Chris has been overseas for a couple of weeks, so we’ve got a ton of news to catch up on. We also chat about the commoditization of photography.
- Looks to be an amazing outdoor portrait lens
- No VR (arguably doesn’t need it)
- Not cheap at $2,196.95 US
- Baby F8
- No smartphone control
- Mono screen
- Timecode support
- Full size XLR outs (yay)
- Haven’t seen anything apart from the B&H video so perhaps this has been published a little early? (Nothing on Zoom’s site at the time of recording).
- New heads up display
- New menu system to allow faster operation
- New monitoring options separately configurable for different SDI outputs
- Added ability to load 3D LUTs (Look Up Table) for monitoring
- Added ability to save and load camera settings presets
- First version was a popular lens. Had massive range for the price and was a reasonable lens
- Personal experience found the IS “jumpy”
- Sigma “contemporary” equivalent was better IS wise, but still could be better. The Sport version was better overall, but heavy.
- More effective image stabilization (to a claimed 4.5 stops of benefit)
- Faster AF speed
- $1399 US
- Also announced Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters – https://www.dpreview.com/news/1288769210/tamron-announces-new-1-4x-and-2x-teleconverters
- Allows you to record OTA DVB-T TV
- Works with HD Homerun Connect (HDHR4-2DT)
- Available as a beta with a Plex Pass subscription
- No live TV or timeshifting (yet)
- Interesting guide. Gets rid of the standard grid and presents content as TV shows and media
- Recordings go into your existing libraries and “blend” with everything else.
- Gets album art and extra content like traditional media in Plex does.
- Looks like an upgraded Sony HXR-NX5U
- 1080p camera at 50/60p
- AVCHD or XAVC S
- 1/2.8 CMSO sensor
- SDI/HDMI out
- OLED viewfinder
- 20x zoom G lens with a 28.8 – 576mm optical zoom range and separate focus, iris, and zoom rings. (40x ClearZoom)
- Built in LED
- Dual SD
- Live event/Journalist camera
- New remote control (RM-30BP) Not Price yet
From Sony’s site: Complementing the HXR-NX5R is a new compact multi-function remote commander – model RM-30BP. Ideal for freelancers and small-budget productions, the lightweight remote can be handheld, placed on a table or attached to a tripod arm for operation. The RM-30BP can control most camera functions including:
Lens control: one push auto / manual focus, iris and zoom control
Camera control: recording / display functions, shutter speed, white balance – including six assignable buttons
Playback and multi camera control (up to 3 cameras)
- Will also work with PXW-FS7 v4.0 and plans to bring to other cameras.
- 4 way Switch + titler & audio
- Multi-view monitoring
- Luminance Key / Chroma key / DSK for graphics
- Embedded audio support (minimal mix or I/O interface) + XLR
- Built-in SD card slot for recording (XAVC 4:2:0/8-bit at 28 Mbps)
- Current build apparently built around 1080i
- Built in push to UStream
- 3.5 times zoom
- Quieter than the old one (which was noisey)
- “Lossless digital zoom” (sensor crop limited to 1080p)
- C700 is Canon’s high end brother to the C100 and C300. Priced to compete with Panasonic Varicam’s and Arri Amira. NOT the high end of low end. $28000US with no lens, memory or accessories.
- XC15 builds on the XC10 which wasn’t well received
- Still has a slow Integrated f/2.8-5.6/8.9-89mm Zoom Lens
- Cfast and SD (4k goes to Cfast, photos and 1080 to SD)
- Look modes to match other Canon Pro gear
- Adds XLR via MA-400 Mic Adapter (in the box). Adapter carries over from C300
- For the price we’d likely stick to Sony’s RX10
SNAPPR IS A NEW PHOTOGRAPHER CLIENT MATCHMAKING STARTUP THAT WANTS TO PUT PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT OF BUSINESS
- Allows people to easily and cheaply book a photographer
- Packages of note:
- $59 for 30 mins – photographer comes to you, image enhancement included, 5 delivered photos
- $209 3 hour shoot, 20 images
- $449 full day shoot, (7 hours) 30 images included
- Not a sustainable model. Devalues the work.
- Hopefully won’t affect those doing a good job and charging reasonable fees.
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