The remarkable Sony FS700 camera gets a remarkable pricetag. It was initially announced at sub $10.000. It now comes at $7999, I’d say this is one strong camera. Most important specs at a glance: – sharp HD from a 4K sensor – 240fps in HD (and up to 1480fps slomo) – 4K RAW upgradable through 3G-SDI out – 3 built-in ND filters pre-order while it lasts: See our full article on the FS700.Read more
It looks like your lens can mount the new 5D mark III flagship HDSLR pretty soon. After careful observation of the specs many believe the new Canon camera will deliver a lot of pleasing video performance. Not only the specs are right, but it’s possible that the image quality will surpass what we’ve been used to. It has only been several hours since the announcement and the big stores are ready for preorder. Delivery has been announced by Canon for “the end of March 2012”. B&H – $3499 Amazon – $3499 Adorama – $3499 Austria – 4099€ (=$5421) As always the camera is still ridiculously priced in most “slower” countries. Unlucky Austrians will add $2000 :) there have been similar reports from Canada. First sales on ebay appeared: LINKRead more
One of the most important Canon lenses has just arrived for preorder. But do you need it? The “old” Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L is a very famous lens. It covers the most important focal lengths needed for quick “everyday” photography and as such also HDSLR obviously. It is of great quality and lands on a professional DSLR shooters body very often. Canon has just introduced version two of this lens and I’m sure it has a lot of optical features Canon has listed in their press release. That being said, I’d pick this lens any day, its predecessor has served me very well on the Scarlet-X short last month. In fact I’d need one tomorrow, but to be honest I don’t have the budget, Canon wants $2300 for this lens. If you are on a budget, I suggest you save on lenses, there are huge price differences and there are some acceptable alternatives like the Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 for example. I’m not a fan of Sigma, but it costs a third. Or an EF-S like the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 which is $424 at the moment. My suggestion: Don’t let yourself be seduced by new products, check them out, test them or read tests before you buy. Do you really need it? If you do need this lens it has just become available for pre-order:Read more
The Sony NEX-FS100 camera comes sooner than expected. While it was initially announced for “summer” or August 2011 by some sources, now it seems like it might be out in a couple of days. That’s late May for the US and the beginning of June for Europe. I’ve reported about the FS100 during NAB. A real video camera with a very lowlight capable Super 35mm sensor that has 4:4:4 (or 4:2:2, nobody seems to know for sure) 8 bit uncompressed output via hdmi. In conjunction with one of the new Atomos or Blackmagic recording devices this could be a very powerful filmmaking machine for more or less $5000. If you plan on buying this camera you should make sure you get on a preorder list as the demand is quite high. Get it here on B&H for example.Read more
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