Sony have communicated the confirmed ship date of the A7R II to me – the first batch will arrive at stores in Berlin on 5th August!
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Blackmagic have today announced a $1000 price drop on the BMPC 4K.
The new SLR Magic anamorphic lens now has an official title and price. Dubbed “ANAMORPHOT 1,33X 50” – it will cost $799 for the anamorphic adapter.
Key info 4K at 1000fps, uncompressed raw and TBA ‘industry standard’ codec $140,000 with 2TB CineMag October delivery date The record breaking (4K at 900fps) FT-One just got bettered by Vision Research who have unveiled their latest Flex high speed camera at NAB. Delivery doesn’t start until October at the earliest as features are still being added throughout the Summer of 2013, but the prototype at NAB is able to record…
UPDATE: CVP in the UK are taking pre-orders at just £4162+ VAT (£4999) which is much better than expected. The initial price quotes by sources was $8000. When the Adorama / B&H pre-orders start, will update the pricing info again Canon today launched the much speculated Canon C100, the budget version of the C300. Initially set for a price under the Sony FS700 (around $8000), the camera is double the…
Shipping in ‘a sizeable volume’ of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is due to start in 1-2 weeks time. In addition, Dan Chung reports, new features such as a double-tap punch-in focus assist and ISO 200 have been added.
This much anticipated ‘Chinese Alexa’ basic kit has been officially priced for pre-orders at a shocking $6300.
Today I have an update from CVP in the UK regarding the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The initial shipment is delayed 2 weeks and Blackmagic expect to deliver this to CVP in the 2nd week of August. The good news is that the camera firmware has gone gold and units are under production at the factory as of now.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera – meet Canon C300. Pic by BMD tester John Brawley on Twitter Blackmagic paid a visit to British pro video camera dealer CVP this week. CVP are the people I have my pre-order with and the expected shipping date of the first few units is fast approaching. Here’s what CVP had to report about the 2.5K raw shooting marvel.
Above: myself shooting with an anamorphic LOMO on the GH2 I’ve already fired off my suggestions for the GH3 to one of my most helpful friends in the industry. Thanks a great deal. Now you can see the suggestions to in this open letter to Panasonic. I’ve listed the requests in order of priority. Yes I’d really like to see that Canon G1X style built in ND filter.
As first revealed on EOSHD last week the $8k Sony FS700 has now been officially unveiled. The specs are as leaked but there are some significant extra details which make it even better, especially in terms of slow mo which is full 1080p all the way up to 240fps!
Canon announce the 5D Mark III – EOSHD takes a first look I thought I would die before this camera was released. Continued strong sales of the 5D Mark II put paid to a revolution for the line, or an earlier release date. So the 5D Mark III is a very evolutionary camera. If it isn’t broke – don’t fix it. People do tend to forget what a power house the…
This is great news for video on the 5D Mark III. The encoder is completely new and features the ALL-I Intra frame recording mode (like AVC Intra) that the Canon 1D X supports, at half the price of that body.
UPDATE: De-clicked aperture ring is on the lens for video, according to 43Rumors whom I am sure can read the original German better than I can! Good news! This came out of the blue. Cosina are releasing a sister lens for the 50mm equivalent Micro Four Thirds 25mm Nokton F0.95. The new lens will be equivalent to 35mm on full frame and features the same incredible aperture of F0.95 for…
UPDATE: The lens is now available from Samyang’s international dealer based in Poland. Buy it now The new full frame Samyang 25mm F1.4 ED AS UMC will be released in the first week of February according to Samyang’s official Facebook page, where the first samples images have also been posted.
Canon will release a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in 2012. Japanese website DCWatch has the first interview where Canon have spoken in detail about the development of the new system. There’s so much in this interview. But the translation is very rough. So take my interpretation as just that for now – an interpretation. Note: I have also corrected some grammar in the translated quotes for easy reading.
Find out how to get a GH2 body for $499 in the US at Adorama on the new EOSHD forum Ethics statement: holding off buying a camera due to a rumour is silly. Anyone who wants to shoot and is not currently shooting with a GH2 especially with the hack and current discounts is missing out on a fantastic camera. Whilst the GH2 discounts continue today I received an email…
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.
I have just arrived in Shanghai and earlier in the week Canon brought their new 1D X to London. I didn’t get a look at it since I was busy travelling but Dan Chung has this excellent look at the camera with Mike Burnhill of Canon Europe discussing its various aspects.
I have always wondered what a Sony product would look like if it had the full force of their technology behind it. Have Sony just killed the Alexa? It certainly seems so. With a January release date the Sony F65, and set to be shown at the IBC in Amsterdam this week – the F65 is the successor to the Sony CineAlta F35.
Above: Sony A77 with new Zeiss 24mm F1.8. I have been in England this past week and survived the riots thankfully! Updates will be back to their normal speed from this week as I’m back to my other home, the much more gentle city of Berlin! Also a quick shout out to anyone else who will be in Berlin this week – Philip Bloom is in town for Cam Busters…
SonyAlphaRumors have had a huge Sony horde of leaks including the first images of the production Sony NEX7, a camera likely to blow the GH2 and Fuji X100 into the dust. It launches alongside a new video optimised Zeiss 24mm F1.8. With 1080/60p at 28Mbit, the NEX7 is pro mirrorless camera with 24 megapixel sensor and metal body. It maintains the small size of the NEX5 but with more manual control,…
Apple Insider reports that FCP-X is being readied for the App Store and will be released in the final week of June 2011. Slightly less highly anticipated but of just as much intrigue is that Apple are said to be releasing an as yet revealed Thunderbolt product alongside FCP-X. What could it be?
Above: “If only I hadn’t had bought that GF2 last week” The video itself that the above frame (click it to enlarge) was taken from is awful so I will spare you it – a slideshow of a pop-star photo-shoot, it does however show off the new Panasonic GF3 in all it’s glory on YouTube. What do we know so far?
Above: Editing my footage – slowly Apple are said to be preparing a massive overhaul to Final Cut Pro, the biggest single change to the software since it was created 10 years ago. It’s said to include massive interface changes and a brand new 64bit codebase. TechCrunch say that Apple are conducting an internal beta program on the Apple campus with various video professionals testing Final Cut Pro 8. “According…
Pentax are going to release a digital version of the Auto 110, joining the mirrorless party in a way that Pentax boss Mr. Hamada San describes as ‘shining through’. Well, it is certainly different!
Sony have just revealed an update to last year’s best compact the HX5 – the HX9v (and put the same new tech inside a bridge camera, the HX100v, with a ridiculously long lens and some extra manual control including manual focus ring, horray). The HX9v now does 1080/60p at 24Mbit and 42.9 Megapixel Sweep Panoramas, an awesome feature. I will be getting one, even though it is only a compact…
The 5D Mark II Team has a good overview and demonstration of the prototype here. A 3rd party developer has created a USB control unit for Canon DSLRs which acts as a follow-focus, using the AF motors of the lens to gently rack focus via a large wheel on the device.
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.
All is not well behind the scenes at Panasonic. The GH2 continues the aggressive approach to video for Panasonic and it’s a great camera. Just how great, I’ll determine shortly. I have the challenger in the house – a Canon 60D (taking a ride in Philip Bloom’s luggage straight from Japan) which is fantastic and now I’m awaiting the GH2, any moment now.
UPDATE – will Sony keep the box form factor? They have done it before with the Sony HDC-P1. Sony have announced a $7k AVCHD camera with 24p and 35mm sensor. Aimed squarely at the AF100 and Red Scarlet, the boxy looking prototype gives little a way right now but I’m gathering more info as the story unfolds.
Image source – 43rumors.com UPDATE – vital video stats are: Full HD is 30p for NTSC, 25p for PAL. 17Mbit AVCHD in full HD mode. No 720/60p, just 720p/30p. As predicted first by EOSHD on Twitter last week thanks to a tip off from a jolly good source, the GF2 is having a launch party this week.
Jim Jannard can breath a sigh of relief. According to a Japanese sales manager, Sony’s ‘affordable’ S35mm pro video camera will cost in the region of $50,000 – in league with the Arri Alexa. I should however emphasise that in no way is this the official, confirmed price yet.
Panasonic have unveiled the AG-AF101 in Europe at the IBC. This is the major first step-up image quality wise from the current video DSLRs we have seen since the original benchmark set by the 5D Mark II in 2008. For the first time we have a large sensor CMOS chip combined with the image processing hardware and functionality to back it up.
Please take this as a rumour because I have no idea whether it is a prank, or whether it is the genuine item! Today I received an email containing photos, which the sender claimed were of the GH2’s new 18MP sensor. The photos were sent to me from a source claiming to be at a factory (although he would not say whether it was in China or Japan) and look…
Here is a very nice Japanese video, posted in the comments of another article by a fellow shooter Gérard Botha. According to high hit rate rumours site 43rumors.com, a trusted source has spilled the beans on the Olympus E-5, their next flagship DSLR.
Luminous Landscape, who are predominantly a stills photography website have always struck me as knowing their stuff to a remarkable degree when it comes to video, with a hybrid photographer / videographer approach. So when Sony invited them out to Yellowstone Park to test the VG10, what they disclosed is incredibly detailed, and offers a new insight into what the first large sensor consumer camcorder is really like, even though…
Sony have announced the specs, release date and price of their first interchangable lens consumer camcorder. Retailing in September at $2000 (including 18-200mm kit lens worth $800), the Sony VG10 is an interchangeable lens mount camcorder, available to pre-order today. “Targeting video enthusiasts and photographers, the NEX-VG10E opens up unprecedented artistic possibilities not achievable with conventional consumer video cameras.”
Lots of rumours are hitting the net ahead of the expected ‘2 waves’ of announcements from Canon next month and in August. One of the cameras constantly mooted is a 60D. But I see a problem with this and something profound has been missed.
Above: the thicker GF1 body is due to a longer flange back, which improves optical performance The Sony NEX5 is a bomb. The build quality of the lenses and the overall styling is incredible. Never before has higher image quality from that size of body been possible, and never has a camera looked so futuristic and contained so much forward-pointing technology. And whilst the new Sony NEX mirrorless cameras are…