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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Micro Four Thirds Video Review

David Thorpe reviews Panasonic's flagship Lumix GH5 MFT camera that's billed as the ultimate video and stills camera.

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Reviewer, David Thorpe, has been testing the Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera to find out just how well this new flagship camera performs. The GH5 from Panasonic is designed to be the ultimate MFT camera, combining excellent video quality with the ability to capture stills at a quality level that can stand with the very best that the Micro Four Thirds system has to offer so it stands to reason why David couldn't wait to put it to the test.

Even though video quality is an important factor for some, David is mainly a stills photographer so this is his main point of focus for his review of the GH5 which he describes as a 'bit of a bruiser' and a 'workmanlike tool'. David says the layout of the GH5 is very similar to the GH4 and GH3, something we agree with, and it handles really well. He applauds the fact that the red video record button has been relocated to make room for a joystick and the 'My Menu' facility, describing it as the most innovative change on the GH5 for stills shooters.

David continues to praise quite a few of the features and abilities of the GH5, with only a handful of negative comments getting a mention, so do watch the full video review to learn more about what David's got to say about the Panasonic Lumix GH5. 

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Photographs taken using the Lumix GH5

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srh Avatar
srh 19 54 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2017 7:05AM
Excellent video review (as always) David. The most interesting bit for me was your comments and observations on its continuous AF ability using Olympus lenses. While I'm shooting on a GX8, all of my lenses are Olympus Pro ones. I've always preferred Panasonic MFT cameras, but would very much like better C-AF performance for motorsport shooting. I had resigned myself to having to switch to Olympus, but if the GH5 can deliver without DFD enabled lenses, then that would be very significant for me.

Thanks again for the review.

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lemmy 16 2.9k United Kingdom
3 Jun 2017 7:14PM
Thanks Simon. The only caveat is one I make in the video, that the initial lock on is less certain with the Olympus lens. Once it has picked it up it is much the same on both bodies. It's slowerer , not slow to pick up focus and usually with action you have a moment to pick up the subject before you start shooting in earnest. With a Panasonic DfD lens, it gets first focus in an instant as does the Olympus E-M1 Mkll with any lens, of course.

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