View Full Version : Gh1 good backup for HVX or HPX?

06-05-2009, 02:19 AM
I have an HVX 200. As everyone knows, not good in low light. Anyone know if the GH1 would be a good backup, in order to get night shots with, and match it up with the HVX200 footage shot during the day?


Joe Shaw
06-05-2009, 03:00 AM
My initial testing with the GH1 shows me that it looks quite different to the HVX200 - a lot sharper and a lot cleaner.

That said, you could shoot at 720 and I think you could do a lot in post to make the footage match. As long as you are aware that you would have to work a bit at getting them to match up, then I think it's a good backup camera.

06-05-2009, 06:32 AM
For what its worth, I have bought a GH1 as a second camera for my HMC150. My interntion, if Panasonic gets it to my dealer in time is to use it for special shots, like in car/reverse, I need it next week to mount on the mast of a 40 foot sailboat looking down. I believe from what I have read it will match well with the HMC150.

06-05-2009, 06:58 AM
thats my goal, use it for 2nd cam for hmc150. currently i'm using a d90. results are so so, gota do a lot in post to match it up. so i'm looking forward to using gh1.

06-05-2009, 07:04 AM
Thanks a lot guys! Much Help.

06-05-2009, 01:32 PM
Brian... would love to get a full report and footage of that mast shot. I'm hoping it works out cause I could get the camera, lenses and such for about what I paid for the 150.

What type of lenses are people going to be using?