GH1 is going to be Affordable!

Started Mar 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
RRJackson
RRJackson Senior Member • Posts: 2,555
Re: GH1 is going to be Affordable!

John Carson wrote:

Further, indications are that the GH1 is a serious video camera,
whereas the video on DSLRs is little more than a gimmick.

Actually, it's kind of a mixed bag, IMO. You can only use the motion jpeg capture at 720p. The 1080p24 setting is in reference to internal processing, but the camera has to store it in AVCHD at 1080i, so it's interlaced capture. Now, I can't stand interlacing artifacts, so to me this is a 720p60 camera. Which is cool, but on paper there's already a good reason for people serious about video to prefer the Canon 5DII. The autofocus doesn't really play into it much, since very few people shooting video for a living would be likely to use autofocus.

It's still really cool. I wish Panasonic had a proprietary shoe interface like Canon has on their little consumer cameras that allows their condenser mic to connect without cables. That's a nice touch. I have one of those Canon mic setups and it's really nice, IMO:

http://flickr.com/photos/r_jackson/3010524040/

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