Today’s a pivotal moment in the history of digital video cameras. It’s like the day that the first VHS camcorder came out. It’s like the start of DV. And it’s like the time they announced the first HDV camera. Today’s the start of the 4K Prosumer camcorder revolution. Today’s the day that Sony’s announced its first consumer and prosumer 4K camcorders.
We're seeing an interesting trend in consumer display technology shaping up at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that could impact filmmakers and video content producers.
Recently I got to speak to Toby Lockerbie who has been able to try a preview of the new firmware upgrade for the Sony FS-700 and the big reveal that I hadn’t heard about before, is that the new firmware brings with it even greater ability in low light! Add a metabones speed booster and the camera really does become a “low light monster!”
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
The NEX-EA50EH is an NXCAM Camcorder with a large format Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor and interchangeable E-Mount lens system that can shoot in full HD and take 16 megapixel still photos. It comes with the newly developed SEL-P18200 18-200mm Power Zoom E-mount lens with “Optical Steady Shot” image stabilisation
RedShark Editor Dave Shapton presents the still controversial view that 4K is already a done deal, and that it's not just a marketing ploy but has real advantages for content creators and viewers
It is safe to say that the POV action camera market is pretty much owned by GoPro at the present time. Sony have now clearly decided that it was about time that the ante was upped and as a result they have now announced an upgrade to their HDR-AS100 in the form of the HDR-AS100V. Simon Wyndham explores