It’s been several months since the release of the groundbreaking Panasonic GH4, which seems to have cornered the market on DSLR videography and has forced some of my favorite YouTube Canon users (like Dave Dugdale and Caleb Pike) into abandoning their EOS gear. Having spent some time with the camera last month myself, I was able to shoot some test footage over the course of a weekend to see what it had to offer.
Bear in mind that all of the footage was shot using strictly EF glass (adapted with a very inexpensive Fotasy EF Lens Adapter) and though the footage was shot natively in 4K, it has been downscaled to 1080p.
The results are still incredibly impressive. The level of detail in the rocks at 00:47 blows my mind. This camera captures a truly clean image with amazing sharpness.
My investment in Canon camera bodies and EF glass will likely keep me with my current camera package for the immediate future, but with the recent lukewarm video specs announced for the 7d Mark II and the new availability of Metabones EF Smart Adapter, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Panasonic has piqued my interest.