Sony AX700 Camcorder Autofocus Put To The Test

Sony’s trio of new 4K camcorders feature face detect autofocus—we put it to the test to see how it performs
Sony’s trio of 4K camcorders are some of the first to feature face-detect autofocus. Whether you’re a still photographer or videographer, having a dedicated camcorder with autofocus in your bag is a huge bonus. All three of the camcorders, from this consumer model we tested all the way up to the professional model, all feature the same sensor, image... Read more

High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate Set Sony’s 4K Camcorders Apart

Sony's 4K Camcorders
Significant technological changes are sweeping through the cinema and broadcast video markets, driven by the ever-increasing consumer demand for high-quality video content and a range of improvements in the delivery and playback of that content. The HDTV sets that flooded the market in the early 2000s were sold on the promise of more precise, better-looking... Read more

Which Is Better? The Panasonic GH5 or Panasonic GH9 Hands On Test

Which is the better Micro Four Thirds camera… the video-centric Panasonic LUMIX GH5 or the photo-centric LUMIX G9?
Two Camera Directions The LUMIX GH5 is Panasonic’s flagship camera, which now sits alongside the G9 and the GH5S. Last week I compared to the GH5S, and now it’s time to compare the more video-centric GH5 to the more photo-centric G9. Which is the better camera? Actually, the real question is… which is the better camera for you? Both are exciting... Read more

DJI Zenmuse X7 and DJI Inspire 2 Hands On Review

One of the best video cameras on the market grabs 6K footage, has 14 stops of range and a top speed of 67 mph
Sunrise view from DJI Inspire and Zenmuse X7
After about 20 minutes hovering around the old trestle and panning across the tracks, we finally hear the whistle of an approaching train. Taking the DJI Inspire 2 and its attached DJI Zenmuse X7 camera up to its maximum altitude, I put the drone a hundred feet or so above the tracks and off the train’s port side. With no desire to get a drone... Read more

OWC Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Dock A Must Have For Laptop Users

Thirteen ports, perfect functionality make this hub the go-to choice for Mac users
Last year I earned the dubious distinction of having flown 100,000 miles, a schedule of working travel that’s familiar to many a photographer. Spending weeks at a time away from home as I do, I’m a big proponent of the idea of making a laptop computer your only computer, something I wrote about here in Digital Photo Pro. Apple’s MacBook... Read more

Hands On With Olympus 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 Lenses In South Carolina

The company's new high-end glass gives shooters the images they've been craving.
When Olympus first challenged the conventional DSLR-based photographic market with the introduction of their first mirrorless camera, they steered clear of the traditional full-frame and APS-C-sized sensors and instead used their internally-developed Micro Four Thirds sensor. Smaller than either full-frame or APS-C, Micro Four Thirds sensors allowed... Read more

In The Field With The Stella Pro 8000 And Stella Pro 5000 LED Lights

Waterproof battery-powered LED lights are wonders of compact and sturdy design.
The first impression of Light & Motion new Stella Pro portable lights is how small and light they are. They come in a soft padded stewardess case with orange trim and “Stella” tastefully embroidered on the side that would be right at home in a Wes Anderson movie. This combined with their diminutive size lends them an unserious air right from... Read more

Sony’s Trio Of 4K Camcorders Usher In A New Era Of Autofocus For Video

Sony's trio of PXW-790V, HXR-NX80, and FDR-AX700 bring best-in-class autofocus to the professional and consumer shooter
The advances in digital video technology over the last decade are nothing short of astounding. Today’s consumer and professional video cameras have a level of resolution, dynamic range and color fidelity that, just a few short years ago, would have been available only to the upper echelon of Hollywood productions. One area that has lagged behind... Read more

A Few Moments with the Leica CL Hands On First Look

A perfect travel camera, with a typical Leica price
Much like the outdoor sports products I review on other publications, I can usually and accurately tell how much I’m going to enjoy a product within a few minutes. That important first impression is set when I push the pedals on a ride, pull on a pair of winter tights, or snap pics with a new camera. And, the Leica CL impressed me just like their... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Going Farther, Getting Lighter

When you make your living shooting sports and travel assignments, you need a camera that’s light, fast, accurate and creates the high-quality images your clients demand
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F/2.8 PRO, 40mm, 1/100 sec., ƒ/2.8, ISO 400 For sports and travel photographer Paul Morrison, the ability to capture stunning images with the smallest camera system possible is a big advantage. “For sports and for travel,” he says of the Olympus OM-D system, “the size and weight are... Read more

Supercharging Your Connection

Photographers can transfer files and connect to the Internet faster than ever—but only with the right gear  
internet connection
Professional photographers are keenly aware of the benefits of keeping their computers up to date, often upgrading to the fastest models as soon as more powerful versions come out. There’s a clear and direct correlation to the speed of a computer and the speed with which one can edit files and get them ready for output. Fewer photographers spend time... Read more

RED WEAPON Of Choice

With the 8K camera in hand, Vincent Laforet can time-travel to the past and see the future of photography
RED WEAPON
Photography, as we know it, is about to change. The much-promised convergence of photographic and videographic cameras has arrived, thanks to professional-grade 4K cameras and their cinema glass. Instead of shooting 8 or 10 or 20 fps, a photographer can shoot at 30 fps or even 60 fps and pull out high-res images. Imagine the kind of cameras we will... Read more
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