A video clip filmed with Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH1 and its 14-140mm kit lens, using its 720p AVCHD movie mode; the camera was set to the PAL region, so the signal was output from the sensor at 50p and recorded at 50p. I used Program mode and the default settings, and the lens stabilisation was enabled.
Vimeo can't accept the camera's native MTS files, so we used Adobe Media Encoder to convert it to an MP4 file using the same frame size, frame rate and H.264 compression.
Feel free to download the original file and check out the quality on your own computer!
You may also be interested in the following videos filmed moments apart, allowing you to make a direct comparison between the cameras.
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS: vimeo.com/5229030
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1: vimeo.com/5225127
Canon EOS 5D Mark II: vimeo.com/5229693
I'm out of bandwidth now at vimeo, but will upload a 1080p version of this clip in a week!
These are part of future articles to be published at cameralabs.com.