Total fail for Olympus and Panasonic with the firmware upgrade. Yes, 4K photo-mode will be great for still shooters, but there's almost nothing for video shooters in this upgrade.
I guess there will be no new GH4 news until the Atomos Shogun is ready to ship. ( drag )
FYI: Both Olympus and Panasonic are announcing new firmwares for the Olympus EM-1 and the Panasonic GH4 at Photokina on Monday, and this may change the outlook for both of these cameras in a big way. ( especially the EM-1 camera )
It was 2 years after the GH2 was released before films like Shane Carruth's "UpStream Color" or Gami Orbegoso's "Musgo" came along, so I would not expect to see the same from the GH4 or AS7 any time soon.
>>>I've been reading comments about how whatever they did to make the GH2 so great has been lost in the following cameras.
This is the biggest bullsh*t statement I've read this year.
Exactly WHAT is missing from the GH4 that the GH2 had ?
The answer: Absolutely nothing.
The GH4 does EVERYTHING a hacked GH2 ever did and a HUGE amount more.
Anyone who says otherwise had better back it up with empirical evidence, because there is so much bullshi*t floating about the web these days, especially from people who don't know how to properly use their own gear.
The two questions you need to answer for us are...
1- What is your budget ?
2- What do you want to shoot ?
It's pretty much impossible to answer without knowing these two answers first.
You could buy FOUR DJI Ronin gimbals that support the SAME camera weight for the price of ONE Movi M15.