Here at EOSHD I am a big fan of anamorphic footage, I believe true cinema aspect ratios are the future and that 16:9 is a half way house. Rob McLachlan agrees. As a cinematographer he fought for a wider TV standard, but the industry settled on 16:9.
It now seems possible Panasonic have been responding to the excitement caused by the Panasonic GH1 custom firmware over the past few days. But in a quite subtle manner.
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.
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.
Meet the Nokia mobile which does 24p. Sounds like a joke doesn’t it?
Nokia’s N8 has a specially developed sensor which is the largest ever found in a mobile device, and larger than all but the highest end compacts like the Panasonic LX3.
(In the pic above, the 14-140mm lens seems to have some kind of adapter on the front of it – what is it?)
Here are some to start it off. I’ll be seeking to ask Panasonic and to get some answers!
The first interchangeable lens Micro 4/3rds camcorder is due to be released later this year and of course this is great news – so good to see Panasonic making intelligent use of their investment in the existing Micro 4/3rds technology.