Pentax K7-Panasonic GH1 video specs comparison

As a pure photo camera the Pentax K7 will probably deliver a very good quality (read the specs here) but…

…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 only  (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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Canon xTi, Nikon 5000 and Olympus E-620 ISO comparison


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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