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Panasonic GH5 Review and exclusive first look at Version 2.0 firmware

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51 minutes ago, Amazeballs said:

Where the hell did he find GH5 for 1700$? Its 2 grand everywhere I look for it. 

Well, I managed to get the GH5 12-60mm Leica kit for effectively 2055,- EUR (not shying away from importing it from the UK, benefiting from a special trade-in bonus program). That's a 56,- up in body only retail price and lands you the Leica zoom with a retail price of 999,- EUR. Depending on whether I like it much more than the Lumix 12-60, I will either keep or sell it. Should I sell it for say 750, it would render the GH5 itself a 1305,- EUR camera body (~ $1555,-). You gotta turn into somewhat of a dealhunter and keep your eyes peeled.

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1 hour ago, Amazeballs said:

Where the hell did he find GH5 for 1700$? Its 2 grand everywhere I look for it. 

I paid that a few months back, was a deal on ebay from a real camera store.

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Keep in mind, when you buy from these grey market dealers you will save a little money short term, but you will have no warranty from Panasonic. Which is currently 3 years when purchased from an authorized dealer and registered with Panasonic. Here is a list of authorized resellers.

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2 hours ago, AaronChicago said:

@Andrew Reid What type of SD card were you using for the tests? Did you have any problems w/ dropped frames or stopped recording?

 

*sorry if this was mentioned earlier, I haven't been keeping up.

If am not mistaken it was Belkin v90 cards of amazon 

5 hours ago, jonpais said:

I paid $1,850 USD + free V-Log Lite and one extra battery, so that comes close to around $1,700 for the body only.

Thats sweat deal Jon, i paid 2500euro for GH5+12-60 2.8-4 5year warranty 

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On 9/2/2017 at 10:41 PM, Christopher Taylor said:

just wondering: I noticed you said that 95 MB/s cards aren't quite good enough, and we should invest in 300MB/s cards... I've seen some lexar 150MB/s cards, has anyone tested those? Is the 300MB/s an absolute necessity to get everything working right?

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Just for the heck of it I tried recording of 4K ALL-I 400MBps 25p on this (128 GB card), and it seems to be working. 

I recorded 4+ minutes, and stopped as it seemed to work, and again a couple of minutes just to be sure I didn't make a mistake.

I don't at this moment have time to check how long it works..

 

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21 minutes ago, Ari said:

Just for the heck of it I tried recording of 4K ALL-I 400MBps 25p on this (128 GB card), and it seems to be working. 

I recorded 4+ minutes, and stopped as it seemed to work, and again a couple of minutes just to be sure I didn't make a mistake.

I don't at this moment have time to check how long it works..

 

Interesting as that is the slowest uhs-ii card at clearing the GH5 buffer at only 35MB/s and failed on the chftsho attempt (although heaven knows what they did to achieve that). However not surprising as buffer empty test is using multiple files which is generally slower than a single large file. I think most UHS-II cards should work though. If wanting the very best for reliability then the Panasonic cards SDZA using pSLC memory are the obvious choice. 

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On 9/27/2017 at 3:15 AM, Stab said:

So, how does the HDR profile actually work? 

Are you asking about hybrid log gamma?

if so its really just a different color space, namely rec2020 instead of rec709.

Driftwood did a video about it, and i concur it's a pain in the but to try and grade on a standard definition monitor.

 

here is the info from ffprobe.

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    Metadata:
      creation_time   : 2017-10-01T15:19:06.000000Z
      timecode        : 00:32:48;28
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: pcm_s16be (twos / 0x736F7774), 48000 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 1536 kb/s (default)
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    Metadata:
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