RED Sues Sony Over F65, F55 and F5 Cine Cameras; Seeks to Stop Sales and Have Them (Literally) Destroyed

RED v Sony

Here’s some damages you don’t see in your everyday lawsuit… RED is asking a court to have existing Sony cameras destroyed.

RED brought the lawsuit today in federal court against Sony due to the technology inside of Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras – claiming that it infringes on two of RED’s patents. RED is asking the court to force Sony to stop making and selling the cameras and that Sony should surrender all profits derived from the previous sale of the cameras.

Additionally, RED asks the court to force Sony “to deliver up and destroy all infringing cameras.” Ouch. [Read more...]

Panasonic AG-AF100A Officially Announced

Panasonic officially took the wraps off the AG-AF100A cinema camcorder today as an update to the (now discontinued) AF100. Key improvements (albeit, slight) include 10-bit 4:2:2 output, expanded focus assist and 2.39:1 cinema scope markers. Additionally, the AF100A now offers AVCHD 2.0 and a full-fledged 1080/60p mode.

The AF100A retails for $4,595; however, I noticed that B&H already has it in stock for $3,999. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

More details in the official press release below. [Read more...]