Nikon has seen huge financial losses this year, and it isn’t just the camera business that’s in trouble. Nikon’s other core business, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, supplies 70-90% of their chipmaking machines to Intel – but the US company’s investment in the machinery has run its course. To make matters worse, Nikon’s management baulked at investing large sums in next generation extreme ultraviolet lithography technology – a significant growth area.
The FX6 slogan should be Miss Every Shot (while fiddling with the menus).
The Sony A7S series has always been considered the leader in low light at very high ISOs. But at just 12 megapixels, it’s a big sacrifice in resolution to get there especially in the 8K age.
The main thing that strikes me about the current 24 megapixel full frame sensors is they are CLEAN. Certainly ISO 3200 on my Panasonic S5 looks very similarly clean to ISO 3200 on the new Sony A7S III. I’ll be exploring this with my own test soon.
The ZX1 is a great concept, and a beautiful piece of German industrial design. It hurts to see it so poorly marketed.
Sony have released their latest pandemic camera. The FX6 is a cut down FX9 priced at $6K. Image quality and frame rates are pretty much the same as the A7S III, but due to an even lower resolution sensor there is no 4K in Super 35mm mode. It has no IBIS, no EVF and a horrible small pokey touch screen. The controls are from the 1990’s.
The M1 is displaying astonishing competence in early benchmarks. Here is the key info:
- Faster than MacBook Pro 16 with i9 CPU in both multicore and single core Geekbench scores
- Faster than base-spec Mac Pro 2019 (8 core Intel Xeon W 3.5Ghz) in single core benchmark and almost level in multicore score
- This applies equally to MacBook Air with fanless minimum spec M1 configuration as it does the new MacBook Pro 13″ and Mac Mini with M1 CPU
Apple’s silicon even maintains a single-core lead on the MacBook Pro 16″ through Rosetta 2 with non-native apps!
Google and Facebook are responsible for the widest and worst spread of damaging propaganda in human history.
10bit 4:2:2 H.265 shooters rejoice!
How about editing 8K ProRes in DaVinci Resolve on a 13″ Macbook?
There are some big claims Apple is making for their new silicon.
Let’s have a closer look…