Fashion Madness | Panasonic GH5 vs Fuji X-T2 final review: versatility vs performance?
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  • darren crolla
    Posted at 19:21h, 02 May

    Well done looks like you put a lot of work into this, very interesting.

  • Mikey P
    Posted at 19:25h, 02 May

    Your brother would have to pay for the photos……….

  • Tom Rupp
    Posted at 20:05h, 02 May

    As always thanks for your feedback on usage between the two cameras. Luckily I just got a budget to spend on some more equipment without me having to give up my XT2. About to order the GH5 today, I just can't decide what lens I want to start with. Mostly interview, but also a little run and gun. It's between the new 12-60mm or speedbooster with sigma 18-35, leaning towards the 12-60 simply because of the dual IS.

    Also I feel your disappointment in your last video, I was really rooting for you to win. Thanks for making inspiring videos and honest/raw videos on your self reflection. It is a nice pace to see that type of video. Unfortunately the Internet can be cruel when you put yourself out there, I don't read all the comments if you get the negative feedback, but I want to be a positive commentator and say way to go! Keep up the great work!!! Looking forward to your upcoming videos.

  • David Burdman
    Posted at 20:39h, 02 May

    I cannot agree with you more. the problem with the lumix is that they are not fujis… I´m suffering the same dilema in a lower budget version (xt20 vs g85). i also found very good results in the g85 but then i see the xt20 and i just love the way it looks. it is almost like i feel guilty by choosing the panasonic… lol. but i understand every piece of your video it is just a more versatile camera and it looks like a really good camera for both purposes. great video again. keep it up

  • Javier Perea
    Posted at 21:01h, 02 May

    Congratulations. I think your fuji audience will not be happy, but your review makes you a real reviewer. I'm happy that I have seen this video.

  • mark shirley
    Posted at 21:02h, 02 May

    Thanks so much – this is such a good review one of the most useful I've watched – would it be possible to do a video on how you use and set up your back button manual focus technique. I currently use a Nikon D750 and for video I have to select a contrast point recompose then press record. I've managed to get quite fast at it so it will be interesting to see how you manually focus with the GH5

  • John Spirou
    Posted at 21:10h, 02 May

    Lightroom is not the best raw editor for Fuji. You have to use iridient for this.

  • Mickael Fjaere Photography
    Posted at 21:20h, 02 May

    Still preferring the Xt2 heheh!!!

  • DynamiteSoles
    Posted at 23:54h, 02 May

    I'm about to return my GH5 and will be getting a XT2. I'm jumping in on Fuji's system now and grabbing some glass because I really believe that they are just one generation away from having an awesomely well balanced photo and video beast. Great vid though and I respect your opinion. i subbed.

  • Christopher Berry
    Posted at 23:57h, 02 May

    Stills for Fuji, video for GH5. I could care less about the video on the X cam and the stills on the GH5. The Fuji, for me, is a match for stills. The GH5 I LOVE for video.

  • Warren j
    Posted at 00:18h, 03 May

    are you using iPhone or Android. on my phone I do have full HD recording through the app

  • Cactus Tweeter
    Posted at 02:01h, 03 May

    The GH5 camera app is a big plus. So is the articulating touchscreen.

  • Drewie
    Posted at 03:19h, 03 May

    When you switch to the footage of the desktop, the video quality decreases. Am I the only one who is noticing this or having this issue?

  • Austin Hurst
    Posted at 04:32h, 03 May

    I am a college student and am taking a road trip out west this summer with some of my friends. I have been saving my money for a new camera for the trip and am really considering purchasing a xt2. I love how the camera is set up with the dials on the top and think that they might inspire me to learn how to take better pictures and shoot more often. Also, I would like the camera that I get to be able to shoot quality videos so that I will be able to make promotional videos for some of my business ventures as well as just for fun with friends and even be able to be potentially used for vlogging if I ever decide to. Do you think that the xt2 would fulfill these things? Also, if I can only purchase one lens what would you recommend that I buy and do you think that not being able to record Flog internally is a big problem? Also, if this is a problem, would you recommend a shoe mount adapter for an action camera like a GoPro so that I could mount it to the top of my camera and just do 4K video from a format like that while I shoot pictures? Thanks, Austin.

  • Jonathan Liu
    Posted at 07:41h, 03 May

    Incredibly informative piece! Not trying to nitpick, but your description of a "manual focus" workaround on the GH5 is still referring to autofocus, right? I.e., touching the screen to choose a focus point rather than letting the camera track continuously? Are the focus pulls in this mode natural or is there still hunting/jerkiness associated with the GH5's contrast-only AF system? Can you customize the speed/smoothness of transitions as you select a new focus point? And what about full manual focus—any ergonomic differences in the focusing on native lenses? Do any m4/3 lenses have actual mechanical focus ring, or are they all focus-by-wire like Fuji? Thanks!

  • Nomadic Bull Productions
    Posted at 08:41h, 03 May

    Awesome review Stephen. Nice to see someone actually talk about real world shooting scenarios and how cameras perform in a practical sense as opposed to specs specs specs. Specs are obviously very important to all of us but I think what's even more important is how the camera delivers on those specs and whether or not that delivery coincides with what we need in an individual sense. I realize a lot of work goes into these reviews so thank you very much for sharing. You have definitely helped me along with my decision.

  • S.H.
    Posted at 08:41h, 03 May

    Wow, amazing detailed review! Last time we had a little discussion as i felt, you didnt give the gh5 a fair chance and considering all of its perks (that somehow negate some of its sensor weaknesses). But i really feel, you went in deep and brought up all the detail and considered all there is to it. Ofc, they are different tools in a way, that will have different "prime" zones that they excel in (low light vs. Video for inst.), but this review really considers it all. Really, really appreciate this. Great work! Im currently saving money for a speedbooster and the sigma 18-35 1.8 wich then turns into 1.2. really exciting stuff… 🙂

  • S.H.
    Posted at 08:56h, 03 May

    And could not agree more on your decision. Since i got my gh5 my enthusiasm for photo and video has skyrocketet. If you like check my "vogesen" video. On that trip, the gh5 really showed its "adventure-camera"-skills as an "wherever you go i will be with you and capture great results whatever the conditions"…really excited about the results there, especially in the middle part in the deep forest… yeah!

  • S.H.
    Posted at 08:56h, 03 May

    And could not agree more on your decision. Since i got my gh5 my enthusiasm for photo and video has skyrocketet. If you like check my "vogesen" video. On that trip, the gh5 really showed its "adventure-camera"-skills as an "wherever you go i will be with you and capture great results whatever the conditions"…really excited about the results there, especially in the middle part in the deep forest… yeah!

  • Johannes R. Hoermann
    Posted at 14:57h, 03 May

    Great review! Thank you! Keep up the great work. Guess to sum it up the GH5 is more on the video side and the XT-2 on the Photo. Just one question: did you use any of the stabilized Fujifilm lenses for the comparison ?

  • Sebastian Castilho
    Posted at 10:36h, 04 May

    @LivingVertical Check out DXO Optics Pro or Phase One Capture One. In my past experiences with Panasonic cameras, those two raw editors give much better colour than Lightroom. Colour that you wouldn't even know was there otherwise 🙂

  • Sebastian Castilho
    Posted at 11:32h, 04 May

    Does the G85 have the same ability to save settings between video and photo modes as the GH5? Also could you do some tests comparing the colour between them please?

  • Kim Suura
    Posted at 15:15h, 04 May

    "versatility vs performance" yes this is the perfect word to describe

    I have x-t2 and panasonic gx85. I love both system and each system have strength and compromises. I think gh5 + x-t2 is hard to keep both because of size and price, so i decided to get gx85 because the pocket size and weight, i don't have 10bit 4.2.2 of gh5, full articulate screen but for my use (not pro) is good enough, also IBIS on gx85 is great and i use my x-t2 for more hardcore photography and video on tripod or with 18-55 OIS

  • Andy Arts
    Posted at 16:20h, 04 May

    Welcome, to the Gh5….:) I do miss the xt2 though.

  • Proper Noun
    Posted at 19:19h, 04 May

    Thank you so much for this video man.
    I've been flirting with the idea of the GH5 instead of the Fuji X T2 for so long. This swayed me over.
    Part of the reason is because I already have a gx85 so I can invest in lenses without the worry of having to switch over.
    If you want extensive reviews on basically the entire MFT lens line up i suggest looking for David Thorpe's youtube channel.
    I think it could be very helpful to you in determining which lenses are appropriate. You might come to realize that the MFT lens line up is very extensive.

    The Fuji X T2 is truly a luxury of a camera for general photography. No doubt about that. But as a product developer I find my self in situations where I need to pump out a video in about 3 day from when it occurs to me to do so. Product videos can cost you 10 grand, and I have the know how to make them my self. Something like a GH5 is certainly going to be more useful to me. I love the X T2 but all camera sensors alike are going to only get better and better, and the same goes for autofocus.

  • Marticulate
    Posted at 05:46h, 05 May

    The video seems to be low resolution on a computer screen, even in high resolution settings.

  • thomas hudson
    Posted at 20:54h, 05 May

    I am digging the GH5. I switched from a Nikon d750 and i am not sad.

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