THEY DID IT! Fuji GFX 100 first to bring pro video specs to medium format with 10bit 4K at 400Mbit, F-LOG and IBIS

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The 100 megapixel monster announced at Photokina last year has landed.

The Fuji GFX 100 will be shipping from June 30th and it is far better from a video perspective than I imagined.

In fact in many ways, you are looking at the best studio and mirrorless camera ever made, as far as the specs sheet goes.

That larger-than-full frame 44 x 33mm sensor is going to cost you over the usual 36 x 24mm though…

Compared to a high-spec $2000 full frame camera the GFX 100 is $10,000. Even so, this smashes a barrier for medium format pricing compared to the first one to shoot 4K, the $28,000 Hasselblad H6D 100C.

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The strong ARM of the law – Leica and DJI may be swept up in Trump’s blacklisting war, as Huawei suppliers melt away under pressure

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UK based, Japanese owned chip-designer ARM this week announced it is severing business ties with Huawei and others are following suite. Panasonic too, have announced a complete cut in the supply of unspecified components to the Chinese company. According to Nikkei Asian Review, even German chipmaker Infineon confirmed on Monday it needed to “halt American-origin shipments to Huawei to comply with U.S. law”. What hope for Huawei supplier Leica?

Huawei said in a statement to reporters that it valued the close relationships with partners, but recognised the intense pressure they are under as a result of ‘politically motivated decisions’.

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Cine Gear Expo reveals new Cinema Lumix camera announcement on May 31

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Cine Gear Expo have announced an announcement. Published on their Facebook page, it reveals Panasonic are set to bring a Lumix branded cinema camera to the show on May 31st. It’s speculated that this will be a full frame L mount camera. What isn’t known is what form factor it will take – will it be S1 style, EVA or Varicam – or a mix of all three?

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The digital film look on a budget – 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?

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Hard to believe it, but EOSHD is nearly 10 years old!

2010 was a big year for digital cinema. The 5D Mark II was in full stride kickstarting DSLR filmmaking. Arri’s first proper digital film camera the Alexa was released and revolutionised filmmaking at the highest levels. Now all these years later I’m still looking – not for the sharpest, highest K, most featured packed modern camera but for a camera costing less than $1000 which has the most Alexa-like image.

Not on a technical level, of course, but in terms of the feel of the images and how cinematic the end-results are when viewed on the big screen.

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Huawei P30 Pro may be the last, as Google suspends business with Chinese smartphone manufacturer

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Huawei will no longer have access to Android and Google Play Services for future devices (nor updates for current ones) after Google suspended business under pressure from the Trump administration. This has implications for Leica as well, who have a partnership with Huawei on the flagship camera phones such as the P30 Pro and Mate20 Pro.

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