Originally Posted by JSP
IQ (image quality) again. To get a 12X zoom into a lens that big takes a major toll on the quality of the optics. If your happy with that quality, then stay with your £300 camera.
Nope, same goes. Squeezing all that into one big zoom lens and you forfeit quality.
Smaller sensors are a bad thing in most cases. Smaller sensors with higher pixel counts mean the pixels are closer together producing more noise.
Most high end prosumer and DSLR have HD video.
To tell you the truth I've only scanned the review. Still think the price tag is un realistic.
Yes the price tag is way too high - but I suspect it will be 1/2 that in a few motnhs - rrp and what you really pay are quite different!!!
Obviously the bigger the lens and the bigger the sensor the better - I used to use medium format a lot and it's the same principle - you needed double the lens size for the same magnification - ie a 200mm Pentax 6x7 lens was equal to a 100mm lens on a 35mm camera.
I never thought I would say it but the sheer convienience of a digital camera with a huge zoom is hard to beat.
This is what they say about the video
"The GH1/14-140mm combination's silent and quick contrast detect AF, coupled with ergonomics that have been designed with video in mind, certainly take it beyond the current crop of video-enabled DSLRs which suffer from clunky video controls and largely unusable AF systems. Like those DSLRs though it can shoot video with the shallow depth-of-field that you would only get from significantly more expensive large-sensor camcorders, and for this reason alone it will certainly find its way into the equipment bags of more than one professional videographer - if not as the main, at least as an additional tool."
If I want REAL quality I will use my 70mp camera - my trusty Canon A1 with a fixed 400mm f2.8 and a quality slide scanner!!!