New GH4 reviews! Richard Payne: “is the first camera I would trust for both stills and video”

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Richard Payne posted a full GH4 review at Redsharknews and writes:

As I work for Holdan (a UK, Ireland and European Distributor) I see a LOT of professional camcorders and large sensor systems. In my 30 year’s experience of working with video cameras, I can say with hand on heart that the GH4 is the first camera I would trust for both stills and video.

Also Caleb Pike from Dslrvideoshooter reviewed the camera:

The Panasonic GH4 is an amazing camera. I haven’t been this excited about shooting since I bought my 7D. Not because its a nice toy, but because I can spend more time and energy on my projects, talent and cinematography and stop dealing with silly DSLR issues. Watch my review for the full lowdown. (Editor’s note: Video is embedded on top of this post).

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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Up to $100 off on five Panasonic MFT lenses.

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You save up to $100 on five Panasonic MFT lenses:

$100 off on the Leica Nocticron got a $100 off at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
$100 off on the Leica Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
$40 off on the Leica 25mm f/1.4 Summilux at Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens at Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.

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You didn’t see that coming: WSJ praises Olympus and blames Nikon strategy.

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Today Nikon announced one of the most unexciting new cameras to date. A little updated D810 DSLR. But why should we care about that? Well read that:

WSJ is blaming Nikon’s strategy and praising Olympus! Here is what they write:

The market shows growth in just one category: “mirrorless” cameras. Nikon was among the last of major Japanese makers to release a mirrorless camera, and still offers only a handful of models. The company likely fears cannibalization of its high-end DSLRs, but its strategy seems not to be working. Nikon’s camera division, more than two-thirds of the company, posted a 9% revenue decline for the year through March.
Incoming chief executive Kazuo Ushida said the company plans to dive into medical equipment, in which it has no expertise…while rival Olympus is already a global leader in medical imaging, as well as in mirrorless cameras.

As we told you before Olympus “hopes” to reach a break even for the current fiscal year. The recent mirrorless worldwide market growth could help them to realize their goal.

 

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a little bit of everything…

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Funny video about “College Festival Magic” in Japan all filmed with the @OlympusUK OM-D E-M1!

An image stabilization patent from Olympus (Freepatentsonline).
Olympus SH-1 Review (Photographyblog).
Best lenses for the Olympus OM-D EM-10: Wide-angle primes and telephoto zooms (DxOmark).
Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Review (ePhotozine).
1st album of photos using the Panasonic FZ1000 online on Flickr.
Should you buy the YAGH for the Panasonic GH4? (Suggestionofmotion).

Collin:I am sending you a link to an image I made early this morning, with the now ancient E-M5, of noctilucent clouds. I hope you enjoy! http://collinorthner.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/noctilucent-clouds/

Heather:We recently wrote an article called ‘Mirrorless Cameras for Professional Work: Where they prevail & where they fail’. Mathieu investigates a number of points we feel all professionals should carefully consider before dropping the DSLR for a mirrorless system. http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2014/06/24/mirrorless-cameras-for-professional-work-where-they-prevail-where-they-fail/

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Ending today: Olympus E-M1 for $1,099 ($300 off!).

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You have 24 hours left to grab the E-M1 for $1,099 only at trusted seller TheGamesArena on eBay (Click here). That’s $300 less than the current price at Amazon US. They also sell the E-P5 for $569 only (Click here).

Current Panasonic/Olympus/Sigma/SLRmagic US deals:
$100 off on the Leica Nocticron got a $100 off at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
$100 off on the Leica Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
$40 off on the Leica 25mm f/1.4 Summilux at Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto.
Tamron MFT lens at Adorama in Black (Click here) and Silver (Click here) and at BHphoto in Black (Click here) and Silver (Click here).
$200 off on the Panasonic GX7 with kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The Panasonic GX1 with 12-42mm X lens sells for $499 only at Amazon (Click here).
Preorders of the Handevsion 40mm f/0.85 lens at BHphoto (Click here) and German eBay Store (Click here).
$30 of on the 19mm f/2.8 ART at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$30 of on the 30mm f/2.8 ART at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens,II Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Mount at Adorama.
SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 Lens Micro Four Thirds Mount at Adorama.
$100 off on the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens at Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
Current Olympus deals can be seen at GetOlympus (Click here) and Amazon Olympus page (Click here).

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