We already saw how the new Panasonic GH4 compares to the RED EPIC and the Canon 5D Mark III shooting Magic Lantern RAW, and today we've another comparison with the 5D Mark III shooting RAW. We've also got an interesting look at the GH4 versus the more video-oriented C100, so you can see how the budget-friendly Panasonic fares against the beefier and more expensive Canon camera. Check out both tests below to see which cameras came out on top.
First up is the 5D3 vs. GH4 test from Steve Chan of DSI Pictures Entertainment:
This is the Canon 5D Mark III VS Panasonic GH4 video comparison test. As we know both cameras are very popular for video shooting. But the 5D Mark III has been out for over two years now. So I'm just curious is the 5D still the best choice for video shooting? Let me know what you guys think?
5D Mark III
Shot it with original codec H.264 ALL-I 91Mbps 25fps 1080p
(With Neutral settings, Contrast -3 Sharpness -3, Saturation -2, Colour tone 0)
Shot it with original codec H.264 100Mbps 25fps (4K Downscaled to 1080p)
(With Neutral settings, Contrast -3 Sharpness -2, Noise Reduction 0, Saturation -2, Hue 0)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
And here is the C100 vs. GH4 video (See some uncompressed footage here):
This is the Canon Cinema EOS C100 VS Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 comparison test. The reason why I'm doing this video test because both cameras are designed for serious film making. So I would like to see how these two camera performs. And which one has better image quality. As we know Canon C100 has the same 4K sensor as the bigger brother C300 and C500. But the camera itself outputs as 1080p only. So to make it fair, I shot everything 4K on the GH4 and downscaled to 1080p. And I used the same Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens in the test. So they should both look the same. So which one do you think looks better?
The first test done with just the GH4:
The results are interesting, and they echo a lot of what we've seen so far. The GH4 looks very sharp, especially downscaled from 4K to 1080p. Whether you're a fan of this or not is obviously a personal preference, but it's unlikely you'll be complaining about how soft the camera looks as some have with other DSLR/mirrorless cameras (at least if you're shooting in 4K). Having slow motion at more than 720p is a huge positive for the GH4, and even if you weren't planning on using it as your main camera, that might be a good enough reason to get one.
I think the really interesting tests are going to be between the A7s and the GH4, but we'll probably have to wait a little longer for those.