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Sony RX100 V Manual Shows Higher HFR Resolution!

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It seems the Sony RX100 V is not only improved in recording time but also on resolution.  Our reader “slowmosage” sent us his new findings on the official manual and in fact Sony states much higher resolution read out for the HFR mode at 480fps, 500fps, 960fps and 1000fps than the RX100 IV had.

The increases are not trivial and shows that the actual readout in the horizontal at 500fps and 480fps is the same number of pixels read out at the near full HD 240fps and 500fps 1824*1026. This is a big improvement compared to the previous HFR modes and confirms that the resolution seen in the sample footage not only looks better but it is based on more pixels read out.

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Sony RX100 V Slow Motion Samples!

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The Sony RX100 V has already started to reach reviewers and enthusiasts; the slow motion clips are starting to grace the web and there is a lot to like about the quality that the camera produces as well as the creativity behind the shots. There is a lot of power in this pocketable P&S camera and it sure makes for the perfect travel companion without all the bulk.

The quality seems slightly improved from last year’s RX100 IV but now with the added addition of a faster sensor and flash memory package with twice the depth buffer allows for some very usable recordings in HFR slow motion mode.

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Sony RX100 V Has Extended Slowmo Mode!

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Sony today announced the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V portable 1″ sensor camera. It replaces last year’s excellent RX100 IV which is at #8 rank in our HSC Camera Guide for slow motion gear on a budget.   This next iteration is more robust in several aspects including HFR record time which is nearly doubled due to a larger and faster frame buffer. This makes it much more useful in Quality Priority mode offering up to 4 seconds 240fps NTSC or 250fps PAL at almost Full HD 1080p resolution.

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Kinefinity Terra 5k & 6K Offer up to 225fps!

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The Chinese cinema camera company Kinefinity is adding two new models of cameras at this Year’s NAB event in Las Vegas.  The Kinefinity Terra 5k and 6k Models.  They differ in sensor and abilities with prices that just 5 years ago would have commanded much higher tiers.

Last Year’s Kinemax 6k and 4k graced our Camera Guide with a good showing now occupying 10th and 14th place but now they are aiming much much higher with better RAW frame rates up to 225fps in 2k and lower price points than most of the RAW capable competitors in the space.

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Sony FS700 Price Drops to $4,999 USD!

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The Sony FS700 has been reduced in price several times this year and now commands an under $5k price for the body only package.  When the camera was released it commanded a $7,999 USD price tag for the same kit with $8,499 USD for the basic 18-200mm kit. Nowadays you can get some used FS700 bodies for just over 4k.

The FS700 remains in the #2 spot of our HSC Camera guide for slow motion cameras on a budget. The deal just got better with these price cuts.

With the relentless pace of technology advancement; it seems that as the camera is close to 50% cheaper than at launch a replacement might be coming in the near future.  If a replacement comes by the end of this year or early 2016 it will probably be using the same technology just released on the RX 10 II and RX 100 IV cameras that offer a back side illuminated stacked CMOS sensor with 1/32000 shutter speed.

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Edgertronic Monochrome $200 Price Cut!

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The Monochrome version of the edgertronic high speed camera is now $200 USD cheaper due to a price cut based on higher than expected sales for the model.  From an initial $5,695.00 to a now $5,495.00 – This puts it in parity with the color version of the hardware.   The Monochrome version is more sensitive to light and it is a better fit for resolution and light constrained needs.  Many scientific applications work well with monochrome cameras as the Bayer pattern is scrapped for a full resolution black and white raw image that preserves the full linear res.

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