Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Aug
25
2014

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100 executives at “leading TV, film, commercials and corporate production companies in the UK” to determine…
Aug
8
2014

Aeterna – An Awesome Sony A7s Short

Secret sauce / ˈsēkrit/sôs/ noun noun: secret sauce; plural noun: secret sauces; noun: the secret sauce 1.   [cinematography] the key piece of gear that turns otherwise impossible-to-capture footage into a cakewalk.[adrotate group="6"] synonyms: Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, Blackmagic – oh, and did we mention Sony A7s? 2.…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
Aug
7
2014

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable sometime very soon?[adrotate group="6"] Me too. Good to know, then, that the team over at…
Aug
4
2014

Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

I’ve had the Sony A7s for about a month and It’s a fun camera with some great features, but I just can’t seem to get comfortable with it and a few things just frustrate me. Please understand that this is all my opinion and if…
Jul
31
2014

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming in at 14.1 stops vs. just 10.9 stops for the GH4 (and 11.8 stops for…
Jul
31
2014

GH4, A7s “Just Stomped on my 5D3 and 70D”

Dan Watson over at LearningCameras.com has done a nice video review of the GH4 and A7s. He takes a holistic view of the two and picks a winner (punch line: GH4 in a well-reasoned and reasonable argument), but here’s the even bigger punch line:[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul
30
2014

Sony A7s Rolling Shutter Compared to Competitors

The chorus is growing louder by the day: Panasonic's GH4 and Sony's A7s are redefining our expectations for DSLR's as video cameras. Beyond one's preference for low light sensitivity vs 4K, [adrotate group="6"]there are a number of other tradeoffs to consider when determining which of…
Jul
29
2014

Plaintive Tweet: Someone Really Needs to Do a Lens Recommendation List for the Sony A7s

@boxfx tweets: “Given the A7s is a full frame Sony camera, someone really needs to do a lens recommendation list. So many options, but no perfect choices” True dat.[adrotate group="6"] One of my main go-to sites for quantitative lens and sensor evaluations, DxOMark, often has…
Jul
28
2014

Canon Uses Magic Lantern Footage In Its Own Advertising. Really?

For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone monitoring to zebras,…