I want a m4/3 camera that has both IBIS and a microphone jack. Is that asking to much? I can't seem to find a camera that fits. Am I missing something?
The GX7 has IBIS but no audio-in jack -- is this really the only Lumix model that has IBIS?
Behind video quality? We are not shooting 320x240 mjpeg anymore with 15fps.Indeed, and the IBIS is disabled in video. As I understand it, it's because IBIS interferes with the heat dissipation mechanism which is required for the camera to achieve high IQ without degrading. Difficulties in heat dissipation are why the GM1 doesn't have as nice video capabilities as the GX7. It's possibly also why Olympus is so far behind in video quality since all their cameras have IBIS.
Must say that after few months as i last time went their sites the site design is refreshing to most other sites.Get one of these: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/products/blackmagicstudiocamera. It doesn't have IBIS, but since you're after premium quality and not video that's '...rather stunted and suffers from a lack of detail...' it should be right up your alley.
How many videos that people have taken would be used as wallpaper (if you could)?
About 7 years ago i started to keep video as background but only rarely. As to have video what nicely loops or has content not too disturbing it becomes otherways distraction far faster than bad photo.
I guess that's why I've not embraced video all that strongly, especially with the BMPCC price drop, as I'm more a committed stills photographer than a videographer, probably always will be one.
I dont understand why we should try to have a devixe what does both, as they cant do both well....
Sure by technical merits yes, but handling and settings makes whole camera weak. Like GH4 what is nice on both but compromises in both.
If i wanted highest quality for video as m4/3 shooter and still take stills, GH4 would not be high on the list. I would exactly buy a BMPCC like camera to accompany my still camera.
As I've shown several times already, the GH4 construct is that of a stills camera that requires significant add-ons to make it a competent pro/semi-pro video camera. While the GH4 is getting rave reviews at the moment, I sometimes wonder how long that will last. I think Blackmagic is doing the right thing by making dedicated video cameras in all sizes, which allows for a much cleaner platform to exist and one that optimises on video. Too many cameras are trying to become the Leatherman of the camera world, with all sorts of additions that don't enhance actual photography, but support peripheral activities.
Yes, for some, those peripheral activities may be a nice to have or even an important component, but they just add to the complexity and possible non-essential components of a stills camera. Is it really necessary to have a DSLR with the capability to instantly send a photo to Facebook etc? Or geo-tagging. Handheld GPS units are already a massive drain on batteries, so incorporating a GPS data logger into a camera just adds to the battery drain. There are better ways to achieve these things.