Thursday, October 06, 2011

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The Great Camera Shootout 2011: Part 3 | Zacuto
The third and final part of this web series, evaluating a variety of large-sensor cameras, was posted yesterday. This episode is mostly technical test looking at motion artifacts and color reproduction.

A variety of cameras were tested, but as with nearly all these efforts, by the time it's all put together there's always something that just came out and didn't make it it (for example, the S-Log for Sony's PMW-F3 wasn't out, and neither was the RED Epic.) Even so, the gap between film and digital is so small now, it's still there, but it's small.

They also tease the "Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout," a new series that will include newer cameras, and a slightly different slant on comparing cameras.

More Rumors About Canon Super 35 Video Camera. *Update* 3 Cameras | Jared Abrams | Wide Open Camera
Jared updates his reporting on the Canon rumors with word of a third camera, but from what I've heard, there's just two.

Sony’s A77 for video? – So close yet so far | Dan Chung | DSLR News Shooter
Dan got to spend some time with this new DSLR from Sony, and discovered several problems and limitations, including lack of manual audio control, and:
The problem I immediately found was that in order to use the AF system you had to set the camera’s video mode to Program exposure Manual exposure is simply not possible in combination with AF it seems. For me that is a deal breaker, I need to control my shutter speed and aperture in video.

GenArts Releases Sapphire 6 | Beth Marchant | StudioDaily
Announcement about the latest release of Sapphire.

iPhone 4S camera sensor actually capable of 4K 24p video | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
A look at the technical specs of the camera in the iPhone 4S.
According to the official sensor specs on the Omnivision website the sensor can run at 24fps in 8MP mode, that is 3264 x 2448 in 4:3. Amazing!
Andrew wonders why we don't get the full capabilities of the camera, ignoring the fact that you have to have the processing technology on the other side to deal with everything.

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