photobeans: 4K is coming fast and furious. 4K TV for $1,000 is coming out this year. But i've got to wonder if 8K is gonna hit just as hard in 2 years and obsolete 4k quickly.
Good shows still appear but because the market is flooded with channels now it seems like so little. It's just like NHL hockey. With so many teams there are really only 4-5 top end players per team.
@ calking - It's already here.
"People are recognizing that disc formats are yesterday's solution," Hunt said.
Because of the cost challenges of making a new disc format or upgrading TV production facilities for small audiences, most content early on "is bound to be Internet-delivered," he said.
Musicjohn: So when are manufacturers going to design a photo-camera which excells in taking photographs (just as the word PHOTO-camera implements) instead of concentrating on video features? If I want to make superior video images, I'll buy a video camera instead.
Copied from igorek7's post lower down this thread.
Besides significant improvements in the GH4 video capabilities --even in comparison with already impressive GH3, G6 and GX7-- GH4 offers drastic improvements for still-image photography as well, considering its new hardware and software resulting in:* decent improvements in AF speed be means of new Depth from Defocus method;* less rolling shutter effect in silent shooting mode due to 50% faster sensor read-out speed;* 1/8000 sec minimum shutter speed;* much faster continuous shooting speeds -- up to 12fps at full 16Mpix;* significantly improved LCD and EVF, + focus peaking, zebra pattern, and luminance level adjustment benefit still imaging, too.
If you have no interest to shoot video then for sure this is not a camera of interest to you. Panasonic happens to make other very good cameras for still image photography too.
D1N0: Even on a 1080p screen 4k looks better because there is less compression artifacts, but hardware is not up to task of streaming it yet. You need h.265 and VP9 hardware video accelleration to play it back smoothly. So this is really a film makers toy and not really usefull for most people. It will take 3 to 5 years for hardware to catch on and 4k screens to become cheaper. By then there will be much more 4k capable camera's.
"It will take 3 to 5 years for hardware to catch on and 4k screens to become cheaper. By then there will be much more 4k capable camera's."
Right. But you can't go back in time and re-shoot the stuff from today with those cameras can you? Better to have the footage now.
Arpad Lukacs: Time to get ready for a replacement for Bluray discs as well probably if 4K is the new thing now.
I highly doubt there will be another "hard copy" format after Bluray. At least not one that is widely adopted. Everything is moving towards streaming now. And yes, I know that 4K requires tremendous bandwidth, but they are solving that challenge as we type. All those new PS4's and XBox Ones have Bluray players in them.
Jogger: I never understood the appeal of superzooms.. i often need a wide-to-short tele range.. or a far longer lens 200mm+ .. im almost never in a situation where i need to go from 24mm to 450mm ... the tamron 150-600 is far more interesting for me.
So you've never taken a wide landscape shot and a bird in a tree shot in the same day? The 150-600 is a HUGE lens compared to this, and at $1000 will most likely be almost double the price of this lens.
Cane: DPR should just suspend all sample galleries due to the fact that human beings suck.
....... and Google is well aware of this. We have the Google driver less mapping car with camera on top, Auto Awesome for smartphones that aren't smart enough and they are well on their way to creating robotic photographers. These droids will be able to analyze a scene within 2-3 seconds, compare against 5 billion other photos taken of a similar scene and know if the composition is worth capturing or not. ;-)
Heefe: As always pictures look unsharp on high res displays like the Retina. Flickr can do it, why not dpreview?
+1 for Flickr.I really like the overhaul that Flickr undertook last year. I think the images display very accurately. Not over sharpened or over saturated at all imo. I dropped 500px and have moved all my sharing over to Flickr. 1TB of space and it's all free.
neurotic1too: Hi,I hope you can assist, as I am having difficulty finding this information elsewhere. I am looking at purchasing a non-canon flash for my rebel sl1/100D, as the canon flashes are rather pricey for my budget. I see that you state the internal flash does not accommodate a wireless flash, yet canon makes one for this camera. I am looking at a Yongnuo YN-560 III Wireless Flash Speedlite on Ebay.
Hi Diane. The reviewer was referring to the ability to trigger "off camera" speedlights using the built-in flash (wireless) not that wireless flash units themselves wouldn't work with the camera. The Yongnuo flash you are looking at will work with this camera. I would encourage you to investigate working with the flash OFF the camera as much as possible though. I have the Yongnuo RF-603 C1 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Trigger/Wireless Shutter Release Transceiver Kit for Canon Rebel for this purpose. You can get it for about $30 on Amazon or eBay. It has worked great for me so far (1 year).
Infared: I do not think that this man's career should suffer...there is no change in the relevance of the image...Anyone would have to be insane to want to be a photojournalist these days...too stressful...too much competition...too little pay!!! Life is too short for me to try to compete with free cell phone photos!!!! :-)
Maybe not in this particular image, but if AP allows (and in a sense condones) this type of activity, then where does the line get drawn. The next time it might be something more significant. unfortunately it's just human nature to push the envelope.
What a worthless photo to lose your contract over. If you see the video cam in the frame and can't crop it out then just delete the photo and move on, or at the very least keep it but don't submit it.
VadymA: Conclusion - Good, But Not Good Enough.
.........for the price.
Musical Photo: Unfortunately, they have not put a tilting LCD on their high-end X system. Hopefully they will do it this time, otherwise they’re going to miss the opportunity to compete with SONY A7/7r and I may go with SONY.
Leaked info and photos that appeared on the web last night state that the LCD will tilt.
Very nice Nicolaus.
SteB: On the subject of lag and post locking. These are big problems in macro photography especially when you approach or go past life-size. It can be very difficult to frame something, because of this sag that occurs when you take your hand away. The best ball head in the world can only do so much to eliminate it because some of the sag that occurs after you take your hand away is because of flex in things other than the ball head, such as camera and lens.
However, there is a solution, a geared head. In this respect a moderately priced geared head such as the Manfrotto 410 is better than the most expensive ball head money can buy for macro photography, simply because you do not have that problem and have precise framing. The price you pay is more weight, and slower adjusments.
+1. I love my 410. The ability to easily dial in the exact composition without worrying about the lens flopping or the ballhead sagging is priceless to me. The Q plate that comes with the 410 is very sturdy and makes a very solid and reassuring "click" when connected to the head. The quick release latch takes a little bit of effort to engage, but so it should.
David Stahl: It would be nice to know which camera is which amongst the six photos posted -- it appears we have some of each.
Really? There's only two cameras and 6 pictures.
petemod: It would be nice if they just made one model that had a viewfinder AND a flip out screen.
I was just about to type the same thing. PLUS, the less expensive model has the better hand grip too. Just dumb all around imo. Are buyers of these types of cams even using the viewfinder anyway?
jonathanj: @dpreview staff, please please comment on the general operating speed / buffer size when you do your first impressions review. I have the NX20 and am very happy with it except for the small buffer and the way the camera locks you out from changing settings whilst an image is saving. Some info on whether samsung have finally implemented a large buffer would be very welcome in helping potential upgraders decide!
Samsung are actually developing their own OS to compete with Android.
Paul Guba: Use this with all those old 500mb cards you have to get the true retro experience.
@ HowaboutRAW I still have my Canon labeled 16mb compact flash card that shipped with my 350D. ;-)
tommy leong: why doesn't it say how many stops VC ?
@ Leandros S Because every shot you take is a keeper, right? Stop being so smug and negative. We all know this technology actually WORKS.