Well, the site is now up and running and there is quite a lot to catch up with. The first big news is the arrival of the Sony F55 camera. This is amazing and although I need to get out and do some testing, the first shots are just fantastic! They are so clean, there is absolutely no noise visible in the shots. Basically this is what it does:
Sony PMW-F55 (PMWF55) Super 35mm Full HD 4K CMOS Sensor Compact CineAlta Camcorder – Records HD/2K/4K on SxS memory plus 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output
Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD, 2K and 4K.
The PMW-F55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor, incorporating a revolutionary electronic global shutter to eliminate rolling shutter distortions. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K or 4K.
Multiple recording formats includes HD/2K/4K on SxS memory and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K on AXSM media
Multiple recording formats include MPEG-2 HD422, MPEG4 SStP*, XAVC 2K*/HD, XAVC QFHD*/4K and 16-bit RAW 2K/4K**. You can have simultaneous recording on internal high-speed SxS PRO+ memory cards and RAW 2K/4K recording on sleek AXSM memory cards using the optional bolt-on AXS-R5 recorder, designed specifically to attach seamlessly to the F55 and F5 cameras. There is also high speed shooting up to 240 fps RAW 2K and 60 fps in RAW 4K recording onto the AXS-R5.
*Expected as a future upgrade.
** Recording onto the optional AXS-R5 recorder.
Lightweight modular design to maximise versatility in 2D and 3D.
The F55 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting you build up the right configuration for each job – or each shot.