Hands-On Review: Sony RX10 Mark IV

This marvel of miniaturization features a 1-inch sensor, and combined with the speed of the Sony a9, you can easily fill an SD card and get your shot
Sony cameras
It was just about a year ago that I reviewed the Sony RX10 Mark III for another publication. I was impressed then and even more impressed now. That’s because this update adds the a9 image processing to a compact body already chock full of Sony’s tech. If you consider the camera for more than the specs and where it sits in the marketplace, it’s... Read more

Revisiting NAB 2017

A look back at some of the best new products we saw at the industry’s leading trade show, a number of which we’ve since had a chance to review hands-on
NAB
Canon EOS C700 We’re taking a look back at some of the new products we got to check out at NAB 2017. We’ve since had a chance to review a number of them hands-on since this article appeared in print, so look for the links throughout this article. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas is a massive, sprawling affair each... Read more

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

A look at the camera that ushers the company (back) into a new era of cinematography  
cinema cameras
When Blackmagic Design branched out from development of their color-editing and video-processing software to announce the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, few realized that it would signify the beginning of a range of video camera systems that would come to capture a large part of the budget-minded high-end cine and video space. The new Blackmagic URSA Mini... Read more

Slimming Down Your Video Kit

How to do more with less for one-man-band and small-crew shoots
video kit
Sony a7R II I recently had a conversation with a videographer who was searching for cases for his lighting kit. When I asked what kinds of lights he wanted to bring on his shoots and what kind of shooting he did, he replied that he was looking for just the right case to hold his ARRI 650w, 300w and 150w Fresnels, as well as two Lowel Rifa lights. In... Read more

Sony a9 Image Samples And Autofocus Review

We evaluate the images from the Sony a9 and its autofocus performance
Sony
The new Sony a9 camera arrived in a flurry of promises of image quality, autofocus speed and performance. When we tested the Sony a9 at the company’s media event, we found that the camera largely lived up to those promises. In my first testing of the camera, at two different sporting locations, we found that the AF was generally spot on, with the... Read more

Hands On With The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

From aerial photography to remote control operation, powerful and versatile features in a tiny and extremely capable dedicated video system
Blackmagic Design
With RAW video capture, the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a dream solution for special-purpose video needs, like hiding in a scene or aerial photography. Incredibly compact at external dimensions of only 3.25 x 2.74 x 2.57 inches, the 11-ounce $995 Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera saw some POV usage on a fast-moving commercial for Mountain Dew recently... Read more

Canon EOS C700 GS PL Cinema Camera Set For July 2017 Release

Featuring a Super 35mm CMOS 4K sensor with a global shutter, the flagship camera is designed for a variety of shooting scenarios, from features to docs to episodic TV
Canon EOS C700 GS PL Cinema Camera
Canon has announced a July 2017 release date for its flagship EOS C700 GS PL Cinema Camera, joining the EOS C700 EF and EOS C700 PL Digital Cinema cameras, which are available with a rolling shutter. Originally announced in September 2016, the EOS C700 GS PL features a Super 35mm CMOS 4K sensor with a global shutter for cinematographers who need quality... Read more

Blackmagic Design Announces URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera (And More)

The highlight of the product announcements is the new full-featured camera, where exceptional digital film image quality meets broadcast camera features
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera
Blackmagic Design has been busy innovating—again. What’s exciting is the company’s announcement of the new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera, which marries exceptional digital film image quality with broadcast camera features, built-in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount and more for a wide variety of applications. Among its many imaging features... Read more

A Less Is More Camcorder

With the release of the AG-AC30, Panasonic has taken the simplicity of point-and-shoot digital video to a new level
Panasonic AG-AC30
If you’re seeking a basic way to capture content, Panasonic’s entry-level AG-AC30 camcorder is the perfect choice. It’s built with the quality that’s expected of Panasonic, yet streamlined in a reduced bodyweight design that makes you wonder if there’s anything hidden inside. Rest assured, the AG-AC30 offers enough features to make it a worthy... Read more

Blackmagic Design Gear Captures NPS Centennial

The URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and other products were used for live streaming and archival footage
Blackmagic Design
The National Park Service just celebrated its 100-year anniversary, and Blackmagic Design products helped to capture the momentous occasion. The URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and other Blackmagic gear were used for live streaming and archival footage during the celebration in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Glacier... Read more

New Announcements From Canon At CES 2017

Canon announces three new affordable handheld camcorders, a travel video kit and new flagship PowerShot camera, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II at $529 will be on hand at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which begins tomorrow in Las Vegas
Canon CES 2017
The day prior to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which runs January 5-8th in Las Vegas, Canon has announced brand new updates to their consumer lines of VIXIA camcorders and video-capable PowerShot fixed-lens cameras. With 1”, 20.2 megapixel sensor, the latest flagship in the PowerShot line, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II ($529 for a... Read more

Seeing In The Dark: Hands On With The Canon ME20F-SH

With a stellar top light sensitivity equivalence of more than 4 million ISO and a massive imaging sensor, Canon’s first full-frame video camera is capable of working in a variety of applications
The Canon ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera with full-frame sensor features insanely high light sensitivity and an extremely modular form factor. With the “M” standing for multipurpose, the very new Canon ME20F-SH camera is not only a cinema camera with the internal benefits of large-sensor capture, but also an extremely versatile video solution for... Read more
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