…I believed the Pentax K7 will go on par with the Panasonic GH1 in terms of video capabilities. Pentax told us they will make a two generations jump forward. But I am really disappointed with the video potentials from that camera.
Here the reasons:
1) The Pentax K7 does 720/30p onlyÂ (the GH1 720/60p or Full HD!)
2) The Pentax K7 has only mono microfone input
There is no mention over the compression specifications (the only point where the GH1 doesn’t really satisfy me with his 17MB/s)
I would say the GH1 is still the most usable video DSLR !
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The only things they on’t like are the price (and we fully agree) and the High-ISO results.
By the way, I expect price will fall after the Pentax K7 release which should have an incredible video-quality…
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A new ISO comparison between the three cameras shows the worse HIGH-ISO results from the Olympus E-620 compared to Nikon and Canon. But remember this are studio tests! In the real world the Olympus has a in BODY-IS which allows you to take shots at lower ISO (Nikon or Canon users have to spend a lot of money for stabilized lens).
See the comparison at cameralabs.com
It seems dpreview is close to finish their review. They posted a gallery with photos and movie samples. May you take a look on it!
UPDATE: Duarte (see the comment section form this post) has been right, dpreview wrote that the review isn’t ready an it will need time until they will make it.