No updates as you may have noticed. Since I own my new mobile phone (Nokia N8) I completely lost interest in compact camera’s and put my quest for the perfect compact camera on hold. Even though Panasonic did offically announce the GF2, I haven’t even read the full specs. Is the Nokia N8 that good as a camera? Absolutely not, but I found it’s good enough for casual snapshots and excellent for short HD video takes. So I keep my money in my pocket (if any!).
For 2011 I’m planning new shoots and I’m looking for a calendar widget or something that I can add to this site. Not that I will be shooting full time, I’m aiming at 2 shoots per month. More would be nice, but let’s see how things go.
While still absorbing all the latest news about the upcoming Sony NEX-5, my eyes fell on an article mentioning the NEX-7, the high end NEX family member expected in September during the Photokina. The NEX-7 is expected to have a larger body due to in-body stabilization and it would also feature 1080p (instead of 1080i) and 720/120fps high speed video modes.
As you may have read in previous posts, I’m looking for a compact camera with the capacility of shooting HD video. My current video camera does not support HD (it’s 7 years old), it is huge compared to modern standards and it’s video only (I don’t consider it’s 1.2MP photo function useful in any way).
So the purchase of a camera such as the Panasonic GF1 seemed an obvious choice. I’m totally satisfied with my Nikon D700 and not ‘in the market’ for a to be released successor that will definitely be capable of shooting HD video.
Two news recent news items made me think twice: Petapixel (and other sites) published an article about cine lenses for DSLR’s by Carl Zeiss, with interchangeable Canon and Nikon mounts.
House director Greg Yaitanes announced on Twitter that the final episode of the season was shot entirely on a Canon 5D mark II.
Recent video samples I’ve seen demonstrate what modern DSLR’s are capable of. So I’m in doubt now. Shall I join the crowds desperately looking forward to the D700s, D800, D900 or whatever the successor of the D700 will be named?