Masters of darkness – Panasonic GH5S and Sony A7R III in extreme low light

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Note: My camera is running firmware version 0.2! If the performance changes when updated, I will re-do the test

Does the Panasonic GH5S finally achieve full-frame like performance at ISO 12,800 against the best of the competition?

Here I put the little nocturnal fox in the ring with the Sony A7R III, A7S II, Nikon D850 and the plain old ‘non-video-orientated’ GH5.

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Nikon D500 with cropped 4K video (UPDATED)

Nikon D500

UPDATE: Unfortunately the D500 uses a heavy crop of the sensor to readout 4K video. More about this below.

As well as the Nikon D5, we have a surprise.

Although the Nikon D5 can only record 4K for up to 3 minutes at a time, the D500 can go for a full 30 minutes in one continuous take.

The D500 also comes in much cheaper than the larger FX pro body.

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Rumours claim Nikon have acquired Samsung’s NX technology

NX1 with PL mount Cooke lens

The already very strange Samsung controversy just took an unexpected turn. It must be noted this is a rumour and it is up to you whether to believe it or not! There’s no official announcement but looking at it logically it would definitely explain why Samsung felt it ok to pull their NX system off the market despite having some very valuable (class leading) technology under the hood.

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