Panasonic GH4 Shootout with the Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C100, Panasonic GH3 and Canon 7D

The people at Hillbilly grip truck compares the Panasonic GH4 with the GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C100 and the Canon 7D:

C100 used canon 16-35, 24-105 and 70-200 2.8 isII. Color profile “default”

Gh3 used kit 12-35 and 35-100 Color profile “standard”.

Gh4 used the speedbooster with samyang 35 and 85 primes Color profile “standard” (i wish we’d tried out the cinema D profile. I’m betting that is the profile ready for release)

7d used 17-55 2.8 and 24-105 using standard profile with sharpness and contrast rolled off 2 clicks

5d used 24-105 and 85mm 1.8 with Lightform C profile

All the above lenses were used at f4 except for the “down the neck of the guitar” shot when everybody opened up as wide as they could…

Here’s a more ‘studio’ test between the Panasonic GH4 and the Canon 5D Mark III:

All three cameras used the exact same lens at the same f-stop, but obviously the full frame 5d3 had to move physically closer to match framing and has a much shallower DOF relative to the image. To maintain exposure, we used a lightcraft workshop variable ND ii. Any slight variations in exposure are just due to the finicky nature of the variable ND.

Finally, they have also published a ‘pan and scan’ version of the GH4 shot in 4K to see how it play in 1080p:

Read their full review and conclusions here.