Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens


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As promised by various executives, Olympus isn’t done yet. Earlier this morning, the company unveiled the pint-sized OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera for beginners, and the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS super-telephoto zoom for bird and wildlife photography.

The name of the game with both of these products—as with most Micro Four Thirds gear—is portability. The new camera is a pocketable, selfie-friendly ILC while the lens offers a ton of reach in an ultra-light, ultra-compact package.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

The E-M10 Mark IV is designed for beginners, but boasts some nice-to-have features that you

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Animating a 3D Camera in Motion


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This week on MacBreak Studio, I demonstrate how easy and downright fun it is to animate a camera in Motion to fly though a 3D scene using the powerful Framing behavior.

Using a fun hand-drawn style template from MotionVFX.com (project 470 I you are interested) in which I removed the original camera that was animated with keyframes and also simplified the project a bit in order to improve playback performance, I decide where I want the camera to go, add the framing behavior and trim it to my desired start and stop times, and then drag the element that Continue reading “Animating a 3D Camera in Motion”

SmallRig Sony a7S III Cage Packages


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SmallRig has announced a camera cage system for the new Sony A7SIII. It’s a 4-point full cage system with quick release handles and cable protectors.

One of the core elements of a film-friendly mirrorless camera rig is a cage; SmallRig are among the first to the market with theirs for the brand new Sony A7S III.

The SmallRig Sony A7S III Cage is a full 4-point system, hugging the camera on top, bottom, and both sides. In my opinion, this is essential for mirrorless cameras (over a half cage) due to their incredibly small form factor.

The cage mounts to

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Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H


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Join the B&H Panel Discussion about the new Sony a7S III mirrorless camera. Aside from cinema5D’s own Johnnie Behiri, there will be Chris Burkard and Mike Bubolo from Sony and B&H’s Doug and Derek. Youtube link to the live video is included in our article. The discussion starts at 11 am EDT (17:00 CEST).

Sony a7S III – B&H Panel Discussion. Source: Sony/B&H

As you probably already know from the huge online launch campaign, today Sony announced the long-awaited new mirrorless camera a7S III. The new lowlight king features improved framerates and codecs. You can read (and watch) all information and Continue reading “Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H”

Sony a7S III Announced – 4K120 10-Bit 422 & 16-Bit RAW Output


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Sony just announced the highly-anticipated successor to the a7S II. The Sony a7S III mirrorless camera features a new 12.1MP full-frame sensor with a new Bionz XR image processor. The camera can record uncropped video internally in up to 4K120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 and in Full HD in up to 240fps. There is 16-bit RAW in 4K60 externally via full-size HDMI, 5-axis IBIS, vari-angle touchscreen LCD, reworked menu, and the autofocus works in every recording mode. We talked with Sony representative Yann Salmon-Legagneur about the camera. Make sure to check Johnnie’s a7S III Review and Lowlight Sample Footage article as

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Tilta Announced RED Komodo Cage, Handles and Power Modules


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Tilta announced a new rig/cage for the RED Komodo 6K Super35 camera. The rig includes a top plate and cage with multiple mounting threads, cold shoes, and rosettes. Tilta will also offer multiple handles as well as power modules. Starting at $129, the rigs will be available in August 2020 as preconfigured kits as well as separate components.

Tilta Komodo Rig. Source: Tilta

RED Komodo 6K Super35 cinema camera is getting closer to the official production release (here is our last update article on the camera). While Jarred Land and the whole RED Digital Cinema team works on

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Have We Reached The Video Quality Threshold for Sub-$3000 Cameras?


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We already have access to inexpensive, cinema-quality footage from a range of mirrorless cameras. So, what’s next for this market?

Why Pentax is Making the Right Call in Sticking with DSLRs


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As the majority of camera manufacturers move away from the SLR type cameras and start producing mirrorless systems, one company continues to hold on to the past. Pentax has now in multiple statements confirmed that it will not be producing a mirrorless camera and will continue to develop SLR cameras.

My knee jerk reaction was to scoff at this stance. However, now that I’ve had some time to think on this properly, I think it makes complete sense for the company.

There’s No Advantage

If Pentax produces a mirrorless camera, what difference would it make for the company? Will it

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Announced – Super35, Up to 12K 60FPS in BRAW


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Blackmagic Design has just announced a new production camera – Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K. It has a super35 sensor and shoots BRAW full-sensor readout in 12K up to 60fps, 8K up to 110fps, or 4K in super16 crop mode up to 220fps. Apart from internal dual CFast and SD UHS-II card slots, there is a USB-C connector for recording on external drives. The camera comes with a PL lens mount which is interchangeable to EF or F mount. There is internal ND filter as well. The URSA Mini Pro 12K will be available in July 2020 for $9,995.

Why a global pandemic is the perfect time to buy a new camera


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As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the country and world, a lot of us are probably wondering when things can return to normal, and when we can take portraits, wedding photos and more without having to worry about wearing a mask. While many photographers I know have filled their time partaking in virtual conferences […]

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Canon EOS R5 and R6 Overheating During Video Recording – Official Statement


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Canon just issued an official statement regarding the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 overheating during video recording. The company says they used a magnesium alloy body and “overheat control” for better heat management. Canon didn’t want to include a fan to keep the body compact and weather-sealed.  The EOS R5 can only record up to 20 minutes in 8K and up to 15 minutes in 4K 120fps. After that, the camera needs up to 20 minutes to recover before starting to record again.

Canon EOS R5/EOS R6 Overheating During Video Recording – Canon’s statement. Image credit: Canon/Unsplash

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Why should you use a DSLR in 2020?


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Mirrorless cameras are the future. Most companies are releasing mirrorless cameras, and many are filled with amazing tech. So what reasons would there be to still use a DSLR? Turns out there’s a few. And not to worry, this is not an anti-mirrorless camera rant. These are simply a few reasons why someone might reach […]

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Canon EOS R5 with 8K RAW Video and Canon R6 with 4K 10-bit Announced


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Canon today announced the EOS R5 and the EOS R6, two full-frame mirrorless cameras with RF Mount. The Canon EOS R5 delivers 45-megapixel stills and is the first full-frame mirrorless ever to internally record 8K RAW video up to 29.97fps and 4K at up to 120fps in 10-bit. Canon EOS R6 offers 20.1-megapixel stills, 4K video up to 60p 10-bit, or Full HD at up to 120fps.

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Cameras. Image credit: cinema5D

When we look at Canon’s camera lineup from recent years, it is no doubt that the company introduced some exciting and

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It’s time for camera makers to embrace the smartphone


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When Olympus announced its intention to sell its camera division last month, a lot of people were quick to blame smartphones. Specifically, the fact that people thought that phones were “good enough” in terms of being able to produce a photograph. But what makes me scratch my head even more is why no camera company […]

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Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta – Now Available for Windows


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Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta is a new application for Windows 10 computers that enables select Olympus OM-D cameras to be used as a webcam via the included USB-C tether cable. Currently working with the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, and the E-M5 Mark II the app can be downloaded free of charge.

OM-D Webcam Beta for Windows. Source: Olympus

Even though Olympus recently announced the sad news about selling its imaging business until the end of this year, it obviously doesn’t stop them from bringing new updates. After almost all the other big camera manufacturers in

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Thoughts on Panasonic G100 – Why they got it wrong


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Above: Camera Conspiracies has a point! I’ve always been a big Panasonic shooter and no other company has done more to pioneer affordable 4K filmmaking. However I shouldn’t let my love of Panasonic’s cameras like the GH5 and S1H blind me to the failures. I’m afraid we need to talk about the G100. Wrong parts bin YouTube reviewers are persuasive. I own about 20 pairs of headphones from watching just one channel, Z Reviews – and that’s just in the space of two years. Corporations realise this, which is why they are trying to turn every channel into a sales …

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The Power of the Camera in Recording and Shaping Social Movements


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PBS NewsHour aired this 7-minute Race Matters segment on the camera’s role over the past decades in not only documenting social movements but also shaping and shifting public perception. (Warning: This video contains violent and disturbing images.)

“I see the camera as a visual diary,” NYU photography historian and curator Deborah Willis tells PBS reporter Jeffrey Brown. “It is recording the voices and the images of people who want to make a change. How do we make a change? We have to show the evidence of what’s going on in the community.

“Evidence through different kinds of

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Is Adobe tone-deaf or an ally to artists?


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With the release of Photoshop Camera, Adobe flexes some serious tech for consumers but at the expense of working artists. The smartphone camera completely transformed how the world communicates. For the first time, regular people can shoot, capture and share content that’s ‘good enough’ or better than what they are accustomed to with dedicated cameras. […]

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LUMIX Tether for Streaming – Use Panasonic Camera as a Webcam on Windows PC


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The LUMIX Tether for Streaming (Beta) software from Panasonic brings new LIVE VIEW mode for live streaming purposes after connecting the camera to the PC with a USB cable. Currently, it works on Windows 10 and only with compatible LUMIX camera models: DC-GH5, DC-G9, DC-GH5S, DC-S1, DC-S1R, and DC-S1H. The app is available for download now free of charge.

LUMIX Tether for Streaming software. Source: Panasonic

The worldwide lockdown connected with the COVID-19 pandemic showed how quickly camera manufacturers can react to changing customer demand. When many people started streaming and videoconferencing more often, the demand for higher quality live

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RED Komodo Update – First Cameras Shipped, Footage Samples, Accessories


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RED Komodo is the new Super 35 6K cinema camera that features a very small form factor. RED shipped out the first batch of custom-colored pre-release cameras in Grossman Gold color. The first hands-on tests and sample footage from Komodo users as well as first accessories are appearing.

Rigged out RED Komodo. Image Credit: Phil Holland

It has been more than two weeks since our last RED Komodo Update article. I have to say things are getting much faster around Komodo now since the first customers got their cameras and there are first hands-on tests with sample footage emerging. The

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