How much have micro 4/3 cameras improved for action shooting?

Started Jun 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Vesku Senior Member • Posts: 1,992
Re: How much have micro 4/3 cameras improved for action shooting?

I have had Panasonic GF1, GH2, GH3 and GH4.

I have shooted action photos with them and Pana 45-200mm and 100-300mm lenses.

There has been a constant evolution of generations:

GF1 was very slow with AFC, comletely unusable and impossible to follow motion. Using AFS was bad too and without EVF hard to hold steady.

GH2 was slow and hopeless with AFC, I used AFS and succes rate was poor. IQ when focus and exposure was correct was just OK. RAW buffer so slow that must use JPG.

GH3 was much better but the slow AFC speed and EVF blackout made it difficult to follow motion. Much better IQ because I could use RAW with burst.

GH4 is fast and good but Panasonic old tele lenses slows AFC down. New lenses like 35-100 and 14-140 are joy to use in action photography. Better success rest with CFC AF system. IQ a bit better thaN GH3.

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