I liked this review. It seemed straight and honest and to the point, without all the stuffy BS.
maxnimo: What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.
Video at 8K resolution and 240 fps would be close to ideal, but I certainly don't expect to see it this year... I'm not that foolish. But I would prefer 1080p /120fps video than 4K at 60 fps. Then the next step should be 4K at 120fps, then 1080p at 240fps, then 4K at 240fps... and then eventually to 8K at 300 fps - the ultimate.
Speaking of legalities, I realize it's illegal for us photographers to to shoot photos with such drones, but would it be legal for us to shoot people with bullets, blow up their homes and incinerate wedding parties, like the government does?
I know all about the human limit of perception, and the maximum happens to be about 300 FPS... that's when motion appears like looking out the window at real nature.120 FPS is a good start, as nearly everyone finds it far more soothing to the eye than 60 FPS, even when doing simple tasks. And have you ever seen a camera panning across a landscape in a film? Even with motion blur it looks like a jittery, fuzzy joke - technology from 100 years ago.
So we still have a bit more to go to reach the ultimate FPS.
maxnimo: Very nice.
I'm curious, though. Did he have a bodyguard with him? If he ever passed through New York or L.A. all his stuff would have been robbed within 10 minutes. But since I don't see any big city pics I assume he was smart enough to avoid those places, unless of course he had a bodyguard, or a loaded weapon.
JanePete: In NYC I was robbed in the park, robbed on a street, attacked in a subway station and nearly killed on a sidewalk by hooligans in a truck aiming for my head with a 2x4. This was all in broad daylight, and I didn't even possess anything of great value.So please don't tell me it's nonsense.
dtssounds: Your landscape photographs are great, but sorry to say, your people photographs are not on the same level as your landscape. Not that they are not good, they are just not great enough when compared to your landscape photos. But I admire your adventurous heart and wish to seem more of your next travels.
Or one could say that his landscape photos are even greater than his great people photos:)
"To send ten times the amount of data................... at a cost of bandwidth."
We are already sending 10,000 times the amount of data compared to 25 years ago.
25 years ago many people said that 4MB of ram was overkill.
25 years ago many people said a 640x480 8-bit color monitor was fantastic.
Are you one of those people?
At the widest focal length the edges seem blurry, but gets much sharper at around 30mm equiv. Anyone else notice that?
What we should be striving for is 240 fps video on true 240 fps monitors. The result would simply blow you away.
Truthfully, I'd prefer a stereo camera in the shape of a stuffed teddy bear or bunny. The eyes would be the lenses, of course.
I wonder which company will be the first to come out with a large sensor rugged camera. Hopefully before my grandkids die of old age.
From the samples I conclude that the camera has a lot of noise under ISO 800, and the photographer is a bit too addicted to wide angle lenses.
Daniel L: Hey. Toddler and crybabies. Biiiitching and whinniiing do you no good.
PM me how much you want to sell your Canon gear.
You can have my Canon gear for free... if you can find it in the trash.
It's a holographic 3D camera that can digitally store your subject down to a subatomic level, with an optional module that can store a person's mind and memories.
Methinks the photographer got a bad copy of the lens. The edges are quite blurry.
Blotches in the asphalt are most likely due to the asphalt having blotches, not the camera.
Enjoy nature while you can, because if this trend continues the 0.01 percenters will soon own all the national parks and wilderness areas, while the rest of you live in slums - concentrated in special areas deemed undesirable and worthless. If you try to escape, you will be charged with trespassing and moved to a small, windowless solitary cell until you die from disease.
Now the bad news: It's highly unlikely this trend can be stopped. New technology has finally given the ruling class unstoppable power. I wish I could help, but all I can do is warn you.
maxnimo: I was just browsing the GoPro website and apparently all their cameras have a fixed super wide-angle lens. They don't even mention the focal length, nor do they give you a choice. They must think everyone wants, needs and loves super-distorted ultra wide angle views.
This probably explains why all GoPro videos look so terribly distorted.
"Eyes rolling in disbelief!"
Well, if their camera can shoot full 1080 120p with a standard field of view, than I'd be very happy, in which case their website should more clearly explain the true capability of the device. Their ads read like they've been dumbed down for dumb people, which always annoys people like me.
But since I've never, ever seen a single GoPro video that wasn't super-distorted, I'm still a bit skeptical.
Excuse me, but there's a difference between wide-angle and silly-ridiculous-wide-angle.
And I never said it's lens needs to be interchangeable, although that's a great idea - An option to screw on either a 15mm, 24mm or 35mm would be nice.
And also, the GoPro isn't that small; it looks way, way bigger than a smart phone camera(without the phone part).