Camera manufacturer Pentax (now Ricoh Imaging) has been rather quiet in terms of video functionality on their DSLR’s. With the new Pentax K-3 that brings a lot of innovation to the stills side the movie recording side has received some promising improvements as well. cinema5D took the Pentax K-3 for a spin and has some insights on its video capabilities.Read more
There’s a new flagship camera body from Ricoh Imaging in town – The Pentax K-3. And with features like optional anti-aliasing and sensor shift image stabilizing, it’ll be raising a few eyebrows for video DSLR users. It comes on the same day as Nikon release an update to their small full frame body, the D610. But with updates only affecting the stills function of the D610, the Pentax K-3 from a filmmaking perspective overshadows Nikon. The K-3 has a 24.4 megapixel APS-C sensor. Weather sealed body. Inbuilt mono mic and external output for an additional mic. HDMI output. 1080 24,25,30p, 720 50,60p. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264（.MOV) – A spec list we’re used to seeing with the likes of Canon or Nikon. On paper this is on par with the 7D or D7100. But Pentax has brought some key features to the table that potentially set it apart from the rest.Read more
The cinema5D forum has evolved: I present to you the cinema5Dreviews page that we’ve been working on. This is not a new forum page, this is a whole new section of cinema5D, uniquely programmed and embedded into the cinema5D platform. What is it? cinema5Dreviews is a growing database of reviews for filmmaking equipment. It is in Beta right now. What can it do for me? It has a lot of very valuable information on each filmmaking product all put in one place by fellow filmmakers. You save time surfing the web and you might find information you could have missed somewhere else. No more endless forum searching for reviews and opinions on products. It is all gathered in one place. ➔ Opinions by fellow filmmakers (which you can trace back because they’re forum members) ➔ the best video reviews gathered by you from YouTube and Vimeo, or add your own. ➔ prices ➔ ratings ➔ collection of product highlights ➔ currently sortable by star rating, price or name Who is filling the database? You. And any other cinema5D forum member can add to the database. If you have tried or own the product you can add your opinion and give a rating for the product. You can also add new products and can add details to existing products. Not only HDSLR HDSLRs are great, they’ve upgraded our clips, films, productions, but we’re also embracing all other low budget large sensor cameras and their accessories. More categories to come, please post your preferred categories in the comments to this article. It needs to be filled This database has just been born and it will become more powerful the more you feed it. Since we’ve written this software on our own and with an extremely tight budget we need some time and your feedback to work out all the glitches. It’s beta, so if something doesn’t work please be patient and let us know. That’s it. The more you use it the better and faster we can improve the platform to your benefit. Now go check it out and add a product or two: www.cinema5d.com/reviews/Read more
by Jared Abrams | 12th February 2010
Pentax is learning from Canonâ€™s mistakes. They hiredÂ Jamin Winans and Futuristic Films. A production company out of Denver, Colorado to shoot this short film with the Pentax K-7 HD DSLR. I find this way of promoting their product very effective.Â This feels so much better than some of the Canon sponsored videos we have seen in the past. The new Rebel T2i demo is for the birds. Â Click Here To Read The Article.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 6th December 2009
Pentax K-x Red The Pentax K-x has been around for a little while, despite the trendy colors available (Red, White, Navy and Black) it is a good entry level HD DSLR with 24 fps and 720p video. At a street price of $699 with both 18-55mm and 55-200mm zoom lenses, this is not a bad way to start shooting. The camera runs on â€œAAâ€ batteries, a plus and minus. Interchangeable lenses, Live View, and 24 fps movie mode is the big draw for this camera. For an inexpensive way to get into the best of both worlds, this may be the ticket.Read more
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