Yesterday I published a review from the Slanted Lens of the Panasonic GH5 and I'm going to continue this week posting more about this hot new camera – but it also seems that the autofocus in video is about what you'd expect from a camera using contrast based AF – it sucks and plenty of people are pissed off about it.
Presented below are several reviews of the autofocus system for video on the Panasonic GH5 and I'm not sure how it could be much worse. But again, I frankly wasn't expecting much.
Of course there is the best way to avoid this, and that's using a focus puller. But for those of us who are solo shooters – well, that's just not an option.
And of course you'll see thruought these videos, everyone continues to rate Canon's Dual Pixel AF as the best in the industry. So if you need to rely on that, it looks like you should be ignoring the Panasonic GH5 and going with a Canon EOS C300 II or a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or even the Canon EOS 70D.
The following videos are long and very detailed so be prepared to spend a good bit of time if you're really serious about learning what's going on with the Panasonic GH5.
And what do you think? Is this keeping you from buying the Panasonic GH5? Or do you not need it and everything else is worth it? Sound off in the comments!
(cover photo credit: snap from the Photo/Video Show video)