Lab D

Lab D

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On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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agnost: The NX1 makes me wish I could afford a third camera system. (Now that's really first-world problem!) The other camera makers would be wise to keep an eye on the rearview mirror as Samsung's lens selection improves -- this is not a complacent company willing to settle for second-best.

Looking at their balance sheets, no Japanese company wants to get in a battle Samsung. They are still hurting from the TV and smartphone sector losses. Samsung only 2 worries are China and Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1199 comments in total)

Dang. Go Samsung.
I bet a lot of Japanese companies are feeling pretty bad about now.
I can't wait to see the Youtube videos with the old Spanish guy laughing and the captions about how their new cameras offer 5-6 FPS and 1080p video.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 253rd comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

This camera may be a total FAIL. It depends how good the 1 inch sensor is. If it is similar to current 1 inch sensors, then the F/5.6 zoom will render the video near useless indoors (at least towards the long end).
The 12 MP jpeg only stills combined with an F/5.6 might yield lower quality images than most P&S cameras with F/2 lenses.

So the camera becomes a limited use camera/camcorder for $2500.

Any like someone else mentioned, what does this camera use to track moving subjects? Please don't say CDAF only. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 14:28 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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AJC Photography: How many people (especially news gathering for (mostly) internet use) ... actually NEED 4K ??? There are a lot of the usual MORONS out here this evening (GMT).

Fanboys and film-maker / shallow DOF / mega enthusiast types with LOTS OF TIME ON THEIR HANDS (both in the field and thereafter at the editing stages) ... This device is CLEARLY not for you !!!

4K let anyone pan and zoom within a frame. It lets you crop 2x and still maintain 1080p as well as add extra stabilization for extra shaky video (like if the person is running).
You could ask who needs greater than 480p with your thinking.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

DPR, honestly, for " people and organizations that have regular need to produce multimedia content, often quickly and with a minimum of gear. Think of a reporter who must rush to the scene of a news story and take still photos for a story on a web site, capture video interviews with eyewitnesses, and live tweet images — all while on the move and on a deadline."

What does the Canon offer to those individuals that is a 'must have' and that the AX100 or FZ1000 (with a variable ND filter) are lacking...and that is worth the extra $1500 in the case of the FZ1000?
I mean 3 FZ1000s all with more useful lenses sounds like a better deal to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 222nd comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: 7 had it? already they pulling our chains?

Well considering it is an FZ1000 with the longer wider aperture lens removed and replaced with a cheaper one and the price tag tripled, I can see people saying they had it. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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AJC Photography: Looks like a BRILLIANT all-round camera/video device to give to people that are NOT mega enthusiasts and 'film-makers' ... Many/most of the very negative comments about 1" sensor size and layout and 'limited' zoom lens / lack of power zoom (and more) = all equally GREAT things to put in the hands of a TV reporter / sports journalist / other multi media people that simply need to put out very very good quality (average) 720P / 1080P or better video ... QUICKLY !!
The fact that it will provide stills or stills from video frames too = a 'no brainer' for a smaller news / sports gathering outfit. Think how discreet it would be in a war zone or to sneak into many environments where something way more massive with all sorts of 'OTT' add-on Meccano look junk = OVERKILL.

I'm convinced it will sell VERY well in fact.

Think of where GoPro has made a certain sector almost it's own. Canon has also cleverly used the same 60/70D, 5DMkII/III and 6D type battery for this device too. Makes sense.

So why would ANYONE AJC mentioned pay 3x more for a camera with a less useful lens over an FZ1000 which has that 1 inch sensor and 5 axis IBIS?
I bet $2400 for camera that's kind of been available for the past year at $800-900 is OVERKILL.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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chbde: To those comparing XC10 and FZ1000: When using the 4K-mode on the Panasonic, only a crop fraction of the sensor is used, resulting in an equivalent focal length of 37-592mm instead of 24-400mm for stills and 1080p video. Also, because the effective sensor area is halved, this may potentially result in a worse low-light performance than the Canon (dependent on the sensor performance of course).

I am pretty sure both are being marketed as hybrid cameras that take RAW stills.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Despite it having the makings of a great Wedding Event camera (we are still using Atmos-backed RX10s) I'm still on the lookout for the mythical RX20 (RX10 Mark II?) before deciding which to go when I go 4K (the low light performance of the FZ1000 was really a problem to us, pity).

Besides, at $2500, I'd rather get another Full Frame...

The most recent rumor says Sony tried to put 4K on an APS body but it crashes constantly and over heated. For internal 4K recording Sony will either need a larger body with something to cool the sensor, or a new sensor that is more energy efficient. Either way, it looks like it will be a long wait since they have to go back to the drawing board.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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chbde: To those comparing XC10 and FZ1000: When using the 4K-mode on the Panasonic, only a crop fraction of the sensor is used, resulting in an equivalent focal length of 37-592mm instead of 24-400mm for stills and 1080p video. Also, because the effective sensor area is halved, this may potentially result in a worse low-light performance than the Canon (dependent on the sensor performance of course).

FZ1000 is closer to 42%, but yes, both are a "fraction".
Does the Canon use a Sony sensor, or will it be crippled for DR at ISO100?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:09 UTC
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theprehistorian: Looks alright to me for what it is. It's a bit of a dog's breakfast at the wide end, and full telephoto lacks acuity, but you can't have everything! Looks a decent enough lens if you really don't know what perspectives you'll need. It's not really my bag of fish, but critical image quality in the portraits is excellent. I'm just not sure superzooms are really in the spirit of the A7 cameras though.

So 24-240 is a 'better' range than '28-300'?
I really hope you are not foolish to say it is 'better' for everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:04 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)

Oooh! "5-axis image stabilization (albeit apparently in HD video capture mode only)"
You can't get THAT on a sub $1000 hybrid still/video camera!

Oh wait...never mind.

And I am sure it comes with OSPDAF or DFD to keep subjects in focus, right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 34th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Despite it having the makings of a great Wedding Event camera (we are still using Atmos-backed RX10s) I'm still on the lookout for the mythical RX20 (RX10 Mark II?) before deciding which to go when I go 4K (the low light performance of the FZ1000 was really a problem to us, pity).

Besides, at $2500, I'd rather get another Full Frame...

Obviously the FZ1000 4k is better than no 4K at all.
I always feel sorry for people who wait for products for which there are not even credible rumors.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)

So this is an FZ1000 with a shorter slower lens, a lower resolution sensor, and most likely lower DR, all for about 3x the price!
Awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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chbde: To those comparing XC10 and FZ1000: When using the 4K-mode on the Panasonic, only a crop fraction of the sensor is used, resulting in an equivalent focal length of 37-592mm instead of 24-400mm for stills and 1080p video. Also, because the effective sensor area is halved, this may potentially result in a worse low-light performance than the Canon (dependent on the sensor performance of course).

A "fraction" of the sensor? Did you know that the XC10 also only uses a "fraction" of the sensor for video?
Also, yes the FZ1000 is stop faster at the long end, but its long end is 592 vs. a paltry 273mm.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "The Nikon D5500 is as close to a 'pocketable' DSLR as you'll find. While it's a bit larger than the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (100D), you can slip the D5500 into a small bag if you're using a compact lens." -DPR

Neither a D5500/SL1 nor a mirrorless camera will fit in my jeans pocket, so they are equally convenient/inconvenient. In both cases, you are using a small camera bag.

Dude quit wearing those 'skinny jeans '.
GM1 + kit zoom or several fast pancake primes fit in my 'normal jeans pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
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tkbslc: Since I am sure someone will say it is too expensive, how much is a high-grade 21mm f1.9 for FF?

Talk about a troll, JACS ( his new id) thinks 21mm and 24mm are the same. LOL!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 03:04 UTC
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tkbslc: Since I am sure someone will say it is too expensive, how much is a high-grade 21mm f1.9 for FF?

21 is a good deal wider than 24mm.
See, you learned something!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)

Worked out well for both sides. Sony made some money and Olympus gave up virtually nothing. I guess investors paid Sony by buying the stock at a higher price, but that means Olympus is now worth a lot more that it was.
The Olympus medical Imaging division is still a cash cow, and investors realize this.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 10th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (755 comments in total)
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Kameo: Can someone elaborate on this line (in the above review):
"...lack of on-sensor phase detection means it's less well suited for use with existing Four Thirds lenses..."
Is this similar to DSLRs' built-in focus motor?

Older 4/3rds lenses were made for PDAF. Their (the lenses) motors do not do well with the constant micro focus adjustments CDAF uses. They are slow and noisy. There are exceptions like the excellent 14-54II zoom.
The E-M1 does support PDAF and focuses the older lenses very quickly and accurately, but this new camera does not.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:46 UTC
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