GX80 low light thing

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bezpoante New Member • Posts: 6
GX80 low light thing

Hi.

I've bought my first MFT camera a few days ago (Panasonic GX80) after my APS-C Nikon D3300 died. Just as I expected, it performs terrible in low light photography compared to D3300. But in low light video, it performs BETTER. I'm talking about filming the same scene with the same lighting, same apperture, shutter speed and ISO. So now I'm confused. I've spent the last two hours googling around but I just can't find anything that would explain this "phenomenon".

Let me explain precisely what I'm confused about:

In a room with poor lighting, let's say I set the apperture on GX80 at 5.6, shutter speed 1/50 and ISO 200. I shoot a photo, and you can barely even say it's a photo, cos most of it is black with a few silhouettes. But if I record a video (on those same settings, 25fps), everything is bright, detailed, sharp and amazing. Btw, I only use full manual mode, so it's not like the camera is boosting ISO or something.

So, can someone explain (please!) what's going on here? Is there something wrong with my camera?

Thanks.

Nikon D3300 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
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