Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dheorl Veteran Member • Posts: 3,988
Re: Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

s_grins wrote:

David Kieltyka wrote:

I'm not convinced that future cameras will only shoot video, but I do expect it'll be the main thing they do. I'm totally cool with that. I love everything about 4k and have been doing my pic-taking over the past couple months with 4k display in mind. I've been shooting more video too.

IMO many folks are less than thrilled because Panasonic appears to be going in a direction that doesn't address their fixations. Measurbating, for example, doesn't provide the same kick when the pixel counts don't keep going up. Other folks fantasize about a camera with the E-M1's build quality & feature set but a US $700 price tag, and the GH4 clearly won't be that. Nor will anything else any time soon, of course... Still other folks are genuinely concerned that truly high-res electronic display will mostly kill off printing. How then can I justify my pixel obsession when I only need 9 million of 'em?! And lots of people, despite the fierce disruptive innovation in imaging over the past 15 years, just don't care much for change.


As a long time G/GH cameras user, I'd buy this camera for $900 USD or less. What I want is a G camera with most features of GH 4K except of high quality video. I want shape, EVF,LCD, speed, buffer, so on ... but I would like not to pay for 4K

Tbh 4K is pretty much a happy byproduct of all those things (or vice versa).

If you want 4K you need a fast processor and write times, fast sensor readout (and therefore likely faster autofocus). Equally if you have those things you may as well include 4K and make a bit more money. Ergonomic things such as shape, EVF etc will be the same and cost the same either way.

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