Able to reach more than 2500 fps in FullHD and over 300 fps at 4K, the new XIMEA line of industrial cameras may be all a cinematographer wants when there is a need for speed.
The new 16 Mpix high resolution camera from XIMEA now available offers exciting speed possibilities, that extend to cinematographers despite the fact that the company’s line of cameras is primarily designed for scientific field and industrial cameras. Usage of XIMEA cameras covers diverse areas that go from flat panel inspection or printed circuit board (PCB) examination to persistent stadium and border security, wide area surveillance
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Ahhhh trade shows…endless amounts floor space and people vying for your attention. More importantly, they gotta scan your badge to get you on their mailing list! Having been to NAB in Vegas many times, I was curious to check out Cine Gear Atlanta. This is Cinegears FIRST year in the big ATL, so I made the haul to Pinewood Studios from Nashville with my buddy Jiayoa.
I think trade shows are more about the people you meet than the gear you see. Making a commitment to attending is a way to expand your network on a literal global scale. So
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Canon has announced the PowerShot SX70 HS
, a new “high-power zoom” digital camera that replaces the SX60 HS
The sensor has been upgraded to a 20.3-megapixel one with a DIGIC 8 processor (up from 16.1MP and DIGIC 6). In addition to shooting still photos at 10fps (up from 6.4fps), the camera can also capture 4K video (up from 1080p60).
The lens on the front of the camera is still a 211-1365mm (35mm equivalent) lens with 65x optical zoom. The ZoomPlus feature allows you to reach 2730mm with digital zoom.
On the back of the camera is
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When it comes to architecture and interior photography, it’s generally best practice to shoot using a tripod. There are several obvious reasons why, mostly due to being able to shoot effectively with slower shutter speeds and to compose your images more precisely.
Many landscape photographers will more than likely agree with the idea of using a tripod too. Unfortunately, there are certain scenarios where shooting with a tripod is simply not feasible. Take for instance a recent contract I received from a construction company that wanted one of their staircases photographed. The location itself does allow you to photograph the
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Canon has announced redesigns to two popular super-telephoto lenses in the new EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III and EF 600mm f/4L IS III. Both lenses are designed to be significantly more portable than their predecessors.
“Both lenses possess a dramatic weight reduction and high-image quality, making it ideal for shooters to easily transport and capture images during action-driven scenarios, such as sports and wildlife,” Canon says.
Both lenses are the lightest in the world for their respective focal lengths. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III is 2.2 pounds (over 25%) lighter than the Mark II version
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Featuring the fastest AF speed in the world, the Canon EOS R offers 4K UHD video up to 30fps and allows to record in 10-bit 4:2:2 with an external recorder. It’s a first for Canon’s first single-lens non-reflex!
Canon enters a new era with its first camera of a new system. The new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera features a 30.3 megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by the Canon’s latest image processor, DIGIC 8, enabling shooting at up to 8.0 frames per second. The new camera inherits a lot from Canon’s legacy in both EOS and
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Aloha from Maui, Hawaii — I’m here at Canon’s launch event for their just-announced EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless camera.
I got a chance to get my hands on the new camera, and I have to say, Canon did a kick-butt job on this big-time Mirrorless.
Get The Scoop Live on The Grid and Ask Canon’s Tech Gurus Yourself
Before we get to the tech specs — today you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Canon’s photo and video gurus, along with YouTube sensation Devin Supertramp
, and Fashion Photographer Lindsay Adler,
as we’re broadcasting The Grid
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Nikon may have the longest zoom in a compact model, but Sony has the smallest travel high zoom, not in a camera but two: the DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX95. Canon is in the middle, and for the first time with 4K.
One could consider 2018 as the year of the zoom for compact cameras. Nikon introduced the COOLPIX P1000
, still the undisputed powerhouse of 4K superzooms, with a 24-3000mm optical zoom that magically doubles its coverage, and even goes beyond. Canon came next, with its, designed for travelers, PowerShot SX740 HS
, more modest, with a 24-960mm, also able to
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Can’t wait for Canon to finally jump into the world of full-frame mirrorless cameras
? Your wait may soon be coming to an end: the latest murmuring is that Canon may be unveiling its first of two full-frame mirrorless cameras
in about a week, on September 5th, 2018.
Canon Rumors writes
that although its trusted sources aren’t aware of any impending mirrorless camera announcement, this seems to be due to the fact that Canon has been successful at keeping the news under wraps and leaks from slipping out — Apple-level secret keeping.
After just yesterday saying that it was confident Canon
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What’s better than one Profoto A1? Two, obviously! That’s the reason why Profoto introduced, this month, the A1 Duo Kit. A new Grid Kit for expanded creative options, is also available now.
Faced with the growing use of small strobes as a lighting solution, Profoto did, in 2017, what they felt was the best solution: the company introduced the A1, presented as “every inch a Profoto light – just smaller”. The A1, with its unique round head, delivers light that’s both natural and beautiful with a soft smooth fall-off. The buil-in LED modelling light makes it easy to set it
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Over the last few years, we’ve seen how Sony has made some pretty huge gains in the photography industry. This is especially true for the mirrorless market and plenty of photographers have switched from DSLR cameras to Sony mirrorless cameras. Even still, I predict that once Canon releases its mirrorless cameras, it will eventually dominate that industry too.
I’m assuming some of you may have some snarky (and more than likely humorous) comment about how Canon might if it actually released a mirrorless camera. We can comfortably allay those thoughts because Canon has stated it will be focusing on mirrorless,
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The Sony a7R III
is a feature-filled camera that I’m sure many of us would consider to be one of the best currently available on the market. One of its very useful features is IBIS or in-body image stabilization. This feature helps prevent motion blur in your images by moving the sensor to compensate for unintentional vibrations and movements.
In practical uses this means you can shoot with relatively slower shutter speeds and still produce sharp images, preventing the need to increase the ISO. The great thing about having stabilization on the sensor is that it’s effective on pretty much
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As the camera wars are heating up over the new battleground that is mirrorless cameras, the heavyweights in the industry are taking turns tooting their own horns. Canon just released this 2.5-minute video on the benefits of Canon Professional Services
“Canon Professional Services (CPS) provides exceptional support for full-time imaging professionals,” Canon writes
. “CPS members receive exclusive 24/7 phone and e-mail support, expedited and discounted equipment maintenance and repairs, Equipment Evaluation Loans, on-site support at select events and shows, discounts on Canon Live Learning seminars and workshops, and more.”
You need to own a certain number of
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Cinematographers, directors or photographers who use a camera and want to check and or simulate framing without holding the camera, should check the FREE collection of Magic ViewFinder apps.
Whether you use a Blackmagic Cinema camera, a Lumix (or Olympus), a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Arri or RED, there is a Magic Viewfinder for you. Taking the name from the brand it is designed to be used with, the Magic Viewfinder app either becomes a Magic Cinema Viewfinder (for the Blackmagic models) or a Magic RED Viewfinder, or Magic Nikon Viewfinder. Each specific app will present features adequate to the camera(s)
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The ongoing battle over camera supremacy between Canon, Nikon, and Sony is receiving more mainstream attention in the business world. Bloomberg has published a report
on the rise of Sony through its mirrorless cameras and states that Sony is now winning over professional photographers.
Sony has enjoyed a sizable lead in the booming mirrorless camera race thanks to its willingness to launch full-frame mirrorless cameras while Canon and Nikon largely twiddled their thumbs and continued focusing on their bread and butter DSLR businesses.
As a result, Sony is now chipping away at the duopoly’s lead in the $3.2 billion
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Tamron has just announced its new 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di OSD full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. At just 3.5 inches (8.9cm) in length and 1.01lbs (0.46kg) in weight, the lens is the smallest and lightest ultra-wide-angle zoom lens in its class.
Compared to the $1,099 Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC
, this latest lens is more affordable and more portable while not
offering built-in optical stabilization.
Shooting at the widest focal length of 17mm allows you to use f/2.8, but the variable maximum aperture drops down to f/4 once you zoom in toward
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Sony has multiple full frame mirrorless cameras
on the market and Nikon is planning to unveil its first
later this month, but it seems that having a pro-oriented mirrorless camera isn’t a prerequisite for doing well in the mirrorless market. Case in point: Canon is apparently already the #1 mirrorless camera company in Japan even before
announcing its own rumored full frame mirrorless system
Canon Rumors reports
that in reporting its 2018 2nd quarter financial results recently, Canon claims that it has taken the #1 spot in mirrorless camera market share over the first half of 2018.
The APS-C Canon
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It’s a first for the PowerShot family of cameras: 4K video. Canon may keep 4K UHD away from its mainstream DSLRs, but entry-level photographers get the much requested feature.
Nikon’s recent COOLPIX P1000
takes the crown when it comes to zooming, with a 125x optical zoom that takes the lens from 24-3000mm, which can be doubled, almost magically, through the use of Dynamic Fine Zoom4, to 6000mm without, according to Nikon, any apparent loss of quality, and up to 12000mm by the pure digital zoom also available. Canon’s camera is more modest in this department, covering everything between 24-960mm (equivalent
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