OM-D better video than GH2 claim...

Started Feb 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
mpgxsvcd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,094
Re: OM-D better video than GH2 claim...

The EM-5 shoots 1080p @ 30 FPS video in a 1080i container. It is the exact same thing as 1080p @ 30 FPS. It is also what an NTSC GH2 shoots with the 1.1 firmware. However, the Olympus uses a lower bit rate than even a stock GH2.

The EM-5 also shoots 720p @ 30 FPS video in a 720p @ 60 FPS container. Definitely not as good as the GH2’s true 720p @ 60 FPS. True 1080i is useless so it doesn’t matter that the GH2 can shoot that format and the EM-5 cannot.

The EM-5 is not a disaster for video. It just simply is not as good as the GH2. It is definitely usable though. Probably very similar to the GX1 since they both shoot similar formats and resolutions.

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