Sony today announced their newest 4K camcorder, the PXW-Z150. The camcorder features a stacked 1.0-type Exmor sensor for enhanced low-light performance and 4K recording capabilities. This, along with its compact form factor and multiple file transfer options, sets up the Z150 for fast-paced run-and-gun, ENG or documentary productions.
Last night, Nikon announced the new DL Premium Series of compact cameras, which includes three models: the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500. All three sport 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensors and new EXPEED 6A image processors, promising impressive noise reduction and and low-light performance. 4K UHD recording, high-speed Autofocus (AF) and new Nikon SnapBridge connectivity round out the feature set.
Samsung announced Saturday their new Gear 360 camera, which rounds out their ecosystem of VR and 360-degree video offerings. This marks the first instance of a company with plans for offering the entire suite of VR products — phone, headset and camera. While light on details, Samsung's plan smells Apple-esque.
Today Ricoh announced the new PENTAX K-1 full-frame DSLR. The full frame CMOS sensor has 36.4 effective megapixels and as well the K-1 has a weather-sealed and dustproof body. Shooting Full 1080 HD video, Dual SD card slots and the ability to switch between APS-C and Full Frame shooting.
Last night, Canon announced the new EOS 80D Digital SLR camera. The 80D offers a new autofocus system, 24.2 megapixels and a touchscreen. Additionally, they’re introducing a new lens, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. The lens is intended to be a high-speed autofocusing lens with quiet and smooth zoom for video.
GoPro’s stock is tanking. It’s currently sitting at $10.50; that’s 88% below its peak back in 2014. Even though they’re still market leaders by a wide margin, it’s becoming increasingly clear that GoPro is a one-trick pony.
Today in New York City, Videomaker saw the introduction of Sony’s new a6300 — with what they claim is the world’s fastest autofocus. A mirrorless camera with a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, the Sony a6300 shoots 4K video internally and boasts the ability to lock focus in just 0.05 seconds with its 425 phase detection AF points.
After a long wait, Canon has finally announced a 4K DSLR addition to their EOS line. This comes about a month after Nikon announced 2 4K DSLRs at CES: the Nikon D5 and D5000. Fortunately for Canon fans, the 1D X Mark II appears to be better suited for 4K video than either Nikon.