Video or Stills?

Started 8 months ago | Polls thread
3dwag Veteran Member • Posts: 4,504
Re: Why would anyone buy a new camera featuring something they don’t need?

I don’t need (nor do I ever use) half the still and video features in my cameras.


And yet, I bought them anyway.

Though, because I do shoot video as well, I have appreciated certain video features/ improvements over the years.  But I also saw the video improvements tied to sensor improvements as also improving certain still image features and performance.

Tom Caldwell wrote:

They can make the GH series as raving good video machines as they wish - I don’t need one and will never buy one - but they have their place. but (say) the G9 was replaced by a camera that did not do much for stills shooters but had better video - would I buy one for better video capability - not really.

Not sure what this has to do with my comments about this poll missing at least one option which others might also find missing.  And so, I did not vote.

I like small bodied cameras and everyone should know that I am seriously sweet on the GM camera line - as a small M4/3 camera man would I buy a G100 (video oriented) just for still shooting - presumably because my GM series bodies are getting old? Not really - why would I pay more good money for a camera made to make video shooting easier?

I love my GM5, but am no fan of the G100.  I don’t even consider the G100 as a “video” camera, as far as my own use of video goes.  It’s really a vlogger’s camera, it certainly is not a videographer’s camera.

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