Nikon Teases New Retro Camera: “It’s In My Hands Again”

Nikon just dropped a new video that looks like it is teasing the upcoming retro-inspired full frame camera. As you can see and hear in the above video, the “Pure Photography” short shows a man wondering a bleak landscape with camera in hand. The distinctive clicks of the camera and the single frame in which the top of the camera just barely appears before the cut to a wider shot tease what’s coming in the next several days/weeks. [Read more...]

Nikon’s Retro Full Frame Camera Looks Like the Nikon F3 and is Due Early November

Nikon F3

A little more detail is shaking out on the Nikon retro full frame camera that was first rumored a couple days ago. The most interesting thing is that it will look more like the Nikon F3 than the FM2 and it will only be a still image camera – no video features. So, for all of you who have been clamoring for a stills-only camera, here you go. [Read more...]

Sony’s New Super 35mm Camera Shoots 4K and High Frame Rate

Sony F Cine Alta Tease

Sony dropped another tease today via its Super 35mm Facebook page, dropping a couple of key specs, along with the above image.

The Future, Ahead of Schedule | October 30, 2012
“4K and 50Mbps422″ | “High Frame Rate”
#TheNewF

Do you like what you’re hearing so far?

Depending on the price point, this would be a direct competitor to cameras like the RED Epic and Scarlet.  It’s certainly situated above the current Sony F3 model. We’ll know more next week, as we’re just outside of a week from the official unveiling…

So, do you like what you’re hearing so far?

[via Sony Super 35mm Facebook page]

New Sony “F” Cinema Camera Coming October 30

Sony F Teaser

Based on this teaser image posted in Sony’s Super 35mm Facebook page, it appears that Sony will be dropping a new F-class Super 35mm cinema camera in October.  All reasonable speculation points to a Sony F5 situated above the current 1080p-equipped F3.

Given that Sony’s lower-end NEX lineup features a high-frame rate, 4K camera (the NEX-FS700), it is likely that the Sony F5 would also get the 4K resolution and possibly a high frame rate option as well.  If that feature set were to hit, it would be expected to be in the $20k price range and would likely compete with the RED Scarlet and Epic market.

[Sony Super 35mm Facebook via No Film School]

Sony NEX-F3 In-Stock

Sony NEX-F3

The Sony NEX-F3 is in stock at B&H.  The NEX-F3 looks to be everything that the NEX-C3 is – and more.

As a result, I’m pegging the NEX-F3 as the g0-t0 consumer camera for those who want better quality than they get out of a point and shoot camera.  I own the NEX-C3 and it has been a fantastic camera – particularly when combined with the great little Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens that stays on it.

The NEX-F3 is available in silver and black.