Sean Nelson: STILL no 1080p60 video from Canon. Get with the program, guys!
No, Francis, people actually do want 60fps AND a good still camera. I have two different cameras to pull this off. If they can just get cameras like this to shoot at 60fps then I don't have to have two different cameras. Wouldn't that be easier Francis?
Dangit, wanted 60fps video. Looks like a great stills camera though.
Gesture: It's not elegant like the retro cameras we remember fondly. Take a look at a Pentax K1000, Minolta X-11 or XE-7, Contax 139, Nikkormat FTN, etc. Far too many bells, whistles, knows, buttons, etc. Can't anyone simplify the DSLR experience. That would be welcome.
Nothing is simpler than the Canon SLR main wheel. You just program what you want into each notch of that main wheel and that's it. Having to change every control when you need to takes forever. If you switch between tripod and handheld stuff frequently, then you go through everything. Its too difficult. It depends on your shooting style, but I think canon pretty much got it right. Maybe adding more notches to that wheel would improve it. Having everything broken out into its own knob makes it harder it seems. Some people may like it though.
There is no excuse for leaving the Canon G1X out of this bunch. Its possibly the best fixed lens still image camera out there and its priced right at the sony rx. It can crush just about every other fixed lens camera due to the massive sensor it has. That camera and the Sony RX are the only ones I really think about leaving the SLR behind for and its not even on the list??? This list would make more sense without the sony rx in there due to its price.
I think there are a lot of hero3 cams that fail, but I got one that works well thank god. I wonder if the new hero3+ battery will work in the hero3. The new battery is better, thats how they got longer durations in the 3+, so I am not interested in any of the incremental improvements, but getting that battery may be a nice improvement.
Also, who cares if they make small improvements. You dont have to go buy every release. Its a production camera. When they can improve things, they do and it goes into the latest model. Every camera maker does this. Its just constant improvements being added to the line, even if they are small ones. Their claims are a bit questionable, but you can see what is improving at least.
Why cant canon include options like this from the start??? They have to know it will draw even more interest. I already have my S95 hacked with chdk, why not hack the 5d now.
makofoto: And it only does up to 30 fps. It needs 1080/60 in order to minimize jello. So it's not a replacement for an action cam like the GoPro
No, jello is related to global shutter or not. So, its not sensor read speed either. A global shutter will never give you jello no matter how slow of a frame rate you are at, its will just blur. The global shutter will read all the pixels at the same time vs something like gopro which does not have a global shutter, it has a rolling shutter, which pretty much is horrible. That got to be the next thing to change on the hero cameras as the hero 3 still has a rolling shutter.
Now I just need a 4k display that I can afford. Hopefully, with gopro and others making releases, we will see that happen soon.
Canon finally gets up to 60fps at 1080. Hope that bleeds into all other models.
Roland Karlsson: Can someone tell me whats so special with GoPro? What kind of properties does it possess that makes it possible to take photos that normal cameras cant take?
Gopro is great if you need waterproof and wide angle. Not sure why this guy even used gopro 3 models since any cheap little cam that shoots video can do this. Some videos needed the wide angle, but most didnt appear to need it at all.
I like the $19.99 skate you can buy that at least does all the rolling stuff the same way. Add a ball head and voila
Jane79: It would be cool if the pics were real.
I agree, the lighting looks different, the outlines around the person are not normal looking.
Paul Storm: The world is still buying and lugging around bricks designed 50+ years ago. Amazing!
Not sure what you mean. Are you saying mirrorless is better than SLR?
Neodp: Nope, sorry. ...not going back to LR catalog hell.
Yeah, I cannot see the value of doing it the Lightroom way. Just from a performance viewpoint, it is constantly grinding in the backround. They need the option of not importing files. I change names and locations of files to manage them best and I dont care if Lightroom is all lost when I have done this. I just want to mass edit files. I dont want to manage the tags at all. They need a simpler option. Its a mess of an app. The day you dont want to use that app is the day everything they tried to do is worthless.l
AF and Stabilizer controls in the camera menu so I can preset them to a main dail like the canon 5d2. That way, ALL the camera settings can change with a simple twist of the main dial to call up a preset. The menu could be used to store hundreds of presets where you can name them and recall ANY physical setting for the camera. This goes beyond the ideal camera, and into the ideal camera and lens combo. The 5d2 is the closest thing to ideal I have seen with its main dail settings.
rusticus: I'm a fan of the HX9V, but only because of the excellent Video mode This "new" is very interesting - especially because of the larger sensor It could be an additional camera for me
Better stills and video is what you get, thats the point. I also have a hx9v and I am using it when not using an SLR. I also have an s95 that is great, this would be THE camera I could use when not wanting to lug an SLR.
marike6: Now that it is confirmed that the 5D Mk III will be 22 mp for $3,500, the D800 is looking even more like an obvious choice for many. And contrary to what many seem to think, high ISO images from the D800 will be as good, or better than the D700 with 3 times the resolution and better DR. If it's not the camera for you that's fine, but all the comments asserting that video is useless, or it's not a "real video camera" or more megapixels are just marketing are totally missing an important point. That is, Nikon has listened to what professional photographers like in this article had requested. And this D800, especially it this really fair price, will be difficult for Nikon to keep up with demand for.
Who confirmed that the 5d3 was 22mp? Was it canon rumours???
HDR can fix the lack of dynamic range that camers have. Your eyes can naturally see things in direct sunlight and shadow much better than a camera. Its when people go nuts with it that it looks unnatural. Catching up with what your eyes can obviously see can make the image look more natural because cameras have very narrow dynamics. Photographs typically are unnatural because of this. Even so, its rare that I see an HDR photo that looks normal.
I have had this happen so many times, even by the police. It would be great if everyone really knew the law. Its hard to figure what is public land though. Tripods are usually a problem on sidewalks for safety reasons where the sidewalk isnt really big enough for a tripod and people, so I understand that even if it is legal. Love the video, great stuff, its a great topic.