Ever felt like owning a cheaper Komo… Erm, small dragon-like camera? Well now you’re in luck. The Sony RX0 II has morphed into a living, fire breathing Super 16mm cinema camera thanks to this mod adding an exchangeable Micro Four Thirds & C-mount lens mount, removable IR cut filter and fast apertures to your previously drab F4.0 action-camera.
Holy specs sheet. Z Cam have just announced a series of modular E2 full frame cameras as well as more affordable Super 35mm and Micro Four Thirds versions. The latter is shipping now at B&H for just $1999 and shoots an impressive 120fps 4K to CFast card, 10bit internal no less. The larger sensor versions are due to hit the shelves in October 2019 and include the E2-S6 with Super 35mm 6K sensor costing $3995. Stepping up to $4995 gets you a 6K full frame sensor and a further $1000 upgrades to the mighty E2-F8 (8K from a full frame sensor).
Original file is available to download on Vimeo (click the video title above).
Want the absolute best cheap low-end camera for 4K shooting? You’re looking at it.
I think the E-M10 III at $500 might just be the best value for money 4K camera now available, but it’s easy to lose sight of that. With the recent price race to the top, I’m starting to wonder how monied you have to be. A certain “DSLR video” blog currently features an Alpa cage on a Hasselblad H6D 100C! Anyone got a spare $40,000?
Without doubt my favourite camera series of the last 5 years has been the Panasonic GH range.
But with the Sony A6300 on the horizon sporting a Super 35mm sensor with full 6K readout, is the future looking a bit shaky for Panasonic’s video wunderkind?
This video very clearly shows how impressive the new Kipon EF adapter is for Micro Four Thirds. It is shown working with the Canon 70-200mm F2.8L on the Panasonic GX7. I might even expect performance to be more impressive on the GH4 thanks to its faster AF engine.