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Photato

Photato

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StevenE: That's nice, but I already resigned myself to wait for the EOS-M4. I probably would have bought the M3 if it had been available here on release, but the specs just make it look old already.

An APS-C version of the A7S is what I want too, even if it has 8MP sensor, that is enough for my needs as long as the Video quality and features are there.
24MP is a drag and makes me hate to shoot raw and all the pixel peepers in the world.

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ProfHankD: The day ML (Magic Lantern) supports this is the day it becomes interesting.

Right now, it looks like a weak competitor to a cheaper two-year-old Sony. Adding ML and dropping price (as happened with the EOS M) could make me buy a small fleet of these for research use (which didn't happen for the original EOS M -- I stopped at one). At least the 11-22mm f/4-5.6 pricing is reasonable... although 11mm on a 1.6X crop isn't really competitive with Sony's 10-18mm f/4 on 1.5X crop.

Yeap the price has to drop and it has to have ML to compensate for the limited Canon features.
Even then, the video would remain inferior to 1080P standard.
Hate the fact the they keep increasing the pixel count at the expense of everything else.
The only thing I like is the tilted screen.
I think I am keeping my M1 for a long time and that is a good thing.
Would probably get the M4 if I have not switched to a different brand.
The future seems to be with Sony, Panasonic, Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 12:01 UTC

Less features, more money, no deal.
Canon looks like is underestimating the competition and the current market reality.
Unofficially the older M1 has more features when using Magic Lantern.
And... my PHONE videos are sharper than this CAMERA videos.
Why I am supposed to buy this again?

Cripple the camera, cripple the market , fire sale, lose revenue.

Perhaps Canon should take a page from Apple. They have no problem selling iPhones at near MRP for the life of the product.
Maybe because they don't cripple their products?
or is it perhaps that their products are enhanced, with better software and features year after year including the older models and people keep buying them.

Oh well, at least the M3 is available in the US market now and that is good thing.
Good luck.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:41 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (240 comments in total)
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Photato: Consumer junk as always with tiny pixels.
Canon S120 with 12MP despite using an older sensor shows the importance of large pixels. Even after considering the sensor size difference, the S120 still comes ahead.
Olympus and Sony, thanks for the carbon emissions and the landfill material.
I can't wait for next year model with even smaller pixels !

Yeah, is a shame because the sensor is the weakest point here.
What a waste.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review article (240 comments in total)

Consumer junk as always with tiny pixels.
Canon S120 with 12MP despite using an older sensor shows the importance of large pixels. Even after considering the sensor size difference, the S120 still comes ahead.
Olympus and Sony, thanks for the carbon emissions and the landfill material.
I can't wait for next year model with even smaller pixels !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled article (72 comments in total)
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Kinda irritating that this came out shortly after I got the Phantom 3 Advanced. This would have worked for my purposes at lower cost. So will they add those additional flying modes (Follow Me, Waypoint Navigation and Point of Interest flight planning) via firmware to our more expensive Phantom 3s?

The P3 Standard cost less and yet has Higher Resolution Video than the P3 Advanced.
Really odd.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
On DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled article (72 comments in total)

Phantom 3 Pro 4K Video
Phantom 3 Advanced 1080P
Phantom 3 Standard 2K

Doenst make sense to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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Photato: Not impressed.
Tiny 20 megapixels crammed in a 1" sensor is definitely consumerish and it shows. Too bad because that spoils what is otherwise a really nice camera.
Sony, let me know when you put 8MP in 1". Like the one you make for Industrial Applications.....You know like the serious stuff for grown ups.

Exactly !
Consumer Product, Consumer Results.
Production Quality ain't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:52 UTC

Not impressed.
Tiny 20 megapixels crammed in a 1" sensor is definitely consumerish and it shows. Too bad because that spoils what is otherwise a really nice camera.
Sony, let me know when you put 8MP in 1". Like the one you make for Industrial Applications.....You know like the serious stuff for grown ups.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:41 UTC as 21st comment | 20 replies

Well deserved !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:37 UTC as 6th comment
On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (453 comments in total)

FF is kind of overkill for the masses.
Sony should consider APS-H instead for best value. There is nothing magical about FF.

The beauty of APS-H is that it is the largest sensor that can be imaged with a single mask bringing costs down and yields up. A cost threshold if you will.

If produced in enough quantities it should be considerably more affordable than FF sensors can ever be.

If not Sony I hope Canon goes that way since they have previous models with that sensor including current experimental ones.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)

Camera bodies as accesories.
In the near future mirrorless bodies are going to be so cheap that most people are going to attach optimized bodies for the task at hand.
This is a good example although i would have gone for the cheapest Fuji body since infrared is niche..
Would be nice if Fuji makes a body for B&W photography. Great for Industrial Sientific and Artistic applications.
Another body optimized for Video/Low Light is a must.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 13:46 UTC as 45th comment

Big pixel power for the win!
6 micron pixels for APS-C is the way to go.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:28 UTC as 71st comment
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Photato: Got really excited until I saw the price. LOL
I wonder what the Megapixel Megalomaniacs are going to say about "just" 2MP for $30,000.

No doubt.
I think this camera underscore the importance of Pixel Size when it comes to Sensitivity.
Still hoping someone makes an APS-C 8MP Camera at a decent price.
Canon's 8MP C300 II is $16,000. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 05:23 UTC

Got really excited until I saw the price. LOL
I wonder what the Megapixel Megalomaniacs are going to say about "just" 2MP for $30,000.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 04:16 UTC as 118th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (481 comments in total)

I think Adobe has been reasonable in the way they have been phasing out CS6. In fact I didn't expect them issuing ACR updates this far.
Not handling native Raw files for future cameras seems to me like a no issue compared with all the capabilities CS6 already has.
Adobe is still leaving a passage for futures Raw processing with the DNG Converter for those sticking with CS6.
Don't hate on DNG. Adobe did an excellent job with Lossy DNG to the point I wish my camera came with that capability.
I hope they come up with alternatives business models since the subscription service doesn't workout for me and others.
Maybe Windows 10 App store could help with that.
The late Steve Jobs favored a model of low prices and high volume with the App Store, it looks like he was right.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 04:10 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1545 comments in total)
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Photato: A pocket full of Imaging Power no doubt
For those that don't need Video there are plenty of better, cheaper options out there.
Personally I need Video as much as Stills but will only pay $1000 if it had a honest to goodness 8MP 1" sensor like Canon C100 or even 12MP like the A7S.
Sony, let me know when you make a 1" Based Camera with large Pixels, then I'll bite

You mean "blurry" video like the new 8MP $16,000 Canon C300 II ?
Canon should hire you so you can tell them how is done. LOL
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1134579-REG/canon_0635c002_eos_c300_mark_ii.html

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1545 comments in total)

A pocket full of Imaging Power no doubt
For those that don't need Video there are plenty of better, cheaper options out there.
Personally I need Video as much as Stills but will only pay $1000 if it had a honest to goodness 8MP 1" sensor like Canon C100 or even 12MP like the A7S.
Sony, let me know when you make a 1" Based Camera with large Pixels, then I'll bite

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 103rd comment | 9 replies
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (316 comments in total)
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KW Phua: 1. External EVF is ok to keep the size down
2. fps still can accept as to be use for travel
3. Slow Len is biggest problem for this camera
4. 4k is good to have, not the mush as many do not has 4k display yet
5. Price is too high.
Give me 400mm with f4, I will give my money.

If you want Video worth of 1080p pixels you need a camera with 4K.
1080P Video in these consumer cameras is encoded using aggressive chroma subsampling which destroy lots of the Chroma resolution. (Joke of the trade)
Likewise, 4K video in consumer cameras is nowhere near real 4K.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (316 comments in total)
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Photato: Does the G3X comes with the Lens Hood or is a separate purchase?

I understand if Canon wants to make money on accesories but $50 for a piece of plastic is outrageous.
The Sony RX10 II Hood is included in the box. Free.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 18:51 UTC
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