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Slow Motion Shoot Out By EOSHD!

Slow Motion Shoot Out EOSHD

Andrew Reid the filmmaker and video editor that runs the EOSHD camera/video blog has made a very good test comparing most of the current mirrorless and DSLR cameras that shoot high frame rates at 120fps.  This is not only a hard test to do because you need all of the gear but you also have to analyze the results based on per pixel quality, detail retention, dynamic range, and color information.

The test footage is easy to follow and will really help you in deciding which camera is better in slow motion. The results help level the playing field between these cameras and lets you compare the performance vs price.  We wish the test included the new Sony a9 Mirrorless camera which we know delivers superb image quality at 120fps.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Leica TL2 Slow Motion Mode Included!

Leica TL2 Slow Motion

Leica has announced the TL2. It is an APS-C camera with a milti-touch capable LCD screen, 4k video at 30fps and interfaces like USB 3 and HDMI for monitoring or playback to TV.  It caught our interest because it also offers 1080p 60fps and 1280 * 720p HD at 120fps which is a real slow motion spec.

The camera is spartan but in the Leica Style, elegant and sharp. It is built to use Leica L Mount lenses but can also use the enormous array of Leica glass out there in the M and R mounts using optional adapters. As to why you would buy a $1,950 Leica pocket camera and then attach a lens that is as expensive or several times the cost of the TL2 for a less than ideal combination, is left for further discussion. However, if you are a Leica M owner with the craving of a smaller body; the TL2 may just fit your needs.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Panasonic HC-X1 Packs Some Serious Performance!

Panasonic hc-x1

In a launch that was mostly subdued, a new camera was launched in August; the Panasonic  HC-X1 which is a mid range professional fixed lens ENG or EFP camera with some serious specs to go behind it.  For starters there is 4k at up to 60fps a format that we hope to see in upcoming ILCs like the GH4 successor and Sony Cameras.  The other is 100fps PAL or 120fps NTSC 1080p which is now a must have slow motion standard for any serious camera.

The qualities of the new Panasonic HC-X1 do not stop at higher frame rates; it features a fantastic 3 independent fly by wire ring system for focus, aperture and the last for zoom which starts at a very wide 24mm to 480mm at the long end or 20x optical. The camera also features  a built in ND Filter wheel from 1/4th to 1/64th for effortless 180 degree shooting outdoors.[...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Adorama Posts Black Friday Deals!

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Our partner Adorama Camera has sent us a series of Black Friday Deals that might peak your interest.  The range is quite good and some of the savings are kind of spectacular, so if you have been meaning to get gear, memory or a lens at a discounted price ; get a better bang for your buck the time is now.

Some cameras are heavily discounted in the 100s of dollars and memory is sometimes 1/2 price too. By buying through our links you help HSC continue to provide content in the future. We thank you for your support.    Happy Thanksgiving![...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Camera Deals for Black Friday Start to Show!

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Black Friday is nearly here and that means lots of deals for all sorts of gear are just around the corner.  However we have found a few to get you started in your quest to get the best bang for your buck.

Note: By buying through our Amazon product links you help HSC continue to cover the slow motion camera market on a budget. At no extra cost to you. We greatly appreciate your patronage![...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←

TheVideoMode Has Leica SL and a7s II Previews!

The folks of TheVideoMode.com  have had some time with the new Leica SL Typ 601 and the Sony A7s Mark II.  Some videos showing the interface for accessing the slow motion interface have been posted on their site.  There is also a slow motion low light sample of the A7s Mark II at 120fps for you to watch.

A7s Mark II – Preview Page at TheVideoMode.com![...] → Continue Reading Full Post ←