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Panasonic GH4 Review: A GH3 on steroids with 4K, high bitrate HD, 12fps burst and faster AF!

 
 

We've just put the finishing touches on our Panasonic GH4 review, and boy, what a camera! Its predecessor, the GH3 earned heavy praise from us for its performance, especially with its video recording chops. And now with the GH4, Panasonic has taken the GH3 and made it even better: 4K resolutions, high bitrate Full HD,...

Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Report Part II: Getting down and dirty with video recording

 
 

In addition to being a solid still photography camera, the Panasonic GH4 is a camera with a dual purpose: a professional-level video camera. In the second installment of my Panasonic GH4 Shooter's Report I delve deeper into the features and performance of the GH4's video recording capabilities. Whether you're a still...

Panasonic GH4 gallery images: the flagship ILC and 4K-shooting monster hits the streets of New Orleans

 
 

Out of the lab and onto the streets! The streets of News Orleans, that is. The Panasonic GH4 review process continues with our first big set of real-world sample photos, as well as some sample 4K videos, one of which is embedded below, with the rest on our YouTube channel. (If you want to see the videos in all their...

Impressive timelapse brings you the futuristic Emirates from every angle


 
 

Winding down and getting ready for the weekend? If so, you might enjoy a few minutes with this cool time-lapse video shot in the ultra-modern cities of the United Arab Emirates. We know we did!

It's been a couple of weeks since we last watched a time-lapse, figuring that Martin Heck's 4K film shot in the land of...

Sony A7S arriving this July for *much* less than the rumor mill predicted


 
 

Alongside the announcement of the RX100 III compact, Sony has today revealed a nugget of information that's going to have pro video and high ISO fans alike overcome with joy. The company has announced pricing and availability for the full-frame Sony A7S mirrorless camera, which it first unveiled back at...

One time-lapse to rule them all: Stunning video shows you the land of the Lord of the Rings in 4K

 
 

We've seen some cool time-lapses in our time, but this one has to be among the most visually stunning. Earlier this year, German photographer and cinematographer Martin Heck of Timestorm Films took a four-month road trip in New Zealand. (Better known to most of the world as "The place where they shot Lord of the Rings...

Who cares about 4K? Philip Bloom, Vincent Laforet and others discuss ultra high-def at NAB

 
 

At least a half-dozen new 4K cameras were announced at NAB 2014 earlier this week. But 4K TVs are still absurdly expensive, and even if you own one, there’s almost nothing to watch. Plenty of people don’t even bother to watch movies or TV in high-definition as it is, so why are we in such a rush to capture even more...

Sony A7S: How the full-frame, low-light shooter differs from the A7R and A7

 
 

Earlier this week, Sony excited fans of low-light photography and 4K video with the debut of its latest full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7S. Helping ensure a big splash, the company played its cards very close to its chest, tightly controlling information until the camera's debut at the National Association of...

We sort through the tidal wave of 4K coming out of NAB 2014

 
Sony A7S

The National Association of Broadcasters show (NAB) is in full swing, bringing heaps of new 4K camera and accessory announcements. Even if you're mainly a stills photographer, there's plenty of cool gear to check out, and some of these fresh ideas that might someday, in some form, trickle down to cheaper system...

Full-frame Sony A7S bucks trend with fewer, larger pixels for great low-light shooting, native 4K video

 
 

Just half a day before the National Association of Broadcasters kick off their annual tradeshow in Las Vegas, Sony has announced its latest -- and arguably, most exciting -- full-frame mirrorless camera to date, the Sony A7S. (The 'S' standing for "sensitivity", the key goal of this model.) The company has played its...

Check out the first footage from the open-source, 4K shooting, Apertus Axiom Alpha (VIDEO)

 
 

The Apertus Axiom is a very different take on the upcoming explosion in 4K video recording devices. Started in 2011, this labor of love has been largely funded by donations, and is entirely open source. And while it's been a long and difficult road for the group behind it, they've just hit an incredible milestone: the...

Apple quietly releases 4K monitor support for OS X, is a 4K Apple Cinema Display in the works?

 
 

4K looks to be the next big thing in computing. We've seen 4K cameras, 4K video recording, 4K cellphones, and at CES, we saw a lot more 4K monitors, too. Now, in a new Mac OS beta, Apple has improved support for 4K displays, prompting us to wonder if Apple has its own 4K screen in the works.

The new feature is present...

4K too small? Let the battle of 6K video commence!

 
 

While megapixels may no longer be the name of the game with still photography, it looks like the video market is still battling things out on the fields of filesize. Red's Epic Dragon fired the first shots for 6K video (and won applause for its image quality)—but now a Chinese manufacturer called Kinefinity is going to...

Head-to-head battle pits the Blackmagic Production Camera against the Canon 1D C (VIDEO)

 
 

With the Blackmagic Production camera finally being sent out to interested parties, we're starting to see the affordable 4K video camera be put through its paces against the competition. Most notably, Cinema 5D has pitted the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K against the much more expensive, and very popular, Canon 1D C.

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Nikon Q&A: Head of development sees interchangeable-lens slowdown as an aberration, not a red flag

 
Mr. Tetsuya Yamamoto
General Manager,
Development Headquarters, Nikon Corp.

The annual CP+ photography tradeshow is now well underway in Japan, and Imaging Resource publisher and editor-in-chief Dave Etchells is right in the thick of it, meeting and interviewing some of the most influential figures in the...

News from the world of 4K: first Panasonic GH4 footage emerges; Blackmagic Production Camera 4K gets price update

About a month ago during CES in Las Vegas, we saw quite a bit of 4K UHD video related gear being announced, be it monitors that sport a 4K resolution or 4K-capable camcorders. Only a couple of days ago, Panasonic announced the first consumer-friendly, mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera that is capable of recording 4K video: the Lumix GH4. As is...

Nikon UK hints at 4K video plans: D4s or 1 series?

 
 

While the world of smartphones seems to be diving headfirst into 4K video, traditional camera manufacturers are taking a slightly more cautious approach to the matter. But that doesn't mean that they don't see the interest, and aren't mulling over plans. In fact, a Nikon Europe representative said as much in a recent...

Sony’s next smartphone is rumored to be 4K, but where are the 4K digicams?

 
 

Sony smartphone site XperiaBlog has managed to obtain leaked screenshots from an upcoming piece of hardware that points to yet another smartphone getting 4K video. With this flagship device pegged for super high resolution video, we're left scratching our heads, and wondering where the 4K digicams are?

The images are...

More 4K: Toshiba announces two laptops with 15.6” UHD displays

This confirms it: 4K (or Ultra High Definition, if you prefer) was the single biggest trend at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. And we're not talking about TV sets, we're talking about the computer industry. First, we saw a whole bunch of 4K desktop monitors announced, and now come the world's first laptops with 4K displays, both made by...

More 4K desktop monitors presented at CES. Is this the new standard?

Only recently, we reported about a new 28", 4K resolution desktop monitor from Philips. Today, news of more 4K-capable displays being presented at CES reaches us via The Verge. The Ultra High Definition format seems not only to be one of the main theme's at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it also seems to be slowly making its way...