GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

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Why the six month advance announcement? Why not wait until it is properly available?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Vadimka: Good job Panasonic, and I would have switched to a smaller version of GX8, but the 1.39 EVF is a deal breaker for me. Switching from GX7 to GX8, you will be immediately impressed by the size of the GX8 EVF, its one of the largest in the industry, bar none. No way I'm going back to the GX7 size finder in the GX85 body. (but shutter improvements are always welcome).

Yet for me, that over sized and tilting EVF was (along with lack of a builtin flash) a deal breaker. The GX85 solves both issues and thows in some new goodies.

Go figure. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: so much potential here , but yet a fail .....flange length is pointlessly long penalizing all those who would use adapted optics .....pentax made this foolish decision in the k-01 and their was a chorus of criticism against it for this
sigma repeats the mistake .....secondly the battery sigma needs a battery with twice the energy storage of a large slr lithium at very least

i do not understand what idiots are making design decisions at canon nikon sigma etc ....it's maddening

when a m mount with a decent evf full frame 24mp with simple controls and a nice fat buffer at a fair price is made it will sell a million pre orders the first week ....so of course it will not be made.

ricoh should do this dammit

The long flange distance would still be achieved if other brands of DSLR glass were mounted with an adapter. But that would have required a shorter flange.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:41 UTC

Very interesting cameras, but why oh why did they use a DSLR flange distance? Had they used a shorter flange, AND produced Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Sony mount adapters, they would have sold a lot more cameras. Doubly so, if the mount adapters were AF capable.

Who wants to buy Sigma mount lenses, other than current Sigma owners?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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Jefftan: why not buy 14-140mm, similar weight and similar size, 10x zoom

Starting at 12mm, instead of 14mm, makes for a much more useful lens, for me anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
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JDsnaps: Is f2.8 really necessary with modern sensors? (not being argumentative, just askin')

Only the equivalence evangelists belive that f2.8 (or faster) is necessary to compete. Personally, I prefer a greater DoF to a shallower one.
If you are doing low light work, then primes are probably your best choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
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iudex: Given the current standard zooms for M4/3 this one is definitely the most interesting. The old 14-42 kit lenses are not wide enough and optically mediocre (well, a kit lens). The 12-32mm is wide, however too short. The 12-50mm is both sufficiently wide and long, but too slow. This one is wider than the kit zoom and longer than other two, so definitely the most interesting cheap zoom (well, cheap in comparison to Pro 12-40mm lens). So basically a counterpart to popular DLSR zooms like 15-85/16-85mm from N/C/P.
However I cannot get rid of a feeling that Pana could have used the advantage of smaller sensor and make a bit faster lens, e.g. a constant f4. This would fit nicely between f2,8 zooms (12-35, 12-40) and slow variable aperture kit lenses.

Agreed, I would have prefered a constant f4. I just hope the lens is very good optically. I have the Olympus 4/3 12-60mm, which is outstanding, just large and heavy.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:55 UTC

Finally, THIS is the lens I have been waiting for for quite some time.

I must admit that I am a little surprised at the low price, although, not unhappy. I just hope that the IQ is very good.

I am going to pre-order mine now. :-P

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 41st comment
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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Earthrise: I'm probably one of the few, well possibly only person, to actually like this idea. If this ever rolled out in Europe, and they bundled the CM10 with a network connection deal I'd take a close look.

My CM1 is my smartphone. I use it constantly as such, and also as my high quality always with me camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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Androole: Well...that was disappointing.

The smartphone-ness of the CM1 is obviously a huge part of the appeal. Not being able to make calls on it just makes it another thing to go in your pocket.

Granted, it is still the smallest 1" sensor camera by a huge margin. But at the $850 price point without being able to replace a phone, it doesn't make sense to me.

If they have stripped away more of the smartphone functionality and sold it as a $400 super-slim point & shoot, I think it would have had a market.

And here I was hoping that they were really iterating on the CM1, which I thought was a promising concept...

The CM1 is not compromised in the camera dept. Just the opposite, in fact. It is an outstanding camera, especially given it's compactness.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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guest2015: crippled camera, crippled phone, has lte. makes no sense. android 5.0 lol

Nothing crippled about the camera. It is in fact, an outstanding camera. I own a CM1, and it is also an outstanding smartphone.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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Siewwah: I think a 7" tablet with a good lens makes more sense....since they don't want to have the phone function they should use the tablet function better...

A 7" tablet? Seriously?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Relax people. This model was not meant for the market most of us are in. Just the get CM1 with the phone feature.

Agreed, especially given that the camera part is the same and that the CM1 is now selling around the $500 mark.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

No phone functionality? What the %$#@&*.

I own the CM1 and it is an outstanding camera, but it is also MY PHONE, and I use it as my phone exclusively.

The advantage of the CM1 (apparantly not the CM10), is that I can carry a very capable and pocketable camera and smartphone in a single unit.

Sorry Panasonic, I do not get it. Why remove the phone capabilities, when one still needs a SIM card for 'other' connectivity?

Am I missing something here?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: For anyone asking for anything greater than 4:2:0 can you show me a real world example where 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 has a distinguishable difference from 4:2:0 for video?

Don't even bother showing me a test chart. I want real world examples.

BIG difference when it comes to grading.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
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TN Args: Just goes to show that compact cameras are not dead if you show innovation.

It's all a matter of need. To 'most people' all they NEED in an imaging device is their smartphone. This is why the compact camera market is near dead, and higher end camera sales are slowing.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
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joyclick: Casio has a knack for creating cameras with features that appeal to the masses and sell in zillions.They have a niche with very popular models which often outperform the models from the big guns at reasonable prices.

The selfie cameras in particular, are very popular in Asia. I know a girl who has a Casio selfie camera, and she loves it. She must take thousands of selfies, LOL.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
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GodSpeaks: 8K video. That's going to require a 45+MP sensor. Bring it ON!!!

Wait, maybe not. I really do not want a 45+MP 4/3 sensor. 24MP would be more than enough for me.

And before anyone jumps up and down saying 8K video is only 33MP, yes true if you have a 16:9 sensor, but you need 45MP plus (depending on video crop) for a 4/3 sensor.

Probably true, but you just know it is going to appear on a GHx camera sooner rather than later.

Panasonic should give us better QUALITY 1080 and 4K FIRST.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 07:48 UTC

I wish that the manufactures would concentrate on improving the QUALITY of the video, rather than trying to go beyond 4K resolutions. At least for the consumer/prosumer market.

The days of us having to put up with 4:2:0 8 bit video should be over. Instead all we keep getting is the same drek at higher resolutions.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 04:57 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

8K video. That's going to require a 45+MP sensor. Bring it ON!!!

Wait, maybe not. I really do not want a 45+MP 4/3 sensor. 24MP would be more than enough for me.

And before anyone jumps up and down saying 8K video is only 33MP, yes true if you have a 16:9 sensor, but you need 45MP plus (depending on video crop) for a 4/3 sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 04:26 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
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