Sony 31MP APS-C sensor with GLOBAL SHUTTER might be coming to A6700

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Sony has been listening to the feedback surrounding the A6300 and A6500, which had quite a severe rolling shutter (30ms+) in 4K.

They have just announced a new high resolution 31MP (over 6K) APS-C / Super 35mm sensor with a global shutter.

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Time to step up – Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016

Panasonic GH4 with Cooke

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?

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Panasonic’s small new VariCam LT is a thing of beauty, with Canon EF mount

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Panasonic now provide a smaller version of the VariCam S35 which is aimed squarely at the high end cinema market. The VariCam LT is Panasonic’s answer to the Alexa Mini and also competes with the Canon C300 Mark II and Sony F55 although at $18k for the body-only is a world away from the Sony FS7 pricing when it comes to the wider pro market for b-cameras and drones.

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6K oversampled 4K Super 35mm for $1000! Impressive Sony A6300 to ship in March

Sony A6300

Sony have announced a huge step up in specs for their A6000 series with the latest model, the A6300. With a completely new sensor, the camera now does a 6K full pixel readout to produce ‘perfect’ oversampled 4K video.

For $998 at B&H Photo & Video this is a superb bargain of a camera.

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Surprise! 4K Super 35mm JVC GY-LS300 costs just $4K

JVC-GY-LS300

JVC had a prototype of this camera (missed by almost everybody) at IBC.

Now the LS300 is available for pre-order at B&H for just $4450 with an expected shipping date of February 1st 2015. It features a Super 35mm sensor, snuggly fitting in a Micro Four Thirds mount able to take advantage of lens adapters for almost anything, with an internal 150Mb/s 4K codec at 30/24p. It also has a built in ND filter and 3G-SDI output as well, so great for external recorders like the Atomos Shogun… at least at first glance.

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Good news! Super 35mm mode on Sony A7S dramatically reduces rolling shutter

All footage by Ed David on the EOSHD forum

I’m surprised at how nice the quality is from APS-C (Super 35mm) mode on the A7S. I expected it to be a lot softer! There’s no signs of significant moire or aliasing either.

The smaller window from the sensor allows the shutter to expose the whole pixel readout more quickly than in full frame 12MP mode, so less jello for us.

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Sony A7S – does it have Super 35mm 4K mode too?

Sony A7S APS-C mode

One of the enigmas emerging from the A7S is whether you can shoot 4K in APS-C crop mode as well. APS-C is Super 35mm in cinema language. I really would like to use my Cooke S4i Minis via a PL adapter on this camera! Taking advantage of the low light sensitivity. APS-C crop mode would also allow the use of standard Sony E-mount / NEX lenses, Canon EF-S and Nikon DX lenses.

Sony’s information (above) implies that is the case with “both resolutions available at both full frame and APS-C size”.

I dug a little deeper to find out more…

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Nikon D5300 Review and why DSLRs are dead for video

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