Sony releases raw footage from NEX-VG10 on Vimeo

You can download the 1920×1080 video on this page, it is over 1GB so grab it quick before it hits Vimeo’s limits

Shot in Bali. All present and correct apart from 24p isn’t it? Do Sony think cinema is dead? Arghhh…

The good news however is that to my eye there is a complete lack of the same kind of moire and aliasing which plagues the Sony NEX 5, and other video DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark II. So it does seem Sony are throwing in a decent image processing engine designed around a video core instead of a photo core, and some proper encoding (60i nonsense aside). That’s more like it!

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New article for DigitalRev plus video competition!

As regular readers (the best kind) will know I recently joined DigitalRev as a contributor. This time I went out and about with my Sony HX5 to get the low-down on how it’s Sweep Panorama produces amazing digital fisheye images, which are almost identical to ones done with a real fisheye lens!

You can read the article here

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First ever NEX5 video arrives on Vimeo

The first ever NEX5 video on Vimeo isn’t a looker, but it does help confirm one important advantage over GH1.

Even with all that shaky and awful camera work, there aren’t any issues with mud! If you’re interested in a more scientific approach than that, and dotting the I, P and B’s, this fact is also confirmed by our friend Vitaliy who has been analysing the I,P,B frames of the NEX5’s .MTS stream.

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E Mount compromising performance for slimness?


Above: the thicker GF1 body is due to a longer flange back, which improves optical performance

The Sony NEX5 is a bomb. The build quality of the lenses and the overall styling is incredible. Never before has higher image quality from that size of body been possible, and never has a camera looked so futuristic and contained so much forward-pointing technology. And whilst the new Sony NEX mirrorless cameras are extremely exciting and set to sell like hot cakes, I have some concerns.

Already voiced, are my own regarding video. No 24p and manual controls on the NEX5 for example. Now it seems there are some very knowledgeable photographers who are beginning to speak out, having taken a look at the NEX system only to realise it’s compromised in many other ways.

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Sony NEX7 to rival GH2 in September?


The mirrorless E mount NEX 7 will follow Sony’s next release above – HD video capable Alpha cameras.

In February when rumours of the NEX series first trickled in, we also had information about a NEX 7 as well as the 5 and 3 series. The numbering appears to mirror the Alpha range. Can we also expect a 9 series NEX camera?

Today I received more info from the same source as last time, who got the NEX 3 and 5 specs bang on right.

There is no NEX 9 planned but there is a NEX 7.

The NEX 7 addresses the missing enthusiast features from the NEX 5.

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