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Former Canon 7D User Made A Switch To Panasonic Lumix GH2 I Couldnt Be Anymore Happy

 
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Jun 05, 2011 12:46 |  #1

I owned a Canon 7D for quite sometime and used it for 99% Video until the Panasonic Lumix GH2 arrived on the scene. I eventually sold the 7D to switch over to the GH2. I couldnt be anymore happy right now. The GH2 is very light nice and compact and has newer technology. The resolution blows the Canon outta water. Shall I mention the AF and EVF. This the best camera and best bang for the buck right now. Im glad I made the switch if video is your primary focus please do yourself a favor and switch over to the GH2 you would be more happy you did.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 12:48 |  #2

GH2 as an exclusive video camera does outdo the 7D, without a doubt.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 12:50 as a reply to  @ LiberationFrequency's post |  #3

Yes indeed it does the footage it produces is amazing




  
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Jun 05, 2011 13:19 |  #4

Seems like it would be a good dedicated Steadicam camera considering its small size and low weight being made from plastic.


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Jun 05, 2011 13:33 |  #5

Doesn't work much as a still camera though and 99% of us here are using our cameras for still work...


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Jun 05, 2011 13:41 |  #6

offcamber wrote in post #12540315 (external link)
Doesn't work much as a still camera though and 99% of us here are using our cameras for still work...

You not shooting video doesn't change the fact that it takes better video than a 7D and arguably the 5DII. It doesn't make that fact not exist haha




  
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Jun 05, 2011 13:49 |  #7

LiberationFrequency wrote in post #12540348 (external link)
You not shooting video doesn't change the fact that it takes better video than a 7D and arguably the 5DII. It doesn't make that fact not exist haha

No, but it doesn't change the fact that buying a 7D to shoot primarily video and then having to switch seem pretty dumb.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 13:50 |  #8

LiberationFrequency wrote in post #12540348 (external link)
You not shooting video doesn't change the fact that it takes better video than a 7D and arguably the 5DII. It doesn't make that fact not exist haha

Hey now don't bring the 5D II into this, the little Panasonic would never in a million years be able to produce the DoF that the 5D II can and thats the nitch that the 5D II has on every other video camera out there.


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Jun 05, 2011 13:54 |  #9

why you just dont by a video camera?


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Jun 05, 2011 13:59 |  #10

Kento wrote in post #12540384 (external link)
Hey now don't bring the 5D II into this, the little Panasonic would never in a million years be able to produce the DoF that the 5D II can and thats the nitch that the 5D II has on every other video camera out there.

Unless you used a DOF adapter... doesn't take a million years.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 14:04 |  #11

Hmmm... If I shot 99% video, I probably wouldn't have bought a 7D to begin with. Or GH2. It just doesn't make sense to me, to buy a still camera that has video feature as sort of an after-thought feature, with some limitations, expecting to mostly use it for video. GH2 is more "video-oriented", perhaps with stills as more of an after-thought (there are advantages and disadvantages to an EVF... the GH2 has dealt with the slow refresh rate issue pretty well, though).

An exception might be the 5DII, with it's big FF sensor and which some have used as a sort of specialized video tool. Now, I don't shoot video (have to try it on my 7D and 5DII sometime, just to see how it works)... But I can see where having access to 60 different lenses including some very specialized ones might have some interesting applications.

But in general I would expect a video camera to be better all-around at shooting video, rather than a still camera with a video feature.

Probably the most likely users of a DSLR that can do video (with some limitations) would be "reporters with cameras" who need to get both stills for print and some footage for websites, in which case a DSLR with video capture capability might be the ideal, one camera solution... Either that or a video camera with occasional still shot capability, or frame capture if it's high enough resolution. Which to choose would probably depend upon which you need most often, still or video.

But if I shot video 99% of the time I'd most likely get a full-blown video camera, instead of either 7D or GH2.


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Jun 05, 2011 14:10 |  #12

offcamber wrote in post #12540315 (external link)
Doesn't work much as a still camera though and 99% of us here are using our cameras for still work...

LiberationFrequency wrote in post #12540348 (external link)
You not shooting video doesn't change the fact that it takes better video than a 7D and arguably the 5DII. It doesn't make that fact not exist haha

I think you missed the point about Canon EOS cameras being designed mainly as still cameras.
I'm happy Produce12 finally understood that after all those threads and is happy with the GH2...


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Jun 05, 2011 14:37 |  #13

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Unless you used a DOF adapter... doesn't take a million years.

You have so much image degradation with a standard DoF adapter that it would make using the "superior" image quality of the Lumix pretty pointless...

And don't get me wrong, I love great image quality, but not all of us are interested in having all our films look like HD Soap Operas.


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Jun 05, 2011 14:47 |  #14

This is pretty much a non-thread really. Anyone who shoots 99% video can't possibly expect a still camera, with video capability, to compete with a dedicated hi-def video camera with still functionality built-in.


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Jun 05, 2011 14:55 as a reply to  @ NinetyEight's post |  #15

Why not just buy a video camera in the first place?




  
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