Sales Director Mike Thomas, from GTC sponsor Top-Teks, has given his verdict on some of the new products recently announced at NAB 2018. Read on, and click on the 'Read more' buttons, for further details and to see more images of the products.
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera
This camera features a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO. Up to ISO of 25,600 for HDR images and incredible low light performance.
Sony PXW-FS5 II
Fundamentally the PXW-FS5 II is a PXW-FS5 with two options permanently installed and the addition of nine Picture Profiles. Sony have taken all they learnt with the Venice and put it in the FS5.
Sony's PXW-Z190 is a 4K compact camcorder with three 1/3-type Exmor R CMOS image sensors delivering 4K 50p/60p with 4:2:2 10-bit recording on SD Card in XAVC, DV-Cam and MPEG HD (option).
The PXW-Z190 will be priced at around £2,300.00 plus VAT.
For the Z280, read 190 on steroids. Firstly 1/2” chips instead of 1/3” so a shallower depth of field and a 17x Zoom instead of 20x.
Priced at around £6,200.00 plus VAT, it will be cheaper than the PXW-X200.
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