I proudly present the result of weeks of research and mulling it over: Q, my new Panasonic GH4!
(Yes, I name my gadgets. No, I don't care if it's weird.)
As seen on the image, I also got a Metabones Speedbooster and a Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens.
Why the GH4?
Two cameramen whose opinion I trust both recommended Panasonic to me, and one of them pointed me towards the raving reviews this combination of GH4, Speedbooster, and Sigma 18-35 lens has been receiving from filmmakers.
I watched lots of videos on YouTube - above all this one - and decided that spending a little more than I had actually budgeted would be the best choice. I bought all items second hand online and I couldn't be happier - I saved about 500€ and everything looks and works like a brand new camera.
Testing it on location
I had all equipment shipped right to my hometown in Bavaria, where I would be shooting the videos for the Crowdfunding campaign for The Hacker. So I could go straight out and test how our location - my sister's old barn - would look on the screen!
I used only natural light and the results were already gorgeous. Also, filming my cats in 4K... adorable!
Will be adding a lot more pictures to this post soon, folks, so you can see for yourselves how brilliant our location looks on film =)
I already posted one short clip to The Hacker's Facebook page, where a small spider enters the shot. I didn't notice it while filming, but now it's absolutely hilarious. Don't worry, it's really, really tiny!