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Weekly Crop Product Reviews – New Episodes Every Friday

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Each week on Weekly Crop, we review and discuss a variety of different products and share our thoughts with you. Remember to check back every Friday to catch the latest instalment. Vistek Weekly Crop Product Reviews To watch all of our videos, check out the Vistek YouTube channel.

The New Nikon Coolpix P1000 Boasts A Mind Blowing 125x Optical Zoom

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So a few years ago, Nikon released their Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera boasting a 83x optical zoom (2,000mm equivalent) and 166x (4,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom that was able to take pretty amazing close up images and Full HD 1080p video of the surface of the moon without having to use a telescope… Now, Nikon has upped the ante in the Superzoom arena once again with the announcement of the Coolpix P1000 with a superzoom lens capable of 125x (24-3,000mm equivalent) optical zoom and a mind-blowing 250x (6,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom. It features the same 1/2.3in, 16MP sensor as…

Fujifilm Releases Firmware Updates for X-H1 | X-T2 | Camera Remote App

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Fujifilm has released its latest firmware updates for the X-H1 and X-T2 as well as giving their Camera Remote App a refresh so it will work with the X-E3 and X-H1 cameras. All updates are available now via the respective links below. FUJIFILM X-H1 Firmware Update (Ver.1.1.0) – Available Now Addition of Focus Bracketing allows the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing of up to 999 frames. Compatible with new cinema lenses FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9. Enlarged and customizable indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. Users can also customize the location of where information is shown on…

Sony RX100 VI: World’s Fastest (in Class) AF Speed & 24-200mm Lens

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The newly announced Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens, 24fps continuous shooting mode, and what Sony says is the world’s fastest AF speeds in its class. Sony RX100 VI Features The RX100 VI features a 1-inch, stacked 20.1-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor with an improved BIONZ X image processor allowing for a continuous shooting rate of up to 24fps,  better low light performance and faster AF/AE detection. As mentioned, the RX100 VI offers 24fps at full resolution with full AF/AE tracking and is capable of buffering up to 233 photos at a time. The Hybrid AF…

DJI Announces Updated Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Quadcopter

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With very little fanfare, DJI has quietly announced their latest quadcopter, the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0. While it features essentially the same specs as their popular Phantom 4 Pro, the 4 Pro v2.0 does offer a few minor updates that we will discuss here. Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Updates Propellers DJI claims that the newly designed quick-release propeller design will reduce prop noise by up to 60% when compared to the the 4 Pro as well as making it slightly more aerodynamic. Video Transmission System/New Remote Unlike previous Phantom versions that utilize DJI’s Lightbridge transmission system, the 4 Pro V2.0…

Canon 470EX-AI – World’s First Flash with Auto Intelligent Bounce

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Let’s face it, flashes can be intimidating and confusing for photographers who haven’t mastered using them. Well, Canon’s newest Speedlite, the 470EX-AI, was designed to take all the guess work out of it by using artificial intelligence to do the leg work for you. Official Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with Auto Intelligent Bounce Introduction The Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash could help alleviate the stigma attached to flash photography as being too difficult, while serving as a gateway for photographers looking to expand their skill set, especially those who recently stepped up from smartphone photography.” – CanonThe 470EX-AI features three different modes, completely…

NAB News: New Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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Blackmagic Design has always pushed the boundaries, both with the design of and the technology found within their cameras and the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K announced at NAB Show this week continues this trend. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (PCC-4K) features a stunning all black, carbon fibre poly-carbonate composite body that quite simply put, looks like nothing else currently on the market. The PCC-4K is still small when compared to other cinema cameras, but with the redesigned body it’s larger than the original and that’s…

NAB News: Sony Announces FS5 II Professional Camcorder

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Once again NAB Show has kicked off in Vegas and some major announcements have already started to trickle out. The first one we want to tell you about comes from Sony with the announcement of the FS5 II, the successor to their wildly popular handheld workhorse the FS5 camcorder. On the outside, the FS5 II looks almost identical to the original, which is a good thing as it means you won’t have to go hunting for familiar controls as they really haven’t moved them around. Size and weight also remain pretty much the same. Most of what’s changed is on the inside…

Sony a7III Review – What (almost) No One is Talking About

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In our Sony a7III review, Vistek video Producer Dale Sood dives into the details about why this camera is one of Sony’s biggest and most important releases in the last few years. Sony a7III Review “With the new a7III, we’ve taken many of our newest and most advanced imaging technologies from the acclaimed a9 and a7R III models and paired them with an all-new 24.2 MP back-illuminated sensor to deliver the ultimate full-frame camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. It’s a camera that punches far above its weight class in every capacity.” – Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony…

4 Saramonic Audio-for-Video Products for Your Next Shoot

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Specializing in smaller lightweight solutions for videographers who shoot primarily on smaller camcorders, DSLRs, Mirrorless, GoPro and Smartphones, Saramonic prides themselves on taking a slightly different approach with their audio-for-video solutions by offering unique features and benefits not commonly found on similar systems. The Saramonic engineering team understands that better audio is the defining line between good and great videos and are therefore dedicated to continuous innovation in developing products for every video maker from amateur to professional.”Audio-for-video isn’t necessarily one of those sexy categories that you think about right away when planning your next video production, but choosing the right…

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