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Great camera, not for everyone
on July 16, 2013
The Panasonic AF100 is a wonderful camera. It has a lot of functionality for Pro levels and Consumers.
Before purchasing this camera decide what type of videos you will produce and its destination. All video cameras are tools and you need to consider what tool you'll need for your job.
I have always used Panasonic cameras because from the top of the line on down they're built on quality. I purchased the AF100 because it was the most flexible and future proof camera I could buy the summer of 2013. It has interchangeable lenses, shoots video natively (versus DSLRs which shoot video as a secondary), has a high quality standard video compression and professional buttons that allow me to shoot automatic or manual.
I'm an in-between video producer. I shoot high end videos for the web. I need a camera more powerful and have more features than a consumer camera but a price that isn't in the broadcast range.
Here are my Pros and Cons. I love how Panasonic make a great camera. You can't go wrong purchasing with Panasonic. Unfortunately the camera is already showing its age. Other cameras shoot in higher resolutions, more frames per second, or cost less. Currently this camera cost below $3,000 dollars. This camera doesn't get the same adoration as other video cameras. When you first turn the camera on with a normal lens the image is too close. Be aware of that.
I love this camera! Thanks for reading.
Crop Factor (the image is too zoomed in)
Not top of the line camera
Already showing its age