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Video review: Panasonic AG-UX90 4K camcorder

Our formal review of this cost effective ENG / event / run-n-gun type 4K camcorder is currently being produced but in the meantime, here’s the Editor’s “stream of consciousness” take on the Panasonic AG-UX90, with mention of the UX180 and the HC-X1 at the end for...

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Panasonic AG-UX90 screengrabs

We’re working on our full review of Panasonic’s low cost AG-UX90 4K camcorder. In the meantime, here are some 4K screengrabs to peruse (bear with us if they’re imperfect, it was our first morning filming with the camcorder and we were getting used to it). Click...

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New A6500 and RX100 cameras from Sony

Sony has uneviled an improved version of its A6300 camera, labelling it the A6500. The APS-C sensor (24.2 megapixels) device now includes a touchscreen, probably to the delight of many reviewers who seemed disappointed by the omission in the prior model. The screen can be used...

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Video review: Rode HS-2 headset mic

A test and review of the new HS-2 headset microphone from Rode, an update to their HS-1 model which was released some years ago. The mic was supplied to us for free by Rode but the review is independent; Rode had no editorial control. To...

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New GoPro and a drone too

GoPro has announced two new GoPro action cameras, the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. Both shooting 4K, they also now have hardware image stabilisation. At $399 USD, the Black also boasts a 2-inch touchscreen display and can be dunked into 30 feet of water without...

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Panasonic announces long-awaited GH5

Panasonic has announced the impending arrival of its successor to the wildly popular GH4 mirrorless micro 4/3 camera. The GH5 will upgrade the prior model’s capabilities to include 4K video at 50/60p instead of 25/30. It can also shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 4K albeit only at...

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Video review: Aputure AL-M9 LED light

A review of a tiny LED light for mounting onto a video camcorder or DSLR. The Aputure Amaran AL M9 is powered by an internal rechargeable battery and provides almost two hours of light from a charge. It comes with a cold shoe mounting clamp...

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Canon launches XC15 oddball camcorder

When Canon launched its XC10 camcorder / camera hybrid last year, no-one really seemed to like it much. It was a peculiar mix of cheap price and bizarre design decisions trying to make out it was a new form of media capture device. Not to...