Rumours of the Leica SL2 have been out for a while now. We saw photos and a list of specs leaked two months ago. But now, Leica has officially announced the Leica SL2; A 47.3-megapixel full-frame L mount mirrorless camera capable of shooting stills at up to 20fps, 4K video at 60fps, and 1080p HD slow motion at up to 180fps.
Ever since the Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras were announced at Photokina last year, there has been a lot of talk about their video capabilities. After all, Panasonic made the somewhat legendary GH5. And while rumours of a new “Cine Lumix” are on the horizon, it seems the S1 still has a trick or two up its sleeve.
The S1 offers a 4K/6K burst shooting mode. Essentially, what it does is shoot a video sequence from which you can extract still images. But what nobody seems to have noticed until now, is that this mode actually produces a 5184×3456 h.265 video at 200Mbps.
If you are a fan of Magic Lantern, you know that this piece of software can greatly enhance video on Canon cameras. Why shouldn’t you be a fan, it can give your 5dmkIII 4K raw?). But now, Magic Lantern is reported to enabling 5K RAW on the (older, $150 on Amazon) Canon EOS M. (see the ML post here)
If you take a look at the screens below, you’ss see that there is now a new option for 5K 3×1 24FPS recording. 5K, stands for 5K footage, 3×1 stands for 3 pixels binning and 24 is the FPS, not bad for a sub $150 camera.
About half a year ago Apple launched their 5K monitors which we assumed that will create a whole new megapixel race aimed not at camera sensors, but at computer monitors. And while we are not free of the megapixel race with the DSLR market, the monitor’s pixels wars are heating up.
Apple actually never said that they are releasing an 8K iMac, but LG’s did an overview of 8K display on their virtual press room and casually mentioned that “It has become clear that Japan is planning to launch an 8K SHV test broadcast and then promptly restructure the UHD service. Apple has also announced that they will release the ‘iMac 8K’ with a super-high resolution display later this year. Korea is also preparing to offer an 8K service demonstration at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. LG Display displayed a new beacon of the 8K era by revealing their 98-inch 8K Color Prime Ultra HDTV at CES 2015“. (h/t 9to5Mac for the keen eyes)