Iâ€™m winging to Las Vegas for a couple of days to attend the NAB Show, the annual technical meeting and equipment show of the National Association of Broadcasters.
In particular, Iâ€™m interested to see these digital cinema cameras, many with 4K sensorsâ€”some recently released, some newly announced this week:
- Sony NEX-FS700, which boasts super-slow motion and a 4K Super 35mm sensor for under $10,000
- Sony F65, the newest high-end flagship of the Cine Alta line, which I saw at a recent preview at Videofax in San Francisco. It features an 8K sensor oversampling to a 4K image capture.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the latest update to Canonâ€™s hot DSLR line, which tries to remedy some of the problems inherent in the Mark IIâ€™s video capture capabilities.
- Canonâ€™s EOS 1DC, with 4K resolution in a DSLR body
- Canon EOS C300, which uses Canon EF lenses and a Super 35mm CMOS processor, released a few months ago
- Canon EOS C300 PL, model which takes PL-mount lenses, announced a few months ago for spring release
- Canon’s EF mount EOS C500 and the PL-mount C500 PL, their newest entries in the high-end camera market
- Newest developments from Arri for their market-leading Alexa camera. Will they release a 4K model this year?
- A new $3000, 2.5K Cinema Camera from Blackmagic, heretofore known as a manufacturer of accessories
- The new thumbsized, 3-D, 1080p digital cinema camera developed by the Cameron/Pace Group and used by director James Cameron on his recent dive to the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean
- JVCâ€™s GY-HMQ10, their new entry into the 4K market, relatively affordable for about $5000
- Panasonicâ€™s new 4K 4:4:4 Varicam â€œconceptâ€ camera
- New micro-P2 storage cards from Panasonic, about the size of SD cards
- Whatever new surprises are in store from Red Digital Cinema
Iâ€™m especially intrigued by this excellent summary in nofilmschool.com, which compares the newest digital cameras by resolution and price. And as always, Iâ€™ll also be looking at new camera accessories and lighting gear at the show. Watch for more reports coming up soon!