September 21, 2010 | Uncategorized

DSLRs are Dead

Panasonic AG-AF101

What if you had a video camera that had all the virtues of DSRL cameras, but none of the video workarounds? Well it’s about to be announced.

Uses micro 4/3 lenses or adapt ANY other lens to it.
Built-in internal optical neutral density filters.
XLR Audio Inputs
The Hi Def LCD has a full waveform monitor, vector scope and a spot meter.
Colored Peaking Focus assist so when an object is in focus it glows.
HDSI & HDMI outputs
No more moire or aliasing
More recording modes than any DSRL
Variable frame rates
The sensor is nearly the same size as 35mm movie camera
(not the one from the GH1)

HD Magazine says the camera is available for pre-order, and it’s 4990 Euro ($6,325 US) No official release date has been announced.

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6 thoughts on “DSLRs are Dead

  1. Jasun Thomas

    I’ll say that seems like an excellent package, but what about the price tag? I don’t think it will kill DSLR’s entirely, unless you can see the cost come down to 1,000 USD. for me, I have plenty of ways to get good audio, I’ve adapted a workflow to line it up (audio has been apart from the pictures for years of film production and there are plenty of ways to work this… A clap board is one). And I can’t find anywhere else I can get as good of picture as my rebel T2i for the price.

    In my blog I explain the troubles it has but again, it’s a small speed bump for an aspiring film maker to get excellent quality that competes with the big-timers. Some day I do expect I will see the kind of money I need to get better gear like this, but for now I am grateful for the DSLR and I’ll always have a place for it in my arsenal.

    I think this post is informative, and I’m glad to see technology moving this direction. I can’t wait to try that camera and maybe replace my HPX-170, time to list on eBay…

  2. Dave

    Looks like a very promising camera for those that are looking to go the DSLR Route, but don’t want to mess with the DSLR body. I didn’t get to hear, what the sensor size was, but I’m assuming it’s APS-C or 35mm equiv.

    I think there was also a mis-statement made by Barry in that It’s the first AVCCam to record uncompressed audio, as the Sony NX5 records PCM, and that’s been available since before NAB 2010.

  3. Max

    “all the virtues of DSLR”

    The quality of the panasonic dslr and this camera do not come anywhere near as close as the quality that comes out of a 5d mark 2, panasonic just don’t know how to get it to the primo factor, they are decent but not primo like the 5d mark 2. Same with Sony, decent but not primo.

  4. Lavonne Trevino

    “all the virtues of DSLR” The quality of the panasonic dslr and this camera do not come anywhere near as close as the quality that comes out of a 5d mark 2, panasonic just don’t know how to get it to the primo factor, they are decent but not primo like the 5d mark 2. Same with Sony, decent but not primo.

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