I was able to find a Nikon Z7 in Berlin and decided to shoot with it at least until the Z6 comes out, when I’ll reassess whether it is worth 3800 euros. Nevertheless, this camera tells us 90% of what we need to know about that one too.
Some thoughts on the Fuji X-H1.
Fuji is stepping into the high-end video mirrorless market with the X-H1. The official press release and specs have been leaked (in German). With this camera comes a massively upgraded 4K codec, 5 axis IBIS and a total of 20 “functional and performance enhancements”.
“Creeeek” What was that sound? Was that the sound of the coffin lid closing on Olympus’s hope of ever getting any more video users?
For a long time Olympus have had the best video stabilisation on the market but failed to capitalise on it! The system was far more powerful than any OIS lens, smoother and more effective than any other camera for handheld shooting without a gimbal. An absolute pleasure to use. Goodbye tripod.
Sony haven’t been able to compete with their in-body stabilisation which has to carry a much larger, heavier sensor, and last year’s Panasonic’s system on the GX8 was a disappointment.
Now the GX80 / GX85 has us enthralled – finally that beautiful Olympus performance 5 axis stabilisation, but with 4K image quality.
Test based on pre-release hardware, firmware v1.0
The Sony A7 II is the first full frame mirrorless camera with 5 axis stabilisation inside (sensor shift based).
It also gets some ergonomic and video upgrades such as XAVC-S at 50Mbit/s and S-LOG. But how does image quality compare to the Sony A7S and how effective exactly is the much anticipated “SteadyShot Inside” for video?
Note: video is shot with no rig on an outstretched hand.
The SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 is an ultrafast manual focus lens targeted at cinematographers. It is a Leica M mount lens with bespoke adapters for mFT and Sony E-mount.
Until now I had been using this lens on my Sony FS100 but Olympus recently updated their OM-D firmware to support 5 axis stabilisation in video mode with all manual focus lenses.
Move over MoVI…