February 18, 2017 at 3:50PM


Original A7 or GH4?

Hello all,

I am looking to upgrade my in-house camera that I use mainly for B-roll. I shoot a lot of weddings and on most shoots I rent a high end camera/lens package for A cam. I have about $1500 to spend on the body. Is the original A7 worth still considering in 2017? Or should I go with the GH4 and its questionable low light? Any other suggestions in this price range?
NOTE: 4k is not important for my current workflow.


Little reminder: http://nofilmschool.com/boards/discussions/what-camera-should-i-buywhats...

But to keep this post answered fast and simple:

For about $1.500 you could aready buy the Sony A7 II. If 4K would not be the first indicator to choose your camera I'd rather buy this camera.
Reasons for the A7 II:
- Internal image stabilization
- Full Frame sensor
- better in low light
- supports Slog2 and Slog3 and has a wider DR
- good for stills as well
- better internal codec

The only real downside is the bad battery power that only lasts 60-80 minutes (other cons like the menu, the rec-button can be worked around).

February 19, 2017 at 6:33AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

The GH4 is an awesome camera especially when you buy it with the stock lens. I use it as my A camera. I film stuff for my youtube channel mainly but have used it for business videos and short films... Flexible camera. Only the Sony A7s will beat it hands down in low light... But HG4 beats it on price, image quality and I love the V-log. Go down to a store and ask for a demo. However if you want a video camera... Then maybe check out the Panasonic UHD cameras.

February 19, 2017 at 11:14PM


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