Category: Digital Video Cameras

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Vuze XR Dual 360° and VR180 Camera

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With the touch of a button, the Vuze XR transforms from a 360° camera to a VR180 camera, enabling content creators to spontaneously tell any story, from every angle.

Available in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Vuze XR Camera will be available for purchase in the £400 price range. Additional camera details, specifications and pricing will be available in the coming months.

With the touch of a button, the Vuze XR transforms from a 360° camera to a VR180 camera, enabling content creators to spontaneously tell any story, from every angle.Available in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Vuze XR Camera will be available for purchase in the £400 price range. Additional…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lucid Partners with RED to Build 8K 3D/4V Camera for Hydrogen One

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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Lucid is working with Hollywood camera maker RED to build the next generation prosumer 3D/4-View (4V) camera for 8K video and image capture. The new camera is the first dual camera to give users full 8K video and picture capabilities converting to 4V in real-time while allowing them to shoot like professionals with dynamically adjustable lens distances for the best 3D focus and zoom. By attaching the soon-to-be-released modular holographic phone--RED Hydrogen One--to the camera, users will be able to view 3D/4V content in post and live as if it were the viewfinder.

Lucid is working with Hollywood camera maker RED to build the next generation prosumer 3D/4-View (4V) camera for 8K video and image capture. The new camera is the first dual camera to give users full 8K video and picture capabilities converting to 4V in real-time while allowing them to shoot…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for US$1,295.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later…

Z CAM E2 Cinematic Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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The Z CAM E2 Cinematic Camera is a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video at 120fps. Priced at $1,999 USD, the Z CAM E2 uses the Micro Four Thirds lens mount and has a 4/3" Sony CMOS sensor.

The Z CAM E2 Cinematic Camera is a Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 4K video at 120fps. Priced at $1,999 USD, the Z CAM E2 uses the Micro Four Thirds lens mount and has a 4/3" Sony CMOS sensor.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sony FS5 II XDCAM Handheld Camcorder

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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Sony is expanding its Large Format Sensor category with the new XDCAM handheld camcorder FS II. The Sony FS5 II features an all-new look with a refined picture tone to capture natural highlights, subtle, alluring and well rendered facial tones and a softer tonal look emphasising the portrayal of a person. Complete with 4K HDR and 120fps performance and RAW capabilities, the new Super 35mm camcorder combines outstanding image quality with an ergonomic modular frame. In addition to S-Log 2/3, the FS5 II supports Sony’s Instant HDR Workflow to produce HDR content for quick post-production without the need of grading.

The FS5 II is planned to be available in June, with expected pricing as follows:

  • PXW-FS5M2, body only — $4,750 US and $5,940 CA
  • PXW-FS5M2K, with lens — $5,250 US and $6,560 CA

Sony is expanding its Large Format Sensor category with the new XDCAM handheld camcorder FS II. The Sony FS5 II features an all-new look with a refined picture tone to capture natural highlights, subtle, alluring and well rendered facial tones and a softer tonal look emphasising the portrayal of a…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Canon EOS C700 FF - Canon’s First Full-Frame Cinema Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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The EOS C700 FF is Canon's first full-frame cinema camera. At the heart of the EOS C700 FF is a new Canon-developed CMOS image sensor with a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites and a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. The EOS C700 FF EF and EOS C700 FF PL are scheduled to be available in July 2018 for an estimated retail price of $33,000.00.

Canon have also announced the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a full-manual 20mm Cinema Prime Lens for EF Mount cameras, scheduled to begin shipping in fall 2018.

The EOS C700 FF is Canon's first full-frame cinema camera. At the heart of the EOS C700 FF is a new Canon-developed CMOS image sensor with a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites and a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size…

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Canon LEGRIA HF G26 Full HD Camcorder

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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The Canon LEGRIA HF G26 is a new Full HD camcorder designed to satisfy video enthusiasts’ creative needs and instill confidence when capturing content. The compact and portable LEGRIA HF G26 offers a 28.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x optical zoom, superb optics, low-light capability and 8-blade circular aperture, which can create beautiful circular bokeh effects.

The LEGRIA HF G26 will be available from April 2018 for £899.99 / €1089.99.

The Canon LEGRIA HF G26 is a new Full HD camcorder designed to satisfy video enthusiasts’ creative needs and instill confidence when capturing content. The compact and portable LEGRIA HF G26 offers a 28.8mm wide-angle lens with 20x optical zoom, superb optics, low-light capability and 8-blade circular aperture, which can…

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Camcorders

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras
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The compact and lightweight Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 camcorders all feature a Full HD CMOS sensor and a 20x HD optical zoom lens. The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1899.00, $1399.00 and $999.00 respectively.

The compact and lightweight Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 camcorders all feature a Full HD CMOS sensor and a 20x HD optical zoom lens. The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 for…

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Detu F4 Plus 8K Virtual Reality Panoramic Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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360° camera pioneer Detu has launched the F4 Plus an 8K Virtual Reality Panoramic Camera. Designed for professional photographers and VR content creators, the Detu F4 Plus features four multi-layered 200° fisheye lenses, and records 360° videos at a resolution of 7,680x3,840 pixels and a frame rate of 30 frames per second. Engineered to enable users to livestream with ease, the camera can connect to a computer via an Ethernet cable, or wireless live streaming is possible over 2.4G and 5G dual frequency Wi-Fi. The removable 4800mAh lithium-ion battery supports up to 120 minutes of continuous shooting. The F4 Plus carries an MSRP of $2599 and will be available on Amazon.

360° camera pioneer Detu has launched the F4 Plus an 8K Virtual Reality Panoramic Camera. Designed for professional photographers and VR content creators, the Detu F4 Plus features four multi-layered 200° fisheye lenses, and records 360° videos at a resolution of 7,680x3,840 pixels and a frame rate of 30 frames…

Monday, October 9, 2017

RED Monstro 8K VV

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Digital Video Cameras
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RED have announced the Monstro 8K VV, a new cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. Billed as an "evolutionary step beyond the RED Dragon 8K VV sensor," the new Monstro 8K VV promises improvements in image quality, including dynamic range (to the tune of 17+ stops!) and shadow detail. The combination of a WEAPON camera and the Monstro 8K VV imager offers full-frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, produces detailed 35.4-megapixel stills, and delivers data speeds of up to 300 MB/s. “RED’s internal sensor programme continues to push the boundaries of pixel design and Monstro is the materialization of our relentless pursuit to make the absolute best image sensors on the planet,” says Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “The full-frame 8K VV Monstro provides unprecedented dynamic range and breathtaking color accuracy with full support for our IPP2 pipeline.” The Monstro 8K VV will replace the current RED Dragon sensor in RED’s lineup, and customers that had previously placed an order for a Dragon 8K VV imager will be offered this new sensor instead.

RED have announced the Monstro 8K VV, a new cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. Billed as an "evolutionary step beyond the RED Dragon 8K VV sensor," the new Monstro 8K VV promises improvements in image quality, including dynamic range (to the tune of 17+ stops!) and shadow detail. The…

Monday, October 2, 2017

Jessops Academy Offers One-Day GoPro HERO6 Introductory Course

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Jessops have announced a one-day introductory course on the new GoPro HERO6 Black camera. The GoPro Academy Course has been developed by expert Jessops trainers directly alongside GoPro, and is GoPro certified to guarantee up-to-date information and hands-on training. The course will cover a range of need-to-know subjects, from understanding your GoPro’s modes, menus, settings and apps, to using your camera to capture ultra-high-definition footage. “Even though GoPro cameras are known for being incredibly easy to use to capture everything from extreme to mainstream, an intensive training can open new possibility to create immersive content. Thanks to a partner with such strong expertise like Jessops, participants will discover new perspectives and angles while also learning about the entire GoPro ecosystem and realise how easy every step from capturing to sharing content really is with GoPro. We are excited to see the resulting content”,” says Filip Good, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, Go Pro. The Jessops GoPro Academy Course is £119 full price or £79.99 when purchased with the new HERO6 Black, a HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session.

Jessops have announced a one-day introductory course on the new GoPro HERO6 Black camera. The GoPro Academy Course has been developed by expert Jessops trainers directly alongside GoPro, and is GoPro certified to guarantee up-to-date information and hands-on training. The course will cover a range of need-to-know subjects, from understanding…

Friday, September 29, 2017

GoPro HERO6

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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The GoPro HERO6 is a new action camera that shoots 4K video at 60fps and Full HD at 240fps. This is enabled by a new, custom designed GP1 processor, which also promises improved image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and "dramatically improved" video stabilisation over previous HERO camera generations. Similarly to its predecessor, the GoPro HERO6 is waterproof to 10 metres, and also offers support for QuikStoriesan app feature that makes it easy to share short videos of your adventures, and compatibility with Karma and existing GoPro mounts. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled camera is now available for $499.99.

The GoPro HERO6 is a new action camera that shoots 4K video at 60fps and Full HD at 240fps. This is enabled by a new, custom designed GP1 processor, which also promises improved image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and "dramatically improved" video stabilisation over previous HERO camera generations. Similarly…

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Canon XF405, XF400 and Vixia GX10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Canon today announced three new additions to the company’s video camcorder lineup: the XF405 4K UHD Video Camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorder and the Vixia GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder. The Canon XF405 and XF400 are both ideal for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings. Designed with advanced amateurs and hobbyists in mind, the VIXIA GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder provides the same image quality as the Canon XF405 and XF400. All three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), to support 4K recording, alongside a 1"-type CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, to produce stunning 4K/60p recording across the entire zoom range. All three camcorders provide users with fast, highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations and feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The Canon XF405 4K UHD video camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD video camcorder and the Vixia GX10 4K UHD video camcorder are scheduled to be available in November 2017 for estimated retail prices of $3499.001, $2999.001 and $2499.00, respectively.

Canon today announced three new additions to the company’s video camcorder lineup: the XF405 4K UHD Video Camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorder and the Vixia GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder. The Canon XF405 and XF400 are both ideal for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings. Designed with…

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sony VENICE System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Sony have just unveiled VENICE, their first full-frame digital motion picture camera system. The camera combines a newly developed 36x24mm full-frame sensor and compatibility with a wide range of lenses, including anamorphic, Super 35mm and full-frame PL mount for a greater range of expressive freedom with shallow depth of field. The lens mount can also be changed to handle E-mount lenses for shooting situations that require smaller, lighter, wider and more characteristic lenses. A new colour management system and wide colour gamut gives users more control and greater freedom to work with images during grading and post-production. VENICE also has more than 15 stops of latitude to handle challenging lighting situations. Additionally, it is the film industry's first camera with a built-in 8-stage glass ND filter system. The VENICE CineAlta digital motion picture camera system is scheduled to be available in February 2018.

Sony have just unveiled VENICE, their first full-frame digital motion picture camera system. The camera combines a newly developed 36x24mm full-frame sensor and compatibility with a wide range of lenses, including anamorphic, Super 35mm and full-frame PL mount for a greater range of expressive freedom with shallow depth of field…

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ricoh Theta V

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Ricoh today launched the new Ricoh Theta V spherical camera, which supports features that include 360° 4K video capture, immersive spatial audio recording, and high-speed image transfer. Successor to the Theta S, the Ricoh Theta V uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on an open-source Android operating system. The camera can shoot 4K 360° video smoothly at 30 frames per second at a resolution of 3840x1920 pixels, records high-quality sound compatible with 360° spatial audio, and offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. Available from the end of September, the Ricoh Theta V carries a recommended retail price of £399.99.

Ricoh today launched the new Ricoh Theta V spherical camera, which supports features that include 360° 4K video capture, immersive spatial audio recording, and high-speed image transfer. Successor to the Theta S, the Ricoh Theta V uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on an open-source Android operating system. The…

Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Now Available Worldwide

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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JK Imaging, the worldwide licensee for Kodak Pixpro Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced the worldwide availability of its new VR camera, the 4KVR360, which is also known as the ORBIT360 in the US. The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. The lenses are designed to work in tandem, to capture full 360° 4K Video and easily upload 360° content to Facebook and YouTube via the camera’s Smart Device App. “The decision to continue expanding our award winning 360° VR camera line up with the new Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 was a natural progression,” said Mariame Cisse, Marketing Director for JK Imaging Ltd., Europe. “We are committed to the interactive 360° video format and want to give yet another option to consumers when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs.” The 4KVR360 will feature a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and use a Micro SD card (up to 128GB) to record 360° content. The 4KVR360 camera will incorporate Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity compatibility for Smart device APPs to control and view the camera remotely. Kodak Pixpro’s 4KVR360 camera is available now in the UK via Currys, priced at £419.99.

JK Imaging, the worldwide licensee for Kodak Pixpro Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced the worldwide availability of its new VR camera, the 4KVR360, which is also known as the ORBIT360 in the US. The 4KVR360 adopts a minimalist approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed…

Sony RX0

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Sony today announced a new type of camera called the RX0. The ultra-compact, water-, crush- and shockproof Sony RX0 houses a 1"-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor and features a Zeiss Tessar T* 24mm (eq.) f/4 lens to deliver high-resolution raw and JPEG images and 4K videos. For still photography, you can use shutter speeds of up to 1/32,000th of a second and shoot at up to 16fps. For videographers who want to incorporate super slow-motion footage, the RX0 offers the opportunity to shoot at up to 1000 frames per second. For production flexibility, you can use 4K clean HDMI output to record uncompressed video to an external recorder. Sony’s wireless radio commander, the FA-WRC1M can be used to trigger up to fifteen RX0s. A wireless multi-camera shooting solution capable of connecting further RX0 units when an access point is used is currently being developed and will be released in January 2018 via a firmware update. To maximise the potential of RX0, a host of new accessories to support new ways of shooting have also been launched. These include the VCT-CGR1 Cage for increased system flexibility, the MPK-HSR1 Housing, enabling the RX0 to be taken down to depths of up to 100 metres underwater, the CPT-R1 Cable Protector, VF-SPR1 Spare Lens Protector, VFA-305R1 Filter Adapter Kit which includes a filter adapter, lens hood and MC protector,NP-BJ1 Rechargeable Battery Pack and ACC-TRDCJ Accessory Kit. The RX0 will start to ship in Europe in October 2017, priced at approximately €850.

Sony today announced a new type of camera called the RX0. The ultra-compact, water-, crush- and shockproof Sony RX0 houses a 1"-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor and features a Zeiss Tessar T* 24mm (eq.) f/4 lens to deliver high-resolution raw and JPEG images and 4K videos. For still…

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Ricoh today announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition 360-degree camera  called the Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU. Based on the Ricoh Theta SC, this limited-edition collaboration model features an official Hatsune Miku illustration specially drawn by the illustrator KEI on a turquoise body, the theme colour for Miku. The shutter sound has also been modified, to replicate that of a traditional camera. Images shot in 360° can also be imported into the dedicated image editing application “Ricoh Theta Type HATSUNE MIKU” so that Miku can be part of your shot. In addition, this product includes a “dog tag key holder” printed with a serial number (on the first 3,939 units) and an exclusive colour ABITAX case in a presentation box. The dog tag key holder and presentation box feature an illustration by fuzichoco, exclusive to this limited-edition package. Priced at  £269.99, the camera will be available from the end of September.

Ricoh today announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition 360-degree camera called the Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU. Based on the Ricoh Theta SC, this limited-edition collaboration model features an official Hatsune Miku illustration specially drawn by the illustrator KEI on a turquoise body, the theme colour for Miku…

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sony Develops Next-Generation CineAlta Motion Picture Camera System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Sony has announced plans for its next-generation CineAlta digital motion picture camera system. This latest addition to the CineAlta family is being developed in close collaboration with creative professionals including Directors, Cinematographers and Digital Imaging Technicians. Key highlughts of the new product include a full-frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for this Digital Motion Picture Camera, multiple aspect ratios, "exceptional" picture quality and compatibility with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards). It will also maintain the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC.

Sony has announced plans for its next-generation CineAlta digital motion picture camera system. This latest addition to the CineAlta family is being developed in close collaboration with creative professionals including Directors, Cinematographers and Digital Imaging Technicians. Key highlughts of the new product include a full-frame 36x24mm sensor exclusively designed for…

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GoPro QuikStories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software , Digital Video Cameras
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QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories is our biggest leap forward since the invention of the GoPro itself,” says GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.  “QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years.  It’s an absolute game changer.” QuikStories is now available for HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session users. To get started, download the new GoPro app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories…