PhotoPlus Expo 2015 just took place in NYC this past week. It is the largest photography and imaging trade show in North America with over 21,000 attendees including, but not limited to professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, and over 225 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to attend, like us, here’s some Sony presentations to keep you busy this evening.
First up is the Sony PXW-FS5 presentation by Rob Scribner, Director of Photography, who recently shot a Sony FS5 Promo, the footage of which we showed you here. He was approached by Sony and was given the opportunity to be the first DP to shoot with the brand new Sony PXW-FS5 (due to ship next month) in the States. In the 25+ minute presentation below he shares his experience with the camera.
Sony FS5 Features & Highlights
- Super 35-Sized 4K CMOS Sensor
- Sony E-Mount
- UHD (3840 x 2160) at 24/30 fps
- Full HD Up to 240 fps Super Slow-Motion (burst 8 seconds)
- S-log3 Gamma
- 4K & Full HD XAVC Long GOP
- Full HD 10bit 422 XAVC-L
- AVCHD Codec
- 2 x SD Media Card Slots
- Built-in Variable ND (up to 1/128th)
- 3G-SDI & HDMI Output
- Supports Wi-Fi and NFC
- Future planned Raw update (paid)
Next is a presentation on 4K video and why you should be shooting 4K (duh!). Presented by Jeff Berlin, whose background is in portrait and fashion photography. It is primarily for photographers and beginners who have not made the jump from shooting HD to 4K yet.
Here’s also a presentation for photographers who are still living in a DSLR world and looking to transition into mirrorless cameras, and more precisely Sony mirrorless cameras like the Alpha7R II.
Photography guru Brian Smith goes over the multitude of lens options for the E-mount system in the presentation below.
E-Mount as the “Universal Donor” – Exploring Exotic Lenses with Sony Mirrorless from SonyElectronics on Vimeo.
And of course, for the techies out there, here’s a Tech Talk: Alpha 7RII and Alpha 7SII. It’s exactly what it says on the tin.
Sony PXW-FS5 4K Super35 Camcorder Body – $5,599
Sony PXW-FS5K 4K Super35 Camcorder with 18-105mm Lens – $6,099.
Sony A7R II Body – $3,198
Sony A7S II Body Only – $2,998