Canon has been trying its hand at some cameras and features lately that are a bit out of left field. The PowerShot N and G1 X cameras come to mind. In the same vein of “different” comes the Canon Vixia Mini X, which debuted at CES 2014 last month. Just looking at the camera, you are left scratching your head about who its intended users are and how it should/could be used. [click to continue…]
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 4K camcorder that comes in at a low $4498 price tag and is really the first of its kind in bringing affordable 4K to the masses with its lightweight XAVC-S codec. [click to continue…]
Sony’s new FDR-AX1 4K camcorder is now in stock for the first time. B&H has it for $4498 with free shipping. The Sony FDR-AX1 captures 3840 x 2160 4K video with the XAVC S codec. It captures 4K video at 150Mbps and 1080p video at 50Mbps. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony has updated its S-Series of XQD cards and introduces a new N-Series of XQD cards in response to the latest 4K camcorders introduced this week.
The Sony XQD card S-Series was previously spec’d at a max 168MB/s read/write speed. The updated S-Series now features a max transfer speed of 180MB/s, which will support stable workflows with XAVC 4K Intra 4:2:2 at 4096 x 2160/60p 600Mbps. Specifically, these new S-Series cards will accommodate the new Sony PXW-Z100 XDCAM camcorder. [click to continue…]
Alongside the new FDR-AX1 4K camcorder, Sony has released the PXW-Z100 4K XDCAM professional camcorder priced at $6500. [click to continue…]
Sony has finally taken wraps off of its FDR-AX1 4K camcorder that we first saw back at CES 2013. The Sony FDR-AX1 captures 3840 x 2160 4K video with the XAVC S codec. It captures 4K video at 150Mbps and 1080p video at 50Mbps. [click to continue…]