New, Ultra-light, Micro-Four-Third Drone 4K Video Camera

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Imagine Vision has released the smallest 4K m43 mount video camera ever, aimed at the drone market given its light weight and lack of LCD screen.

3840×2160 is supported at 30 fps and 4096×2160 at 24 fps (H264 codec).

This video camera can be remote controlled via a smartphone.

See Imagine Vision’s page about this video camera for more information.  No price has been announced as of yet.

RedShark Reviews the Sony FS7

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From their review:

Sony’s intent was admirable: to produce a vérité-style camera that mimicked the easy operation and ergonomics of a Super 16mm film camera. Sony does not quite achieve this level of elegance in the PXW-FS7 4K, but the camcorder’s user-friendly profile – not to mention a remarkable new lens – are serious and bold moves in the right direction.

Sony’s 4K and HDR Reference Monitor: The BVM-X300

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This 30-inch monitor sells for $18,000 and is used mostly by video professionals.  It does however give us a general look into the future as HDR is arguably more important than resolution and thus we have always wanted 4K + HDR to be the gold standard.

Sony has a page about this monitor where you can view all the specs.

 

 

Panasonic G7 Hands-On Review

While this review focuses more on the photography than videography features of the Panasonic G7, it still provides a good general overview of this camera.

Both Panasonic and Olympus continue to improve their m43 cameras.  This G7 has a better viewfinder, good video features, nice build, and other incremental improvements.  But the area that is still lacking for m43 in general is the sensor.  m43 has been mimicking Canon’s strategy of doing nothing exciting with the sensor for generations.  This strategy has worked for a while but Sony has come along and really started to innovate.  Hopefully that will compel other camera makers to wake up.  The biggest thing we feel is lacking in the G7, GH4, NX1, etc is the lack of dynamic range.  Video just feels extra special when the sky isn’t blown out.