Ups, someone hasn’t been posting in a while.
Here’s what’s going on in HDSLR world right now:
The Panasonic GH2, that has been praised for its outstanding quality among HDSLRs, got a new firmware. Not a hacked one, but a normal Panasonic version that does a much needed upgrade to this camera:
So far the GH2 has only been able to shoot progressive with 24fps. The new firmware adds 25p and 30p wrapped into a 50i/60i stream at 24mb/s.
The camera is currently $300 off (until Dec. 17th): link
GH2 discussions going on here
See how to hack a GH2 (to get a higher bitrate) here
download: new Panasonic firmware for DMC-GH2
via Philip Blooms blog
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.