September 15, 2015 at 10:20AM
Help deciding between GH4 & 6D (or other)
Hi all! I've posted on here a few times about getting new gear but haven't been able to actually purchase any new gear until now. I was between getting new glass and a new camera, but I like the glass I have now and have access to other great glass from friends. I'm not buying new gear just to buy new stuff, I truly feel like I've outgrown my current camera. I'm finding myself being held back by my current camera, a Canon 60D. I've been using a lot better cameras at my work and through film school, and when I go back to my camera I just feel like I'm past it. I can still get good footage out of it, but not in all situations that I need it to. The footage always looks noisy, even when I'm not shooting at higher ISOs. I've shot two weddings this past summer and while I feel like I got a lot of good footage, I got into moments were there was no little to no light and unfortunately that footage came out pretty bad. But I'm also finding myself missing some features from the other cameras I've been using that have good eyepieces, peaking, histogram, slow motion and such.
So I'm looking for a new camera in the $1000 to $2000 price range. I've been looking at the 6D for a while because I know Canon very well and the low light capabilities are something that I'm looking for. I have all Canon glass and a few extra batteries so that all works well for me. However, I've been looking into the GH4 lately and I'm starting to catch on it a bit. Obviously 4k is great, I love how crisp the footage looks and having the ability to punch in on a 1080p timeline would be awesome. Good slow motion is a big plus, the EVF is something I've learned is a real necessity and it has great pro video features (peaking, histogram, etc.). I think I lean a bit more towards the GH4, but I'm not totally there yet. I've heard that the low light isn't too great, which is something I do need a bit more help in.
For my work I do a lot of news/interview/documentary/event coverage and as I said I'm getting into weddings now as well. I do narrative films and music videos, but I usually have access to better cameras from school for those projects. I've done a lot of research and a pros vs cons list between these cameras and I am just still struggling to choose. I'll be trying out my friend's GH4 soon for a day, but I want to get as much information as I can. That's why I'm here, to get your opinions. If anyone of you have used either of these cameras I'd really appreciate you sharing your experience using it in your shooting situations and if you feel that camera would work for my kinds of shooting situations. Or if you know of another camera that might be suitable for me please let me know! Any and all help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!