mpgxsvcd

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Yes please.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)

This thing could be a real time astro photographers dream.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 31st comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 10th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: $49,000 sounds like a reasonable price for a camera with these specs. I could never afford it. However, if I could this camera would be at the top of my list.

My wife is the biggest bread winner in our family so that wouldn't work out well for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 02:39 UTC

$49,000 sounds like a reasonable price for a camera with these specs. I could never afford it. However, if I could this camera would be at the top of my list.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Plastic Flying Toy? REGISTER OR FACE JAIL

Assault Rifle? HAVE A NICE DAY. ENJOY!

America is crazy.

Brian

It seems like enough people think our current government is oppressive. They all have plenty of guns why don't they go ahead and use their constitutional right to overthrow it?

They don't do that because they know it is illegal and they will be killed trying to do it. The 2nd amendment was written with good intentions but in a time that has no resemblance to what the country needs now.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (729 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: For those interested, I've added a small discussion of the 5DS R's mirror/shutter-shock performance relative to the Nikon D810 on the mirror/shutter shock page [here](http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-5ds-sr/9#vsD810). It's not meant to be entirely comprehensive just yet, but it shows some interesting, important comparisons.

Mainly (these launch separate windows with widgets):

1. [5DS R falls behind the D810 in Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObYwhU)
2. [5DS R Silent Drive catches up to D810 Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObYZ3V)
3. [5DS R Silent Drive with IS surpasses D810 Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObZ1sg)
4. [D810 Single Drive with VR falls further behind 5DS R Silent Drive with IS](http://bit.ly/1ObZ47C)
5. [D810 Single Drive with VR *really* falls behind 5DS R Silent Drive with IS at higher shutter speeds](http://bit.ly/1ObZ5Zj)

That last link shows the parasitic interactions between Nikon VR and mirror/shutter shock, which will itself be the topic of a separate article.

Does putting the camera on a sturdy tripod eliminate the effects of shutter shock?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
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