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May 6, 2014
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Sharpness Analysis: GH4 vs. RED Epic vs. 5D Mark III

Is the Panasonic GH4 sharper than RED Epic & 5D Mark III? This video says yes.

As equipment gets cheaper to make, the gap between high-end professional video equipment and everyday consumer equipment becomes smaller and smaller. The following comparison video illustrates this perfectly by comparing the sharpness of a Panasonic GH4, RED Epic, and 5D Mark III.

Now of course, this video only judges sharpness and not other important factors including dynamic range and color, but it does show us that times are changing. With a RED Epic package costing over $20,000 dollars, the lesser $1,700 GH4 is proving it’s worth in the filmmaking and video production world.

Here’s the video:

I know what you’re thinking, this can’t be true. Well we thought the same thing, but if you download the footage you can clearly see that the GH4 is much sharper than the other two.

Joe Marine of NoFilmSchool states that he believes this overwhelming GH4 victory is due to the way the GH4 processes data. The Red and Mark III both do minimal internal sharpening when recording. The GH4 on the other hand does a lot of internal processing to minimize post processing.

Even so, the GH4 is one of the best values on the market right now. But sharpness aside how does the GH4 compare overall to the Mark iii? The following video gives us a clear answer:

What do you think of these results? Are you looking to buy a GH4? Share in the comments below.

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