Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

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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Feb
3
2015

Sony A7s: Quirky, Weird, Batteries Suck – “But I’m Still Going to Buy One”

planet5D reader Charlie Locke rented an A7s and learned that all of its real shortcomings don’t hold a candle (HA!) to what makes it great. At just over 25 minutes, Charlie’s review of the Sony A7s isn’t... compact. But then again, he does a good…
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Jan
30
2015

Can Sony A7s Do Broadcast TV? NBC Promo Shot on Sony A7s & DJI Ronin

We first posted about Raphael Rogers’ work in August 2013, when we – along with others -- rhapsodized about his sci-fi short BEYOND, shot on a Canon C100. A year later, Raphael contacted us and we posted again, this time about a gorgeous short he’d…
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Jan
27
2015

Popping Batteries Like Pez? A DIY Solution for under $100 — and More

You’re more likely to answer “yes” if you own a Sony A7s or something with the same battery in the Sony family. If so, planet5D reader Tim Johnson has a DIY A7s battery solution to satisfy your battery needs, especially if you’ve got a pile…
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Jan
26
2015

planetMitch on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 0.8

Podcasts are cool right? I know many of you are big fans of listening to podcasts on your way to or from work, and maybe even while you're at the office or on the sound stage waiting for something important to happen... And I know…
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Jan
16
2015

“It’s the Port, Stupid!” Brilliant Atomos Shogun/Sony A7s Combo Marred by micro HDMI

Whenever someone says “worst thing ever invented,” it sounds suspiciously like our 17-year-old (whose brain is still forming and we hope will someday complete the process). But in this case, we sympathize with Luke Neumann of Neumann Films when he describes the micro HDMI out…
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