Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
7045 posts

Uber Geek


  #1750296 29-Mar-2017 17:22
Send private message

Seriously though, it does depend somewhat on what the OP wants to use it for...

1954 posts

Uber Geek

  #1750320 29-Mar-2017 18:21
Send private message



Hey! A thread I can contribute to.


I own both a Panasonic GH3, GH4 and Canon 70D. 


I originally bought the 70D because of phase detection. Touch focusing was amazing compared to other DSLRs. It was buttery smooth and often looks like a nice focus pull.


Unfortunately, as others have stated the output was very soft. There were also heaps of other frustrations around what you could and couldn't do while actively filming with the 70D. It feels like a "Photo" first, "Video" second camera. The stills from the 70D were "OK", and the 1080p video was better than anything else in Canon's APS-C range.


On the other hand, Panasonic's GH3 and GH4 mirrorless cameras are nothing short of amazing. Specifically, both of them feel like "Video" first, "Photo" second cameras. Photo quality from them is "OK" - on par with the 70D, just lower stills resolution. But it's all about the 4K or 1080p60 video output from these mirrorless cameras. Absolutely incredible. The colours depth is phenomenal and there is a sharpness and cinematic quality that I could never get out of the 70D. Not to mention the battery life on the GH series is awesome - easily get 4-6 hours of recording out of a single charge. And lastly, the 70D is very heavy with it's kit lens (camera body alone is 750-odd grams). The GH series are all very lightweight (500ish grams).. they're more comfortable to hold for extended periods.


I know you've set a budget of $1500.. Which limits your options, but whatever you do, if filming/video is more your thing than photography, you may want to seriously consider researching mirrorless cameras.. they've come a long way.



Thanks for your significant comments the g4 and 5 are out of the budget there seems to be 750d canons and G7's and G85's that fit the budget using your video first photo second thinking which of these would you buy. I have a Huawei Mate 9 if ever I want the thrill of 4k :) so its not a necessary requirement.



Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.


gnfb on trademe

Email Me

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47

Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29

D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22

NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14

SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00

D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53

Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48

Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56

D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51

Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01

Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35

Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53

Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06

Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.