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Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by senicphoto, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. senicphoto

    senicphoto Mu-43 Rookie

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  2. Box Brownie

    Box Brownie Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 8, 2014
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    Why would anyone buy a thing like that for TWO THOUSAND POUNDS!!!!!!.....you can have a real camera for that!
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    maybe because at "TWO THOUSAND POUNDS!!!" for a video camera that shoots at 4K, it's somewhat of a bargain

    http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/6-Cameras-to-Ease-Yo-8804.shtml

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  4. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    5Y warranty...
     
  5. senicphoto

    senicphoto Mu-43 Rookie

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    I agree but at the same time Sony's new FDR-AX100 (4K) sells for $2,000 USD. I believe if Panasonic keeps this price they should be ready for some tough competition in 4K video market.
     
  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  7. Mike Ronesia

    Mike Ronesia Mu-43 Regular

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    I think $1,700 US is a fair price for what this camera can do.
     
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    that sony and the GH4 are really pitching at different parts of the market.... Sony is smaller sensor,has fixed lens, and what looks to be a more restricted set of framerates.... its just a consumer camcorder on steroids in my opinion... whereas I see the GH4 as appealling more to indie film/documentary makers.

    we will see... I am still not convinced that 4K isn't just the new 3D.... very clever, but not really needed for most people right now


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  9. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Look at the capabilities of this camera. Top class IQ for stills and video. Small system size (relative to APS-C , 35mm bodies). 4k video capability. Weather sealing. A new autofocus system which may prove to a turning point for non-dslr based systems in sports photography....
    It easily justifies it's price. Simply because there is nothing available to compete with it at the same price point from a functional perspective and that is before we get into the size, etc...
     
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  10. senicphoto

    senicphoto Mu-43 Rookie

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    Toronto
    I can't agree more. GH4 seems to be a huge leap forward not only for M43 but digital cameras all together. In my opinion, GH4 falls into really unknown category. Although Panasonic made a lot of improvements including AF system, processing engine/algorithms, overall speed and much more, I think GH4 will be appreciated more as a video powerhouse than outstanding photo camera.
     
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  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Damn pretend cameras, dunno why they keep popping up...
     
  12. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Gotta wonder what qualifies as a "real camera"....
     
  13. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Don't feed the trolls :)
     
  14. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2013
    It also says that price is to be confirmed. It's not set yet.


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  15. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

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    I'm hoping that this stays under $1500 USD, because I don't think it's worth much if any more than the EM1 from a stills perspective. I prefer it to the em1 due to ergonomics and flip out LCD, but the video quality doesn't mean much to me.

    If Panasonic keeps the price at $2000, they may be hurting themselves in the photography market because there are some fantastic camera bodies for $1500-$2000. The excellent value of the 4k video is only appealing to those for whom video is a priority.


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  16. deang001

    deang001 Mu-43 Veteran

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    I don't think 4K is the new 3D, however there is a distinct lack of 4K media available considering the stores are now full of 4K TV's ... it's much worse than when the change to Blu Ray and 1080p was happening.

    There's some good conversation going on on the EOSHD and PV forums ... lots of movie makers are liking 4K not for it's 4K ability, but for what it looks like when converted to 1080p.

    As an aside, 4K might be just a temporary solution, much the same way 720p was? 8K may be the real deal and akin to the rapid shift from 720p to 1080p we all saw take place.

    It seems to me that as the world slowly shifts to a movie-on-demand type model, broadband speeds and infrastructure are the real issues holding back ultra HD. I don't think this will be fixed in a hurry.
     
  17. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    All digital technology is just a temporary solution....:rolleyes:
     
  18. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    ... and, for completion, all analog technology is just an obsolete solution.... :rolleyes: :hide:
     
  19. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Poor Panasonic. Lose, lose, lose. They offer a camera that offers more than any other camera, and people want to ask for a bargain price because they don't want everything it offers. What you really want, is a bespoke camera, customised for your exact needs of the day, at a mass production price. Totally unreasonable. Or simply buy a lesser camera! :smile:

    I hope its price is a fair price for what it offers. For everything it offers. Maybe 10% less. I'm keen on value.
     
  20. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2013
    Haha, I never said it's overpriced in general. I said it may be overpriced for the segment of consumers who are only interested in photographic needs.



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