Excerpt: This camera is solid. I have 2 gh3 cameras as well. The af100a has a crisp image with more detail than tue gh3. The added nd filters and xlr bring the professional feel back. Color grading the avchd footage still has a lot of information and latitude.
Excerpt: Built in ND filters. Similar chip to GH2 and GH3. Increasingly large option of relatively low-priced lenses. Panasonic should bring this camera back! And come out with and update with a larger chip!
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Professional Quality
Excerpt: Another Panasonic hit. Its a little ergonomically awkward due to the width on the camera since you can't really hold it by hand easily. But It has some good options and features and that makes up for it.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: This is the camera I learned how to operate all those video buttons and controls. Get the 60p upgrade through your local Panasonic dealer. I use with Nikon Adaptamax Adapter (so you can control aperture!) and Voigtlander 17mm & 24mm primes Pros: Very Light! Great sound control Top handle!
Summary: I am shooting feature doc and bought this camera for shooting it. I also own a canon 7D and have had MANY issues with the 7D (aliasing!!! and generally a lack of film friendly functions). The AF100 has all the usual camera functions anyone who used the HVX is used to but the image is far superior.
Summary: I'm old school, I'm all about film. Real film! However, I had to make the jump into digital video. I've played around with various cameras, but never was comfortable. I love the image and ease of shooting. Downloading footage is simple and easy despite the warnings for FCP users like myself.
Summary: I love love love this camera. It shoots low light so well at 3200 ISO. I have 4 lenses I use. 3 Nikons and the 14-140mm Lumix that came with it (only through specific dealers). The fact that you can use any lens just by snapping on the correct adapter makes this camera a beast.
Summary: Although I am not very familiar with digital movie cameras, I have used domestic camcorders and video-capable DSLRs. This camera is awesome, tho not particularly easy with only the maker's supplied manual to go by.