Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Aug
25
2015

JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the JVC LS300 gets 4k, Sony a7RII video testing, 16TB SSD drives, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the…
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Aug
14
2015

Does This Sony a7RII Test Footage Keep You On or Kick You Off the Bandwagon?

The Sony a7RII. Ahh, yes. The camera that seems to have absolutely everything the solo photographer/videographer might need and indeed is looking to change the world’s opinion of mirrorless cameras. In many ways what Sony did with the a7RII has already been done, pre-release. What…
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Aug
12
2015

Sony Ready to Take on Apple, Samsung with New Smartphone?

What can we glean from Sony’s new 13MP smartphone, the Xperia C5 Ultra? Is it that with a pair of 13 megapixel cameras front and back – and the fact that Sony supplies the sensor inside Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – a…
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Aug
10
2015

Sony QX1, Hero4 Session, Palette interface and more on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Sony QX1, Hero4 Session, Palette interface, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You…
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Aug
8
2015

Sony's New Sensor Has Phase Detection On Every Single Pixel!

In the first in a new series we just titled “So This is What Innovation Looks Like, for Realz,” we see another Sony sensor patent. We don’t know anything beyond the short post below, but we can imagine the value of a sensor in which…
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Aug
4
2015

Report Predicts Video Pro Use of DSLR to Tank; Canon Profits Plunge

Futuresource Consulting points to 41% drop in 2014 European shipments of DSLRs for pro video and predicts dramatically accelerating erosion in market share; Canon profits drop 16% in Q2 2015 on weak point & shoot and DSLR sales. We're not saying the report caused the…
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Jul
2
2015

Are Pistol Grip Gimbals the Next Wave?

It seems everything else is getting smaller, lighter, faster, and cheaper – so why not 3-axis gimbals? At the urging of one of our planet5D readers, we took a 50,000 foot look at pistol grip gimbals, and have some answers. It may have died down…
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Jul
1
2015

Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades…
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Jun
26
2015

The Exciting New Wave of Sony Sensors

We live in amazing times for camera technology. Ten years ago, some people were still not convinced that high definition 1080p quality was necessary. Fast forward to 2015, and we’re standing on the precipice of adopting Ultra High Definition 4K. Your iPhone shoots 240 frames…
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Jun
17
2015

Sony vs. Canon Slugfest Continues: Canon Has a Back-Illuminated Sensor Too?

The announcements about huge bumps in megapixel count and back-illuminated sensors – along with rumors and wishlists -- are coming fast and furious. It's like a title fight, with the challenger landing blow after blow againt the reigning world champion who is on the ropes and can only respond…
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