I am going to have to be quite hard on Sony in this article, but it comes from a place of love.
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Recently EOSHD forum user “Werner” had the chance to meet Canon at the European HQ in Germany.
At Photokina I talked to product specialists Jörg Ammon and John Morris, both of Canon Europe.
We talked about what improvements the 7D Mark II brings for video as well as few other relevant topics for filmmakers.
At Photokina (Photokino for video users!) I briefly played with the Nikon D750.
With the camera tethered to a sales rep stand and so much else for filmmakers at the show like the Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, Samsung NX1, Blackmagic and Red, I didn’t really have much time for the Canon or Nikon areas, but I did form some first impressions of using the new camera.
Day one at Photokina and first on the agenda is a catch-up chat with Sony product managers Bill Drummond, Ben Pilling and Robbie Fleming who had arrived fresh from IBC. I took a tour of the Sony booth and briefly tried the new Sony FS7 Super 35mm cinema camera for filmmakers!
I’m heading to Photokina today (Monday) for the 2014 show, here are the new developments to expect on the cinema and video side of the show.
It is rare to see a less than positive review of a camera online today and rarer still to see tough questions asked of camera companies in interviews. At EOSHD I don’t agree the ‘yes man’ relationship does the camera companies any favours at all.
Here are my 10 tough questions for Canon and Nikon at Photokina. I’ll be asking product managers in person exactly these on the day. Although these are quite cutting questions there’s absolutely no malevolent intent behind them. They come from me purely as a filmmaker & photographer who wants to see more innovative products from the big two.