How the GH2 is still top dog for video quality

It is really great seeing yet another manufacturer pony up and enter the DSLR video market. I use the Sony NEX 5N when I want an APS-C sensor, 1080/60p for slow mo and it works great with my rangefinder lenses – small, and even has peaking for manual focus.

My work-horse the GH2 hasn’t been getting as much attention with the Sony and Nikon news of late so time put it back in the spot light like a frightened rabbit in car headlights. It is still the best DSLR for image quality in video mode. And that is why I recommend it so much on EOSHD. Simple.

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Sneaking in the anamorphic back door with CineMorph

http://vimeo.com/29524740

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The Cinemorph adapter is a very simple custom built filter for $140 + shipping with a cat’s eye front and flare generator. It is designed not just to simulate the flare of anamorphic lenses but the stretched bokeh. Here, EOSHD tests the adapter against a real $3000 anamorphic lens for widescreen cinematic images using a Panasonic GH2 and Sony NEX 5N.

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Nikon J1 and V1 image quality first look

More Nikon 1 images at Lenses.fr (French website)

In an interview with Imaging-Resource, Nikon general manager of R&D said that image quality (not size) was the number one priority for the Nikon 1 series and that the camera has been in development for 4 years, a process which began even before Panasonic’s work on Micro Four Thirds.

Has it been worth it? You are about to find out.

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The Nikon 1 system – will it succeed?

Photo by Rob Galbraith

Soon the single lens reflex design will be obsolete. Mirrorless technology is the next evolution of the DSLR into a fully electronic camera. An electronic shutter, OLED EVF, better AF and improved video modes all come from mirrorless technology production. So with this in mind it is clear to me the folly of the Nikon 1.

Nikon have gimped their future to prop up the past.

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Nikon V1 and J1 specs – Nikon 1 system officially launched

Some video samples here at ImagingResource
Live at the launch with DPReview.com – hands-on and future lenses

Nikon have just launched their mirrorless camera. Video samples seem pretty crisp and detailed although bitrate is to be confirmed.

I’ll update the site later after the dust has settled. Until then, here is what we know:

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