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cinemascope

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (121 comments in total)
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straylightrun: No IBIS?

It seems 4K requires bulky sensor cooling, so it makes it hard to implement IBIS...

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:25 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1109 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

I know they are, but those are not "3K products" and never were... They were always meant to be cheaper anyway... The price pressure is elsewhere... Nevermind...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On A walk in the rain: Lisbon in the Film, Black and White. challenge (15 comments in total)

Wow, just wow!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1109 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

Canon's strategy seems to be to put 2 additional high MP models above the 5D3.
So if there is price pressure on the 5D3, the other two models can hold it safely at 3K.
Nikon's strategy seems to be to keep the D700/800-style of controls 3K-exclusive.
The D750 came out WITHOUT D800-style controls, and I think, it's because of this strategy.
So now, a D400 would go against that, because it would be priced under $2K very likely, but WITH D800 controls.
And that would make it harder justifying the price tag of the D800 and put more pressure in the 3K bracket.
And what would define a D400 would be those controls.
So, while I'd love a D400 myself, I think it ain't gonna happen.
We will probably get an APS-C version of the D750, probably called D9000 or something like that...
And that is also in line with my point about the D810A.
A specialist product, above the D810, just like Canon did, to help keep the 3K bracket alive and healthy...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1109 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

@jpino79:
You got me wrong...
I don't care about FF nor do I want to buy cameras at the 3K price range.
I don't even care if they sell FF for 1K, I will keep buying APS-C or 4/3s even if it costs more.
I own 4-5 cameras, all around 2K or less, and I'd rather buy 2 1.5K cameras than a single 3K one.
My personal point of view is that anything over 2K is silly priced, and I won't go there...
BUT, my point wasn't personal. It was purely from a marketing point of view...

OK. Nikon and Canon have a problem: prices for FF are declining massively.
$3K is their golden cash cow, where they make absurd profits, matched with nice sales volumes.
(I would guess probably some of the biggest profit margins in non-luxury manufacturing...)
But the wonder days of 3K are under threat, because hey, it's not 2005 anymore.
So they need to try to maintain that price bracket attractive at any cost.
In other words, something needs to sustain the 3K price braket alive and attractive.
(continues below...)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1109 comments in total)

Regarding the lack of a D400...
I think Canon and Nikon are trying very hard to keep the 3K pricing bracket alive for as long as they can... Canon just got those 50MP out mainly so they can sustain their pricing... And for Nikon, that means keeping D800-style controls exclusive of that price bracket, otherwise they will soon not be able to justify their pricing... Hence why the D750 also doesn't have those, why they cannot release a D400 anymore... They would be shooting themselves in the foot... They need to maintain the status quo somehow and I think they are very scared of loosing that 3K price bracket... Specialist cameras like the D810A also help in that regard, and I think that should be trend going forward...
The laptop market saw a huge drop in prices a few years back, and I think the same needs to happen to the camera market, but the two dinosaurs are in denial...

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 18th comment | 10 replies
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cinemascope: Lovely skin tone :)

Or Frankenstein :)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 07:49 UTC

Lovely skin tone :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies

Triple pixel technology?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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aris14: Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.
Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.
Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.
It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.
There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.

So we're dealing with an EVIL BDSM MILF? The plot thickens...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
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Hugo808: What no OVF? Count me out...

Ooops

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

A dinosaur trying to innovate...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 17:57 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (71 comments in total)
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maxnimo: They need to come up with some sort of a universal short-range, encrypted Wi-Fi that can communicate directly and easily between any and all devices.... Like between a TV, camera, laptop over internet, house lights, alarm system, front door, car, fridge, backup storage... etc.

That's called Bluetooth :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 17:03 UTC

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 21st comment
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Peter 1745: CameraStoreTV have a GH4 that has a Log profile in beta firmware.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9A3Y2l1Ou6U

Cool, maybe there's more coming soon!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:54 UTC

Nice!
Wonder if they tried using the GH3/4 battery instead of Canon...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)

With all due respect, it seems you are finally getting off your butts?
Keep it going! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:48 UTC as 176th comment
On Linkedin announces lynda.com acquisition article (28 comments in total)

And Pentax was sold for $120mil...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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captura: Compare it to the Lumix GM5. The J5 is much better looking.

Sure, beers on me :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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captura: Compare it to the Lumix GM5. The J5 is much better looking.

Disagree. GM5 looks more timeless while this looks dull and utilitarian...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
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