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0 Panasonic G85 review – is there any need to get an Olympus E-M1 Mark II for video?

Micro Four Thirds is increasingly going up-market and into pro territory, and unfortunately new Panasonic and Olympus cameras are getting more and more expensive by the day. Thankfully the G85 is a pro camera without a pro price – it represents a genuine advance over the Panasonic GH4 with cleaner low light performance, better automatic white balance and of course 5 axis in-body stabilisation.

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2 Olympus E-M1 II mini-review – a sign of things to come with the Panasonic GH5?

I got to play with the new Olympus E-M1 II today, a pro Micro Four Thirds camera they hope will sell for $2000. It certainly pulls out all the stops to imitate a miniature 1D X Mark II. This camera does NOT crop the sensor in 4K mode like the GH4. Instead, it over-samples from 5K down to 4K, using the full width of the sensor even with sensor-shift 5 axis stabilisation enabled.…

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2 An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins – and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds

The camera which Panasonic can’t decide what to call (GX80 in Europe, GX85 in the US and GX7 Mark II in Japan!) really excites me. It’s the first time that anyone has put 5 axis in-body stabilisation in a 4K camera which exceeds the performance of the stunningly good Olympus 5 axis system. It’s not quite as effective as a gimbal for sweeping handheld movement, but that pain-in-the-ass tripod you can certainly dispense…

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2 Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART review

I feel that Sigma are now one of the most innovative of Japanese manufacturers, certainly the most adventurous. Just look at the products. There are 3 Sigma creations I’ve invested in recently that have blown my socks off and bazooka’d the tea out of my cup…

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2 Sony FS5 – why I bought one

The Sony FS5 is a miniature version of the FS7 cinema camera and Sony’s competitor to the Canon C100 Mk II. It’s also one of the most capable slow-mo cameras, with a 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec at 240fps.

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1795 Sony A7R II Review – Part 1 – Summoning the devil

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/135666316[/vimeo] EOSHD is now 5 years old and 5 years proudly advertising free. I want it to stay 100% impartial. I grew up with the BBC and they are the role model for me. No advertising on EOSHD. Nice rhyme to it doesn’t it?! In part 1 of the Sony A7R II review we will look at the A7R II not as a consumer camera but as a professional cinema camera. The benchmark…

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1848 Hands on with the Sony A7R II

This first hands on is with a pre-production model, so no footage for now. Instead on Tuesday August 4th I will shoot for the first time with the final retail boxed Sony A7R II in Berlin at a boxing academy. Be sure to check out EOSHD for that and the full review next week. The Sony A7R II represents a significant escalation in specs for both stills and video, a truly next generation camera.…

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1840 Sony RX10 M2 – first part of my review and a mini-comparison with the A7S and Canon 1D C

The Sony RX10 M2 is our first look at Sony’s new 4K XAVC-S codec at 100Mbit/s, the same which will be on the A7R II come the end of July. The RX10 M2 also brings 1080/120fps and up to 1000fps at lower resolutions. It features an extraordinary 24-200mm Zeiss lens with constant F2.8 aperture and built in ND filter. Is this the run & gun camera you’ve been waiting for?

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45 Canon EOS M3 Review – new sensor, new video quality?

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/125560269[/vimeo] 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?

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2893 KineMAX Review Part 1 – Adventures in 6K Raw and 110fps Slow-mo

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/124522541[/vimeo] Camera provided by Kinefinity and HDVideoShop. Final hardware but pre-release firmware with some modes such as “Golden 3K” for 16-stop dynamic range not yet enabled. The Kinefinity KineMAX is a serious piece of kit. It is possibly the best image I have ever shot with. The 6K Super 35mm sensor delivers an absolutely incredible raw image, internally recorded and also a CineForm Proxy for quick editing.

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0 Sony FS7 Review – Shooting 150fps in the dead of night

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/120475177[/vimeo] Ferrari have a DNA. Cinema cameras have a DNA. You have to go back decades to see it evolve into the force it is today. For Ferrari it is the very specific engine sound and the looks. Arri are that spirit to cinema cameras. The DNA of the Sony FS7 is a compromise. Half EX1 and half cinema camera, the ergonomics of the buttons, dials and menus need a complete overhaul in my opinion. So Sony…

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0 Canon 5DS takes a backwards step for video – severe rolling shutter, moire and lack of uncompressed HDMI

Canon Professional Network have release detailed technical information on the 5DS and 5DS R. “The uncompressed HDMI output found on the 5D Mark III has not been included on either of the cameras as the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are more prone to moiré and skewing, making them less suitable for high-end video production. A headphone socket, for monitoring audio, is not included. This is due to a lack…

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0 SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 10mm T2.1 Review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/116985909[/vimeo] Two of the most exciting lenses for GH4 and BMPCC users at Photokina were the SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 and the Voigtlander 10mm F0.95. The SLR Magic wide angle is now available and gives you back your 24mm wide-end in 2.3x 4K mode. You could view it as an upgrade to the well regarded 12mm T1.6. Compared to the Voigtlander it has the advantage of less chromatic aberration, a stepless…

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0 Sony A7 II review – 5 axis stabilisation in video mode

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/113149793[/vimeo] Test based on pre-release hardware, firmware v1.0 The Sony A7 II is the first full frame mirrorless camera with 5 axis stabilisation inside (sensor shift based). It also gets some ergonomic and video upgrades such as XAVC-S at 50Mbit/s and S-LOG. But how does image quality compare to the Sony A7S and how effective exactly is the much anticipated “SteadyShot Inside” for video?

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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 Samsung NX1 Review – The glory of technology

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/112349518[/vimeo] As always, be sure to download the 4K version from Vimeo here to get any idea at all about the full image quality! Not a Vimeo Plus member? Download one of my original NX1 4K clips here. This is H.265 converted to ProRes LT. The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens. The NX1 is a 4K camera out of the box but make no mistake, it is really…

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0 The Samsung NX1 Review (evolving) – the legend of the un-editable codec and one giant leap for specs-kind!

Now available – the EOSHD Samsung NX1 Setup Guide for recommended video settings and much more This is part 1. FOR FINAL REVIEW AND CONCLUSION – CLICK HERE! The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens. I’ve been shooting with the Samsung NX1, an absolutely massive leap for camera technology – even a leap too far? Take a cup of tea and enjoy my rolling review to find out whether the…

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0 Panasonic LX100 first impressions review and 4K footage

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/106819877[/vimeo] For those who find video very lacking on small cameras especially the Fuji X100S and X100T, Panasonic now have a high end retro-styled compact with 4K video. The sensor and EVF come from the GX7, which in turn is quite close to the GH4 in performance terms. We are talking a gigantic sensor here for a compact, larger even than the 1″ sensor of the Sony RX100 M3. As well…

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0 Evolving Sony A7S Review (Part 1)

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/101260603[/vimeo] I’ve had the A7S for over a week now and can share my initial thoughts, even some firm conclusions. Here’s one I’ve come to already – the Sony A7S is the best consumer camera Sony have ever made. For $2500 the video performance of the A7S sits between the FS700 ($8000) and F5 ($17,000) yet the full frame sensor lends more character and allows for groundbreaking low light performance.

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0 A great in depth review of the Panasonic GH4 by Philip Bloom

http://vimeo.com/99538435 Don’t fancy the GH4? Then the full frame Sony A7S is now in-stock at B&H Philip Bloom has his take on the Panasonic GH4 ready, the highlight for me is the footage – it simply looks superb. Great job on the grading as well. Reviewing cameras is a difficult business at the moment with so much choice, so many variables and so many different needs. However Mr Bloom does a good…

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0 Sony RX100 III review

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/99147875[/vimeo] Despite appearances the third RX100 is no incremental update. It is astounding that Sony have managed to put a built in ND, OLED EVF, 120fps and XAVC codec in a compact camera, not to mention the new 24-70mm F1.8 to F2.8 lens. Sharply detailed resolution in video mode round out the spec. But does the reality of shooting with it live up to the specs on paper?

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0 Panasonic GH4 Review

The EOSHD Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Guide is now available Master the art of 4K video on the GH4 with this 128 page book! Welcome to the EOSHD Panasonic GH4 review. The Panasonic GH4, is it a cinematic monster or a wimpy video camera? It’s a monster. Even compared to the full frame 14bit raw from the 5D Mark III the GH4 holds its own. The GH4 represents a big return to form…

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0 Best small camera for 1080/60p – Panasonic GX7 and A6000 review

NB: Sample videos will come next week The Panasonic GX7 is available at B&H for $897.99 and the Sony A6000 is $648 at B&H here If you want a nice 1080p camera that is packed with features and doesn’t cost very much then there’s now two really good options available from Sony and Panasonic. The A6000 is certainly Sony’s best performing mirrorless camera yet for video with an APS-C sized sensor vs…

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0 Sony Alpha A6000 video mode makes huge improvement

Sony A6000 with Zeiss 50mm F1.4 on Speed Booster Buy the new Sony A6000 on eBay Pre-order the new Sony A6000 for $648 at B&H The Sony A6000 is the best Sony consumer camera yet for video. A Nikon D5300 in a mirrorless body, with far more features, the image quality is closer to the FS700 in 1080p than to a NEX 7 or A5000. The pristine sharp EVF, a magnified…

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0 Panasonic GH4 4K Production Diary – Day 2 – Test Footage

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/90683855[/vimeo] Above: GH4 test footage shot in 4096 x 2160 Cinema 4K DCI mode. Academy 1.85:1 aspect ratio. CineLikeD profile for best dynamic range. Tip jar EOSHD just $5 if you think this article is useful [wp_eStore_buy_now:product_id:8:end] Below: Cooke S4i Mini (uncoated Panchro/i version) on the GH4 with Ciecio7 PL adapter (buy it on eBay here) Andrew Reid (EOSHD) and Frank Sauer (Filmmaker) are shooting with the Panasonic GH4 On Day 1…

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0 Digital Bolex D16 Review – Part 1

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/90537957[/vimeo] The Digital Bolex has stumbled into the world. It is alive. Now it must find a place for itself. Most importantly of all – is this new replicant Bolex actually convincing? Time to find out.

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0 Nikon D4S video quality not suitable for pro use

I decided to get my hands on a Nikon D4S at a local store in Berlin, to see if the much hyped ‘new image processor’ gives a real improvement in video quality. Nikon have made a lot of marketing noises about this ‘HD-SLR’ and video. It’s a camera which according to their management “started out as a small update but became much bigger”. Hmm. This isn’t a comprehensive review of…

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