- Oct 25, 2017
I mean, I'm sure I'll buy more hybrid type cameras in due time. It's just that I'm a narrative filmmaker first and foremost, as well as making promotional videos for clients. My G85 isn't bad at all, nor are the other options I considered upgrading to previously. Hell, when the time comes for me to buy another hybrid camera, I'll probably go with Fuji or Nikon. Their stuff is stunning. Granted, I've heard plenty of great things about the Oly you mentioned!I'm not sure if it will fit your needs, but you could try an Olympus e-m10 III. Uncropped 4k/30/24, variable bit rate codec, hybrid c-af/s-af, and very well stabilized. Could pick one up and try it out, return it if it doesn't suite you. They are $599 with a power zoom lens that is good for video. $499 just the body. You may have some settings missing from your g85 but I don't know if they will be important to you or not.
It's just that the Blackmagic Pocket 4K makes way too much sense for me as a filmmaker. Once I realized that I was at a point where I was scrambling to think up excuses to justify not buying it over a "prettier" looking camera or a camera that can take better photos, it just kinda sealed the deal. Cinema cameras and hybrid cameras are worlds apart in design and intent of use, and while the Pocket 4K might look like a wonky hybrid camera, it's really just a tiny DSLR-ish shaped Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K with better low light performance.