JurijTurnsek

JurijTurnsek

Joined on Jan 25, 2013

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (162 comments in total)
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JurijTurnsek: Why hasn't Sony produced a Sony Xperia RX phone like this one, except more polished, is beyond me. They have years of experience in 1" sensor compacts and Android phones, seems like a match made in heaven.

The Sony Xperia RX phone would be a prime lens smartphone, so its thickness should match the Panasonic.

Likewise, Panasonic one-upped Sony in the 1" bridge camera market, bringing 4K with the FZ1000. Sony's RX10 really took a beating from it and a replacement with 4K is way overdue. Panasonic should be commended for innovating across the board (future iterations can polish out the kinks)

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 07:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (162 comments in total)

Why hasn't Sony produced a Sony Xperia RX phone like this one, except more polished, is beyond me. They have years of experience in 1" sensor compacts and Android phones, seems like a match made in heaven.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)

Sony user here: kudos to Samsung for this incredible product. It's not what I need, but this is a great push for innovation in this stale field.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 07:54 UTC as 189th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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JurijTurnsek: XC10 has that 12 mp sensor going for it, since only 8 mp is used for video and that's exactly 4K.

But if you have the processing power, a downsampled full-sensor read 20+ mp sensor will produce a better image. Even (downsampled) Sony a7R can hold it's own against a7S for stills, but cannot compete in video, since it is not sampling the whole sensor.

To conclude, read the whole sensor, have a lot of mpx and downsample them. Also don't forget a constant aperture power-zoom lens, since you are targeting ENG use.

I was not applauding Canon, actually just the opposite.

I remember when Canon released their HG10 camcorder with only a 2mpx sensor that would bring you superior HD video due to larger pixels, but in reality it didn't bring much improvement at all. The same happened with 4mpx camera modules from HTC.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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photo_rb: I don't think this idea of convergence is all that prophetic anymore. It was obvious 5 years ago but I think we will have to wait for 6K before it is practical.

Regarding this new Canon for drone use, it is a bit heavy considering the importance of every little bit of weight. What is even more important is if there is any weigh shift while remotely zooming. I haven't checked the specs so I don't know. But anything that can throw off the delicate gimbal balance is a no-no.

If camera makers want their devices to be drone-worthy, they should pay careful attention to connectivity, both video output and control adjustment.
For example Sony's NEX cameras are ideally suited for UAV's because of their size but you have to convert the HDMI output to AV in order to transmit it to the operators screen. And firing the shutter or activating video is not a simple process.

Wifi is fine but will it work at the distances these drones can be from the operator?

AFAIK the lens has no power-zoom and remote zooming is out of question?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:17 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

XC10 has that 12 mp sensor going for it, since only 8 mp is used for video and that's exactly 4K.

But if you have the processing power, a downsampled full-sensor read 20+ mp sensor will produce a better image. Even (downsampled) Sony a7R can hold it's own against a7S for stills, but cannot compete in video, since it is not sampling the whole sensor.

To conclude, read the whole sensor, have a lot of mpx and downsample them. Also don't forget a constant aperture power-zoom lens, since you are targeting ENG use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 07:16 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
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Krich13: "We couldn't detach the lens from this a7 to check its weight without the camera, ..."

And what pervented you from checking the lens weight WITH the camera and then subtracting the camera weight?

It is subjective weighing - they probably did not bring a scale along and the most they could claim is "the lens does not weight a lot for it's size".

You shouldn't think so little of the staff.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (143 comments in total)

Impressive specs, but overheating could be a real concern in such a small body. Hope this won't be the case and I hope to see Sony's reaction soon.

Kudos to Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)

Who are the people that will buy the 7.8 million compact cameras? I imagine that most of them are not the high-end models.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
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Donnie G: To all of you techies who say that you can already do, with equipment you already own, everything that the Canon CS100 is suppose to do, I say you are absolutely right. I can too. However, the CS100 isn't designed for you and me. It's made for the billions of low tech and no tech folks out there who used to buy billions of disposable and cheap P&S cameras before the camera phone came along. Those non-photographers are still out there, and that's where the potential sales are for this device. Would I buy this device for myself? No! But, my photography and tech challenged friends and family members might buy several. There are billions of them and only a few hundred million of us techies. Is Canon on to something, or on something? Time will tell. :)

These people have had to come up with a storage/viewing solution by now and know better. I think cloud storage is better suited for them (and smart TVs have the apps required for viewing), since it is probably more reliable than a single HDD copy of unique files.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: If Canon integrates NFC to all its cameras, or some other transfer language, including its DSLRS, this could make sense. But I could see it quickly becoming log jammed. Does NFC allow very large data to transfer quickly?

It would be nice to come home, set the camera on this thing, and just let it upload the photos for me. I'm not saying itse necessary, when theres a perfectly good USB 3.0 cable or reader. I'm just saying, that it'd be nice.

NFC is used only to transmit Wi-fi log-on information (quick pairing, no typing necessary). The actual file transfer is done over Wi-fi.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:37 UTC
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Thoughts: Any other companies has come up with such idea?

If not, this is innovation from Canon.

All storage companies offer some kind of "connected" external discs with software that makes viewing photos, video or anything else on a TV easy as pie. This is not innovation, this is dumbing down an available product and marketing it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (278 comments in total)
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MPA1: Shame they could not get a second card slot in.

I wonder how people would react to an additional microSD slot. From my experience, they are not slower from SD cards at all and you could use it as a mirror exclusively. On the other hand, battery life would take another hit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (154 comments in total)
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Jogger: Better to have an RX100/G7X type compact that you keep as you upgrade phones and such.

The lens extends, so you are not going to fool anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: There is still room for A7 in Sony's line-up. Some people don't need IBIS and are happy with the low price and lower weight and bulk, excellent performance of the original A7. Maybe Sony will prolong its productions as it did with the RX100 series.

I was thinking in the lines of people who mostly shoot below 1/100 shutter speed and would be happy to purchase a used A7, now that a lot of them are going on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 07:41 UTC

There is still room for A7 in Sony's line-up. Some people don't need IBIS and are happy with the low price and lower weight and bulk, excellent performance of the original A7. Maybe Sony will prolong its productions as it did with the RX100 series.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:57 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
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dbenyakar: After all this great spec they are still using that really bad NP-FW50 battery? Its useless!!

I quite like their dedication to keep the battery the same - as battery density increases with the now increased pressure for electric cars with a longer range, the battery will be improved (in the same shelll) and still compatible with all their e-mount cameras (excluding the PRO video).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (111 comments in total)
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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!"

Wide lenses are exactly what you need in a cam like this. But, if you are trying to use it as a "normal camera", you can easily change the FOV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KItJRr9Hlo

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
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jnd: Doesn't look all that special, 60 MB/s and faster cards have been there for some time and I use one for raw video capture with Magic Lantern. I guess with the 4K stamp it will sell better although you can use fine exisiting non-4K cards.

I believe you are confusing minimum constant write speed of with the top possible write speed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:58 UTC

Price seems very reasonable for these specs. Kudos to Transcend, I shall remain a loyal customer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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