Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sony NEX-FS700 First Video - "Sony, I cain't quit you"

Ok, Sony. I resisted the FS100 and the VG20 - but you've got me with the FS700. I will be selling the GH1, GH2, TM900, H1 recorder, DR-40 recorder, ND filters - and eyeing everything else I own for its resale value. I must have this camera.

This is as close to the still/video singularity as any camera under $10K.  Its competitors at that price point, the FS100, AF100, 5DMkIII, D800 and GH2 all require too many compromises, hacks or add-ons.  I just want to go back to where I can pull out a camera, a microphone and a set of headphones and produce clean images in normal light without a bunch of matte boxes to make up for the lack of ND filters, recorders to compensate for poor in-camera audio, or thousands of dollars worth of lights to make up for crummy low-light performance.  And I don't want to have to sharpen a fuzzy image in post (5DMkIII), avoid shooting patterned objects for fear of moire (D800) or hack my camera (GH2) to get the best out of it.

240fps HD slow motion, 4K and HD-SDI on top of that?  This camera really is the proverbial game changer.

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