Fujifilm Unveils the X-H1: 4K Video and In-Body Stabilization

Fujifilm just unveiled the X-H1, a pro-grade X Series mirrorless camera with 4K and professional video capabilities. As recent rumors foretold, the X-H1 is also the first X Series body with in-body image stabilization. “The new X-H1 is the highest performance camera in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras,” Fujifilm says.
The X-H1 features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III crop sensor paired with an X-Processor Pro image processing engine. It has an ISO range of 200-12800 (extendable to 100-51200) and a continuous shooting speed of 14fps. For video shooters, the X-H1 boasts DCI 4K (4096×2160),
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The Sony 6K VENICE Menu Simulator Online Now

Camera Assistants, Owner – Operators, and DPs the Sony VENICE Menu Simulator is online and waiting for you and your curiosity. Well, maybe I’m overhyping this a touch. It is a menu simulator for the VENICE and it is online, but I doubt it is waiting for you. Now future users can be learn the new camera’s menu system so they are ready to take the VENICE out for a shoot once it arrives at your doorstep sometime in February. I have taken the VENICE simulator for a spin and one big take away is the new Menu is cleaner
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Fujifilm X-H1 Photos and Specs Leaked: In-Body Stabilization Arrives

Fujifilm’s upcoming X-H1 mirrorless camera has been leaked. It’s the first X Series camera with in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and it’s filled with features lacking in the X-T2. Rumors of Fujifilm bringing IBIS to the X Series have been swirling for months, and the X-H1 will turn those rumors into reality. The details about the camera were leaked in separate posts by FujiRumors, Digicam-info, and Nokishita. The camera is designed for pros and features 4K video recording, a rugged build, and much more. Here are the main specs of the camera, according to a leaked press release translated
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Olympus PEN E-PL9: A Pint-Sized Mirrorless Camera with 4K Video

Olympus has just announced the new PEN E-PL9, a camera “to put you in touch with your creative side.” It provides quality and creative control for photographers who want a camera upgrade but don’t want to jump into larger and pricier camera systems. At the core of the camera is a 16-megapixel Four Thirds CMOS sensor backed by a TruePic VIII processor. It has an ISO range of 200-6400, expandable to 100-25600. The camera features 3-axis in-body sensor-shift stabilization with 3.5-stops of compensation, allowing both photos and videos to be stabilized regardless of which lens you have mounted.
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This Motion-Detecting Wildlife Camera Was Made with Raspberry Pi

Want a remote motion-activated wildlife camera without shelling out big bucks? You can build one yourself using Raspberry Pi. PiBat recently built a pint-sized one, and it works quite well. The build makes use of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a cheap and compact single-board computer that has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. “Now that the PiZeroW is available, it’s now possible to make quite small wildlife cameras,” PiBat writes. The build also uses the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2.1, which has improved image quality. The camera case is only a little larger than a pack of
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5 Reasons to Buy a Contax T2

I recently went on short vacation in Italy. Visiting La Spezia was the perfect opportunity for me to finally try out the famous Contax T2 that I got recently. I hit the streets of La Spezia with the camera loaded with Kodak TX400 film. Here are 5 reasons you should consider buying a Contax T2:

#1. The Lens is Amazing

As soon as you have the 38mm f/2.8 Sonar lens from Carl Zeiss pull its head out when you switch on the camera, you know it’s not here to fool around. This is some serious glass. The aperture ring
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The First GoPro Was This 35mm Film Camera

When you think of GoPro, you probably picture a neat, compact digital action camera, but the original GoPro was actually a 35mm film camera. Here’s a 7-minute video by Thirty Five Studio that takes a look at the camera and shows what it can do. So how did it all start? Being a surfer himself, GoPro’s founder Nick Woodman wanted to work out how he could use his camera while riding waves. “I figured there must be an easier way to carry and use a camera, so I came up with the Hero design,” said Woodman on a TV sales
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The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast Camera

In their new camera announcement, Blackmagic Design dropped the “Mini” in the URSA Broadcast camera name. Read into it if you want. The URSA Broadcast, and the URSA Mini camera body design, are hardly Mini cameras. The features found in these cameras offer up big help to creatives and broadcasters who use them. Now, Blackmagic has squarely turned its attention to the specific needs of Broadcasters.

The new URSA Broadcast is a professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast will work with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and

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Panavision’s new DXL2: Monstro dialed up to “11”

Panavision’s DXL2 is a unique offering, backed by a unique color pipeline. This is not your average Monstro.
DXL2, ISO 1600, 13:1 compression, 8K. Uncorrected, high-res JPEG.
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When I started out in the film business—at a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and the numeral “zero” was a distant glimmer in a mathematician’s eye—two major companies made nearly all the cameras that I worked with on a regular basis: Arriflex and Panavision. Each had their pluses and minuses, and crews certainly had their preferences. I was happy to
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Blackmagic Feb 1st Broadcast New Products Announcements

Today, Blackmagic Design took the opportunity to live stream their new 2018 broadcast product updates. On-screen Blackmagic CEO, Grant Petty, showed off a number of new broadcast products. Most notably the URSA Mini Broadcast camera as well an SMPTE Fiber solution for broadcasters. Blackmagic also updated their ATEM Broadcast Switcher and a free update for ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K users to the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
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Updating to help broadcasters embrace 4K a little bit easier and the new model looks very much like the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Micro panels. The new modern
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Fujifilm Unveils the X-A5: Lightweight, Phase-Detect AF, and 4K Video

Fujifilm just announced the new X-A5 mirrorless camera. A new kit zoom lens, the Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens is being announced at the same time, and this camera-and-zoom-lens combo is the lightest so far in the X Series lineup. At the core of the X-A5 is a 24.2MP APS-C (non-X-Trans) sensor. It’s the first camera in the X-A line to feature phase detection pixels, which provide an intelligent Hybrid AF system that can lock focus onto subjects at twice the speed as previous X-A models. There’s also a new image engine that processes photos 1.
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The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

I’ve been getting some play time with RED’s new Monstro camera at Videofax in San Francisco. Jim Rolin, one of Videofax’s owners and a top video engineer, said something during my previous visit that got me to thinking. He said he’d put some older glass on Monstro to see what happened, and the results were fascinating. I’m a big fan of TLS-rehoused Cooke Speed Panchros and the new Cooke Classics, so I decided to take a look and see what strangeness I could squeeze out of otherwise normal lenses by using as much of their image circle as possible. I
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The Story of Sean Flynn’s Leica M2

This is a story about a camera, a rather special camera. Every camera has a history, so they say. But it is not all that often that one has such a rich and documented history. One that was thought to be lost but has been found again. This is the story of Sean Flynn’s Leica M2. I have been very lucky throughout my career to have found some amazing cameras, but every now and again you come across something that sets itself apart. This is one of those cameras. The vast majority of the cameras I see have no
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Canon May Add Fingerprint ID to Its Cameras and Lenses

Fingerprint ID is used on many smartphones these days for security and identification, but would you like to see the same feature on your camera gear? Canon has apparently developed a fingerprint ID system that can identify the photographer using the camera or lens. Canon Rumors reports that a new Canon patent published this month in the US (US20180012061 A1) describes an “electronic apparatus having finger authenticating function.” The patent and illustrations describe and show a camera and lens that have a fingerprint ID reader built into them. A photographer could then press a finger against the
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This Japanese Machine Gun Camera Was Used in World War II

A Japanese “machine gun” camera has popped on eBay. The camera, which was used in war-time during the World War II era, can be yours for a price of $4,499. The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 camera was used for military training exercises. Before the age of tiny digital cameras broadcasting live feeds, air forces around the world mounted large film cameras onto fighter planes for both actual battles and training. The battle cameras were used to confirm kills for pilots, while training gun cameras were used to evaluate how accurate fighter pilots were without having to use live rounds. “A
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Photographer David Burnett Switches to Sony After 40 Years Shooting Canon

Renowned photojournalist David Burnett has just announced that he’s switching over to Sony camera equipment after over 40 years of shooting with Canon gear. Burnett recorded this 5-minute video about his decision. Burnett is one of the top photojournalists in the world today and the co-founder of Contact Press Images. His decades-long body of work has been published extensively in magazines such as Time, and he has won some of the most prestigious awards the industry has to offer (e.g. Robert Capa Gold Medal, NPPA Magazine Photographer of the Year, World Press Photo of the Year). Burnett
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This is What Digital Cameras Were Like in 1995

There are plenty of new digital camera unboxing videos these days, but they’re generally not like this one. Lazy Game Reviews got its hands on an Epson PhotoPC and created this 11-minute video showing what it was like to unbox and use a digital camera back in 1995. The PhotoPC was the first digital camera sold under the Epson brand — it was developed by Sanyo and licensed to other companies — and the first color digital camera priced under $500. It could shoot 0.3-megapixel (640×480 pixel) photos and store 16 of them on the 1MB internal storage. Other
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I Shot a Short Film with the Panasonic GH5S: Here Are My Thoughts

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new Panasonic Lumix GH5S in time to start shooting for our new short film 4:17 AM. The shoot was going to take place mainly at night and early morning, so when I heard about the GH5S, I thought it would be the ideal testing bed for the new camera. I’ve also spent the last few months assembling a collection of anamorphic adapters and associated accessories and I decided that this project would suit shooting some scenes in anamorphic too. The concept of the film that
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