Sony Announces a New POV Camera

Sony's new POV camera

Move aside GoPro! Sony’s got a new wearable camera in the works. Details are few but here’s a quote from The Sony Blog:

The video camera is tiny and lightweight, but it houses Sony’s hallmark SteadyShot® image stabilization technology, Exmor® R CMOS image sensor, and an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens.

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Sony anounces the FS700 camera

The FS700  is a new camera from Sony, set to fit in line just below the F3. Major features include a 4k super35mm sensor that is planned to one day offer more than the current 1080 4.2.0 AVCHD recording to SD, and high frame rates including a reportedly capable 240fps buffered in camera and up to 960fps at low resolution. This could be a really interesting fit for the indie or documentary film maker.

Also check out Frank Glencairn’s hands on review.

What’s so great about 4K?

On the heels of yet another 4k camera announced by Canon this week, I think it valid to spend a bit of time on the subject of resolution. 4K and 3D are both popular buzz words for camera manufactures these days. As with everything else in the world of retail, being as good as or better than your competition, at least in print adds, is going to sell cameras. So why 4K, considering most cinematic digital projection is still 2K.

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