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.
Canon’s EOS M5 is their most serious mirrorless camera yet, with some great features for video, but it can’t shoot 4K.
iPhones are great unobtrusive tools for shooting video. But they’re not easy to hold steady. A case or clamp would be the first accessory I’d buy.
I’ve tested three alternatives: the iOgrapher case for iPhone 6/6S (they also make it for other iPhones, iPads and GoPros); the Ztylus Pistol Grip Kit, which I’ve been using for a while: and the ShoulderPod S1 clamp and H1 handle.
I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and EditClass.