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John 67

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  1. Just to finish my rant...my idea of minor improvements .....120fps or better (clean) ,higher usable iso , 50/60p 4K ,is 10bit 4K possible in camera, perhaps anamorphic desqueeze, yag box in its current form is too expensive ,someone suggested the ability for it to house 2current size batteries aswell as or instead of that xlr power point?
  2. Apologies...when I said 90% users would'nt use these features I meant the additional feature set that was being proposed , I considered that people would find it more convenient to switch to another system, I consider that Andrew reed's opinion does carry some weight with manufacturers,Panasonic included ....I suspect ( rightly or wrongly ) that we would not have anamorphic in the gh4 without his Input..... how many actual anamorphic projects other than camera tests and experiments are actually completed ...it would be interesting to know... my suspicion is that the proposal being made would have a similar real world take up, I like this camera I use it maybe 2/3rds photo and 1/3rd video...someone with mr reed's influence could see the camera changed , but it could drive up the cost of the camera for a feature set used by a minority,perhaps even change the camera negatively for the majority of users ,perhaps I am wrong in this assumption but if you need a £400 speed booster in any configuration on a £900 camera should'nt you be buying a camera with a larger sensor?....after reading my last post I believe perhaps I may have come across a little more forthright than intended if anyone felt that ...then I apologise... Sorry Andrew "Reid" for spelling your name wrong
  3. After having read article again I still do not see any reason why Panasonic would complicate a successful product with such a proposal ...it would be folly to make such a change for what is a very niche sector (essentially a small group of people who can not afford to buy the camera that does everything they want) the capabilities that are stated are available now in much higher end cameras and I put it to you that 90% of users of gh4 would'nt need these features ...those that would ...are likely to be in a group who would bolt on thousands £'s worth of Cooke panchro's instead of these new lens products proposed anyway ...the gh4 is available for £900 it was not (in my humble opinion ) intended to compete in the high-end tv or cinema ,the fact that it can and does is a testament to its capability as it stands you can take almost any legacy lens or high end cinema lens and go make a film, a documentary, a wollace and grommit style animation ,anamorphic epic, 4K internal ,4K photo,journalism and the list goes on what Sony does or does not is bollocks because it's twice the price,it's full frame glass costs more ,it does'nt have the feature set ,menus are hap hazard ,the discussion about the 6300 is irrelevant ,how is it viable to compare a brand new product with a two year old one, Panasonic 4K at that price point, changed the market...everyone reacted ,that means Panasonic are and have been leading ,only now does Sony do 4K internally( at twice the price)....even today you want to beat it you have to buy another pansonic product g7,lx100, the people making these proposals think nothing of then spending £1200 on a shogun,or an odyssey ,thousands on glass,gimbal's etc ,when at the heart is a£900 camera ,the fact that it's there at the heart seems to carry no credit,go buy a red dragon or an arri alexa ...build that up see what that costs (house money). All it has to do is minor improvements, the question is will they be big enough for existing users to warrant the upgrade, and there are a lot of us ...their sole motivation should be that
  4. Followed the forum for some time...just signed up to comment on this topic....gh4 is a great camera ...animation, time lapse(built in),slo mo,anamorphic ,high bit rate 4k cinema and 3800 , shutter angle,zebra's log and so on...and at a price point well within everyone's reach it straddles a huge slice of the market place....it does not need to change so dramatically it just needs to get a little better ....96fps a little cleaner or perhaps 120fps ...anamorphic de-squeeze? a little here and there...from a commercial point of view they should invest money in spreading their wings a little no-one including Panasonic have an endless pot of gold ...they should do exactly the same thing again in a different segment of the market ...a medium format camera ...why fight in a crowded sector ...the gh4 is loved as much by photographers as it is by the video crowd ...straddle a large sector again both groups would lap up a medium format camera hybrid...it would do something not done in this field bring a crowd!...this would bring the price point again to larger market...if your going to spend on new sensors then this sector is ripe ...margins would be bigger (nothing less than 5 k in this band) if they could knock 2 off that the photographers alone would bite theirs hands off...your going to invest in new glass?...here it is ....could certainly help in short term if mount was easy to convert legacy glass to..anyone for 65mm?
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