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Video comparison between the 4K video capabilities of the Panasonic G9 and OM-D E-M1 II. Full comparison here:
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    • Mathieu Gasquet
      Mathieu Gasquet

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      about 10 months ago
    • James Gates
      James Gates

      Welp, G9 here I come!

      about 11 days ago
    • Mike Jones
      Mike Jones

      Thank you so much for this video. I can tell you put a lot of work and time in to it. I just bought a Oly 12-40mm f/2.8 (used) for my G9. You saved me a lot of time searching the right settings and profiles on my G9. I know this wasn’t your intention, but videos packed with real world samples and settings are very helpful. Great work and a thought provoking video. Thank you. Mike.

      about 1 month ago
    • thezln
      thezln

      Olympus footage looks really greenish. Can some Oly owner tell if it is a real issue?

      about 1 month ago
    • Snowwalker
      Snowwalker In reply to thezln

      Yes, more green or G9 looked more yellow. I think both could be fixed.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ben Keating
      Ben Keating

      OMD EM1 II:
      better dynamic range in the highlights
      more saturation in the green channel

      G9
      better skin tone
      better ISO performance

      about 2 months ago
    • Chestnut Oaks Homestead
      Chestnut Oaks Homestead

      Man, I'm craving that G9

      about 3 months ago
    • Sam M. Atherton
      Sam M. Atherton

      Were there any improvements with Olympus AF after the update in regards to Video tracking faces. The g9 appears to be miles better in this regard. Also what does the em1 record externally in 4k? Finally does one work better for vlogging over the other? I've been seeing the em1 go for as low $1000 in 8/10 condition and this seems like an amazing deal.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Meljac
      Brian Meljac

      G9 Destroys - wow what a rig

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Cohen
      Michael Cohen

      Have you done another test of the Olympus AF after the 2.0 firmware update?

      about 5 months ago
    • Mathieu Gasquet
      Mathieu Gasquet In reply to Michael Cohen

      No unfortunately, I didn't have the camera with me anymore when the firmware came out.

      about 5 months ago
    • xthene
      xthene

      but the G9 can only shoot up to 10 mins of 4k videos............................ 10 mins ..............

      about 5 months ago
    • Jo Vaagan
      Jo Vaagan In reply to xthene

      10 minutes is a lot. After shooting video for 10 years, 99% of my clips have been under 3 minutes. But if you film concert etc it can be a bummer of course.

      And the limit can be bypassed. 😉👍

      about 3 months ago
    • Mathieu Gasquet
      Mathieu Gasquet In reply to xthene

      10min if you record at 50 or 60p.

      about 5 months ago
    • mediamannaman
      mediamannaman

      Is there a better camera (of any sensor size) for the price than the G9, especially for those who shoot more stills than video? I've watched at least 20 YouTube videos on it and it goes head-to-head (for stills and video) with cameras that cost much more, even full frames and APS-C bodies, and wins or ties on most features except for the low-light against a full frame camera like the A7III. This is about the 3rd or 4th comparison I've seen to the Olympus and they all give the Oly the nod for IBIS, but the G9 boasts 6.5 stops of stabilization, even better than the GH5, so it is not far off the mark.

      about 5 months ago
    • Youthai Drama
      Youthai Drama

      G9 Win!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Conscious Gentile
      Conscious Gentile

      G9 MUCH better colors.

      Oly made the model look green-skinned and sickly.

      Pana showed much more pleasing reds in the skin tones.

      Pana also much quicker autofocus.

      Oly had better stabilization.

      Great test...

      about 6 months ago
    • Reverend Al
      Reverend Al

      After watching this, I can attest that, without a doubt, the best camera for video is the Panasonic GH5s. Thank you very much. But even better than the GH5s is the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

      about 6 months ago
    • Tony Macina
      Tony Macina

      For me colours and stabilisation go to the Olympus, with the stabilisation being a huge difference. But the G9 seems to finally have cracked the DfD autofocus mechanics that were pretty middling on the GH5 and the GH5s. You can see the microadjustments in the contrast system, whereas the phase takes longer, but snaps to the point and stays there. If you're using it to pull focus in a shot the E-M1 seems more confident on touch screen autofocus, but for a walk and talk video contrast with DfD is better for following. Two great options! Though I feel like the E-M1 ii and the E-M5 ii could do with an update.

      about 7 months ago
    • Fritz
      Fritz

      First of all:  Thank you for your labors making this video – your work is appreciated!  Kudos to Heather for being so patient for all the test shots!

      Olympus had better color saturation overall
      Heather’s skin tones appeared sickly green with Olympus: with Panasonic, skin tones are natural
      Monotone – Panasonic’s L-Monochrome looked best and had better contrast; otherwise Olympus’s monochromes variations looked better
      Dynamic range – Panasonic had more recovered detail and color

      Panasonic had better Image Stabilization
      Continuous Tracking – Panasonic better by far
      Face Detection - Panasonic better by far
      Touch Focus - Panasonic appears to be faster but perhaps should have mentioned exactly when the screen was touched.
      Slow Motion - Panasonic is better, obviously, 180 vs 120
      ISO sensitivity - Panasonic is better but the two are close at ISO 6400

      about 7 months ago
    • smalltalk.productions
      smalltalk.productions

      as a hybrid shooter, i am impressed with the stills and video capabilities of the g9. if only it shot 10 bit either internal or externally via hdmi. so close. ugh. thank you for the effort and the sharing. i am an appreciative subscriber. thumbs up.

      about 7 months ago
    • raksh9
      raksh9

      The mix of comments shows how subjective the assessment of colour can be. Despite working with Panasonic cameras like the GH3 and GH4 for years, I prefer the way the E-M1 Mark II looks in this comparison, particularly with skin tones. Heather's face is more 'alive' in this comparison, whereas her skin looks more uniform in the G9 footage. Olympus IBIS is on another level from just about any other manufacturer, although G9 autofocus, tracking and high ISO easily beat the E-M1 II.

      about 7 months ago
    • Mister Febrian
      Mister Febrian

      em1

      about 7 months ago
    • tonkatoytruck
      tonkatoytruck

      The contrast on the G9 just is not there. Very disappointing.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jan Garcia
      Jan Garcia

      You never reviewed the g9 right?

      about 8 months ago
    • Jan Garcia
      Jan Garcia In reply to Jan Garcia

      +Mathieu Gasquet thanks!

      about 8 months ago
    • Mathieu Gasquet
      Mathieu Gasquet In reply to Jan Garcia

      No here unfortunately but you can find an in-depth comparison with the E-M1 II here:
      https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/panasonic-vs-olympus/g9-vs-em1-mark-ii/

      about 8 months ago
    • Jeff Drew
      Jeff Drew

      Foremost, I enjoy your information, presentations and format! Subscribed! That said, I have the Pen-F w/12mm-40mm Pro, and plunged into M43 for the monochrome - I was immediately hooked! The G9 with Leica Pro lens really looks nicer in color (less "clinical"?) but the EM1 w/ 12-40mm still rocks with monochrome, imo! I think the lens choice has some influences on the outcome, but this comparison is not a slam-dunk easy choice. Geez - maybe a G9 for 4K video with a few Lumix Leica lenses are needed? Thanks a lot! LOL!

      about 8 months ago
    • Rubisel Tovilla
      Rubisel Tovilla

      can someone tell me if the greenish colors can be arranged in post processed

      about 8 months ago
    • Leptospirosi
      Leptospirosi

      Colors in G9 are more natural out of the box, albeit I guess it can easily be tweaked in camera. Olympus is crisper, has way better management of shadows highlights and visibly superior image stabilization. Skintones ar Bad (but yet again can be tweaked) but looking at Heather picture, details are much crisper on the forehead. Raw file would be needed to see if it's just over sharpening or simply better resolution.
      Autofocus is better on the G9 but this could be a limitation of m43 lenses which are not phase detection oriented. I'd like to look at results for wild life scenario like flying birds and similar subjects. For cinema functions G9 wins hands down

      about 8 months ago
    • ubarhd1
      ubarhd1

      Great informative video thanks

      about 8 months ago
    • VRforAll
      VRforAll

      Sure would be nice to see if the EM1 II firmware 2.0 fixes the autofocus.

      about 9 months ago
    • Jens8502
      Jens8502

      4:32 - 4:41 does anyone else notice some sort of flickering across the tower?

      about 9 months ago
    • Brian Cullen
      Brian Cullen

      Looks like Olympus need to make a new camera

      about 9 months ago
    • elams1894
      elams1894

      Great vid as always. Very frustrating that we cannot yet get a camera with the best from all makers. The IBIS of Olympus is phenomenal but AF is lacking. The G9 IBIS is lacking yet has great AF and frame rate for slo-mo. The Fuji XH1 IQ has amazing build quality yet IBIS when panning is beyond jerky. The AF of the Sony stuff is brilliant yet IBIS and build quality not great. The Fuji XT3 is rumoured to being made in China with no IBIS. Its nuts that a camera company has not yet nailed all aspects, seems the tech is there just something blows in a particular category with all the makers.

      about 9 months ago
    • Moderne Passion
      Moderne Passion

      G9 vs OM-D E-M1 II 👌👌👌👌👌
      the best is OM-D E-M1 II

      about 10 months ago