Hilarious Sony FS7 Test: What Our Subjects Think About Test Shoots

So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.

Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.

On the technical side, we did get a nice look at some Slog2 footage from the new Sony FS7 and the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Video Test: Panasonic GH4 Compared to GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, C100 and 7D

Panasonic-GH4-camera-screen

The guys from Hillbilly Grip Truck got their hands on a demo model of the Panasonic GH4 and put together a quick comparison video with the GH4 alongside the GH3, Canon C100, 5D Mark III and 7D.

You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. [Read more…]

DxOMark Redo: 5D Mark III Sensor Better than the D800?

Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III

Shortly after the Canon 5D Mark III and the Nikon D800 were released last year, DxO Labs published the results of the sensor performance of both cameras. The initial tests showed much better results for the D800’s sensor than the 5D Mark III.

Now, the DxO team is singing a different song after further comparisons between the cameras using high quality lenses. [Read more…]