4K Video Shootout: Can the iPhone X beat the Panasonic GH5?


posted Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:45 PM EDT


Apple's new iPhone X can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. This is an impressive spec and Lee Morris of Fstoppers wanted to compare the iPhone X to his favorite camera for shooting video, the Panasonic GH5, which can also shoot 4K video at 60 fps.

In the video below, Morris pits the iPhone X and GH5 head-to-head in identical shooting situations. He prefaces the comparisons by saying that using an iPhone for serious video is not out of the question. In fact, he shot a lot of video footage using an older iPhone for a Fujifilm GFX campaign with Elia Locardi. With good technique and processing, it's incredible what a phone can do for video recording. Can you tell the difference between the iPhone X and Panasonic GH5 in the video below? Granted, it's not a perfect comparison because the video is being compressed for YouTube.

As you can see, the sensor and lens with the GH5 is better. There is a lot more detail when you zoom in on the video footage. The GH5 also has a variety of performance features that the iPhone X does not. However, the iPhone X fits right in your pocket and is almost always with you. It's nice to know that a phone can do a great job in a pinch, even when recording 4K video.

(Via ISO 1200)