Exactly. I've run into people saying they had to uprez to 4K, but totally misunderstanding the multi-aspect sensor. the 4:3 area inside the image circle is a 3680 wide. the 17:9 area is 4096 wide.
The crucial line when comparing the two spec sheets is "in 4:3 aspect ratio". The Gh5s uses the full image circle for 16:9. The 4:3 crop is 17.3x13.0, the 16:9 crop is wider and shorter.
I'm pretty sure every wedding videographer sees the usefulness of this. It's definitely a product catered towards us. I probably would be ordering a few if I didn't already have DR-10s. This is a fair bit bigger than the DR-10 (10 cubic inches vs 4.4 cubic inches), but also seems more full featured.
These serve an entirely different purpose than a MixPre-3.
I am predominantly a wedding videographer, and I use Tascam DR-10l (similar concept, small beltpack recorder with a lav) kits for micing officiants, grooms, and toasters. Small recorders like this offer a number of advantages over wireless kits for people like me. First, zero chance of dropouts or interference. I've used the Rodelink system and Sennheiser G3 kits, and have run into dropouts with both, especially in large churches. Second, with small, inexpensive recorders, I can spread the recorders around and mic up a ton of people. I use 3 for toasts, which I rotate out to different toasters at weddings where more than 2 toasts are given. I've mic'd the officiant, groom and 2 speakers all at once during ceremonies before. These type recorders make day-of logistics super simple. Third, I can get distinct audio files for different speakers (groom and officiant during the ceremony) super easily, which makes editing simpler and adds a layer of redundancy in case of data loss. Fourth, not having to transmit a signal means phenomenal battery life. Like 10 hours on a AAA in the case of my tascam dr-10l. It isn't an issue often, but my G3s chew through batteries.
I used to use my phone and a smartlav, but that was problematic. First off, I only have one phone, and like to mic multiple peopel. Second, I use my phone to communicate silently with my assistant during the ceremony. Third, I had more than one groom who was weirded out by me putting my phone in their pocket during their ceremony.
I still use the Sennheiser kit for interviews and situations where monitoring the audio is practical, and I still keep my smartlav in my bag for emergencies, but doesn't mean this kind of a small recorder doesn't have a ton of uses.
Which is stupid, but true. I hate using a cage/rig on my Gh cameras, but I own one just for that reason. Never use it for things like weddings, but build it up when I go to corporate shoots, even though it's a pain in the ass. a cage, rods and a matte box make it look imposing enough that I've never had it questioned.
I totally agree. People knock him, but a ton of people have tried to be him (I'm looking at you Bruckheimer) and he still holds the throne of crappy, mindless, entertaining action. People may not enjoy his particular craft, but he is a master of it.