Panasonic G95

We are fans of Panasonic. They have often created the best value 4K cameras. The G85 was a good value because it gave you excellent image quality (better than the GH4 in several ways) as long as you could live without the 4K slow motion or V-Log.

But with the Panasonic G95 (also known as the G90 and G99 depending on your region) we still lack 4K slow motion, 10-bit or V-Log, and the price has gone up. There are some improvements for sure, but we fill Panasonic missed their target on this one. Just wait for a sale on a GH5 or a G85 to get the best value. The G95 is too close the GH5 to make sense for a lot of people.

Key features of the Panasonic G95:

  • 4K at 30FPS
  • 1080P at 120FPS
  • V-Log L (but 8 bit codec)
  • Better autofocus than the G85
  • $1200
  • IBIS
  • More of a crop than the G85 on account of the 20MP sensor

Review of the Sony A6400 as 4K VLOG Camera

Sony’s A6500 replacement is coming, maybe not right away, but it’s around the corner.  Thus we caution against buying the A6400 right now if you don’t need something right away.  The A6400 is definitely an improvement over the A6300, but compared to the innovation we’re seeing from the likes of Fuji and Panasonic we’re still disappointed with the overall experience of this camera for video use.

A More In-Depth Hands-on Look at the Panasonic S1/S1R

These are interesting cameras but Panasonic’s targeting the higher end market is a departure from its approach with M43 where it released very affordable products for the features they offered. Premium is where the camera makers believe the money is at I guess.

Regardless, we wish Panasonic success because they have shown more innovation the Nikon and Canon and we’d be happy to have them survive as a competitor.

Here’s Lok’s first Look:

An Uncivil Discourse on the Sony A6400

We try to keep things civil here at 4K Rumors, but it’s really hard to hold back about how disappointed we are with the Sony A6400.

The Sony A6300 was released in February of 2016.  The Sony A6000 was released in April of 2014.

And now we get this very, very disappointing camera that still has:

  • horrible rolling shutter
  • marketed as a selfie camera/video camera yet it has no IBIS
  • very poor 1080p mode
  • no new Sony ASP-C lenses have been produced in a long time
  • battery life and overheating is in question at this point
  • No 4K 60P
  • No 10-bit video

Now, of course, this is still a nice photography camera and a careful user can still produce usable video from it.  But damn Sony, this is Canon level disappointing.

Key features:

  • AF is supposed to be faster (425 points)
  • 24MP Sensor
  • 180 degree selfie LCH tocuh screen
  • 11 FPS (8 FPS silent)
  • 4K 30p @ 100Mbps