the EF M1 just gives error messages on every EF lens I've tried it on. It says lens isn't properly connected. FW updates didn't help either. Any advice based on actual personal experience is appreciated.

  • Maybe the reason the GH5 isn't getting everything is because of a hardware limitation. The G9 and GH5s is a bit newer.

    The "AF-ON: Near Shift" feature would have definitely came in handy for a shoot I was tasked to do last month.

  • Also if a GH6 is due, they won't want to give away too many new features to existing GH5 owners.

  • I suppose a free full log profile would have been useful, but as I don't use autofocus, the new AF modes wouldn't have made any difference to me anyway.