Didn’t I just write that I’m beginning to overdose on GH4 coverage?
No matter. Caleb Pike over at DSLR Video Shooter has put together a half hour magnum opus on why Canon shooters in particular may want to make the switch to the GH4.
It’s worth setting aside half an hour to watch it.
As a Canon shooter myself (I love my Canons), I felt like he’s talking directly to me.
From being freed from magnifying loupes and monitors because of the new high performance OLED viewfinder and swivel display to long battery life relative to the Canons – and the how and why of his recommendation to always shoot 4K – it’s filled with very practical and meaty details which address very specific shortcomings of elements of the Canon range.
I was especially interested in his assertion that 4K file sizes are surprisingly compact (“it’s not a RED Epic”), and appreciated his comments about which SD cards to buy and why so that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg (beginning around 6:30).
And it just gets better from there. Very next thing Caleb goes into is the relative ease of color correction and grading (holy smokes!); and then how to handle post on FCPX and Macs through just one or two settings so that you don’t choke on the 4K footage.
With all of this written, Caleb does point out that one area where the GH4 cannot keep pace with the Canon full frame DSLR's is low light.
Kudos to Caleb Pike and DSLR Video Shooter.
Panasonic GH4 Video Review
The Panasonic GH4 is an amazing camera. I haven’t been this excited about shooting since I bought my 7D. Not because its a nice toy, but because I can spend more time and energy on my projects, talent and cinematography and stop dealing with silly DSLR issues. Watch my review for the full lowdown.
3:24 – Shooting 4K
10:20 – Camera Features
11:06 – Audio
12:04 – Lenses
19:18 – Moire Test
22:09 – Field of View
23:15 – Depth of Field
26:06 – Low Light and ISO Test
27:50 – Slow Motion
29:49 – Why I’m Leaving Canon
Panasonic GH4 Specifications
- 6.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
- UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
- Full HD up to 60p
- 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Monitor
- 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
- Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
- 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
- High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
- Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body
For full review and links mentioned, check out DSLR Video Shooter's article “Panasonic GH4 Review”
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