TheCamera Store TV Autofocus Shootout: GH4 is damn close to the $6,500 Nikon D4s!

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I know you will call me crazy or fanboy but I seriously believe mirrorlesss cameras are the future. DSLR still have some clear advantages and one of them is known to be the faster autofocus performance. Today TheCameraStoreTV team posted this autofocus shootout video to see  how close the latest generation mirrorless camera are compared to the king of sports photography, the $6,500 Nikon D4s. Chris tested the Fuji X-T1, Sony A6000, Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic GH4.

Well according to their tests the Panasonic GH4 autofocus performance is damn close to the Nikon which is a huge surprise in face of the massive price difference. Yes, the day will come when a Mirrorless camera (maybe a GH5?) will match the best DSLR autofocus.

GH4 North American preorders, shipping date and price:
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 preorders, shipping date and price:
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 preorders, shipping date and price:
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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Crazy: Lexar card in Panasonic Lumix TZ7 survives shipwreck and two years under the sea!

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Vancouver artist Paul Burgoyne lost the camera in 2012 when his boat was shipwrecked off the west coast of Vancouver Island. The camera went down with the ship. Two years after Marine Sciences Centre university students found the camera 12 meter down and discovered that the Lexar Platinum II 8 GB memory card used within the Panasonic TZ7 preserved all pictures taken with the camera. They shared one group picture on Twitter to find the owner fo the camera. And they did found the owner!

The camera also served well as home for marine species! CBC.ca reports:

According to Isabelle M. Côté, Professor of Marine Ecology at Simon Fraser University, there were multiple marine species, from two kingdoms and at least seven phyla, living on the camera when it was found.

That is the best advertising Panasonic can get ! Hope it gets viral :)

P.S.: There is also a video shot on the camera before the Shipwrecked (cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2459292827)

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a little bit of everything…

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Lumix GH4 in action during Ken Duncan and Ray Martin’s photo expedition of a lifetime

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Real-World-Stacks with the TG-3 at PenAndTell.
5 Jahre Garantie für Lumix-Systemkameras (Photoscala).
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Sensor size and bokeh samples comparison, response to mirrorlessrumors’ “cheating” accuse video (Witonosfreestyle).

Steve: Great preorder price in canada for the 15mm pan leica http://www.thecamerastore.com/6940-Panasonic-Lumix-G-Leica-DG-Summilux-15mm-f1-7-ASPH.aspx $560 at the time of my order

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