Sony HXR-NX5R Multi-purpose Full HD Pro Camcorder

Sony HXR-NX5R Professional HD Camcorder
HXR-NX5R

What’s New? Something different beyond Sony HXR-NX5

Film-makers and Videographers are looking forward to the replacement of the Sony HXR-NX5 HD Camcorder. NX5 is an affordable HD Camcorder based on AVCHD technology with Three 1/3 – inch Exmore CMOS sensors capturing chip and SDI out exclusively for demanding professionals. It’s been more than a year that Sony put an end to NX5, thus it gives an advantage to to its rival Panasonic AG-AC160 to be on hype in the market.

It has been a common requirement for the users of compact handy camcorders especially those in video productions to have an SDI output and super zoom feature which can be found both in Sony HXR-NX5 and Panasonic AG-AC160. However, despite of the demand for AG-AC160 with its more than 20x zoom, it will soon be discontinued too.

Currently, Sony does however have the nearest model to replace NX5 and that is HXR-NX3, however it  does not have an integrated SDI Output but with only HDMI out. The two aforementioned Sony Camcorders share almost identical bodies; the in-built LED of NX3 being the immediate identifier between the two. However despite of the NX3 built in light, it is not dimmable and there is no supplied light filter which is necessary to make the object look softer and controllable. If the light cannot be controlled it will be a useless feature of the camera that Sony should look into and consider in manufacturing a new camcorder.

What is going to be an ideas handheld Camcorder, learning the lesson and review  from both NX3 and NX5?
Capturing events at the touch of a button should be quick and easy. With the right features on the camcorder, it will do the work for you easier than you think. Building on the strengths of the popular NX5 and NX3 and by combining its best features, Sony will be on the right move to replace the NX5 now with new suggested features.

A video camera that has direct menus to access the parameter at ease and enable to record SD catering for Asia market is most awaited. The replacement of HXR-NX5 should be equipped with a minimum of 20x Zoom ( or higher ) and a powerful Clear Image zoom like NX3 that can boost magnification right up to 40x is an effective camcorder to get all your important shots without losing the pixel count.

Learning from the features of NX3, incorporating the adjustable Led light with filter and dimmable should be right way, you would have a powerful tool in your hand with its useful lighting feature and the soft filter kit should be a standard supply instead of optional purchase. Furthermore, with the enhance 3G-SDI output comparable to the HD-SDI output of NX5, this new camcorder will be a sole winner of cameras.

A better quality of view finder like OLED VF would be an effective asset to the camcorder as it has a flexible transparent display that can provide brilliant colours and be power efficient. In addition, having a built in Wi-Fi feature that enables the user to upload via FTP, which lacks in Panasonic models, would be of great preference.

And riding on the Sony unique Audio feature, with built in MI (Multi Interface) shoe element will be a definite added advantage over its competitors. Therefore, this suggested new features will make it the ultimate winner – a good choice for documentaries, corporate productions, wedding and events shooting.

Learning from the past expereinces of HVR-Z7, Sony should consider to build a new camcorder with detachable lens , allowing the user with flexible choice of lens for diversed usage. Within the current range of handhled ENG camcorder this feature will be the market champion for sure.

In short, if Sony going to replace NX5, the new camcorder “HXR-NX5XX” should have better function, not only combining the best features of both NX3 and NX5, it got to be superb to be the winner in this category of cameras. And please forgive our blunt suggestion, that it , if the price point is good, Sony may as well discontinue the current NX3, allowing Sony to place 100% effort to promote the new camcorder. With this new “possible” Sony video camcorder, you can take all the credit for eye catching shots. Own one to get started and record the right look moves!

It is time to make a guess on the model name of this new camcorder,  HXR-NX7 ? HXR-NX5R, HXR-NX5Ace or HXR-NX5Plus ? (Read more..)

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Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder

Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder
PXWZ150

Sony PXW-Z150 4K

The Sony PXW-Z150 marks the world’s first 4K recording camera that comes with a 1.0 inch imaging sensor which is an Exmor RS type. This gives the camera amazing zoom capabilities which can only mean better quality.

Overview

The Sony PXW-Z150 is a high speed and quality recorder that incorporates amazing features meant to enhance user experience. This lightweight, compact camera tags along a 1550K, 3.5-inch LCD panel which allows users to access high-resolution monitoring experience. The camera offers to record flexibility with its dual media slots which allows for memory extension.  It comes with four steps, in-built ND filter, and Wi-Fi as well as NFC networking capabilities which make it a highly mobile recorder.

Main Features

High-Quality G Lens

Coming with a 12x zoom, the Sony PXW-Z150 has been designed for 4K imaging experiences. The camera also includes a Clear Image Zoom, which is much more improved, this allows for an up to 24x magnification when shooting in HD and 18x when shooting in 4K.  The lens is important in offering users a high contrast and resolutions of the images thereby significantly enhancing video recording experiences.

Exceptional Picture Quality

The Sony PXW-Z150 comes with a 1.0-inch type stacked Exmor R CMOS sensor. This sensor, when compared to other camcorder sensors, is found to be in its class both terms of price and performance. Other than providing a shallow depth of field, the Exmor RS CMOS sensor offers increased brightness and high resolutions during shooting, greatly improving the performance and capability of the camera.  With the Sony PXW-Z150, you can have the confidence to guarantee your clients high-quality video shoots and images as it brings along a magic touch that will inspire your creativity.

Applicable in a Wide Array of Options

In Full HD, the Sony PXW-Z150 can take up to 120frames per second (FPS). What this means to the user is that every single moment can be captured due to the slow motion express.  With the High Frame Rate offered by this camera, you will take perfect shots, exactly as you can see them.

Additional Features

Mobility and Network Capabilities

There is an in-built Wi-Fi functionality in the Sony PXW-Z150 that ensures you sweat no more about the issues of connectivity. With this camcorder, you can stream your recordings live to an FTP server or the cloud.  The camcorder comes with pre-installed Sony’s Content Browse Mobile Software. What this does is that it allows for remote control of the camcorder using a smart phone or tablet. This is convenience redefined in video recording and image shooting.

Well-designed User Interface

The Sony PXW-Z150 was specifically designed for professional use.  This top-notch camcorder opens up the world of connectivity to users. With an in-built 3G-SDI, XLR audio terminals, Micro/Multi USB slots as well as HDMI and Composite, there are limitless ways of connecting the Sony PXW-Z150 to multiple devices.

Zoom and Multi-Interface Shoe

You can coordinate the on/off switching process of your Sony PXW-Z150 with other compatible services using the Flexible Multi-Interface that it comes with. This feature also means that the camcorder has reliable signal connections, power, and wireless audio.

The 12x optical zoom lens also greatly improves contrast and resolution for the camera. in 4K recording, the zoom capability increases to 18x and a further 24x in HD.(Read more..)

Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder

 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K camcorder
AGDVX200

Panasonic AG-DVX200

Previously, if one needed a high resolution 4K camera, all the available solutions would have to be big. But all that has changed with the introduction of the Panasonic AG-DVX200 which keeps the resolution high and the body small.

Overview

For long, videographers and other important players in the film industry have been longing for a robust and compact camera with high-resolution features. Lack of such an option in the market has caused great inconveniences to film and video makers, specifically those who operate small production houses. The Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K handheld camera moves in to solve this problem and provide a more affordable solution with equal capabilities and in a compact package. This camera model has been carefully designed to ensure for use in multiple environments such as HD running up to 120fps, DCI 4K production (up to 24fps) and UHD 4K environments running up to 60fps.

Main Features

Cinema Quality Shooting

Other than supporting multi-formats, the Panasonic AG-DVX200 also comes with a large sensor that allows for capturing of different, cinema quality shoots. With this camera, you can shoot in HD, 4K Ultra HD, SD and also top quality DCI 4K 4096×2160. This feature allows for an easy workflow when using the camera and also sets it a class apart from other camera models.

13x Leica Zoom Lens

Most of the features for Panasonic AG-DVX200 have been borrowed from the VariCam camera families as well as other Panasonic models. The standout feature of this model, however, must be its 13x Leica Zoom lens that it comes equipped with. This lens allows for an easy control of frames as well as provides users with the ease of tracking subjects even when they are in motion during shooting. This distinguishing feature of the camera also makes it possible for videographers to assume full control of iris and focus.

4/3” Camera System

This is an advanced feature found in the Panasonic AG-DVX200 that allows for shallow field depths and control of focus by the videographer. Arguably, this feature, combined with the top 13x Leica Zoom lens, battery and viewfinder make the AG-DVX200 a videographer’s favorite tool for shooting and recording exceptional quality videos and images.

Additional Features

Card Slots

The Panasonic AG-DVX200 offers two card slots which allow for relay recording and instant back up. This helps prevent interruptions due to low memory space and also allows for recording of lengthy, live events.

Hybrid Image Stabilizer

The camcorder comes with an in-built, five axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer. This, when combined with an Intelligent Auto Focus system, the large-format sensor and beautiful 4/3-type Bokeh effects ensures for cinema quality recordings and images.

Variable Frame Rates

With the Panasonic AG-DVX200, videographers receive varying Frame Rates in different resolutions. You can record in as high as up to 120fps in FHD resolution with this camera model.

Aesthetic Delight

To ensure that the Panasonic AG-DVX200 provides for the most pleasant experience possible, the camcorder comes with additional delights such as a sliding cover which is over its run/stop button as well as a style lens cover.  Videographers can record in three different modes including backup, relay and simultaneous which is possible due to the dual SD slots.(Read more..)

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Micro Camera

Features

  • Extremely Customizable Design
  • Revolutionary Expansion Port
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Transmit and monitor video wirelessly
  • Wide dynamic range and global shutter
  • Interchangeable Lenses

One of the most sellable aspects of the Micro Cinema Camera is its design. With a uniquely expanded port that combines well with its advanced miniaturization, the carefully crafted design of the camera makes it possible for personalization of rigs and remote operation and monitoring. The body is slightly larger than the Micro Four Third Lens mounting, and this effectively ranks it the smallest camera that comes equipped with a professional lens. It is created for outdoor shooting with the combination of both strong and lightweight magnesium alloys ensuring its durability. It has front buttons that allow for its operation when mounted and if completely out of reach, you can control it remotely.

The camera has a 16mm sensor and an impressive global shutter of up to 30 frames per second(fps). This shutter acts as a still camera by exposing a full image at the same instance, and this allows for non-distorted or rippled images as compared to those captured by rolling shutters. This also allows theMicro Cinema Camera to be as effective in low lighting as it is in favorable shooting conditions.(Read more..)

Blackmagic URSA 4.6K EF Camcorder

Blackmagic URSA 4.6K EF
URSA4.6KEF

Features

  • Super 35 size sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range
  • Shoot in incredible quality Ultra HD
  • Dual Recorders for Non Stop Recording
  • User Upgradeable Sensor and Mount
  • Massive Viewfinder as a fold out 10 inch screen
  • Standard connections eliminates custom cables

Blackmagic URSA cameras

If you are looking for a camera that will give you stunning High Definition pictures, Blackmagic URSA cameras are the right solution for you. Express your freedom with these great digital film cameras that allow you improve creativity.

Overview

There is no hiding of the fact that Blackmagic URSA cameras revolutionized the entire camera industries. Every release of these innovative products marks a step of improvement in the Digital Camera industry and additional dimensions for expression in the film industry. Taking, for instance, the Blackmagic URSA EF digital camera, it is clear that these cameras are designed to offer solutions to real-time challenges experienced by photographers and videographers. With the Blackmagic URSA EF, productions crews will no longer have to shift their entire equipment from a location to another during shooting.

Main Features

Bright Screen

With the Blackmagic URSA EF digital camera, your workflow is set to be organized. This is because the camera includes a super bright 10” screen that allows for full view of the shooting. It also comes with two additional 5-inch screens on both sides of the camera which help improve the focus as you flip the main screen during shooting. Video and film production professionals have been facing that challenge of achieving focus in smaller screens and thereby missing important details during shooting. With Blackmagic URSA cameras, however, all that belongs in the past.

 Super Sensor

There are many features that the Blackmagic URSA EF comes with, but perhaps one that stands out the most is its Super 35 size sensor.  Combine this with its 15stops dynamic range and the camera is defined in its class. The two are perfect for achieving high-quality shots without missing any moments. The outputs are cinema quality with a remarkable 4608×2592 pixels achievable at 15 dynamic ranges which are quite well above the bar.  When using Blackmagic URSA cameras, the lighting of the shooting environment does not matter much. This is because the camera works equally perfect in different conditions including both bright and dark.

Additional Features

Dual Recorder

With Blackmagic URSA cameras, you can shoot continuously without having to take a break to insert an extra memory. TheBlackmagic URSA EF supports dual recording which means that the recording will automatically be saved on the second memory drive as soon as the first is detected to be running out of space. This makes Blackmagic URSA cameras quite applicable in a wide variety of settings such as live events.

Advanced Features

Blackmagic URSA cameras have been developed for high end production purposes. These digital cameras can be used in shooting music videos as well as small advertisements. All this is possible due to some highly advanced features that the cameras integrate. These include the in-built set monitoring that allows for auto focus. The 10” Viewfinder and its super 35 size 4K sensor that supports dynamic range allow for shooting of high quality recordings and images.  The digital cameras can be used outdoors as comfortably as they can be used in studio productions. This is because the digital cameras are lightweight and come with a rugged, future proof design.(Read more..)

Blackmagic URSA 4.6K PL Camcorder

Blackmagic URSA 4.6K PL
URSA 4.6K PL

Features

  • Super 35 size sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range
  • Shoot in incredible quality Ultra HD
  • Dual Recorders for Non Stop Recording
  • User Upgradeable Sensor and Mount
  • Massive Viewfinder as a fold out 10 inch screen
  • Standard connections eliminates custom cables

Blackmagic URSA PL cameras

If you are looking for a camera that will give you stunning High Definition pictures, Blackmagic URSA cameras are the right solution for you. Express your freedom with these great digital film cameras that allow you improve creativity.

Overview

There is no hiding of the fact that Blackmagic URSA cameras revolutionized the entire camera industries. Every release of these innovative products marks a step of improvement in the Digital Camera industry and additional dimensions for expression in the film industry. Taking, for instance, the Blackmagic URSA PL digital camera, it is clear that these cameras are designed to offer solutions to real-time challenges experienced by photographers and videographers. With the Blackmagic URSA PL, productions crews will no longer have to shift their entire equipment from a location to another during shooting.

Main Features

Bright Screen

With the Blackmagic URSA PL digital camera, your workflow is set to be organized. This is because the camera includes a super bright 10” screen that allows for full view of the shooting. It also comes with two additional 5-inch screens on both sides of the camera which help improve the focus as you flip the main screen during shooting. Video and film production professionals have been facing that challenge of achieving focus in smaller screens and thereby missing important details during shooting. With Blackmagic URSA cameras, however, all that belongs in the past.

Super Sensor

There are many features that the Blackmagic URSA PL comes with, but perhaps one that stands out the most is its Super 35 size sensor.  Combine this with its 15stops dynamic range and the camera is defined in its class. The two are perfect for achieving high-quality shots without missing any moments. The outputs are cinema quality with a remarkable 4608×2592 pixels achievable at 15 dynamic ranges which are quite well above the bar.  When using Blackmagic URSA cameras, the lighting of the shooting environment does not matter much. This is because the camera works equally perfect in different conditions including both bright and dark.

Additional Features

Dual Recorder

With Blackmagic URSA cameras, you can shoot continuously without having to take a break to insert an extra memory. TheBlackmagic URSA PL supports dual recording which means that the recording will automatically be saved on the second memory drive as soon as the first is detected to be running out of space. This makes Blackmagic URSA cameras quite applicable in a wide variety of settings such as live events.

Advanced Features

Blackmagic URSA cameras have been developed for high end production purposes. These digital cameras can be used in shooting music videos as well as small advertisements. All this is possible due to some highly advanced features that the cameras integrate. These include the in-built set monitoring that allows for auto focus. The 10” Viewfinder and its super 35 size 4K sensor that supports dynamic range allow for shooting of high quality recordings and images.  The digital cameras can be used outdoors as comfortably as they can be used in studio productions. This is because the digital cameras are lightweight and come with a rugged, future proof design. (Read more..)