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...]
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 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”
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?
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.
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.