4K Point And Shoot!

The new Canon XC10 is a versatile camera, ready to go UHD right out of the box
By David Alexander Willis
As a small fixed-lens camera aimed at those looking for 4K at an affordable price, the Canon XC10 is a handheld UHD camcorder in a body that’s also compact and versatile enough for use with car mounts or professional drone systems. Measuring less than five inches in each direction (4.9x4.0x4.8…

Retro 4K

The Panasonic AG-DVX200PJ features the world’s first 4/3” sensor with a fixed Zeiss lens capturing 4K up to 60p. But will a fixed-lens camcorder be a hit in the modern age?
By Simon Wakelin
Panasonic’s desire to offer the new handheld 4K AG-DVX200PJ with an integrated lens system may seem a step backward in HD evolution, at first glance, but a closer look reveals that the sleekly designed camcorder has merit for a variety of professional uses. Upon its release, the first question asked…

Maxing Out With The Mini

The ALEXA Mini fits seamlessly in the ARRI ecosystem, making it a versatile addition to the ALEXA cinema shooting kit
Text & Photography By Jimmy Matlosz
Since its rollout at NAB this year, the ALEXA Mini from ARRI has become one of the most sought-after cinema cameras on the market today. Word on the street is, “Have you seen the Mini?” or “Have you shot with the Mini?” For most cinematographers, the answer is no, and…

Blackmagic Goes Minimalist

The diminutive Micro Studio Camera 4K houses innovative built-in features that make it especially appealing to live productions
By David Willis
Designed as an affordable multiple-setup camera that also offers large-sensor, cinematic capture with live production capabilities, the Micro Studio Camera 4K (MSC4K) from Blackmagic Design is an extremely versatile tool given its size, housing myriad options for reality television, sporting events, live performances, comedy stand-up, educational situations, plus stage or…

In The Driver's Seat

With groundbreaking new cameras, ARRI looks to dominate all sectors of the high-end production industry
By Neil Matsumoto
Along with Panavision, ARRI has been the gold standard in the production industry for decades, but the Munich-based company has had a much smoother transition to the digital age than their American rival. ARRI released the Arriflex D-20/21 in 2005, and although it wasn't an immediate success, cinematographers appreciated that…

4K Paradise - The Samsung NX500

Hands on review of the new Samsung NX500 - a compact mirrorless camera system that captures 4K and UHD
By Neil Matsumoto
Although a relatively new player to the world of interchangeable lens cameras, Samsung has made waves in the professional photography world, especially with their NX1 – a powerhouse mirrorless camera that contains a Super 35mm sized, 28-megapixel CMOS sensor, a high-speed DRIMe V image processor, and records 4K and UHD…
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