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Canon EOS R1, the big chance to impress. Following the announcement EOSHD went back through the R1 rumours, which hinted at stunning achievements to come. The flagship of flagships. No more cripple hammer. Quad Pixel AF, 80 megapixel, internal ND, dual gain sensor readout, 18+ stops dynamic range, global shutter and AI brain more intelligent than a thousands wedding photographers. Alas, Canon have ended up playing it safe, and at…

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It’s been a long wait for the new R5 – four years to be exact. In this time the competition hasn’t stood still. Nikon have since acquired RED and upped their game significantly in RAW video on the Z6 III, Z8 and Z9. The Canon EOS R5 Mark II improves on the old camera, but is it enough to stop Canon being thought of as a second best option?

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Above: This RAW still shot with a small sensor Samsung EX-1 compact from 2009 was processed in Adobe Camera Raw using the new AI shallow depth of field feature. No smartphone style depth map information required. The current camera market model is about to be broken. The pricing is completely out of step with the rest of the prosumer electronics market, and still clinging to a 1980s style business model…

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There’s talk in the camera industry of introducing a subscription model for firmware updates, with Sony being one of the companies believed to be considering this as an option for larger updates in the future. Currently, Sony is planning an A7S III update in the coming weeks with DCI 4K and content authenticity ID, but major updates have been few and far between for a camera released nearly 4 years…

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RED have embroiled a lot of the camera industry in legal action over the years. One of these companies is Atomos. Since the Nikon buyout of RED, controversial ex-CEO of Atomos, Jeromy Young has returned to head the company. In a PR statement from Melbourne titled “Atomos Welcomes Nikon Acquisition of RED”, a lot of enthusiastic noises were made. Why?

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