October 11, 2015 at 9:03PM

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LUMIX G7 or A6000?

I am looking for a good, affordable camera to film some short films with. Right now I am between the LUMIX G7 and A6000, but I have also looked into Canon full frames and Nikon full frames. I use a Canon 7D at work for product photography and videography but I am not super impressed with its video quality, might be the lenses my creative director chose, but just not digging it. Any advice on an affordable camera for short films?

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Hey man, I am selling my two GH3s along with some lenses. Sounds like that may be of interest to you. It's a great little camera.

October 12, 2015 at 7:05AM

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Gabe Reuben
Director of Photography
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Got a link to the gear you are selling?

October 12, 2015 at 11:07AM

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Benjamin Titsworth
Creative Director
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I don't have any listed publicly. Here is a list of the gear:

2x GH3
2x Panasonic Battery Chargers
4x Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery
Panasonic Battery Grip
Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95
Voigtlander Nokton 10.5mm f/0.95
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6
Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens

Feel free to shoot me an email at gabereuben@gmail.com

Gabe Reuben

October 12, 2015 at 12:26PM

I have been using the upgrade to the 6000, the a5100, and I am not massively impressed. It lacks a lot of manual controls on the body, and requires use of a lot of menus. It also has been overheating after 5-10 minutes of recording. I have not tried the G7, but all reviews seem to be pointing to the fact that it is simply a smaller GH4. A ton of on body dials and 4k shooting which will give so many more options of editing in post. I am seriously considering getting it shortly unless anyone who owns it knows something I am missing out on. The G7 seems to be an updated GH2, which was/is a great camera. Also note that there is no viewfinder on the sony.

October 13, 2015 at 11:32AM, Edited October 13, 11:33AM

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Jonathan Goossen
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Yea I'm pretty sure I'm going with G7 after handling one at Best Buy. Also handled all of the Nikon full frames and Canon full frames, and the sony a line... Still going with the G7!

Benjamin Titsworth

October 14, 2015 at 11:35AM

a6000 has a viewfinder, but I found it a little underwhelming and laggy (the evf) compared to the G7

I have a G7 and it is a baby gh4.... serious upgrade from the gh2, with plenty of features and a great evf and great video

October 14, 2015 at 1:42PM

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gandulf charpentier
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Thanks guys! G7 is the way to go it seems!

October 14, 2015 at 2:35PM

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Benjamin Titsworth
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In regards to your question about the Sony a6000 or the Lumix G7, I would pick the Sony hands down. I have personally owned the a6000 since around the time that the camera was introduced. The a6000 has a larger sensor, better image quality as well as more megapixels, and faster autofocus. In my opinion, Sony is the most innovative camera company in the industry. If you have glass from other companies i.e., canon, nikon etc, you can use them with an adapter. The Sony ecosystem is simply more robust. In regards to Jonathen Goosens comment, the a5100 came out after the a6000 but it is a step below the a6000, the a5100 actually replaced the a5000, and it lacks the viewfinder, has less manual controls than the a6000 and shoots less frames per second. Upont it's initial launch, it had better video capabilities than the a6000, but Sony released a firmware update for the a6000 which fixed this.

December 5, 2015 at 8:26AM

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I'm a little late, but suggesting the a6000 over the g7 is crazy. The new 6300 is a fairer fight but that's gonna cost more with less lens options. For video, the g7 stomps the a6000 and I have both.

March 8, 2016 at 8:36AM

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