iPhone X vs 6s vs Samsung S7 vs Mirrorless G85 | Camera Showdown

CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?… Prepare yourself for the ULTIMATE camera showdown, comparing the super-camera of the iPhone X against its older brother the 6s, its rival the Samsung S7 and the best value professional camera the Panasonic G85 to help you decide on if it’s really worth the huge price hike.

NOTES

All videos were shot at their camera’s highest settings.

The audio on the iPhone X and iPhone 6s was boosted in post.

CAMERAS

iPhone X

Back Camera - 4k 60fs

Front Camera - 1080p 30 fps

HEVC encoding - resulting in around half the size of traditional mp4

iPhone 6s

Back Camera - 4k 30fps

Front Camera - 720p 30fps

Cheap as chips

Samsung S7

Back Camera - 4k 30fps

Front Camera - 1440p 30fps

Excellent quality, but poor colour profile

Panasonic G85

Using wide angle adapter and Ride VideoMicro for audio

Excellent quality

Weighs half a kilo!

THOUGHTS?

The quality of the iPhone X was very good, both the front and back camera has improved over the iPhone 6s, and the wider angle on the front camera is a must. That being said, I couldn’t really tell the difference between the front cameras in good lighting. Also, what surprised me the most is that even though the camera now features image stabilisation, the iPhone X and 6s were both very shaky when compared to the Samsung and Panasonic.

COMPANION VIDEOS

iPhone 7 Experience: https://youtu.be/g29h6bYdF8c

iPhone 6s Envirofone: https://youtu.be/rVY3trz0BE8

Panasonic G85 Field Test: https://youtu.be/4xcC1buDOaQ

Wide Angle Lens for G85: https://youtu.be/T9ClygpMG60

FILMING TOOLS | AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS

iPhone X: http://amzn.to/2i2WcRz

Samsung S7: http://amzn.to/2xJy2yD

iPhone 6S: http://amzn.to/2yvlVaJ

Panasonic G85: http://amzn.to/2giOaCQ

Rode VideoMicro: http://amzn.to/2wBI4Eh

More: http://bit.ly/vtudiotools

Best Wide Angle Lens Adapter | No Vignette, Great Quality | Panasonic 8-18mm Alternative for G85/GH5

Been looking into wide angle lenses for our Panasonic G85 and they all seem to be iffy. They’re either very expensive ($1000) and missing crucial features such as image stabilization (Panasonic 8-18mm), weather sealing (Panasonic 7-14mm), or less expensive ($400), but require manual focus. To fix this we picked up the NiSi 0.7x Wide Angle Lens Adapter for 58mm thread lenses for our Panasonic G85 12-60mm kit lens and very impressed by the quality.

The adapter is a big chunky piece of glass which weighs around 300g, and has a very solid feel to it. The best thing about it however is that it just works, the quality is great, there’s no vignette and you get to keep all the features of the kit lens - autofocus, image stabilization.

Videos shot with the Wide Angle Lens
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COMING SOON

Notes
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- This video was shot in 4K 30fps, however we also tested the lens in Full HD, and there’s no vignette there too.

- The seller on Aliexpress states that the lens is for Canon cameras, however we tested it out on a Panasonic and it works great.

Buy
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NiSi 0.7x Wide Angle Adapter: http://bit.ly/2t8TFq6

Panasonic G85 Westfield Field Test | Best Camera for Vlogging?

What better place to put the Lumix G85 through it’s paces than Westfield Carindale - the largest shopping centre in Queensland.

In this vlog we test out the Panasonic’s vlogging capabilities using 4K 30fps continuous autofocus, P Mode.

Tests
Stabilization test whilst driving
How it compares to an iPhone and Samsung
Stabilization and focus whilst walking
Stabilization and focus whilst walking aggressively
Stabilization and focus whilst walking backwards
How it handles focus whilst zooming in and out and walking about
How it handles a new reporter style report
How it handles a shopping vlog style vlog

Shops visited
Apple Store - For Computers
Food Court - For Food
Louisa - For jewellery

Companion Videos
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Panasonic G85 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/8nomswfLnzk
Panasonic G85 First Impressions: https://youtu.be/qxFrTZTEoeU
Best Accessory for G85: https://youtu.be/hB_KxA2BtL0
Panasonic G85 Best Settings for Autofocus: [COMING SOON]

Videos made with the Panasonic G85
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GC2018 Volunteer: https://youtu.be/qG2Jkrv9-Io
Sooo Sweet: https://youtu.be/FF55cWBkPhw
MacBook Experience: https://youtu.be/s84bGraJ_MU
MacBook Performance: https://youtu.be/dhSxoNL5Bys

Videos made with the Samsung S7
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From London to Positano: https://youtu.be/D_EGqf1MNSM
Medcentres: https://youtu.be/DaOEcwvSU2E
Panasonic G85 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/8nomswfLnzk

Quick reasons why we got the G85
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4k video support at 30 fps - not 60 fps like the GH5, but 3 times cheaper than the GH5 and 200g lighter.
Unlimited recording - doesn’t overheat like Sony cameras.
Articulating screen - very useful for framing the shot.
Microphone jack - to be able to use external microphones to get good quality recordings.
Battery life - 4k non-stop recordings go for 1.5 hours on a single charge, unlike Sony cameras who tend to max out at 30 mins.
Image stabilization - not as good as a gimble, but very very good for hand held shots.
Weather sealed - can film in the rain unlike the G7.

Notes
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G7 is half the price and can do 4k video recording. It just lacks image stabilization, weather sealing and has a slightly narrower kit lens.
Sony a6500 has amazing out of the box autofocus, but note has poor battery lift, overheats and is twice as expensive.
GH5 is a beast that can do 4k 60fps, but note it’s 3 times more expensive and you’ll need a more expensive SD card to record on.
G80 (The European version) limits recording time to 30 minutes per session. G81 and G85 (International versions) don’t limit recording at all.

Affiliate Purchase Links
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Panasonic G85
UK: http://amzn.to/2s4oyK5
US: http://bit.ly/2upHC7j
AU: http://bit.ly/2sXnI5W

Panasonic G85 First Impressions | Best Camera for YouTube (4k / P Mode / Autofocus Tests)

We just got the Panasonic G85 (G80 in Europe) to up our YouTube video making tools. In this video we take it from a spin around the flat, testing it at 4K 30 fps on P Mode with continuous autofocus turned on.

Companion Videos
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Panasonic G85 First Impressions: https://youtu.be/qxFrTZTEoeU
Panasonic G85 Field Test: [COMING SOON]
Panasonic G85 Best Settings for Autofocus: [COMING SOON]

Videos made with the Panasonic G85
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Sooo Sweet: https://youtu.be/FF55cWBkPhw
MacBook Experience: https://youtu.be/s84bGraJ_MU
MacBook Performance: https://youtu.be/dhSxoNL5Bys

Videos made with the Samsung S7
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From London to Positano: https://youtu.be/D_EGqf1MNSM
Medcentres: https://youtu.be/DaOEcwvSU2E
Panasonic G85 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/8nomswfLnzk

Quick reasons why we got the G85
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4k video support at 30 fps - not 60 fps like the GH5, but 3 times cheaper than the GH5 and 200g lighter.
Unlimited recording - doesn’t overheat like Sony cameras.
Articulating screen - very useful for framing the shot.
Microphone jack - to be able to use external microphones to get good quality recordings.
Battery life - 4k non-stop recordings go for 1.5 hours on a single charge, unlike Sony cameras who tend to max out at 30 mins.
Image stabilization - not as good as a gimble, but very very good for hand held shots.
Weather sealed - can film in the rain unlike the G7.

Notes
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G7 is half the price and can do 4k video recording. It just lacks image stabilization, weather sealing and has a slightly narrower kit lens.
Sony a6500 has amazing out of the box autofocus, but note has poor battery lift, overheats and is twice as expensive.
GH5 is a beast that can do 4k 60fps, but note it’s 3 times more expensive and you’ll need a more expensive SD card to record on.
G80 (The European version) limits recording time to 30 minutes per session. G81 and G85 (International versions) don’t limit recording at all.

Aperture vs ISO vs Shutter Speed | Best Settings for Panasonic G85

On the way to work we discuss how Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed work together to calculate exposure.

The key take away point is that if you use  the fully automatic P mode that the camera is set to be default. You may run into rolling shutter and phasing issues as P mode gives the camera the ability to auto configure its shutter speed on the go. By setting the movie recording mode exposure setting to S instead, you can manually set and lock the shutter speed to the recommend 2x fps setting (60 or 30 fps). Allowing you to film with confidence that your footage will come out natural looking.

Camera’s used in this video.
Samsung S7
Blackvue 650S
Panasonic G85