The Fujifilm X-T3 remains a pleasant surprise and the footage coming out of it so far is looking pretty good. Seeing 60P, 10-bit, and H.265 become more common bodes well for what we can expect next from many manufacturers.
We are more excited about the Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera presently, but we will never lose respect for Panasonic and their GH4/GH5. The GH5 still has its place on account of its IBIS, 10-bit, 60P, price, and other video oriented features and it remains a solid prospect and value.
We did not see this coming.
Here are some relevant specifications:
- New 26MP sensor (BSI)
- 4K 60FPS 4:2:0 interal (and 4:2:2 external)
- No crop except in 50/60FPS where the crop becomes a tolerable 1.18 times
- BT.2020 colour and Hybrid LOG Gamma will come as a future free firmware update
- 17ms rolling shutter
- Film simulation in 10bit
- New vertical battery grip
We expect the Z7 image quality to be similar but slightly better than that of the D850.
Here are some of the relevant details about the Z6 and Z7:
- Both do 4K at 30/25/24P and 144Mbps (H.264)
- 10 bit / N-Log / 422 is only on HDMI out (boo!)
- Focus peaking, zebras
- Questionable battery life (we need some good tests on this)
- $3400 for the Z7 and $2000 for the Z6
Some video samples:
We have a confirmed report of the following:
- GoPro Hero 7 has the same sensor and frame rates as the 6 but there is a little bit of tweaking to the image.
- The new “Hypersmooth” stabilization is supposed to be better than 6.
- Live streaming functionality.
- HDR (not clear yet how this is implemented).
- $400 USD