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BBC places order for over 500 small cameras from JVC

Published in Business

Great news for JVC in Europe as the BBC orders over 500 cameras from the Japanese company. It's probably fair to say that this was a surprise for everyone, including JVC, as it was assumed by most people that Sony would get this order

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

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Sony caught the entire industry on the hop with their low list pricing for the recently-announced F5 and F55 4K-capable cameras, but now we're seeing the first street prices, and they are, of course, even lower!

The issue of viewfinder clutter

Published in Production

There seems to be no limit to the minutiae that can be displayed in a camera’s viewfinder.  Focal distance, zoom percentage, date and time, battery condition, shutter, and umpteen other things, all contribute to the clutter; indeed, there is no shortage of miscellany that can obscure the viewing image and the edges of the frame

Rent or buy?

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Rent or buy? Phil Rhodes finds that renting might not be the most expensive option

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

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I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens

Electronics is so completely integrated now that building new equipment is just a matter of glueing together a few parts you can buy from the Internet. Is this true? And is this the biggest threat to traditional camera manufacturers? In this article, we investigate this, and the background to it, in detail

1st pic of Sony Consumer 4K Camcorder

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There isn't really much we can say about this, except that we're excited. It's a picture of a Sony 4K consumer camcorder

Replay: What does "broadcast quality" mean these days?

Published in Technology

We're replaying some of the best articles from 2012 in case you missed them the first time round. Today: What does "broadcast quality" mean these days by Phil Rhodes

To mark the occasion of the new year, our editor has asked me to come up with some predictions for the coming twelve months

The conventional view is that cameras that allow you to work with multiple lenses are always better. Barry Braverman disagrees.

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