On the surface, the 60D appears to be the better camera. Picking up the 60D and GH2 for the first time, the Canon feels more serious, the GH2 more light-weight…
Sadly, it seems November 2010 is to be the month Canon lose the DSLR video image quality fight to Panasonic.
Lomo cinema primes were used on Konvas 35mm film cameras during the cold war and beyond, here EOSHD brings them into the digital filmmaking age.
Back when Russia was a technological force, the government had industrial and optical design down to a tee.
UPDATE 2: This will give you a visual idea of the extent of the crop – [url]http://www.twitvid.com/GHWFB
UPDATE 1: Vimeo does not display AVCHD .mts files in full resolution, reducing it to a very compressed 720p format. If you are a plus user, download the original file at Vimeo here (right click this link, save as). The image above is not representative of the resolution that is being delivered by the GH2’s crop mode. That is an actually 1:1 crop to 820px wide of a frame from the AVCHD but it is heavily compressed by my site’s content management system. So watching the AVCHD video file is HIGHLY recommended.
Video page on Vimeo is here: [url]http://www.vimeo.com/17217169
I am seriously excited about this feature. Here are the bare facts sans sugar:
• True 1080p resolution for first time on a DSLR
• No moire
• No aliasing
• No scaling
• No binning
• No line skipping
With that, we introduce the GH2’s secret weapon – 1:1 crop mode…
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Before DSLRs, when was the last time the worlds of cinema and SLRs merged?
Last week I had my eyes opened by a cinematographer friend who told me about a time during the 1970s (the golden age of cinema) when Leica got in on the game and produced a movie camera.
All is not well behind the scenes at Panasonic.
The GH2 continues the aggressive approach to video for Panasonic and it’s a great camera. Just how great, I’ll determine shortly. I have the challenger in the house – a Canon 60D (taking a ride in Philip Bloom’s luggage straight from Japan) which is fantastic and now I’m awaiting the GH2, any moment now.
Akihabara News in Tokyo reports that the GH2 has uncompressed RAW video-out via HDMI.
Contrary to what some believe I don’t dislike Sony or pro video cameras. Back in the earlier days of DV I used to shoot with a series of different Sony cameras. The Sony VX2000 was an affordable competitor to the legendary Panasonic DVX100. I upgraded to the more rugged Sony PD170 with XLR jacks and lots of nice pro features but unfortunately very similar image quality. My last Sony camera was the FX1, predecessor of the more expensive EX series, and then DSLRs came along and gave me what I really wanted. Better low light performance, less noise, better dynamic range and interchangeable lenses on a (very) large CMOS. A big change in the market.