The great slow motion YouTube channel Warped Perception has created what will probably be the best new high-speed video of the decade. By marrying what looks to be a Vision Research Phantom Flex 4k with a Canon 600mm F4 L lens for a killer and expensive combination, they have been able to show things rarely seen in regular footage like stress on the fuselage and air dynamics impacting the aircraft as they cross paths. Congratulations to WP for creating such an awe-inspiring video!
The Sony RX10 III has been the talk of the town as of late with an impressive lens 24-600mm 35mm equivalent or 25x from wide to telephoto. For us the value lies in the High frame rate or HFR mode that has the same specs as last year’s darlings the Sony RX100 IV and RX10 II.
At first glance the quality seems to be the same in terms of sensor response as all of these cameras share the exact same stacked 1″ sensor with blazing fast memory attached. While the stills quality will not win any awards compared to 4/3, APS C or Full Frame cameras; it is still a big step up compared to small sensor P&S cams or smartphones.
Just announced is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III or Sony RX10 III for short. It is no direct replacement for last year’s Sony RX10 II which at first glance looks very similar. They are essentially the same camera featuring the same video recording features. The real change comes with the incorporation of a monster zoom lens made by Carl Zeiss with a 24 -600mm FF equivalent compared to the now paltry 24-200mm FF equivalent of the RX10 II.
The lens is impressive for a super zoom camera capable of 25x zoom range. Wide end of 24mm has an aperture of f2.4 with the Tele end closing to f4 which is still pretty respectable for such reach. It has stabilization also which Sony claims 4.5 stops worth of handhold-ability which seems the best case scenario.