This week we have the official launch of the Sony ZV-E10 vlogging camera, an underwater drone, leaked images of prototypes cameras, and much more.
Here’s the best news I’ve selected for “The Photography News Show”!
Sony ZV-E10 Vlogging Camera Announced
After many rumors, leaked images, and a delayed launch, Sony has unveiled the ZV-E10, a 4K camera specifically made for vloggers.
It’s a camera that takes the good of the Sony ZV1, a small vlogging camera announced last year, it improves it, and packages into a design inspired by the a6100.
The result is an interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor capable of shooting oversampled 4K at 24 and 30p, and FullHD videos at 120p.
Picture profile-wise, the ZV-E10 gets Sony’s Cinema Picture Profiles, as well as S-Log 2, S-Log 3, and HLG, but being an 8-bit camera you’ll have to be careful when grading to avoid artifacts.
It has a Sony E-Mount, so you can use both APS-C and Full-Frame Sony lenses, and it’s targeted toward people that want to create content without necessarily knowing too much about camera technique.
You can just press a button for slow motion, another button for “blurry background”, another one for “product review”. It’s also really easy to focus with, thanks to eye-autofocus tracking, including object tracking. The built-in directional 3-capsule mic seems to be working quite well, and thanks to the tiltable screen, you’ll be able to always see what you’re shooting, including selfies.
This can be a great choice if you want to get started with creating videos, without spending too much money, and you can pre-order it here.
Canon Patents a Mechanism to Pretect Your Exposed Sensor
The other camera news comes from Canon, which has filed a very interesting patent that will solve an annoying issue mirrorless cameras have. I mean, mirrorless cameras are great, but one of the downsides of not having a mirror is that when you change the lens the sensor is fully exposed, and it’s very easy to pick up some dust or dirt that can ruin your shots.
Canon’s patent describes a mechanism that is supposed to close when a lens is removed, protecting the sensor. It looks like this would be a passive mechanism that doesn’t need a motor or battery to function, thanks to the use of springs and levers.
That would mean, of course, that you have an additional part of your camera that is subject to wear over time, but I think it’s a really smart patent that I hope other camera manufacturers will implement in future cameras.
How many times did you realize you had some dust on your sensor after a long day of shooting?
My answer is “Way too many!”.
Nikon Professional Service Gear Room at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
We’re in the middle of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and there is some interesting news.
Last week, I showed you a ton of cameras and lenses from the Canon Photo Service Center, while this week we have the Nikon Professional Service gear room, where you can see a ton of cameras, lenses ranging from 14mm to 800mm, as well as technicians working on cameras that need to be perfectly functioning to capture every single moment.
Nikon Z9 Leaked Images
The Olympic Games are also the perfect moment to have a camera tested, as it’s probably one of the most demanding shooting scenarios.
And in fact, this week we had a sneak-peak of the upcoming Nikon flagship camera, the Nikon Z9, which seems to have a pretty generous LCD screen.
Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone for Sony a1 & a7SIII
Drones normally allow you to fly, but this week we’re going deep into the ocean.
o basically, you’ll be able to capture 8K video and 50 Megapixel photos up to 1,000 meters underwater, and you can control everything from the surface thanks to the Boxfish Console, a 4K 17-inch monitor.
The price is not stated on the website, but I’m sure this can be a very interesting Remotely Operated Vehicle for film crews.
PICTURES OF THE WEEK
Canon EOS R3 Burst
This week we have a video from the Tokyo Olympics.
Well, it’s actually a photo burst taken with the upcoming Canon EOS R3!
It’s not clear, but it looks like it was captured at 30 frames per second, which would match the burst of the Sony Alpha 1.
Having the capability of shooting can really make the difference in genres such as sport & wildlife photography, and I’m looking forward to seeing how many frames per second the industry will aim to for the next few years.
Sigma 150-600mm FE Coming Soon!
The Sigma 150-600mm FE, which is rumored to be announced on August 4th. It will weigh 2.1 Kg and it will be a versatile lens for sport & wildlife photographers.
Price-wise, it should come around $1,500.
Laowa FF II Argus 35mm F/0.95
The Laowa FF II Argus 35mm F/0.95 will be a fully manual lens made for Sony E, Nikon Z, and Canon RF mounts, with a price of about $900, which is a great price for such a wide aperture.
It’s not clear when this will be announced, so, let’s wait and see!