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Panasonic announces the 6K/24p LUMIX S1H mirrorless camera
Panasonic has announced a version of their LUMIX S1 full frame mirrorless camera specifically designed for video filming that can record video at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. The S1H also features V-Log/V-Gamut with a dynamic range of 14+ stops, XQD, and SD card slots and a 252-area DFD AF system.
Nauticam adaptor kit for Laowa 24mm probe lens
Nauticam is offering a kit that adapts their N120 port system for use with the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x macro probe lens. It consists of an adaptor, along with a locknut and O ring seal. In addition, Nauticam is supplying focus and iris gear sets for both cinema and SLR set up, and a standard N120 extension is also required.
Nauticam housing for Panasonic S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras
Nauticam is shipping their housing for Panasonic’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras: the S1 and S1R. The NA-S1R fits both camera models and offers support for the Sigma MC-21 EF to L adapter along with an M28 bulkhead for HDMI 2.0 output. Controls are optimized for both still, and video shooting and a vacuum valve is supplied as standard.
High Resolution Monster: Meet the Fujifilm GFX100
Fujifilm’s new GFX100 mirrorless camera has a 43.9mm x 32.9mm sensor that delivers 102 MP of resolution. Other features include in body image stabilization and on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus with near 100% sensor coverage. Video recording is available in 4K 30p with F-Log Rec 2020 or uncompressed 4.2.2 via HDMI.
Olympus announces the TG-6 compact
Olympus has announced the TG-6 Tough series compact camera. Like its predecessor, it is waterproof to 15m, although the PT-059 housing is also available. It has 5 underwater modes and 3 white balance settings. Backscatter had access to a pre-production unit and have already posted a video about its underwater performance.
DJI announces Osmo Action camera
Aerial imaging giant, DJI, has announced its entry into the Action cam market with the Osmo Action camera. Natively waterproof to 11 meters (36 feet), it has a 1/2.3-inch sensor the records 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbp. It also features electronic image stabilization and HDR at 4K/30fps.
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Backscatter reviews the Panasonic LX100 II
Wetpixel sponsor Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video have posted an excellent review of the underwater performance of the Panasonic LX100 mark II compact camera. The camera features a Micro 4/3 sensor, significantly larger than the 25 mm sensors on most high-performance compact cameras. The review notes that using wet lenses allows for a sufficient range of focal lengths and that the wide angle performance of the camera was found by the reviewers to be very good.