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Lotta bang for the buck

Like all cameras, the GH5 has it's flaws, but overall it's an excellent camera - especially at it's price. I use it almost exclusively for video. The picture quality is excellent and well above it's predesesor (the GH4). Strengths: really good built-in image stabilization that becomes even better with Panasonic lenses that also have stabilization, 4k at 60fps, decent in low-light when coupled with an f/2.8 or better lens, long battery life, no video time limit, dual card slots, solid. Weaknesses: not so great auto focus (Panasonic has improved this but it's still not the greatest - be sure to set sensitivity to low), image stabilization eats batteries faster than the GH4, but they still last fairly long (aprox. 120-150 minutes). I don't recommend using auto exposure or Intelligent Auto mode for video during daylight filming. It will fluctuate from overexposed to underexposed even when the camera is stationary and there's little movement on screen. This doesn't seem to be a problem in low-light, however.Read full review...

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Lumix GH5

Despite it's midrange pixel count, the Lumix GH5, a pro camera, is exactly what I was looking for and probably great for 90% of pro and high end amateurs. This is my 4th Lumix mirrorless camera, and It is amazing how much tech and improvements are in each new model. Many, I don't use, but it's good to know that Panasonic is on the cutting edge of technology. Also, with video specs that rival many standalone video cameras, this is the best of both worlds. With the latest 4/3rds sensor, both videos and stills are sharp and accurate. In camera stabilization, along with a number of lenses that have built in stabilization, you can hand hold low light shots like never before. Also many lenses have legendary Leica glass. I'm extremely happy with the decision to fork over nearly 2 grand. If you are a serious photographer, you will find that this is in the lower end of the pro cameras.Read full review...

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GH5 Beast of A Camera

You can watch all the YouTube reviews you want and find people that will rip this camera for not having the best auto focus system on the market, but this is a beast of a camera for the price point. The video quality and 60fps 4K is almost unmatched. Dual IBIS, weatherproofing, and dual card slots make this camera an all around winner. Oh, and the images are great too. Will you get the same creamy bokeh as you will with a full-frame? In some cases yes. If you need ONE camera that can do it all this is the one.Read full review...

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Micro Four Thirds ergonomic champ

I've been a amateur mirrorless camera shooter ever since they first came out and have owned 6 different Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony models. I primarily used them with legacy lenses for still photography, but I purchased the GH-5 in order to concentrate on video for awhile. I've only had it for a 3 or 4 weeks, but can give some initial impressions.

This is a big camera, much bigger than my Sony a7ii full-frame, but it is perfect for my big hands. Ergonomically, it is the best camera I have ever owned. It has 10 programmable function buttons that are nicely spaced out and easy to identify while your eye is at the viewfinder. It also has two programmable control wheels, a joystick, and a dial control, so you can set this beast up exactly how you want it for very quick operation, no matter what type of shooting you are doing. Then you can save those settings in 5 different configuration memories.

The viewfinder is the best I've seen and a big improvement over the a7ii's, which I never liked. The fully-articulating touch screen is also a big deal from a functional standpoint, especially for video.

Manual focus legacy lens shooters will like this camera. It's very easy to assign the focal length to ensure proper stablization; and focus peaking and the ability to rapidly move the magnified focus box around the screen with the joystick makes getting an exact focus very easy.

It has a 30-fps 6K still photo mode (6000 x 3375 pixel images) for action capture. One of the few things about this camera that I don't like is a bit of shutter lag in this mode that forces you to anticipate when to shoot. It doesn't seem to affect the single shot modes. Another thing I don't like is that the jpegs seem a little soft. The RAW files, on the other hand, are excellent and require very little editing. It's odd because other than the softness, the jpegs and RAWs look very similar ... much more so than any other camera I've owned. I suspect that Panasonic does some very nice default processing on the RAWs.

Battery life is good, but not great, so buy a couple extra batteries. I've had good luck with Wasabi batteries. They function as well as OEM and maintain their performance for at least the 2.5 years or so that I keep a particular model.

The camera has a lot of modes that use internal processing for things such as post-focus, focus stacking, and multi-shot sharpness and noise reduction. I haven't tried them all, but what I've seen so far is impressive. The shot of the Christmas lights below, which is straight out of the camera, was hand-held using the Intelligence-auto mode. It automatically took a burst of about 5-shots to produce this jpeg. Looks pretty good to me.

That's about all I can say about the GH-5 at this point. I'll be posting shots to my Flickr photostream in an album dedicated to the GH5. If you like to check out my images, Google "Rick Bolin". My photostream will be among the first few hits.
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Great Upgrade

A major all-around improvement over the gh4. The lightly increased weight and size makes for a much better fit in the hand and feels more solid. image quality and low-light is much improved. The auto-focus has always worked better at 30 and 60fps. I tracked a raccoon on rocks at night and it kept focus. It's not perfect but gets it done.Read full review...

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GH5 still outshines most other hybrid cameras.

Ease of use and familiar settings. Easy to hold and 5 axis stabilization makes a big difference. My only gripe is that it eats up battery faster than the GH4...about half as fast.

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GH5 holds its own

What can I say. Millions have bought the GH5. The GH5s is a good complimentary camera but I'd never sell my GH5 to get one. BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is all hype, and if not, will be a lot more expensive to use on top of the price of the camera itself.Read full review...

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heir to the renown GH4

the GH5 is a vamped up GH4 version with more features.The additional image stabilization is a bounty. I am surprised with the low light photo and video capabilities and IMHO, much better than the GH4. That explains why the GH5 does not have a built-in flash.Read full review...

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Awesome camera!

What’s not to like? It has great in body video stabilization and I just everything for you if you don’t want to manually adjust things. It’s bigger than the GH4. I love it

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Great camera overall and excellent value

Awesome camera, especially for video on a budget. Great image quality and "real" video camera features. I had a GH4 before and it was great. But the GH5 improves on many of the features of the GH4.

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