Steve Huff Gets Up Close with the NEX-7

As you can see in the above video, Steve Huff got an up close look at one of the first Sony NEX-7 production models out there.  Notably, there are a lot of similarities between the NEX-7 and the NEX-5N – particularly in the menu system.  Obviously, the additional of external controls sets the NEX-7 somewhat apart, and then, there’s no noticeable clicking noise that plagues the NEX-5N, which may or may not have a fix.  Finally, there’s the whopping 24MP sensor, which seems to produce admirable results based on everything we’ve seen thus far.

[Steve Huff via SonyAlphaRumors]

RED EPIC Takes a Ride on a R/C Octocopter

Ever wonder what it would be like to strap a $60k camera to a radio controlled octocopter?  Well, someone dreamed up the idea of putting a RED EPIC on one of these devices and produced the stunning results you see in the above video.

To get a better idea of the potential of this rig, check out the below video shot with the Sony FS100 riding on the OM-copter. [Read more…]

5D Mark II Film ‘Act of Valor’ Gets Official Trailer

Act of Valor

The first official Act of Valor trailer is out.  We’ve been hearing Shane Hurlbut (Act of Valor’s cinematographer) talk about this film for many months now.  Back in June we learned that Relativity Media picked it up for $13 Million.

(Push the resolution up to 720p and full screen the trailer below…)

This film was shot on the Canon 5D Mark II along with [Read more…]