FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

NAB 2015, Las Vegas, USA – April 13, 2015 – Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution […]

What 1080P video camera features include Super 16 size sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range with both RAW and ProRes recording onboard?  Meet the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, announced today at NAB 2015, Las Vegas, USA.  Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

Fremont, CA – July 16, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of […]

Zoom Q4 from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Zoom calls their Q4 a Handy Video Recorder.  Sony refers to their HDR-MV1 as a portable Music Video Recorder.  But what is in a name?  In the end, what sold me was features.  The Zoom Q4 is packed with them, and while maybe not as specifically marketed at musicians […]

  Christmas is past but the Grinch left me one more New Years present.  I discovered a new 32GB SDXC card bit the dust, and took my whole Happy New Year along with it.  Everything.  The whole lot, stills and video both from New Years Eve and New Years Day.  Two events, foolishly recorded to […]

Sony QX10 Lens Camera Field Report: More than a cool Concept? Uwe Steinmueller | 09-28-2013 From http://www.outbackphoto.net Mobile phones are the most used cameras in the world. But they are limited in many ways for those who love photography: Mostly fixed focal length (no zoom) Image quality below entry level compact cameras Not much control over expsure Note: This […]

Picking up cues from Apple Computer’s retail theme, Leica brings it’s Brand to retailing with this first grand experiment. From the outside, the new Leica Los Angeles store looks much like one of the many other upscale boutique  stores that surround it.  Do not let that first impression fool you.  It’s not.  Once past the 700 lb. […]