EOSHD

EOSHD

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Joined on Jun 7, 2011

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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

Nice points Usee! Let's teach the dinosaurs some new tricks :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
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fmian: 'Also the electronic viewfinder in the NX1 has been improved, and the time delay is very short - just five milliseconds. So there’s no lag.'

- five milliseconds
- no lag

Pick one...

He means the lag isn't perceivable to the eye. Same thing as no lag in my book. Let's not be pedantic. It's pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

This is not actually a disadvantage of mirrorless, but a disadvantage of using the wrong tool for the job.

You have to match the tool to the task. Shooting mushy HD that barely looks like HD on a DSLR compared to 4K on the NX1 will teach you the disadvantages of a DSLR!

In the end, mirrorless technology is more adaptable. It will take over because it will adapt to more tasks.

As for changing batteries every 20 minutes, the GH4 will run switched on with live-view for 6 hours off one charge. So it helps to get your facts right in the first place too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Does anyone think the GH4 and GX7 are sharing the same sensor?

At Photokina Panasonic said to me that the LX100 had the GX7's sensor. The GH4's sensor is based on the same design but tweaked slightly I believe. Most likely for longer 4K recording times with less heat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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abluesky: This was the worst article I've ever read on DPR.

The D800 accepts user created picture profiles, installed from the SD card. Videographers have been using flat profiles for the D800 for years. The D800's profile is explained and can be downloaded here http://www.similaar.com/foto/flaat-picture-controls/index.html

How do I know this? I simply Google searched "D800 flat picture profile". If only your illustrious writer had bothered to do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
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abluesky: This was the worst article I've ever read on DPR.

What seems to have been missed is that the 'old' D800 already had a flat picture profile for video, so the claim that the flat picture profile is 'new' is poorly researched. I'd have to agree, this has been one poor piece of writing from start to finish.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
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James Booba: A cam at this price point, advertised as the ultimate movie machine with worst video quality then the cheapest inhouse model? 2014 with no 4K? Sorry doesn't work for me.

At the moment there is so much more innovation outside of Canikon not just for video but stills too. Fuji X-T1 with that glorious EVF, best JPEG engine on the market, noise in raw files that copies the characteristics of grain on film. The 18-55mm F2.8-4 kit zoom is a fantastic piece of optics and now they have got AF up to speed, I'd rather shoot stills with the X-T1 than the D810. I had bought a D800 for stills previously & also have a D600...both seem clunky compared to the Fuji. As for video again it is mirrorless leading. 4K internal on the GH4 is in a different league to the Nikon which has banding, softness and moire. 100Mbit/s vs 24Mbit/s at 24p. Again a big difference. And if you want full frame then A7S with 4K over the HDMI, indeed just look at the features it offers for video vs the D810 and you have a total no brainer over which to choose. So in light of that revolution the addition of a flat picture profile (haha) does not add up to the 'big difference' the author claims.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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chiane: Last question for photographer, did you ever shoot stills with it?

Hi Bill. I found the JPEGs to be as good as video if not a bit less compressed, so I'd check your settings and maybe see if you're shooting with the same photo style between movie mode and stills mode, and that you have JPEG set to the highest quality.

I did a comparison frame here which you can download (as Vimeo is not 4K, it really is best to download...) and the JPEG looks almost identical to the 4K video mode...
https://vimeo.com/90809303

There's not many cameras you can say this about. Try comparing a JPEG from a 5D Mark III to the 5D Mark III's video mode!

The only other camera that does video to stills level is the Canon 1D C and that is $10,000 ($13k before the price drop).

GH4 is $1699 so pretty amazing performance to price ratio in my view and creatively I love capturing stills from 4K video, you get to re-time the shot in post. Henri Cartier Bresson would have loved it for decisive moments. Shoot like you would stills, but in video mode. It's better.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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EOSHD: You can't judge noise levels on YouTube. Compression removes it. ISO 1600 looks worse than 25,600. There's also the matter of rolling shutter on this camera, it isn't pretty! http://www.eoshd.com/content/12631/sony-a7s-rolling-shutter-test

No it's not about surface area, it's actually about having to read out a 4K image. It is 2160 lines to scan with the rolling shutter top to bottom so takes twice as long as with 1080p which is 1080 lines, and also more pixels per line (3840 vs 1920). Sony need to speed the sensor up otherwise this camera is going to have a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)

You can't judge noise levels on YouTube. Compression removes it. ISO 1600 looks worse than 25,600. There's also the matter of rolling shutter on this camera, it isn't pretty! http://www.eoshd.com/content/12631/sony-a7s-rolling-shutter-test

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 88th comment | 12 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Same law in Germany exists for years.

So elaborate?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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makofoto: Can you imagine if Henri Cartier Bresson had interrupted the Decisive Moment to first ask permission ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha good point. Germany will be next. Their privacy laws are also the work of nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: As far as I understand, lots of countries have similar laws. And the laws are very often enforced very mildly. IOW no cops are going to tail every person with a camera.

The point of the law (A) prevention of sneak photos and (B) making sure that any person who is in the image also has a legal standing.

Because even in a public place, private person is allowed to have some expectations of privacy.

Why should people in public spaces be entitled to privacy? That's nonsense. Public is not private by the very definition of the word. What matters is how respectfully the material is used and published and that is where the law should focusing on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
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bobbarber: "Why would anyone buy this for stills?"

Answer: 4k VIDEO = 8 MP stills @ 30/fps.

I guess it remains to be seen how well that works out in practice, but on the surface it is a pretty amazing spec. 8 Mp pretty much covers whatever you would need for journalism.

I have printed 4K video still frames at A1 size and can't tell the detail apart from 22MP 5D Mark III stills printed at the same enormous size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
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KrisAK: Has it been determined if:

Native 1080 / 60fps video is generated via line-skipping, or via down-sampling from a full-frame readout (what I think's referred to as pixel binning)?

(I know 4K 24/25/30fps can be down sampled in post, but for 60p everything's in-camera, right? I'm also considering Sony's 4K handycam which claims to do full-frame down-sampling for 1080/60p, and was hoping the GH4 would do the same internally.)

No line skipping, it is done by averaging and pixel mixture. In other words pixels are blended so the downscaling is smoother and with less moire and aliasing than on the Sony and Canon cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
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dr Ate: Don't worry. Very soon Canon will release their long-awaited 7Dmk2 that will also include 4K recording, and they will be followed also by Nikon D400 with 4K too...

Extremely unlikely I'm afraid!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
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Nukunukoo: 10-bit 4.4.4 on the GH4?

http://www.eoshd.com/content/12140/discovery-4k-8bit-420-panasonic-gh4-converts-1080p-10bit-444

Of course the question is that does that actually translate to a better DR... Or will it turn out to be the same DR but encapsulated in a 4.4.4 latitude?

4:4:4 is not related to dynamic range, it's a colour sampling method. Means smoother edges and highlights.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
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Jogger: Seems ok for budget video folks.. but, why would anyone buy this for stills when the A7 is cheaper, much smaller, better built, and with 4x the sensor size... at this size and price, you might as well go for the D610.

The Micro Four Thirds cameras have faster AF and more lenses than the A7. The GH4 is not 'a lot bigger' either. The lenses are much smaller in fact, and getting a decent fast 50mm does not cost you £950. I have the GH3, Olympus E-M1, Sony A7R and Sony RX1 and the A7R gets the least use out of all of them. Video on it is very poor but for stills I prefer the ergonomics and stabilisation of the E-M1 and the sheer pocket friendly go anywhere nature of the RX1.

I have a lot of Canon glass and it knocks the socks of Sony's launch range for the A7. Why not just use a Canon or Nikon full frame body and make use of the better lenses, than go A7R and try and make it work through adapters with really terrible AF?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
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Eric Calabros: Ok, Andrew Reid got what he wanted-at price only himself can justify.

Eric I am not 100% sure what you mean. Price too high? The Canon 1D C is £8600 for 4K video and this is £1299 for a better all-round feature set, better codec and the ability to get 10bit 4K with the add-on box. It's no more expensive than other high end mirrorless cameras for stills and not really any more expensive than the GH3 when it came out. This is a camera mainly aimed at the video market, so you need to appreciate how much of a bargain it is for 4K video. Great stills camera too, different sensor to the GH3, better low light performance, better screen, better AF, better viewfinder and more features. Focus peaking very helpful for manual focus glass. GH3 did not have that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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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.

Musicjohn has quite a dangerous opinion, I think. Many people want to see video continue to improve on stills cameras, and if manufacturers get feedback from the market that the perception is video comes at the expense of stills, they will stop the whole thing in its tracks. Olympus and Fuji for example, have pitifully basic video modes thanks to people like Musicjohn and their misconceptions. Complaining that manufacturers are taking their eye off photos because of a video record button is like saying that WiFi comes at the expense of better photos. Total nonsense. Besides, this is ONE camera, which has video as a headline feature. Yes it is unashamedly aimed at filmmakers and video enthusiasts. But what's wrong with the GH3's still side anyway? Seems excellent to me. Absolutely packed with stills features and the new sensor has superb stills quality, best of the Micro Four Thirds cameras and the fastest continuous shooting speeds, not to mention 40fps burst mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
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