Originally Posted by AdrianF
Thanks Ian. What you are saying ties in with the information that i've read, although I did see somewhere that manual control was possible in all shooting modes. Probably asking a bit too much and this is going to be where the GH1 excels and stands out.
When I get the GH1, I will probably be using it mostly as a video camera and I think the EP-1 could be a good partner for this in my camera bag ( I was hoping to replace my e300 soon anyway ). The fact that it shoots video with anything like this quality is icing on an already tasty cake!
The detail resolution of the E-P1 video is pretty good. The clip with Penny when she smiles at the camera (sample 1) - even in standard resolution in YouTube you can see individual strands of her hair.
But the clip with the canal boat has a big problem with the white fence on the far bank - as if it's over sharpened.
This might be because I turned the noise filter off; I don't know if the noise filter settings affect the video.
The 30fps E-P1 footage is much smoother on YouTube than the GH1's 25fps, suggesting that YouTube converts to 30fps.