Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video

Sony unveiled the details of a new 47MP MFT sensor that can shoot 8K video at 30fps.

Sony’s new IMX492 is a diagonal 23.1mm CMOS image sensor with a colour square pixel array. The multi-aspect sensor will capture 41-megapixel resolution in 4:3 mode or 35 megapixels in 17:9. The new Sony sensor records 8K video in 30p in 17:9 mode, and in 4:3 mode this drops to 25p.

The Sony IMX492 also offers 2.315μm pixel size for both the Bayer and Monochrome sensor version. No further details were provided as to availability and when we may start seeing it in cameras.

This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The new image sensor (model name IMX492LQJ) might actually show up in the successor to the Panasonic GH5S which could be named as Panasonic GH6 or the Olympus E-M1 III. Continue reading “Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video”

Panasonic Lumix S1H now in Stock and Shipping

The new Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping in the US: $3,997.99 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is the world’s first full frame camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K, combining professional-level video quality with the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. Outstanding video recording capability is the greatest feature of the LUMIX S1H, making it a professional tool for high-end film making. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H now in Stock and Shipping”

SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds

SLR Magic has added a pair of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) ‘MicroPrime’ lenses to its cinema lineup: the MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 and the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4.

The MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups and weighs 700g (1.57lbs), while the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4 is constructed of 6 elements in 5 groups with a weight of 630g (1.39lbs). The lenses, which will retail for $599 a piece at authorized retailers, round out SLR’s MFT lineup alongside the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.

With the new lenses, SLR Magic’s Cine range for Micro Four Thirds now includes the 12mm T2.8, 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.4 optics.  You can buy SLR Magic optics at Adorama. Continue reading “SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds”

Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly. Continue reading “Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens”

Panasonic GH6 Camera Might Use Sony 41MP Sensor

According to latest reports the upcoming Panasonic GH6 camera may use the Sony 41MP Sensor [IMX594CQR].

Panasonic is rumored to announce the Lumix GH6 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in 2020. Earlier Panasonic rumors claims that the upcoming video-centric mirrorless camera is expected to be on display at Photokina 2020 event. Possible release date of the Lumix GH6 should be at CP+ 2021 in February. The rumor mill also claims that there will be three models GH6V, GH6 and GH6X.

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras Continue reading “Panasonic GH6 Camera Might Use Sony 41MP Sensor”

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens, a lightly refreshed version of the existing Micro Four Thirds optic.

The US price is $697.99, and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in late October 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced”

Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine lens is a new wide-angle optic from Meike designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds camera owners who capture video.

New Cine lens include an all-metal construction, focus distance /aperture marks on both sides of lens, minimal focus breathing and the production of images which are sharp and have smooth/milky bokeh.

The MK-12mm T2.2 Cine lens retails for $399.99. Continue reading “Meike MK-12mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras”

Panasonic Lumix S1H, Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Announced

Panasonic has officially announced the new Lumix S1H full frame mirrorless camera and Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

The Panasonic Lumix S1H costs $3,997.99, now available for pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon shipping in September. The Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 lens costs $2,197.99, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon/ shipping in October. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H, Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens Announced”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”