This video has a click bait title and it’s done in a style that won’t appeal to everyone. But it’s relevant to this blog so we’re posting it for your benefit:
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.
Of course this is using Canon’s new nice but expensive 50mm F1.2 lens. This lens does look quite nice and if this is the starting point for Canon mirrorless then autofocus can only improve in future generations. Shame about the crop.
So they decided to throw on an expensive telephoto lens (Canon 600mm F4) onto the Fuji X-T3 via a Fringer adapter. In this video both photo and video mode auto-focus is shown. It’s nice to see mirrorless auto-focus continuing to improve and in a few more generations it should be pretty damn good.
Having 10-bit out over HDMI is less of achievement now that we are dealing with cheap 12-bit from the Blackmagic Pocket 4K. 10-bit internal should be the minimum. Nonetheless, if you need a small, light hybrid camera there are more options out now than there have ever been, one of which is the Nikon Z6:
We hope that Fuji will release an X-H2 in-line with what they did with the X-T3. Fuji is one of those companies like Nikon that we don’t understand why they don’t go all out on a video product as they aren’t protecting a more experience line of video cameras.
We have a new source reporting the following details to us about Olympus’s next, premium micro-four-thirds camera:
- 20MP Sensor
- Improved autofocus
- Advanced handheld high-resolution mode
- Released Q1 2019
- $2499 launch price
- Best video features in an Olympus to date
Again, this is a new source so all of the above are _unconfirmed_ at this time.
It’s hard to say that much positive about Canon given their consistent betrayal of the lower end of their products. Yet their tools are still viable in the hands of a competent media producer.