The Pentax 645Z brings Medium Format to Video

Pentax has just announced the 645Z Medium Format camera which will be shipping for just under $8500. What does mean for the filmmaker? Well the DSLR revolution has been dominated by 35mm still frame cameras – now for the first time there’s a larger than 35mm camera on the market that can shoot video.  Here Read MoreRead More

You Can Take Selfies of Your Aorta With This Mini Camera

Cameras are getting smaller and smaller – this tiny speck is capable shooting full HD video for medical purposes: Scientific studies of selfies have yielded interesting insights on personalities, gender differences, and national moods, but scientist F. Levent Degertekin has invented a new camera that can provide high-def, 3-D images of your innards. This “camera” uses ultrasound imaging techniques to Read MoreRead More

Panasonic GH4 in a professional setting

Dan Chung from DSLR News Shooters interviews Illya Friedman of Hot Rod Cameras about the new Panasonic GH4 camera and how it find it’s home in a professional setting. The GH4 is a consumer camera but one which has the most pro-camera leanings I’ve ever seen from a consumer or even prosumer model. Because of that Read MoreRead More

5 Essential Settings You Need to Double Check before Shooting

Noam Kroll offers 5 settings to check before you press record. Most indie films, music videos, and even commercials these days are shot at 24p, (or 23.976 progressive frames per second). You may or may not want to use this setting – that’s a whole article in itself, but you absolutely need to be consistent Read MoreRead More

New Sony 4K Handycam® FDR-AX100 for under 2 Grand

At CES 2014, Sony introduced a new consumer level handicam capable of shooting 4K for under 2K Specs 1? Exmor R® CMOS sensor with direct pixel readout 14MP video and 20MP still image capture XAVC-S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom BIONZ® X Processor for 120 fps recording Read MoreRead More

7 Things You Need To Know When Upgrading to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a DSLR

There’s no question about it, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest cameras out there. Let’s say you already own a small compact DSLR – you’ve honed your story and lighting techniques and you’re ready to step up your image quality – the Pocket Cinema Camera looks like a good fit. Well Read MoreRead More

A First Look at the Sony FDR-AX1 4K Handycam – BH Photo

The Sony FDR-AX1 Handycam is the first consumer/prosumer camcorder that shoots at stunning 4K resolution at 3840 x 2160. With its 20x zoom lens, the AX1 looks and feels like some of Sony’s professional compact HD camcorders, but under the hood, the camcorder packs the XAVC-S codec, which packages high-quality 4K video at manageable bit Read MoreRead More

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