Amazon has the Panasonic LX100 for $559.95 right now (compare at $797.99). The LX100 features a 16.8MP 4/3″ sensor and a Leica 24-75mm equivalent lens with a bright f/1.7-2.8 aperture. The camera captures 12.8MP still images in 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, it captures 4K video at 30/24 fps and 1080p video at 60 fps. Check it out while it lasts here on Amazon.com.
The Sony RX10 IV is the latest in its line of superzoom cameras featuring the popular 20MP 1″ class sensor. This newest addition uses the familiar 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and adds an incredible 24fps still image capture rate thanks to the BIONZ X processor.
The RX10 IV’s AF system features 315 AF points with on-sensor phase-detection. Impressively, the AF and AE continues to track during the 24fps still image bursts. [Read more…]
Sony is teasing a new full frame 4K cinema camera for its CineAlta line that is in the works. The camera will feature a 36x24mm sensor and, as Sony says, is “aspect ratio-agnostic,” offering support for Full Frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 Anamorphic and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9.
The image sensor is entirely new, while maintaining the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC. It will also be compatible with gear and accessories in teh current CineAlta line. You can register for more details when they become available here on Sony’s website.
The Sony A6500 is a mid-range, prosumer mirrorless camera. It follows an established line of products that go back to the NEX-6 model when Sony separated the Alpha branding for A-mount SLT cameras from its E-mount mirrorless cameras. The A6500’s two predecessors (A6300 and A6000) remain in the current product lineup as lower-end prosumer models, while the A6500 serves as the flagship APS-C format camera for its mirrorless line.
For a sub-$1500 camera, the A6500 offers an incredible feature set. Sony has gone out of its way with the A6500 to put the “pro” in prosumer. [Read more…]
The Canon EOS C200 is the latest cinema camera in the Cinema EOS System. It is a balancing act between the entry-level C100 Mark II and the broadcast and cinema standard C300 Mark II. With a starting price of $5999 for the stripped-down C200B (body only) model, the C200 becomes the cheapest 4K cinema camera option in Canon’s line. [Read more…]
Product photos of the upcoming Canon Cinema EOS C200 have leaked out ahead of its official announcement. The model name suggests this will slot in between the entry-level C100 Mark II and the more advanced C300 Mark II, the latter of which now offers 4K capture in this latest generation. [Read more…]
Ever wonder what it’s like to jump into the middle of a thousand mousetraps?
The Slow Mo Guys put 1,000 mousetraps on a trampoline and then jumped in the middle of them. They shot with a Phantom Flex 4K at 1,000 frames per second. Skip to 1:37 for the slow motion action.
You can rent a Phantom Flex 4K for $3,500 per day or up to $10,500 per week. Buying one will run you north of $100k. You can roll a little cheaper to get to get close to the 1,000 frames per second territory with the Sony RX100 V. Not quite 4K at those frame rates but it’s pretty solid for the price.
Sony has announced its new A9 mirrorless camera. As the flagship of its Alpha lineup, the Sony A9 features a 24MP full frame stacked CMOS sensor that captures up to 20 frames per second. It uses an electronic shutter for shutter speeds up to 1/32,000s and can shoot those high frame rates with no viewfinder blackout.
Using high-speed UHS-II SD cards (in its dual card slots), the Sony A9 can shoot up to 241 continuous (compressed) RAW images or 362 JPEG images at the 20fps burst rate. Sony has improved the processing speed in the A9 to be 20x faster than previous full frame Alpha models. The camera offers 693 phase-detect AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. It also features 5-axis in-body image stabilization with 5-stops of camera shake correction. [Read more…]