Excerpt: One of the more anticipated new cameras this year, the Panasonic AG-AF100 is a Micro Four Thirds single-sensor MOS camera, which affords a depth of field “similar” to that of 35mm film cameras. One of the great things about this format is the small flange back distance, which allows for simple lens adapters to work with a plethora of other lens mounts, including Canon EOS, EF, Nikon and PL. The image from the AF100 is stunning.
Pros: Excellent image quality, integrated waveform/vectorscope, versatile lens mount, large sensor, uncompressed 4:2:2 possible
Cons: Plastic construction, not good ergonomics, high-compression format, smallest of large-sensor category.
Conclusion: REVIEW RATING: 4 OUT OF 5 COWS About Helmut Kobler Helmut Kobler is a Los Angeles-based documentary & reality cameraman. He's also written three editions of Final Cut Pro for Dummies. For more info, go to http://www.losangelescameraman.com .