Panasonic G85 with Canon 24-70mm F2.8L II

Panasonic G85 review – is there any need to get an Olympus E-M1 Mark II for video?

December 19, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Micro Four Thirds is increasingly going up-market and into pro territory, and unfortunately new Panasonic and Olympus cameras are getting more and more expensive by the day. Thankfully the G85 is a pro camera without a pro price – it represents a genuine advance over the Panasonic GH4 with cleaner low light performance, better automatic white balance and of course 5 axis in-body stabilisation.

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Olympus E-M1 II mini-review – a sign of things to come with the Panasonic GH5?

November 26, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

I got to play with the new Olympus E-M1 II today, a pro Micro Four Thirds camera they hope will sell for $2000. It certainly pulls out all the stops to imitate a miniature 1D X Mark II. This camera does NOT crop the sensor in 4K mode like the GH4. Instead, it over-samples from 5K down to 4K, using the full width of the sensor even with sensor-shift 5 axis stabilisation enabled. Featuring a 237Mbit codec, the image quality in Cinema 4K mode is outstanding with very little rolling shutter.

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An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins – and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds

May 19, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The camera which Panasonic can’t decide what to call (GX80 in Europe, GX85 in the US and GX7 Mark II in Japan!) really excites me. It’s the first time that anyone has put 5 axis in-body stabilisation in a 4K camera which exceeds the performance of the stunningly good Olympus 5 axis system. It’s not quite as effective as a gimbal for sweeping handheld movement, but that pain-in-the-ass tripod you can certainly dispense with now, along with that Olympus 1080p mush whilst we’re at it.