The Key here is that a STILL image garnered attention at a CINEMA event … why, well obviously it was shot on a motion camera at 8K – in this case the RED WEAPON 8K camera which is capable of capturing 36 megapixel stills in full RAW up to 60 times per second. And when you slow down to look at the quality of this image… it kind of speaks to the future of where we all are headed.
Frakes will have nearly 50 DSLR camera bodies (split between D5, D810, and D500 tiers) and a huge number of lenses of all types at his fingertips to capture every newsworthy moment. He’s planning on setting up and using each of the cameras.
Sony recently also displaced Nikon as the #2 camera brand for full-frame systems, which is both scary and a cause for celebration
The company is saying that the Light L16 is currently sold out, and that it’s currently working on building cameras for all the existing pre-order customers who placed orders on the $1,699 camera based on the announcement alone. Pre-order shipments will begin on July 14th, 2017, and the company expects to start taking new orders sometime in late 2017.
The camera was developed for military use, has an effective ISO rating of 5,000,000
Things aren’t looking good for the standalone point-and-shoot camera. As smartphone cameras continue to improve, compact camera sales continue to nosedive. A new historical sales chart with 2016 figures shows just how quickly point-and-shoots are dying off.
In our February “Exposures” story about Richard Mosse’s new film and book, “Incoming,” Mosse spoke about why he decided to use a thermal imaging camera in order to create a body of work about the refugee crisis. During the same interview, Mosse discussed the logistical challenges of using a tool meant for military surveillance to create art.
There are no plans to close any manufacturing plants, and they still want to release a high-end compact ala the Nikon DL line at some point, but the company says they will pare down the number of models they release.