LaCie’s new Rugged RAID Thunderbolt 4TB external hard drive is a speedy addition to the Rugged line. It is bus-powered over Thunderbolt and includes an optional USB 3.0 port, which you can use with an AC adapter attached. [Read more…]
The Canon PowerShot G7 X is one of those cameras that we have all been waiting for Canon to deliver. At the moment it was announced, there was a collective mumble of “finally” uttered among Canon enthusiasts around the world.
While Canon has attempted putting larger sensors on compact cameras (e.g., the G1 X), nothing had risen to the level of what Sony has been doing with its RX100 line of cameras. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is, in many ways, a knock-off of the Sony RX100 line. It even appears to use the same Sony 1″ sensor found in the RX100 cameras with its 20MP resolution, which is perfectly fine with me since Sony makes such a great product in the RX100 line. [Read more…]
DPReview has posted its review of the Samsung NX1. For the most part, it is a glowing review.
The 28.2MP backside-illuminate CMOS sensor seems to really set the NX1 apart from other APS-C cameras. Additionally, the 15fps frame rate with autofocus is not just a spec-line to boast about – but a real, bonafide feature that works as promised. [Read more…]
The Transcend Ultimate 64GB UHS-I SDXC Speed Class 3 85MB/s write speed card is one of the better “fast” cards available today. Note the W85MB/s speed rating. That refers to the data write speed, which is what matters when using it in your camera. [Read more…]
Digital Rev has posted its latest video review with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with Kai at the helm again. While he’s not a fan of the retro styling, he seems to think the E-M5 Mark II is a solid Micro Four Thirds camera.
Last week, we showcased an image stabilization comparison between the E-M5 Mark II and the Panasonic GH4, in which the E-M5 Mark II again performed very well.
It looks like the E-M5 Mark II is shaping up to be quite the versatile camera.
The Canon 7D Mark II is going to sit on the APS-C throne for Canon over next few years. It has been a hot topic of discussion since it was first announced and initial impressions of the camera have been very positive.
I have used the camera for a couple of months and have been very impressed with most aspects of the camera. While there is no one feature that is a “Wow!” factor when you look at the Canon 7D Mark II’s spec sheet, all of the little things start to add up for a solid-performing camera born from the pedigree of the original Canon 7D. [Read more…]
In part 2, they dig more into the SLOG2 and SLOG3 options and how well those handle color correction and grading. Additionally, they talk about the new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS cinema lens and how it works with the Sony FS7. All in all, it looks like the FS7 is everything that it is cracked up to be. [Read more…]
Apple took what felt like forever to make a meaningful update to the last generation of the Mac Pro. The big, aluminum tower had been the symbol of the professional Mac user since 2003 when Apple released it with the Power Mac G5. When Apple switched to Intel chips, it became the Mac Pro in 2006 and received periodic updates through 2010.
When Apple made the 2012 Mac Pro update, many professional users flipped out over the incremental updates and the failure to include modern I/O options like USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, a technology that Apple had been pushing hard in its laptops. A Facebook group entitled “We Want a New Macpro” surfaced and became a rally point for thousands of professional users – the most vocal of which were heavy use video editors.
Apple seemed to have received the message that impatient professional users were leaving (or threatening to leave) for a more modern hardware experience on Windows workstations. Shortly after the 2012 refresh, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that a new Mac Pro would be delivered in 2013.
Then, at WWDC in June 2013, Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro. The shock of the design quickly led to memes all over the Internet, likening the new machine to everything from trash cans to coffee makers. [Read more…]