Photato

Photato

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ScottTomlinson: The test for commercial "pilots" is BS and designed to be as non-relevant and difficult as possible to keep people from gaining access to the permits. Now extending this to recreational pilots is just another attempt to keep these things out of the sky by burying legitimate usage under a mountain of bureaucracy.

A pilot friend of mine said the crap you have to know to fly one of these toys 100 feet in the air is very similar to actual pilot training and 90% of it has no relevance to flying a drone.

Yep, the FAA should start by creating a more honest and relevant test for commercial licenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 21:07 UTC
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Photato: These gimbals could be smaller, lighter and produce more effective balance with just two axis (Tilt + Yaw) if phones had full image circle coverage. The Roll correction is done dynamically on the phone electronically, similar to what 360 cameras currently do.

All we need is phone manufaturers to increase the sensor size for a few millimeters in order to capture the full image circle, which btw wouldn’t affect phone size or lens size at all.

If you move horizontally or vertically no gimbal can help you, for camera or subject motion blur.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 21:14 UTC

Do this update accelerates Adobe Bridge as well ?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 20:54 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

How many years have to go by before DJI understand the importance of Auto ISO in manual mode ?
I just played with the DJI Mimo App, and just like their Go drones app, there is no Auto ISO.

So it is either Full Manual or Full Auto, bummer.

What is the point of coming with all these gee-whiz features but leave out something basic and easy to implement like Auto ISO ?!

:(

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 20:35 UTC as 6th comment
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Photato: These gimbals could be smaller, lighter and produce more effective balance with just two axis (Tilt + Yaw) if phones had full image circle coverage. The Roll correction is done dynamically on the phone electronically, similar to what 360 cameras currently do.

All we need is phone manufaturers to increase the sensor size for a few millimeters in order to capture the full image circle, which btw wouldn’t affect phone size or lens size at all.

No blur in low light, nothing moves, the phone just crop dynamically withing the image circle.
That is how is done in 360 cameras, including tilt & yaw !!

Watch this video for an explanation, but in this case I am just asking Roll correction done in-camera with full image circle cameras.

https://youtu.be/geMw1sn9XrA

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 20:17 UTC

Got the DJI Mobile 2 less tha.than a year ago.
It is irritating that DJI abandoned the App of the recent models so quickly !
There is no reason for Mobile 2 to not have ActiveTrack 3 since that feature is pretty much software dependent for instance.
If it is about the money, DJI could sell the newer app to Mobile 1 & 2 iusers.

I suppose I should buy the shinny 3 and dump my Mobile 2 in a landfill somewhere in China.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 18:27 UTC as 12th comment

These gimbals could be smaller, lighter and produce more effective balance with just two axis (Tilt + Yaw) if phones had full image circle coverage. The Roll correction is done dynamically on the phone electronically, similar to what 360 cameras currently do.

All we need is phone manufaturers to increase the sensor size for a few millimeters in order to capture the full image circle, which btw wouldn’t affect phone size or lens size at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 18:12 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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Photato: I was hoping for a full image circle capture which opens up to so many practical applications.
They just need a slightly larger sensor while keeping the compact size of the lens the same.
No more vertical videos by default handling, lossless roll corrections, wider angle of views for the same focal length, crops to multiple aspect ratios, gimbals with just 2 axis, etc etc

Actually, is the other way around.
Almost all conventional cameras waste more than 40% of what a lens captures since the sensor is just a crop of the image circle.
A 16:9 video from iPhones only uses 45% of what a lens cast, since it is in turn a crop from a 4:3 sensor !
At least they should start to use mutiaspect sensors for native 16:9, 3:2 and 4:3 crops and then later go for 100% image circle coverage.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 20:42 UTC

I was hoping for a full image circle capture which opens up to so many practical applications.
They just need a slightly larger sensor while keeping the compact size of the lens the same.
No more vertical videos by default handling, lossless roll corrections, wider angle of views for the same focal length, crops to multiple aspect ratios, gimbals with just 2 axis, etc etc

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 17:59 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

But this cap is already invented. $18 in eBay
https://www.ebay.com/p/JJC-ALC-Lx100-Auto-Lens-Cap-for-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-Camera-Black/2254749539
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/GOIAAOSwPhdU-D9x/s-l1600.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 16:32 UTC as 56th comment

Great news but with high pixel cameras like these is about time manufacturers start offering more sophisticated and serious Crop functionality than just APS crop mode.

-6MP crop mode would help you get distant objects when you just carry a short prime with better focusing and exposure.
-Live roll correction and EIS for video.
- Multi Aspect Ratio captures including Round crops (fish eye ie) with roll correction for stills
- Smaller Raw and Video files and consequently faster captures.
-Etc

I bet none of these features (which are software based) have yet to be implemented, no wonder why the market is slowing down.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 16:26 UTC as 298th comment

I can't wait to switch from Canon to the much more diverse, competitive and exciting L mount.

Love to have that choice of 3 different OEM manufactures for the body and lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 16:20 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

The 400mm spec needs to be clarified !

Even if that number is Equivalent to FF is still misleading because it doesn't say to what specific smartphone the number is referenced from or which lens.

Assuming the 400mm spec is based on the iPhone's Tele lens, then this lens would be ~180mm Eqv in on Google Pixel smartphone.

Also, is it Digital Zoom considered as part of the equation?

A quick check on their website proved futile to find any specifications.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 17:38 UTC as 17th comment

Wonder if the Canon Remote smartphone app works for monitoring and controling video, (it can not for the Canon M series).
I don’t see that mentioned anywhere yet that feature is even more important than a ftilting screen for solo Vlogging.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 11:01 UTC as 63rd comment

I'd rather have a full image coverage sensor. 4:3 crop is the same old.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 16:46 UTC as 25th comment

I'd love to land a job at Microsoft so I can get pay to do nothing.

Almost ALL Raw file formats have an embedded JPEG thumb that can be extracted or be read by the OS in fraction of a second. These "thumbs" JPEG files are embedded within the Raw file even if you did not select Raw+JPEG mode. Some are big 4MP files.
This tool should have been part of Windows many years ago.

I use a free utility called RawDrop and it works wonders extracting these JPEGs and it does it blazing fast even with slow computers.

It makes me mad that I have to modify my whole OS in order to use this MS very simple tool. I pass.

/Rant Off !!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 16:03 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I don't know what happened to Canon but I want the same kind of innovation spirit they had during the '00s.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:13 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies

The wide angle camera is a waste of hardware and real state, the two person photo could have been achieved by a Multi Aspect Ratio sensor at 16:9 with the regular camera instead. Time for smartphone to evolve into oversized sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:19 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I have owned older Canon Cameras that have useful features that disapeared iin newer models.
Perhaps this could be a factor on top of market saturation.
Cant wait for a Silicon Valley or Chinese company to disrupt thiese dinosaurs.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:50 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies

I have a list of more than 30 realistic features that Canon refuse to implement. Why would I buy new gear when they dont offer a significant upgrade?
Many are still waiting for a stupid Silent shutter, Time Lapse, 4k things like that.
Canon had itself to blame.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:40 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies
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