Originally Posted by brunerww
Only a few cameras can take high-resolution stills at all while recording video. The $1100 GH3
is one of them - but they'll be 12MP instead of full resolution 16MP stills - and, in still priority, taking stills while shooting video will briefly interrupt your video recording. In video priority, your video will not be interrupted, but the stills will only be 2MP.
Thanks for a bit more explanation on that Bill!
xfxw, When I said the 'lack of zoom' I was referring to the fact that right now the lens on my kodak is 38-380mm equiv. The g6's zoom isn't quite that! That being said though...I'm sure a cropped photo equiv would still probably look better taking into account the higher quality lens and sensor! :-P.
The G6 can be controlled via a phone or tablet, including zooming.
Panasonic needs to get off their behinds and make an app for Windows Phone 8 so I can use my Lumia 920 as a controller!!!! Otherwise, I'll have to carry around my hacked HP touchpad running android.
So now I think I'll have to spend some time researching the Z200 and the G6 as my possibilities. Since all of the pictures I print out right now are 5mp, I think I could handle a 2MP image...maybe.
From the G6 manual
Pictures will be recorded with a picture size of(2 M). The picture
quality may be different to (2 M) of standard pictures.
• Only JPEG images are rec orded when [Quality] is set to RAW,
• Up to 30 still pictures can be taken during recording of the motion
From the Z200 Manual
•Picture size and number of recordable pictures are displayed by pressing the shutter button halfway.
•Recording of motion picture will continue after taking the still picture.
•Recording is performed by the electronic shutter, so the recorded picture may appear warped.
•Pictures will be recorded with a picture size of [3.5M] (16:9). The picture quality may be different to
[3.5M] (16:9) of standard pictures.
•You can record up to 20 pictures per motion picture recording.
So it looks like the Z200's 'picture mode' let you take 20 3.5mp images while recording, but it will interrupt the video. to keep it in Video priority, they basically recommend playing back the video and taking screen grabs (at 2MP) in the camera.
The G6 will automatically take those 2MP stills while recording the video. So that's a nice benefit.
Bill, Are you able to take a small video and get one of those 2MP stills so I can see the quality?
Thanks so much guys for all your input!