Originally Posted by Shield
See Ken we weren't crazy! Lots of us were using the HBR mode (30p) in the Gh2 as well, which is even better IMO.
Ken, I don't know about you, but I just cannot give up my Sony's 60p video can you? I can pan semi-quickly and the action just looks that much better on a 60p panel. Plus the slow motion video is amazing - if you haven't already, open up a file you've shot and set the playback to 40% and save it as a 24p file. Check out how gorgeous the true slow mo (not interpolated a la Twixtor) is!
Remember I was always using the GH2 at either 720p or 1080i because of the smooth, natural motion At those resolutions I still stand by my assertion that the NEX is sharper and resolves more detail than the GH2. It's really easy to see.
But then there's 1080 24p on the GH2 and that's where the tables turned. With the exception of the occasional mud, detail-obscuring areas of the Gh2, the GH2 generally was sharper and somewhat more resolute. So sharper at 24p yes, but all other resolutions and frame rates (60i), no.
For me that was always the frustrating thing about the GH2. 24p and even 30p never provided the smooth motion I needed on any camera I've ever used.
So for 1080 60p, the Sony is my choice (NEX or Alpha). Like you Shawn, I can not give up 60p. I don't have to worry about panning, I don't have to worry about fast motion, I can just concentrate on what I want to shoot and get a great image...hell, even my last test @1080 24p with the GH2 before I packed it up, had some neighbor walking somewhat briskly in the frame and even there the 24p stutter was clearly visible and at least for me, clearly distracting.
I haven't checked out the slo mo, but I will. I'm going to see if I can't grab that Sigma lens today at a local camera shop that sells the NEX. I'll let you know how that works out. Did you like the Sony pancake lens? It does make the cam almost pocketable.