Finally. After 2 months of work on it my Sony A7, A7R and RX10 video review is complete. It’s been a bit of a journey to get to today where it’s finally done, at least a shorter journey than my 3 part Blackmagic Pocket Camera review!!
This was done in the very little free time I had (in fact it took most of my free time!) and was 2 months of work to get it done! Any contributions to the TIPJAR on the vimeo page are very gratefully accepted, as they make future reviews possible due to their non sponsored and self funded nature. Thank you!
So this two months of work condensed into a rather hefty 39 minutes. It’s all self-explanatory what the title means, once you watch the first couple of minutes. Hopefully it’s not too confusing and does make sense!
On-camera shots of me shot on the Canon C100 and C300. Product shots on the 1DC. The rest is of course the Sony cameras.
Lit with Gekko lights. Voice over done on the RODE Classic II valve microphone.
Non classical music courtesy of The Music Bed gopb.co/musicbed
The America Dollar – Anything you synthesize
A New Normal – Stones & Shadows
& Sacr Cur
Benj Heard – Why That’s Delightful & Uke
Brooke Annibale – By Your Side & Tryin’
The Echelon Effect – Recalling Winters Casualties
Sprit of Spain – They Made Oceans Rise
& You Never Had Much Faith in Me
Evolv – Elolv Alluring
Holley Maher – Perfect Day
Beethoven 7th Symphony Movement 2
Peer Gynt Suite – Morning by Grieg
and Strauss Blue Danube
So there we go…if you skipped past the video to see my thoughts, then shame on you!
I won’t be going into any in-depth stuff here as it’s all covered in the video. I think I was a bit harsh on the RX10 really! Maybe if I had more time with it….All I can say is Sony, with the A7R, have made a really special camera that comes close to being utterly brilliant. Well three things let it down. The stills are amazing, but I’m not doing a review of the stills function, even though I have used it extensively for stills and the images are just gorgeous and HUGELY detailed. The three things are all do with the video function.
This goes for all three of them really, but especially the A7 and A7R. Fix the image issues that are still plaguing far too many “DSLR” type video camera. The moire, aliasing and rolling shutter. Give us a more detailed image, after all, the stills are incredible and very importantly PLEASE give us a better codec than AVCHD. Canon and Panasonic have given us iFrame codecs in consumer cameras so now it’s YOUR turn!!
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