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Sony announces F5 upgrade path to F55 and new A7s full frame 4K DSLR - and reveals a new, confident stragety for media production at their 2014 NAB press conference

Where now for the FS700?

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Freya Black, a UK-based writer, director, cinematographer and artist, urges us not to forget about the Sony FS-700, now that its upmarket siblings have been announced

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!

A brief history of the Sony F5 Internal 4K hack

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A certain 'hack' has been making the rounds, closing the performance gap between the Sony F5 and the F55. We chronicle how news spread of F5 internal 4K recording, and gauge Sony's response.

We understand that Sony's prices for the F5 and F55 cameras will be released on Tuesday 27th November. This eagerly awaited announcement has the potential to reshape the digital cinematography landscape

UK sees the biggest ever order for 4K hire equipment

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Procam, a UK-based hire company, has shown a huge commitment to 4K by placing the biggest ever order for equipment by a hire company with Sony

Sony F55/F5 gets 4K 444 RGB!

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Sony outdoes itself with a major firmware update for the F55 and F5 cameras, enabling true 4K RGB recording, among other goodies.

We don't think anyone was expecting this. This is such a NON Sony thing. Sony has just announced on their Community website that the Sony F5 and F55 will be able to have a hardware upgrade to two of the most popular post production formats: ProRes and DNxHD

So, we've seen the announcement from Sony of two new 4K cameras, new codecs, new recording media and a new 30" 4K LCD monitor. Just how significant is this, and is this the 4K Tipping Point, at least for production, if not all the way to the home?

First Sony F5 video short

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Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

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