PhotoHawk: There are much better programs out there for editing photographs than PS Elements for the same price or less. Frankly the GIMP and Rawtherapee combination is far more capable for $149.99 USD less. If one would want a current commercial package the latest versions of Corel's products are quite a bit more comprehensive.
GIMP and Rawtherapee are both for free, though the aspect of being better might be a subject of discussion.
I don't know exactly all the features but for the same price the Corel Photopaint has 64 bits engine to render images plus it has Nik Color Efex built in (PSE12 is 32).
double post, sorry.
whtchocla7e: As an amateur, I will never accept the subscription model.I don't change cameras often and I don't process files frequently. I would never get my monies worth.
If I use it Sundays only it doesn't mean I don't appreciate the pro features.
There is a nice example in the music making world - exactly the same feature set costs very different amount whether it is for personal use or for serious production (Reaper).
I applaud this approach.
Very happy about focussing on editing. The healing brush alone makes me very happy.
RStyga: And, of course, we'll be forced to use the latest Adobe product... How nice of them... 'Sick of their "policy"... Although I own Elements 8, I have to purchase, again, Elements 10 to use ACR 6.7 for my K-01...
If you are concerned with new camera support, then Adobe has made quite a big effort for camera makers to use an open standard format. One can only blame camera makers here.
I might get one, very nice concept.
P.S. Sony has Full HD @ 60fps, lovely.
Morpho Hunter: Ah ...must due be the 36mp sensor ...why else would a camera that cannot produce sharp hand-held images when viewed at 100% win such an award?
You have obviously not tried the camera.
srimano: As a Canon user (with a quite an investment in Canon gear), I was at first too disappointed to see lower specs of Canon 5d3 and 1dx, in comparison to D4 and D800. To add to this, DxO Marks declared D800 sensor as the new 'Best' sensor leading even PhaseOne IQ180 (previous best).
From the sensor quality and image quality point of view (ignoring all other aspects like focusing etc), is D800 sensor really that good?
When I looked, like hundreds of samples images.. I am not convinced at all. I still think D3s and 1Ds3 produce more stunning images than D800/D4 and 1Dx respectively. Hell with the metrics some people use to compare those sensors..
In this case, I think I will just go with my eyes. I will continue to be Canon...
Based on my own unscientific comparisons (I have a 5D2) the Nikon D800 file has A LOT MORE of flexibility in post processing. I was surprised to see that not only the details were recoverable in shadows but also the colors were there, no comparison with the 5D2. However to make most out of extra resolution a very good lens has to be used in conjunction with good exposure speed/tripod. The D800 is a dream camera for studio-landscape shooters.
hunk: Thanks. I own this camera two days and, coming from 20 years Canon, it's an amazing experience. I bought the camera for the megapixels in combination with the clean shadows which take some pushing around... but I'm thrilled with the other sides of the camera. It handles like a dream. AF, LOTS of buttons, the viewfinder, it's really good. Take a picture from 15 people, rotate the wheel and it shows 15 faces, one by one. Amazing stuff. One button push and it shows the pixels at the AF point in 100%... no more endless pushing the magnification button. Many buttons are customizable so you build your own ergonomics. It's all easy, even for a Canon guy.
I can't compare it to a 5DmkIII but it's a dream come true from a 5DmkII and 1DmkIII user.
How was the Nikon interface coming from Canon, easy to adjust? Looking at Canon I can't escape the feeling that they feel themselves alone in the marketplace. Time to replace my 5D2 for something modern.
Taikonaut: After playing with D800 video Dan Chung chose the 5DMkIII.
According to the EOSHD review, at 1080p the already pretty old Panasonic GH2 has much better video quality than the 5D3. The 5D3 shines when it is about very high ISO though. Nevertheless, the codec implementation on the Canon side is no good. Overall, while there is a difference it is not a big one between the D800 & 5D3.
I don't mind the price, but I don't really see what makes it up.
Evolutionary update after 4 years is worth at maximum the price of the predecessor.
Btw. where is the F-sync? Why built-in mic downgrade to mono? Was it really necessary to change that? What about DR, no word in the announcment, huh? Why I have a bad feeling Canon has put some premium features only because they felt they cannot do anymore without because of competition?
I might first time pass the upgrade having owned both the first & second 5Ds. For fun shooting mirrorless has a lot more innovation and pretty capable IQ. Now looking at the SLR dinosources the mirrorless might take over some serious stuff too.
Third party is doing the same much cheaper with more range and features.
0 (zero) innovation.
I couldn't find any reference to the question many probably have - is LR4 beta feature complete?
Photo-Wiz: If they could only improve the Clone brush so that it works more like the one in Elements. The one in Lightroom is so cumbersome and difficult to use accurately.
I was quite surprised not to see that included. Hopefully in the final version. If no other magic, at least movements must be allowed instead of spot fixing.
P.S. Looks like C.W is not really needed by Canon anymore - he is extremely limited what he can say. He used to be more a tech guy, now it is more about excuses and marketing.
1st of all, I very much appreciate the DPreview efforts.
According to CW:1) high speed stills 2) high res stills 3) HD video
Point 1: Looks a little bit irrelevant (10->12) but I'm not the person to judge.
Point 2: (high res stills @ 18MP) ??????
Point 3: On the emphasizes on video, where is the Full HD mentioned in the interview (1080P@60fps)?
VERY IMPORTANT!!!! How does that fit in Canon strategy with the 1D MK4???
It looks to me that people are really blind (or complete lack of choice).
Gary Dean Mercer Clark: Good. Copyrights should be respected regardless how horrid the photographer's work is.
I like your sense of humor.
Despite being proud of the speed Sony seems to be more powerful with already available product, and for such a machine the 1Dx 60fps option is missing for Full HD? Already today, long time ahead with the production, little bit underspecced?