September 21, 2015 at 2:48PM, Edited September 21, 2:53PM
Panasonic ---> GH4 bs G7???
Need an advice that will be a huge help for me.
Coming from Canon Rebel line the GH4 felt like my best bet to play with Pro level functionality and the 4k, though honestly the more I read about it the more I discovered that only a fraction of pros fully utilize those functions and options and even many well established pros don’t bother about those details and rely upon basic settings and usually opt for fix the stuff in post strategy.
GH4 is having tough time from Sony a7s and now the a7s Mark ii with 4k means serious problems for GH4 so it is logical to say that GH5 going to be awesome because Panasonic will defend their grounds and make serious improvements in new model (THOUGH the paid upgrade was something really cheap).
Question - Shall I wait for GH5 that isn’t going to hit the market before early or mid 2016 OR look for something more affordable with 4K option?
Now the most logical and affordable solution (at least to me) is to get a Panasonic G7 which is like a little brother of GH4 with quite a few limitations (I feel positive about more functionality options in future firmware updates though usually i am over optimistic ) though it got 4K which can help any newbie to learn many things about 4k, its work flow, coloring etc. and specially if instead of Adobe line it is used with Davinci Resolve 12 (free version as a standalone editor) then I am sure the learning curve would be more speedy and fruitful as well as can prepare any new guy for more pro cams and work flow.
This is what I am thinking but I MAY BE WRONG so that’s why I am here asking all of you to please guide me and help me.
Shall I go for G7 and play with it and prepare myself for bigger game, OR bite the bullet and get GH4 (I know deep down I won’t be happy because its soon going to be obsolete, I know still it’s a monster for a learners like me but still you know the feeling when you are getting something new while knowing that soon I will be craving for new model and thinking to dump the existing model) or wait for GH5 while going back to Canon and Magic Lantern that I have always avoided.
Guys help me and guide me please.