mannyr: Disappointed. There seems to be something wrong with my camera. Spinning the ring or using the lever, the motion is not smooth. It has slight jerks(not the step zoom feature). On the plus side, the camera is fast and focus accurate. For my tastes, the colors are a bit limp, specially compared to my Sony A57. I was looking for a camera I can use to take pictures of performances where shutter sound is 100% unacceptable. I've been using a FZ200 which is a wonderful camera but limited. I agree with those that have noted the plasticky feel of the FZ1000. It just feels like something might chip or crack given a bump. But one of my biggest disappointments has been the Zoom ring. My FZ50 is perfect because of the mechanical ring. The FZ1000 feels like you are spinning a ball bearing. No feedback whatsoever. What is even more frustrating is that the zoom is slow. If you are trying to shoot sports and want to zoom in or out very quickly, you can't. Once again Panny, so close, yet so far.
I don't even use ring the except for focus, maybe, and it still sucks. I use the w/t lever, like a camcorder (which the z1000 kind of is). It responds as well/fast as any camcorder w/t lever. Sony and Panny keep shmooshing the digital camera and prosumer camcorder into an amazing tool, that is neither a camera nor dslr in any real way, but 4k for 900 bucks? I'll take it.
eiguoc: I've had the FZ100 for about a week now, still learning. I have problems with playing video's back, they will play with the photofunstudio, but will not play in windows media player. Mine were jerky at the start but changed it to AVCHD & a smaller size. Is there another player that has to be used?
I have a mac and am suprised how well quicktime handles the 4k files.
The 645z is a game changer. I hope the Ricoh GR645 P&S is next! Please?
sigh, time to put everything up for sale again.
the thing is that video from my RX1 and A7 is abysmal. Moire so bad you have to chuck everything you shoot. Is this an invitation to enjoy 4k Moire?
which 8 people own this?
Clyde Thomas: How is it that 5 votes claim to have "had" the new 50/1.4?
They had the Sigma 50 f1.4 made for the SD9 and figure it's probably the same... They also say they have the SD1 because they had an SD9, and they know for a fact it is only 14 Megapixels... if even 14, probably 13.5MP, total.
I have the RX1R, the Fujifilm 100s and the Sigma DP3. I voted for the Sigma, because, you know, it's a cult, right? Actually I voted for the DP3 because, in comparison to several incremental products in a market they founded with the DP1 (large sensor fixed-focus wide-angle P&S cameras) they broke new ground by using a 75mm equivalent lens for portraiture and macro shooting. Yeah, the macro could be more macro and it is a Sigma camera, without the tech edge of FujiFilm or Sony, but still, they are attempting something new, and I think that is what brings it to the fore.
(unknown member): "Sigma has been doing lots of good things recently,"
If you mean that then where are the reviews for the Sigma DP1, 2 and 3 Merrill series cameras???
Why are readers also prevented from doing image comparisons with other cameras with the Sigma SD1 you tested outside of that particular review?
Blame Adobe. DP would have to explain the adjusted protocol in their boilerplate scene... sounds like too much work. that doesn't explain jpegs though.
yabokkie: think everyone with a head-mounted version of the camera beam up Olympic games to youlive. when will that happen? 2020?
Yawn. 8k will be better.
Yeah that female photographer should have chucked some lenses at him. He seems like a perfectly reasonable guy... She knew that the cops were being called. Taking pictures probably helped as much as anything else she could've done to limit the violence. The dude had enough self awareness to get shirtless for the camera whenever possible, it probably kept them all safer than if she had jumped in. That is extremely dangerous territory, and if the guy's friend wasn't jumping in, that is a good cue. I think the entire sequence could be helpful for women to help recognize the menacing behavior that becomes more and more prevalent in the series. I think it would have been exploitative if she had brought a full light kit, and kept making them redo shots until it was just right. I think that photographer is incredibly brave, and she is doing something very daring and evokative, but not exploitative.
I suspect they are making these accessories because there are mega-giganto-crappalotta loads of cash dancing in their heads. Steadicam asks themselves, "How many people own steadicams?" "All the steadicam operators own them. There are 500,000 steadicam operators and they each own one." "Crap, I guess we need to wait until more kids graduate film school.... hey wait... how many iPhones sold last quarter?" "23 million.""Hm..."
Wow, the RX100 still seems like the best camera of this class. They should have included the RX1 to the sensor chart, just for laughs.
tommy leong: PERHAPS if we keep the old scene in the middle and EXPAND the edges with new stuff
that would be the best compromise between the oldand new.
This is a very good idea, one we will not explore further.
wus: Again, as already when introducing the HDTV "standard", the industry association fails to specify a minimum frame rate.
1080 @ 24p is already ridiculous, before we move to 4K we should really introduce a higher frame rate for the standard 1080p material that renders fast movements sharp AND smooth. IMHO this is much more inportant than increasing the resolution.
After trying 24, 30, 50 and 60 p with full HD resolution I would think the minimum should be around 72 fps. And for any upcoming 4K standard we should aim at a minimum of 100 fps, and 200 fps for 3D material so that the effective frame rate for full 3D reproduction remains at 100 fps.
They live in a hole, a tiny hole that's usually empty.Usually empty, tiny too.They live in a hole hole a hole that's usually Smptywhich stands for, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Maybe I think that's what keeps them in sync.
GordonAtWork: It's a real shame that the quality of tv programming hasn't increased with the technology. Just how much detail would you want to see on Strictly Come Dancing or The X-Factor or The Valleys (Vallies?).
Nowadays, resolution improves bad programming. These folks on the bachelor pad look pretty good, but how do their pores look? Huh? Well?
munro harrap: What can move that many pixels at a fast enough refresh rate? It wont be workable for 20 years. There will be enormous problems with noise and lag and rolling shutter etc on any capture devices, but, that said there is now going to be a screen with enough resolution to exhibit my stills on, or yours in a museum or gallery- the way they should be seen
good point! It shirley impossibles! You need to call JVC and have them stop selling their 4k kamkorder. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839193-REG/JVC_GY_HMQ10U_GY_HMQ10_4K_Compact_Handheld.html
imagine a sigma DP2M with 24fps 1080p raw output 1080X3... I'm just not feeling very imaginative today. Let's start with that.
Throwing my two cents in, to the chagrin of all. I think the digital photography story is far from over. Companies are still trying to make an ideal imaging tool that people will love forever, that's worth the price in the consumer's mind. The RX1 solves a couple problems, and has a couple problems.
The ideal camera? I would love a box of these cameras, each at a different focal length, with the speed and ease of the RX100, a full frame foveon sensor with Adobe software written to support it, and a blackmagic thunderbolt or USB 3 (I'm not picky) output dumping 4k video. I would take ten around in a pelican case and never touch a sensor again. I could probably live with just six of them.
I would call the 35mm one Bobby. What was I talking about, again?