My full review of the Panasonic GH5 is finally here. I know I’m late to the party, but this gave me more time to use the camera – and hopefully made my review better.
Without further ado, here is the review
As I mention in the video, I will be sharing my custom camera settings. These will be available… UPDATE: get my GH5 custom settings and LUT here.
So, what do I think of the GH5 after using it for three months? It’s great and nearly perfect.
- The things I like about this little camera are:
- Size of the camera
- Menu and custom settings
- Custom buttons
- Great EVF and even better LCD
- Amazing 10bit video quality
- slow motion at 180fps in HD and 60fps in 4K
- Audio connection options
- Waveform included
- Anamorphic 4K mode in 60fps
- Battery life
- Full size HDMI connection
- in-body image stabilization
What are the things that I don’t like about this camera?
- There are only two things:
- the autofocus sucks
- LOG image profile is not included
The bad things aren’t that bad for me, since I almost never use AF.
As for the LOG image profile / V-Lof L (as Panasonic calls it), you can still get it for an extra $100. What I don’t like, though, is how they implemented it. To get the LOG profile, you have to buy it online and wait for a piece of paper with the code to be delivered via standard mail.
Why? Have you ever heard of email, Panasonic!?
Once you have the code, you have to go back online to the Panasonic website to register the profile and download the firmware upgrade.
Next time, Panasonic, please just let people buy it online, right within the camera’s menu. Simple!
Otherwise, this little camera is great. Amazing quality with amazing pro tools – all for under $2K.
Here is where you can get the camera and all the other gear that I mention in the video:
To find out more about the cages that I use for the GH5, please check out my review here.
Here is a test of the autofocus – it includes tips and explains when you can – and when you absolutely cannot – rely on the AF on the GH5.
Here is a cinematic test I shot on the GH5 and anamorphic lenses
Here are stills from my videos shot with the GH5