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

Started Mar 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
John Carson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,253
Re: Um, Canon XL2?

TrapperJohn wrote:

But... it has a long way to go before it's a package that can
actually be handled like a video camera needs to be handled, for any
period of time. The dslr body style and menu driven options might be
okay for thirty second youtube shots, but hold it up to your eye for
ten minutes and see if you don't get very tired.

You can also use the articulating LCD of course.

When Panny transfers the guts of the GH1 into a body set up for video
work, they'll really have something. I strongly suspect they will do
just that.

Yes, I suspect that too. The market for still cameras is considerably larger, so Panasonic's first step was to add quality video to a still camera. Probably they will later use the same technology in a video camera that also takes excellent stills.

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