The G85 was (and still may be) the king of affordable 8-bit 4K hybrid cameras. However, any camera with IBIS can be vulnerable to vibrations causing jitter in the image. This is part of why pros sometimes shy away from IBIS and go with good old fashioned fixed sensor cameras.
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Philip Bloom was reviewed the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Despite some of its shortcomings it’s still probably the best option for someone looking for a 10-bit image to mix with their GH5, Sony A7S II, or Blackmagic Pocket 4K.
But let’s not forget about the issues with the Mavic 2 Pro:
Along with DJI’s official statement on the issue.
The Cam Link has USB on one end and HDMI on the other. It lets you stream and capture from your DSLR, mirrorless camera, camcorder, GoPro, or other devices with HDMI out. However, do check the list of supported cameras.
This appears to be the cheapest 4K input solution available and it appears tolerable so we’ll take it.
Linus Tech Tips reviews the cheapest ($179) 4K monitor they could find on Amazon (27 inches) and lets you know if it’s tolerable:
Well, this little guy is interesting. Shame the bit-rate is so low. Still, making things small opens up new opportunities so we aren’t complaining.
- 1/2.3″ sensor (we wish it was bigger but it probably had to be this small to make a package this small)
- 4K at 60FPS
- Built in rechargeable battery
- 100 Mbps H264 bit-rate (boo!)
- ActiveTrack- DJI’s image recognition algorithms allow Osmo Pocket to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with the tap of your finger.
- FaceTrack– FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack one step further. With enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, FaceTrack automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces, but keeps the camera centered on one. To initiate FaceTrack, simply select selfie mode and the camera will detect your face.
- Timelapse & Motionlapse– If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to your Timelapse.
- FPV Mode– FPV Mode lets you capture your greatest adventures by recording video from your perspective. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow your every tilt and lean, shooting dynamic footage exactly as you experienced it.
- 3×3 & 180° Panorama– For capturing breathtaking wide-angle photos, Osmo Pocket offers two Panorama modes. 3X3 takes an expansive 9 images in total while 180° mode captures 4 images. Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically so you can focus on the framing of the scene.
The Panasonic S1R (47MP) and S1 (24MP) will be price as premium cameras. Expected price as we’re hearing now (but have not confirmed) is $4000 for the S1R and $2600 for the S1.
These cameras will shoot 4K 60P. We wonder if Panasonic will provide any RAW capabilities for these to set them apart from Canon/Nikon/Sony’s offerings.
The X-H1 was great to see from Fujifilm, but it was just lacking a little bit too much. We have high hopes for the X-H2 given how nice the X-T3 is. However, all that said, you can obviously still produce nice images from the X-H1 as these videos show:
It’s crazy to think that we could have had 3K raw back in the days of the Canon 5D Mark II. The image is beautiful. This camera has remained viable for a long time thanks to Magic Lantern.