Sony A6300 Video Footage Looks Impressive
Ok, I know I'm getting a bit carried away with posts on the upcoming Sony A6300, but I'm really excited about the potential of this camera. In particular, I'm really looking forward to the video features of the new Sony. On paper it sounds impressive, but now there's some real world testing and footage out there too, and it doesn't disappoint.
Johnnie Behiri from Cinema 5D has been testing the camera and has posted his first impressions along with some video footage. He seems impressed with the A6300 and the footage is very impressive for such an inexpensive camera.
While some commenters have commented that the grade he did on it is not a good way to show off the camera's abilities, he's also posted the ungraded version also at the bottom of the page. If you're a Vimeo member you can download the ungraded footage and try it out for yourself to see how well it holds up to grading. I have. It holds up very well. The video looks substantially better than the A6000. In fact, they're not even in the same league.
Head over to Cinema 5D and check out what Johnnie had to say about it and view the footage.
I've decided not to embed the footage (even though I have in the past), because I don't think it's fair to them, and they do a great service to their readership on Cinema 5D so head over to their site if you're interested in DSLR video and other video related topics
Sigma Mount Adaptor tested by DP Review
In slightly related news, DP Review was at the CP+ Show in Japan and got to test Sigma's upcoming MC11 mount adaptor, and they are impressed. The adaptor lets non e-mount sigma lenses behave as if they were native lenses:
Put simply, the Sigma MC-11 adapter allows the use of Sigma-mount and Canon-mount Sigma lenses, such as the excellent Sigma Art 35mm F1.4, to be adapted to Sony bodies with no autofocus compromises whatsoever. That means Sigma is the first brand of DSLR lenses to support Eye AF and Lock-On AF modes on Sony cameras, as well as smooth phase-detection in video. What's more, they work really well.
There's a video on the page showing the adaptor in action, and it looks impressive. This is really going to add to the flexibility of the e-mount format.