As we get closer and closer to the December 27th release date of the Panasonic AF100, more and more tests keep popping up.
Panasonic sent Philip Bloom a preproduction model to play around with this week.Â The first thing he did was throw on a Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 and try out the camera at 3200 ISO.Â Surprisingly, the footage is pretty darn clean.Â Much less noise than on a 5D MkII at 3200 ISO.
Stay tuned to Philip’s blog as he continues to post his results as he tests the AF100.
Filippo Chiesa posted some racing footage shot on the AF100.Â They also shot some behind the scenes clips with the 5D MkII.Â It’s easy to see the aliasing and higher contrast in the 5D footage.Â Also, notice how little rolling shutter jello there is in the shots where the AF100 is mounted to the car.
If you have a Vimeo account, you can download both original videos and see the results in full HD.
Photo credit: frame grab from second video
Noise problem is depent on video compression,video processor not just the sensor.
Its unfair to compare it from this side,considering a 5D mark II is two years old tech,than the panny.
Why dont we take a look at the revolution it start:
Motion Picture format,is an old tech format.And it has limitation in term of technology and art.
Motion Picture is an art of telling story using moving images and audio.To be considered as high quality artistic movie, it should be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer.
HDSLR is capable to achieve that â€œartistic lookâ€ of image/movie.
So, too shallow in hdslr is not a limitation, but is an ACHIEVEMENT in both technology & artistic side in motion picture world.
Its just easy to downgrade from hdslr look to film look.But is almost impossible to do it opposite.
Why should we mimic the old â€œfilm lookâ€ while we are capable of making a more â€œesthetically artisticâ€ look over hdslr?
Why we stuck on that old film look tech limitation?
People will start to see the hdslr look footage,and will get addicted to it.So as time goes,the old film look will vanish. And the new era begin.
When canon come out with 5D Mark II a revolution has just begin! No one can stop it. And there is no reason to stop it.
A new tech has achieve a new era of esthetically pleasing level in film art.
I like to see AF100 VS Canon 7D…..