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June 27, 2014
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New GH4 reviews! Richard Payne: “is the first camera I would trust for both stills and video”

Richard Payne posted a full GH4 review at Redsharknews and writes:

As I work for Holdan (a UK, Ireland and European Distributor) I see a LOT of professional camcorders and large sensor systems. In my 30 year’s experience of working with video cameras, I can say with hand on heart that the GH4 is the first camera I would trust for both stills and video.

Also Caleb Pike from Dslrvideoshooter reviewed the camera:

The Panasonic GH4 is an amazing camera. I haven’t been this excited about shooting since I bought my 7D. Not because its a nice toy, but because I can spend more time and energy on my projects, talent and cinematography and stop dealing with silly DSLR issues. Watch my review for the full lowdown. (Editor’s note: Video is embedded on top of this post).

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

June 24, 2014
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Kodak S-1 MFT camera hands-on at Dpreview.

The Kodak S-1 (Image courtesy: ePhotozine).

Dpreview (Click here) posted the Kodak S-1 MFT camera first impression review. This is probably the strangest MFT camera to date. The camera has been made by JK Imaging Ltd (they just licensed the Kodak name). Dpreview doens’t say a lot about the camera (a part of the specs we already mentioned here months ago):

JK Imaging tells us that the Pixpro S-1 will be available in white or black, either body-only or in a twin-lens kit. Pricing is still to be confirmed, but should be very competitive with similarly-specified entry-level mirrorless cameras.

The interesting part is their hands-on with the three new MFT lenses from JK Imaging:

- The 12-45mm gives a 24-90mm equivalent angle of view. Despite having a retracting design, it’s about 63mm / 2.5″ long when packed.
- The telezoom offers an 85-320mm equivalent range, uses a near-silent internal focus mechanism. Extensive use of plastics in their construction, including the mounts. This does mean that the camera and twin-lens kit is easy to carry around all day without stressing your shoulder.
- The 400mm F6.7 is something of an oddity. It’s a simple fixed-aperture manual focus design, and focuses down to about 9m/ 30 ft. It has a rotating tripod collar, reflecting the fact that at 800mm equivalent, it’s not very practical to shoot hand-held

If the price is very low this camera could become interesting. Although nowadays you can get Panasonic and Olympus cameras for a very low price like:
GF3 for $156 at 6ave (Click here)
E-Pl3 for $187 at 6ave (Click here)

So will the Kodak be able to beat them?

June 23, 2014
Posted in reviews, Rumors

(FT4) GH4 firmware upgrade will add gamma log! (And Dave Dugdale leaves Canon for the GH4).


GH4 Review by Dave Dugdale

According to a very good source Panasonic will release a firmware update which adds Gamma Log on the GH4. The source didnt tell me when exactly the fw will be announced.

And we have to welcome Dave Dugdale who just sold his Canon stuff to join the MFT world because of the GH4. Just watch his 45minutes GH4 review I embedded on top or read his review at Learningdslrvideo to learn why he switched to MFT!

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

June 22, 2014
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Panasonic FZ1000 Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV.

I think the new Panasonic FZ-1000 is a hell of a camera and Chris from TheCameraStoreTV does agree with me. Interestingly he doesn’t believe the 1 inch sensor is the same of the Sony RX100M3

Panasonic FZ-1000 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In Europe at WexUK (Click here).

June 14, 2014
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New 15mm f/1.7 lens review at ePhotozine: “It’s worthy of the Leica name”.

ePhotozine (Click here) posted the full Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens review and writes:

The Leica name is like a seal of quality for Panasonic’s Micro Four thirds lenses, and this lens lives up to the reputation in many ways. One surprising way that it doesn’t is with the price. Yes, it may be more expensive than the closest equivalent lenses, but it’s not the kind of price that would have your bank manager asking questions.

The lens gets “reocmmended” with 4/5 stars.

15mm Lens store links:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

 

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