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  • CLAR 160 Phantom Series Bi-Color On Camera LED Light
  • H&A VideoMini HA-CVM Compact On-Camera Microphone (Comica CVM-
  • Slinger Alpine 160 Multi-Device Shoulder Bag
  • ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • Green Extreme USB 2.0 Multi Card Reader, SD, Mini SD, microSD, Memory Stick (MS)

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bundle includes:
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I U3 SDXC Memory Card
  • CLAR 160 Phantom Series Bi-Color On Camera LED Light
  • H&A VideoMini HA-CVM Compact On-Camera Microphone (Comica CVM-
  • Slinger Alpine 160 Multi-Device Shoulder Bag
  • ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • Green Extreme USB 2.0 Multi Card Reader, SD, Mini SD, microSD, Memory Stick (MS)
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elpablolv asked this question on 05-02-2022 at 10:04 AM
05-02-2022 at 10:04 AM
It depends which sports are you shooting and what age (level) are your kids.
If money is no concern, I would go with a Sony a7iv. Sony has fast focus and great low light capabilities.If you want cinema like look, Fujifilm X-T4 is great.
I don't have any of these cameras, but I am researching and looking forward to buy Sony a7iii or Sony a7iv.
Panasonic has great colors and cinematic picture quality, but they are no good for sports.
05-02-2022 at 10:04 AM
i have both this and the g85, and the g95, they booth look great, Panasonic probably has the best color science in the market, and also best dual IBS (in-body-stabilization) but they wont shoot 4k 60fps, which is usually the framerate preferred for sports, you will be limited to 4k 30fps. if you film at lower resolutions you can achieve 60fps.

(Im assuming you'd want 60fps because otherwise you'd get quite a bit of motion blur from fast moving subjects/objects, but if you're going for a "cinematic look" 24 or 30fps should be good enough)

Also i'll highly recommend looking into full frame sensor cameras if you want to film sports or low light.

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G85 was $500, this is not worth $200 more. I will prefer to wait for another deal on G85 or wait for price drop on G95
As others have stated, this camera is not well suited for sports/action/wildlife videography. As Dan1972 said, this camera has contrast detect DFD autofocus. I'd just like to elaborate on that for people unfamiliar with what "contrast detect DFD autofocus" means in non technical terms and actual usage.

DFD - Depth from Defocus is Panasonic's advanced version of Contrast Detect Autofocus

In mirrorless cameras Contrast Detect autofocus takes the image captured on the sensor and then moves the focus forwards or backwards and then looks at the image to see if the image gets blurrier or sharper. Once the sharpest image is detected, then the image is in focus. How far the lens has to focus to get into focus is not really known, so the algorithm has to "hunt" with the focus to correctly figure out how to keep the image in focus. For video this results in the video getting more blurrier on a moving object and then snapping into focus every so often. It is VERY, VERY noticeable and annoying.

Panasonic's, DFD improves on this by looking at how each of their Panasonic lenses get blurrier as things move towards or away from the camera and storing that information, so the camera can hopefully focus in the correct direction, thus reducing the amount of blur when an object moves out of focus. This information helps a lot, but still results in some "hunting" to reach final focus, and sometimes it gets the focus direction wrong, but is no worse than "normal" contrast detect. It's "better" than only non lens specific contrast detect. But it requires you to purchase only Panasonic lenses to be effective. Also the big thing is that it's still not as effective as on sensor Phase Detect autofocus used in almost all the other Mirrorless cameras (including the Olympus, or now OM System, cameras that compete directly with the G95.)

To implement sensor phase detect autofocus, it requires that an image sensor have some of its area devoted to the phase detect elements, so reduces the amount of pixels that collect light for the image on the sensor and because of the regular pattern of how these phase detect spots are distributed on the sensor, it can result in banding in extreme low light conditions. It's also more expensive and complex to manufacture. However, over the years, process improvements have made it easy enough to integrate into most sensors for a reasonable price, so now it's quite common, even in camera sensors in cell phones. The distinct advantage to using phase detect autofocus is that the camera can tell exactly how much the object is out of focus by and in which direction, so the camera can immediately instruct the lens to focus to the right focus point without any hunting. So for video, with a well implemented phase detect algorithm, moving objects that are locked on for autofocus, never really ever get blurry. This results in much, much less distracting blurriness and sharpness transitions with the moving subject in videos. Sony and Canon have the best autofocus tracking for moving objects, but are now followed very closely by Olympus and Nikon. I don't really follow Fuji, so don't know how they fit in. Also the manufacturers have pretty much solved the "banding" issues by using algorithms to process the banding out. So that's why cameras with phase detect autofocus systems are recommended for shooting video with fast moving subjects.

So Panasonic has stuck with sensors that don't "waste" sensor space with non-photo light catching phase detect elements on them. But as a result have unacceptable (by most) video autofocus performance with fast moving subjects in video. For stills, it doesn't matter as much since it takes a fraction of a second more to focus, and the increase in blurriness while finding the sharpest focus point is not recorded like in video.

Also one may wonder why a lot of professionals use the Panasonic GH-5 and GH-6, etc for video work even though they "only" have contrast detect autofocus. It's because they use those cameras for mostly static shots where they have the focus points of where their subjects are located planned out prior to each sequence, so they don't use autofocus at all and most probably use manual focus lenses anyways. Also they use the other videographer friendly features that Panasonic has integrated into those cameras that are useful to their professional workflow because Panasonic has a professional video camera division that has manufactured cameras for TV production and other uses for dozens of years. Panasonic has used that expertise to add professional friendly video features into the GH series of their mirrorless cameras.

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G85 was $500, this is not worth $200 more. I will prefer to wait for another deal on G85 or wait for price drop on G95
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G85 was $500, this is not worth $200 more. I will prefer to wait for another deal on G85 or wait for price drop on G95
I'm new to mirrorless and don't really know much about Panasonics in general. What's the difference? What's a good price on a G95?

Also, this is a bundle. If a person has value for the bundle items (ie. needs a case, card, flash, etc), is it still not a good deal?
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Very good deal. There was a recent $100 price cut in the G95 plus this adds those accessories (if you need them). The major different is the better sensor, which can help a lot for photography.
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How is the video on this? I primarily want it to 4k video of my kids playing sports. Would the G85 be good enough?
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How is the video on this? I primarily want it to 4k video of my kids playing sports. Would the G85 be good enough?
i have both this and the g85, and the g95, they booth look great, Panasonic probably has the best color science in the market, and also best dual IBS (in-body-stabilization) but they wont shoot 4k 60fps, which is usually the framerate preferred for sports, you will be limited to 4k 30fps. if you film at lower resolutions you can achieve 60fps.

(Im assuming you'd want 60fps because otherwise you'd get quite a bit of motion blur from fast moving subjects/objects, but if you're going for a "cinematic look" 24 or 30fps should be good enough)

Also i'll highly recommend looking into full frame sensor cameras if you want to film sports or low light.
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i have both this and the g85, and the g95, they booth look great, Panasonic probably has the best color science in the market, and also best dual IBS (in-body-stabilization) but they wont shoot 4k 60fps, which is usually the framerate preferred for sports, you will be limited to 4k 30fps. if you film at lower resolutions you can achieve 60fps.

(Im assuming you'd want 60fps because otherwise you'd get quite a bit of motion blur from fast moving subjects/objects, but if you're going for a "cinematic look" 24 or 30fps should be good enough)

Also i'll highly recommend looking into full frame sensor cameras if you want to film sports or low light.
Thank you for the information!
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I got the G85 for $500 months back, otherwise I'd probably jump on this. Really enjoying the 85 though so no complaints. I think my next upgrade will be the G9 in a few years.
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Good camera if you don't like attention because you'll be out focus.
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How is the video on this? I primarily want it to 4k video of my kids playing sports. Would the G85 be good enough?
It depends which sports are you shooting and what age (level) are your kids.
If money is no concern, I would go with a Sony a7iv. Sony has fast focus and great low light capabilities.If you want cinema like look, Fujifilm X-T4 is great.
I don't have any of these cameras, but I am researching and looking forward to buy Sony a7iii or Sony a7iv.
Panasonic has great colors and cinematic picture quality, but they are no good for sports.
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It depends which sports are you shooting and what age (level) are your kids.
If money is no concern, I would go with a Sony a7iv. Sony has fast focus and great low light capabilities.If you want cinema like look, Fujifilm X-T4 is great.
I don't have any of these cameras, but I am researching and looking forward to buy Sony a7iii or Sony a7iv.
Panasonic has great colors and cinematic picture quality, but they are no good for sports.
Soccer for my son who is in competitive club level U 10.
I want to be to able to zoom in on a play and see his moves and edit them for highlights for recruitment. My Galaxy S20 has 4k video and it looks decent but I want better and not spend too much.
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i have both this and the g85, and the g95, they booth look great, Panasonic probably has the best color science in the market, and also best dual IBS (in-body-stabilization) but they wont shoot 4k 60fps, which is usually the framerate preferred for sports, you will be limited to 4k 30fps. if you film at lower resolutions you can achieve 60fps.

(Im assuming you'd want 60fps because otherwise you'd get quite a bit of motion blur from fast moving subjects/objects, but if you're going for a "cinematic look" 24 or 30fps should be good enough)

Also i'll highly recommend looking into full frame sensor cameras if you want to film sports or low light.
Do you have recommendation for full frame sensor cinematic look" 24 or 30fps cameras?
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Looking for a good camera + video recorder to take pictures and video for kids playing in school orchestra. Would this be a good choice as compared to like a iPhone13 pro?

Could be seating in the balcony section or regular section. Light could be dimmed in the surrounding with spot light on stage.

Thanks!
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I miss the point and shoot cameras. Nothing last forever, all mine died and these are beyond crazy price to replace P&S.
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