My thoughts on the Canon EOS R5 8K monstrosity – 1TB footage per 50 minutes

EOS R5 rear egonomics

Canon have finally admitted that their approach to video in the past has been wrong and maybe – just maybe – EOSHD was right! With the EOS R5 apparently video users are important again, even outside of the Cinema EOS range.

But are the flagship 8K RAW and 4K/120p modes of the EOS R5 actually practical to shoot with on a day to day basis?

Read moreMy thoughts on the Canon EOS R5 8K monstrosity – 1TB footage per 50 minutes

Sigma Fp to get 120fps RAW recording and more coming in firmware update

Sigma Fp (Kubrick)

The Sigma Fp will get 120fps Cinema DNG RAW recording at 1080p in a forthcoming firmware update, along with several other new features such as an HDR Video mode and ability to record video in the Director’s Viewfinder mode, at various aspect ratios and crop factors.

Read moreSigma Fp to get 120fps RAW recording and more coming in firmware update

Nikon D850 video mode – first impressions are mixed, but at least it’s better than the 5D Mark IV!

The main competition to the 5D Mark IV is here and it is a far better specced camera on paper to the Canon, but can it beat the mirrorless Sony and Panasonic competition for video?

Meh.

Read moreNikon D850 video mode – first impressions are mixed, but at least it’s better than the 5D Mark IV!

Panasonic GH5 starts shipping in 3 days. How’s the 180fps slow-mo quality?

The first actually useful GH5 review I’ve read comes from Amadeusz at the excellent Polish website VideoDSLR.pl (Google Translated here)

He look at all aspects of the new camera in detail, including the quality of the promising 180fps slow-mo mode.

Read morePanasonic GH5 starts shipping in 3 days. How’s the 180fps slow-mo quality?

Canon 1D X Mark II review part 1 – why superior colour means it’s game over for my Sony A7S II

Canon have made the biggest step forward with their DSLR technology in 2016 than I’ve seen since 2009’s 5D Mark II.

It isn’t the 5D Mark IV that has excited me so much as the 1D X Mark II, a camera that will see out the next 6 years as the benchmark for others to follow.

Read moreCanon 1D X Mark II review part 1 – why superior colour means it’s game over for my Sony A7S II