We’re curious to see how this video camera is going to do against the Sony Z280. We don’t like the trend of the price increases for these non-interchangeable lens video cameras but unfortunately that trend is not likely to reverse.
I am hesitant to post this, but one of our sources who has significantly partially right before regarding a Sony product has reported the following:
- 26MP BSI sensor
- 4K 60P (4:2:0 internal and 4:2:2 HDMI)
- 18FPS and significantly improved buffer
- dual card slot
We have nothing to confirm/corroborate this report yet so please take it with a grain of salt.
We’re looking forward to the Google Pixel 3 XL as we’re told the camera/video have been improved. Obviously a smartphone is not the ideal device to shoot 4K with, but the best camera is the one you have with you. And if your content (and hopefully sound too) is adequate, we’ve seen time and time again that smartphone footage can go viral and get crazy amounts of views.
You all will probably get bored of reading about the Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera soon, but at the price point it’s offered at it deserves all of this attention. With disciplined shooting and adequate production value, the Blackmagic Pocket 4K should produce adequate footage for most purposes, with run and gun and ENG stuff being the exception.
GoPro are fighting to remain relevant. Their share prices have dropped quite a bit. Some innovation would be nice, like a larger sensor, a non-fisheye version, or an interchangeable lens version. One day perhaps. These little cameras still have their uses.
Canon’s mirrorless camera was supremely disappointing for us. As has most consumer products Canon released since the Canon 5D Mark II. However, a skilled photographer and videographer can do great things with this camera. It’s just that in this day and age we’re spoiled for options and many of Canon’s offerings are highly uninspiring.
Here’s a video showing the EOS R with a the large but great Sigma 18mm-35mm F1.8 lens:
The Sony A7 III was special when it was released, but since then several more mirrorless cameras using similar or identical sensors have been released. We prefer the A7R III and we hope that Sony will release a A7R II. But for those that have the A7 III, you can still produce capable things with it, of course.
The images from the Olympus E-M10 Mark III certainly look nice. It’s priced better than the Panasonic G85 but it’s not clear yet if it’s superior to it.
However, at the price, it’s clear the Olympus is the winner, and the Panasonic G85 and G7 4K also remain contenders for the king of budget cameras. The one thing we’ve noticed about all of these cameras is that in good light they produce a nice image but they tend to fall apart in less than ideal circumstances. The Blackmagic Pocket 4K holds up better in those less than ideal conditions but it costs a bit more.
This camera shoots 4K at 30P, has contrast based auto-focus, and has IBIS.