kapanak

kapanak

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On Canon EOS M Preview preview (551 comments in total)
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Jokica: Can someone justify price difference between Canon EOS M (with18-55) and Sony NEX-5n (with18-55)?
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Battery Life (CIPA) 230 ?

NEX-5N has not come down in price, because it is still selling. Unlike most lower end Canon products, which consumers buy today, and sell on Craigslist for 30% less 6 months later.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:07 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (551 comments in total)
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highwave: Dpreview guys

As always I love your work and very much appreciated

But I sure wish you included side by side shots with competitors and even SLRs like you usually do.

Thanks overall though.

These are all Canon provided press shots. Dpreview doesn't have their "production" sample yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:06 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (551 comments in total)
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Terence Kearns: Does anyone know what the video recording bitrate will be on this thing?

Exactly the same as the 650D.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:04 UTC
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Louis_Dobson: Silly me. I was just wondering why Samyang were wasting their time making lenses for a dead system that has no lenses when the penny dropped...

I hope that was sarcasm. Otherwise, you are severely ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 18:06 UTC
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io_bg: 18-135 for $550? lol... the Nikon 18-105 is slightly better optically and costs almost twice less.

Half as much ... not twice less ... >_>

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:49 UTC
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ExtremeTruth: Finally Canon got with it! They were WAY too slow to get on the continuous AF bandwagon. As for the touch screen, that's more of a gimmick. I used to be thrilled when I heard cameras were having touch screen LCDs (years ago, Canon also slow on that one), but really it is not a great thing because you find yourself changing settings when you don't mean to, or setting the spot focus on a different part than you meant to. It should be interesting to see what the image quality will be like, as I've had the XT, T1i, and the T2i and all had too much noise. I hope this has improved on the T4i. I am anxious to get my hands on one when it is for sale.

Wait wait ... They were very slow? What other camera except the Nikon 1 can you name with ON SENSOR Phase Detect/Hybrid AF?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:46 UTC
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da5nsy: Help me out guys:

So pixel pitch is 1.4um right? 1.4um * 7728 = 10.8192mm
1/1.2 = 0.83
0.83'' = 21.1667mm
10.8192mm≠21.1667mm

What are we thinking? It would seem rather odd to have so much dead space on the sensor unless there was something else going on in there right? Have I done my maths right?

I believe there is also digital stabilization akin to video camcorders.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2012 at 18:43 UTC
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Azimuth46: Regarding the 1Dx they are trying to cope with the performance of Nikon D4. It's evident, mostly coz of the Olympics this summer.

For the sake of repetition:

Be assured that those who will need it for the Olympics, will get it before the Olympics. Canon is a major sponsor ... no way the journalist photographers and others who use it wouldn't have Canon's latest and greatest on hand. It is the rest of the Canon users who need the 1DX that may need to wait ... and wait they shall. :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 23:49 UTC
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Biowizard: OMG, reading these posts would make one think the ONLY purpose of a Pro DSLR was to take pictures of people running round a track. Thankfully, the rest of the world is still out there, and will enjoy these cameras when they finally appear.

Brian

Be assured that those who will need it for the Olympics, will get it before the Olympics. Canon is a major sponsor ... no way the journalist photographers and others who use it wouldn't have Canon's latest and greatest on hand. It is the rest of the Canon users who need the 1DX that may need to wait ... and wait they shall. :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
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rhlpetrus: I still don't get this 4K thing. No TV sets yet, and likely downresing to 2K will lose the added definition. Movie makers, maybe, but I can't say anything about that.

What you fail to realize is that many broadcasting companies and studios were shooting 720p HD and 1080p HD long before 1080p TV panels became mainstream. It is about preparing for the inevitable future.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 18:28 UTC
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: 4k... For how many minutes?

This is a primarily video oriented product. I am sure Canon pays their little extra taxes to Europe to allow more than 30 minutes recording =P ... Then again, you have as long as your two CF cards allow you to record ... unless you are grabbing off the HDMI to an external recorder ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review article (374 comments in total)
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kapanak: Foveon sensor tech is constantly evolving. I expect Sigma to introduce a FF Foveon sensor in the 30-something X3 range, giving a resolution of 100 MP in a few years, at which point, if the Low ISO performance stays the same or improves on what it can do already, it would make a camera with such sensor a perfect, and, most likely, much cheaper alternative to the likes of PhaseOne high megapixel backs.

Exactly. Bayer sensors are dependent not only on the quality of the sensor, but on the processing power and algorithms involved. Clearly, the lack of artifacts that even the most advanced Bayer sensors show, as well as the total lack of need for a anti-aliasing filter, the absolute colour accuracy and lack of any moire or false colours of the Foveon sensor is highly appealing to many professionals and studios. If and when Sigma introduces a high resolution, larger sensor as I hypothesized above, and if Sigma can keep the costs below a certain astronomical number, accompanied by worthy lenses, many will be interested.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 01:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review article (374 comments in total)

Foveon sensor tech is constantly evolving. I expect Sigma to introduce a FF Foveon sensor in the 30-something X3 range, giving a resolution of 100 MP in a few years, at which point, if the Low ISO performance stays the same or improves on what it can do already, it would make a camera with such sensor a perfect, and, most likely, much cheaper alternative to the likes of PhaseOne high megapixel backs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:49 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies
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Jogger: Why are there so many complaints. This is an entry level camera, the person who walks into BB looking for a camera isnt going to care about half the stuff people are talking about. T

he only issue i see is the price, which is not competitive in 2012.

Yes, but the price is quite high for a minor update that is supposed to be for consumers and entry level photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 00:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video article (309 comments in total)
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Alizarine: I used to think how an interesting technology this is until I viewed the samples and realized how little I can do with this camera's output.

I'd rather a camera that can take auto-GIFs or like short clips to make "moving photos" that can be easily used in various social networking or online publication sites/apps. That would be more entertaining than refocusing.

Already available with the Nikon 1 series ... the moving pictures gimmick ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:16 UTC

Why anyone ever paid $600 for this camera is really beyond me ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2012 at 03:03 UTC as 155th comment
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Graystar: Hmmm...30MP crop sensor for $2300 or 36MP full-frame for (what should end up selling at) $2700...I think I'll go with a D800.

Sorry Sigma...still too little...and way, way too late.

No. It is actually a 46 mpx crop sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:55 UTC

I would hazard a guess and say that the connector on the adapter is for firmware updates to the adapter.

Would that mean AF is not outside the realm of possibility with future firmwares?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 22:20 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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