PIX 2015
Michael Ma

Michael Ma

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Multimedia Professional
Has a website at http://rawxmp.com
Joined on Jan 18, 2005

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Michael Ma: GH3 is long forgotten about. I'd love Log on my GH3. I don't mind paying. 1080p is still useful.

Yeah, 2+ years old already.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 00:50 UTC

GH3 is long forgotten about. I'd love Log on my GH3. I don't mind paying. 1080p is still useful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 10:37 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

Canon is releasing cameras out of my price range. Would have loved to own the 1DC for the price of a 5D3 when it was released. They had engineered a thing of perfection but the market they built it for just dismissed it completely because of the price. It is now a 3 year old camera in a market that has evolved during that time. I still can't afford it. Canon believes a 4K is worth an extra $5500 out of my pocket. No thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 179th comment | 2 replies
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Mitch452: This is why the NX1 doesn't sell, and why I returned mine. Samsung tried to go all out with the hardware, but seriously lagged with the software/firmware.

Stabilization for video should have been there from the get-go, along with everything else they neglected to include until years later.

Canons sell for more because their cameras do what they're stated to do out of the box, and very well at that. Same goes for Sony who seems to be doing well with mirrorless.

The h.265 codec was an incredibly stupid move. Neither Handbrake or Samsung's own converter software could get the videos to play back.

Too many software based features still lacking, and bugs left in for it to be considered a professional camera. The automatic mic leveler doesn't even work.

The NX1 seems to take excellent stills, even in auto. But everything else needs work. Another frustration was Apple not supporting NX1 raw files. If they haven't done so yet, who knows if they will.

Good to see so many people hate on Samsung by other brand fanboys. It's a good sign for Samsung. They are finally being seen as a competitor and a threat. The Canikon fanboys feel insecure about their manufacturer because their manufacturer have really been slacking on development or have priced the features they want into their unaffordable professional line. Oh look, Canon just released the exact camera I wanted, except it's not $3000, it's $12,000. Booohoo.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:18 UTC

Samsung should ask.....when was the last time someone said, "Man, I wish my smartphone was thinner and lighter?"

And then they should ask...how many times have I heard people say "I wish my smartphone had better battery life."

Make the the device thicker and put 2-3 times more battery! Geez!

-The Internet

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 1st comment

5mm. I never knew sensors had to be so thick. I've had a Note 2, 3, 4 and S2 and S4. The bump never bothered me, especially with a S View (flap) cover which evened it out. I would much rather have that space filled out with a bigger battery. 2.5x of what it is now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (32 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: This or OnePlus2?

That's true. I have yet to receive my OnePlus One invite. I hope they don't lose my OnePlus2 invite. Moto X Style has advantages such as a removable SD card slot...a rare feature for new phones these days. And of course Google's official support meaning you get the updates first.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 02:15 UTC
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (32 comments in total)

This or OnePlus2?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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TheDman: As soon as I saw this post, I knew it would draw out all of the Youtube-loving conspiritards out of the woodwork.

He looks surprisingly alive with a baboon heart.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:13 UTC

But does it do 4K?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:37 UTC as 13th comment

I guess it must be the faux beret that gives him more art cred than the original guy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1252 comments in total)

I never once thought, "I wish I just had 4 more megapixels on a MFT sensor". Quite the other way around actually. I love what the A7S is trying to do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies

Filmed with a NK potato.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)

This has been the worry from premium hardware manufacturers for years. China will eventually make indistinguishable knockoffs or generic products on par with their premium counterparts. They won't be doing this with cameras any time soon, but you can see how this can be done with $500 flash units which are kinda overpriced for electronic equipment that do not require precision manufacturing....which they can already do. But flash units are an easy target.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:45 UTC as 59th comment

I thought the use of the word "free" was interesting. The only company that I can recall that's been charging for incremental firmware updates is Apple. iPod Touch firmware updates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

I wonder how many of these they actually sold. I hope at least double digits?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 111th comment

Wow....by far the best 4K ILC camera for the buck.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (249 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

In the end, the difference is barely noticeable. If you are looking for any kind of DOF shots, you will be seriously disappointed with either of the 2 cameras. The larger sensor gives it the potential, but the lens is the limiting factor. You'd need something like a Leica Noticron 42.5 f1.2 on a 1" sensor with the current technology available today. The only real benefit of the Panasonic is the slight improvement of image quality in low light. But as you can see in this review, the improvement is slight. The 1/2.6" sensor on the Note 4 is pretty amazing for its size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (249 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

I've seen the samples...it's not encouraging. The only sample with some blurring of the background is of a small object up close. And the blur is minimal. Reminiscent of any smartphone. Maybe it's the lens. Get one and let me know how well it works out for ya.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (249 comments in total)

When a phone can offer shallow DOF, I think I'll consider one. It doesn't really offer much more than a Note 4 which is sharper at the edges in bright light. I'd like to see it compared to a LG G4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
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