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CropperCapture[90]We’ve all heard it. “If only (fill in the blank) camera had a full frame sensor, I’d be able to use it.” Or, “The image from the GH4 sure is great, but I just couldn’t get used to a Micro 4/3 sensor.” If you’ve spent any time reading editorial comments about digital cameras in the past 5 years, then you’re almost certainly familiar with these types of statements. While different sized sensors can provide substantial differences in both aesthetic qualities and low-light performance, the argument that’s most often thrown around in these discussions is about “crop factor,” or the relative field of view from one sensor size to the next. Personally, I think it’s about time we put the issue of sensor size into perspective so that we can stop making goofy, arbitrary statements like these. Zack Arias over at DedPxl agrees, and his new video does a fantastic job at providing that perspective. More »

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sony curved cmos sensorDigital imaging sensors are traditionally small, flat devices that convert images, which are focused onto the sensor by a lens of some sort, into an electronic signal that can then be processed in numerous ways. With very few exceptions, every digital sensor in use today is flat. However, in a few year’s time, that may not be the case, as Sony’s device manager Kazuichiro Itonaga recently showcased two new curved CMOS sensors, one a 43mm full frame sensor and the other a much smaller 11mm 2/3 size sensor. These new sensors are reportedly up to twice as sensitive as traditional CMOS sensors, and they have the potential to make our lensing systems simpler, faster, and sharper. More »

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Sony a7sThe Sony a7s is an exciting camera for so many reasons: it shoots in 4K, is inexpensive, and compact, and has ISO settings ranging from 50 to 409,600, meaning that this little devil can essentially see in the dark, while still producing a relatively clean image. We’ve seen a few videos demonstrating just how sensitive the a7s is, and here’s another one that shoes you that not only can you shoot in pitch black darkness, but you can actually overexpose it!
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Sony a7sThe Sony A7s may be small, but it is mighty! Since making its big debut at this year’s NAB, we’ve seen some incredible test videos revealing exactly why this new full frame 4K camera deserves that little “s” at the end of its name – picking up clean 4K in candlelight thanks to its unprecedented ISO range of 50 to 409,600. Sony has finally announced the pricing and availability for the A7s, so continue on for pricing information as well as when it’ll be available. More »

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sony a7r mirrorless full frame still photography video camera 1080p hd high definition recordingStill photography may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Sony, but that hasn’t stopped the manufacturer from developing an array of DSLR and mirrorless camera systems. A very recent announcement from Sony makes it all the more clear that the company isn’t messing around. Sony would like to introduce you to two new full frame mirrorless photography cameras (with 1080p video, of course:) the 24 megapixel A7, and its big sister, the 36 megapixel A7R. These cameras natively accept NEX E-mount glass, as well as Sony alpha mount glass with some adapting. They also shoot up to 1080p60 on-board video in either AVCHD or MP4, or feed you clean uncompressed video out via HDMI. Read on for more details. More »

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Canon 35mm sensor firefliesLast March, Canon riled up the filmmaking community when they announced their full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor that can literally see in the dark. Canon has just released an amazing video of the sensor capturing footage of Yaeyama-hime fireflies — images captured in an “exceptionally dark shooting environment.” Check out the video after the break. More »

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You might be thinking, how much more light-sensitive can video cameras really get if the sensors don’t get much larger? Well, if you’re Canon, the answer is a lot better. They’ve just announced a new full-frame 35mm sensor that absolutely swallows up light, and it’s specifically made just for video. We may not be seeing it in our cameras just yet, but it’s definitely a breakthrough kind of technology for the world of video, and opens up all sorts of possibilities for available light shooting. Check out the video Canon posted on their site below. More »

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First off, my write up of this year’s Full Frame Film Festival is live at Filmmaker Magazine; give it a read. More important than my writing, however, are the films themselves, so here are some trailers for the great docs from this year’s Full Frame: More »