cgarrard

cgarrard

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On Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes article (47 comments in total)
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barry reid: Assume this guy pays DPR for these Advertorials?

And he is Allison- mission accomplished.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
On Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes article (47 comments in total)
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barry reid: Assume this guy pays DPR for these Advertorials?

ass-u-me

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
On Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes article (47 comments in total)
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turvyT: The most changing landscape is the face of anybody.

Only that would be portraiture, not landscape.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes article (47 comments in total)

Now this is good advice by a hard working talented individual. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 9th comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

Exactly Dale, amazes me the lack of filtering posters have here before they post.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Eleson: Hallelujah ...

May I ask DPR if you have pushed the XC10 enough now, or is there more to come?

Eno2- DPR have been clear on many occasions that they are not sponsored by any maker and completely autonomous- how clear do they need to make that to you?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Lanski: I haven't seen this sort of reaction since Adobe launched Creative Cloud, but Adobe weren't asking for $2.5k up front. I know nothing about this product so won't comment on it, but the reaction can't be a good sign. Angry forum posters may not concern someone trying to sell a small monthly subscription fee, but a $2.5k camera... that's going to a much more specific market.

Yep well said - good comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: finally! Canon is listening!
XC10 is like a prosumer Powershot G, albeit with:
1) 4k (built-in cooling for normal everyday 4k length recordings)
2) Tilt/Flip Screen; can operate as a Tilt-Angle EVF (Eye-Loupe included) like pro cine/video cams
3) 1" 12mp sensor pixels sized for low-light rather than higher-res best only in better light
4) Tilt-Grip; like prosumer compact video cams
5) Canon ES-LV (Powershot Exposure Simulation Live View)
6) Built-In sealed integrated compact wide-long zoom lens with ff.fov.eq 24-240mm (eliminates changing lenses for different focal lengths)

Misc: IBIS ... has been around in Powershots since Pro90IS

Missing:
Modular VASS (Vari-Angle Swivel Screen)*
Modular VA-EVF (Vari-Angle EVF)*

*no ... smartphones make for poor ergonomics if serving remote vari-angle swivel viewers (they all lack proper built-in hand controls)

No raw= paper weight for serious still shooters.

LAME.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

Mosc- Nice :) yep! Canon don't want to step on other products toes now... that would be bad.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

Good point Barney, even if I don't like the XC10 I can get why the articles are present :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Always amusing to see the crazy-town League of Canon Hating DPR Bias Conspiracy Theorists out in force. What is with you crack pots? Did Canon steal your lunch money? Dis-arrange your sock drawer? Sprinkle gluten on your rice crackers? Make you have a measles vaccine? Sheesh!

Right- so you didn't label everyone who was critical of Canon a crackpot ... etc?

C

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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BarnET: http://www.eoshd.com/2015/04/canon-struck-raw-evf-and-brighter-zoom-from-xc10-for-cost-reasons/

OUCH!!!

Have a beer bro, you're getting obsessed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (438 comments in total)
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codethought: Thank you for FINALLY doing a review, DP...

We'll I didn't make a dent. No worries though. Moving on! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: cgarrard, I agree with you and it is time for another one of these...
http://petapixel.com/2015/02/13/humor-canon-actually-thinks-dslr-video-revolution/
I am starting to think this is really what Canon believes.

That was exactly what I needed for a friday morning... :). I think Chuck should watch that video :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sJBq0z2Vmu4

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

Ok let me cut them some slack. Canon reduces the price of the camera to $1,199.00 and I'll delete my comments.

:)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:51 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

Where is fake Chuck Westfall when you need him ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:32 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

Options like the built in viewfinder on the FZ1000 with the camera costing $1500.00 less when announced? Fact that it includes raw and the XC10 doesn't? Canon keep your 2 dollar viewfinder, you're 4 dollar card, and 1 dollar remote... and your $2,500.00 XC10.

Admit it Canon, you screwed the pooch on this one. It's too bad that people will still buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:25 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)

Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Always amusing to see the crazy-town League of Canon Hating DPR Bias Conspiracy Theorists out in force. What is with you crack pots? Did Canon steal your lunch money? Dis-arrange your sock drawer? Sprinkle gluten on your rice crackers? Make you have a measles vaccine? Sheesh!

Hey Paul:

"By Paul B Jones (2 hours ago)

Your dislike of Canon is fine but it is your own. Please don't speak on behalf of others. You have no clue what your fellow DPR readers agree or disagree with."

May I suggest you take your own advice about speaking on behalf of others? Calling anyone critical of Canon here a crack pot... etc... just because they are critical doesn't jive with your philosophy. Seems biased to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (321 comments in total)
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Eleson: Hallelujah ...

May I ask DPR if you have pushed the XC10 enough now, or is there more to come?

To be fair, I rather liked that DPR posted this interview. It was a nice way to see just how far Canon would go to cover up some very obvious things... its an overpriced, intentionally crippled product that has almost no advantages to competitor's products that cost much less.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
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