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. [Read more...]
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. [Read more...]
B&H has a couple of deals on the Sony VG900 full frame camcorder that include a nice kit of extra gear. The additional gear options include a Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens and 64GB SDXC card – or a Sony XLR-K1M adapter and mic kit, a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens and 64GB SDXC card. Check them both out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has a pair of Sony camcorders at over 50% off through July 7.
The Sony SX85, which is a standard def. camcorder with 16GB internal memory and a SD card slot, is only $99.99 (reg. $229). Check it out here at B&H Photo.