Round 2 ladies and gentlemen.
Recall a couple months back when RED initiated suit against Sony for patent infringement by Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras. RED wanted to literally have Sony’s cameras pulled from shelves and destroyed.
Now, it’s Sony’s turn.
On the eve of NAB 2013, Sony released a statement that it has filed suit against RED for infringing on seven of its patents. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
At CES 2013, Panasonic dropped 10 new point and shoot cameras. A brief rundown of all the new models is below. [click to continue…]
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?
[via Sony Super 35mm Facebook page]
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]