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 We pitted the Fujifilm X-H1 against the Panasonic Lumix GH5S to see which was king of the stills/video hybrid!

We pitted the Fujifilm X-H1 against the Panasonic Lumix GH5S to see which was king of the stills/video hybrid!

 
 

This month, we pit the GH5S against the X-H1

With Fujifilm looking to challenge the dominance Panasonic is carving out in the mirrorless video market, we've been taking a look at the X-H1 and GH5S, rating each to see how well they deal with stills and video, and seeing if we can crown a clear hybrid CSC winner, once and for all.

First up we have the Fujifilm X-H1's video offering, filmed by our newly appointed adrenaline junky, Kirk, using trained professionals. This was shot using AF-C Face tracking, F-Log, DCI 4K 24fps 4:2:0 8-bit in manual mode, and down sampled to 1080p for YouTube. 
 


It's a very strong start for the Fujifilm, with exceptional image stabilisation under tough conditions, and smooth looking footage. Can the GH5S do any better?

This sample footage was filmed hand held, as per the X-H1, though does suffer from the lack of image stabilisation (we recommend using it with a gimbal for smooth footage). It was shot with manual focus, DCI 4K 24fps 4:2:2 10-bit and V-Log, and then downsampled to 1080p.

Hopefully you find this useful in making up your mind, and while the excellent GH5S has a wider skill set, the pick-up-and-play versatility of the X-H1 promises that Fujifilm have a very promising future in the videography market.

You can check out the full review and out verdict on each one in the May issue of Practical Photography, on sale now. 
https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/practical-photography-print-single-issues/eprpespi/practical-photography-may-2018