Josh Wiese perfectly captured the US solar eclipse on Monday with the Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder and a Nikon 600mm lens with a doubler to take it to 1200mm. Check out how he did it, and the amazing footage, below.
Nikon’s all-new D850 DSLR not only comes with a new, full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor with no low pass filter but has video spec that may not ne ground-breaking, but is as good as it gets from Nikon.
There is full-frame 4K recording at 24/25/30p, 120fps shooting in HD, focus peaking in HD, zebra stripes, mic and headphone sockets, a tilting 3.2" 2.36M-dot touchscreen and uncompressed 4:2:2 8-bit 4K HDMI output. There’s dual card slots: one SD and one XQD, as used on the Nikon D4 and D5 and Sony FS7 camera.
The D850 also offers the 153-point AF system from the flagship D5, ISO from 64-25,600 (expandable to 32 or up to 102,400). The D850's magnesium alloy body is weather sealed, and illuminated controls. It will go on sale on September 7 £3,499.99/ $3299.95 body only.
Camera giant RED recently revealed it is to make its own Android-powered smartphone that would take lots of accessories to turn it into a serious filmmaking cameras, as well as having a holographic screen. Details were very scant, and the photo was a dark shot showing a rendering of what it may look like. Now they've released a prototype to a YouTube blogger Marques Brownlee who's got a hands-on with it.
Ground-breaking cinema camera maker Red aims to revolutionise the smartphone market with Hydrogen One, an Android phone device with a 5.7" display that will integrate with its video cameras as a monitor and user interface for Scarlet, Weapon and Epics. But the biggest news is the screen which Red says is not just a traditional 2D display but a 3D, VR, AR and holographic display that you won't need 3D glasses to view.
There will be a full range of accessories which will allow the device to capture high quality motion and still images, and holographic images. Although there aren't many technical details available, apart from it will charge via a USB-C slot and take MicroSD cards, the Red Hydrogen One will go on sale this autumn at $1195 for the aluminium version and $1595 in titanium as special pre-order prices. They will ship early in 2018. The official information says:
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Sony is developing a full-frame cinema camera that will go on sale early next year. The development of the all-new camera was announced at the CineGear show in Hollywood and it’s the first full-frame cine camera from Sony.
The camera will also be able to shoot in Super35 4K anamorphic and will use Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC codecs.
Sony says the camera will capture a huge exposure range and is the start of a new CineAlta range rather than replacing any of the current cameras like the F55 or the current top-of-the-range F65 (pictured above) which only shoots Super35.
That means it’s also likely to be very expensive and more of a rental option, to take on the latest breed of mega-cameras like the Arri Alexi 65.
Panasonic has launched a counter-attack on rival cameras like the Sony FS5, Canon C200 and Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro with its all-new EVA1 cinema camera. The camera uses a new 5.7K Super35-size sensor, Canon EF-mount lens fitting and shoots onto SD cards. Weighing in at just 1.2Kg, it will go on sale in Autumn with a US price of around $8000 or 8000Euros in Europe, around £7000. The full information says: