November 25, 2014 at 10:59PM
Sell Nikon D800 and get GH4?
I bought the D800 when it first came on the market and I've been happy with it so far. I've shot Docs on it, did interviews with it and did some narrative stuff with it. On top of the video stuff, I've done a lot of photography with it. I'm pretty much a jack of all trades when it comes to DSLRs. That's why I've opted for those instead of a purely cinema camera, even though I enjoy making narrative shorts. I'd say i'm in the ratio of 70% video and 30% photography. I feel video wise, the GH4 is a far better camera, but photo wise it's not even in the same league as the Nikon. The only negative I have against the D800 for photography is that it requires time and patience to use it. Not good for a spontaneous style. GH4 looks way easier to use, just doesn't have the DOP of full frame. Video would be easier to focus too....damn, wish I could afford to own multiples cameras for different uses.