I think most of us have forgotten about the Panasonic LX100 Mark II after it was a let down of a release. Not that it’s a bad camera. But basically Panasonic did not innovate and other cameras in the market improved in the meantime.
The G85 was (and still may be) the king of affordable 8-bit 4K hybrid cameras. However, any camera with IBIS can be vulnerable to vibrations causing jitter in the image. This is part of why pros sometimes shy away from IBIS and go with good old fashioned fixed sensor cameras.
This video has a click bait title and it’s done in a style that won’t appeal to everyone. But it’s relevant to this blog so we’re posting it for your benefit:
The Panasonic S1R (47MP) and S1 (24MP) will be price as premium cameras. Expected price as we’re hearing now (but have not confirmed) is $4000 for the S1R and $2600 for the S1.
These cameras will shoot 4K 60P. We wonder if Panasonic will provide any RAW capabilities for these to set them apart from Canon/Nikon/Sony’s offerings.
The X-H1 was great to see from Fujifilm, but it was just lacking a little bit too much. We have high hopes for the X-H2 given how nice the X-T3 is. However, all that said, you can obviously still produce nice images from the X-H1 as these videos show:
It’s crazy to think that we could have had 3K raw back in the days of the Canon 5D Mark II. The image is beautiful. This camera has remained viable for a long time thanks to Magic Lantern.