Olympus EP-3 to challenge Panasonic GH2 with full HD, fast wide angle

UPDATES: AVCHD is 17Mbit and sensor output is 30p (NTSC) or 25p (PAL)

Olympus’s new high end mirrorless camera the EP-3 has been leaked to 43Rumors.com. Here, EOSHD takes a look at the video side of the new Olympus flagship.

There are big improvements to video, with full HD AVCHD, video optimised lenses including a 12mm F2 and a new kit lens. The screen has had a huge revamp too, soundly beating the GH2 with a OLED 600k display.

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Pentax Q – Que? (Yes it has manual control in video mode)

As rumoured in February, Pentax have taken a real gamble here. They are asking themselves: what do DSLR buyers like most about the format? Large sensor image quality or the hassle of interchangeable lenses? Pentax has decided it is the hassle of interchangeable lenses that most attracts people to the format.

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Discount on my anamorphic book this week + Sony HX9v anamorphic test

For this week I’ve decided to do a new 33% discount on the EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide, down from $29.99 to $19.99 as it was in the weeks after launch. Anamorphic lenses are becoming harder and harder to find so this may help with your search. It contains a buyer’s guide, as well as advice on technique and using the lenses.

You can buy the guide on eBay here

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Final Cut Pro X and Compressor 4 – Review – Part II

Randy Ubillos, chief architect for video applications, Apple - and his main passion in life: iMovie.

Apple’s slogan for FCPX is ‘everything just changed in post’. It certainly did. Upon the shifting sands of technology there’s only one constant – your creativity. As we see when tech moves on, it matters more than 10 years of editing experience on previous software. Apple have swept that away in the blink of an eye.

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Samyang 35mm F1.4 ‘outperforms’ Canon 35mm F1.4 L

Above: Footage shot with the Samyang 35mm F1.4 on a Canon 550D.

Buy it now – $575

Reviews have started to come in about Samyang’s promising 35mm F1.4 lens, which is a full frame lens that can be used on the 5D Mark II, APS-C and Micro Four Thirds.

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