OK. So we didn’t all blow up today – YAY!!! Now it’s time to start thinking about questions for the big man in red ( and I don’t mean Jim Jannard =)
Here’s my wish list for my Sony F3 from Sony in 2013:
- Could we get an upgrade for 4:2:2 internal recording with 50 m/bits throughput?
- Is there enough processing power to give us RAW out of the F3?
- If the sensor is 4K can it be De-Bayer’d down to 2K to an external recorder?
- Can we us the new faster SxS cards with an upgrade to the firmware?
- If not free, could this be done for a purchased upgrade under $2000?
So, obviously what I’m aiming for here is a 2K RAW F3 upgrade for under $2000 to extend the life of our cameras as we start to save up for the F5 and F55. I think we’ll need another year or two for 4K to be requested by clients and this gives us a path to stick with and the ability to use our current configurations a little longer.
Seems like there is ‘a storm a brewin’ for the 4K market but we won’t know anything until it passes. If these cameras can be upgraded for a few bucks now and stay relevant until the new crop (no pun intended ) of sensors is released – could be a good thing.
Just thinking out loud… Santa Sony are you listening???
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. I look forward to hearing from you in 2013 =)
Well after a little over a year of searching and waiting and wanting I made a what I think is a fine decision for my next camera. For those of you who have been following my “which camera” posts you’ve scene me ponder everything from the Scarletus… I mean, Scarlet. And the 5Dmk3, Nikon D800, FS100, FS700 and more. But after working with the Sony F3 for others I decided to get one of my own. Great Camera!!!
I went to CineGear this year to look at everything that was coming out and projected to be out soon. Lots of cool stuff – (technical term). Spent quite a while at the Canon booth and the Sony Booth. Big competition there. With all the research about new cameras and features I was feeling very lost and then about 2 weeks ago sat down and took a hard look at what I do and how this new crop of cameras could affect that – here’s what I found:
Most used this year: 5Dmk2
Most flexible: Sony EX3
Best combo of the two: Sony F3
I’m not being asked to go 4K just yet. If need be I can rent an EPIC from VR and go crazy with resolution. Super Slowmo is great but likely to get overused in my circles and burn out quickly and again — EPIC if needed. Super Shallow DoF nice but not the end all be all. The F3 seems to fit the bill right down the middle.
The best part I like is I’m already an EX3 owner so all my achechepies plug right in. I’m planning to do the S-Log upgrade soon so I’ll keep you posted on the progress. Also I’m getting a set of the Rokinon T1.5 cine lenses as the come out. See my review of the 35mm T1.5. I’ll be getting the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. I can rent a Zeiss ZF.2 kit when needed but I wanted to start with the Rokinons to give them a try. I got the Tokina 11-16 in Nikon F — no cine mod yet; a Nikkor 28-70 ƒ2.8 and a Nikkor 80-200 ƒ2.8. It will be a balanced kit when I”m done.
Well dinner is ready. More to come…
Until next time, good shooting