Preview models as well as the first round of pre-orders for the Canon R5 have shipped, and reviews are coming in droves. The rumors of possible overheating for the R5 proved true, but, as some have pointed out, it seems this camera is a victim of its own marketing. Many are canceling their Canon R5 pre-orders and swaying towards the Sony a7S III. The R5 is not a videographer's camera. The R5 is a photography camera that just so happens to also do incredible video. So for all of the photographers out there who have been waiting to get there hands on the new Canon mirrorless camera, watch this incredibly detailed review by Gordon Laing before canceling anything.
Filmmakers can rejoice: the a7S III is here. Five years in the making, this monster of a camera seems to have been worth the wait. While some may have been hoping for 8K video, it is clear the new a7S model still exceeds expectations with its 4K 10-bit video at 120 fps. We also have bitrates of up to 600 mbps (for those counting, that is six times the previous capability). The new model also provides vast improvements in low-light shooting and autofocus. The a7S III can also record 16-bit raw when connected to an external recorder through its full-size HDMI port.
Matt Johnson is a filmmaker who also runs an incredibly popular YouTube channel of nearly 240,000 followers. Just a few days ago, Canon released the official specs on the anticipated R5 and R6 models, and now the early "hands-off" reviews have started coming in. According to Johnson, the R5 is a camera so good that he didn't see Canon ever making it. He even goes so far as to say he will convert to Canon. In a separate video, Johnson also takes us through the specs for the R6.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 began shipping last month, and the reviews are coming in. Smaller and cheaper than its "Pro" partner, the Mavic Air 2 offers incredible obstacle avoidance. For those looking to be a little more mobile possibly brining their Mavic along to destination weddings, the Air 2 can be a great choice over the Pro. Now with the second edition of the DJI Mavic Air, we are getting the ability to capture 48MP raw photos, 4K60 H.265 video, and the more powerful OccuSync 2.0. Here is a review of DJI's current Mavic lineup.
I remember the first camera I used. It was a beat up, old Konica from the 1980s that I found for $30 at a garage sale. It was covered in dust and was missing a few screws, but the images it produced were full of character. A camera is merely a tool, but after experimenting with dozens of different lenses, cameras, and formats, I realize there is more to the equipment than the technical specifications. There is a specific character that is rendered depending on the film stock (or sensor) in combination with the glass used that can't be quantified, and is the main reason why I test everything before I buy. There are plenty of technical spec and data reviews on Fuji cameras elsewhere, so I won't go into that, here. Rather, this is about what I look for in digital technology to be a more homogeneous hybrid photographer.
At the end of April, Fujifilm's General Manager of Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Products Division, Toshihisa Iida, announced Fuji was officially opening up the X-mount to third-party manufacturers. The new announcement opens up an entirely new world of lens possibilities to the Fujifilm digital camera line.
Imagine having an inside look into the conversations between experts in the wedding industry. Podcasts give us an insight into what our favorite creatives are thinking. Podcasts are great sources of free education we get to conveniently access through our phones, computers, and more. Whether you’re on your way to a wedding day or editing at home, podcasts are the way to better our business while getting to know our favorite industry leaders. Here are the top five podcasts that should be on your radar and why.
There's been quite a transition over the past few years. The mirrorless camera used to be seen a fun alternative to the more formidable DSLR. For still photographers, they were these small cameras that videographers seemed to love, but they had no place in our professional kits. Now, all the major brands, including Nikon and Canon, are perfecting the mirrorless camera.