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Canon S100 1080 24P Video Test

Footage from the new Canon S100 with its image stabilized 1080 @ 24p video mode is starting to emerge. Could this be the new Sony HX9V but with 24P? I loved my little HX9V but I ended up getting rid of it because I really needed 1080@24p in a b-cam point and shoot.

Panasonic GH2 Tokyo Test Footage Olympus 12mm F2 (Blade Runner Homage)

Source:EOS HD

Blade Runner Homage shot in Tokyo with the Panasonic GH2 and Olympus 12mm F2.0. Seeing footage of Tokyo like this in the rain makes any Blade Runner fan want to catch the next flight to Narita International!

Check out the EOS HD site for more details about the test.

The Olympus 12mm is an F2 lens not quite as fast as the SLR Magic 12mm F1.6, although I often stop that down to F2 to get flare down to an acceptable level and increase contrast. I can use the Olympus wide open and it is sharp and very flare resistant. I like both lenses but the Olympus is a MUCH more expensive. However as you’d expect it has better image quality, with hardly any distortion and it’s very sharp wide open. AF is of the next-gen video optimised variety, it is extremely stable in video mode and never hunts randomly in the middle of a shot.

Amazingly I actually left it on for most of the shoot! I never use AF, always manual, but in this case it was just so rock-solid that it got out of the way and did the job for me. It is also extremely fast and silent. Focussing is all internal, nothing moves. This is what Canon need to work on with their future lenses.