The RED Helium is the new DxOmark sensor king!

So far the Sony A7rII sensor had the best score at DxOmark. But the newly tested Red Helium and Red Epic (read test here) are now the king of the DxO ranking. DxO writes:

The RED Helium 8K is the most impressive sensor we’ve ever tested. Rating 10 points above the best of the full-frame DSLRs, it stands alone as our top scorer. Its image quality is even more impressive given its very high maximum frame rates. Our only caveat is that the Helium 8K sensor appears to benefit from some noise reduction to enhance its RAW image quality.

We can likely explain the Helium 8K’s improvement over our previous top scorer, RED’s own Dragon, by a combination of both better sensor technology and temporal noise reduction. The upgrade to 8K video and improved image quality across the board make it a clear upgrade from the RED Dragon – and a clear winner. The Helium 8K is an impressive achievement by RED. For those with the budget, its top-of-the-line image quality, high frame rate, and 16-bit RAW capture capability absolutely make it worth considering as a competitor to high-end DSLRs and medium-format cameras for still image capture.

Watch this: Photography Talent beats gear acquisition syndrome a Zillion to Zero :)


Image source: chaoticmind75 by Alexey Kljatov

Most of us will get depressed when they will learn what gear Alexey Kljatov used to get that incredible snowflake shot. An old Canon A650 with a cheaply attached Helios 44M-5 lens:

Image source: chaoticmind75 by Alexey Kljatov

And please jump over to Alexeys site chaoticmind75 to see the amazing set of pictures he took! Yes folks, Photography Talent beats gear acquisition syndrome a Zillion to Zero!

New GFX video series with X Photographers

X-Photographer Piet Van den Eynde from Belgium tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses in India, his favorite place to shoot photography. Watch the photographer in action and see what he thinks about GFX, the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.

Wedding Photographer Natan Sans from Spain tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses for wedding photography. Watch the photographer in action and see what he thinks about GFX, the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.

Landscape Photographer Yinghui Wu from China tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses for landscape photography. Watch the photographer in action taking photos with the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.

Professional photographer Itaru Hirama (平間 至) from Japan tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses for a studio shooting session with a dancer. Watch the photographer in action and hear what he thinks about the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.

X-Photographer Serkan Günes from Sweden tests the prototype of FUJIFILM GFX 50S and GF Lenses; visiting Swedish Lapland shooting landscape photography. Watch the photographer in action and see what he thinks about GFX, the new medium format mirrorless camera system by Fujifilm.