Friday, September 25, 2009
Sony's Secret Lab, Somewhere Off The Jersey Shore
So Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and Pentax all have useable HD modes in their DSLRs now.
All have problems, the Panasonic GH1 being the smartest of the bunch so far -- and the closest to useable for documentary video. (The Canon 7D is also creating a lot of excitement among doc makers -- but the Panasonic still has the best implementation to date. It's just that people love their Canons, and associate it with "professional" and Panasonic with "consumer" cameras -- even though Panasonic has done wonderful things in video camcorders.)
Yet Sony -- which has pushed forward some very smart, very price-savvy products very quickly in its DSLR offerings but not gotten the respect it deserves -- says they won't implement video until it is fully cooked.
That's fine, just get cooking soon, Sony.
Above: an iPhone snap from last night's class.