EOSHD Reviews and Likes the Sony RX10 M2

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EOS has just posted their review: Sony RX10 M2 – first part of my review and a mini-comparison with the A7S and Canon 1D C

The most surprising thing for us was the claim around dynamic range:

The 4K S-LOG of this camera appears to very closely match the dynamic range of the Sony A7S in S-LOG and it grades almost identically.

And his useful summary of the camera:

Lets summarise for now. Internal 4K at 100Mbit/s, crisp moire-free 1080/120fps (also 100Mbit/s!) S-LOG 2 and dynamic range like the A7S, practically no rolling shutter, Zeiss 24-200mm F2.8 lens with optical stabiliser and built in ND filter, 240,480,even 1000fps “HFR” burst-modes and it isn’t even too shabby in low light either thanks to the new BSI CMOS sensor (although the super high shutter speeds required by the HFR modes make them ill suited to dim conditions, so far I find 4K with a 180 degree shutter perfectly usable at ISO 1600).

Dan Chung’s Sony A7r II First Impressions

When I looked at the image on a monitor it was very clean. It had excellent detail and in S-Log2 there was certainly a lot of information in the shadows and highlights. There was some noise in the shadows but nothing excessive. Sony haven’t published the dynamic range of the sensor but I expect it to be very similar to the a7S. I would be surprised if anyone could tell this image apart from that of a FS7 or FS700 shooting 4K without careful examination. It is that good.

Read more on his page.

Nick Driftwood provides sample GH4 Vlog Clip

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You can visit this tweet which provides a download link so you can try grading this clip yourself.  VLog is expected to be released for free for the GH4 but a release date has not been set.  Panasonic was toying with charging for this firmware update but it’s since been thought the competition in the 4K area (mainly from Samsung and Sony) will compel them to release it for free to remain competitive.

Panasonic Lumix G7 Review and Comparison with GH4

The Panasonic G7 has been dubbed the “poor man’s GH4” because it has many but not all of the Panasonic GH4 features for a significantly smaller price.

If you know what your video needs are you will be able to tell pretty quickly if the G7 is “enough” of a video camera for your needs. The 30 minute recording limit is probably the biggest limitation for us that the G7 has that the GH4 doesn’t. The GH4 is better for slow-motion as well.