I've owned a lot of Tascam gear, and also some of their competitors. I really like Tascam's sound, usually quite neutral. Not harsh, not overly bassy. The 680mkii is a great piece of gear at the price. Nice to see support of lithium batteries finally! The DR-44WL seems like a decent competitor to the Zoom H5 and likely has better audio quality. The DR70L seems like a great addition under camera. Well designed for the solo shooter.
Totally agree Robert. There is nothing in these test videos that make me want to run out and dump my Mkiii and it's lenses. I don't blow my 5d footage up 3x. The 5dmkiii still produces beautiful images,and by the time this all sorts itself out, Canon will likely have a competing 4k DSLR. The takeaway is if you need 4k, go buy it. If you don't, there is no reason to dump perfectly useable gear for this quality. For my money, I'd rather buy a decent script!
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superb work on the parody folks...
First off, if you need to monitor your audio and add a mic, forget it. This doesn't have a mic in or headphone jack. It does have HDMI out, but not sure if it's clean or not. Should be. That might allow you to hook up a Ninja to it. I sort of see it as more of a great still camera with some solid video capture, but not a competitor to BMPCC if video is your primary goal.
I've been using an EOS-M extensively lately, on a road trip through France. It was similar to this camera, but with a much better sensor (for stills, but not 4K video). I'd be very interested in this for a travel camera, as having a viewfinder is really nice. This would be something to use to shoot pro level work that a smart phone camera chokes on. But this Panny doesn't have a mic in port, which really puts a crimp on using an external mic. So there are some tradeoffs with the EOS-M. Also, the M can use any Canon lens with an adapter. But bravo to Panny for putting out a great looking small travel camera.