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Video Review: Aputure Deity shotgun microphone

We review Aputure’s Deity microphone, a $369 USD shotgun they’re pitching in the same league as Sennheiser’s MKH-60 and 416, or the Schoeps CMC641. Aputure say this is an “extremely durable” mic so we drop it, drown it and bash it around. Does it survive?...

Aputure Deity mic barrel logo

Aputure unleash Chinese Deity on the world

Aputure, a Chinese firm that makes (mainly lighting-oriented) video and photography accessories has stepped up its ambitions with the launch of a shotgun microphone with high-end competitors in its sights. The “Deity” is a super-cardiod of 250mm length, 19mm width. Aputure say it’s best compared against the...

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...

Video review: Aputure A.Lyra iPhone mic

With Apple’s latest iphone now having no headphone jack, anyone wishing to plug in a microphone now needs to look to the Lightning connector instead. Addressing this, Aputure have brought out the A.Lyra, a tieclip mic that plugs directly into the phone or ipad through...

Panasonic AG-UX90 4k screengrab

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...

Sony a6500 with SEL1670Z lens

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...