Finally we have the very frist Sony F3 video sample. This is of interest for us Alpha/NEX users becuase the F3 uses the same sensor of the E-mount NXcam. The main difference is the codec. The F3 uses ExmorHD at 34Mbit/s and the NXcam AVCHD at 24Mbit/s.
“This is a teaser for a short shot entirely with the Sony PMW-F3. It will form part of Sea Pool. vimeo.com/channels/seapool A documentary currently in production on the Australian ocean pool culture in Sydney and shot early morning at North Narrabeen on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Lenses were Zeiss 40mm UltraPrime, Super Speeds, & 135mm prime.
I’ve done a subtle preliminary grade using Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks but we can already see the footage has great possibilities in the grade.
For more on the shoot & our experiences with the camera go to fxguide.com and listen to our podcast, Red Centre. fxguide.com/redcentre
The full version can be seen at Sony live events in Australia & NZ very soon, go to sony.com.au/pmwf3 to register. Thanks for dropping by.
Director/Cinematographer: Jason Wingrove
Cinematographer: Tom Gleeson gleeson.net.au/
Talent: Bel Delia deliafilms.com.au/
Sound: Mario Pellegrino
Music: Jozef Vilk
We told you that Sony would announced a few new camcorders and that they would become very interesting even for Alpha-NEX camera owners
After the PL mount Super-35mm camera Sony announced the E-mount Super-35mm camcorder. Now you can use your NEX lenses on a professional camcorder! The Super-35mm sensor has 2k sensor with large 12 microns. It can capture 4 times more light than the Sony A850/A900 cameras. Imagine what you can do in very dim light!
“Sony Corporation announced today that it is developing a new type of E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder for professional use that is equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent large format CMOS sensor. This new addition to Sony’s professional “NXCAM” line will be available in the middle of 2011.” (Source: Sony.net)
Full press release:
Sony to expand 35mm large format sensor camcorder lineup
“NXCAM” HD camcorder under development, featuring E-mount lens system Sony Corporation announced today that it is developing a new type of E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder for professional use that is equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent large format CMOS sensor. This new addition to Sony’s professional “NXCAM” line will be available in the middle of 2011.
Already a key player in the 35mm digital cinematography business with the highly acclaimed “CineAlta” F35 and SRW-9000PL for high-end digital cinema production, Sony has just strengthened its lineup in this category with the recent PMW-F3 announcement. In addition to this, with this new “NXCAM” HD camcorder now (still under development), Sony looks to further strengthen its position in the entry-level segment by providing an affordable yet highly capable professional solution for many applications including independent film, music video and corporate communications all looking for the cinematic look.
This “NXCAM” HD camcorder under development will be equipped with a Super-35mm equivalent sensor, a widely used film stock size in the film industry that is perfectly designed for capturing motion picture. This new sensor will have extraordinary performance in terms of picture quality and sensitivity, and is able to create rich “Bokeh” effect (beautifully defocused image) that is perfect for artistic story-telling in motion picture.
Thanks to the adoption of the E-mount interchangeable lens system that is identical to the “α” series NEX-5, 3 and “Handycam” NEX-VG10, the E-mount lenses will be compatible with this new professional camcorder. In addition, a very short flange back distance (the distance between lens mount surface and sensor surface) let various “α” A-mount lenses be mounted via a mount adaptor (LA-EA1). Furthermore, it is also possible to attach many other lenses using third-party mount adaptors*1. With such flexibility, users will be able to experiment with various creative expressions by exploiting the characteristics of different optics.
*1: Not all types of adaptors and lenses are guaranteed.
The recording format for this new HD camcorder will be AVCHD, a widely supported format by many non liner editing software vendors and the same format as HXR-NX5 “NXCAM” camcorder.
There is also a plan to implement 1080p (60p / 30p / 24p*2 or 50p / 25p) recording modes.
(MPEG4-AVC/H.264 compression will be used for these modes.)
Sorry if I didn’t post anything about the NEX-7 camera since a very long time. But there is a good reason for that. Sony itself was evaluating the current NEX-3/5 response from the market before to define the NEX-7 specs and release date. I still don’t know those specs but I can give you a few info from my good sources.
1) The NEX-7 is coming by early 2011 and before the A77 announcement! One source told me that the NEX-7 will be announced in February-March. 2) Unlike the NEX-3/5 the NEX-7 has a built-in EVF. I heard the EVF should be very advanced and use a new OLED technology! 3) The NEX-7 is optimized fot video recording but unlike the older rumors it doesn’t come with ExmorHD. It will record 1080p with AVCHD 24mbit/s (same as the Panasonic GH2) 4) I received some specs from unkown sources but I am currently trying to “squeeze” more info from my trusted sources. Take it with a grain of salt but one new source (also not reliable for now!) said the NEX-7 will have In-body stabilization. I repeat take it easy, I also don’t know why the NEX-7 should have in body IS
I rated that rumor with SR4 so some things could not be entirely correct. I really hope to give you far more precise details soon! I also need your help to get more info about the NEX-7. If you want to share some “rumor” feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact from on the right sidebar. Thanks!
Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor): SR1=probably fake rumor SR2=rumor from unknown sources SR3=50% chance it is correct SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct) SR5=almost certainly correct!
Steve Huff posted the “SLR Magic 35 1.7 Lens review on the Sony NEX-5“:”I have to give applause for someone releasing a small fast lens for these small mirror-less cameras. Even though it is not a super sharp Leica lens, this little 35 1.7 is a great buy for $99 (on eBay). PERIOD! It may not be a lens you will use all of the time, but when you do use it be prepared for some interesting images.” The SLR magic is a native manual focusing E-mount lens, no need to buy an adapter!
Pocket Link posted a new short Sony A55 review: “There’s still some room for improvement, so we wait with baited breath as to just how good the next generation of cameras will be. But for now the Sony A55 rules the roost and it really is the pinnacle of new age digital cameras. ”
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