I'm confused by why DXOMark gives A7S a lower Dynamic Range score than A7R. Does A7S have worse DR than A7R at low iso (but maintain more even DR at high iso)?
If file size and functionality not concerns, is there any reason to prefer A7S to A7R at iso under 6400?
justmeMN: Dual Pixel CMOS AF should make future EOS Ms a lot more interesting. Even putting that sensor in the current non-enthusiast EOS M box would be nice.
Or put a full-frame version of this sensor in the hacked 5D mark 3 for RAW HD video.
The Lotus Eater: Canon chickened out putting an EVF into this camera. The obvious reason is that they would have upset a lot of people, and that's fair enough, but how much more can they improve their APS-C OVFs? EVFs are getting better and better, and many EVFs already surpass APS-C OVFs in terms of both view and functionality.
How good is Canon's on-sensor PDAF? If it is as fast as the off-sensor PDAF module, then Canon should have removed the OVF, mirror and PDAF module. Does the fact that they haven't indicate that it isn't as fast, or is it purely for the reason of avoiding alienation? If the latter, then one could argue that it is a compromised design.
Regardless of the relative merits of OVF and EVF, Canon should put this sensor in a mirrorless body and get serious about mirrorless lenses--smaller and lighter all round. They can keep their DSLR line (at least for a while) for people who prefer OVF, but it's a waste to have this PDAF-capable sensor only behind a mirrorbox.
budi0251: Bravo to Canon for letting people to use their SDK and libraries, hence the birth of such like CHDK & ML.Pity on Nikon for keeping their source code so tightly secret.
As much as I like Nikon's DSLR (good sensors, ergonomics, lenses, IQ, Noise, DR, SNR, etc.), I envy canon DSLR & users.
Even for entry level like 550D or 600D, you could get HDR Video, needs PP though; but nevertheless of the problems, you could do it, unlike anything from Nikon.With HDR video, you could almost compete with tens of thousands of dollars camera (Arri, Red, Black Magic, etc. 14 EV DR People!!!)
Don't really care about bitrate, youtube and the likes are compressing video so badly, means no problem with BR as long as it's higher than those websites.But DR is very crucial in Video cause you can't fix what you don't have (blown highlights or black shadows).
While Nikon may be secretive, Canon is hardly generous about their code. This is due more to the ingenuity and persistence of the developers.
Also, although youtube etc. do compress videos severely, the starting bitrate does matter and you do want as high as possible that you can handle, not just higher than the compression rate.
mfj197: "An advantage of using the GH2's sensor is that the G6 is able to offer more comprehensive video functions than the G5."
The G5 also had the GH2 sensor, so any differences in video capabilities are not because of a different sensor.
what about the internet forum philosopher?
Tom Goodman: Unless I am looking at pictures supplied by Joseph Stalin or Joe McCarthy, I could care less if photoshopping can be detected.
The Americans I know would consider "I could care less" wrong. "I could care less" implies you do care somewhat, which is contrary to the intended meaning that you care very little or not at all. Idiom and usage override logic sometimes, but this is too much for me.
toomanycanons: Reuters is now pioneering the complete downsizing of the need for multiple photographers. Just one guy, 20 cameras and a joystick!
T3 IS SO INFORMED HOTT DAMMNE
DotCom Editor: All that work -- to shoot JPEG.
Just like me. LOL!
Oh LOL. T3‘s posts are a clear sign that it is a robot trying to pass off as a human turd.
does anyone know where this chinese-style pagoda is?
Amazon is offering this book in a Kindle edition. 800 black and white pixels. What a brilliant idea!
As in the Abu Graib Christ-like photo, Western iconography self-perpetuating here. We see the world through it, and the world increasingly conforms to it.
Panasonic put this stabilized sensor in the AF100 successor.
slncezgsi: m4/3 system is gaining on my attention.
prepositions are gaining on it, too.
Bill Dusterwald: IS on a wideangle? Maybe if you parkinsons disease. I hand hold 24 down to 1/10 a second with no problem.
If most of your photos are 469 pixels wide, just shoot with your phone.
Tamron has made a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8. Good job Canon
Guys, it's not just about the photos. Context is crucial: "He also took into account the evidence that Mr Houghton was aware of Mr Fielder's image (the two had previously been to court when they had failed to reach a licensing agreement over Houghton's previous infringement of Fielder's copyright), to conclude the similarities were causally related."
ET2: Canon C300 $15,999 (No AF anyway with Canon lenses). Sony FS100 (E-mount) $4,999
Every Canon ef lens made to work with C300 would work identically on FS100 too (remember there is no AF anyway on C300).
The adapter makes C300 way overpriced, no?
you could, but it's so slow and cumbersome. fingerprints all over the filters. and sometimes you have to go in and out of doors repeatedly and screwing filters on and off is simply impossible, not even impractical.
again, i am talking about documentary shooting. just myself and the subjects.
I had the FS100 and not having ND filters truly made it unusable for me (I was shooting outdoors documentary stuff). I don't think I can articulate in $ the difference between usable and unusable. That plus the more robust codec.
That said, I don't have $15999. So I have the even cheaper AF100.