The short answer is, the gear made the difference.
Imagine the ability to shoot in 4K video, and grab a single frame that is up to 8 megs! What could that mean to you? What if you could film a sequence of your athlete and selecting the single frame that shows them at their very best. Yep, it's almost like magic. A really fast DSLR shoots 11 frames per second (fps). This camera is shooting at a blazing 30 frames per second! No more good luck or timing required. So, what does this technology cost? How about under $800.00!
The Panasonic Lumix line of cameras is my only non-Fuji camera. For walking around Cummins Falls today with one body and one lens, this was the right selection. The Lumix G7 with 14-140 lens, around $1,000.00. That is a pretty small price for making incredible memories that will last a lifetime.