May 7, 2015 at 11:11PM, Edited May 7, 11:12PM

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Lumix GH4 vs. Nikon D750

Hi!

I'm kind of new to filmmaking, well, to the video technical aspect at least. I've been a photographer for a couple of years, I've worked with both Nikon and Lumix before and like them both. I do have a "starter's" camera, a Lumix G3, which is great for photography, but has no settings available for video, I'm stuck with 30 fps and (very) bad lowlight.

I'm looking for an upgrade and have been saving up; I was wondering which one would you recommend, the Lumix GH4 or the Nikon D750. The Nikon is specially attractive for its new Filmmakers kit, which includes things I'd need eventually.

Any other cameras you'd recommend?

I'd love to hear what you have to say, thank you very much!

Nicolás Reza

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Buy the Nikon D750 if photography comes first and film-making comes second.

Buy the Panasonic GH4 or the Sony A7S if film-making comes first, and photography comes second.

The GH4 and A7S give you far more control over your video image than the D750 does, but the D750 is an amazing still photo camera.

May 8, 2015 at 11:37AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thank you, I appreciate you answering. Have you heard anything about the Samsung NX1?

May 10, 2015 at 11:29PM

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If you buy a GH4, do Nikon lenses work with it? I have been wondering the same & I am heavily invested in Nikon glass

May 26, 2015 at 7:20PM

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Pooja
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If you buy a nikon f-mount to m4/3 adaptor and can use your lenses. However, there are some caveats to know about this.
1) If they are autofocus lenses, the autofocus will not work. So it will be pure old school manual focus.

2) If there is no manual aperture change ring on your lens you can buy an adaptor that will mechanically change the aperture. However, other than full open of full closed, you will be guessing at the f stop.

3) m4/3 has a 2x crop over 35mm. So if your lenses are for a 35mm sensor (i.e. 35mm film or digital sensor), the effective focal length will be x2. That means if you have a 50mm f/1.8 it will act like a 100mm f/1.8 as far field of view goes. As far as DOF it will still act like a 50 f1.8 but you will be standing 2x as far away so you will have a ~2 stop wider DOF.

4) The camera does not come setup to shoot other lenses. You have to go into the menus and switch on shoot w/o lens. Since there will be no electrical connections your camera will not think there is a lens attached and won't shoot otherwise.

5) Since there are no electrical connections, you will not get any lens information embedded into your meta data.

I think that about covers it.

Sridhar Nemani

January 9, 2016 at 1:13PM

Check out the D5300. It's an amazing value.

April 26, 2016 at 12:06PM

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Jed van Dale
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