Huge price reduction for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Sensational news: A $1000 price reduction for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Includes those already ordered. John Burkhart reports for RedShark

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?

Phil Rhodes, our Technical Editor, may incur the wrath of audiophiles and engineers with thie idea that "the audio equipment world has it fairly easy," but he draws intriguing parallels between audio and camera equipment development, which may be instructive for manufacturers.

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

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In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

Canon set to release new EOS 70D camera

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Based on a report from, it seems the camera maker is launching the 70D, its update on the 60D crop sensor camera, very soon.

Can you really make an Open Source camera?

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Open Source software. Somehow, it makes sense: talented developers contribute to projects in their spare time and the result is often stunningly good software. So what about Open Source hardware? That's different, and it's far more difficult

Intel just held a competition to find new types of wearable technology and the winner is the ultimate in selfie-taking technology, a wearable quadcopter!

This is how good Canon’s low light camera is

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Replay: If you wanted an illustration of exactly how good Canon’s 4 million ISO ME2OF-SH camera is, this still from the BBC’s Stargazing Live was recorded in a muddy, dark field and broadcast live in January.

Fujifilm has updated its popular X-T1 mirrorless DSLR-like camera, giving the new X-T2 4K/UHD recording and other improvements.

Ask not what your camera can do for you...

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Has the fixation on replicating a film's look become another form of gear addiction?

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