A little more than a year ago Panasonics video dslr the GH1 was hacked. It was an amazing breakthrough that made a barely useful hdslr a real 5D competitor. Many people claimed the hacked GH1 would even outmatch the 5D mark ii in terms of picture quality.
The GH2 was released in October 2010 as a successor to the GH1 and has some very convincing advantages in terms of image quality over Canon’s lineup. Compared to the 60D and 7D, the GH2 has virtually no moire, less rolling shutter and even delivers a sharper picture in some occasions.
Well, the short answer is: Buy the T3i.
Dave Dougdale did this nice comparison video between two cameras that are almost identical in terms of movie recording.
One of Dave’s reasons to go for the T3i was the price difference of $100. But I give you a better reason: The price difference is $200.
One of our members Richard Ang posted this very well done 30 second tv ad over on the videolog some days ago. Respect from my side for shooting such an ad on a 60D and making it look and feel that good. Maybe he will share some of his experience in the comments.
The clip is currently the highest rated video on the cinema5D videolog.