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

September 12, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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 C300. With a design clearly C300 inspired and the new mount facilitating the use of Canon lenses, is the Sony FS7 going to cause a mass migration of pro video

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Sony to officially reveal 4K XDCAM ‘FS700-successor’ on 12th September

September 4, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Sony UK have posted a marketing teaser video featuring various video pros and directors of photography, claiming the ‘next pro camera’ is coming September 12th. I believe this to be a Super 35mm 4K XDCAM with E-mount, positioned around the $10k point to take on the Canon C300. The timing of the announcement coincides exactly with the start of the IBC pro video trade show in Amsterdam.

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Sony A7 and A7r promise improved full frame video and lensing options

October 14, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Although it’s yet to be officially announced, the A7 and A7r have been heavily leaked. All along I have been saying mirrorless is the future, not the low end consumer proposition the manufacturers seem to think it is. Canon and Nikon ignored the high end mirrorless technology and now it is pay back time. Sony, already ahead of Canon on full frame sensor performance, looks set to steal a huge chunk of the enthusiast DSLR market away from the 6D and 5D Mark III with these new E-mount Alpha cameras.

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Sony NEX EA50 – ENG cameras go APS-C, interchangeable lens

August 17, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Sony released a new video camera today but it seems to have confused a lot of people. It isn’t a future consumer camera. It is a low end ENG camera for shoulder mounted video work. It isn’t a cheap FS100. It is a NEX 5N in an ENG body with XLR inputs. (Similarly the VG20 is a NEX 5N in a high end consumer camcorder body) Instead this is practical tool for run & gun documentary shooters, live event shooters, news gathers and corporate video. Most other kinds of filmmakers are much better off with the FS100 or a DSLR.

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Revealed: Metabones EF Sony E-Mount adapter optically defective

March 10, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

UPDATE: Metabones inform me they have fixed the latest adapters with an anti-reflective part. If your adapter suffers from reflections, if yours has any of the issues below, simply contact Metabones and send your adapter back for a service As if the initial non-functioning firmware with the NEX 5N and NEX 7 wasn’t bad enough, it appears Metabones will have to completely re-design the recent EOS lens to E-Mount adapter.

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Metabones EF to E-Mount adapter for Sony NEX Review

February 29, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The Metabones / Conurus EOS adapter for Sony NEX is not the first to have seamless electronic aperture control on NEX bodies for Canon EF / EFS lenses but it is the smallest and most affordable. What is build quality like? I’ve had some Metabones adapters before, namely the ones for Contax G to Micro Four Thirds and NEX. These were far better built and manufacturers than their Chinese equivalents, and made in Japan. The same goes for the new Metabones EF to E-Mount adapter.