monkeybrain

monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 13, 2012

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On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (160 comments in total)
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shademaster: It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

Barney, but wouldn't you agree it's a bit like knocking a Ford Escort for not being an SUV? I think you are quite right to criticise the viewability of the screen in sunlight though, something which all the camera makers should be trying to better but don't really.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (160 comments in total)
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shademaster: It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

ttran88, no the NX50 will almost certainly follow the pattern of the NX10, NX20, and NX30, i.e. small dslr style design with integrated EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:40 UTC
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photogeek: They're a year from shipping and the only thing they have is a render? Good luck with that.

If you read the story, "A prototype model that shoots only Raw files is being tested at the moment"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
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dharma108: Much as I really like Sony's recent entries into the FF and ASP-C market, I would be a little concerned if I was heavily invested in Sony camera equipment. They are now also not producing computers anymore--What's next?

It's fine. I mean, DPReview just put up a Sony video and everything!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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monkeybrain: So what is the video department if it is not connected to its imaging division?

But it also says they're not selling off TVs yet. So the video department is just BR players? Would be odd if videocameras are not part of imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:03 UTC

So what is the video department if it is not connected to its imaging division?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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crashpc: No new breathtaking sensor? Whuh, it seems that we´re stuck at 24Mpx for APS-C and 50Mpx for FF. :-(

28MP for APSC, remember - Samsung's latest sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Sadly it's noise is still going to be far higher than in Canon & Nikon + Sony, wish it weren't so but they always are more behind than even Canon and that's saying something.

Surely they'd use a Sony sensor? And they're not behind in medium format image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
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Randy Veeman: For those who said Canon mirrorless is doing well in Japan, here you go. They are outselling Fuji, Pentax and Nikon.
http://petapixel.com/2015/01/31/graph-mirrorless-camera-industry-japan-changed-2014/

I think this proves that the M3 will also sell well and probably expand the mirrorless segment. There are no doubt those people who equate proper camera with Canon so this makes mirrorless look more serious.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
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maverick786us: Why would someone spend 3300$ for just taking stellar photography, when its not meant for normal phorography?

Yes, that is the point of the camera. It's like saying, "why can't I use this screwdriver to hammer this nail?"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
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The Squire: I've been looking for panno software that will work from 4k video. This could be it... Anyone tried it with 100Mbps MP4s from GH4/LX100 yet?

It's been reported as working with the 4K from the Samsung NX1, producing quite acceptable panos.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)
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crashpc: They´re gonna loose it. When I saw how ISO speed settings is burried in menus, I laughed so hard....

I really don't follow you. Pressing the ISO button does not bring up the menu you see displayed here. The ISO button will bring up a quick menu overlayed over the liveview. The ISO menu displayed here would only be seen when you pressed the 'Menu' button that takes you to the master menu of options (where everything can be changed). The interface of the NX cameras is the best interface that Samsung produce on any of their products (far nicer than the Touchwiz interface they put on their phones for example) and easily one of the best interfaces on a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)
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crashpc: They´re gonna loose it. When I saw how ISO speed settings is burried in menus, I laughed so hard....

Buried in menus? I assume you saw the button on the back that says 'ISO'? Pressing said button brings up an ISO menu! This is different to other cameras how?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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badi: 7 years to go....

Joke aside... it's a bit sad when you realize the pace these science projects advance... i mean, ok, it is a big project...but 7 years to build... is only one guy building and caring the bricks on the mountain or what...

chrisnfolsom, spacecraft cameras have to withstand the rigours of space, i.e. the radiation, that would destroy normal cameras. Engineering the camera to withstand these conditions takes a lot of time and that is why the cameras used lag behind today's consumer cameras in terms of MPs etc. Also consider that transmitting massive megapixel images through space would take a great deal of time and so is perhaps not worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:02 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (315 comments in total)
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mailman88: It's simple Canon, build a camera noise free at 6400 ISO, fastest AF in the business and sell it under $1700....then you'll own the camera world.

Canon already do pretty much own the camera world. Their lack of performance in some areas (high ISO, dynamic range, mirrorless offering) probably only makes a small dent in sales. Their interchangeable lens camera sales remained flat, notice, not decreased. Canon's overall camera sales are down because of the continued growth of smartphones. I'm no Canon fanboy, but you surely must realise that Canon's deficiencies do not affect the majority of sales (most of their DSLR buyers probably don't even know what ISO is).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
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Cheng Bao: Should it be called CES 2015?

'checks' for banking are spelt 'cheques' in the UK (same pronunciation). Although they're basically obsolete over here now anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
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crashpc: I´m pretty certain that NOBODY around me will buy Samsung mirrorless in three years. How do they want to do "that"? :-D

Completely agree with Olymore. American and European markets offer some brand prestige but success rests on sales in Asia.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

To the OP, I've seen as many Samsung mirroless in the hands of tourists in Edinburgh as other mirrorless brands. The most common type of camera to see is probably the superzoom compact though. DSLRs certainly outnumber mirrorless there as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
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Snikt228: Has anyone ever seen a Samsung ILC camera in the wild?

pannumon, Samsung have recently invested in creating at least one large sensor fab. Advances made by NX can also benefit the rest of the mobile division and vice versa. There's clearly some serious investment going in.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
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Cheng Bao: Should it be called CES 2015?

'checks', Barney? You've been in the States too long!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:38 UTC
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