mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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There is not a lot to dislike about this camera. In fact I couldn't find anything I didn't like about it at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:56 UTC as 18th comment

I hope that one day someone makes a 1 inch sensor 24-240mm F1.4-F2.8 11 megapixel camera with multi-aspect ratio 4K @ 60 FPS video recording. I would pay whatever the asking price was for that camera regardless of its size.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

1/2.3" sensor @ 720mm and F6.4. I would argue that no "Outstanding Quality Picture" could ever come from that combination of settings.

15x is plenty. 25x is the max I would ever entertain and only if it is at a decent focal ratio.

I hope one day this race to see who can build the smallest chip, longest zoom, slowest lens camera will end. It is pointless and without merit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:54 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review post (86 comments in total)

I got my Note 4 on day one and I wouldn’t trade it for any other phone. It just works and works great for everything I want to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 19:18 UTC as 27th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Well this is a disappointing announcement. No log functions or AF improvements. No Auto ISO in manual movie mode. Those are all things that can be easily done in software and all GH4 customers want it.

Instead they give us something that the vast majority of GH4 customers can't use.

Oh well. I guess I will just have to wait even longer for a useful GH4 update.

These aren't new features. These are defects that shouldn't have been missed in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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Damien Demolder: For me, the more exciting bit is having 1/16,000sec silent shutter for stills.

This was always advertised as being available on the GH4. I wonder what took them so long? It was available on the Lx100 right from the start.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

That is better than nothing... I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 20th comment

Well this is a disappointing announcement. No log functions or AF improvements. No Auto ISO in manual movie mode. Those are all things that can be easily done in software and all GH4 customers want it.

Instead they give us something that the vast majority of GH4 customers can't use.

Oh well. I guess I will just have to wait even longer for a useful GH4 update.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: This camera has been delayed until May 10th now. Nothing like announcing a camera almost 3 months before it will actually ship. If it even ships then.

The date has been changing the whole time. However, that is correct that at this time Amazon expects to have them in before the end of the month. Only time will tell if that is accurate or not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: First off Great interview. Secondly, great responses. I was not a huge Nikon fan but I respected their products. However, after this interview I can truly see how dedicated they are to their customers.

This is in stark contrast to the last Canon interview where they basically said F.U. we are better than everyone else and if you don't like it then we don't care.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Canon is doomed simply because of their attitude towards their customers. I know their downfall won't happen anytime soon but it will happen one day unless they adopt a great attitude like Nikon demonstrated in this interview.

I really hope that they keep developing the 1 series. I really liked their most recent iteration of that camera. Give it a few more iterations and I think they might actually be able to gain some traction in the mirrorless world.

"Their 5DS models will sell very well."

If they actually ever release it. I think it is still several months from being released after waiting a couple of months already.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:38 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

I trust that the Panasonic 4K camcorder that will be announced today will get similar attention from Dpreview, right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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Gesture: Thanks. Not an easy interview to edit. I'm glad you are presenting viewpoints/insights at the end of the formal interviews.

There definitely were some "Rishi" questions in there. He never "pulls any punches" and he isn't afraid to ask the "uncomfortable questions".

Keep up the great work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:33 UTC

First off Great interview. Secondly, great responses. I was not a huge Nikon fan but I respected their products. However, after this interview I can truly see how dedicated they are to their customers.

This is in stark contrast to the last Canon interview where they basically said F.U. we are better than everyone else and if you don't like it then we don't care.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Canon is doomed simply because of their attitude towards their customers. I know their downfall won't happen anytime soon but it will happen one day unless they adopt a great attitude like Nikon demonstrated in this interview.

I really hope that they keep developing the 1 series. I really liked their most recent iteration of that camera. Give it a few more iterations and I think they might actually be able to gain some traction in the mirrorless world.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 114th comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

One simple question to Dpreview. With hindsight at your disposal would you still have produced this opinion piece or would you just have left it at the press release and moved on? Basically, was it worth the effort to produce this article in your opinion?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 55th comment | 8 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

The issue I have with this article is that Dpreview spent so much time explaining and defending this this camera. There are so many other cameras that never get discussed even though they would be more appealing to the Dpreview audience.

I am guessing that the GoPro cameras would be more appealing to the Dpreview audience than this camera was.

Simply put. ENG users are an insignificant portion of the dpreview audience. So why did Dpreview dedicate so much time and resources to this camera?

The Red cameras are great cameras for their intended audience but Dpreview never gives them more than a passing glance.

So why give this camera the time of day? Is it simply because Canon made it and Dpreview typically covers all of the cameras that even remotely resemble a still camera from Canon? They do the same for Nikon, Sony, and M4/3s so that is fine in my opinion. However, I think this camera has already garnered more attention than it deserves from Dpreview and their audience.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Could you define "convergence" as opposed to "Hybrid"please. I fail to see the difference at the moment.

"Ergonomics and video features like built-in ND filter, one button auto focus, peaking and zebra display make this camera different."

You are right because the GH4 doesn’t have any of those things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)

I am so glad the "ISO-invariance" section has been added to the reviews. That is some great information that we didn't have before and I really haven't seen discussed in other sites.

Do we have Rishi to thank for that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 21:01 UTC as 247th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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rallyfan: It could very well be that few people will buy a single copy of this device, but many organisations will buy 10 or 20 copies. I think Canon may be to video equipment what IBM used to be to computer equipment: Nobody ever got fired buying IBM, the saying went, and so maybe today nobody ever got fired buying Canon. They're "safe" for the guy signing the purchase order.

Whether the product is innovative may not actually matter as much as the label. Canon may use the tech seen here, in an evolved form, in future cams or camcorders or whatever -- including suppositories... What matters is they may be filling a line item on any number of purchase orders etc.

Meanwhile, DPR killed several birds with one stone by running several pieces on the device: the anticipated responses to the claims here generated site traffic; Canonisti arrived to defend the indefensible, somebody at Amazon might be happily counting clicks, and in the final analysis, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

I get that Canon isn’t excited about it but why does Amazon care? I thought they were supposed to be impartial? If consumers don’t like the Canon product then they will just buy something else. In the end Amazon will still sell them a product.

Or do you think Amazon would rather have a successful Canon product than a successful Panasonic product because the volume of sales of Canon products are so much greater than everyone else's products….. at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I understand the argument that someone shooting ENG could want 4:2:2 and extremely high bit rates to satisfy a broadcast station requirement. However, what are they doing now if that requirement exists today? Have you ever had ENG footage rejected because it wasn’t 4:2:2? No cameras in this price range shoot 4K 4:2:2 internally right now. So does that mean that 4K is not used at all for ENG shooting?

In reality I am not sure that ENG shooters are even ready for 4K. It would be nearly impossible to transfer native 4K files with these high bit rates from the field. They would certainly have to transcode it down to heavily compressed 1080p at the very least. Then the benefit of high bit rate 4K would be lost.

Also the viewfinder is essential for outdoor field work like this. With the large viewfinder in place this camera is not small anymore. In addition the viewfinder appears to be attached to the LCD screen. That really does not look to be very durable at all.

Thanks. I didn’t look at it that way at first. Now I see how both things could be useful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Could you define "convergence" as opposed to "Hybrid"please. I fail to see the difference at the moment.

Thank you Barney. Finally I understand what you guys are trying to say. After going back and reading it I see what you meant. I get it now.

In your mind it is the first camera to converge video and stills together with equal emphasis. I get that it does that. However, I am struggling to see that it is the first to do that.

The FZ1000 and the GH4 both introduced the photo from video mode for Panasonic. That truly is the epitome of a hybrid or converged camera to me. That mode gives you the ability to record great 4K video with control of resolution, aspect ratio, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO while maintaining the ability to extract stills with superb image quality.

Does this new Canon camera offer a mode like Panasonic’s photo from video mode? In my opinion it isn’t a converged camera without that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
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