This is the strangest Micro Four Thirds camera to date…from JVC!


As you know JVC recently announced a “cheap” and very well specced GY-LS300 4KCAM you can get at BHphoto (Click here). But along that camera they also announced another “unusual” looking GW-SP100E remote head 4KCAM Micro Four Thirds camera system! (Source: JVC UK).

This is the full press release:

The JVC GW-SP100 is a 4KCAM remote camera head and recording unit; the system includes the camera head, a recording/playback device with built-in monitor and a RCU controller. This tiny camera produces beautiful 4K video, with 3840×2160 resolution, at up to 50/60p recorded locally to SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. It has an interchangeable MFT lens mount system, chosen due to its very shallow flange depth, which offers the greatest flexibility to end users who have already invested in lenses.

The GW-SP100 camera system features a video unit with a foldable and detachable 7-inch full HD LCD monitor and includes a wired dedicated remote and camera control panel. For connection between the camera head and the recording/playback device, optional longer cable lengths of 5m and 15m are also available. The camera records at 4K Ultra HD and HD at 4:2:2 150Mbps, and supports up to 50/60p recording in both HD and 4K. 4K footage is recorded as a single file in AVC H.264 format at 150Mbps. Thanks to the system’s two dual codecs and four card slots (two for 4K, two for HD), the camera can record 4K+4K and HD+HD (continuous/dual recording), making it a very flexible system. Recording is via cost-effective SDHC/SDXC cards; a single 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC card provides around 50 minutes of recorded 4K footage at 60p.

Since the camera head is separate from the recorder, this opens up many dedicated applications for the system, including use for industrial or film applications, on special vessels/cranes/trucks, or as a high-resolution microscope camera and recording system. The mini 4K camera can also be attached to a gimbal option; this may be used with a helicopter system for aerial shooting, with anti-shaking and anti-blurring technology ideal when used with a handheld system. So, while the mini 4K camera produces images suitable for cinematic applications, the system also has applications for broadcast news and could open a whole new world for broadcasters.

  • Super 35mm bayored 13.6 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Connection to camera head via optional 1m, 5m or 15m wired cable
  • Separate recording and playback device
  • Separate RCU controller
  • Up to 4K Ultra HD 50/60p recording at 4:2:2 150 Mbps
  • 4K single file recording at 150Mbps
  • 2x dual slot recording (4 slots) for continuous or back up recordings
  • SDHC and SDXC memory card support
  • AVDHD / AVC H.264 / MPEG-4
  • 7-inch full HD LCD display
  • HDMI outputs up to 4K Ultra HD at 50/60p
  • 4x 3G SDI outputs (4K UHD)
  • 1 HD-SDI output (HD)
  • Video output for control (3.5mm)
  • 2x XLR for mic or line input
  • 3.5mm headphone socket
  • 2.5mm remote control
  • Mini-DIN interface for RCU

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Finn Gonschior‎
Olympus E-M1 + Olympus 40-150mm — at Huacachina-Las Dunas- Ica.

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A bit of everything…

Parkour // DJI Ronin / Lumix GH4 12-35mm f2.8 from CMashini on Vimeo.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro Review (Photographyblog).
E-M5 review by Graverholtfoto.
Asian design award for the E-M10 (Dfaaward PDF file)
LX100 follow up (Mirrorlessjourney).
Three days – Three different cameras – Panasonic FZ1000, Sigma DP2 Quattro, Nikon Df (Soundimagesplus).
One of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2014 pictures has been taken with the GF1 (Telegraph and Npg)

FlowerBug:The following link goes to a pretty good (and humorous) explanation of the various filters Panasonic puts in their cameras. It’s based on the filters in the LX100 and ties them to the various films and film experiences we all know.

Sigma explains (again) why they will not make “independently” designed MFT lenses.

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki said they will not make independently designed MFT lenses. They will keep making lenses for APS-C mirrorless system and then offer them with MFT mount too. Mr. Kazuto said a proper MFT designed lens would require extra costs although obviously would bring a size advantage (smaller lenses). For three reasons Sigma will not do that:

1) The extra costs are too high
2) They have low demand for special MFT designed lenses
3) The MFT lens system is the most “mature” of all mirrorless system and therefore it’s harder to sell their lenses.

Source: Imaging Resource Found via MirrorlessRumors.

The 19mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).
The 30mm f/2.8 lens is now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).
The 60mm f/2.8 at BHphoto.