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newfoundmass last won the day on November 24 2018

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  1. newfoundmass

    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    The speedbooster on the GH5 and GH5S can do incredible things. Caleb Pike did some videos about it with the GH5S. It's pretty wild.
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    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    I think this is always a risk, however I found it liberating to make a choice and invest in it. Has there been cameras that have come along and piqued my interest. Absolutely! But when I weigh all the options I find overall I'm very satisfied with what I have, and have become better at my job. The GH5 has been a tool that can be used successfully in every situation I've thrown at it, from your standard corporate work to the fast paced action of pro wrestling. That versatility is priceless. Just thinking about it I cringe at the thought of using Sony mirrorless for pro wrestling, with all the rolling shutter! 🤣
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    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    It's a camera that will still be a relevant and powerful tool 5 years from now. Until 8K becomes the standard you've pretty much got everything you need. They're absolute work horses. Better auto focus would be welcomed obviously but I find it to be adequate, and I really don't care about sensor sizes given the results I'm able to get. People have become too obsessed with sensor size; I've never had a client ask about sensor size, just resolution, and they've been blown away by the 4K and 1080p the GH5 provides.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    The rolling shutter on all of those Sony cameras are awful, ha ha. It didn't really improve until the A7iii. Sony mirrorless cameras were / are pretty much useless for the bulk of my work because of the rolling shutter, so I wouldn't say you're a hater since that's a valid criticism. But I also wouldn't say their sensors are terrible. They just aren't good for my kind of work (fast moving objects and people.) I'm sure in more controlled situations they're great!
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    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    I don't think that's the case at all. $2000 for the GH5 two years ago was a steal. And frankly it still is able to do stuff all in one package that no other camera can do on the market in its price range. It's really not fair to compare the A7iii to the GH5 because it can't compete with all of the GH5's features. The A7iii is a great camera but it lacks so many features of the GH5 and isn't a true alternative. If you're only going by sensor size you're missing the bigger point. The A7iii was/is a great value, but it doesn't have all of the film making features that the GH5 and no matter how big of a sensor you have, that's not gonna make up for missing them.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    The A6300 sensor was very good, though the overall package I thought wasn't great. It had the same flaws most of those Sony cams had / have. But it had very good 4K from what I recall after using it once or twice when it came out. It'd have done better if the A6500 hadn't come right out almost immediately. It was kinda comical how many used A6300s hit the used market so quickly.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    The GH5's AF has really, really improved since the last firmware. Even Sony / Canon users have taken note: A big part of working with the G85's auto focus is learning how it acts, since it's not perfect. Once you kinda figure it out you get better results. You really though don't even need to do that for most vlogging work. Set it up, connect your phone, touch your face to focus and you're really good to go. I don't know if vloggers just don't understand how easy it is with the phone app, given how crappy the Sony phone apps are, but I'm able to do this during shoots with the Panasonic app while across the room working on something else.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    I think for most blogging use the G85's auto focus is more than adequate, though I don't use it for that purpose. I've used it in far more difficult situations than almost any vlogger would and I've been satisfied.
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    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    I think Fuji, out of everyone, might be the next leader of innovation given how quickly they've caught up. They're so close to hitting a home run with their video offerings. I'm also encouraged that it's Nikon, of all the companies, that has worked with Atomos to unlock RAW. That's a huge development.
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    M43 not dead Panasonic S1

    I think they're going to get a lot of flack for positioning their first full frame cameras as being directed towards photographers. Though I think this will change with time, I do wonder if there are tech limitations preventing them from focusing more on video. I'm quite happy with the GH5 and think Panasonic will continue to innovate as they have for the last couple of years. I think the sensor size is what has made that possible. The problem Panasonic will have is if / when the competitors can close the gap with their full frame capabilities. Take away Panasonic's advantage there and they're in a very bad position. Those 2 year old GH5 specs would've looked a lot less incredible if Sony or someone had been able to match them within a year. Instead though what we have is an inedible camera that's 2 years old and is still able to do a lot their competitors haven't been able to do and is arguably still the best camera on the market for its price range.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    These cameras baffle me because cameras like the G85, which is going to be 3 years old, is by far a better "bang for your buck" camera for vlogging and an excellent b-cam for the GH5. Granted I suppose if you're already in the Sony ecosystem you're less likely to pick up a Panasonic MFT camera, but still, it's amazing how uninspired Sony has been when it comes to their APSC line compared to Panasonic and their MFT lines that have really pushed boundaries. Heck the G85 will be 3 years old this year and still does a lot of things better than new cameras. As time passes, and more offerings are made, my fondness for the little G85 grows because of how much it can do.
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    G80/85 - camera noise renders recorded sound useless

    While I generally agree, there are many circumstances where doing this is inconvenient.
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    G80/85 - camera noise renders recorded sound useless

    I've never noticed this but I've also never actually shot anything without an external mic! Like others have said I'd go with an external mic. It should eliminate this problem and you'll get better audio even when using some of the more affordable mics out there. I suggest the Movo or Boya (I believe they're the same mic) knockoff of the Rode Video Micro. It's $40 on Amazon and from what I've heard it is as good, and maybe even better, than the Micro, which is an excellent mic.
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    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    This feels out of left field. Surprising to see, I honestly didn't even know Sharp was still around!
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    From 6d to GH3, is it worth it?

    I don't think the 1080p is bad though on the G7, at least not from what I've seen on videos I've watched on YouTube (granted that's not the best way to judge given their compression.) I admittedly skipped that generation of Panasonic cameras, only having used the GH4 on my friends projects. A few years back I was really considering the upgrade from my GH3 and did a lot of research into both the G7 and GH4 and overall remember being really impressed with the G7's output even though I ultimately decided to stick with the GH3 for longer. I've really only heard positive things since. I debated getting a G7 for my GH5 b-cam but ultimately spent the extra on the G85 because it matches the GH5 with less tweaking and because of the ibis. I think the OP will be very pleased with his choice overall!
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