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Panasonic’s G85/G80, compared to the G7 and GH5

Check price Adorama | | Panasonic’s G85 (USA) / G80 (Europe) is a step up from the popular, affordable G7. Like the G7, it can shoot full HD with slow motion, and 4K ‘Ultra HD’. It’s slightly larger and heavier, with a more ergonomic, weathersealed magnesium alloy body. You can also add a battery grip for […]

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osmo crane

Crane/drone shots with a phone and stabiliser

You can shoot ‘crane’ and fake drone shots with an iPhone by mounting a stabiliser on a boom pole. You can also use Filmic Remote to control the phone from another device.

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Panasonic GH5 camera body

Panasonic GH5, a mirrorless camera built for filmmaking

Panasonic’s new GH5, out at the end of March, offers more pro filmmaking features than any other mirrorless camera. With powerful in-body image stabilisation, fast autofocus, it’ll be a great choice for news shooters, documentary filmmakers and events.

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Woman with coffee tricycle

Two minute iPhone film

How I made my latest two-minute iPhone film, telling the story of Gemma Bailey and her Cardiff coffee trike business and including moving shots, time-lapse, stabilised shots and slow motion.

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Zhiyun Smooth Q

Zhiyun Smooth-Q is an affordable iPhone stabiliser

The Zhiyun Smooth-Q is a great value iPhone stabiliser. It has remote control, a USB power output and continuous 360 degree motion, for less than half the price of the DJI Osmo Mobile.

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Boya BY-M1

The Boya BY-M1, a bargain lavalier microphone for iPhones and cameras

The Boya BY-M1 is a very affordable lavalier microphone for both cameras and smartphones. Sound quality is excellent for the price, it has a good strong output level, and it doesn’t need a separate adapter for phones.

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