Seminar- Sony Large Sensor Cameras

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We got invited by Sony Malaysia to their seminar. The highlight of this one is the launch of the F55 and F5. Both are digital cinema cameras. The F55 was used to film the feature After Earth (starring Will Smith) and Oblivion (starring Tom Cruise).

The well designed NEX-EA50. The event videographer's best friend- ergonomic, interchangeable lens, XLR audio!

The well designed NEX-EA50. The event videographer's best friend- ergonomic, interchangeable lens, XLR audio!

Things became even more interesting when we found out that storm chaser and cinematographer, Alister Chapman would be conducting the workshop. We knew this would be greatly educational so we organized a field trip with our Saito College students to attend.

The flagship digital cinema cameras F5 and F55 is made for the feature film cinematographer.

The flagship digital cinema cameras F5 and F55 is made for the feature film cinematographer.

The seminar room at Saujana Hotel was spacious and the food delicious. It was impressive; all of the Sony large sensor cameras were on display, on tripods and beckoning to us.

My reward after I aced a quiz. These are very comfortable and powerful earphones. I love them!

My reward after I aced a quiz. These are very comfortable and powerful earphones. I love them!

We had the opportunity to fiddle with the hero of the show, the F5 and F55. Also on display were the NEX-FS100 and its larger brother, the FS700.

Cinematographer Alister Chapman delivers his workshop, highlighting Picture Profiles.

Cinematographer Alister Chapman delivers his workshop, highlighting Picture Profiles.

What caught my eye was the thoughtfully designed NEX-EA50. This is a dedicated video camera. It relinquishes the need for additional rigs and accessories.

The latest and the greatest. All the digital cinema cameras were there- F55, F5, FS700, FS100, EA50

The latest and the greatest. All the digital cinema cameras were there- F55, F5, FS700, FS100, EA50

It’s not a pretentious DSLR. The EA50 is made with an extendable shoulder mount and lets the user shoot with DSLR lenses. It also has a zoom rocker for power zooming. So awesome!

This premium quality camera strap was the door gift. It looks smart and rugged at the same time.

This premium quality camera strap was the door gift. It looks smart and rugged at the same time.

I had a great time. Engineers from Japan interviewed me about my work and experience. I also won a set of earphones for answering some questions correctly. To top all these of, the door gift was a pleasant surprise; Sony gave us each a premium camera strap worth US$80.

Here's the left side of the F55, showing most of the controls. It's capable of 4K recording.

Here's the left side of the F55, showing most of the controls. It's capable of 4K recording.

We got to meet up with our peers from the industry and enjoyed the workshop and the food in the serene and comfortable ballroom. Many thanks to Sony Malaysia, this event is a success!

It's like a mini NAB 2013, the entire range of Sony large sensor cameras for us to check out.

It's like a mini NAB 2013, the entire range of Sony large sensor cameras for us to check out.

The highlight of my day was being able to bring back the EA50 for a test run. I’m having it for a week!