Joseph S Wisniewski: There are several cameras that seamlessly start new files every time a 4 gig file fills. That "concern" is a non-issue.
There really aren't any concerns about cameras overheating, either. Build it for liveview, and the heat producing display and processor pretty much run full time anyway.
Good point - forgot that one but most of the hear is generated internally in the NEX series, both actual sensor as well as CPU. But dimming the backlight on the screen is more related to battery power.
LaFonte: Ok rhetoric aside, one thing I don't understand, why there is actually a higher duty tax for video cameras? What is the purpose of this?
No industry is really "losing millions from piracy" - if they were it would be (US anyway) listed in their SEC filings. No one does, so the "loss" is either imagined or good businessspeak.
As far as NEX (5n anyway) overheat; if you are shooting continuously (say, a speech) - on a tripod - you probably don't need autofocus, image stabilization, auto-lens distortion correction and auto lens chromic aberration correction: shut these off, move the screen away from the body, and you will never have an overheat.
It also helps if you lower video resolution, most speeches (for example) do not need 1080 60 fps.
I suggest PhotoForge 2 - a lot of very good features.
Our condolences - you left a great legacy
I stopped reading after she said "your" instead of "you're" (maybe she meant "yore"?).Seriously - in my experience one can choose to have a "buddy" shoot or tape your wedding, or pay for a professional. And I am not either, yes I'll take photos just like other guests, but no way would I ever be put in that spot!
We chose the latter (paid for a pro - and yes it wasn't cheap) and have an album full of some amazing, wonderful photos; our photographer even included free photos after each child was born.
I've been to friend's weddings where things like: 1) the buddy who is shooting photos has their camera fail, and no backup (although a lot were pleased as during the ceremony it was "*pop* eeeeeee *pop* eeeeeee" from their flash, 2) in another wedding far from civilization, the camcorder battery was left home!
And I do think you can shop and find prices a bit lower, just like with LASIK surgery, but you always get what you pay for.
RHWeiner: Does this judge not know how to search on the Internet for similar images? As RBFresno has pointed out there are other duplications...and I dare say that these may even predate the images in this case!
With the Tsunami of digital cameras and digital images over the past number of years this kind of situation is BOUND to happen again and again. If the 2nd photographer had taken the 1st one's image and then called it his own I can see the need for this case. In this instance I think it was a matter of this was the ONLY view available. Go a bit more to the left and you get run over, go to the right and you're in the water. Go across the street and it's unlikely you'd get this shot.
As a member of a particular camera club for many years I saw hundreds of images of the Paloose area in the state of Washington, US. Invariably they looked alike as there was really only one vantage point to do the photos...ergo, nearly identical images.
There's iPhone and Android Apps that let you shoot in B&W and keep one color; so this shot has already been inadvertently "infringed upon" maybe 123,000 times...