Once again a bumper year for cameras, 18 to be exact, from shoulder mount to large sensor.
Ikegami brought out the HC-HD300 CMOS studio field camera, Ikegami unlike most other manufacturers tend to build for the broadcast market.
This was the surprise from Canon previewing an 8K Cinema Camera, price is anybodys guess.
Canon showed the C300 MK11 with 4K internal recording but spoiled it with uncompetitive pricing and reducing the C300 to a ridicules price at the same time.
The Canon XC-10 was also announced and to be honest has not taken off partly due to the non constant aperture fixed 10x lens.
Another camera to make its debut was the URSA mini, great price at £2000 but spoiled by the EVF sold separately for a further £1000 half the price of the camera itself !
Black Magic also brought out the BM Micro Cinema Camera that takes micro four third lenses, I don’t know how well this camera has sold but at £679 you can’t go wrong.
Another shoulder mount from Panasonic the AJ-PX380 is a top end P2HD camcorder for the broadcast market.
The NAB show stopper was the Panasonic AG DVX-200 with its sexy red back. At £3,358 this 4K 50p camera has set the heather alight.
I know very little about this camera only that its 6K and sell in the US for $8000.
So thats up to April 2015 and already we have 9 new cameras, I will go through the rest of the year during the week.