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Sony RX10 IV & AX700 Slow Mo Samples Surface!

Sony RX10 IV & AX700 Slow Mo Samples

There is a lot of interest on the new Sony RX10 IV and new Sony FDR-AX700,  HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90V Palm 4k Cam-Corders.   We have found a couple of new sample videos showing these cameras in action with HFR high frame rate modes. We estimate all four cameras to have comparable image quality in HFR mode but depending on the price a better overall codec with more detail retention.

However the best value out of all of them could be the AX700 which costs about the same as the RX10 IV but in a more professional body with lots of control that the SLR form factor lacks.  Also for a paid job you may be inclined to go with the more professional looking body to avoid judgmental stares.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Sony Palm 4k Camcorders Have 960fps!

Sony Palm 4k Camcorders

Sony has released three new Palm Sized 4k camcorders on the wake left by the RX10 IV all in one  1″ Sensor camera, these new cameras aim to produce professional results in 4k and with the use of broadcast features like 3G-SDI in the case of the Z90V allow for real time ENG and EFP production.

These cameras have the same  sensor and buffer mode as the RX10 IV camera but in a more traditional non SLR like form factor. The FDR-AX700 at the lower end of the range lacks a Proper microphone mount and XLR inputs with volume controls but they all share the same specs in lens 12x – and internal codecs aside from broadcast features.  This includes the HFR mode which seems to be identical to the RX10 IV offering 120fps continuous and up to 7 seconds of 240fps near full HD and reduced resolution 480fps and 960fps.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Panasonic vx870 & wx970 Camcorder Video Samples!

PanaWX970

Some samples from the Panasonic HC-vx870 and  hc wx970 which are identical hardware sans the extra selfie camera on the pull out rotating screen have surfaced.

As expected the cameras perform fantastically well and are at this time still the best camcorder value for regular and slow motion video for your money.  Either for slow motion or 4k, the value is hard to beat. We have selected a few samples from the net so you can check out and judge the quality for yourself:[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Panasonic WX970 Camera Is a w850 on Steroids!

PanaWX970

Last year’s CES star camcorder marvels were the W850 and the V750 from Panasonic. Both cameras were capable of 1080p at 120fps progressive with a 240p interpolation mode that looked pretty good with low motion and high shutter speed.

This year we get the replacements in the line the HC-VX870 retails for $899US and the HC-VX970 will be $999US.  Both shoot 4k video yes… let me say that again… both shoot 4k! They are carbon copies of themselves with one differentiating feature.  The VX970 has an integrated selfie picture in picture camera attached to the flip screen. This is the same feature the W850 introduced last year.  The VX870 has no selfie camera but allows a phone to connect and feed the secondary image to record in tandem.   It is kind of gimmicky but for filming parents wanting to film their reaction when their toddlers take their first steps it can be a pretty priceless feature.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

120p 1080 and 240p* Camcorders from Panasonic W850 – V750

HC-W850K_750

The newest line of Panasonic camcorders announced at CES are a step forward in the codec department with up to 50mbps at 60p but the feature that caught our attention is that both the HC-W850 and HC-V750 can record 120 frames at 1080p plus interpolate to 240p by using pixel motion algorithms.

Main Specs:[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←