Shooting with the Samsung NX500 – a pocket 4K cinema camera

This article is the first in a series. Stay tuned for more NX500 coverage on EOSHD.

I am currently shooting with what I think might just be the world’s most affordable interchangeable lens 4K camera.

The Samsung NX500 in my hands is the final retail camera not a pre-production model. It’s running the final firmware V1.0 as well and shoots 4K!

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Fisticuffs end new “Top Gear” series – how the BBC is risking future of entire show over a catering fracas

Let’s suppose you’ve got a TV show with 350 million worldwide viewers. It’s sold around the world for £50m. One of the most watched BBC shows in the world.

Do you decide to protect the content, sorting out disagreements behind closed doors or do you cave into a vocal minority and the press, taking it completely off air before launching a month-long investigation?

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Canon “exploring” 4K GH4 competitor

This is probably the most revealing interview I can remember with a Canon exec. Barney Britton and Rishi Sanyal at DPR have asked not just tough questions, but the right questions!

Canon imply a small GH4-like 4K camera is “under consideration” and they want to satisfy demand from the news media industry.

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“The Quiet Escape” shot on the Samsung NX1 by Ed David

This is a marvellous example of what a single filmmaker can make out of thin air shot with real-world subject matter the film industry would consider “nothing”, using a tool that most pros would think is barely beyond “nothing” too.

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DP Review Gold for Sony a7S – read my Filmmaker’s Perspective on page 8!

I was a contributing writer on this review (along with my footage) and I think it is spot on about the a7S as a video tool. DP Review are mainly a photography site but this is the best review of a video orientated hybrid camera they’ve yet done.

You can read my case for the camera at DPReview here!

Read moreDP Review Gold for Sony a7S – read my Filmmaker’s Perspective on page 8!