The Z-Cam E2’s claim to fame is that it can do 120FPS 10-bit 4K. This a m43’s camera that uses the same sensor that is in the GH5s.
The camera has reportedly began shipping.
We are keeping our eyes on the Sony PXW-Z280. It’s good to finally see a proper camcorder with decent dynamic range. We do feel it’s priced a bit higher than it should be but that seems to be the new trend with electronics.
Wolfcrow has released an interesting comparison of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K to an Arri Alexa. Not a fair fight, of course, but an interesting comparison none-the-less.
As expected Panasonic have announced their new cameras. They are thin on details right now apart from the 4K60P.
Here is what they are saying:
Additionally, the initially lenses are:
The interesting point to us is that our source made two claims:
We have received reports of consumers beginning to receive their Blackmagic Pocket 4K cameras in Australia. Additionally, several US retailers have indicated that they will be receiving their initial shipments very soon. The Europe dates are less clear.
This bodes well in general and let us hope they have a decent number of cameras produced for their first batch.
This is an interesting comparison. While Blackmagic’s new BRAW is not identical to their true raw, it’s close enough for most purposes and it it produces nicer looking noise, grain, and skin tones. We expect most people will happily shoot in BRAW without ever looking back.
This comparison pits the new BRAW (on a Ursa Mini Pro) against Canon’s C200 Raw light:
Interestingly the reviewer states that he’s observed these two cameras having pretty much the same dynamic range. We expected a one stop advantage to the Blackmagic camera. When dynamic range is measured we still expect a better result than the GH5. What’s not clear is if that advantage will be a stop or significantly less. Either way, the Blackmagic Pocket 4Ks footage looks great.
Blackmagic is our favourite company presently. The amazing products they produce at an affordable price have truly changed the industry and lowered the bar to entry. Their newest 4K pocket camera leaves nothing to complain about for the price.
If you need autofocus then this isn’t the camera for you. But that was always to be expected.
Canon makes some products we like, but they have not been showing love to their consumer and prosumer products for a while. At least Nikon gave their camera crazy zoom. The lens is 21-1365mm equivalent. Same tiny sensor (which may have worked for 1080p video but struggles with 4K).
Price is expected to be $549 on launch.