Although the Mick Hucknall death story is a hoax, word is reaching us this afternoon that Alan Partridge could be returning to TV soon, with a new series and Christmas special for Sky Atlantic possibly in the offing. Back of the net!
What does the Canon EOS C300 give you for 20 grand, beyond a Super 35 mm-equivalent 8.28 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of recording a Full HD 1920 x 1080 picture and other cinematic goodies? Digital movies like this.
I don't want to say I told you so, but... I told you so. Specifically, I've been saying that shooting video on SLR cameras simply doesn't make sense -- in some cases. Don't get me wrong; if you're a stills shooter who occasionally shoots video, knock yourself out. It's just the current wave of filmmakers shooting on SLRs, that baffles me.
Sure you could blow forty grand on an Arri Alexa or £10,000 for a Canon C300. Then again, you could just as easily get the same 4K video quality for less than £7000 with Red's new Scarlet Cinema Camera rig.
RED has their Epic camera. Alli has their Alexa camera. And now Canon has the C300, a digital video camera that's soley intended for professional film production, promising accurate colour reproduction and awesome low and natural light performance.
No doubt about it, for serious photographers, the brand new Canon 1D X has a metric tonne of reasons for why it deserves its place at the top rungs as the Canon flagship. It's nothing short of an incredible camera; one that will have many a photographer drooling, and many a bank manager rubbing their hands in glee. It is, rather obviously, the most epic DSLR camera ever.
Printers aren't exciting. They're printers! We make fun of them, and of HP for stuffing them full of apps. But professional-photography-grade printers? Yeah, we care about those. And Canon's new PIXMA PRO-1 inkjet is really dang impressive.
There's a lot of reasons the 1D X might be the most ridiculous DSLR ever made, but the numbers seem like a good place to start. A full-frame 18-megapixel sensor. ISO 204,800. 12fps RAW shooting. 61-point autofocus. Three DIGIC image processors. One gigabit ethernet port.