If you are a video shooter, then there’s no doubt you likely had your eye on the new Panasonic GH4. One of the things you may be interested in is how it compares to other high quality cameras with video capabilities on the market.
Well, today I have a treat for you. I just came across this pretty telling camera comparison between the Canon 5D Mark III (a very popular video shooter’s choice), the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, and the new Panasonic GH4. Ask most people and they would say that, as far as DSLRs go, the 5D Mark III has good quality video. Let’s see if any of you still think that after watching this comparison…
Say what you will about trying to compare 1080p footage against 4k footage, but that is sort of the point here isn’t it? I mean just look at what you get with the 4K footage vs the 1080p footage. It’s like night and day. The BMPCC holds up better than the 5D Mark III, but is still quite a bit worse than the 4K from the GH4.
Just look at the screenshot comparison above (taken from video screengrabs), that pretty much says it all doesn’t it? Anyone on the fence about the GH4, or 4K shooting in general should get a kick out of this. Even if you don’t plan to output your final videos in 4K, shooting in 4k gives you a ton of latitude in your 1080p output.
So, what are your thoughts after watching this comparison? Share them in a comment below and let’s discuss.