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Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

If you are just another photography enthusiast, you probably don’t need the new Sony a9 (ILCE-9) Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera. However, if you are pro photographer who make a living out of capturing beautiful images, then the a9 is what you want in your arsenal. Billed as the world’s first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, this 24.2MP resolution digital camera promised unmatched speed, versatility and usability. Sony claims that the a9 offers capabilities not possible even a modern DSLR and that, it said, includes high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second, and 693 point focal plane phase detection AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. Continue reading Sony’s New Made-For-Pro Camera, the a9, Cost A Healthy $4,500

Nokia’s $60K Virtual Reality Camera, OZO, Is Open For Pre-order

After giving up its mobile division, Nokia has been dabbling in bigger things, like navigation and imaging. If you have not yet hear, earlier on this year, the Finnish tech company has unveiled its first virtual reality camera, dubbed OZO. The product name is as odd as the shape of the camera. When viewed from the front, OZO appears to be a sphere, stuck with several cameras around it, that is not uncommon in 360-degree cameras but in reality, it is has a teardrop shape with duckbill-like end. Remember those sci-fi movies that you have watched where future stuff seems to look pretty weird? Well, this is one such stuff, except that it is very much a present day gadget and Nokia is already taking pre-order for it, ready for delivery sometime in Q1 of 2016. Continue reading Nokia’s $60K Virtual Reality Camera, OZO, Is Open For Pre-order

Phase One Alpha A-Series: Digital Medium Format Marries Alpha Body

DSLR has seen widespread adoption by virtually anyone who demands one thing: resolution. Why? That’s probably these folks have yet to meet Phase One Alpha A-Series, a camera that brings a Phase One digital medium format back and an Alpha body together to empower you with the flexibility in control offered through traditional manual controls with advanced software and technology. The uber pro-grade digital imaging device will be offered in three models, namely a 80MP (A280), a 60MP (A260) and a 50MP (A250), each with its own speciality and offered in a choice of three lenses – Alpagon 5.6/23mm, Alpar 4.0/35mm and Alpagon 5.6/70mm. Continue reading Phase One Alpha A-Series: Digital Medium Format Marries Alpha Body

This Is What A Virtual Reality Camera System Looks Like and It Is Monstrous in Size and in Price

while you are being awed by virtual reality, have you ever thought about what captures those awe-inspiring 360-degree imageries? ok, maybe there aren’t that many content right now, but trust us, there are people out there working hard to get them to you and among them, is a company called NextVR and the rig you see above is what the outfit develops to capture 360-degree imagery for virtual reality. the pic was posted by Red Camera’s Jarred Land and it shows the setup linking six of his company’s 6K Dragon cameras, each worth $29,000, paired to six Canon 8-15mm f/4L fisheye lenses that cost $1,350 a pop. the VR rig also boasts six RED LCD displays costing $1,600 each, plus other unlisted items and the video rig itself, which are not priced. Continue reading This Is What A Virtual Reality Camera System Looks Like and It Is Monstrous in Size and in Price

Apertus Wants To Make Digital Cinema Camera Open Source, Starting With AXIOM Beta

digital camera, especially those used in cinema making, is largely dominated by large corporations with bountiful funding. seriously, we have not complains about that. however, we don’t speak for the world and speaking of which, there is a group of ‘renegade’ independent filmmakers who think they can make a difference in the professional digital imagine world by making digital cinema camera open source, starting with the AXIOM Beta Digital Cinema Camera. the folks have taken this bold endeavor to Indiegogo, seeking funding to make this open hardware dream a reality, which kind of makes sense if you ask us. it is a good place to gauge how many are actually all up for the idea of open hardware. open hardware, like its software counterpart, means anyone and everyone who has the knowledge can tinker with the camera and call it his or her own. there is nothing to hide. everything thrown out in the open for you to explore and exploit. Continue reading Apertus Wants To Make Digital Cinema Camera Open Source, Starting With AXIOM Beta

Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera

well, it is time of the year again where broadcast and film equipment makers are eagerly dishing out new gadgets and gizmos for the industry, and not surprisingly, Blackmagic also have some interesting products to share and among them, is the Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera, which is one rig that stands out in the show not because of its relatively affordable price tag of $5,995 or its 4K capability (we have seen enough of them, don’t we?), but it is due to the fact that it has an attractive aluminum construction, coupled with a massive 10-inch Full HD flip-out monitor. Continue reading Blackmagic URSA 4K Digital Film Camera

Blackmagic Studio Camera

we see the Blackmagic Studio Camera as a good news for aspiring talk show YouTubers. if you dream of doing what folks like David Letterman, Jimmy Fallow or whoever did or are doing, then the only thing standing between that dream and you is a properly equipped studio. speaking of which, this $1,995 studio camera might be a good place to start. if you already have a monetized channel and are racking up millions of views, then two grand is probably nothing too overwhelming, financially speaking. beyond its sleek, magnesium alloy body, it is tailor-made specifically for live production with, naturally, live production-heavy features including a super sized 10-inch viewfinder for framing and accurate focusing, a long 4-hour battery life, talkback for communication between crews, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built-in optical fiber and SDI connections. Continue reading Blackmagic Studio Camera

Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

while most smaller movie makers are content with using DSLR as substitute to video camera for capturing Full HD movies, Panasonic has another idea: how about going 4K with a mirrorless rig? yup. mirrorless. 4K. that’s exactly what the new flagship Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera is. though born as a hybrid camera that does both stills and videos, the obvious star feature would be the cinema 4K videoing capability, packing an eye-watering 4,096 x 2,160 pixels at 24 fps with 100 Mbps bit rate. apart from that, it can also record in “Quad HD” 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and of course, in the more regular Full HD resolution. Continue reading Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera

Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera

we have witnessed some rad retro-style digital cameras but the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera you see here is probably the first retro-style video camera. styled after the classic 16mm movie camera, the Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera was co-developed with Switzerland-based Bolex International and sports an unmistakable retro flair (read: small lens, big body) and a cool retro pistol grip just like it was made in the early days. with a price tag starting at $3,300, this is obviously not your typical consumer-grade stuff, but more for what we like to call ‘in-between movie makers’ who has budget constraints but still desire film-grade recording quality. Continue reading Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

while the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K might not be the most affordable 4K rig, it is certainly the most portable 4K digital film camera. well, the film here refers to flick or movie, and not exactly the film strip-based camera. just thought we should clear the air on this. being this compact means videographers can have the option to built the rig up for the most complex jobs, or keep things down a notch for ‘simpler’ projects. for just $3,995, you are basically on your way to crafting some ultra HD features, thanks to its Super 35 size sensor. footages are recorded in high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW, as well as Apple ProRes 422 file. Continue reading Blackmagic Production Camera 4K