Leica are really going to after pro video shooters with the SL. Meanwhile RED are persuading medium format photographers to use a 6K Dragon or Weapon. A gap in the space/time continuum captain?! Step forward the next specialised tool to turn camera-chameleon: the Fuji X Pro2.
Fuji X Pro 2 video quality a huge step up – hands on with the final hardware, pre-production firmware
Download original files here (note: pre-production firmware). I am really pleased to say the video quality of the X Pro 2 is seriously impressive. It’s not 4K but it’s enormously satisfying, sharp and detailed. What’s great is that now we can finally shoot moving images with Fuji’s superb film-like colour science, without having to worry about image quality.
The Sony RX100 IV review is done and it is a camera I’ve found myself using a lot… but not for the 4K.
The EOS M3 features Canon’s new flagship 24MP APS-C (Super 35mm) sensor, the flag bearer for future Canon APS-C DSLRs such as the 760D. Now released in Europe and Asia but not in the US, does the M3 rage against the dying of the light or go quietly into the night?
I received an email from a NAB show visitor today who had spoken off the record to Canon and was told the company believes a 4K 5D Mark IV would completely overshadow the recently released C100 Mark II and so wouldn’t happen, but that Canon LOG would likely go into the camera to allow shot-matching with the XC10. So to segment specs based on price, Canon is allegedly sticking to 1080p on future DSLRs. The exception is the 4K XC10 which isn’t a competitor to the C100 Mark II or C300 Mark II as it features a tiny 1″ sensor and fixed camcorder-style zoom lens by comparison.
With the Olympus E-M5 Mark II we’ve been seduced. 40MP stills – oooh! High bitrate 24p – Ahh! The E-M5 II is a great camera. Let’s see how they’ve ruined it.
The Canon C300 (currently reduced to $11,500) was the $15,000 stalwart of the professional videographer, only recently did it have a compelling rival – the Sony FS7. The Samsung NX1 is essentially a cutting edge 4K Super 35mm sensor in a mirrorless camera, recently given a video oriented firmware update which improves dynamic range and the available image profiles. I was curious to see how the images from these cameras compared and I put my Canon 1D C into the mix as well.
Canon Watch and Canon Rumors have posted the London press release for the 50 megapixel Canon 5Ds. It omits any mention of video. Has it been quietly dropped now Canon have the Cinema EOS range?
More detailed specs for the E-M5 II have come out ahead of it’s launch on Thursday 5th February. The video mode is much improved, although it doesn’t shoot 4K.
The D810 now shoots better quality 1080p out of the box than the 5D Mark III. It isn’t 4K or raw but it’s good. In fact Nikon are now providing better image quality than Canon across the range in video mode. Beginning with the D3300 and D5300 which provide a better APS-C image than the 7D Mark II with less moire, Nikon have taken the same improvement to image quality and applied it to the D800’s successor, the D810.