GH1 Full 1080p HD Test Movie

Full 1080p HD video sample shot with Panasonic Lumix GH1, 20mm f1.7,
Nikon 50mm f/1.2 MF, Nikon 85mm f1.8D lenses.


To get the full advantage, click on the YouTube 1080 link and wait for it to load, as its a huge (271MB) file and it will take time. There may be some "stuttering" coming off the server but it should give a decent impression of what this camera is capable of.

As with the 550D, excellent quality. The GH1 does have the well-known problems of slightly less dynamic range and a low bit rate. You can see the occasional burn out and compression artefacts. However still incredibly impressive.

The Nikon 50mm f1.2 MF lens produces some amazing out of focus areas at f1.2. It also has a different colour balance at f1.2 and f16 as you will see in the tulip shot at the end. Lots of "halo effect" as well. Thats why we love it!!

The Lumix 20mm f1.7 pancake is really an amazing lens. Very sharp and clear.

The whole video has a lovely colour balance. It may not be accurate but it looks great. In many ways we prefer it to the 550D.

Tried the video files straight into a HD televison via an HDMI cable and they look absolutely amazing. AVCHD files do look good on such screens.