Here is a candid portrait of my son taken with a new to me Panasonic GH1. I'm surprised this old video camera can also take stills. XD
This sweet vintage camera will record 1080p for as long as the battery and memory lasts. New Nikon DSLRs can't do that! It also offers direct controls to most important functions, unlike my $800 "prosumer" Canon G20 camcorder which is a touchscreen nightmare.
Info on custom firmware can be found here- 75Mbps Peak Reliability Patch v2