Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Mar
23
2015

Film as a Weapon for Social Change: We Need to Give a S^!t

Is social change important to filmmakers? Gearheads that we are here at planet5D, we were motivated to watch an uber-cool short involving a BACK TO THE FUTURE-style Tesla Model S tooling around Boulder and Denver with projectors popping out of the front and back of…
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Mar
19
2015

No Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Until 2016?

It’s still early days for rumors about a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and it’s not really feasible to separate future specs from wish lists at this point. Still, the idea of a late 2015 announcement and 2016 availability for the next generation of the…
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Mar
12
2015

Canon to Announce GH4 Competitor Next Month at NAB? FUD?

FUD is an acronym for fear, uncertainty and doubt. It’s a time-honored and pretty crappy marketing game played by too many companies designed to stave off the appeal of new competitors – and deprive those competitors of oxygen. The question is: will Canon actually offer…
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Mar
6
2015

Trial Balloon or Baloney: Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon 5D C, Neither or Both?

These rumors are a little more vague, a little more “trial-balloon-y” than what we usually like to cover. Still, there are important points to be made, so let's make them. [adrotate group="6"] DIY Photography did a nice job of picking up a rumor from Canon…
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Mar
4
2015

Carbon Studios’ Stunning Perspective on San Francisco at Night with Sony A7s

Not satisfied with shooting some amazing footage of a lone figure on the beach at night with their Sony A7s, Carbon Studios has gone one better with some absolutely stunning footage shot from a helicopter on a night flight over San Francisco. If anyone still…
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Mar
3
2015

Last Minute Sale: WPPI Specials

In this installment of "Whoa, Stuff on Sale," we cull items on sale from B&H like the Panasonic GH4 in honor of The Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference+Expo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Call it the WPPI Specials event. [adrotate group="6"] The WPPI event…
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Mar
2
2015

Sony Strategy for Next 3 Years: Big, Hairy and Audacious

Sony faces real financial challenges, but their latest mid-term strategy report indicates that they are coming out swinging – which is good news for digital filmmakers like us. I’m excited. OK, let’s get to the proverbial bottom line: Sony lost money last year, big time.[adrotate…
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Feb
26
2015

“DSLR Top Features” Survey Reveals Canon’s (and Others’) Challenges

We like asking Kickstarter entrepreneurs what kind of market research they do when planning new products, and that got us thinking about the process used by the big boys – and our own recent survey on DSLR top features. [adrotate group="6"] Back in September we…
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Feb
26
2015

Sony: Who Doesn’t Love a Turnaround Story?

Sony is dominating mirrorless sales in Japan. If you want to assume that they are going to focus on their mirrorless E- and FE-mount product lines (and you don’t want to simply take them at their word), their market share numbers in Japan represent another set of data…
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Feb
12
2015

Sony A7r Mk II to Go Head to Head with Canon 5Ds?

Sonyalpharumors.com is definitely a go-to site for – you guessed it -- Sony rumors. Their latest rumor on the Sony A7r Mk II – that it will sport a 50mp sensor – comes with relatively high confidence (SR4 out of a possible SR5).[adrotate group="6"] If…
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