mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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Nice camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 102nd comment

Finally Canon is back in the game. This is a camera that offers features that almost no other camera has like 4K @ 60 FPS video. Now I just hope that this continues with their lower price models.

This is a good day for Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
In reply to:

nicolaiecostel: How many of you guys actually have 4k monitors ?

I only have Three. A 50 inch, a 55 inch, and the Mighty 80 inch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (57 comments in total)

The most important thing is how much do they cost. If they are charging $1000 per card then they might as well not exist at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

For anyone asking for anything greater than 4:2:0 can you show me a real world example where 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 has a distinguishable difference from 4:2:0 for video?

Don't even bother showing me a test chart. I want real world examples.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

The more important spec is that it has to conform to BT.2020 color representation. There are some cameras that do 10 bit right now. However, I am not aware of any cameras that can record according to BT.2020 color representation at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Can I just go ahead and put my GoPro 5 order in right now?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 6th comment

"and supports DSLR quality photography"

So you are saying it can achieve the shallow depth of field of an A-PSC or Full Frame sensor? I seriously doubt that if a drone is going to carry it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Yes please.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 8th comment
In reply to:

Eric Calabros: and my TV can't even play 60p 4k

Get a new TV.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)

This thing could be a real time astro photographers dream.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 31st comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

I compared the specs for the Canon 7D MKII to the Nikon D500 side by side. The only thing in the specs that the D500 didn’t have or was better than the 7D MKII in was that the D500 lacks a built-in flash. Every other, single thing, on that list the D500 was equal or better than the 7D MKII.

The Canon 7D MKII costs considerably less than the D500 but it really does look like the D500 dominates it in every single area according to the specs.

What I would like to know from Canon users is what is not in the spec lists that the Canon 7D MKII excels at over the D500? There must be something that it can do better other than having a built in flash.

I guess the more important question is “What is Canon going to do next to best the D500?”. It seems unlikely that they are going to exceed these specs in the near future.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Just tell me what the cost is. That is the main thing I want to know.

I am just hoping they don't say something silly like $8000. However, they aren't Canon so that probably won't happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:46 UTC

The SX540 would make a very good lunar camera. The 1080p @ 60 FPS mode would work well for stacking images of the moon to reduce the ripple effect from atmospheric changes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 10th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Just tell me what the cost is. That is the main thing I want to know.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 365th comment | 9 replies
On article CES 2016: Live from the Nikon press conference (76 comments in total)

Canon is watching with Envy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2016: Live from the Nikon press conference (76 comments in total)

"25-30 frames of action in a row and the are all in focus".

That is really easy to do in AFS mode when the subject is in a confined space like on a balance beam. If you are using AFC there then you should probably switch to AFS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:28 UTC as 27th comment
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mpgxsvcd: A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?

Then why in the world would they produce a camera like that and ask people to pay money for it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

I would use a good camera phone over these cameras. Even with a fixed focal length lens you are going to get better video from a good 4K camera phone that allows you to crop much more.

However, I am sure a ton of people will buy these cameras and then never use them because they always forget to charge the batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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