I’m winging to Las Vegas for a couple of days to attend the NAB Show, the annual technical meeting and equipment show of the National Association of Broadcasters.
In particular, I’m interested to see these digital cinema cameras, many with 4K sensors—some recently released, some newly announced this week:
- Sony NEX-FS700, which boasts super-slow motion and a 4K Super 35mm sensor for under $10,000
- Sony F65, the newest high-end flagship of the Cine Alta line, which I saw at a recent preview at Videofax in San Francisco. It features an 8K sensor oversampling to a 4K image capture.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the latest update to Canon’s hot DSLR line, which tries to remedy some of the problems inherent in the Mark II’s video capture capabilities.
- Canon’s EOS 1DC, with 4K resolution in a DSLR body
- Canon EOS C300, which uses Canon EF lenses and a Super 35mm CMOS processor, released a few months ago
- Canon EOS C300 PL, model which takes PL-mount lenses, announced a few months ago for spring release
- Canon’s EF mount EOS C500 and the PL-mount C500 PL, their newest entries in the high-end camera market
- Newest developments from Arri for their market-leading Alexa camera. Will they release a 4K model this year?
- A new $3000, 2.5K Cinema Camera from Blackmagic, heretofore known as a manufacturer of accessories
- The new thumbsized, 3-D, 1080p digital cinema camera developed by the Cameron/Pace Group and used by director James Cameron on his recent dive to the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean
- JVC’s GY-HMQ10, their new entry into the 4K market, relatively affordable for about $5000
- Panasonic’s new 4K 4:4:4 Varicam “concept” camera
- New micro-P2 storage cards from Panasonic, about the size of SD cards
- Whatever new surprises are in store from Red Digital Cinema
I’m especially intrigued by this excellent summary in nofilmschool.com, which compares the newest digital cameras by resolution and price. And as always, I’ll also be looking at new camera accessories and lighting gear at the show. Watch for more reports coming up soon!