GH1 is going to be Affordable!

Started Mar 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
John Carson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,253
Re: No, it really is 1080/24p. No interlace artifacts.

RRJackson wrote:

You don't do follow-focus with autofocus because mid-way though your
shot the AF module may decide to veer off and track a dog or
something. When you're shooting actors you use a tape measure and you
rehearse the shot. People shooting narrative fiction don't use
autofocus. Now, it might work out for some limited documentary work,
but even then the unpredictable nature of autofocus tracking makes it
kind of a dodgy solution.

Like I implied earlier, I don't think a large proportion of the users of this camera are going to be setting focus using a tape measure. For the rest of us, the following may be helpful:

"The Face Detection function detects faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure. It detects a maximum of 15 faces at once, and automatically readjusts the settings if their positions change."

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gh1/movie.html

Time will tell how well it works, but I think that most users will be looking for that sort of solution rather than manual focussing.

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