The Panasonic G9 seems like the start of a big push by Panasonic with serious photographers. By taking the technology developed for video, they have created one of the fastest cameras ever made for sports and wildlife photography… And the video specs aren’t bad either.
Firmware 2.0 for the Panasonic GH5 has been officially announced, and will be available for download at the end of September 2017. View the full press release and list of changes here
I’ve been testing a pre-production version of this on my camera thanks to Panasonic, to bring you my first impressions of the new features which include:
- Professional 400Mbit ALL-I intraframe codec for 10bit 4K 4:2:2
- “Open Gate” High Resolution Anamorphic Mode (4992 x 3744)
- Hybrid Log Gamma with view assist feature for HDR shooting
- New and improved autofocus engine for video
- Performance optimisations and bug fixes
Read on to find out what it’s like to shoot with…
On the EOSHD Forum recently, filmmaker Oliver Daniel raised a very good point about the Canon C200 –
“It’s a professional camera, used for professional jobs that pay well. (or it’s an expensive hobby camera!) For this purpose, you then have to start thinking about smaller B and C cameras – and this is where the prospect falls. Sony has an A7S II, A7R II, RX10, RX100, A6500, A99II, A9…. many options in different sizes and purposes for an easy multi-camera workflow. ”
With a completely new Super 35mm sensor, the Panasonic EVA1 has just been announced at CineGear Expo.