Global shutter M-mount camera announced with eye-opening smartphone “hotlink”

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This new French camera has a few very noteworthy ideas behind it.

First of all, it does away with a mechanical shutter to bring the cost down and instead has a global shutter CMOS sensor. Global shutter of course avoids the kind of distortion and banding you get from a rolling shutter. It has the advantage of being completely silent compared to an electronic shutter.

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The Leicina Special – when Leica made movie cameras

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Before DSLRs, when was the last time the worlds of cinema and SLRs merged?

Last week I had my eyes opened by a cinematographer friend who told me about a time during the 1970s (the golden age of cinema) when Leica got in on the game and produced a movie camera.

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