As with many camera releases the full quoted specs do not tell the whole story on a camera’s final capabilities. Our reader Andreas Bernhard pointed us that the Samsung NX1 does have a 120fps 1080p mode included inside the Samsung Multi Motion mode. We previously thought it was just a slowdown of 60p with interpolation but as it turns out it is also sporting a full 120p 1080 mode inside the camera.
A rumored Sony sensor part code IMX189AEG has been captivating the camera rumor world last week. The specs seem almost like a fictionalized version of a wish list but it may well be not only real but a sign of things to come in sensor technology. The sensor specs are as follows:
- 6K Video at 240fps
- 2K Video at up to 16,000fps 16 bit
- 1080p max 24,000fps
- 1.5″ Sensor Close to Micro 4/3ds size
- 4.85 megapixels using Active Pixel Color Sampling
- Global Shutter
- Native ISO of 5120
- Max ISO 655,360
Active Pixel Color Sampling reads RGB signals on a single pixel so a 4.85 Megapixel sensor equates to a Bayer pattern sensor of about 15 Megapixels. This creates huge pixel spaces and increased dynamic range along with faster read out times and a global shutter.
The Sony PXW-FS7 Pro camera besides the 4k up to 30p spec also offers a great 180fps slow motion mode at 1080p continuous. We expected the quality to be as good or better than the FS700 and it was the right call. The quality of the slow motion is extremely good and uses a better XAVC codec; And will position for now the FS7 in the 3rd spot of the camera list guide right behind the FS700 displacing the GH4 to 4th place.
Slow motion and Rolling Shutter test FS7 by Shug M.
Update: The fps1000 is now funded and it gathered an amazing £125,721 British Pounds or about $200,000 USD.
Now the work begins in updating the camera case, IR cut filter, internal battery and other fixes or modifications before shipping in the first months of 2015. The large funding is going to make a better camera in the end and it will now be a matter of waiting for our unit to test and share the results. Congratulations to Graham Rowan for making such a splash in the hi speed camera market and gathering such an impressive funding campaign.