This camera made it’s sneak debut at NAB this year and it looks damn exciting. Taking the very nice chip of the GH1 and enhancing it for video and adding all sorts of treats like HD-SDI output…XLR Jacks, proper viewfinder…BASICALLY it’s a proper video camera with a wicked chip in it. What we want is no rolling shutter and the loss of the nasty vertical lines in higher ISOs that the GH1 suffers from. It looks like it can take all sorts of lenses, check out the Zeiss PL Ultra Prime on the photo.
It records in AVCHD but the joy is with the HD-SDI out we can use an AJA KiPro box or nanoflash and record VERY high quality video.
Check out the specs below:
I have to say I am super excited about this. Not just for this camera for what it represents. Taking the chips out of the stills cameras and putting them into practical bodies. Canon, Sony, Nikon…who knows…All I can say is this. I WANT ONE!!!