The $2000 Z-Cam E2 gets upgraded to 4K 160fps with firmware update, RAW codec coming later

I really do like the look of the Z-Cam E2. Reading Erik Naso’s very detailed review was an eye-opener. For a modular camera, it’s very forgiving in terms of bare bones shooting. You do need a cage and ideally an external EVF or monitor – but it runs off a small Sony NP camcorder battery and records internally at a very high spec – so you don’t need to add an expensive external recorder and heavy V-lock battery.

I’ve been rather impressed by the colour science on this camera as well. It has a certain Digital Bolex mojo to it. All the sample footage I’ve seen so far has been absolutely beautiful and cinematic.

For more details, check out the Z-Cam website.

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Panasonic GH5S brings massive low light improvement – exclusive interview and hands-on

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Just last month I went to visit Panasonic UK for a hands-on with the new Panasonic GH5S. My full review is in the pipeline but first an introduction to the new camera on the block…

The GH5S has a newly developed 10.2MP sensor for enhanced low light performance with Dual Native ISO technology, as well as 240fps 1080p S&Q.

For the first time since the GH2 this sensor is an over-sized 1.86x crop multi-aspect sensor. Possible for the first time is 60p at Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160), whereas the GH5 is just Ultra HD 60p. The field-of-view will be slightly wider in Cinema 4K on the GH5S compared to the GH5 due to the larger sensor. The new CMOS also brings colour improvements with a new 14bit readout and less noise.

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Nikon D850 video mode – first impressions are mixed, but at least it’s better than the 5D Mark IV!

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The main competition to the 5D Mark IV is here and it is a far better specced camera on paper to the Canon, but can it beat the mirrorless Sony and Panasonic competition for video?

Meh.

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Magic Lantern progress continues as 14bit 60FPS resolution increases

Slow-mo raw shooters can now make use of an improved 2K 60p mode on the 5D Mark III thanks to Magic Lantern.

In addition, 1920 x 800 recordings at 60fps are continuous to the card without a frame limit, a feat made possible thanks to new lossless compression.

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