Photokina Report: BMX at Sony’s Alpha Stand

Sony’s stand at Photokina is amazing, particularly if it’s your first time at Photokina. We will bring you more pictures of the stand which is filled with areas for hands on shooting, and talks by Professionals shooting with Sony like Nick Webster who you will hear in the background of the video below. The video … Read morePhotokina Report: BMX at Sony’s Alpha Stand

Photokina Report: First hands on with the Sony NEX-VG10

As some of you may have picked up by now I enjoy shooting video even more than shooting stills, provided I have the right equipment. We also know that all the DSLR manufacturers are trying to get in on the action of the 5D MkII. We also now that Sony has been hanging back.

We recently reviewed the NEX-5 which is a crossover camera offering the simplicity of use of a compact camera. This camera was the first interchangeable lens camera available from Sony to shoot full HD video. The NEX-VG10 I am talking about here is the video form, big brother of the NEX-5.

I have always maintained that although a DSLR can shoot HD video and the quality is unquestionable, there is a reason a video camera has always had a very similar shape or form. This is because you hold a camera differently when shooting video as opposed to shooting stills. The reason people ‘struggle along’ with a DSLR is the size of the sensor. The bigger sensor of the DSLR allows better low light performance and the ability to use faster aperture lenses gives you more control over depth of field.

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