The GH5 works fine without Image Stabilisation which is the mode I prefer to use. The XLR unit is very quiet indeed and goes up to 96kHz 24bit via the menu.
MAKING A POINT… The first shot is hand held with IS turned on as I say in the VO while the second shot is on a tripod with IS turned off also stated in the VO.
Note : The jittery Image Stabilisation only happens in Video Mode.
You should see the hand in a box if you are in 5 Axis mode.
Panasonic have been informed and I am not the only person to have seen this problem. I am sure a firmware update will appear ASAP. I would agree with the statement “Its the price you pay for an early adopter” but this is a 5th generation camera and a major feature was the IS so you would think you would get it right !
Looks like the GH5 is not the only camera with Image Stabilizer problems.
NOTE : This may only be a problem with a small batch of GH5’s, I am still investigating.
The plot thickens…Just had a phone call from Bill who got his GH5 yesterday and tried the older 12-35 f2.8 lens with no stabilisation problems.
Note 2. My friend Stewart has the same problem.
NOTE : This only happens in Video Mode the Image Stabilisation is fine in Photo mode.
UPDATE : This problem seems to have settled down and I am no longer using the Lumix 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens with the GH5.