My present video camera is almost 10 years old, has real problems with the sound, and is just wearing out. Time to upgrade.
Got to looking at 4K video cameras on Amazon, YouTube, and other places. Then I realized: Except for doing some timelapse videoâ€™s of the Wx, I really donâ€™t do a lot of video. Iâ€™m a â€œstillsâ€ kinda guy.
So, switched my focus to â€œregularâ€ cameras (and if it does video also so much the better). So far Iâ€™m down to the Panasonic Lumix G7 or the Panasonic FZ1000. Both are kind of spendy for an old retired guy. But, with the places we go and things we do I really want a 4K camera.
The G7 bundle is $650. The FZ1000 bundle is $690. Watching YouTube videoâ€™s ainâ€™t helping. Online reviews (@ 4k.com) are about the same. TheCameraStoreTV on YouTube has some pretty good reviews.
Think Iâ€™ll check my bank balance.
Why havenâ€™t I looked at Canon? Had one of their Powershot cameras. About 2 weeks after the warranty expired it developed their â€œSD Card is unusuableâ€ error. Canon had no plans to fix, repair, or replace. Itâ€™s been sitting on the shelf 2 years now. Will never buy anything Canon again.
Why donâ€™t I continue to use my phone (Droid Maxx 2)? Oh, it does okay (for a phone). But I want to take some really good shots of the places we go. Yellowstone from a phone and Yellowstone from a G7/FZ1000 can be totally different.
Hmmm. The G7 has built in timelapse. One of the things I do. The FZ1000 seems to have slo-mo. Hmmm.
Anywho, nice days yesterday and today. Warm! Got out and worked up a sweat cleaning up the side yard yesterday. Moved a bunch of cement blocks around. Gardening stuff. Returned my friends box scraper and picked up some scrap wood he wanted to get rid of. Me and the Dog went on 6-7 walks around the back 40. Was nice.
Today is turning out to be about the same. Nice outside so Iâ€™m staying outside as much as possible. Wish I still had my digger! Instead I got out with the clipper thingies and trimmed back some of the blackberry bushes threatening to take over the yards. (They also try to grab me when Iâ€™m out mowing.)
We got to go pick SWMBO up tonight. Yay! Sheâ€™s home and showered and getting her dinner. I have Tremorâ€™s III on one monitor and thunderstorms on another. Think I might go lay down and read.
Thatâ€™s kinda what I do.