A few months ago, the municipal government of Rijnwoude offered the local radio station a nice sum of money, to invest in cool projects. One of the items on the Wishlist was a new video camera.
And it finally arrived! The Sony Z5e is an awesome upgrade to the Canon XM2 I used until now. Some key features:
- Manual controls for focus, zoom, and iris control.
- Big and heavy (nicer to hold).
- Stunning resolution, real 16:9 progressive scan HD images.
- Included shotgun microphone and XLR inputs.
- High resolution lcd display and viewfinder.
- 29mm wide-angle lens.
- lensprotection cap integrated in the lens hood (coming from the canon, yes this is a great feature)
I'll need a lot more time to find all the other cool stuff in the camera. Included in the delivery was also a big Kata camera bag for storage, and a new Manfrotto 501HDV tripod head which allows for very smooth movement of the camera.