Samsung NX1 Review – The glory of technology

As always, be sure to download the 4K version from Vimeo here to get any idea at all about the full image quality!

Not a Vimeo Plus member? Download one of my original NX1 4K clips here. This is H.265 converted to ProRes LT.

The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens.

The NX1 is a 4K camera out of the box but make no mistake, it is really a 6K camera. When the NX1 was being developed in Samsung’s lab, the sensor output ran at 6.5K raw at 240fps. Although the feature was only for debugging and not destined for consumers, this should give you an idea of the kind of hardware advances they have made with this camera and the new manufacturing techniques they are employing to get there.

The camera has a CPU with 5 cores (general purpose), 240fps object tracking. 4K video, H.265 and 1080/120fps. Further dedicated hardware cores handle various computational tasks rather than them being done in software.

With this camera Samsung are starting to put their boot into the camera industry in a big way.

And it shows in the images.

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Sony A7II gets in-body 5 axis stabilisation and S-LOG 2

Long ago there were rumours Sony had licensed 5 axis IBIS from Olympus. Either way they now have the technology and the Sony A7 II is the first to get it.

If Sony can put an internal 4K codec and 5 axis stabilisation on the A7 S II then they will keep me as a customer for a VERY long time. How can anyone else really have an answer to that?

So kick away your tripod and let’s see what else the A7 II has for video shooters…

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The Samsung NX1 Review (evolving) – the legend of the un-editable codec and one giant leap for specs-kind!

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Now available – the EOSHD Samsung NX1 Setup Guide for recommended video settings and much more

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This is part 1. FOR FINAL REVIEW AND CONCLUSION – CLICK HERE!

The NX1 costs $1499 body only or $1699 with the 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens.

I’ve been shooting with the Samsung NX1, an absolutely massive leap for camera technology – even a leap too far?

Take a cup of tea and enjoy my rolling review to find out whether the NX1 is a petulant robot here to make your life difficult, or pushing the bar higher for 4K and DSLRs.

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New Sony sensor has 21 stops dynamic range, 5120 native ISO – and destined for high speed cinema camera NOT a smartphone!

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I am absolutely sure this sensor is a video sensor and not for stills capture.

Why? Find out below…

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DJI Inspire 1 – all new “Hollywood 4K drone” for under $3000

Availability – 1st December 2014. Pre-order from B&H now

Well, DJI Phantom 2 is toast! The new DJI Inspire 1 is a massive upgrade taking it much higher end. The camera that comes with the Inspire 1 shoots DCI 4K at 4096 x 2160 as well as Ultra HD at 3840 x 2160, with support for 30,25 and 24p. Radio range is 1.2 miles and it streams a high quality 720p feed for monitoring on the remote control. Extra handsets at $650 allow for a second operator and BOTH benefit from the HD feed.

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Huge Sony sensor advance heralds amazing video features – 6K, and 1080p at up to 16,000fps

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Sony Active Pixel Color Sampling is coming. The new technology solves low light performance issues with global shutter sensors, makes ultra high frame rates possible and scraps the traditional bayer RGB filter altogether.

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Surprise! 4K Super 35mm JVC GY-LS300 costs just $4K

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JVC had a prototype of this camera (missed by almost everybody) at IBC.

Now the LS300 is available for pre-order at B&H for just $4450 with an expected shipping date of February 1st 2015. It features a Super 35mm sensor, snuggly fitting in a Micro Four Thirds mount able to take advantage of lens adapters for almost anything, with an internal 150Mb/s 4K codec at 30/24p. It also has a built in ND filter and 3G-SDI output as well, so great for external recorders like the Atomos Shogun… at least at first glance.

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