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I'm planning to shoot product reviews on youtube and will be doing some run & gun. Thanks in advance thumb.gif

Sony A7: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1207804-REG/sony_alpha_a7_mirrorless_digital.html

Panasonic G7: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1208931-REG/panasonic_lumix_dmc_g7_mirrorless_micro.html
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depends on what you are capturing while doing run and gun style video. what matters to you might be different for me. saying run and gun is vague. like run and gun secondary footage or primary?

i personally wouldnt even use a compact/DSLR camera for run&gun video. id use something more advanced that handles audio easier on camera and is faster to work with. i love using my 5D3 but its a nightmare for run and gun video because im dragging lenses around with audio and lighting. run and gun video its really tough if you are shooting solo vs having a PA to help you not waste time fiddling with gear.

if i had to chose between the two for compact multipurpose id say suck it up and get a GH4 with the interface grip that handles I/O video and audio for professional quality and control. nothing stinks more than not having audio control on the camera. im not talking like in a menu but on a knob externally to maintain with levels you can monitor.

both linked cameras are in different price points and without knowing what you already have its impossible to suggestion anything without more details. do you already have lights, reflectors, audio gear?

my run and gun camera would be like a sony nx5 or canon xf305.

there are also plenty of places to rent gear if you are only looking for something to use for occasional projects. i would not suggest investing in video gear unless this is something you plan on doing steady. video is more expensive to invest in than photography. the cameras you linked are great multipurpose bodies but not ideal specifically for run and gun video
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depends on what you are capturing while doing run and gun style video. what matters to you might be different for me. saying run and gun is vague. like run and gun secondary footage or primary?

i personally wouldnt even use a compact/DSLR camera for run&gun video. id use something more advanced that handles audio easier on camera and is faster to work with. i love using my 5D3 but its a nightmare for run and gun video because im dragging lenses around with audio and lighting. run and gun video its really tough if you are shooting solo vs having a PA to help you not waste time fiddling with gear.

if i had to chose between the two for compact multipurpose id say suck it up and get a GH4 with the interface grip that handles I/O video and audio for professional quality and control. nothing stinks more than not having audio control on the camera. im not talking like in a menu but on a knob externally to maintain with levels you can monitor.

both linked cameras are in different price points and without knowing what you already have its impossible to suggestion anything without more details. do you already have lights, reflectors, audio gear?

my run and gun camera would be like a sony nx5 or canon xf305.

there are also plenty of places to rent gear if you are only looking for something to use for occasional projects. i would not suggest investing in video gear unless this is something you plan on doing steady. video is more expensive to invest in than photography. the cameras you linked are great multipurpose bodies but not ideal specifically for run and gun video

Thanks for the response but I have chose the sony A7 after visiting my local camera store in Atlanta they helped but thank you anyway! thumb.gif
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