Cinema 5D: Yosuke Yamane-san Panasonic GH5/GH5S/EV1/G9 Interview

Cinema 5D posted a very interesting interview with Yosuke Yamane-san about the Panasonic GH5/GH5S/EV1/G9 and it clarifies some of their decisions. The interview is in Japanese so if you don’t like subtitles here are some of the highlights:

  • The GH5 is for video and photos so it’s a hybrid camera.
  • Half use it for photos and the other half for video.
  • They almost doubled their initial estimated sales.
  • The GH5S and G9 were designed for those that needed more Photo or Video performance.
  • The video performance is clearly different between the GH5 and GH5S.
  • Panasonic listened to GH5 videographers creating the GH5S and could update the GH5 with some of the features later.
  • The EVA1, GH5 and GH5S were developed by Yosuke Yamane-san’s division at the same time.
  • EVA1 is for broadcast use.
  • Yosuke Yamane-san wanted to release the GH5S before the GH5.
  • Panasonic thinks stabilized lenses are enough when used handheld and those that need more will use a gimbal.
  • Video autofocus was improved
  • Panasonic is on track to do 8k for the Olympics.

Panasonic GH5S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic GH5: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9:
 B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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