Earlier today Sony announced the new Sony FS5, a smaller and more affordable version of the famous Sony FS7 camera. In the above video we spoke to Jin Koide, Product Specialist at Sony, to give you all the details about the new camera. The FS5 is smaller in size, offering better ergonomics, similar to the form factor of the Canon C300. The smaller size helps to be used in confined spaces, with handheld gimbals and drones. 14 stops of dynamic range, an electronic variable ND Filter and its ability to shoot 240fps at 10bit 4:2:2 image quality makes this camera a force to reckon with. The PXW-FS5 is a super 35 handheld camera, and only weighs 0.84kg. The 4K Super35 “Exmor” CMOS sensor offers all the benefits of a large format sensor in combination with the exceptional image readout speeds required for 4K motion-picture shooting and Super Slow Motion. It has a built-in electronic variable ND filter that can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly. This makes the FS5 ideal for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments. The other extraordinary feature is the high frame rate recording capability. 240fps at 10bit 4:2:2 internally. Similar to the FS700 it is also possible to record higher frame rates of 480fps and 960fps, but at the cost of image quality (resolution). The Sony FS5 shoots 100Mbps 4K (3840 x 2160) using Sony’s advanced XAVC (Long GOP) recording system. According to Sony, there will be a future possibility to record RAW externally via a firmware upgrade. The 14 stops of dynamic range is refined by the S-Log3 mode. S-Log2 is still available on the camera as well. Expected availability: November 2015. PRE ORDER HERE List Price: $6,700 without lens, $7,300 with 18-105mm f/4.Read more
After Kineraw recently started shipping their first 4K cinema camera they just presented their new Kineraw MINI here at NAB: A portable camera that delivers a very brilliant 2K RAW image from a 4K sensor. It costs $3000 and it will start shipping in a month. Just when we thought NAB had not much more to offer than a lot of hype around 4K, we found ourselves spending over an hour at the booth of Chinese cinema camera maker KINERAW. Read on to understand why.Read more
In a topic named “Double Dragon” Jarred Land from RED posted these two still grabs from a prototype RED Dragon sensor shooting camera. Jarred Land wrote: Dragon shot on Prototype Dragon 6K 2:1 @ 86FPS 180 Shutter. … 2000 ASA for the FPS. No dead pixel calibration yet. Shot on Canon 100mm Macro @ F11.Read more
The first rumors about the next HDSLR cameras in line on Canon’s DSLR roadmap are coming in. With Canon’s introduction of the 5D mark III 2 months ago some filmmakers are eager to see a more affordable version of the new generation of Canon’s HDSLRs. For others the APS-C sized sensor which comes very close to the 35mm film format is an argument against the 5D mark III. Unfortunately there are no dates mentioned for the release of these cameras yet but rumored specs lists are a good start. Published by canonrumors: Canon EOS 70D – Digic 5 – 18mp – 100% viewfinder with grid lines like 7D – 19 AF Points from 7D – Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording – September Announcement 7D Mark II – Dual Digic 5 – 100% viewfinder – 61 Point AF from 5D Mark III – Announced after 70DRead more
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