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How does an iPhone 7 Plus stack up with a $50k RED Weapon camera in the video department?

 
 

Can an iPhone 7 Plus surpass a $50,000 RED Weapon camera in the video department? No. However, according to Parker Walbeck of Fulltime Filmmaker, it can come astonishingly close in the right situation. That right situation is when viewing video in the ways most people consume media, on compression-ridden streaming...

Taking SD to the extreme: SanDisk and Western Digital announce world’s first 1 terabyte SDXC card

 
 

Photokina isn't just about big camera and lens announcements, it also brings with it a wide variety of general technology and photo gear reveals. Western Digital Corporation (owner of SanDisk as of earlier this year) has just announced a prototype SanDisk SDXC card with a massive 1 terabyte (TB) of storage. (You heard...

Sharing your adventures: Nikon unveils trio of KeyMission action cameras at Photokina

 
 

Nikon has today announced three KeyMission cameras, including the KeyMission 360 that it briefly teased during CES in January. The trio of action cameras are differentiated not only by their features, but by their lenses and imaging sensors.

The KeyMission 360 is the flagship KeyMission camera, offering a full 360...

The Panasonic GH5 is coming soon, featuring *6K* Photo, 4K 60p video; 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording

 
 

In addition to the new G85, LX10 and FZ2500 cameras announced today at Photokina, Panasonic teased the next version of their esteemed photo-video flagship camera, the GH5. While only a few key details were revealed, the forthcoming GH5 promises a lot of impressive photo and video technology.

Sporting a brand new...

Canon tempts video pros with 4K-equipped Cinema EOS C700, XC15 camcorders, UHD reference displays


 
 

If you're a professional videographer, Canon has plenty of news for you today. The company has taken the wraps off six new ultra high-definition products, including three new joint flagships for its Cinema EOS camera line, a new compact camcorder and two new reference displays.

We'll start things off gently with...

Sony A7S II cranks the ISO up to 25,600 to record aurora in real-time over Iceland from DJI drone

 
 

How about some aurora to get your week started off right? Flying over the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, native photographer Oli Haukur captured beautiful footage of the northern lights with his drone.

Contrasted against the stark Icelandic landscape, the vibrant green bands dance across the sky. Even with a bright...

Robotic arm becomes food photographer: Deconstructed burger looks delicious in slow motion

 
 

You might think it's simple to make a great-looking burger shot, but it really isn't. Steve Giralt is not only a talented commercial photographer, but he's also a visual engineer. What this basically means is that he comes up with creative solutions to problems. In this case, the problem was how to make a slow motion...

Portable pro quality: 4K aerial film shot on iPhone 6s offers amazing look at U.S. cities from above

 
 

Smartphone camera technology continues to improve at a frantic pace. We already know it's possible to take great photos with your mobile device, but it's not often we see professional-quality video shot with an iPhone. Cinematographer Jaron Schneider and his friend Toby Harriman run a creative content agency, Planet...

Canon 1DC takes its 4K recording north to capture two adventurers’ return to the Noatak River in Alaska

 
 

Longtime friends and travelling companions Jim Slinger and Andrew "Tip" Taylor enjoy spending time on rivers. Over the past 40 years, they've shared about two years on Arctic rivers in particular. And now, over 30 years since their last trip down the Noatak River in Alaska, the duo made their return. Although both are...

GoPro on notice: Xiaomi Yi 4K looks to dethrone Hero4 as go-to high-res action cam

 
 

GoPro's Hero4 has been the go-to 4K action camera since its release, but Chinese company Xiaomi may have something to say about that with its new Yi 4K. Released in China in May, the Yi 4K is now available in the US for $250, which compares very well to the $450 asking price for the GoPro Hero4 Black.

The Yi 4K's...

Making waves in 4K: Sony artisans travel to Nicaragua with the A6300 and Action Cam

 
 

Famous surfer Tia Blanco recently took to the waves in Nicaragua, accompanied by Sony Artisans David McLain and Gabe Rogel to make "Tia Blanco 'My Journey'" for Sony.

The 4K video, which you can see below, was mostly recorded using a Sony A6300 with a Sony 20mm f/2.8 lens. Rogel handled the majority of the in-water...

Take to the skies for less: Become a 4K drone pilot for $460 with the Xiaomi Mi Drone


 
 

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed their 4K quadcopter drone that is capable of capturing RAW images -- and it's impressively affordable, at only US$460.

The Mi Drone is looking to compete feature-wise with drones such as the DJI Phantom 4 (although the Mi Drone doesn't include collision avoidance...

Amazing aurorae: NASA films scintillating light show in 4K from the International Space Station

Seeing the Aurora Borealis (or the Aurora Australis) from Earth is already spectacular enough, but seeing it from space? That's a very different experience, and one which NASA provides us with in a new ultra-high definition time-lapse video.

The images used to create the video below were shot from the International Space Station and show both the...

Spectacular discount on 4K live-streamed spherical video: Orah 4i all-in-one VR camera lands at B&H


 
 

Want to get some attention and put the world right in the middle of your next live-streamed event video? If so, the new Orah 4i camera looks to fit the bill perfectly, offering live-streamed 4K video with ambisonic audio -- and you can preorder one right now from IR affiliate B&H Photo Video for a whopping 50%...

Over 100,000 4K video assets now available on Adobe Stock

Adobe announced late last week that it has added over 100,000 native 4K video assets to its Adobe Stock collection.

Joining the large collection which already contains over a million video assets and 45 million images and graphics, the new 4K video assets are now available, with new assets being continually added. Per Adobe: "4K is increasingly...

4K video at 60fps! Pro puts new 1DX II’s video capabilities to the test in Norway

Award-winning Australian cinematographer Abraham Joffe recently put the newly-announced Canon EOS-1D X Mark II through its paces in Norway, including testing its 4K capabilities.

Coming out this April, only a few months before this summer's Olympic games in Rio, the 4K-capable Canon 1DX II features high-end specs and a robust professional-quality...

Showcasing the Nikon D5’s 4K video chops with “My Nebraska”

 
 

Professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes has just created a short film in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution with Nikon's new D5 DSLR camera.

The film, My Nebraska, showcases many of the D5's video features while providing Frakes the opportunity to share what it is that makes Nebraska, his home...

Olympus E-M10 II Field Test II: Five-axis Video, HDR, 4K-timelapse fun and more…

 
 

I've just polished off the finishing touches on my second Field Test for the Olympus E-M10 II, this time with a full production sample. It was an enjoyable experience overall exploring just some of the depths this little "entry-level" camera is capable of!

I took a closer look at the 14-42mm EZ kit lens, and delved...

DJI unveils Osmo, the world’s first fully integrated, stabilized handheld 4K camera


 
 

DJI is traditionally viewed as a drone company, but today they’ve unveiled a new product that proves the sky is most definitely not the limit; it’s just the beginning.

It’s called the Osmo and it’s the world’s first fully integrated, stabilized handheld 4K camera.

To develop Osmo, DJI took its knowledge of...

Sony RX100 IV Review: An ultra-portable but somewhat pricey powerhouse pocket camera

 
 

Now on their fourth-generation model of the RX100 series, the recent, aptly-named Sony RX100 IV brought about a host of new high-performance features, including super-fast 16fps continuous burst shooting, super-high-res 4K Ultra HD video recording, plus the super-nifty High Frame Rate video mode for super-cool slo-mo...