April 21, 2015 at 12:27AM
GH3 + $500 lens or GH4 + $100 lens?
I have a $1200 budget for a new video camera.
In the past I've rented a T2i, T3i, 70D, GH4, and A6000.
However I want to own a camera for myself, but I have never used a GH3.
Basically I have a Sigma 18-35mm EF lens and Metabones Speed Booster that I need to sell, which after the losses from buying them and then selling, is about a $400 loss :(.
That lowers my budget from $1600 to $1200.
I can acquire a GH4 used for about $1250, however it would come with no lens, so a $100 lens would be used from my Amazon Gift Card (used Amazon section or eBay).
Since I've never shot with a GH3, I wasn't sure how large the differences are.
I know I will not keep the Sigma 18-35 to use for a Canon DSLR, as they just typically look worse.
One requirement I would like, is some type of AF.
Before you start calling me out for using AF, I ONLY use it when filming myself for an personal video/vlog, and not continuously, just when I sit in a chair to get the camera to focus.
When I'm filming someone else (like usual) I use manual of course ;).
Before I forget, I can acquire a GH3 around $700, which is why I figured $500 for a lens.
Which will give me better video quality? Thanks to anyone who responds, I would like some opinions/advice!