Okay, we know that phone cameras can’t really compare to high-end professional gear. But this doesn’t mean phone cameras aren’t getting better and can’t give you some neat results. Lee Morris from FStoppers compares the new iPhone X with his favorite camera for the video, Panasonic GH5. He shoots 4K footage on both cameras in different conditions, and I have to say – the iPhone is surprisingly close to the GH5.
For video lovers, the biggest point about the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X is the ability to shoot 4K UHD video at 60fps. They also all shoot 1080p at up to 240fps. 4K UHD at 60 frames per second is starting to become more common, though. the YI 4K action camera has been able to do it for over a year now. So why can’t our regular cameras?
In this video, video tech YouTuber, Max Yuryev explains the answer to that question. There are a number of contributing factors, but the main cause of them is that the processors inside most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras just aren’t good enough.
As technology is advancing, our notion of what’s “standard” changes. The resolution used to be measured in lines, and today 4K is rapidly becoming a standard. But according to Matt Granger, 8K is to replace it in the near future. In this video, he explains why it’s important to embrace 8K as soon as you can, even though it’s still quite challenging. He gives the typical reasons against it but tries to beat them with his reasoning why you should be ahead of the curve and start investing in 8K.
The Magic Lantern team made an announcement that they added 4Kraw video recording to Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Since the news was released on April 1st, it left us all wondering – can this be true? And a few days later, we realize that it apparently can. It’s still an early concept with some of its quirks, but it works and achieves what seemed impossible to achieve.
Google’s Pixel phone has received a lot of attention since it was announced just a few short weeks ago. This attention is most notably caused by its camera. After quite a boastful announcement, DxOMark gave it the highest score it’s ever given to a mobile device. There’s a little sample footage out there now, but not a lot of it shows off the true range of capabilities.
YouTubers Nat and Lo were given a pair of Google Pixel phones for a day to go and play with. And play they did. They tested many of the phone’s features on both the front facing 1080p and rear facing 4K cameras. They shot in bright outdoor and dark indoor conditions, and discovered a couple of very neat features.
I’ll save you some time and give you the short version. If you thought the 5D Mark III was awesome, then you’ll think the 5D Mark IV is awesome. It’s at least as good as its predecessor. It has a few significant new features, but overall, it may not be worth the cost for 5D Mark III owners to upgrade. But it might. If you want to know a little more, keep reading and watching.
In this set of videos from Jim Goldstein at All Things Photo, we get a great in-depth look at the 5D Mark IV’s features. There’s a lot of videos, so you might want to sit back with a large drink, and schedule a bathroom break. There’s a big review, a quick review, and a look at some of the 5D Mark IV’s most asked about features.
So, the guesswork and speculation can end. Canon have now officially announced the 5D Mark IV DSLR. As expected, some photographers are a little underwhelmed, if the comments I’m seeing on Facebook are anything to go by. The video guys seem happy, though, mostly.
But it does have a few fairly significant upgrades for stills photographers. The new 30.4MP CMOS sensor is one, sure it’s not the 50MP of the 5DS, but it’s still a nice jump over the Mark III’s 22.3MP. Dual pixel RAW files are another great feature, albeit at the cost of storage space. This works on a similar principle as Lytro, allowing you to slightly adjust your focus in post. But let’s have a look at the full specs.
If you’ve ever tried recording in 4K, you know that recording uncompressed 4K needs some heavy guns. The most common solution is an Atomos monitor/recorder, and those are usually $1,300 and up. If you are shooting HD there are many capture devices out there, but for 4K… not so much.
Epiphan wants to take a bite out of this cake and they launched the AV.io 4K. AV.io 4K is a small, pocket-sized capture device that conencts to your camera’s HDMI out on the input side, and to your computer’s USB on the output side. (most 4K capture devices use thunderbolt). This is an early bird, I guess, for a flood of 4K capture devices, but they’re curently one of the only options I’ve seen. Best, an AV.io 4K is around only $430 vs. the olmost quadrule Atomos.
Ahead of the expected August announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon Rumors are said to be receiving reports that “more than a few” Canon preferred photographers have been able to get their hands on one.
With 4K video, and 1080p @ 120fps being the only seemingly reliable bits of info at the moment, other firm specs are somewhat scarce.
When it comes to giving us amazing views of the earth and space, few do it better than NASA, and this one’s going to take some effort to beat.
NASA seem to have well and truly boarded and taken residence on the 4K bandwagon, and with footage like this, it’s easy to see why.