Both the A7s and 5D are a combination of photography and video cameras, but Sony definitively launched the A7s to appeal more to video while the 5D is still largely a photographer's camera. So in one sense it’s a bit unfair to go with this comparison because the 5D Mark III is a phenomenal still camera and is definitely the camera I’ll take for my wedding photography jobs, that said, there are quite a few videographers using the 5D Mark III for video, including me and so this comparison is for us.
Two brand new video cameras with different strengths going head to head is always a ton of fun. Not quite as fun as having to make the decision of which one of these cameras to purchase. We all know by now that nothing beats the A7s in low light and the 4k in camera shooting of the GH4 definitely has it’s advantages. So which one of these cameras should take its place in your camera bag, let’s find out in this review.
The Sony A7s brings the awesome capabilities of the original A7 and combines them with a new 12mp sensor making it a low light king, a ton of video features such as zebras and peaking, and records it all internally at up to 60fps @ 1080p internally or 4k and 30fps using an external recorder through the HDMI port. But is that enough to keep it alive as the competition increases in this video segment? Check out the full review after the break.
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Either way this is a great video camera especially when you need tons of dynamic range for one crazy price! Better snap these up quick.
The new Sony A7s has a special trick up its sleeve....it can record a custom picture profile called s-log2. While not quite RAW, it does open up the dynamic range of the video file to better allow for grading and coloring in post. Check out the video past the break for a detailed look at how to enable the S-log2 profile in your Sony A7s (it's not labeled), how to edit the file, and what the results were. There are also some huge ISO limitations as well so check it out.
The Cameras are in so let the testing begin! Stay tuned as we put the Panasonic GH4 vs the Sony A7s vs the Canon 5D mark III. From low light results, camera features, and 4k, we will be going indepth with these cameras over the next few days. For updates on all the action, stay tuned!
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This isn't your typical low light ramp up test. We take a look a properly exposed image at various ISO values to determine how the A7s looks at each ISO. Spoiler....it's pretty freaking awesome!
One of Sony's new features in the A7s is the Dual Video Mode which allows separate recording of multiple files. What is it and how does it work? Head past the break for the full information.
Getting out of auto isn't always easy, but it is very important for videographers. While auto modes have improved, it is impossible for any camera to know the look you want or the situation you are in. In complicated lighting, shooting manual is often the only option for high quality video. In this lesson, we will be looking at shutter speed, how it affects image quality, how it affects exposure, and how cameras like the Canon 70D, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Nikon D7100 use the shutter to better control exposure and bring a smooth look to your video quality. This guide is to help you shoot better video and become a better videographer.