PIX 2015
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mpgxsvcd

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mpgxsvcd: It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

@rrccad

Go check my comments on the T6i/T6s review. Those aren’t negative at all. I think they actually got more right than wrong with the T6i/T6s. For other cameras it is a different story.

Yes I am hard on them when I really think they are not producing a good product. However, when they produce I can also praise them. Either way I do feel that I give them a fair shake.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)

The HDR video is intriguing even with its limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I never understand why the top LCD screen is a good thing. I have used many many different models, and prefer looking at the settings in the rear LCD, isn't that a more convenient location???

I agree as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)

Honestly,

I would have to argue that the T6i has better high ISO performance than the Nikon D5500 right through to ISO 12,800. I understand its dynamic range is less. However, if you aren’t planning on editing these files, which is the case for the majority of rebel users, then good high ISO performance would be more important than high dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 110th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)

The only thing really disappointing to me is the Auto ISO implementation. These rebels are meant for the point and shoot crowd that wants better pictures but still wants to “point and shoot”. The fact that this camera won’t let you set a low shutter speed limit and no exposure compensation in manual mode with Auto ISO makes it hard to sell to point and shoot users.

To be fair neither Olympus nor Panasonic offer a good solution for this even in their most expensive cameras. However, the higher end Canon cameras have excellent capabilities with respect to Auto ISO control. It baffles me why those weren’t included on these rebel cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:06 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)
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brntoki: Does it have weather sealing? Or, should I say, weather sealing that Sony will stand by? If not, a whole lot of people who otherwise would, will not be plopping down their money for this.

Nice specs! But does it have nice specs in the rain?

Most "weather proof" cameras have enough disclaimers that the company can deny warranty repair for pretty much any reason they choose.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 10:57 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

"WTF does that have to do with a gps firmware announcement?"

It just shows that Canon is more worried about having GPS in their camera than 4K video, or high ISO, or better dynamic range....etc.

They were literally waiting for the GPS functionality to work before they released the camera. That is what took them so long to finally start shipping the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:56 UTC

That is a great write up. This feature has changed the way I shoot since I got it in my GH4 and LX100.

Everyone else struggles to get the one moment when all of the subjects are looking in the right direction. With stills from video I can give myself the best opportunity to get the shot I want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 44th comment

It seems like it has been almost ¼ of a year since the 5Ds was announced and it isn’t even available yet. I am not sure how many cameras you can sell if you don’t even ship them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies

BOOM! Take that Sony! Canon has GPS for their flagship Full Frame DSLR. Everyone knows that GPS is the single most important thing you can possibly have for taking pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 16th comment | 16 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)

Canon better rethink the 5Ds launch price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:46 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: From the video perspective: Why cripple a camera of this spec with the crappy XAVC-S codec? Should at least be XAVC long GOP, with 4:2:2 10-bit and higher bit rate options. Agh!

"From the video perspective: Why cripple a camera of this spec with the crappy XAVC-S codec? Should at least be XAVC long GOP, with 4:2:2 10-bit and higher bit rate options. Agh!"

You are right, since every other camera on the market today has those specs, right?

..........Oh wait a minute. Almost no cameras today have those specs and the ones that do are a whole lot more expensive than any of us would ever dream about spending.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)

I am confident that Nikon can figure out a way to make a DSLR in the future that rivals this camera at least in stills performance. I have no confidence whatsoever than Canon can do the same.

It almost seems like Canon thought the 5D MKII was the “end all be all” and so they stopped trying to make a camera that was exceptionally better than it. Sony is happy to pick up where they left off back in 2008.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 117th comment | 22 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. :)

"Exactly. If it can subject track with Canon lenses, it might be the only body available that can do so, well. ;)"

That is really sad if a Sony camera can focus better with a Canon lens than a Canon camera can with that very same Canon lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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Eleson: I'll take the XC10 instead ...

Said no one ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

And they added about $10,000 worth of features by Canon's calculations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)

Sony just added several hundred lenses to their lineup and they all have Canon written on them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 243rd comment | 4 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)

“One of the most impressive features of the a7R II is its autofocus system. 399 phase-detection AF points cover 45% of the frame, which means over 60% coverage in either horizontal or vertical directions in the frame. That gives it more coverage than any full-frame camera out there. And we're told that PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters. This is potentially a huge deal - especially for Canon users. “

This should absolutely terrify Canon. I wouldn’t be surprised if they figure out a way to stop this from happening. Maybe a firmware update to prevent their lenses from working with other manufacturer’s bodies. They could hide it under the guise that it improves auto focus speed with their own cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 231st comment | 11 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)
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PazinBoise: I wager that this will become for Sony with the 5DII was for Canon. This should get many pros/amateurs who were on the fence to jump thanks to fairly complete feature set.

The next iteration (A7R3?) will then be the real jewel for Sony much like the the 5DIII was for Canon. I imagine when that camera comes out we will see AF on par with DSLRs and all the new feature they have added now will be refined.

The 5DMKII was great but the 5DIII was no jewel. More like a lump of coal.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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sunjester: Sony is swinging for the fence. Well done!

No, they didn't even need to swing. Nikon hit them with the pitch, Olympus took a "No Show", Hasselblad committed too many errors, and Canon just simply "Balked in the winning run".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
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