Camcorders can't compete with GH1, here's why.

Started Mar 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
WT21 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,240
Re: Relative Sensor sizes.

LizaWitz wrote:

Redteg94 wrote:

LizaWitz wrote:

Plus, since HD video is pulled from a 4k sensor in this camera, you
should have a factor of 4 noise reduction, effectively, the camera
should be 4 times more light sensitive.

The Sony camcorders do the same thing. They have 10MP CMOS and
downscale to 1080i/P. It is true that the G1 sensor is a lot bigger,
but what about the 5DII? It's sensor is 4 times larger than the G1
and you can put a 24/1.4, 50/1.2, 85/1.2 lens on it for amazing
low-light ability

you can put those very same lenses on this camera as well. The 5DII
has a larger sensor, but it doens't give you exposure control for
video, or much control over image quality aproprite for

And it costs 3 times as much.

And you can't AF while shooting.

Its really not a video camera.

As for the sony camcorders their sensors are tiny and yet they cost
the same amount, and don't give you control.

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But, I just read somewhere (don't remember, though) that the 5DII might have been rushed to market to respond to the Nikon D90, but that more controls may be forthcoming in a sw update. Time will tell.

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