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Sony VENICE Full-Frame Digital Motion Picture Camera System: 36x24mm Full-Frame Image Sensor; Supports 24x36mm Full-Frame 6K Recording; Compatibility with a Wide Range of Lenses; Ultra Wide Color Gamut; Film Industry’s First Camera with a Built-in 8-Stage Glass ND Filter System

The following video presents Sony | CineAlta VENICE | Introduction Video:
Sony proudly introduces the next generation motion picture camera system, forward thinking to large format production, the VENICE. It is a cinema camera created by and for the cinematographer, and has been created based on significant feedback from film industry professionals. The VENICE is equipped with a newly developed full-frame image sensor meeting the needs of the film industry in pushing the boundaries of large format image capture with exceptional picture quality. With the wide latitude and gamut recorded by the VENICE, freedom of expression is significantly expanded in grading and based on established workflow. With a user friendly design, clear and simple menu navigation, and with a highly durable and reliable construction, in using VENICE, you can simply concentrate on filming, and not the camera.

In September, Sony introduced Venice, the next generation motion picture camera system. Sony Venice’s key highlights include:

Sony VENICE

Sony VENICE

  • Wide 36 mm full-frame sensor can capture images that have the equivalent of 1-2 stops shallower depth of field compared to Super35.*
  • New color management system with an ultra wide color gamut gives users more control and greater flexibility to work with images during grading and post-production.
  • More than 15 stops of latitude to handle challenging lighting situations from low-light to harsh sunlight with a gentle roll-off handling of highlights.
  • Compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and high-speed Thunderbolt-enabled AXS-AR1 card reader, using established AXS and SxS memory card formats.
  • A 36x24mm full-frame image sensor, designed specifically for the demands and performance of high end cinematography, and can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.9×14.0mm 4096 x 2160 resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film). In other words, VENICE’s new full-frame sensor can capture in almost any format, including full 18mm-height Super35 Anamorphic and spherical and full-frame 24mm-height Anamorphic and spherical*. Almost any aspect ratio can be conjured up: 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 17:9, the list goes on in full-frame* or Super35.
  • Lever Lock Type E-mount*.
* Firmware update required
  • Fast image scan technology minimizes “Jello” effects that are typical in the CMOS sensors.
  • Compatible with all Super35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic.
  • A fully modular design and even the sensor block is interchangeable.
  • World’s first camera of its class with a servo-controlled 8-step Mechanical ND filter mechanism* built into the camera chassis.
* Based on Sony market search

View Venice firmware roadmap ›

Sony VENICE: System Configuration

Sony VENICE: System Configuration

The following video presents Hands-On with Sony’s CineAlta VENICE: An Exclusive First Look at Removing the Sensor Block:
Join Sony Electronics’ Peter Crithary and 1st Assistant Camera, Dan Ming as they show you how to effortlessly remove the sensor block from Sony’s new Full Frame CineAlta VENICE digital motion picture camera, in under one minute

Sony VENICE is Easily Configurable: The top handle and viewfinder are easily adjustable; and the AXS-R7 External RAW recorder can be attached to VENICE with just four screws

Sony VENICE is Easily Configurable: The top handle and viewfinder are easily adjustable; and the AXS-R7 External RAW recorder can be attached to VENICE with just four screws

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Cameras Leica

Leica Q Silver Anodized, Compact Camera with 24-MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Fast AF and Summilux 28 mm/f 1.7 ASPH Fixed Lens for Photography in Low Light, Street Photography, Architecture & Landscapes: Availability

The following video presents EUROPEAN PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA 2015-2016 – Leica Q:
The Leica Q is a hugely impressive camera that combines state-of-the-art technology with traditional design. The 28mm wide-angle lens is incredibly sharp and the fast electronic shutter, means you can shoot wide open at f/1.7 even in bright sunlight. The 24-million-pixel full frame sensor gives superb image quality, even at high ISO settings, and the traditional control dials give intuitive shooting. The 3.7M-dot electronic viewfinder pairs well with the smoothly-damped focus ring for manual focusing, while the touchscreen makes autofocusing away from the centre of the frame easy. These elements all combine to make the Q the best digital camera Leica has yet made, despite its high price.

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica recently announced that in addition to the black model, the compact camera with the fast prime lens – the Leica Q – in silver has the following design features:

Leica Q Silver, top view

Leica Q Silver, top view

  • The top plate and the base plate are silver anodized and the rear shell has the refined look of classic black paint.
  • The characteristic, high-grip pattern of the black leather trim has been maintained.
  • The control elements on the top plate are finished in silver.
  • The engraved model name is filled in black.
  • The focal length number on the lens and parts of the distance scale are in red.
Leica Q Silver, bottom view

Leica Q Silver, bottom view

The key highlights of the Leica Q Silver include:

Leica Q Silver

Leica Q Silver

  • Easy touch screen control
  • Minimalist design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and Leica Q-App makes it easy to share pictures
  • Fastest autofocus lens in it’s class – Summilux 28 mm/f1.7 ASPH with macro-mode
  • Full-frame 24 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Live-View and Focus Peaking
  • Integrated electronic viewfinder & thumb rest
  • Video recordings in Full HD
  • Robust – top plate made of aluminum, body made of magnesium alloy
  • Made in Germany
Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

Leica Q: Image by Alex Habermehl

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Sony

Sony + PBS Member Station WTJX: Donating BRAVIA® 4K Smart TVs to Hurricane-Impacted Children in Head Start Centers and Preschools in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The following video presents Irma Blows Through US Virgin Islands:
Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its 185-mph winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands. (Sept. 9)

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PBS STATION WTJX OFFERS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR HURRICANE-IMPACTED CHILDREN IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, WITH SUPPORT FROM SONY ELECTRONICS INC., EMATIC AND CARSON-DELLOSA

by Sony Pro Team 11/08/2017, in Sony Professional, Televisions

In Wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Donations of Smart TVs From Sony Electronics Inc., PBS KIDS Plug & Play Devices From Ematic and Classroom Resources From Carson-Dellosa Support Learning for Underserved Youth in Head Start Centers and Preschools (more…)

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Epson Canada Presents “The perfect gift for the busy family: The Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer”

The following video presents EcoTank Supertank Printers – Never change a cartridge again. Ever!:
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The perfect gift for the busy family:
The Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Busy families need a household printer they can rely on. There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of printer ink at a time when you need it most. With the Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer, busy families can bid adieu to that out-of-ink frustration once and for all. This cartridge-free printer comes with up to two years of ink in the box¹. That’s an incredible amount of ink – enough to print up to 6,500 black and 5,200 colour pages2, which is the equivalent to about 30 ink cartridges3.

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

When it finally comes time to replace the ink, simply top up the printer’s tanks with Epson’s ultra-low-cost auto-stop ink replacement bottles (as low as $19.69 each) with uniquely keyed auto-stop ink bottles for easy filling of each colour.

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer

From printing holiday shopping lists, photos for school assignments, homework and cookie recipes, the Epson Expression ET-2750 will be your go-to for tackling the busiest time of the year!

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer: Mobile Printing

Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer: Mobile Printing

The Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer ($379.99) is available at Staples, Best Buy, and Epson.ca.

1 Cartridge-free printing — comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box
2 Includes enough ink to print up to 6,500 pages black/5,200 colour
3 Equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets

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Lenses Sigma

SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary: Availability & Pricing

This is an update to the previous blog, Sigma: Development of the Large-Aperture, Wide-Angle Prime 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens with Dust- and Splash-Proof Mount for Mirrorless Cameras .

Key highlights include:

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Dust- and splash-proof design
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Image quality rivaling that of our Art line lenses
  • Bright prime functionality to experience photography at its best
  • Accessories Included: Petal Type Lens Hood (LH716-01), Rear and Front Cap
  • “Made in Japan” with outstanding craftsmanship

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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic Canada Announces the G9, Featuring 20.3MP, 20fps (AFC), 60fps (AFS), 80 MP Image (JPEG or RAW) High-Resolution Photo Mode and 4K Video in a Rugged, Weather-Proof Body

The following video presents LUMIX G9 first look: the ultimate photography camera:
The LUMIX G9 takes the outstanding developments that debuted with the GH5 and adds new capabilities for specialised shooting never before seen in this class of camera. In this portable, field-rugged, affordable package you’ll find everything you need for capturing incredible wildlife, nature and landscape imagery. A stellar lineup of features deliver incredible responsiveness, stunning image quality, precise operability and outstanding mobility. It really is the ultimate photography camera!

Panasonic Canada has announced the newest member of its DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) family, the LUMIX G9. Sporting the same 20.3MP image sensor as the GH5, this interchangeable lens mirrorless camera boasts the industry’s fastest burst modes (60 fps), ultra-high-speed AF (0.04 seconds), advanced Dual I.S. 2 (6.5 stop reduction) and a new High-Resolution Photo mode that produces an 80-megapixel equivalent (10368 x 7776) image (JPEG or RAW) by synthesizing 8 consecutively shot images while shifting the sensor.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

The LUMIX G9 design features a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame and is splash proof, dustproof and freeze proof (down to -10 degrees Celsius).

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

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PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES THE NEW LUMIX G9

With Outstanding Mobility, Blazing Fast Burst Modes and High Picture Quality, the LUMIX G9 is the Ultimate Still Shooters Camera

Mississauga, ON (November 8, 2017) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the LUMIX G9, a new flagship Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. Evolving from the GH5, this new model brings together the industry’s fastest burst modes (60 fps), ultra-high-speed AF (0.04 seconds), advanced Dual I.S. 2 (6.5 stop reduction) and a new High-Resolution Photo mode (80MP RAW) to deliver unsurpassed image quality. Armed with a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter, this camera is unmatched in speed, resolution, gradation and colour reproduction.The LUMIX G9 will be available at select Canadian retailers and at the Panasonic eStore in January for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,299.99.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Key Features

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

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Lenses Panasonic

Panasonic Canada Announces LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 400 mm): Built-In Optical Image Stabilization, Dust/Splash Proof and Freeze Proof Down to -10 °C

Panasonic Canada has announced the LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm (400mm equivalent) F2.8 POWER O.I.S. ultra-telephoto fixed focal length lens. A 1.4x telecpnverter is included in the box, extending the focal length to an equivalent 560mm. (You can also optionally purchase a 2x teleconverter for an equivalent focal length of 800mm.)

It has built-in optical image stabilization which works with the Dual I.S. (Panasonic GX85) or Dual I.S. 2 (Panasonic GH5G9, G85) on compatible Panasonic mirrorless cameras. It’s a LEICA branded lens, so you can expect the highest image quality. It features two UED (Ultra Extra-low Dispersion) lenses for high-resolution, high-contrast images from corner to corner while suppressing distortion and chromatic aberration.

(Note that some functions of the lens are not usable as yet on the GH5. A firmware is scheduled to be released by the end of March, 2018 to bring the GH5 up to date.)

The LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. is rugged, dust/splash proof and freeze proof down to -10 °C.

The following video presents LUMIX G9 By Bence Mate in Zimbabwe:
Lumix Ambassador and wildlife photographer Bence Mate takes the Panasonic LUMIX G9 camera and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f2.8 lens on his journey through Zimbabwe to discover how a professional photographer benefits form the unique features of this amazing mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera by Panasonic LUMIX. Video by Lumix Ambassador Bence Mate

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PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE NEW LEICA DG ELMARIT HES200 LENS

New Compact and Lightweight Ultra-Telephoto Lens with Wide Aperture

Mississauga, ON (November 8, 2017) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce its latest telephoto single focal length lens, the HES200 Lens. This LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (35 mm camera equivalent: 400 mm) lens is the first large-diameter ultra-telephoto fixed focal length lens in the LEICA DG family. Lightweight and durable, it boasts the sharpest image quality in the history of LUMIX digital interchangeable lenses, even when using it handheld on a camera body. The HES200 Lens will be available at select Canadian retailers and at the Panasonic eStore in January for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,899.99.
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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX G9 Flagship Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera: 6K/4K Photo, 4K Video, World’s Fastest AF Speed of 0.04 sec, Fastest-in-Class 20 fps (AFC) / 60 fps (AFS), 20.3-MP Digital Live MOS Sensor Without a Low-Pass Filter, 5-Axis Dual I.S., Splash-and Dust-Proof, Freeze Proof Down to -10°C

The following video presents LUMIX G9:
LUMIX G9, FEATURING AUTO FOCUS WITH BURST MODE. The new LUMIX G9 is built to capture those extraordinary moments that happen in the blink of an eye. With our advanced Auto Focus Tracking technology it locks focus in just 0.04 seconds and tracks motion continuously. While its 6K PHOTO function lets you record action as a 30fps sequence and then select your perfect shot as an 18-megapixel still. And, because the G9 packs this innovation into a rugged, splash-proof, streamlined body, you can take it anywhere. So whenever extraordinary happens, you won’t miss a thing.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

The following video presents Panasonic G9 preview:

  • At 1min:32sec mark, please click on the “CC” icon (subtitles/close captions) to get the comments in English.

Panasonic G9 test photos (English): https://en.letsgodigital.org/reviews/panasonic-g9-test-pictures/
Panasonic G9 press event (English): https://en.letsgodigital.org/system-cameras/panasonic-lumix-g9-video-preview

Test photos (Dutch): https://nl.letsgodigital.org/reviews/panasonic-g9-test-fotos/
Press event (Dutch): https://nl.letsgodigital.org/systeemcameras/panasonic-lumix-g9-video-preview/

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic LUMIX G9 – The Ultimate Photo Shooting Camera

Panasonic LUMIX G9: splash-proof

Panasonic LUMIX G9: splash-proof

Featuring high picture quality, an 80-megapixel high resolution mode and 6.5-stops of compensation with or without Dual I.S. 2.0 compatible LUMIX lenses

News provided by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

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Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is proud to introduce a new flagship Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, the LUMIX G9. The new camera boasts outstanding mobility with ultra-high-speed response. Evolving from the GH5’s high performance, the LUMIX G9 achieves the highest-ever image quality in photo shooting by elevating resolution, gradation and color reproduction with its 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter. A High Resolution mode is also added that provides 80-megapixel equivalent images in JPEG /RAW formats produced in-camera.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

The Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMIX G9 is dramatically improved, making it possible to use 6.5 stops of compensation with or without Dual I.S.2.0 compatible Lumix lenses. This is achieved by a more accurate calculation of shake in various shooting conditions, utilizing information of angular velocity and motion vector acquired not only from the gyro sensor but also from the image sensor and accelerometer sensor.

Panasonic LUMIX G9

Panasonic LUMIX G9

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