Canon are expected to announce the mysteriously numbered EOS R3. It resembles the Nikon Z9 and is expected to be one of two professional flagship cameras this year, the other being an even higher-up the range EOS R1.
This image shows the upcoming Sigma Fp-L, with the new EVF-11 module attached which gives it a nice rangefinder-style form factor.
Cleverly, the EVF attaches directly to the HDMI port with no cabling. It’s able to communicate via USB C and is powered by the camera.
Since the Sigma Fp-L (and original) have quarter inch threads on both sides of the camera, a 1/4″ screw secures the module in place (as if it were attached directly to a cage).
Panasonic S1 owners continue to get a generous deal.
Panasonic has today announced firmware update 2.0 for the camera.
In a nutshell, the S1 gets a lot of the S1H high-end recording options. 5.9K and C4K in 10bit. 4K/60p in 10bit. Anamorphic 4:3 12bit RAW at anything up to 5.9K via HDMI.
Panasonic did not stop there. The S1H now has BRAW output (to the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR), and the S1R gets 10bit Hybrid LOG Gamma as well as a 5K mode similar to the Leica SL2.
4K from a large sensor first arrived for $15,000 with the Canon 1D C. Later, Panasonic democratised it with the GH4. These images are as cinematic as ever today, but can we really go full on socialist 4K? 4K for $400? No – too expensive! How about $200?
I went on an eBay hunt to find out.
Another day, another $6K camera! I am sure the Nikon Z9 is going to be a very nice one, but Nikon appears to be playing follow my leader, as a company that simply rehouses Sony’s cameras.
I decided to take another look at the Canon 1D X Mark III – giving it a second chance in the post EOS R5 and R6 world.