With almost 1,000 exhibitors across multiple halls at the RAI Amsterdam, we spotlight some of the top camera announcements from this year’s show.
Hitachi SK-UHD7000 UHD/HD camera
The SK-UHD7000E-S1 is a three-chip, 2/3in global shutter CMOS camera with 3840x2160 effective pixels, in a portable body with standard B4 lens mount. Read more.
Canon launches two new lenses
To make it easier to use Canon EOS cameras in a live broadcast environment, the CN8x15 IAS S Cine Servo Super 35 lens has a 15-120mm (8x) focal range (22.5-180mm using built-in 1.5x extender), while the UHD Digisuper 122xAF is a big box lens with auto focus. Find out more about them here.
PTZOptics Studio Pro
The Studio Pro is a DSLR-quality video camera designed for content creation, videoconferencing, or live streaming. It supports video up to 1080p at 60fps and features a 12x optical zoom, 72.5° field of view, plus simultaneous outputs via USB, HDMI, NDI|HX, RTSP and RTMP. Read all about it here.
Dream Chip has showed off upgrades to the AtomOne miniature camera range, including integration with Broadcast Solutions’ meshLink IP-based wireless system.The addition of meshLink means that the small AtomOne SSM500 HD 500fps camera now claims to be “the most flexible, agile and adaptable miniaturised camera on the market”. Find out more.
Sony FR7 - World’s first cinematic PTZ
Sony’s new FR7 Cinema Line PTZ also makes a big claim: that it is the world’s first pan/tilt/zoom camera to combine a full-frame image sensor, interchangeable lenses and remote shooting functionality, opening up PTZ use to those seeking a cinematic look.
Incorporating a large-format sensor, the FR7 can be fitted with E-mount lenses, which “allows users to create a shallow depth of field, for a more creative look”, said Olivier Bovis, Sony’s Head of Media Solutions, Europe. Read up on the details here.
The compact, 690g camera has an 8.8MP CMOS sensor and can shoot at up to 240 frames per second in HD, or deliver UHD at 50 or 60fps, or 4K DCI (4096x2160) at 24p. It has an optical transmission option for using SMTPE fibre optic cable, allowing it to fit easily into OB production workflows. Find out more.
The Ikegami UHK-X700 combines high signal quality with versatile connectivity. It supports HFR capture for slow-motion and can be pedestal or tripod mounted or operated over the shoulder. Its front end comprises three 2/3-inch CMOS UHD sensors with a global shutter to minimise artifacts when shooting LED screens or scenes illuminated with flash or strobe lighting.
RED V-Raptor XL 8K VV camera
The V-Raptor XL (above) features Red’s flagship V-Raptor 8K VV and 6K S35 multi-format sensor inside an XL camera body. The multi-format sensor can shoot 8K large-format or 6K S35 images, allowing users to capture at over 4K, even when paired with S35 lenses. The sensor offers the highest recorded dynamic range and cleanest shadow performance of any Red camera and captures at up to 600fps at 2K. Get more information here.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2
The G2 replaces the original BMPCC 6K and adds features that were previously only found on the 6K Pro model. It features a larger Super 35 sensor that allows shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses. It also houses the latest Blackmagic generation 5 colour science and retains the 13 stops of dynamic range, dual native ISO and EF lens mount from the previous model. Find out more.
Grass Valley LDX 135
The LDX 135 is a new camera at a lower entry price point for operators who want all the features of Grass Valley’s LDX 150 except the 3x high-speed option. The LDX 135 has all the features of its sister unit, including options for UHD, HDR and field-replaceable SFP/QSFP connections. This all-in-one SMPTE ST2110-based camera requires no separate base station, so shipping is reduced, and setup is as simple as plugging in an IP connection.
For more show news, including product launches and interviews with key exhibitors, check out our IBC2022 Highlights page.