A man and his horse. A man and his indispensable 10bit drone.
At least until the A7S III comes out…
It’s flown under the radar for video but the Sony 100 megapixel CMOS sensor is doing amazing things over in the Hasselblad camp – 4K RAW to be exact. You can see a great video of that below but first – I present to you the humble Fujifilm GFX 50S.
If I told you Fujifilm had a full frame mirrorless camera system to compete with the Sony A7R III, a lot of people would sit up and notice. However the GFX 50S is a medium format camera, and these don’t really register on the same radar screen as others.
Sony have taken the wraps off their biggest release of the year, the A7R III. It’s a very respectable update for photographers, a smaller one for video shooters.
It looks like Fujifilm’s nicest camera is going to get a huge step up in video quality.
If it happens, this will be the first time in history that such a major feature (4K video recording) has been added by a firmware update.
In 2009 Canon introduced a disruptive technology. His name was the 5D Mark II and it was the devil incarnate. At the time they had a pro line-up of video camcorders like the XL2 which were used by filmmakers all over the world. Canon’s 60+ year old management probably thought they’d just killed an entire business, by accident, with a consumer DSLR.
The Canon 100D is £250 used and I have always had a bit of a soft spot for it, being the smallest and lightest Canon DSLR body.
I recently installed an experimental version of Magic Lantern on the 100D and am absolutely taken-aback by how good the image is!
It practically eliminates moire and softness. The 100D shoots continuous 1.7K RAW video in 25p and 24p to SD card.
If you recently downloaded Handbrake Video Encoder, you should check your Mac immediately for viruses and malware.