Sony is about to get some competition.
A fantastic piece of kit, but this camera is not without issues.
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?
Leica are really going to after pro video shooters with the SL.
Meanwhile RED are persuading medium format photographers to use a 6K Dragon or Weapon.
A gap in the space/time continuum captain?!
Step forward the next specialised tool to turn camera-chameleon: the Fuji X Pro2.
The Leica SL has hit Berlin already and retail units will begin to ship in just over a week. I took the final camera in my hands to suss it out from a video point of view.
I have been shooting with the A7S II for 2 weeks now. Let’s really get under the skin of the camera and see if it is worth your $3000.
Sony A6000 with Zeiss 50mm F1.4 on Speed Booster
The Sony A6000 is the best Sony consumer camera yet for video. A Nikon D5300 in a mirrorless body, with far more features, the image quality is closer to the FS700 in 1080p than to a NEX 7 or A5000. The pristine sharp EVF, a magnified focus assist which can be activated whilst recording (rare!), peaking, zebra, 16:9 screen and of course the mirrorless form factor. This is arguably the best current ‘cheap’ camera for video, de-throning the GH2 and GH3. At just $650 it is an absolute bargain.