» Archive for June, 2014

20Jun Panasonic HX-A500 4k POV camera for $399

Many were expecting to see a 4k Gopro Hero 4, but it looks like Panasonic is going to beat Gopro to the punch with the release of the Panasonic HX-A500 POV camera. The HX-A500 uses a very similar design to Panasonic’s HX-A100 released last year with a new small 1.5 inch monitor added to the dongle. Seems […]

19Jun Canon 5d mark III $2575 sale

Yet another Canon 5d mark III ebay sale. Right now you can pick a possibly gray market 5d mark III body for $2575 with free shipping. I’ve ordered cameras from these sales in the past and had pretty good luck, but many times they require a signature for delivery. Also note that a lot of […]

18Jun Lightroom 5.5 update now supports GH4 & Sony a7s

The latest version of Adobe Lightroom was released this morning. Looks like we now have full support for the Panasonic GH4 as well as the soon to be released Sony a7s. If you are already a Lightroom user the update is free to download and it’s also available via Adobe cloud. Still no sign of […]

18Jun Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Speed Test

The Crucial MX100 512GB was only released a few weeks ago and I’ve already seen it on sale a few times for as low as $199. That puts the MX100 at about 39 cents a GB compared to the current average price of around 48 cents a GB, making it one of the most affordable […]

13Jun Panasonic GH4 is back in stock at $1698 on B&H

Just a quick heads up, the Panasonic GH4 has been out of stock or marked up to around $2000 for the past month or so. However, right now B&H has a few in stock at the normal price of $1698. If you want one, you might want to move fast, supplies are limited.

12Jun Sony A7S v.s. 5d mark III low light test

I’ve posted a few things about how Amazing the low light performance is on the new Sony a7s (here and here) but the video below really drives the point home. Sony really made the right choice move to a lower megapixel sensor and focusing in on lowlight and dynamic range performance. I rarely need 22MP, […]

12Jun Varavon GH4 Cage hits the market at $270

The very sexy Varavon Panasonic GH4 cage I saw at NAB has started to show up on ebay even though there is no sign of it on the official Varavon site. It appears they’ve added a nice looking top handle and an HDMI locking cable to the design and raised the asking price from the […]

12Jun Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, 4k for $897?

The announcement for the Panasonic FZ1000 happened at midnight last night but it’s been bouncing around the rumor mill for a few weeks now. The Fz1000 looks like it’s designed to compete directly with the Sony RX10. Both cameras are crossover “all in one” super zoom hybrids and both cameras share the same sensor. Where the Panasonic […]

11Jun HMN sound & Sennheiser ME-2 Lav mic audio testing

I’ve been testing and using the HMN Sound lav mic for the last few weeks (earlier post here) and I’ve been pretty happy with the results. The shelved version of the HMN lav sounds very similar to the $140 Sennheiser ME-2 Lav mic I normally use. At $79 however, the HMN lav is a bit more affordable than Sennheiser’s […]

10Jun Canon 6d + 24-105mm f4 $1899 combo deal

I still have and use the Canon 6d on a regular basis. It’s a great full frame stills camera and a pretty decent video camera (minus the moire issues). If you are in the market, seller “beststopdeals” on ebay has a very attractive combo deal. Right now they are selling the Canon 6d body with […]