Browsing: video mode

Latest News
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…

Latest News
0 My take on the Canon 70D

Finally after 4 years a genuinely new sensor on a Canon APS-C camera! The 60D was one of the best value cameras in the Canon range and the 70D is a nice step forward albeit at a higher launch price this time ($1199). It has a brand new sensor promising improved video quality and reliable AF tracking but the lack of compact flash card slot will hold it back when…

Reviews
0 The full Panasonic GH3 review

Above: my GH3 kitted out with Leica 14-50mm F2.8, Lanparte follow focus, carbon matte box and baseplate Six months in the making here is my final and full review of the Panasonic GH3 jointly published with DPReview.com. I highly recommend checking out that review as well, to which I contributed the video mode insights. The Panasonic GH3 is an affordable $1299 hybrid camera and has a special legacy to build…

Latest News
0 The new Leica M as a filmmaker’s tool – an interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausen

Leica revealed their new M series camera at Photokina 2012. It marks the first time video has been implemented on a Leica M, with a brand new full frame 35mm CMOS sensor developed in Europe by CMOSIS. EOSHD went along to interview Product Manager for the M-System Jesko Von Oeynhausen to find out what it means for filmmakers. Please note that the camera is at the moment a pre-production camera (firmware…

Reviews
0 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

Journey – by Andrew Reid Does the new OM-D E-M5 manage to produce a GH2 style virtuoso performance in video mode? I have to say there are some question marks over that – but as a stills camera it is now my absolute number one choice against some very tough competition – the 5D Mark III, Fuji X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 7.

Latest News
0 A detailed look at how the Nikon D800E performs for video

Go here to read DPReview’s look at the D800E movie mode vs the standard D800 Please bear in mind the situation can be improved dramatically by the right in-camera picture settings and Mosaic Engineering’s anti-aliasing filter for the D800, which is under development now (as of June 2012). DPReview have updated their D800 review with comparison samples and image quality analysis versus the D800E. Along with a 2GB uncompressed file from…

Latest News
0 First truly representative Nikon D800 video footage. DXOMark says sensor is ‘best ever’.

Above: frame grab from Longshan’s Temple shot on the Nikon D800 in Taiwan. Click here to go to the Vimeo page and to download the original. These findings have rather taken me aback. Not only is the Nikon D800’s video quality far better than the Nikon D4 and more detailed than the 5D Mark III, the low light performance of the raw sensor data is nip and tuck with the…

Reviews
0 Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 for video

For the vast majority of DSLR shooters these cameras are a lot of money so it is important to get the right one. Often it could be a small feature that sways it for your individual needs so it is never right to say that one camera is ‘better’ for ‘everyone’. It isn’t as cut and dry. However it is possible to be objective about image quality. I’d say the…

Reviews
0 Sony NEX 7 – Review

Minimum viewing recommendations: 40″ TV. Download the MP4 file. The NEX 7 is a beautifully designed high end mirrorless camera with probably the most advanced CMOS sensor Sony have ever produced. As a stills camera it is superb (if you don’t mind adapting glass and manually focussing – because the current E-mount lens range is somewhat limited). But does it topple the Panasonic GH2 and Canon 5D Mark II for…

Latest News
0 First impressions of the $2999 Nikon D800’s video mode

Above: Joy Ride shot on the Nikon D800 streams in full 1080p so make sure to view full screen! The long rumoured and leaked Nikon D800 was officially announced today. This is Nikon’s equivalent of Canon’s upcoming 5D Mark 3 and is a very attractive camera which brings almost all of the Nikon D4’s pro DSLR features down to $2999 (£2399 in the UK) but sacrifices cutting edge low light…

Reviews
2 Sony HX9v Initial Thoughts

NEW – Discuss the HX9v on the forum If Henri Cartier-Bresson wanted a compact I think this is the one he’d choose! I got the HX9v for a specific reason – street photography and as a pocketable run & gun video tool. It’s great for journalists and documentary makers.

Tests
12 Panasonic G3 footage

Here is some nicely shot G3 footage, seems to have been shot in 720/50p mode. 720p on the G3 is roughly equivalent in resolution to 1080p on the Canon 5D Mark II.

Reviews
2 Canon 600D Review

The Canon 600D review – or should I say, the Canon 60D review revisited. There is no denying that the 600D is a very similar camera but that it also brings some new features not seen in the 550D or 60D, especially for video.

Archive
0 Nikon D5100 announced (UPDATED)

When the D5100 was leaked shortly before the official announcement which just occurred in Canada, the specs had video down at 30p. It now seems the new Nikon has a few significant features which we weren’t aware of from the leaked information. It does have a 24p ‘cinema mode’ The codec is ‘AVC-HD H.264’ – note the dash! Maximum recording time 20 minutes. A Nikon DSLR video mic has…

Archive
0 They’re listening – Sony to add manual video controls to NEX and Alpha DSLRs

UPDATE: The firmware was released in October, but only added the ability to control aperture during movie recording. We need control of shutter speed and ISO for it to be properly usable. Image source: IFA 2010, press pack – Sony’s press conference today at the IFA in Berlin Source: German website Slashcam.de reports via Sony Alpha Rumors Ichiro Takagi (Deputy President of the Imaging Business Group of Sony) today told…

Archive
0 Actual shots! Canon 60D features articulated screen, 1DS has RAW

Canon’s next DSLRs feature some handy video orientated features. First the 60D – this is going to be my new favourite camera. Apparently it is ‘movie orientated’, rumoured to feature DIGIC 5 with better video processing capabilities. Bye bye moire. The screen is articulated – a feature 2nd guessed by rumours as far back as 3 months ago! Now it’s official, as these shots from CanonRumors reveal – this is…

Archive
0 Reviews are in – Sony NEX5 versus Canon 7D and Panasonic GH1

Luminous Landscape have posted some extremely sharp first impressions of the Sony NEX 5. LL is a great site for camera reviews and they hit the nail on the head every time. The Sony NEX 5 is undoubtedly be a candidate for many people’s next video camera purchase or a first toe-dip for people new to HDSLR video. It won’t be after reading this.