« on: April 22, 2013, 11:49:14 PM »
So I didn't read through what everyone else posted, but hey we're in like the exact same situation!
Only I have the 5DII and am seriously thinking of moving to the GH3.
So, I thought of the 60D for a while, and I considered replacing the OLPF to one that would get rid of moire in video, however this renders Photographs soft, while the lack of AFMA in the 60D is already a downer for what I do photographically.
So, I'm still waiting to see what the 70D will be like, because the flip screen is awesome and I want to use my lenses I already have. I too just just got a glidecam, and with a 5DII and large UWA it is way too heavy for any use beyond a minute for me. I also want to flip the glidecam upside down and the flipscreen will allow good control.
The GH3 is simply superior in video as it's built up from scratch to have good video, think of the high DR, high resolving power producing just about as sharp of an image for any video, without hideous moire. The 60D and 5DII are moire beasts, and the 5D Mark III is so soft 1080P looks like 720P.
Which is the other reasons to look at the GH3, don't need to go 720P for 60FPS, it can do great 1080P 60FPS, and then the list goes on, sharp zoom in for manual focus, proper color space and codecs for advanced grading and editing, the body and a lot of lenses are weather sealed, and another important feature for me is recording times as long as the battery or card can handle. A Gh2 was said to record up to 7 hours with an AC adaptor, being able to keep one camera rolling the whole time in a shoot, like covering an event, is super helpful for multicam edits, or just syncing everything.
And just wait until the GH3 is hacked, when the the GH2 turned into a dream machine, the GH3 is already building off of the GH2 as the bigger and better successor.
Though, essentially my dilemma is I don't want to invest in a whole new system, namely glass, I can adapt my current and some legacy lenses sure, but for wide angles that's not easy, and I still do photo work and I'm not too interested in the GH series to cover a wedding.
And the only real advantage of the 5D series is the larger sensor for better DoF control and the lowlight performance, but video is again one of those things that's "just because you can shoot in the dark doesn't mean you should."
Proper video lighting of the scene/subject and any of these cameras do fine