New GH4 videos (including a comparison with a $40,000 Arri Alexa).

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Panasonic GH4 4096×2160 vs Alexa 2048×1152 24P

Cinematographer Sittipong Kongtong compared the performance of the $1,700 GH4 vs the $40,000 Arri Alexa. The GH4 footage looks a bit under exposed and cannot match the Arris dynamic range. Videofilmaker.com analyzed the results and writes:

Despite this (lower DR), the GH4 definitely holds its weight compared to the Alexa. For the most part it looks smooth with little to no motion blur when pausing. Although, the jagged movements on those reflectors being swung around (in the first vid) really screams DSLR; something you’ll need to consider if your film calls for action scenes. The results show that in daylight the GH4 is absolutely worth the price tag and a bit of a godsend for indie filmmakers. Whether or not it does as well in low light conditions will be another matter entirely.

And here are some more GH4 news and tests:
Panasonic GH4 4K 4096×2160 24p, night in available light on Youtube.
Nick Driftwood product release video on Youtube.
4K Panasonic GH4 Aerial Shot Test on Youtube.
Panasonic GH4 & Interface Unit: First Look by Videomaker on Youtube.
More information on 10bit 4K 4:2:2 via micro HDMI on the GH4 without external box (EosHD).

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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Kodak shows the PixPro 1 MFT camera (again).

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Kodak is again displaying their soon to come new PixPro1 Micro Four Thirds camera. Photographyblog (Click here) posted 60 hands-on pictures of the camera with the new 12-45mm, 42.5-160mm and 400mm fieldscope lenses.

Dpreview (Click here) also had the chance to see the camera and writes:

This is the Pixpro S-1, an entry-level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It will come with a 12-45mm F3.5-6.3 kit zoom that retracts when not in use for improved portability. There’s also a 42.5-160mm F3.5-5.9 telezoom and a slightly eccentric 400mm Fieldscope lens, which is manual focus and has a fixed aperture of F6.7. JK Imaging says that while these were originally designed for the Asian market, it plans to sell them in Europe too.

P.S.. Full camera specs at ePhotozine.

 

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Watch this: Blackmagic Cinema Camera….explodes!

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Blackmagic makes some great MFT and EF mount Cinema cameras but this one from Forest Gibson just got…exploded! Watch the video if you don’t believe this can happen :)

Petapixel reports:

It’s worth noting that this seems to be a one-time deal. No other Blackmagic cameras have done this that we or planet5D can find and BM has responded to the situation quickly and professionally to make sure that it isn’t a more widespread problem.

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Watch some of the best 43rumors readers pictures of the week!

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Aaron Wallace
Olympus EM-5 with Zuiko 7-14mm, Hope you guys enjoy. Check out more photos I shot with micro four thirds cameras at my fan page. https://www.facebook.com/awallphotos (14 likes)

Welcome to the first edition of 43rumors readers pictures roundup :) What you see posted here are the most liked pictures of the week posted on our 43rumors Facebook Wall (Click here to see them all). Obviously there are many other great images that are not listed on this post but that you can see on the wall. Actually some of the pictures I liked most are not present here (but they didn’t get as many likes as the ones posted here).

I invite you all to share and vote the pictures and take the chance to chat with the photographers to learn more about their shooting technique! Link to the wall: https://www.facebook.com/43rumors?filter=2

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