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On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (179 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

1Dc weighs 1.5 KG and FS7 is 1.8 KG. That isn't that big difference.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (179 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

ChuckTa , FS7 records 4K internally, 10 bit, instead of 8 bit, and 60p (instead of 30 on Canon) and can do 1080p slow motion up to 180 fps, ,XLR ports for proper audio, built in grip, peaking and other video related features (Slog3, zebra), has E-mount and costs about the same as discounted 1DC. It can also behave like FF (DoF and field of view) with speed-booster.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 07:52 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (179 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

MASTERPPA, mirrorless cameras with shorter flange can adapt Canon lenses, easily, including electronic connection between camera and lens.

So infact, for video at least where AF might not be relevant, mirrorless cameras have far more lenses than Canon mount cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
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Ergo607: What is flickr?

Your rambling is totally irrelevant. The post is about what kind of cameras are most popular on flickr, and given that flickr has millions of users, it's a relevant statistics about overall popularity of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 13:53 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Is that 90mm Macro a IF and weather sealed lens? in that case I might just go for the Sony A7 and that lens for my carry around camera.

All FE lenses are WR

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 06:41 UTC
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Jogger: Sony A6000 looks best to me, esp. RAW and fine detail.

balios, these shots are taken at F5.6 .. all these lenses exceed sensor resolution at that step down aperture, so what you are saying is completely irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Nick8: As a DxO believer, I noticed that Canon G7X has a higher DxO Overall Score than Sony RX100 III (71 vs 67).
It is not a big difference in practical terms, but still an accomplishment, IMO.

Plastek , all modern Sony's sensors (starting with 12 MP CMOS sensor) have built in A/D converter built in in the sensor. Look it up. This is a known fact.

Some cameras may apply raw NR (such as Pentax) that may inflate the scores, but there is not much to do here. There is also color filter that might change the result (a weaker color filter would result in higher DR scores at the expense of color separation, ie some of Nikon cameras). That's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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AussieBarb: What about including the Ricoh GR in this line-up? You rated it highly.

GR has F2.8 fixed lens, but given most of these compacts are F1.8 at wide angle, the larger sensor advantage pretty much disappears. The only thing that is left is that the camera has no zoom and worse video..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Nick8: As a DxO believer, I noticed that Canon G7X has a higher DxO Overall Score than Sony RX100 III (71 vs 67).
It is not a big difference in practical terms, but still an accomplishment, IMO.

dxomark scores are based on raw, not on imaging processor. And given the difference is less than 5 points, that means the difference is less than 1/3 stops, as 5 points equal 1/3 stop according to their site,. That means the difference is within margin of error.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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stormy_weather: "The a7 II is the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization" ... really?

mirrorless

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
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snapa: And for those not wanting go get into FF because of price, weight, size, there may even be an a6000 upgrade, with smaller/better/sharper lenses?!

http://www.dailycameranews.com/2014/10/sony-a7000-specs-price-leaked/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-some-more-a7000-info-256-phase-detect-and-125-contrast-detect-points/

If that happens, it will be another nail in Canikon's coffin. I know, it's only a rumor, but I will be getting one if it happens ;)

I don't trust the first link you posted, and the second link rates the rumor as SR2 -- which means the rumor is from unknown source, i.e could be a totally false rumor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
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ProfHankD: THE QUESTION is: does this 5-axis sensor movement work with UNCHIPPED manual lenses? For their A-mount bodies, the answer is very foolishly no. I hope that Sony has not forgotten to put menu options in that allow users to specify the focal length of the lens so the IBIS can do its job without requiring a chipped adapter. This is absolutely critical!

"THE QUESTION is: does this 5-axis sensor movement work with UNCHIPPED manual lenses?"

Yes it does, you set focal length in menu. There is option to set focal length in menu.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
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tesilab: But does the shutter still make a loud "clack"?

A7 never was as loud as A7r -- as A7 had an electronic first shutter curtain.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
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russbarnes: Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

"I don't want to use a body like this with an adapter where metering is guesswork "

metering is not "guesswork". This is not a DSLR that has a separate metering system. It's mirrorless where the main sensor is used for metering. There is no "guess" there. Metering should work pretty flawless

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
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Macintosh Sauce: Too bad it will probably have the same crappy metal/plastic E-mount. :/

That mount is all metal like A7s, unlike A7 and A7r. You can see that from the image

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
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Staxxx: The new zoom lens with this camera sounds like a good compliment for my RX1. Looks like I'm Sony all the way now....

The announced zoom lens is for A-mount -- not E-mount.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:43 UTC
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RichRMA: The first of its kind? How does it differ from the Olympus 5-axis unit?

It's Full-Fame mirrorless with IBIS. That makes it first

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:18 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (79 comments in total)
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dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

SmilerGrogan, big difference between shooting movies in 5K and editing and releasing them in 4K. Movies are released as 2K. Given it takes millions of dollars to edit these movies, they won't redo them as 4K even if they have 5K unedited footage.

Red has been bragging about their 4K cameras for past 6 years, but I think at best one or 2 movies shot by Red were rekeased as 4K. I don't think any movie in 2014 so far has been released as 4K. If you know any, let us know, but I doubt it's more than one, if any.

Almost all Hollywood movies are released as 2K.. The 4K theaters just play the upscaled 2K movies.

Given it will cost billions of dollars to upgrade all theaters in large markets like India and China to 4K, don't hold your breadth. Holywood will continue to master/release movies in 2K, as they have been doing so far

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:59 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (79 comments in total)
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dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

Joe Ogiba: "Wow, it's amazing how clueless some people are. There are thousands of 4K theaters worldwide. "

These 4K theaters play 2K movies upscaled to 4K. There are no movies that are released in 4K, because there are millions of theaters all over the world that are 2K -- not 4K

No movie in 2014 was released in 4K, even if shot on 4K cameras. Hollywood movies are are edited/mastered in 2K and released as 2K. 4K theaters just upscale the 2K movies.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (79 comments in total)
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dmartin92: So it's probably a waste to get 4K if you don't have a 4K television ? That's my question.

What 4K theaters? There are no 4K theaters in some of the world largest markets, like India with Bollywood movies.

In fact, no Hollywood movie in 2014 was released in 4K; even if shot on 4K camera, movies are edited and released in 2K.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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