Blackmagic Camera v1.5 released (Adds lossless DNG RAW support)


Image of the Pocket camera with RAW(!). Thanks Rinaldo Lima for the pic!

Blackmagic Camera v1.5 has just been released. You can download it here:

Kristian Lam from Blackmagic writes:

This update adds lossless CinemaDNG RAW support to the Pocket Cinema Camera. We recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD card if you’re going to be recording RAW.
The lossless CinemaDNG RAW will work in DaVinci Resolve and applications from Adobe like Photoshop and Lightroom. However, the Preview and Quick Look feature in OS X is not compatible and you will not see a proper image. This has been reported to Apple. Hopefully, they will have an update that will address this.

via Blackmagicdesignforum.

P.S.: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema orders in USA at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt, in France at pbs-video. In Sweden at macoteket.


This could be Panasonic’s the new GH4 Four Thirds 4K sensor!


via Image sensor world.

Panasonic Japan released a pdf file (download here) describing the features of a new 4K Four Thirds sensor with 16,4 Megapixel! Panasonic claims that this will be the lowest noise sensor on the market! Note, this isn’t the organic sensor they developed with Fuji. For that you will have to wait til 2015.

As you know two weeks ago we published the full GH4 camera specs and this could be the real GH4 sensor. Panasonic is likely to release the camera within the first half of 2014.

Here are the full sensor specs:


As I told you before the GH4 has a “partial” modular system. Some parts of the camera can be upgraded in time. The camera is placed well above the GH3 and will NOT replace it. Here are the specs I got from one of my sources:

Panasonic GH4
1/8000 shutter
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
Time code
200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
4:2:2 10/8bit output
3G-SDI and XLR adaptor (An adaptor that the camera sits on with XLR x2, HD-SDI x4)
Price: €2799

Overall it sounds likt we don’t have to wait til Photokina in September to get soem great new stuff. Also Olympus is set to release a great MFT camera already in February!


New E-M1 reviews…


Time to catch up with some E-M1 news. First of all on top you can see a funny Nikon D4 vs Olympus E-M1 video comparison :)

Full E-M1 review at Digitalversus:

It’s hard to find fault with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. With enhanced picture quality, a speedier autofocus, a nice wide viewfinder, a 10 fps burst mode and an all-weather finish, the E-M1 has plenty of qualities to win over enthusiasts and pros. Olympus has managed to build an excellent compact system camera that’s smaller and lighter than an SLR but still offers first-rate responsiveness and excellent picture quality.

Diglloyd is also testing the camera and writes:

But shooting it for a while, I soon found that the fun factor and efficiency factors are so superior to the Leica M Typ 240 that I was loathe to put it away. Not the least of which is vastly superior EVF, which makes the Leica VF-2 look like a dull and blurred child’s game gadget.

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.


Full GM1 review at ePhotozine.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

ePhotozine (Click here) published the full Panasonic GM1 review. The camera earned the maximum score and the editor writes:

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is a miniature marvel, showing just how compact the Micro Four Thirds system can be without compromising on image quality!

This is also on of my (43 editor) preferred MFT cameras. That’s why I preordered one! Hope to get it before Christmas.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.



The fast lens Panasonic patents: 35mm f/1.8, 65mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2.0



Egami spotted an intriguing new Panasonic patent disclosing the design of five fast prime lenses. Two of them are already known. The Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 and the second 42mm f/1.4 patent could be a small variation of the Nocticron 42mm f/1.2 lens. The other three lenses have very interesting specs and I certainly would be glad to see them make it into mass production. No let’s give a little help to Panasonic and let them know which lens you would consider to buy:

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