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New Media, Tech and Maarten

How Big is a One Inch Sensor

March 4, 2016 | | 4 Comments

After I posted my review of the Canon XC10, a viewer asked why I didn’t mention the real size of the one inch sensor. That’s an oversight, which I’ve remedied in the video below.

I’ll also remember to say … Read More

Canon XC10 hands-on review in 4K

March 2, 2016 | | 2 Comments

I shoot quite a lot of video, and Canon’s XC10 is an interesting camera – bridging still design with video sensibility, combining pro features with consumer ease-of-use. I asked Canon if I could borrow it and they sent it over.

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Sony A7S-2 Review

February 9, 2016 |

I was eagerly anticipating my ability to borrow the Sony A7S-2 for review, and it luckily coincided with a winter holiday trip to the Dominican Republic.

Here’s a link to check the price at B&H Alpha a7S II Mirrorless … Read More

Canon Rebel T6S Review

January 25, 2016 |

Does the flagship of Canon’s popular Rebel series pass the holiday travel test? I took the Rebel T6S, also known as the 760D to Playa Dorada in the Dominican to shoot some photos and video.



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Nikon D750

January 17, 2016 |

The appeal of a camera with a full frame sensor seems clear. A larger sensor captures more light, and with a larger resolution, a clearer and more detailed image.

Here’s a link to check the price at B&H D750 … Read More

Sonos New Play:5 speakers review

November 13, 2015 | | 4 Comments

I don’t think there’s a better value whole home streaming audio speaker than the Play:1 (C$219). Solo or in stereo pairs, the sound far exceeds the size and price. We have them all over the house. We play them individually, … Read More

Belkin Miracast Review (F7D7501v1)

November 6, 2015 |

While working on the review of a camera features of the ZTE Axon, I asked Corey at iPR Group if ZTE had any recommendations to make screen or video captures from the Axon. He sent over the Miracast.

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Sony FE PZ 28-135 lens field test and review

October 26, 2015 |

I’d briefly handled the Sony FE PZ 28-135 F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) lens at a Sony MeetUp in the spring, and been interested in its ability for cinematic video. So when a review sample became available, I didn’t hesitate.

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Real world Sony A7S interview shoot

October 22, 2015 |

I had the opportunity to shoot interviews for Tribute Media at TIFF 2015, using two Sony A7 class cameras. The studio was created in a suite at the Intercontinental on Front Street in Toronto, where several other entertainment media shows … Read More

Panasonic G7 hands on review and field test in 4K

October 17, 2015 | | 2 Comments

My own interest in the Panasonic G7 was high, but after posting the video of the media briefing, I could see that others were interested in this camera also. It took a little while before the review unit arrived mid-August, … Read More