Posts Tagged ‘ Digital

(RUMOR): Nikon D800 36MP sensor w/ pictures to come

source:Nikon Rumors

Nikon Rumors is saying that the Nikon D800 will have a 36MP sensor and that there will be pictures soon. 36mp seems like a hell of a lot of pixels to stuff onto a full frame sensor.

UPDATE:Check the new post here for more specs and pictures.

Ricoh M-Mount GXR Mount A12 Module

source:DPREVIEW

Ricoh has announced a Leica M-Mount module. Check dpreview for more specs and image gallery.

Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2011—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and planned September 9, 2011 release of the new product GXR MOUNT A12, a lens mount unit exclusively for the GXR interchangeable unit camera system. The body color will be black only, and the planned monthly production volume is 3,000 units.

Introduced in December 2009, the GXR is a revolutionary interchangeable unit camera system in which lenses can be changed by mounting camera units that integrate lens, image sensor, and image processing engine into a single unit. In addition, utilizing its unique ability to accommodate interchangeable units other than camera units, the system can be expanded to include a variety of other devices.

The new GXR MOUNT A12 is a lens mount unit made especially for the GXR. Featuring an APS-C size CMOS sensor and a newly developed focal plane shutter, this unit makes it possible to mount lenses such as Leica M lenses, and it provides various types of compensation and correction functions.

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Sony NEX 5N vs FS100 vs NEX VG20 test video footage

source: EOS HD

Sony NEX 5N versus FS100 and VG20 – Quick comparison from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

Andrew Reid over at EOS HD has posted some test footage between the Sony Nex 5N, Sony FS100 and Sony Nex VG20. Check out the article on EOS HD here for more details.

How does the NEX 5N compare to Sony’s higher end dedicated video cameras?

Well first of all let me tell you that the VG20 is an absolute piece of crap. This is a camera that is meant to sit below the FS100 and is a good $1700 more expensive than the NEX 5N and yet it has a plethora of disadvantages compared to the diminutive mirrorless camera. It brings so little to the party for that extra $1700 namely a top handle and better audio. But in adding those, it also brings massive operational and build quality frustrations to the hapless operator.

SONY NEX 5N BODY ONLY $699 B&H
SONY NEX 5N W/ KIT LENS $699 B&H
SONY NEX VG20 BODY ONLY B&H
SONY NEX FS100U BODY ONLY B&H

Fauer Finder:Sony NEX E-Mount PL Mount Director’s View Finder

source: Film and Digital Times

Want a terrific Director’s Finder? You’re three internet clicks away. Ingredients: One Sony NEX-5 digital camera, one MTF Services PL to Sony E Mount Adaptor, and one beautifully designed and machined Viewfinder and bracket from the wonderful folks at iDC Photo Video. Bruce Dorn has been sketching, milling and drilling away, and is now making me blush by calling it the Fauer Finder.

About the same size as your trusty Birns & Sawyer optical Director’s Finder, this product of rampant retrofit syndrome lets you pop on PL mount lenses and view the scene through iDC’s bright, clear magnifying loupe. The iDCPhotoVideo bracket firmly holds the loupe against the NEX-5′s 3″ TFT LCD. Because the NEX-5 uses a 23.4 x 15.6 APS-size CMOS sensor, what you see is very close to an ARRI Alexa’s 23.76 mm x 13.37mm or Sony F65 24.7mm x 13.1mm image area. Mark the frame lines with chart tape on the NEX-5 LCD.

The Sony NEX-5 has a Sony E-mount with a flange focal depth of 18mm. Live View makes it especially suitable as a finder. The 14.6 megapixel sensor provides RAW+JPEG stills and 1920×1080 HD AVCHD video for excellent storyboard frames and pre-viz scenes.

Oh, and if you just want to use the Sony NEX-5 the way it was intended, as a small APS-C size point and shoot with a Dorn good finder, you can order the camera with a small interchangeable E-mount 18-55, 18-200, or 16mm lens.

Three Pieces Needed
Viewfinder
PL – E Mount Adapter
Sony NEX 5

The Great Camera Shootout 2011: SCCE ~ Episode Two “Sensors & Sensitivity”

The Great Camera Shootout 2011: Episode 2 ~ “Sensors & Sensitivity” from Steve Weiss on Vimeo.

For more info about the test check the
Zacuto
site.

Digital:

Arri Alexa
Sony F35
RED ONE MX
Sony PMW-F3
Panasonic AF-100
Weisscam HS2 Mk2
Phantom FLEX
DSLR’s:
Canon 5D MkII
Canon 1D MkIV
Canon 7D
Nikon D7000
Film:
Kodak 5219 and Kodak 5213.

SCCE