Jorginho

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Seems a fair review. Certainly if they try two copies and the lens is first of all better but still hampered by mediocrity. I think it is not typical for Panasonic, but I hope they learn from this rather big slip up.
1,4 crop in 4K.....With ILC you at least can get wider lens like a 7 mm that with such a crop would be 20 mm. Here it is a fixed lens...another to my mind big error.
Sad, because all other points seem to be really good!

Still I can't escape the feeling that a Silver Award is may be dpreview being kind to Panny. To my mind Sony has made a better choice by offering the best where it is needed: in IQ. And excellence comes at a price as we all know or should.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (149 comments in total)

All these pics to me lack some atmosphere. They look all the same. Fresh, clean good but nothing that grabs me. For landscape photography I go to Joe Cornish for instance. Went to his gallery in North Allerton. He to my mind capture more than just a pretty pic....

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

@Henry "Sony's full frame lenses as well as Nikon's are fully compatible with their APS-C cameras and both companies recommend using them. Reviewers have found them to work perfectly. Yes you have to do a calculation when using them on APS-C to know the proper focal length but that's a non-issue"

The problem with these lenses are that theu are taylored to FF in FL too. While a 24-70 f2,8 is nice for FF nice wide angle this becomes 36-105 on APS-c. Nice long FL but the lens is no longer multipurpouse since it severely lacks a wideangle now.
Also: these lenses are nothing short of huge and quite expensive. And this si true for a lot of lenses: the Focal lengths and size, including price make them less than desirable and it is a valid complaints by the users. Fuji understands it. Which is why they came out with a 16-55 F2.8. Which gets you 24-82,5 mm. Makes sense.
FE lenses will work technically, but won't work out nicely.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)
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vscd: This is a really capable videocam. I wonder if it can make good stills :) For me the videofeature is pumped up too much because the handling of a DSLR-like body is weird for filmmakers. Why not make a great ergonomic videocam and add still-capability instead. It's easier I guess. (Specwise the GH5 is really NICE!)

I have a GH4 and it is a very capable stills cam. So is GH5. GH4 was the first cam that did not make me want something better (oh and I have a D800E to play with, so no..that is not it). Still bought em1.2 for I liked to see what HiRes could do and how C-AF would work compared to DFD. I have too little time to put em1.2 seriously to the test but will have a 2 week holiday soon to figure it out.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

They are not hellbent. They made a conscious choice when they started with mFTs and that is to provide good enough image quality to a certain amount of people, deliviering a lenssystem with it that appeals (due to its size and weight) that appeals to a certain amount of people.

Now they have a very substantial lensline-up. COming to the market with another sized sensor means you now need to develop tow lensline-ups. That is not so costeffective and is probably a reason why we see next to zero if not zero E-mount lenses taylored for APS-c from Sony. All their effort is put into FF cam and ditto lenses.

Panasonic and OLympus made the right choice to me. Not for others. FUji X-T2 seems a great cam! Sony A6500 has a lot to offer. Pick one of them!

@ Zak: a FF cam like this with current tech would be sobig to accommodate a coolingsystem that prevents overheating. I hope neither Oly nor Panny will EVER go into FF. I'll buy a Sony or may be even a Hassy MF if I need that.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)
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tjbates: Matt's the man, but I would have mentioned the larger higher rez viewfinder, IBIS and the add-on pro audio module as benefits over the GH4.
Matt, have you guys fixed the noise in shadows at low ISO yet? Please hope this is gone!
Also, the horrible focus hunting problem when zooming in manual focus mode on 12-35mm f2.8 and 35-100 f2.8.

Seems to have been gone. They have focussed on that issue from what I have read.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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maciek sz: Apart from Panasonic, what the hell is happening in the camera market? Each iteration of cameras (Sony, Fuji, Oly, Pana etc.) is getting more and more pricy. Sad times... ;)

G80 not...GX85...not. Panasonic at least cannot be blamed. They offer a full fledged cam at a very attractive price. Don't like it: buy the G85. It is very very good, better than my GH4 in 90% of the cases.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
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Esstee: Wonder how the AF compares to DSLR's?

Katy C....I guess that is S-AF? BEcause that is what I see with my GH4 too. It is faster and in particular in low light ove rmy Oly Em1.2. For C-AF I have done to little yet to comment.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 07:36 UTC
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rialcnis: Not going to debate with myself as to whether I want the GH 5 over the new Oly. Both are fine.

Wonder if the use of the new Zuiko lenses with added stabilization feature will be compatible with the GH 5 stabilization.

Also wondering how the weatherproofing will compare?

If the GH4 is any indication, there are now two video's of the Northrups who went to montana and into the mountains. Got surprised by a heavy thunderstorm with ditto downpour....Their two Canon 5DmkII did not survive and were damaged beyond repair, their two GH4s had no problem at all. I have used that cam in the rain and snow for hours in the Scottish Highlands and not a hickup. So I would think it will be excellent.
For Oly: very little reports on it failing in rain too. I have not seen a single notice of that happening actually.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 07:33 UTC
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FLruckas: What is going on?

Sony full frame cameras. Itty bitty bodies. BIG FAT LENSES.

GH5. BIG FAT BODY. Itty bitty lenses.

I miss the GH1/2 form factor...Itty bitty body. Itty bitty lenses.

You would not miss the overheating though...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 07:30 UTC
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DVT80111: Hmm, it has a tweeny tine sensor but does not look much smaller than my A7Rii. No wonder the product line is struggling to stay afloat.

Put some lenses on it, som e zooms preferably. See what happens....s

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
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GodSpeaks: PAID V-Log upgrade? Seriously? Why not just include it as part of the GH5 package?

This is just WRONG.

To keep the price lower than 2000 in some markets. Here marketing had the upperhand. It seems a strange decision.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
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GodSpeaks: At least it takes the same battery as the GH4.

Which is a breath of fresh air when you compare to all previes mirrorless cams. excluding GH3.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:41 UTC
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gmke: As I suspected, the DFD algorithm by itself doesn't cut the CAF mustard so another algorithm steps in, movement trending. I think the camera is only focusing DFD 6 or 8 times a second and guessing the intermediate focus points. That's what DFD does, guess. PDAF goes directly, simply, and more quickly to every focus point. No guessing, however sophisticated it may be. Simple subtraction wins.

The endresults even with the very first cam that had it, GH4 were very good. G7 has the same DFD tech. Dpreview was clear: as good as a DSLR in the same class. Advanced DFD likely will step it up. But they know its limitations too. 9 FPS is there for a reason and it is not a lack of processing power. However: it is very good AND it keeps working to very low light. No OSPDAF I know of can do that.
For S-AF nothing beats Panasonic. Most of all no other mirrorless in low light. My Em1mk2 cannot do there what my GH4 can, even though it is still solid there.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
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Free Jazz: Old version DFD is just slightly better than single-CDAF.

Old Version of DFD for C-AF mops the floor with any CDAF cam. DFD just is working like OSPDAF. It is that good. And I can tell, I use GH4 and em1mk2.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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eBrain: My biggest issue with GH4 is slow auto focus and lack of focus lock. Could never get good shots of fast moving objects/sports regardless of the focusing mode and GH5 seems to be in the same boat.

Strange. I have never had problems. Look at my gallery. But it depends on the lenses. 12-35/35-100 f2.8 and PL100-400 leave little to be desired.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (121 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: At last now Panasonic learned from Sony that the way to go is down-sampling vs cropping the sensor, especially when the goal is to get better low-light performance. I am still convinced that the 24M Sony APS-C sensor down-sampled would be better if Sony implemented 10 bit and 4.2.2, but honestly that is the territory for FS7. In that context the GH5 with its better codec may be as clean as the A6500. Fuji is another player but it requires a $2000 external recorder for ultimate quality. On the other hand we have the A7Sii that actually took over the professional market. GH5 should have been made with the same sensor as the A6500, and with the GH4 codecs and tools, that would have been the killer. With the FZ2000 I am now both a Sony and Panasonic fan, I'll pick the best when time arrives. With these cameras X-T2, A6500, GH5, I hope the prices of the original A7S are falling, and I might grab one: I'd need a low-light king.

No, we mFT users do not tend to want any APS-c sensor in our cams. And certainly not Sony with its overheating cr@p. It is a shame such a cam, but worse the A6300 was ever sold to endusers. Panasonic cams are reliable. They have never overheated, neevr had those nagging problems Sony has.
It is Sony that should have taken a very good look at the lenses too. Look at those mkII lenses. Panny n contrast with SOny does not forget the lower end users. G80 now has splendid cmpany with very capable and weatherslead 12-60, 45-200 and 100-300 lenses. At least if the reallife experience will be as good as the specsheet.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 07:29 UTC

Sensor res is wrong in your list. Not 4188 x 3888 for sure.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

I have 12-35, 45-100 f2.8 and 100-400 PL. Love them. But this is so welcome for the system. How many times have mFT users asked for it? Better AF, better AF, better AF. We get that, we get better OIS and weathersealing? Hats off to Panny!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (117 comments in total)

No EVF. To me just a GF9. I think it has DFD. Which is good btw. But no EVF = 0,0 interest. Sadly and I think many many enthusiast users will agree.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 43rd comment
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