Low-Light Comparison Between the GH5S, a7S II, and a7R III

Since the announcement of the Panasonic GH5S, the whole YouTube, videography, and photography community has been debating which one was better in a low-light situation. To put an end to the debate, this video by Philip Bloom will give you the definite answer, or at least provide you with everything you need to make your own choice.

The GH5S was designed by Panasonic in an effort to create a better camera for video than the GH5 already was. However, the Sony a7R III and a7S II aren’t too bad either and deciding which one to get is no easy task. Every one of them is a competent camera, and their low-light performances are quite something.

In the video above, Bloom took the three cameras — Sony a7R III, Sony a7S II, and Panasonic GH5s — and went out to shoot a similar scene with each one of them so that we could judge which one performs best.

Because most people interested in these cameras will probably want to shoot in log and play around with the files, he even made the different sequences available for download. If you want to see for yourself how you can grade these files, how much detail you can pull from the shadows or highlights, these clips are the perfect opportunity to do so.

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Albert Stewart's picture

Why is it that nobody ever does M43 lowlight tests with full frame glass and a speed booster and compare the results vs native glass? Can SOMEONE please do this?