July 17, 2017 at 11:32AM

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Im hiking across Iceland. What camera should I bring?

So I am planning on hiking across Iceland with a friend and documenting the trek. What camera do you think ticks off the most boxes in terms of being lightweight, good battery life, being weather resistant, and good picture quality?

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Iceland is still on my bucket list!

I used to take my Canon EOS 5D3 and a bunch of L lenses with me on my trips. I've since switched to a GH4. I have three fast lenses (Voightl√£nder f0.95 primes) and three zooms (Lumix 7-14, which kicks butt, Olympus 14-35 f2, which is amazing, and Olympus 35-100 f2, which is also amazing). A similar Canon kit (35mm f1.4, 50 f1.0, 85 f1.2 plus 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200) would easily weigh twice as much. And it wouldn't be as fast.

Nothing in my experience beats Canon EF autofocus, which keeps getting better. But the GH4 (and now GH5) offer amazing video capabilities as well as great still capabilities. I'd take a used GH4 or a new GH5 in a heartbeat.

July 19, 2017 at 11:48AM

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If you can afford it, a GH5 sounds like it would be best, but the older GH4 would definitely do the job for a lot less money. They're both excellent, workhorse cameras. Native lenses are lightweight, plus it can easily adapt to just about any mount. Unbeatable battery life without an external solution. The only drawbacks are mediocre low light performance (although the GH5 is a big improvement) and the micro 4/3 sensor, which is a matter of personal preference. For me, it's no big deal in most situations.

July 21, 2017 at 8:22AM

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In therms of all in one camera I like the sony X70, great battery life (8hour), 4k, nice low light, extremely good stabilisation. It's the one I would probably use for a trip like this. If you want a camera that does both still and video the gh5/gh4 is probably the best choice.

July 24, 2017 at 6:40AM, Edited July 24, 6:40AM

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