Both the A7s and 5D are a combination of photography and video cameras, but Sony definitively launched the A7s to appeal more to video while the 5D is still largely a photographer's camera. So in one sense it’s a bit unfair to go with this comparison because the 5D Mark III is a phenomenal still camera and is definitely the camera I’ll take for my wedding photography jobs, that said, there are quite a few videographers using the 5D Mark III for video, including me and so this comparison is for us.
The Sony A7s brings the awesome capabilities of the original A7 and combines them with a new 12mp sensor making it a low light king, a ton of video features such as zebras and peaking, and records it all internally at up to 60fps @ 1080p internally or 4k and 30fps using an external recorder through the HDMI port. But is that enough to keep it alive as the competition increases in this video segment? Check out the full review after the break.
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The new Sony A7s has a special trick up its sleeve....it can record a custom picture profile called s-log2. While not quite RAW, it does open up the dynamic range of the video file to better allow for grading and coloring in post. Check out the video past the break for a detailed look at how to enable the S-log2 profile in your Sony A7s (it's not labeled), how to edit the file, and what the results were. There are also some huge ISO limitations as well so check it out.
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Getting out of auto isn't always easy, but it is very important for videographers. While auto modes have improved, it is impossible for any camera to know the look you want or the situation you are in. In complicated lighting, shooting manual is often the only option for high quality video. In this lesson, we will be looking at shutter speed, how it affects image quality, how it affects exposure, and how cameras like the Canon 70D, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Nikon D7100 use the shutter to better control exposure and bring a smooth look to your video quality. This guide is to help you shoot better video and become a better videographer.
The Canon 7D is now price competitive with the new sale price of $999! If you need a camera built like a tank that still takes amazing images, the 7D is the camera to get. With a great AF system and stunning 8fps shooting, The Canon 7D is still a top rated camera. While the Canon 70D does offer new features like dual pixel AF and wifi, it does not offer the robust body of the 7D.
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Canon has long been a favorite in the video market, especially for wedding videographers and budget filmmakers but in the absence of better quality from Canon, the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s are now looking to claim the market that Canon first created. Is Canon now going to lose the market it created?
Two brand new video cameras with different strengths going head to head is always a ton of fun. Not quite as fun as having to make the decision of which one of these cameras to purchase. We all know by now that nothing beats the A7s in low light and the 4k in camera shooting of the GH4 definitely has it’s advantages. So which one of these cameras should take its place in your camera bag, let’s find out in this review.
Either way this is a great video camera especially when you need tons of dynamic range for one crazy price! Better snap these up quick.
The Cameras are in so let the testing begin! Stay tuned as we put the Panasonic GH4 vs the Sony A7s vs the Canon 5D mark III. From low light results, camera features, and 4k, we will be going indepth with these cameras over the next few days. For updates on all the action, stay tuned!
One of Sony's new features in the A7s is the Dual Video Mode which allows separate recording of multiple files. What is it and how does it work? Head past the break for the full information.
The DR-60 is my recorder of choice and what I use for almost all of my productions. It has tons of features, every input and output you could ever need, and works extremely well with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. It is also on a great sale today for $199 down from the $349 list price.
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