In-body IS
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In-body IS

Panasonic's new GH5 flagship will be hitting the streets soon, joining the GH4 in the company's line of video-centric cameras. With our eye on video features, we take a look at the ten biggest differences between these two cameras.

Although this article is mainly looking at video shooting, the biggest physical change between the GH5 and its predecessor promises benefits both for stills and video shooters.

The addition of five-axis image stabilization is a major step forwards for the GH series. Using Panasonic's latest version of its I.S. system, the camera will combine internal stabilization with in-lens stabilization when shooting with own-brand lenses. For video shooters, this includes a digital stabilization element for dealing with larger or faster translational movements than physical stabilization can correct for.

Although most serious film makers won't consider in-body stabilization to be an effective replacement for stabilization hardware, it will significantly extend the GH5's appeal for run-and-gun video, where a little camera shake just adds a little vérité atmosphere.