photohounds: Interesting, Olympus was also working on 2 variations of this idea at the same time.
Theirs are called Focus Bracketing and Automatic Focus Stacking (it happens in-camera and the original shots are also kept as separate files).
They went public a couple of months ago.MFT - more useful every day!
I am fully aware of diffraction limits, depth of field differences, smaller sensor sizes and noise. But very very few people are pixel peepers; 99.99% of people don't care. And as for pixel count, I don't know anyone who has a 20 megapixel monitor!
wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.
there was a time that 35mm was mocked for being a toy format, just for family snaps, and medium format was the only true "pro".
technology has advanced where todays m4/3rds sensors are far better than the 35mm sensors of a few years ago, and more than good enough for the majority of users - the limit has become the skill of the photographer. Do you really believe that lugging round a camera that weighs four times as much as an m4/3rds is the way to prove you're a pro and make you a better photographer?
wakaba, if you're not a troll, them facts and history are not your strength.35mm film was originally very much an amateur "toy" format. Better technology eventually made it acceptable as a "pro" format.
much like the audio cassette was never invented for HiFi purposes, but technology allowed it to become so.
35mm is not full frame.Why not go to a true full frame camera - a plate camera - where the photo plate is the size of the actual final print hence full frame.
Phhhht. You and your legacy cameras. There would have been a time you'd have been lugging around a medium format camera and mocking 35mm amateur cameras as toys.
I have been wondering why Apple couldn't/wouldn't do this before. Perhaps Samsung did a deal with Wacom to license their patents for active pen technology and no-one else could? The Samsung S-Pen stylus doesn't need batteries, whereas the iStylus (er, Apple Pencil) does, as does the Surface's pen.
Perhaps some patents have now expired which allowed Apple to finally do this?
I was thinking that something like this would be a good replacement for a dashcam - capture everything around you, not just in front
RichRMA: Be nice if all these wireless implementations in cameras and cards would work as easily as with a phone or tablet. I don't even use the Olympus version because it's such a operationally flawed product.
A friend of mine has a Nikon D5300 with wifi, and he say's it's much the same but worse, he never bothers with it.
At least the Panasonic app mostly works.
I find the WiFi in the Pansonic G6 isn't all that well thought out. It's often easier to use a USB OTG adaptor for my phone and an SD card reader, than to fire up the Panasonic App, if I want to transfer photos.The remote control function works well, but sometimes getting the initial connection doesn't work.
It seems crazy that a European Union ruling designed to protect VCR manufacturers decades ago is giving digital camera makers headaches even today. Madness, it's just ****ing madness.
sh10453: Duh, what is new here? Didn't we know about jpg's lossy compression back in the 1990s?Upload the same original (lossless) PNG file a thousand times, and it will look like the first picture in this matrix, after one conversion/compression.
Even photo editors save a jpg file at 85% quality, unless you change the defaults. I made a presentation about this back in 2000 to show photographers what happens if you keep saving an image using a photo editor, and showed the image quality after 10, 20, ..., and 50 saves (at the default 85% compression).
Download the first jpg file from Instagram, and then upload it, it will be compressed again, now a 2nd compression. So now you have 85% of the first 85% of the original PNG file, which is now at 72.25% of the original quality.Keep repeating the process, and you can do the math. 1.06% of original quality after 28 times!Here I assumed Instagram compresses at 85% of the original quality.
It's amusing though if you are bored.
are there people who don't know you can do lossless jpeg rotation and cropping?
bernardly: That's why you're supposed to use RAW format.
Counting down till Apple patent this and claimed they invented it
gLOWx: If you cumulate all IDGAF votes in the last DPR poll about M3, you get 80%USA or not, it is a failure. I'm European, i love mirrorless concept (even if i love OVF pentaprism too).And frankly, Canon or Nikon are my last interest in mirrorless world.Give me a Sony, Fuji, Pana or Oly. May be even a Samsung.They don't pretend to take mirrorless seriously : they do it.
IvanM, it's the people who buy a brand with no reason for it over whom I shake my head in wonder. Sure, it's their choice, their money, but why not buy a camera more suitable.It seems like you have good reasons to choose Canon, and I am not saying don't buy Canon, because generally Canon and Nikon make fine cameras.
CNY_AP: Saw it on ebay (I think from Japan), so we could buy one, but not sure if it's NTCS and 30FPS or 25FPS. M2 is on ebay too, of course.
@abrasivereducerNot so, Panasonic have restricted their lesser models to be either 25/50fps or 30/60fps, if you want the full set you have to buy the "pro" GH units. It's purely market segmentation of course.
ignore the brand, and buy the camera because it's the right one for your intended use. Decide what features you need and work out what compromises you are happy with, e.g. price, size, weight, lens range, features, etc. Then pick the camera that suits...If you need a 35mm sensor DSLR, get one. If a superzoom bridge works best for you, get one of those. Only once you know what kind, look at the models from the different manufacturers, and don't be a slave to branding by feeling the need to make some sort of lifestyle statement.
cdembrey: Over priced—a Sony α5100 is $448.00 and a Sony α6000 is $548.00 vs $679.00 for the Canon M3 (all body only).
I can buy an α5100, plus Sigma 19mm f/2.8 les for less than the M3 body.
Selling all my Canon SLRs DSLRs, lenses etc still seems like a good decision.
my point is that buying into the EOS M series is not a cheap alternative to a full DSLR, and is somewhat of a dead end when it comes to M specific lense.you can buy a Rebel T5 for $400 with a lens on Amazon, leaving you with $180.
@67gtonrI have many thoughts about people who automatically rule out anything without a Canon or Nikon badge, and none of them are particularly positive.
Jim: Given that the utility of the M's compactness is negated by all but the smallest lenses it can mount, you might as well have a Rebel or full frame body. If compactness is a priority, an SL1, G3X or G1X/G1X II might make much more sense overall. I don't get the entire M series at all. It seems to be a solution in search of a problem.
I suspect someone in Canon's marketing department said "we need to produce a MILC" and was given just enough budget to produce one body and a couple of lenses. And it was just successful enough to get a second and a third revision, to make up for the fact that the first version got reviews which suggested Canon hadn't really tried very hard.