Sony has announced the new PXW-Z150, which is professional 4K XDCAM camcorder that uses a 1″ sensor and will also capture 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second. The Z150 comes in at a modest price point of $3600 and features a 12x zoom lens that combines with the 20MP to offer a Clear Image Zoom feature with 18x zoom in 4K mode and 24x zoom in 1080p mode. [Read more…]
Sony unveiled the FDR-AX53 Handycam at CES 2016 to add it to the company’s growing 4K lineup. The AX53 features a new 20x optical zoom lens (26.8-536mm equivalent) with advanced aspherical (AA) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements that allow it to produce a crisp, high resolution image within a compact size. The lens also has a Zeiss T* coating that reduces unwanted reflections and flare. [Read more…]
The Canon XA35 and XA30 remain HD camcorders and are differentiated by a HD/SD-SDI output on the XA35. The cameras borrow from the Cinema EOS System with a new Wide DR mode for greatly-expanded dynamic range. They also offer dual band WiFi support at 5GHz and 2.4GHz with FTP file transfer possible. [Read more…]
4K was definitely a prominent buzzword at CES this year; however, it is so common now that is not quite as buzz-worthy on consumer products as it has been in the past couple of years. Still, both Panasonic and Sony delivered new and affordable consumer 4K camcorders at CES this year. We’ve already covered the Panasonic announcement here. And Sony announced its new FDR-AX33 Handycam. [Read more…]
Will Canon finally cross over into the reasonably-priced 4K market?
Maybe. [Read more…]
JVC has announced a trio of 4K camcorders that include two compact camcorders and a Super35 camcorder with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. [Read more…]