December 18, 2015 at 9:36AM

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Panasonic GH3 of G7

So I have been getting much more interested with filmmaking and making narrative shorts. I have also done some freelance work. I own a Canon EOS M right now and am looking to upgrade. Would you guys recommend GH3 or the G7 taking into account the price tag of the two. Thanks so much.

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G7 Camera Pros
- 4K 100 Mbps mode
- Better EVF than GH3
- Newer Sensor than GH3
- No Moire in 4K mode
- Cine-D Profile

GH3 Camera Pros
- Unlimited shooting time ( G7 is limited to 30 minutes per clip )
- 3+ Hour Battery life
- Headphone jack to monitor camera audio while shooting
- Weather-proof Body ( shoot in rain or snow )
- Uses the SAME accessories as the GH4
- Shoots 1080 HD video at 50 Mbps

If you need to shoot live events that last longer than 30 minutes then the GH3 is the camera to go with. If you need to shoot in rain or snow then the GH3 is the camera to go with. If you want to be able to monitor in camera audio then the GH3 is the camera to go with. If you mainly want to shoot 1080 HD video and with a very easy work-flow then the GH3 is the camera to go with.

If you want to be able to shoot 4K video or shoot video with no moire at all then the G7 is the camera to go with. If you want to be able to reframe a 1080 HD image from a 4K image, or if you want to be able to downsize 4K 4:2:0 footage into 1080 4:4:4 footage then the G7 is the camera to go with. If you want the best possible sensor image then the G7 is the camera to go with.

December 18, 2015 at 6:46PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Thanks so much!

Matt Kaufman

December 26, 2015 at 8:05AM

Guy's answer is spot on. The GH3 and the G7 are so close, that the only way to decide is to figure out, within their differences, which is right for you.
I bought a G7 in August, and haven't regretted it for a single day. 30 min. time limit? I wish it wasn't there, but I know it is, so I just take care with it. No audio monitoring? Sucks, but it has audio levels on the screen and a decent limiter. Anyway, I prefer dual sound. Plastic body? Sucks, but I bought a cheap rain cover - not perfect, but works in light rain. But for the work I do - fiction shorts, mainly - the 1080p 4:4:4 (downsized from 4:2:0 4K footage) makes up for all that.
Between those two, there really is no one right answer.

December 21, 2015 at 8:32AM, Edited December 21, 8:33AM

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José Pedro Pinto
Wannabe
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Thanks!

December 26, 2015 at 8:05AM

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Matt Kaufman
Director/Editor/Cinematographer
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