Panasonic GH2 vs Olympus OMD E-M5 video

Started Aug 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
halfmac Contributing Member • Posts: 998
Re: Panasonic GH2 vs Olympus OMD E-M5 video

At I have reviewed both the GH2 and the EM-5.
The EM-5 is best for stills. The video is good.
The GH2 is Great for video and good for stills.

alexst4 wrote:

Hi All,

I am deciding to get either Panasonic GH2 or Olympus OMD E-M5

I have seen many samples of stills from each camera and already have a preference in favour of the Olympus.

Now, for the video - I keep reading that GH2 is better, but have not seen any direct comparisons between the cams.
Are there any reviews somewhere?

I would like to know what exactly is better with GH2 video in comarison to E-M5, is it:

  • quality of output

  • handling

  • video features (i.e. frame rate/quality settings, etc.)

  • availabilty of external accessories (eg: microphones, etc.)

  • anything else?

Is the superiority of GH2 that much pronounced?
Is GH2 better than E-M5 in all situations?
Are there any situations when there is little difference between the two cams?

Are there any issues with video output compatibility of either cams and video-editing software (eg: Adobe Premiere) ?

Thanks in advance for any useful info

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