Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

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…
Jan
12
2015

New Sony 4K Camera: XAVC S; Ports Galore; WiFi and LiveStreaming…

...in a $1,000 Handycam. Gotcha! OK, you have to look past the oy vey, “So I’m not gonna need a tripod now... Exactly” moment in the video. And the 4K is UHD only. Still, the convergence of smartphone and video camera coupled with feature trickle…
Jan
7
2015

Sony App Store: Let the Convergence Begin

It was only a matter of time before camera manufacturers took a page from Apple’s app business model. The little-and-cheap-but-astoundingly-good Sony a6000 I bought in December was missing a couple of things I’d like (mic and headphone jacks being first among them), [adrotate group="6"]but it…
Dec
24
2014

planet5D Simple Sunday Survey – what’s the best DSLR for video?

I have a lot of things in mind to do for our subscribers to the daily planet5D emails - and I've also been interested in finding out more about what gear readers are interested in as well as what they are buying and using.[adrotate group="6"]…
Dec
23
2014

2014: A Great Year for Gear – Is there a perfect camera yet?

What an amazing year for gear porn. The Year of Mirrorless and 4K 2014 was truly the year of mirrorless – and 4K (selling it, anyway). At one end, it was all about the Panasonic GH4 with its internal 4K recording and the first amazing…
Dec
4
2014

Working with Sony A7S’s S-Log2 Footage in Post

Sony has been making waves with their lastest cameras and one of the most talked about is the Sony A7s. Everyone is talking about how great in low light the camera is and the fact you to shoot S-Log2 footage.  All of that and the fact it is…
Nov
29
2014

Sony A7II Available for Pre-Order Now

Is the Sony A7II the camera that pushes you over the edge into Sony orbit? It just might be. Thinking about giving up your big honking DSLR and cutting over to mirrorless, but worry about protecting your investment in glass? Yeah, yeah: Metabones. But the…
Nov
29
2014

iPhone 6s to Compete with DSLRs in 2015?

A reliable source; a new Sony sensor (Sony supplies Apple’s iPhone camera); and an Apple patent for swappable lenses make for intriguing product possibilities in 2015. You can read about the details below, and they are... tantalizing. Less than two weeks ago we wrote an…
Nov
26
2014

New Sony Sensor: 21 Stops of Dynamic Range at Base ISO of 5120

THIS is what innovation looks like, and Sony’s leading the charge. Do you REALLY want to complain that Sony is already releasing a Mark II version of the A7? Get real. Sony has been innovating, continuously improving and putting itself on the line in the…
Nov
24
2014

Sony Surprises with 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, XAVC-S & S-Log2 Though Not 4K, Yet

Well I didn’t quite see this one coming, though I was aware of the rumour that new Sony Alphas are to appear early 2015. Yesterday, in Japan, Sony announced the A7II, a brand new midrange full-frame mirrorless with some seductive features for moviemakers bar one, 4K.[adrotate group="6"] Actually, make…