Tony Northrup’s Panasonic GH5 Review – “Favorite Video Camera Of All Time” (with a few “buts”)

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Of course, the Panasonic GH5 has been getting a lot of well deserved attention and I've been keeping an eye out for some of the good reviews – and I can always trust Tony & Chelsea Northrup to give you their complete and personal opinion. They take their time and really test out the camera.

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Tony starts this review by saying “The Panasonic GH5 is my favorite video camera of all time” and sets the expectation for the rest of the review. The next phrase is “but it is not the perfect video camera” so we know there are a few things (and of course we would expect that – no manufacturer is ever going to satisfy every need of every individual using the camera) that aren't exactly like we'd like.

And there's the parts that he talks about later – you know, that pesky “stills” side – where the Panasonic GH5 is good, but not the greatest.

So I'll let you just watch and listen (and maybe set the speed to 1.5x)… but also please tell me what your thoughts are on the Panasonic GH5?

Panasonic GH5 Review: 4K/60p, Autofocus, Vlogging, Stills (vs E-M1 Mk II)

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We review the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 for its amazing 4K video at 60 frames per second (fps). We test the continuous autofocus, low-light capabilities, and vlogging for youtube. We also compare it as a stills camera to the more capable Olympus E-M1 Mk II (which only shoots video at 4K/30p).

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. Thanks for the comments on the GH5. Panasonic has done a good job adding features to their GH cameras over the years (I’ve owned GH2, GH3 and GH4), and I’m considering the GH5 as a B-cam.

    May I ask what editing program you use? I have read that the new version of Adobe Premiere Pro has trouble recognizing GH5 footage.

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