Surprise! Sharp announced their first 8K Micro Four Thirds camera!!!

This is the first image of the new Sharp 8k Micro Four Thirds camera! It will be the first 8K camera for under $5,000. This is a prototype and there are no official specs yet which will be announced in Q2. The only info we got is that it takes 8k at 30fps in H.265 codec. It records on single SD card slot. It has on sensor stabilization and it has a 5 inch flip out display!

We have to thank Kinotika for spotting this camera that got completely unnoticed through the first days of CES:

Panasonic LX100 Mark II Long Term Hands-on Review

TCSTV has had the Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II for a few months to give it a long-term test while travelling and capturing family moments along the way. Watch to find out what Dave and Evelyn think about this popular compact camera in terms of image quality, ergonomics, features, video, and more while attempting to skate on ice at the same time…

Sensor Size – Why I never apply crop factor to aperture (Mattias Burling)

Mattias Burling:

In this video I compare sensor sizes to illustrate why I never apply crop factor to aperture. And If you don’t know what crop factor is, then don’t watch this video. Because it has no real impact on your photography or videography.
Use your cameras and lenses as they sit today. How it may or may not look on other systems isn’t really relevant when taking pictures or shooting video.
I have written some additional thoughts (rant) on my site www.gunpowdervideo.com.

Panasonic DC-LX100 II tested by Dpreview: “reasserting itself as a clear leader in this class”

The Panasonic DC-LX100 II got tested by Dpreview. The conclusion:

The LX100 II is a small, engaging enthusiast compact. Its bright 24-75mm equivalent lens and multi-aspect design make it highly flexible. Only the cropped video and slightly basic viewfinder stop this lightly-refreshed camera reasserting itself as a clear leader in this class.

LX100II at Bhphoto. Adorama. FocusCamera. WexUk.