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.
Since there have been quite a few more good videos about the Pocket 4K released we thought we would round them up here. It sounds like Blackmagic doesn’t expect the backlog to be fully cleared until January. We’re still waiting for our pre-order.
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:
Some might take this to be a strange comparison but we are happy to see it. What we take from this: your story is more important than your tool (camera). There are many, many reasons why we wouldn’t want to shoot on an iPhone, but if it’s all we had we would have no excuses.
Interestingly, at 3:58 in there appears to be visible IR pollution with the black outfit appearing brown. We haven’t seen too many reports of this on the Pocket 4K and early reports seemed to indicate the IR pollution was much better controlled than previous cameras.