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  1. DSLR sales are down 12.4% in the Americas... but the real headline number is mirrorless sales have tanked by almost 47%! http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/decline_of_the_DSLR.html I got that quote and those figures from Bob Atkins' site. I have been going to his site for years for insightful reviews of photographic equipment. It was pretty much one of the first sites I went to when I first started getting into digital photography. I think he sums up the situation best with this quote... Another interesting thing to note about his article is what is missing when talking about what ails the camera market. The word "video" is almost entirely missing from the article. It is mentioned once in relation to auto focus and PRAISING the Canon 70D and then at the end of the article when he is stating it is not a feature he cares about. I actually found that article while lurking on another forum where people were discussing Canon's future plans. It was interesting because none of the thread participants mentioned video. Actually one person mentioned the 5D MK II being "hyped" because it had video capabilities. That was it. Canon won't be launching any revolutionary mirrorless products in the US because that market is infinitely more unappealing than the DSLR market. I won't hold my breath for much innovation in the Rebel line of cameras regarding video. Canon's target market doesn't really seem to notice nor care whether the video is great or not. If great video was the solution to what ails Canon then why are mirrorless sales (ie Panasonic GH3, G6, etc) plummetting? http://www.businessinsider.com/mirrorless-camera-sales-disappoint-2013-12 I can't see anyone at Canon suggesting Canon go down the Panasonic rabbit hole.
  2. Hi I am a long time reader, and I need help choosing a new camera. I currently have a GH2 (selling with pana/Leica 25mm). For my next camera, I need it to meet the following specs. Lightweight (will be on a glidecam hd 1000 with a rode video mic), mic jack, 1080 60p, RAW burst 5+ fps for 20+ frame, and high detail for stills. Currently I am considering the gh3, but I wanted to know how it compares to the g6. I was looking at the nex 7 also, but its burst is a gimmick and its video quality seems to lag behind others. The primary applications will be action sports video (freestyle skiing), panoramas, and sequences (fast burst with entire jump in shot showing each step of trick). GH3 is at the top of my budget, but if the g6 offers similar performance in these areas, that may be preferable.
  3. Hey folks,   New here, and pretty new to making videos as well. I have been trying to researching equipment to get up and running. Actually, I'd like to do more than get up and running, I'd like to put together a high-quality start-up kit, mainly for video, but some stills, also. I've enjoyed the EOSHD blog, forum, and info on the site, as well as the overall artistic, indie-filmmaking slant. I've found the short videos here inspiring, and would like to start learning how to do something along these lines. I also want a highly mobile, portable setup that I can manage on my own, at least initially. Obviously, there's a lot to learn, and a HUGE range of equipment options and price ranges. My budget is far from unlimited, but I'm willing to invest in good gear if it means good results. I'm particularly intrigued with the Panasonic GH3 for it's compact size, light weight, excellent image quality, and accessible pricetag. I'm largely sold on this as a camera body, and want to build a kit around it. So: some questions. Are the Panasonic 12-35 and 35-100 2.8 lenses (or other fancy lenses) worth the money for a relative beginner (I like to think I'm a quick leaner and worry that I might outgrow lesser glass). What are good recommendations for sound recording, e.g. the Panasonic shotgun mic, the Rode videomic pro, and the Zoom H4N? What about accessories for stabilization such as tripods, fluid heads, chest stabilizers and other grip-type devices. Also, should I get a small glider/dolly? When I piece out a good kit on Amazon/BH/etc., it climbs up to around $5K pretty quick. That's not a deal-breaker or anything, but if I'm spending that kind of money, I want to feel like it's going to the right things. The beginner guides out there just feel too generic, and I'm in search of more specific advice. Would be keen to hear any recommendations from the experienced crew in this forum.
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