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0 Panasonic CM1 review part 2 – the camera

Although I found the CM1 mediocre as a 900 Euro smartphone compared to other high end smartphones like the OnePlus One and iPhone 6 Plus, I’ll approach the CM1 purely as a compact camera that you can make calls on. This review has the focus on image quality and camera features. How does it perform?

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0 New Panasonic CM1 smartphone shoots 4K video with Leica lens

UPDATE, the original article refers to 4K video – turns out it is only 15fps so more like a continuous stills burst mode than a video mode The iPhone 6 Plus hasn’t even been released yet, but as of today it has been made obsolete for photos and video by the Panasonic CM1. This is quite simply a new benchmark for the camera phone, with an overall camera spec that beats every…

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0 Sony FS7 versus the Canon C300 (and their own cameras too?)

The Sony F55, F5 and FS700 now have a fierce competitor for less money, and it’s not a Canon, nor is it a Red or a Panasonic. It’s one of their own, the Sony FS7. Yet this cannibalisation may be worth it because the potential market for the FS7 is enormous. It’s the fiercest arrow yet fired at Canon’s most popular interchangeable lens video camera for pros, the Cinema EOS…

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0 Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”

Engaging the uninterested general public with dedicated cameras was never going to be sustainable – not with smartphones around. But I think the decline of consumer DSLRs will actually be the best thing to happen to photography and video in the digital era. Finally companies will have to get innovative, putting more weight behind enthusiast and pro orientated camera line-ups.

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0 Canon EOS-M mirrorless unveiled – Return of the EF-M system

Canon last had an EF-M camera and lenses in 1991 (inset, LCD screen pic) The Canon EOS M mirrorless camera with new EF-M mount and lenses is due to be officially announced on Monday. The EOS M seems to be closest to the Sony NEX C3. The lack of physical controls hint that it is too basic to compete with the NEX 5N or NEX 7. Because it is designed…

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0 Zacuto Revenge Shootout 2012 Part 2 shock – Francis Ford Coppola and majority prefer Panasonic GH2

Francis Ford Coppola gives his answer in the new Zacuto Shootout, choosing in order of preference the Panasonic GH2 (lit by Colt Seaman), Alexa and Epic Get the most from the GH2 – Read the EOSHD GH2 Shooter’s Guide The results are in from Zacuto’s Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout 2012. The majority of those at the cinema screenings – including Francis Ford Coppola preferred Colt Seaman’s lighting and…

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0 4K for $1k

Above: ‘Micro Epic’. The 4K Flea 3 brain with Sony sensor Machine vision company Point Grey have been getting some attention for their new 4K camera which retails at just $945. For those who want to build their own cinema camera, this is a solution which provides both the ‘brain’ and software necessary to do so. The camera is also usable out of the box tethered to a PC, delivering…

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0 Audience reaction to Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout puts GH2 in 3rd place behind Alexa and F65

The Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout is Zacuto’s antidote to pixel peeping camera tests. It airs June 15th online, but preview showings have been taking part around the world. It aims to show how any camera from the very top (Alexa, Sony F65) down (to the iPhone) are viable filmmaking tools. Whilst I agree with Steve that creativity is overlooked too often and gear gets all the attention, I…

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0 Interview with Elle Schneider of Digital Bolex

I had the chance to interview Elle Schneider today of LA based Digital Bolex. Their D16 camera is a 16mm Bolex using existing off the shelf components and raw processing software developed in Canada. It shoots 12bit raw with no rolling shutter, although the sensor is much smaller and less sensitive than the one in the 5D Mark III.

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0 10 ways to look at the Digital Bolex 16mm raw digital cinema camera

Now I love this kind of enterprising spirit. A passion for filmmaking, a passion for technology and a “let’s build a rocket” mentality. The Digital Bolex project which seeks to build a digital cinema camera for indie filmmakers has now succeeded in passing their $100,000 target in just 24hrs – helped by taking pre-orders for the camera at $2500 each. In fact it is set to break $200,000 in just…

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0 8K at 120fps – forget 4K!

Japan’s national broadcast corporation NHK has developed a large CMOS 8K sensor for Super Hi Vision. At 21.5mm x 12.1mm it is the size of Super 35mm when cropped to 16:9, and does 120fps at a resolution of 7680 x 4320.

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13 Samsung starts production of touch screen that can ‘see’ like a CMOS sensor

This is big. Samsung has begun mass-production of a new screen technology which is also sensitive to light like a digital camera. It has hybrid pixels which display an image as well as sensing it. It represents the start of a complete merging of display and imaging device. The surface of the 40″ panels contains optical sensors in every pixel. The panel is not just a mix of sensor and…

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11 Canon C300 Cinema EOS camera – specs and initial thoughts

Canon’s new Cinema EOS camera is here and it is 5D Mark II inspired in terms of design although not price! Costing over $16,000 the Canon EOS C300 has a far more compact and less cluttered design than the Sony FS100 or F3. The camera takes on the look of a DSLR with built in EVF. The camera will be available in January 2012.

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17 GH3 to have emphasis on low light performance, new EVF technologies

Panasonic are in talks with Epson to provide cutting edge new display technology for the EVF in the GH3. The news comes from a recent interview with Panasonic’s Ichiro Kitao at the launch of the GF3. It was a change of tone from last year when Panasonic spoke of the GH2 as a niche camera. Now they say, it is a ‘flagship’ and ‘very important’.

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0 Finally a British DSLR rig!

Sam Morgan Moore has launched his Half Inch Rails S2 camera support. Watch the great summary above. The main reason I like DSLRs is because they’re small and flexible and it made no sense to me to see all these huge one-purpose rigs coming out recently that basically took your nimble digital cinema camera and turned into a heavy ENG camera in need of 3 pairs of hands just to pick…

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2 Film is dead – Meet the Sony F65

I don’t usually write about higher end cameras on EOSHD because this site is for aspiring filmmakers and always will be, but I am tech addict and I love it when barriers are broken in the field of engineering. The Sony CineAlta F65 is one such camera.

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0 Nikon taking mirrorless up-market, with April release

We’ve know for a while Nikon have been developing a mirrorless camera. They’ve filed numerous patents for mirrorless technologies, new lenses and a new mount. Now a good source of Mirrorlessrumors.com (run by the guy behind 43rumors.com) says such a camera will use a Sony 24MP CMOS and be released in April and have given the rumour their highest ranking.

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0 WVIL uncloaked

Whilst we wait for a Canon / Nikon mirrorless, a German man has appeared at CES with his own. In this controversial YouTube clip, WVIL appears to be a smart phone or tablet connected to the cellular network. It looks like a Samsung Galaxy S with a customised camera-style hand-grip. It is probably running Android and has a custom app to control a lens unit with a sensor.

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1 The Leicina Special – when Leica made movie cameras

Get it on EOSHD’s Rare.eBay.Finds Leica 9mm F2 Dygon for Leicina Special Leicina Super camera $247 reduced from $549 Before DSLRs, when was the last time the worlds of cinema and SLRs merged? Last week I had my eyes opened by a cinematographer friend who told me about a time during the 1970s (the golden age of cinema) when Leica got in on the game and produced a movie camera.

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0 Debunking Canon Yamato

A large sensor version of this, would please lovers of big cameras. Over at Canon Rumours it looks like a Canon fan has been reading the AF100 spec sheet to produce the first rumour, and dreamt up the second one altogether. ‘Yamato’ does have a nice feel to it – 20 stops of dynamic range with no clipped highlights, beautiful shades of snow out in the Japanese field test. Great…

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0 GoPro goes to outer space

2 years ago British man Robert Harrison launched a balloon to the edge of space with a Canon Powershot compact camera attached in a box below. The camera was programmed with hacked firmware to take stills and video, and a GPS unit would record the box’s location when it fell to earth on a parachute.

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0 London based cinematographer on anamorphic lenses

[SIZE=”5″>”As you know, it is only now because the digital format is sterile that you need the life put back in”[/SIZE] The video above is from ‘Mirror’, a film by Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky shot with USSR Lomo anamorphic glass which is now winding up on eBay. Director Tarkovsky shot the original Solaris with anamorphic lenses and is up there as one of my favourite filmmakers of all time. He…

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0 Nikon’s Q – is the answer mirrorless?

Image source: NikonRumors.com EOSHD is in Cologne for Photokina 2010. Images have leaked of a presentation by Nikon, possibly taken from Asia. I believe it shows the answer to Nikon’s Q… are Nikon preparing a mirrorless camera system announcement? Read more on the EOSHD Photokina 2010 live blog

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57 Canon EIS 60 revealed? High end mirrorless camera with pixel fusion technology

*Diagram and logos for illustration purposes only* Detailed information has just been leaked onto the internet regarding Canon’s mirrorless camera, which right now is posted all over internet forums in Asia. No idea how yet – may be a marketing leak, trying to find more. Due for launch in the second quarter of 2011, Canon’s mirrorless is branded EIS. The first in the series – EIS 60 – is a…

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0 The future of the camera is – the computer

Above: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the early days of Apple. The iPhone is beginning to eat into the profits of other companies in all kinds of markets – compact cameras, music players, and traditional mobile phones. EOSHD.com wonders whether the future of the camera is in fact the computer. The purist photographers, forum fanatics and Leica lovers are not going to like this one! Cameras are dead. The…

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2 Nikon ultra small mirrorless specs revealed in patent, YouTube goes 4K

Nikon patents in Japan have been decoded at NikonRumors.com and relate to (you guessed it) a mirrorless camera system. The system is not APS-C based like the Sony NEX or Samsung NX10 and Nikon are not joining Micro 4/3rd’s. Instead they are set to produce the smallest possible interchangeable lens camera, with 49mm lens barrels (think filter thread size of the Olympus EP1 kit lens).

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0 HDSLRs get competition from… a mobile phone?

Sample video (720 24p) on Vimeo / download the original file Sample stills (12MP) Meet the Nokia mobile which does 24p. Sounds like a joke doesn’t it? Nokia’s N8 has a specially developed sensor which is the largest ever found in a mobile device, and larger than all but the highest end compacts like the Panasonic LX3.

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0 Panasonic AF100 features uncompressed RAW video

I’ve rounded up some juicy quotes from Panasonic’s broadcast / pro division product manager which you may find interesting. “This camera (the AF100) delivers an uncompressed HD output, if you want to by pass the AVCCAM codec, you may” That’s good news to say the least. This means you can record uncompressed RAW 1080p on Nanoflash via HD-SDI. The biggest gains in HDSLR video is not going to be from…

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