The Fuji GFX 100S is like a medium format X-H1, with very capable filmmaking abilities. I had a hands-on at FotoMax in Berlin, to find out whether Sony should be worried.
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.
However, the most interesting thing about the X-S10 is that it packs most of the X-T4 features including the same sensor, IBIS, full sensor width oversampled 4K and 1080/240fps into a body at a considerably lower price, in a form factor that even has some advantages over the more expensive model.
There are now a few confirmed reports by the first Sony A7S III reviewers that the camera has an overheating problem in bright midday sun.
In an update to the test at DPReview, Richard Butler found this out the hard way as he describes below.
The real story is not the continuous recording cut off at 30 minutes from cold in normal room temperatures, but that the limit is closer to 2 (or even zero) minutes during a day’s real-world shooting.
DPReview has released their Canon EOS R5 and R6 test of overheating, using the final production models. Technical editor Richard Butler remarks “Lack of dependability makes them a poor choice for much professional video work”.
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?
Sony has confirmed that the A7S III is finally on the way this Summer, likely in July to coincide with the big Canon rivals – EOS R5 and R6.
I have some more information on what we can expect from the new flagship full frame mirrorless cameras.