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10x zoom Canon XC10 camcorder shoots 4K video, 12-megapixel stills, and it’s light enough for drones


 
 

If you want to future-proof your video, the time has come for a 4K upgrade -- and the just-launched Canon XC10 camcorder looks to offer an attractive and relatively affordable option. Priced at around US$2,500, the Canon XC10 sports a 10x optical zoom lens and a 1"-type CMOS image sensor that allows it to shoot not...

Canon announces C300 Mark II, complete with internal 4K video and 15 stops of dynamic range

 
 

Three and a half years after its original release, Canon has updated its C300 camera. Deemed C300 Mark II, the update provides a handful of incremental improvements that should keep cinema users happy across the board.

The most notable change in the Mark II update to the C300 is the capability to internally record 4K...

Canon announces the DP-V2410, a monitor designed with a 4K workflow in mind

To coincide with the release of its new cinema cameras, Canon has announced the DP-V2410 4K Reference Display, a monitor specially designed for a 4K post-production workflow.

Housed within a metal frame, the monitor is roughly 24-inches diagonally and weighs in at approximately 26lbs. Inside, it’s packing a 17:9 10-bit IPS (In-Plane Switching)...

Samsung NX500 Shooter’s Report: A high-res, 4K-shooting compact ILC; a traveler’s NX1?

 
 

Not long after bringing out a big batch of real-world gallery images, followed shortly by laboratory First Shots, our in-depth Samsung NX500 Shooter's Report is here. After spending some quality time with this compact ILC during a press trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I am rather impressed by this latest compact...

EIZO set to release 4K monitor, designed specifically for photographers, early next month

 
 

Display manufacturer, EIZO, will soon release its latest model, the ColorEdge CG248–4K, which packs in 4K native resolution and 185PPI pixel density, the highest ever in an EIZO monitor.

Designed specifically for photographers and videographers, the ColorEdge CG248–4K features a 23.8-inch screen with 4K (3840 x 2160)...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download (UPDATED)

 
 

UPDATE, Dec. 1: For those who've been concerned about viewing or editing the Samsung NX1's 4K videos on your computer, especially given our troublesome experience playing these HEVC H.265 videos first-hand, conversion applications are starting to become available, including one from Samsung themselves, that will...

Eizo launches spectacular, self-calibrating 31-inch 4K monitor with near-complete Adobe RGB coverage


 
 

Now that 3D is largely dead and buried, Ultra High-Definition or 4K is the next big thing, and this time it seems to be getting a rather better foothold. That's partly because of a concerted marketing push from the industry, but it's also because it's easier for consumers to see the advantages of a...

Need ultra high-def video at ludicrous speed? This incredible camera tears through 4K at ~900fps


 
 

Is the spectacular resolution of 4K video not enough for you? Do you also need an equally jawdropping performance to allow you to capture the most subtle movements of a very active subject? If so, we've got the camera for you -- at least, if you have very deep pockets or an understanding bank manager.

The FOR-A...

Firmware updates will bring 4K photo mode to Panasonic GH4, FZ1000


 
 

If you're the owner of a Panasonic GH4 compact system camera or the large-sensor, long-zoom Panasonic FZ1000, we have good news for you. Both cameras have offered 4K video capture since launch, something that can prove handy not just for shooting movies, but also if you want to catch a high-quality still image but...

Pro camera market has a new player: Samsung NX1 mirrorless shoots 15 fps with AF, and 4K video too

 
 

Samsung fires a shot across the bow of more entrenched manufacturers with the introduction of the Samsung NX1, the company's first truly pro-level NX body.

Manufactured of thixotropic magnesium alloy, the NX1's body is tough, weather-sealed, and offers plenty of the controls and features pros expect, such as an...

Firmware Friday: Blackmagic, Canon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony updates add features, fix bugs


 
 

It's a mammoth week for camera updates this Firmware Friday, with no less than four cameras receive new firmware releases, four more have new updates forecast, and various related software and accessories also receive updates.

We'll start off this week with the Sony RX10, for which firmware version 2.00 has now...

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

 
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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...