Panasonic GH4 Pricing and Order Information Available

Update: Looks like the camera WILL be able to record 4K without an external recorder. It’ll require a UHS Class III card, but it is supposedly possible. (via 4/3 Rumors).

We now have the GH4 pricing! Wow… I gotta say I’m very impressed with how affordable this camera is (see GH4 pricing below).

Credit: Gizmodo Japan

Credit: Gizmodo Japan

So, we now have a 4K, 1080p with 60fps, clean HDMI out, 10 bit, XLR capable, weather sealed camera for around $3,000 AND a body only option for just under $1,700… Wow.

gh4Panasonic GH4 Body Only $1,698

  • 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
  • UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Monitor
  • 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
  • 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
  • High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body

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New Canon 7D Replacement May Be Announced at NAB 2014

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A couple days ago Canon Rumors posted an article stating that two different individuals said we should expect a Canon EOS 7D replacement at NAB this year.

This news is exciting for 2 reasons:

  1. Its NAB… Not a photography event. And since Canon usually announces and/or releases Canon EOS Cinema cameras at NAB its an exciting sign that we might see something special… Or at least special for Canon… Which isn’t saying much but still.
  2. We might see the first APS-C video DSLR that can keep up with the specs of the 5D Mark III. There really isn’t an APS-C video DSLR that can standup to the 5D Mark III at the moment so it would be great if Canon gave us a hard core video brother to the 5D.

Rumor Mill Specs

These aren’t set in stone by any means at all. But we can dream right? Heres what the internet is saying about a possible new 7D or 7D replacement:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • Innovative video features
  • Price around $2000
  • Very good ISO performance

What do you think of all this? Do you think we’ll see a new high end APS-C camera? If we do, will you be getting one? Personally, I would be very interested in a $2000 APS-C version of the 5D Mark III. Even if all we go was a nicer sensor and a headphone jack.

[Via Canon Rumors, Canon Watch]

Silencer Follow Focus System

24 Shots has come out with a Kickstarter for their great looking follow focus system called Silencer. Check out their big claim from the Kickstarter page:

The only follow focus controlled by a trigger. Virtually silent, it offers both true Run & Gun capability and cinematic focus movement.

I’m very excited to see how this unit performs for shooters. You can get a unit by backing the Kickstarter Campaign here. Check out the video to learn more about the Silencer Follow Focus System:

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Manfrotto DSLR Video Remote Review

So you just got your awesome new shoulder rig for your DSLR and love it. But as you pick it up to start filming you realize something terrible… You can’t actually control it without reaching back awkwardly to adjust settings and record… This is one of the biggest problem’s with filming on a DSLR shoulder rig. One solution is to move the camera so that it is front of you, but that creates a very front heavy rig. Luckily there is a solution to this.

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