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The specs on the Panasonic GH5 are absolutely ridiculous with 4k @ 60P, 1080p @ 180fps, 10 bit, unlimited recording, and so much more. But let's go in-depth after some wedding filmmaking to see if the GH5 really is the ultimate video camera.
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    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson

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      about 2 years ago
    • Nissay Sao
      Nissay Sao

      Hey Dan geat video content and info on the GH5! Just out of curiosity how well does it shoot in low light settings and night shots?


      Thanks!

      about 7 months ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Nissay Sao

      Thanks! Not that great unfortunately since it has a smaller sensor. Above 1600 ISO it starts to fall apart quickly so keep that in mind. The GH5s would be a better choice if you plan on needing above 1600 ISO. Thankfully with speed boosters and prime lenses I can usually keep the ISO down

      about 7 months ago
    • Jenny Smiles
      Jenny Smiles

      wait so I'm confused, I just started my own videography business and I want to get a great camera for video. I am confused because the auto focus is so bad why would this be your go to camera for filming weddings? I will be shooting mostly weddings starting out so I will need a good auto focus so I don't miss an important moment!

      about 7 months ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Jenny Smiles

      Just means I don't use autofocus with this camera even for weddings. I use single AF to get focus (single AF is good) if my subject isn't moving and then will track my subject with manual focus (continuous tracking AF is pretty bad) if they move. Absolutely, good AF would be crazy important if you need continuous autofocus to shoot. In that case get the Canon EOS R, Nikon Z6, or Sony A7III which are all great cameras with AF for weddings.

      about 7 months ago
    • Alexandra Vanoussis
      Alexandra Vanoussis

      Hello Dan, I have a question about frame quality options.In my GH5 I have only the options with 24p, not 30 and 60p? Do I have to set something somewhere to have these options as well? MAny thanks in advance!

      about 8 months ago
    • Darren Saunders
      Darren Saunders

      The problem here is that having watched several of Dan's reviews, I believe that each camera is for me! 😁. I was about to pull the trigger on the Canon 80D but now find myself umming and arring over this one. I am a keen amateur photographer who wishes to get more into video and eventually vlogging/short films. I already have a 4k camera (Panasonic Lumix LX100) but it is quite limited. Any advice...anyone??

      about 1 year ago
    • RandomThoughts
      RandomThoughts In reply to Darren Saunders

      I wish someone would reply to you!

      about 8 months ago
    • agentaxe
      agentaxe

      I like how people move fast their cameras to test the video or whatever they think they'll see BUT slow motion record ALWAYS! Lame! (plus models also are told to move act in slow motion) Bluh

      about 1 year ago
    • noxed11
      noxed11

      How would you best shoot something like mountain biking on the GH5 in slow motion if the auto focus tracking is as inconsistent?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to noxed11

      You either have to manually focus, turn the focus to single point (not tracking) and follow them by either biking at the same speed as them or running after them on a gimbal keeping the same distance to subject, shoot wide angle lenses at F16+, or get a Canon or Sony camera lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Product Review
      Product Review

      179 degree shutter will fix the auto focus issue

      about 1 year ago
    • Joni de Vries
      Joni de Vries

      A6500 or GH5?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Joni de Vries

      GH5 for video, A6500 is photo quality and abilities are also very important

      about 1 year ago
    • Amine-M
      Amine-M

      Don Pablo

      about 1 year ago
    • Eduardo Tarusov
      Eduardo Tarusov

      What's the melody name???

      about 1 year ago
    • Eduardo Tarusov
      Eduardo Tarusov

      Man, Just where do you find this music?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Eduardo Tarusov

      I get my music here: https://goo.gl/ATjoap
      Threw a link to all my filmmaking gear including music and editing in the description!

      about 1 year ago
    • Ian Dore
      Ian Dore

      Hey Dan, smacking review and it looks dope. I'm in a pickle though. I need something as an all rounder and its got be groovy underwater. This I know you can pre set white balance for so at depth that's essential. From what I read the Sony can't do that so one is scuppered at 30 metres! What I would struggle with is the focus on this and the Sony is very good in that regard. What would be my choices here to get it rock solid?

      Diving aside, if the auto focus sucks, its not going to be too good at home just messing about with the kids either. What is the work around to get the best from a focus point of view?

      The Fujifilm x T2 looks pretty nice but as yet untested underwater. This gets so many good reviews; 60FPS on 4K is essential, stability built in is great. Able to set white balance the major requirement. Ropey autofocus though, could be a huge turn off. Difficult....Any thoughts?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Ian Dore

      Hey Ian, Thanks!!!
      The GH5 definitely doesn't have good enough AF that I would use it for underwater and it barely handles my kids moving around. Point to point is ok, it's just continuous that I find unusable. You would definitely want something else if AF is important but unfortunately nothing else will offer 4k at 60fps except something like a Canon C200! So either you are going to settle with 4k @fps which the Sony A6500 and a7RIII do the best (Fuji X-T2 would be 2nd to those) or be ok with 1080p @60fps and for that I would get the Canon 5D Mark IV which offers some of the best 1080p with great autofocus. Hope that helps

      about 1 year ago
    • Mooveedam
      Mooveedam

      Kindly say if we shoot In 4K and downscaling to 1920 x 1080 p , can anyone view in the normal pc or hd tv the edited film?

      about 1 year ago
    • KMH PRO
      KMH PRO

      Buying one!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Lee Glenn
      Tony Lee Glenn

      Really great review Dan. Thanks for this.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Tony Lee Glenn

      Appreciate that Tony!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Ferneyhough
      Steve Ferneyhough

      Good review Dan. I have the Panasonic G80 & FZ330 and simply use single point AF (pinpoint AF is good) for video or switch to manual focus and rely on focus peaking to help me out.

      about 1 year ago
    • KENSG
      KENSG

      thank you for the informative video, I'm new to photography ..subbed to learn more..thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan Hurrell
      Jordan Hurrell

      I NEED this camera.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Herold
      Zach Herold

      I film hunts. Do you think this camera would be a good option or would the auto focus give me to many issues?

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Herold
      Zach Herold In reply to Zach Herold

      Dan Watson I really appreciate it! I do like the idea often newer one having touch screen auto focus that's awesome! Do you have any videos out on the Sony cameras?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Zach Herold

      Yeah, stick with the Sony setup then. They are the best with autofocus that shoot 4k

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Herold
      Zach Herold In reply to Zach Herold

      I literally got the camera and started filming hunts. I am not a camera man. I do like the idea of touch screen auto focus, because when I have a bow in my hand, a range finder in the other; I literally put it on the animal and hope it focuses. So being able to simply touch the screen so it does that would be amazing. I just want to learn more about cameras and get the best one for my intended use.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Zach Herold

      Really similar. Big additions are a touch screen (only for touch af) and in body image stabilization which is really not needed if your lenses already have image stabilization. Curious what you are unhappy about with the a6300 to consider upgrading?

      about 1 year ago
    • Zach Herold
      Zach Herold In reply to Zach Herold

      Dan Watson how does it compare to the Sony a6300 that's what I currently have!

      about 1 year ago
    • The Talkbacker
      The Talkbacker

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPX7qiS4GpQ

      about 1 year ago
    • Kelly Roland
      Kelly Roland

      All I want is a 4K camera that takes bomb photos, has great AF, fantastic image stabilization, & a flippy-outty screen! Is that too much to ask for!?!?! 😫

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Ferneyhough
      Steve Ferneyhough In reply to Kelly Roland

      Have you seen the new Panasonic G9, interesting for photographers in particular.

      about 1 year ago
    • GLOBBY
      GLOBBY

      Amazing video! That camera seems SOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to GLOBBY

      Thanks!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Gabriel Parra
      Gabriel Parra

      Great review Dan, always very proressional and informative. Def be looking to get one soon, thanks for your time!

      about 2 years ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Gabriel Parra

      +Chad Sway thanks Chad!

      about 2 years ago
    • Hanf.
      Hanf.

      great review man! subbed.

      about 2 years ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to Hanf.

      Thanks! Appreciate it

      about 2 years ago
    • Collin Galif
      Collin Galif

      Very nice review. Thank you.

      about 2 years ago
    • lil Gal
      lil Gal

      What's wrong having micro 4/3rds?

      about 2 years ago
    • Activate Halo
      Activate Halo In reply to lil Gal

      Dan Watson Not Really...

      about 1 year ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to lil Gal

      It's more difficult to get shallow depth of field and smaller sensors mean less light is gathered so usually worse low light performance and dynamic range.

      about 2 years ago
    • Shark
      Shark

      Hi Dan, Loved your review. Is the Panasonic GH5 the best 4K camera for shooting video under £2000? What wide lense do you recommend for shooting 4K video?

      about 2 years ago
    • hlmg1985
      hlmg1985

      Very good review Dan!

      about 2 years ago
    • Dan Watson
      Dan Watson In reply to hlmg1985

      Thanks!

      about 2 years ago
    • andreiiasi
      andreiiasi

      For me this camera can have 25.000 k but if it doesn't have good auto focus is worthless....So I am sticking with my Panasonic G7 which weird enough the auto focus seams alright not perfect but I can work with.

      about 2 years ago
    • Activate Halo
      Activate Halo In reply to andreiiasi

      andreiiasi The autofocus is better on the GH5 compared to the G7.

      about 1 year ago