Sony

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...
Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Top 5 DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras for Shooting Videos (2016)

In the market for a new camera for shooting videos? Whether you're researching and shopping for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one, I have some good news and some bad news. The good: there's an amazing number of quality cameras out there that shoot superb video, and don't cost...
Canon EOS 80D Unboxing

Canon EOS 80D video shoot tests and resource guide

The big news out of Canon when it comes to its mid-range DSLR line-up is the brand new EOS 80D. The follow-up to the 70D has been a long time coming, as its predecessor first hit the market in 2013. Three years is an eternity by modern camera manufacturing...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Digital Camera

Mid-Range DSLR Dilemma: Sony Cyber-shot RX-10 III or Canon EOS 80D?

Sony just took the wraps off its updated superzoom, and it looks very much a competitive beast. Priced at $1,498 (USD) the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (say that three times fast) has upped its already strong game, and looks to be a tantalizing offering for video shooters shopping in the mid-range. Super Super...
Oculus Rift - Review Roundup

Oculus Rift Reviews are In: Clunky VR portal or big hit?

It's finally here. Will the world ever be the same again? Or, more to the point, will virtual reality (VR) become a market reality, or simply exist as a niche product fulfilling the ardent dreams of hardcore gamers? Oculus Rift, the VR headset maker now owned by Facebook, began shipping today,...
All These Sleepless Nights

Blackmagic cameras enamor Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, other film directors

The life of an indie manufacturer is not easy: It's one thing to produce relatively low cost cameras, but it's entirely another thing to get big name directors to use them on their projects. For Blackmagic Design, it would seem the tide is slowly turning in their favor... The Australian cinema...

Nikon surprises at CES, enters action cam market

CES isn't really what it used to be -- a robotic dog was one of this year's highlights -- but that doesn't mean the Vegas electronics expo can't still produce a surprise or two. Case in point: Nikon. As expected, with the D5 Nikon updated its much adored flagship DSLR....
Panasonic Lumix GH4 - recommended for video

Top 5: Best mirrorless cameras for shooting video

If you're in the market for a new camera and want to shoot video, you're in luck. With the advent of mirrorless technology, there's an almost staggering array of cameras that produce crisp video, without the need to spend thousands of dollars. Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, and even new...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV 20.2 MP Digital Still Camera

Sony RX100 IV Cyber-shot shoots superb video (Test)

Sony has the mirrorless world abuzz these days. It seems when it comes to camera innovation in recent years, and especially in 2015, all roads point to Sony. I've been testing Sony's latest version of its compact point-and-shoot camera, the RX100 IV. Per the name it's in its fourth incarnation....