Two Pro Photographers (MC Contributor Will Crockett of DiscoverMirrorless.com and his good friend and colleague Wayne Ross), both of whom are VERY familiar with Nikon and Panasonic Cameras, take a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and a Nikon D800 out for a day of shooting to compare their functionality in real world conditions.
Will writes: As photo and video professionals, we need to be as efficient as possible with our time when shooting hybrid. I want to be comfortable and confident when it comes to recording the moment in still as well as when to use the video button, but shooting hybrid using even a great DSLR has it’s challenges. Alternating from still photo to video, then back to photo takes a lot of time. Mirrorless cameras are actually designed for hybrid and are easy to flip between photo and video. In fact, the camera in this video will shoot both simultaneously.
But what if you don’t have a mirrorless and there’s no budget for one now? Should you skip learning hybrid? No way! Hybrid photography is the future, so you need to start now.
We pulled out two very comparable cameras and shot the same running and jumping pups to see the difference between shooting this job on a Nikon D800 + 70-200, and the Lumix GH3 + 35-100. Both lenses are constant ap, hefty, pro grade lenses with about the same coverage from the photographers perspective. But that’s where the similarities end. (Read article on DiscoverMirrorless.com)
Editor’s Note: The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is the best Hybrid Photography Machine available today, hands down.