[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/160260868[/vimeo] Leica are really going to after pro video shooters with the SL. Meanwhile RED are persuading medium format photographers to use a 6K Dragon or Weapon. A gap in the space/time continuum captain?! Step forward the next specialised tool to turn camera-chameleon: the Fuji X Pro2.
UPDATE: Subsequent 2016 firmware updates address the issues with L-LOG highlighted in this earlier 2015 article The Leica SL has hit Berlin already and retail units will begin to ship in just over a week. I took the final camera in my hands to suss it out from a video point of view.
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/144495970[/vimeo] I have been shooting with the A7S II for 2 weeks now. Let’s really get under the skin of the camera and see if it is worth your $3000.
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 focus assist which can be activated whilst recording (rare!), peaking, zebra, 16:9 screen and of course the mirrorless form factor. This is arguably the best current ‘cheap’ camera for video, …
Olympus have announced a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1 which goes head to head with the GH3 but without any of Panasonic’s focus on video. The camera offers only one frame rate at all resolutions – 30p.
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 it comes to any raw video potential.
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 on with indie filmmakers. Does it succeed?
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 version 0.0.20.1) with an expected list price of €6200.
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/46037469[/vimeo] 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.
Battle of the flagships We had a small glimpse at what the 1D X was capable of last week. Now Associated Press shooter Ivan Sekretarev has very kindly provided his raw test clips to EOSHD. Here’s my view on them…