Why does Nikon think this is acceptable video quality on a $6,000 flagship DSLR?

Nikon D4

Nikon are taking pre-orders for the D4. But based on the sample videos so far, if you are interested in using one for video I’d hold off.

It puzzle me why Nikon would want to put out such poor quality files for prospective D4 owners.

I can’t imagine Nikon taking a bunch of  640×480 JPEGs and claiming these are representative of the amazing output of their new DSLR so why do it with video?

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Samyang reveal 24mm F1.4 availability, price and sample images

Samyang 24mm F1.4

UPDATE: The lens is now available from Samyang’s international dealer based in Poland. Buy it now

The new full frame Samyang 25mm F1.4 ED AS UMC will be released in the first week of February according to Samyang’s official Facebook page, where the first samples images have also been posted.

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GH2 split screen versus RED Scarlet

David Cole of BeamPath (3D rig builders) kindly shot this footage. This comparison is just for fun. This is for informational purposes to show what the GH2 looks like with this particular scene, against a $10,000 digital cinema camera. I have set the video to stream in 1080p if you full screen it, but for best results download the original and play it back on the best display you have available.

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RED Scarlet versus Panasonic GH2

GH2 vs Scarlet

Download the full 2K sample shots and view full screen

David Cole of 3D rig builders Beampath have a new 3D rig based on the Panasonic GH2 and RED Scarlet, which has also given him an excellent excuse to put the GH2 and Scarlet into battle. Says David “I gotta say that the hacked GH2 should not be embarrassed to be on the same bar”.

How exactly does the Scarlet and GH2 compare? EOSHD pixels peeps…

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Kodak file for bankruptcy – a lesson for all camera companies past and present

Kodak on the brink

Former Kodak VP Don Strickland –

“We developed the world’s first consumer digital camera. Kodak could have launched it in 1992. We could not get approval to launch it because of fear of the cannibalisation of film.”

Steve Jobs –

“If you don’t cannibalize yourself, someone else will.”

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