This camera is in the design phase and said to use the same sensor and similar design to the AJA CION. We are going to keep our eyes on this one.
You can read more about the Maestro Video Camera at NexVision’s website.
A round up of information about the KineMINI 4K:
KineMINI 4K raw cinema camera review (EOSHD | February 2, 2015)
DP and VFX Supervisor Rob Bannister talks about his experience with the 4K Kineraw Kinemini (News Shooter | February 8, 2015)
ARRI has surprised the cinema world with their 2.3kg ALEXA MINI that they have released to fill the need for a smaller, lighter video camera than their standard 5kg camera. The ALEXA MINI does shoot 4K (UHD).
Price has not been confirmed but the one price that we’ve had reported to us a few times is $44,999 US.
Read more on ARRI’s own page about the ALEXA MINI.
See these two videos relating to the ALEXA MINI:
More information and some new videos have come out in regards to this camera.
This sensor is found to have about 11.5 stops of dynamic range which is not unreasonable although we were hoping for a bit better. The image so far seems to be pleasing and have potential when properly exposed.
See the following new videos as well as an article about the JVC GY-LS300 from the News Shooter website:
We have received two separate reports that Panasonic is announcing a video camera at the 2015 NAB show (April 11-16) that has unique and innovative sensor technology. In particular the innovation is centered around dynamic range. We have to wonder if this is the organic CMOS sensor that Panasonic and Fujifilm have been working on.
*By best we mean in terms of best value.
The Apertus project is a community that aims to bring the open source ethic to cinema hardware. They have also partnered with the Magic Lantern team who have done great work liberating the photo and video capacities of Canon cameras by modifying the firmware.
Apertus were successful in their crowd funding campaign and they will be bringing out the AXIOM Beta video camera in 2015 and hopefully the AXIOM Gamma camera as well. There are several options for image sensors and lens mounts and they may support a frame rate as high as 300FPS in 4K! See their AXIOM Camera page for more information.
The AXIOM team released a YouTube update on January 27, 2015: