It is time for a small comparison between the two competitor. The Panasonic GH1 and Canon 5ooT1i /500D
|Pansonic GH1||Canon 500d|
|12 MP||15 MP|
|1.500$ with 14-140 kit lens||900$ with 18-55 kit lens|
|3.0″ TFT LCD monitor 460,000 dots||3.0″ VGA screen 920,000 dots (NO swifel)|
|23-Area-Focusing/1 Area Focusing (inc. Face Detection)||9 Point AF (inc. Face Detection for AF)|
|video mode (1920 x 1080 24p and 720 60p/30p)||video mode (1920 x 1080 20p and 720 30p)|
|Sensitivity (100-3200 ISO)||Sensitivity (100-3200 ISO expandable to 12.800)|
What surprised me a lot is to see that Canon choose a 20fps in 1080 format. it is a nonsense format because it doesn’t come to theÂ standard minimum which is 24p. You will see a lot of flickering in recorded videos.
If the sensor is the same as the Canon 50d expect a little worser image quality compared to the Canon 40d. For the rest nothing has changed. The same “old” autofocus and boring camera chassis and design. Not a big deal for me.