Panasonic says 4K will not “fail” like 3D did.

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As you know it’s all about 4K this year! Panasonic has been the first but soon also Sony and Canon and maybe Olympus too will announce their 4K cameras. Do you believe 4K is just the next hype or the real big deal?

Trustedreviews talked with Panasonic Product manager Craig Cunningham. He said 4K will not “fail” like 3D did:

“When you see the different in picture quality between even Full HD and 4K, you see that it’s the future”. “At Panasonic we are doing what we can to address 4K content so our Lumix cameras for example all can film 4K so you can still create some 4K content you just need the movies now and the broadcasters to get on board. Netflix is going to be a great start to that.”

I can tell you from my small experience that unlike 3D…4K is very seriously considered for some present and many future documentary productions! And once you watch 4K video on a 4K TV you will not like it to go back to 1080 resolution :)

North American GH4 preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at TheCameraStore (Click here) and Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

European GH4 preorders, shipping date and price:
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.

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Tested: Panasonic GX7 works fine in Antarctica!

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The Scott Expedition – A Great Adventure from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.

43rumors readers Temujin sent me this video shot with the GX7 in Antarctica! And here is the text:

The GX7’s worked perfectly in Antarctica – as did my GH3. Here’s a quick overview video from the expedition. https://vimeo.com/87406935. The team sent back footage from the GX7’s via a custom made communications array – using the Iridium satellite system. The footage they sent back was reduced in quality to keep the file size down, but now I’m editing the raw files and we hope to make and finish a full documentary from the footage later this year.
Also – perhaps you will like this – https://vimeo.com/87651855. Shot with my GH3 and Panasonic lenses in Iceland over winter.

Nice work!

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Samyang announces four new Micro Four Thirds lenses!

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We are certainly not used to get four(!) new Micro Four Thirds mount lenses in one single day :)

Samyang just announced them today and here are the full details including the worldwide first preorder links and pricing info via BHphoto. Links are marked in blue as usual and will take you to the direct lens page!

-10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
– 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
– 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
– 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).

 

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