G Sciorio

G Sciorio

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Aug 30, 2012


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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (99 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I wish phone company stop trying to make the camera on their phone more "camera like" with the big "lens mount". This phone and plenty others have design that tried to make the camera more serious by making the camera cover/lens/mount bigger, completely outsized for the actual camera module's size. Take a look at HTC M9 and Samsung S6, the actual transparent opening for the camera is 1/8 the size of the cover glass.

The IQ is about the same as the Lumix FZ1000 so pretty good! I'm waiting until Lollipop to get something online about the CM1 which will be very soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (99 comments in total)
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Markol: For the price the omissions are too many: no xenon flash and a mediocre LED solution, no OIS!!!, ghosting in HDR photos- the last 2 are things my old Nexus 5 does really well and which I use all the time, I can't imagine spending 900€ for a phone which does not have (or implement inadequately) these by now must have features. 4K with 15fps is useless to me. With all the rest I could live but there are too many weighty cons.
What a pity, I've waited for this since the day it was announced.
Even without these shortcomings it'd be a niche product, with them it's a phone compared to which the 808 will be considered a tremendous success.

Don't write off a feature until you've tried it fully. I didn't think I'd like the 4K Pre Burst but now I use it daily. It's an amazing way to take photos, being able to rewind and advance time and pick the perfect frame.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: “The Canon XC10 may be the first true 'convergence' camera.”

If you have your head buried in the sand and don’t realize that the FZ1000 came out last year for 1/3 the price.

Keep on posting mpgxsvcd. Since Phil started Dpreview years ago it's been a site biased to Canon. You're not trolling. Just calling out Dpreview as you should.

The XC10 is a decent all in one and I'm certain the video will look good but will it be worth the extra $1500 over the FZ1000? I doubt it.

Three posts in one day on a camera like this? For real? Where's the love for the GH4 which is a camera designed for pros to shoot hybrid media(that's what the H in the GH series stands for)??

And the XC10 in a drone means that someone has to make a gimbal for it which costs upwards of $500,000 to develop so I doubt we're going to see the XC10 take to the sky anytime soon.

The Lumix CM1 is more cutting edge than this. It also has a 1" sensor and is a connected camera...so if ENG wants to do something like a live broadcast via Periscope with a high quality sensor the CM1 would do it and for the price?? One could get the CM1 and mount it on top of a GH4 kit.

Dpreview is out of touch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:00 UTC
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

It's a beautiful lens. Shame they don't make one with a native M43 mount. I ended up buying the parts and built my own which cost me about $150 and a few days of time. Mine is not as pretty, nor does it have aperture control but the bokeh rocks like nothing else.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 00:45 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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gskolenda: No Headphone port! No Audio input levels! Bad decision Panasonic!

4K is a super luxury feature that not many will use. But needing audio input levels, and a headphone jack will be missed by many and will slow the sales of this camera when compared to the Sony RX10. Also, RX10 has a way better lens! faster always wins over reach 90% of the time! No ND filters. No full sensor scan!

It needs to be cheaper!

Audio levels can be adjusted in camera

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
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Bill Rees: Apparently, we still haven't moved on from the incessant whining regarding the Adobe's subscription. The haters need to move on.

Exactly. If any "pro" can't afford $49 a month for their key tools they should look into other career options. If a hobby shooter can't afford $10 a month find a new hobby.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
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stratplaya: The vast majority of hardware can't handle 4K video decently. It'll be years for it to catch on, as with 1080p HD.

I've been editing 4K just fine on my 2011 MacPro and MacBook Pro retina. Won't be years just a trip to the apple store and some ram.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 02:30 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (815 comments in total)

Small body with a larger sensor means larger lenses. If the majority of the weight and bulk is in the optics...and if there are so few native lenses I don't see any major advantage over a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:53 UTC as 212th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DSLR is just a transition technology from film to digital. Mirrorless (or better CSC) is the only future, even Canon and Nikon have to admit that sooner or later.
In 2013 mirrorless already took the crown in picture quality and equaled in sensor size (A7r) and 100% replaced the OVF (A7, E-M1).
In 2014 video and AF are the last things that mirrorless will fully catch up and overtake the DSLR (actually I think AF is already better today because accuracy is more important than the last 1\100 of second a DSLR might be quicker).
In 2015 CSC will surpass DSLR in market share, in another 3 years the DSLR as it exists today will probably be reduced to one pro FF body and one crop body per brand for some people who still prefer an OVF. The actual only other reason to do that is to serve people bodies for all the the lenses they still have. But most will adapt then to a CSC (without the advantage of having a smaller system).
Finally in 2050 Nikon is going to release the DF mkII. It's basically the same thing but it has a video button to record 1080/30p.

EVF's will replace OVF. The mirror is the final pice of the analog camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: According to eoshd.com, the GH4 will cost $1,999 and the Interface Unit will cost the same.
As it happens I ordered a GH3 today (the whole kit), and I 'm having mixed feelings now. For what I do, I don't need 4K (right now) and I certainly don't have the funds for a 4K capable editing station and the expensive memory cards and storage etc.
What do you think, should I send back the GH3?

Keep the GH3. It's still hella awesome. I just shot an assignment with it this week. The video quality is just as good as the GH4 in 1080P minus the 200MPS mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: On the press release, it says that it can do slomo (24fps playback) on full HD with a 96fps capture rate but the official specs do not mention it. Kindly clarify.

Similar to the GH3, there's variable frame rates built into the camera. Not sure why its not listed but its in there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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jorden mosley: "Shut up and take my money!"

This is my dream camera. I never thought I see the day that a manufacturer would make such a thing, but by god they did it. Everything on my most wildest and unrealistic wishlist my imagination could come up with, this camera has and more.

Welp, Panasonic, you pulled me back in. I should have never left you for Sony. "Please take me back baby, I can change!" lol.

@jkoch2 you should wake up. In office we have plenty of comptuers and even my 2 year old MacBook Pro runs the 4K footage from the GH4 just fine. Even without a 4K monitor I can still see a huge difference than 1080P. Also there's the concept of printing stills from video...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 17:45 UTC

Wow no mention of Lumix Link or Shuttersnitch?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)

The GH3 is simply the best mirrorless camera on the market for the best system on the market - Micro 4/3.

Trolls in 3...2....1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: It's ENORMOUS! Why the hell would you buy an M4/3 camera when it's as big as an APS-C DSLR? I have an OMD and for this reason alone the GH5 is no competitor (no IBIS either...)

What sized hands do you have?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 09:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)
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RStyga: It should have been moderately smaller and lighter, however. For a m4/3 DSLM, it's large and heavy. It looks like its IQ is on par with GX1 and OMD.

Seriously? It weighs next to nothing with a 12-35/2.8 on and its quite small. In fact its probably the smallest pro body on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 13:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)
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SETI: ISO 200 minimum? Not 160?


Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 13:07 UTC

Judging any camera by these studio shots is pointless. It's only one small part of a very large equation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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G Sciorio: Theres are features built into the GH3.

How is the GH3 bulky? If you ever have seen one in person its quite small. Pricy compared to what? Buy an OMD with a HLD-6 and you're at the same price as the GH3 which BTW is made for pros. What other pro-level camera has such features at this price? None.

You can also use an iOS or Android device to control the GH3, even with live view. A feature no other pro camera has.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 18:12 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (524 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Well, I don't see the "great jpeg" IQ that DPR sees. There's a definite softening of detail even at base ISO, compared to the other cameras included. RAW is even worse. Am I the only one seeing it that way?

Don't forget that DPreview is not for photographers. It's for gear heads, the reviews and forum are proof as such. I'm not saying this is a bad thing it's just how DPR is.

Still though no site digs deeper into reviews like DPR does but for a real-world perspective talk to the pros that shoot with the gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
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