Philip Bloom and the 3 days in Japan with the Panasonic AF100/101


Hirano San: Shot on Panasonic AF101 from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Philip Bloom flew to Japan to test the new Micro Four Thirds Panasonic AG-AF100/101 camcorder. And he became a big fan of the camera! “I saw no moiré on any shots. Check out the artist in the park at around 1:40 or so, look at his jacket. That would moiré on my Canons, not here. A joy! I also saw no sign of aliasing. Rolling shutter issues as expected were still present but way less pronounced that DSLRs. I did shoot out the side of the bus whilst moving and there was still some skew, enough for me not to use it but a lot better than what I have become used to.

I really do believe that this camera will cement the Micro Four Thirds success. I am a filmmaker for myself and I not a few of my collueges already have preordered that camera. And I bet they are now playing with the idea to buy a Micro Four Thirds photocamera too!

Reminder: You can preorder the Panasonic AG-AF100/101 at BHphoto (Click here). Even if you are european feelf ree to buy at BHphoto. They calculate shipping and tax costs for your country!

  • looks awesome :D

  • zigi_S

    Holywood watchout! I hope there will pop up many low cost creative movies not made in holywood and not made in usa. The tool is here for this to happen. Let the games begin. I’m eager to see something new. Not NY or LA all the time.

    • Fiona

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. no, seriously. that was great.

  • peter hall

    What lenses did you use on this video?

    • Philip Bloom has posted a very detailed article on his blog describing how he shot this short film, including an audio commentary soundtrack, photos, and links to additional videos:

      • P.S.: If you go to the Vimeo page for Philip’s film, you can download a 350MB high-quality copy of the file. You must be a Vimeo member to download, but basic membership is free. The AF100’s video quality & features are quite impressive for a $5K US camcorder.

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