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  1. Thanks for posting this a while back. Sorry I didn't see it earlier. I do appreciate your input. As for your final question: If 1 or 2 stops of higher iso performance and an stop of DR is more important to you than rolling shutter, reliability (battery, heat, dual memory, etc..) and ergonomic aspects of the camera, then why not stay with Sony? It's not quite that simple. Obviously, the GH5 seems to shine in many areas that the a6300 / a6500 is quirky. The sony is a frustrating camera. But it also works excellently as a STILLS camera. So that is wwat I REALLY want; a camera with better high ISO and a bit more DR and great AF and great stills AND doesn't suffer from RS and overheating and terrible ergonomics. Funny thing about the battery: My D750 gets just as many shots in LiveView as my a6300 did. I have two different Nikon batteries for my D750 and I swear that they run out of juice just as soon (if not sooner) that my a6300 would.
  2. Yes, that is what I thought. I was pretty sure that Panasonic had an UWA lens.
  3. True. With my current setup I use my Sony 10-18 f/4 and it is certainly wide enough (both for videos and stills). I generally shoot RE interior video at around 20 to 24mm full frame equivalent, so for m43 format I would need (apparently) somewhere around 10 to 12mm lens.
  4. Thank you, Everyone, who has chimed in. I am just going to have to do some tests and make sure that I can get away with ISO 1600. I know that since the GH5 is m43 while the a6500 is APS-C, and that in real estate I WANTE more depth of field, I can use a larger aperture and still get the same DOF. So in thery, I could shoot at f/5.6 and ISO 1600 whereas with the a6500 I would have to shoot at f.8 and ISO 3200 to get the same DOF. I will look into the Leeming LUTs. Another question if I may: Now that you know my needs, Is there anything else by Panasonic (or someone else) that might work that costs LESS than the GH5? Or will I need 10-bit color if I do have to work a lot in mixed lighting? I don't specifically think I will need 4K 60fps, although i might WANT it. I definitely need clean 60fps 1080p though. I guess the cost of the GH5 is the price you pay for getting something that is "future proof" (well, at least as future proof as can be in today's world).
  5. After discovering that gravity, concrete and a faulty ladder are bad for an a6300 (not to mention for an ankle) I am in need of a new camera. So of course I am looking at the GH5 because... well... it's a GH5. Or getting an a6500 For those with a GH5, how high of an ISO will you go before you really start NEEDING noise reduction software / plugins? How high will you go if you DO use plugins / NR software? And is the GH5 a good camera if you want to do MINIMAL post processing? I know that the ability to record in 10-bit is great for grading. But what if you want to avoid grading (but need to do color correction because no one nails white balance in camera... especially if you will be dealing with a lot of mixed lighting like tungsten, daylight, and fluorescent all in the same shot) I would be using it fro real estate videos and I need something quick, easy to use, good dynamic range, good stabilization (will be on my Zhiyun crane), and decent enough HIGH ISO performance. The thing is, I will only be getting about $300 for a finished two-minute video. So I can't spend hours grading it / color correcting / stabilizing etc. I need something that is going to require minimal massaging. Thanks in advance.
  6. Because I don't always trust my eyes, I hope you can all help me out here confirming either way: - The a6500 looks to be the softest (unsurprisingly), right??? - The RX10 III looks to have the most noise, right???? -The GH5 and the Leica seem to be the sharpest??? - the a7S II colors are very... ummm... "Sony Green"??? Is this what other people are seeing too???
  7. Please elaborate when you have a moment. Thanks.
  8. Maybe I should start a new thread, but... A few people mentioned that it performs well in low light and has improved dynamic range. Can anyone compare the low-light and DR to that of the sony a6300 / a6500??? Since I shoot real estate videos, I would need MORE depth of field and low-light performance is critical, along with dynamic range. Thanks in advance.
  9. Thanks for the note. When you say the 4K is spectacular, do you feel that way once it is transcoded / exported as 1080p ? I would be using it primarily at Higher ISOs (1,200 to 6,400).
  10. Has anyone done much comparisons between the 4K footage of an a6300 AFTER it has been transcoded down to 1080p with that of the original a7s shot in 1080p? Is there really that much of a difference in terms of details and other image quality aspects? And I asking specifically for footage recorded in camera, not to an external recorder. Thanks in advance. (Still wishing that the D750 video had more detail... and that I didn't have to send it in to Nikon for a recall from the latest service advisory released yesterday.)
  11. For what it's worth, the autofocus on my Mirrorless a6300 is superior to the autofocus on my D750. There are some instances where the D750 will autofocus faster than the a6300, but when it does, it is almost always less accurate than the focus of the a6300. That is not to say that the AF on the D750 is bad, just that for my needs, the AF on the a6300 is better. By The Way: I am rooting for a Nikon Mirrorless as well (preferably APS-C size).
  12. You probably realized that you are asking for a lot of camera for not that much money... Most likely anything you want with 4K (or even just really good 1080p at 120fps) is going to be somewhat north of one grand. The a6300 has quite detailed 4K. With the latest firmware update (2), it shouldn't overheat as much (in theory). There aren't really any adapters with FUNTIONAL AF or image stabilization support for adapting your Tamron Nikon mount lens to a Sony a6300. However, you could possibly get the Sigma (for Canon) mount 17-50 OS and put it on an MC-11 adapter and then you would have the same 17-50 crop sensor focal range and functioning optical stabilization. But.... you better double check how well the sigma 17-50 f/2.8 will AF with the MC-11 adapter on an a6300. On the other hand, the 1080p on the a6300 falls behind some of the other cameras out there, and the screen is really not that good (compared to the swivel screen of D5X00 series or even the tilt screen of the D750). Oh, and the screen dims in 4K when shooting with the a6300... and it is already really reflective. I ain't going to lie; I find it a PITA to shoot 4K video with my a6300. Much easier to shoot video with my D750, just that the 1080p resolution of the D750 is so soft... A lot of people like the Panasonic cameras (l don't know all their models, but things like the G7 and G85 or something like that??? As well as the GH4 cameras). If you are looking for IBIS, then Panasonic IBIS with stabilized Panasonic lenses are supposed to be great. Then again, I have no idea on the pricing of Panasonic lenses, The new D7500 is supposed to cost around $1,260 so that is out of your budget. I would imagine that image quality would be good (on par with the D500) but autofocus in LiveView with MOST Nikon cameras is painful. Did they improve liveview AF with the D7500??? If so, might be worth getting. Heck, I am thinking of getting one anyway. Who knows. Also, maybe the Canon 80D ??? I have no idea if it is any GOOD or not, but it seems like everyone and their dog uses one. No 4K but at least you should be able to find one used for under a grand.
  13. I have not used any Samsung cameras. But I have an a6300 and I think it is supposed to be close enough to an a6500 that I feel confident in telling you that if you are looking for a camera to shoot 1080p in hot sunny days then there are several cameras better than an a6300. The 4K of the a6300 (and most likely a6500) is very detailed and the a6300 / a6500 have excellent low light performance. For 1080p 60fps the a6000 would have better image quality than the a6300 / a6500 until noise become problematic.
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