New Cameras in 2012

2011 was an important year for cameras, photographers and filmmakers. In the wake of the HDSLR revolution brought about by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, manufacturers finally got the message (more or less) that what independent filmmakers want is a large sensor, interchangeable lens camera, with a professional feature set, at an affordable price and responded with the Panasonic AG-AF101, Sony PMW-F3, Sony NEX-FS100 and Red Scarlet. But, it wasn’t just about large sensor camcorders. Panasonic understood the need for a small(ish), full HD, broadcast quality camcorder and released their answer to the 8 bit 4:2:2 Canon XF305 – the 10 bit 4:2:2 AVC Intra AG-HPX 250. On the stills front, Fuji realised that real photographers want real cameras in small packages and released the retro styled Finepix X100. However, the much anticipated and widely rumoured Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 were nowhere to be seen and the Sony A77 and Sony NEX-7, though announced, were delayed by floods and earthquakes. So what can we expect in 2012? Well given that it is both a Photokina and an Olympics year, a fair bit Actually. Continue reading “New Cameras in 2012”

Happy Birthday to Me!

The Paul D TV blog is one year old today! To celebrate, here’s the top 20 posts from the past year: Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me!”

‘The Toadlickers’ wins a Davey Award!

Gold Davey Award

I am delighted to announce that The International Academy of Visual Arts has just awarded The Toadlickers (the music video I directed and produced for multi Grammy nominated artist, Thomas Dolby,) ‘GOLD’ at The 7th Annual Davey Awards. This is the second award The Toadlickers has won, having been awarded ‘GOLD’ in the W3 Awards, earlier this month. Continue reading “‘The Toadlickers’ wins a Davey Award!”

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X

Following months, nay years, of speculation, Canon has finally announced its new flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X. It amalgamates the advantages of the slower full frame 1-Ds line and the faster APS-H 1D line, into one new flagship camera that supersedes both the Canon 1-Ds Mark III and the Canon 1-D Mark IV. Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X”