SONY FX3 Review: GREAT Camera, but Nothing New...

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    Gerald UndoneGerald Undone

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    Review of the Sony FX3 with comparison to the a7S III since it's essentially identical. Discussing ergonomics, design, and cine cam features.
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    0:00 - Intro & Disclosure
    0:33 - Same Camera as a7S III
    1:10 - Build & Features
    1:52 - Fan & Overheating
    2:49 - Menu Differences
    3:33 - White Balance & Color
    4:38 - Design & Ergonomics
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Peter Lindgren
Peter Lindgren

You just had to call me during whiskey time didn’t you 😎.

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Kathryne Vicencio

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It's Bourbon Night
It's Bourbon Night

I hope it was Bourbon Whiskey! :)

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Flying Ryan - Drone Videos
Flying Ryan - Drone Videos

Why he have to do you like that man 😂

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Zaddy Chente
Zaddy Chente

SAVAGE! 🤣

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Brad Cheshire
Brad Cheshire

hilarious.

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Pablo A
Pablo A

I'm overwhelmed and stressed out with Sony, is just annoying, they present new products almost every week and each new products comes with a fan base, youtubers/reviewers and millions of opinions. Its really confusing and materialist, seriously it's almost harassment.

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Ben Martin
Ben Martin

What length xlr chord is best with the FX3/k3m combo? Cuz I'm guessing it doesn't come with one?

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chiefjoboo
chiefjoboo

Can you do an overheating test with the FX3, the times Sony gives are conflicting, saying 90 minutes and then saying "uninterrupted" for 13 hours.

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artistjoh
artistjoh

I like the more video-centric nature of the FX3 vs A7S III. To me the five mounting points are gold, and the handle/XLR is appreciated. I just wish Sony would learn the value of shutter angle and anamorphic support. As a result this camera can only ever be a B-cam, but for those times when low light performance, 4K/120, and better AF are required, it earns its place in my studio.

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Robert Shaver
Robert Shaver

Since StoryBlocks is a sponsor, maybe you could do a review of them. I looked at them several years ago but didn't join because the subscription did not include all videos. Is that still true. On the Sony FX3 having power zoom, what experience have you had using the power zoom? That should be interesting.

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stephen Liggett
stephen Liggett

I would love to see a review of the FX3’s clear image zoom, since the zoom is a unique feature of the FX3 form factor.

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Paolo Rosenberg
Paolo Rosenberg

An update on S-Cinetone for FX3 & a7sIII would be much appreciated. But for now just one question: Is the native ISO for S-Cinetone on FX3 & a7sIII 320?

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Flip De Riviera
Flip De Riviera

Absolutely brilliant camera for professional video work. Powerful and reliable. The XLR inputs and the active cooling system are a major update. Impressive package in such a compact cinema camera. Sony really nailed it, well done.

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Resize Films
Resize Films

Yes

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MARZACpro
MARZACpro

Great ending

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JP Filmmaker (João Paulo)
JP Filmmaker (João Paulo)

The part with PL was the best, followed!!!

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Jay Weldy
Jay Weldy

Could someone help me out with a question? I use a picogear mic system with TRS, it works fine plugged into the top handle but when I use the audio in jack on the body I get nothing. Anything I'm missing? Any advise is greatly appreciated.

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UDY 0243
UDY 0243

Any idea if we going to get DCI 4K via FW upgrade? Any news!

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Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall

Great vids, really appreciated. Do you know if Sony have given any thought to bringing out a variable ND adapter? I'm thinking something like a Metabones Speedbooster but containing the ND mechanism and switches/dial. Would be a real draw for people like me that have worked with ENG cameras for years. Keep up the great work!

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Pauly CC
Pauly CC

Sony builds a (first?) cage-free, dslr-ergo, ventilated, magnesium alloy cinema centric design.. and reviewers are like.. is it really worth the 400 bucks more?

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Pauly CC
Pauly CC

Listen.. don't want to be one of THOSE types.. but god dang that's a pretty camera...

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Recording On The Go
Recording On The Go

ND filters would have made a huge difference... this is literally an a7s iii inside an smaller body.

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Off Corporate
Off Corporate

Thanks for this one!

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Str8poisin tv
Str8poisin tv

gerald undone is "star lord" lol

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LT Digital
LT Digital

hey gerald! so i just got my Sony fx3 and tested the battery life for some reason my a7iii performs better battery wise than the fx3 recording straight for 10 minutes, the fx3 lost 10 percent but my a7iii after 10 minutes, lost 6 percent I even recorded them both in XAVC S mode is yours the same?

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tugatomsk animation
tugatomsk animation

FX3. Not great, not terrible...

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Toe Pick Music
Toe Pick Music

I may have to get FX3 for my landscape videos.

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Markus Dammasch
Markus Dammasch

Lol. Set the playback speed to 75% if you didn't find the video helpful or entertaining...

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The Geocab
The Geocab

What mic/s would you recommend to use with the XLR inputs since the FX3 doesn't come with one?

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Jan-Peter Mohwinkel
Jan-Peter Mohwinkel

I think one important point can be the active cooling which comes with the FX3. But one very important thing is the FX3 cant do 8K do to the 10mp sensor.

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The TexPat in Saigon
The TexPat in Saigon

I've watched a number of video on the FX3 now because I have been considering springing it or an a7siii. My opinion on the FX3 is that it is a "cosmetic cinema camera" --- You will pay more for it and get less. A cute little cinema style body, with some mounting holes and buttons moved around make it different from the a7III. The XLR and handle are an awful designed appendage that should have been an add-on that was close to the body instead of sticking up in the air like a CB radio antenna ... I think the a7sIII and cage for it is a much better deal. You add a viewfinder and lose the XLR appendage. You also will be spending less. My current feeling is that the FX3 is like putting a wing on the back of you Camry and thinking you have a race car. I'm going for the a7siii and think it is the better decision. If the FX3 had a couple of mini-xlr's and the E-ND, I would probably have a different opinion of it. The FX3 isn't on my wish, want, or buy list.

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Allen Cavedo
Allen Cavedo

This is a well thought out addition to the Sony line up of video oriented cameras. Having hard points around the camera built into the frame is a welcome addition, one that I hope starts a trend with other camera makers. You listed a few shortcomings with which I agree, but I will add one more... there is no TimeCode support. I read an article how big-time filmmakers may wish to use this camera for on car placements or other uses on set to add shots that can cut in with the Venice camera. Well not having TC is a problem there. Yes it can record an LTC audio track and that is the only option but even the BMPC 4K camera at $1295 supports real TC in meta data.

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Kentucky Hiker
Kentucky Hiker

if, as all the influencers claim, the fx3 is just an a7siii in disguise then why are they so adamant that i should stick with the a7s3 if i still take stills (insert italics here)? price? viewfinder? why isn't anyone elaborating here?

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ęndrjó
ęndrjó

There is actually a slight difference in sound in the top end. FX3 sounds more airy, and A7S III is smoother

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András Muresán
András Muresán

i dont even care that your video is sponsored by sony or not

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Kentucky Hiker
Kentucky Hiker

help!!! anyone using apple products here? can a macbook m1 handle this? what kind of laptop/mac specs will i need? i cant find a clear and consistent answer on youtube or web reviews.

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gioyu comi
gioyu comi

here before the live event.. 5 seconds in and i've closed the live stream.

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Psilocybinan
Psilocybinan

I am Gerald Undone and I am too lazy to review BlackMagic Pocket 6K Pro.

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The Oblivious2 View
The Oblivious2 View

I prefer this exposure level for your videos 👍👍👍

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The Oblivious2 View
The Oblivious2 View

@gioyu comi Yes, himself 😂

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gioyu comi
gioyu comi

Does this guy actually shoot something ?

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Koen Hoekstra
Koen Hoekstra

Thanks for this video :) Are you going to make a video about he Sigma 28-70 too? I want to know how this lens compares to the 24-70 ART lens of Sigma. Hopefullie you make this video, because your reviews are the best!! :)

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aola wili
aola wili

Im Gerald Undone , the more handsome cousin of Doug Demuro.

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Ben Martin
Ben Martin

What is S cinetone’s 2nd native iso for a7siii?

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Егор Астахов
Егор Астахов

Hi Gerald, thank you for the information. I have one question: why Sony fx3 and for example fx6 has same sensor, and each of them has BIONZ XR, why power consumption of these cameras is different? Fx6 18W and fx3 7.3W

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Егор Астахов
Егор Астахов

@aola wili they have same colour space. No?

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aola wili
aola wili

color space ? Thanks, Julia

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TheOfficialSiNN
TheOfficialSiNN

Not impressed with this camera at all. Like hey here’s another a7siii, But you can screw things into it. Oh yay 😑

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RedzaImran0480
RedzaImran0480

His breathing sounds so crisp

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RedzaImran0480
RedzaImran0480

That room is more arranged than my life

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Sunbokuu
Sunbokuu

No homo but I leave all of his videos on loop when I go to bed every night 🤣😳

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doliio volay
doliio volay

I like it more than my A7Siii but I want to convince my self the body is not as important as the soul! Does the screen also tilts like the A7iii or only flips?

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doliio volay
doliio volay

gerald its time to compare slog3 vs s-cinetone for dynamic range!!

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App
App

I am undone and I done Reviews

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Adventures Of Daniel
Adventures Of Daniel

I read that the battery life is 1.6x greater. Did you find that accurate?

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pida siouy
pida siouy

This is an automatic like in the first 3 seconds, it's Gerald, the quality will be through the roof. -Jason

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Resize Films
Resize Films

FX3 any day for professional video work. XLR inputs, active cooling system, top handle, mounting points, dedicated video buttons. a7S III still is a great camera with similar image quality, but the FX3 is just more reliable and convenient for professional work.

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pida siouy
pida siouy

camera in my hands.

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Aaron Parecki
Aaron Parecki

"Hi, I'm Gerald Undone and I'm a fast talking value nerd"

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Makta972
Makta972

Does this guy actually shoot something ?

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T Rollins
T Rollins

'Hi I'm Satoshi Nakamoto and this is Gerald Undone... Lets get undone'

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Moe Tarded
Moe Tarded

People need to thumbs up more. Come on guys/gals. Work it!

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Zack Darce
Zack Darce

Wow I can't believe this brand new camera doesn't even have some of the cinema features that the gh5 has.. no true 24p? Come on! No shutter angle? 🤦🏼‍♂️ And no waveforms? Idk what they were thinking.. they need to watch more YouTube and rethink their strategy lol

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Julia Mineeva
Julia Mineeva

Gerald - as always my admiration for your excellent reviews. I have two questions that applies equally to the FX3, as they do to the a7SIII:  when filming in HLG using the S Gamut3.cine setting (wished there was a BT2020 setting), can one record internally at 30p using the 300mbps 4K S-I All-I codec, or is the bit rate reduced when recording HLG internally ?  Also, when importing into FCP,  can one convert into a format that is less limiting than Rec 709, for instance a post HDR color gamut that is closer to the Rec 2020 color space ?  Thanks, Julia

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Yair Weinberg
Yair Weinberg

Nice, S-Cinetone available on A7SIII now

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G S
G S

Great camera? I wouldn’t go that far. Especially at that price.

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Memories Now
Memories Now

Waiting for your video on Sigma 28-70 f2.8 sony mount

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Frank Dávalos
Frank Dávalos

Your stationery store, moved.

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Stop the FOMO
Stop the FOMO

So we are now waiting for the FX cinema version of the Alpha 1: $7,000 FX7?

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Damian Jabłoński
Damian Jabłoński

"try setting the playback speed to 75%" nice one haha thanks! finally I could understand everything

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Film Pi Vox
Film Pi Vox

gerald its time to compare slog3 vs s-cinetone for dynamic range!!

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Andik Kristian
Andik Kristian

Sony Corporation Crazy....

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Frenetic Films
Frenetic Films

Does the FX3 have the realtime-touch-tracking from the A7siii? It's the only thing, besides a little audio input on my FX6 body, that i really miss.

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Dave B
Dave B

Hands down the best Youtube channel out there. Can't tell you how much help this channel has given me along the way. Without Gerald the A7Siii would just be a £3.8k instant camera in my hands.

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Lubo in China
Lubo in China

Does the fan reduce noise better in hot enviroments?

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newlifeeveryday
newlifeeveryday

Are the stills taken with the FX3 equal to the A7SIII ?

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Public Herald
Public Herald

Dropping a line to let you know your audio comes off super hot on our speakers. Not a problem for other channels. Seems better on a phone or laptop, but it's hard to listen to from speakers we use to review productions and more.

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Ethan Redfield
Ethan Redfield

So uh....eta on a bmpcc 6k pro video?

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Sunnydale Slim
Sunnydale Slim

Peter phone call was epic

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Rick Mentore
Rick Mentore

I dare you to buy camera or photo accessories before checking out this GU guy!

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Hi Focused Cinematography
Hi Focused Cinematography

Thank you for another great review! Can you dial in the exact shutter to help with light flicker like A1? Is there a mechanical shutter that closes when changing lenses like the A1?

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Jonhattan
Jonhattan

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH That phone call

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Jordan Nistico
Jordan Nistico

How do you feel this stacks up to the S1H? About to buy one or the other.

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Marcus Ryan Thompson
Marcus Ryan Thompson

If it was only standing in one leg with S-cinetone...Sony just kicked out that leg😂 https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7sm3/downloads

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Thaimachine Films
Thaimachine Films

hey gerald great review. S3 dont got 180/ shutterangle.... if i wanna shoot 120FPS the shutterspeed ist 1/120 how i change it to at least 1/240 ? shutterspeed

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Miguel Molina
Miguel Molina

To be honest. they messed up their roadmap. There should have never been an A7siii. It should have went straight to the fx3. In light of this camera, the a7siii sits in the alpha line awkwardly.

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Julius Pasion
Julius Pasion

I feel ya!

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Chris Hart x crystalpulse
Chris Hart x crystalpulse

Masterful work, and loved that ending haha!!!

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Pestdoktor
Pestdoktor

price?

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Adam Macias - Tech Reviews
Adam Macias - Tech Reviews

Good lord camera reviewers are terrible at showing what the camera can do. All I need is like 3 clips of the quality.

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Jimi Can Read
Jimi Can Read

Wait, it costs MORE!?

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Lofote
Lofote

04:15: Firmware V2.0 is now out for the α7S-III, and it also adds S-Cinetone, so this has already become reality :)

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Camera Technology Cambodia
Camera Technology Cambodia

Good Sharing Brother Thank

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david vasiljevic
david vasiljevic

same Carmera nothing new

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M4R
M4R

Let's get Undone! (3/4 angle stare).. Push the intro button Scotty!

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RafalCwiok
RafalCwiok

I'm Gerald Undone, and I put my contacts in with my eyes closed.

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Ben Waugh
Ben Waugh

haha this ending was too good

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Andrew R
Andrew R

What good is your review if the video from the FX3 isn't on display for your audience to see?

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J B
J B

What is true 24p and why is FX3 & A7siii not "true" 24p?

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mikejezo
mikejezo

it has cinetone thou

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Cinemaster Productions
Cinemaster Productions

Too funny, good sport and friend in Peter.

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Andrés Acuña Roldán
Andrés Acuña Roldán

What's "true 24p" ?

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Ramon Bannister
Ramon Bannister

Yes, I agree w/ all your assessments. Bottom line is the camera should've been priced below the a7s iii, like $2k or something like that. No point in buying this camera though over the a7s iii.

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Zack Ketz
Zack Ketz

"I'm Gerald Undone and cucumbers taste better pickled."

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Brian Park
Brian Park

Gerald did Peter dirty like Jimmy Kimmel does to Matt Damon

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Super Song
Super Song

Hey does anyone else wonder what gerald looks at when he quick turns away right before he says "let's get undone"😂

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wayne Last
wayne Last

I mistakenly first researched this camera price and saw "$898" and I am thinking wow, nice! Until I realized it missed the "3" so the price is really $3898 .

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White Mic
White Mic

Shot on the A1....... 👀

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MMA Via
MMA Via

If it had built in ND’s I’d be sold on it.

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Alexander Haritakis
Alexander Haritakis

Great ending!!!Great video as always!!!

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Renaldas Ruskys
Renaldas Ruskys

:D FTW was that with Peter? :D Make me laught how you cut him, thumbs up for including Peter :)

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Flying Ryan - Drone Videos
Flying Ryan - Drone Videos

Why you do peter like that 😂

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