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  1. S1/S1R/S5 updates officially released now - https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index4.html
  2. Weighs almost nothing as well - it's my 'carry in the bag just In case' low light lens.
  3. AFC on the 20mm pancake is slow and noisy (I own one). Have you considered the cheap but good Panasonic 25mm F1.7? At the wide end, Samyang/Rokinon do an inexpensive all-manual 12mm F2. There are also 12, 17 & 25 mm Olympus primes, but no personal experience of those.
  4. I own both a G9 and an EM1 II and honestly I'm not convinced that (overall) the Oly autofocus is much better than the G9 - and IMHO the G9 is a much better overall video camera than the EM1 II. The G9 1080p leaves the Oly 1080p in the (soft) dust, then add 4k50/60p and 10-bit video modes which the Oly hasn't got at all... On the other side, the Oly is nice to use, has great IBIS and battery life, and is smaller and lighter than the G9.
  5. There is always '4k photo' mode on the GX800, which allows PASM modes - 30p only though, and I think all 4k is limited to 5 minutes max per clip.
  6. Nikon has officially announced the development of the Z9 - https://www.dpreview.com/news/7215673224/nikon-announces-development-of-flagship-mirrorless-z-9 From the dpreview news item:
  7. ...where he says it's HEVC (H.265), 4:2:0, 10-bit at 200 Mbps, which is the same as on the G9 (and I assume the GH5). So 10-bit 18 Mpixel stills...
  8. If it's like the '6K photo' mode on my G9, the files are H.265, 10-bit, 4:2:0 at 200 Mbps (info below - from the VideoRedo editor - for 3:2, 30 fps capture), with AAC audio. It uses 'long-GOP' encoding, but the GOP is quite short, only 16 frames, with only has IDR and P frames (no B frames) according to VideoRedo. If you want to upload a short clip from the S5 (a few seconds is enough) I'll check the parameters for you.
  9. From a earlier post in this thread (for video AF-C):
  10. If you can live with M43, then add the Panasonic G9 to the list - 10 bit video support and excellent IBIS, with 1080p and 4k video quality comparable to the GH5 (albeit without All-I codecs and limited to 30 minutes - 10 min for 4k60 - record time). It's a bargain for what you get...around £700 used, £900 new in the UK at the moment.
  11. I think a lot depends on your 'use case' - personally I don't need to focus-track people/faces or use shallow depth of field very often, and I find the G9 video C-AF to be perfectly usable for the sort of outdoors run-and-gun handheld filming that I do (as an amateur). It helps that I almost always shoot at 50p/60p which definitely makes DFD work better.
  12. No - that's one of the main differences between the G9 and the GH5. There is a hack to temporarily remove the limit in this YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qzBWdaY634 - but I've not tried it as I've never found the 30 minute video limit a problem (or the 10 minute 4k60p limit). I usually film hand-held, and 10 minutes is a long time to hold a camera still anyway
  13. That would be my suggestion too - better build and video quality than the G85, although if the budget is really tight the G85 is perfectly good camera (I own both of them, so can directly compare). ....Then the G9 is probably a better choice than the G85 due to better weather sealing & build quality. As a slightly 'off the wall' suggestion for harsh conditions, what about a used Olympus E-M1 mk 2 with one of the Oly 'pro' lenses e.g. the 12-40mm F2.8. Smaller and lighter than the G9, with excellent IBIS and 4k video capability (including 237Mbps DCI 4k at 24 fps), and phase-de
  14. ....also if you need longer continuous recording (up to 30min) the 1080/60p is excellent quality - much better than the lower-end G-series cameras. I've used my G9 in the southern California desert sun, recording 4k/50p with no overheating issues or warnings at all.
  15. Also note what omega1978 said upthread:
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