I have a GH1. I really like (not love) the video quality and I'm generally satisfied with still photos as well. I'm waiting to see what the GH3 is all about before either picking up one of those or a GH2 for better video quality. But I know the quality of stills is much higher in other cameras. I can see it in my girlfriends Nikon and in previous Nikon and Canon cameras I have owned myself. Especially when I look back at the photos I took on those cameras.
I've considered buying a Canon or Nikon just for still photography use. But I would kind of like to stick to m4/3 and build my lens arsenal around it. I have both a Minolta MD and Nikon G adapter for my GH1, but I really want to start investing in AF/IS glass I can use for both photos and video. Especially now that more manufacturers are jumping on the m4/3 bandwagon and we're seeing new lenses like the 12-35 f2.8 from Panasonic.
So are there any m4/3 cameras that really shine for stills? Compariable in still photo quality to Canon or Nikon DSLRs? Something I can pick up for just still photos in addition to my GH1 and possible future GH2/3 for video.
Thread: m4/3 for still photography?
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06-24-2012 10:44 AM
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06-25-2012 09:17 AM
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Thanks for the link. Great article as usual from those guys.
I decided to ask the same question on some photography forums and the consensus I got was that my GH1 is an older camera and the newer 16MP m4/3 cameras are much better for photography. Including the GH2.
I have no doubt gotten some great results out of this GH1. Even used it on a few paid photo shoots (aside from the video shoots I use it on) with happy customers. So maybe I'm just being overly analytical. Investing in some newer AF native glass would probably be a great start.
I think one of the big reason I want to stick with m4/3 is that I really want to pick up a smaller range finder style camera with pancake lens for walking around with. Maybe one of those Oly Pen cameras.
06-26-2012 03:11 AM
I also wanted a pocketable camera (or nearly pocketable), but I ended up with the NEX-5N, which I'm pairing with my vintage Leitz glass, plus a sigma 30mm f/2.8 and a sigma 19mm f/2.8. Great sensor, great camera, and great lenses (I hope: the sigmas are still on the way)