Is Sony the New Nikon? One Pro-Photographer Says, Yes!

In this video, long-time Nikon fan and professional landscape, portrait, travel, and wedding photographer Jason Lanier explains why he sold off his Nikon gear and switched to Sony, beginning with the a6000. Jason purchased a Sony a6000 about four months ago as he anticipated his needs for upcoming shoots in Detroit and Ethiopia. Because theft was […]

Make Your Movie: You Can’t Buy Talent

I’ve had this discussion more times than I can count. What makes a true filmmaker? Is it professionalism? Talent? Drive? Passion? Creativity? Yes! It is all those things and so much more. I’ve spoken with many filmmakers, photographers, and artists of all mediums and when asked the question “What advice would you give an aspiring […]

Need a Camera in a Pinch? Check Out the Canon XA-25

We’d like to take a moment to explain the benefit of our new camera the Canon XA-25 (#CAXA25K). The biggest benefit of this camera is the ability to record 2 different video formats, MPEG4 and AVCHD/H.264 at 1080/60P. What does this mean? If you’re recording in Mpeg4 it’s a similar codec to that of the C100. […]

The Sony RX10 as a Press Camera

D J Clark, a Beijing-based multimedia journalist, wrote a guest post on NewsShooter officially launching his Facebook based Connected Learning, an  open platform initiative where anyone can follow along and participate in various Exercise Modules. In his post Clark included his recommendations on assembling a relatively inexpensive and simple equipment list for student journalists. For the modern journalist […]

Train Yourself on the Alexa Simulator

As the list of this year’s list of Oscar nominees  will attest, the Alexa really is becoming the go to camera for digital cinema.  Since the Alexa is typically reserved for higher budget productions, it can be difficult to get hands-on time with the camera.  To give budding cinematographers a leg up Arri has released […]

In-depth Comparison: Sony’s PXW-Z100 4K vs PMW-200/300

“In case you haven’t heard, there are 2 new Sony models released to succeed these cameras: the PMW-200 and the PMW-300. These 2 cameras have the same features as their predecessors and more. The largest advantage of the new models is the added recording Codec, now offering 4:2:2 50Mbps recording, up from the 35Mbps of the EX1/3 line. […]

4K for 3K: Blackmagic Does It Again!

Blackmagic Design announced that they will finally start shipping the 4K Production Camera that debuted six months ago. But in what seems to be a Blackmagic tradition the price has been dropped by a thousand dollars! For those of us who remember Red‘s long forgotten promise of 3K for 3K this is a really special day! […]

Upcoming Event: Shooting in 4K – Is It Right For You?

Join Adorama and David Leitner for an evening exploring 4K at Adorama on February 20th at 6pm.   David Leitner, a director of photography known for his documentary work including For All Mankind andTrembling Before G-d, will discuss his experience and knowledge of shooting in 4K versus non-4K. David will show footage from his own projects, explaining […]

In Imaging, At Least, Sony’s on a Roll

Sony: Corporation In Crisis? Reading the financial press alone, one would be forgiven for thinking Sony is teetering on the brink of the corporate equivalent of a nervous breakdown. The Japanese electronics giant is often painted as a hopelessly overwrought, sprawling corporation that’s lost its innovative edge to a byzantine bureaucratic culture. It’s accused of creating […]