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FLruckas: It would be nice if the 4k assist could do RAW.

Especially from their own cameras.

They build interesting, niche quality, quirky stuff, at very nice price points.

I wish they would not use SD cards, especially for 4K.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
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quiquae: They would have had a sale by now if they had support for EOS M2. Yeah, yeah, I know it isn't the most widely used camera among professionals, but if you have time to code in support for 1300D....

I love C1. Been using it for years. Cannot stand lightroom.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:59 UTC

Finally! It took long enough to get GX80/85 support. And still no CM1 support.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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PKDanny: Why not 12-100mm F1.8??????

How much are you willing to pay for your f1.8 version?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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Michael Engelen: Why all the rants about f4, price or bokeh? You want this lens, you'll buy this lens.
It's like with an expensive car. You pay more for something less convenient or less fast -- just because that's the price for owning it. To own a Porsche is probably not reasonable, but maybe it's nicer than owning a Mercedes or a BMW.
I think it's great that Olympus offers this lens 😎

Agree 100%. So it is not for everyone. Yes it is pricy, but hopefully with IQ to match. If so, that justifies the price. Some want it faster, but would they be willing to accept the larger and heavier size, not to mention the even higher price?

Olympus/Panasonic make a lot of lenses that I have no interest in. So what? I think it is great that MFT has such a huge selection of lenses to choose from.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (95 comments in total)

While I am a fan of big cards, I am not sure where I would use this. Maybe if I was shooting RAW 4K video at a GB/sec, but then I would prefer a better interface than vanilla SD. So I guess this is really just for bragging rights.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 01:34 UTC as 20th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)

Will V-Log be included, or will I have to cough up an additional $99?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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eno2: This camera will make history and grab all the remaining video shooters from Canon!

Alphoid, ever heard of a speed booster?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (171 comments in total)

We need more info on the video specs. Looks like it has the 20MP sensor, so what's the crop factor for 4K? And, does it record 10bit 4:2:2 4K incamera? Is the camera SDXC U3 capable, fully utilizing the double row of contacts? Or maybe it has a newer memory card slot (not SD).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:44 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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Joe Ogiba: The new Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 with Balanced Optical SteadyShot in 4K looks better that the Hero 5 with only electronic IS.

I switched to the Sony X1000 when it came out. No overheating issues with 4K. I won't go back to GoPro now. The Sony action cameras beat GoPro by a mile.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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Frank_BR: Video 4k requires a lot of processing and energy. Dissipating the heat generated by the electronic circuits can be a problem in a camera with a small body. Canon is not an electronics company like Sony and Panasonic, which own the leading electronic technology and can now routinely incorporate video 4k in their cameras. Most likely, the Canon M5 doesn't have video 4k because it would produce pneumo... err... overheating.

Yeah, like Sony doesn't have overheating problems.
Sony is actually the WORST.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: It seems this camera is so big disillusionment that it is killing 5d mkIV sales and pushing people to Fuji and Sony.....

Sony is crap. I tried Sony, I am now firmly comitted to Panasonic (MFT).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
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Jose Ernesto Passos: I have a Sony A6300. I took several pictures with it with a Sony 18-200mm, this last weekend. I did not like the pictures I have taken. A few months ago, I took a Canon M3 to the same place. I used a 55mm to 200mm Canon Lens. The Canon focused faster, better and produced better pictures.
Two weeks ago I went to a local Club, the temperature was 25degrees Celsius, and I took some 200 pictures in one hour with my Sony A6300, then I got a message, that the camera was too hot, and it stopped taking pictures. The Canon M3 never produced a similar message, although I took pictures at 33 degrees Celsius on the beach here in Brazil.
I am disappointed because I bought the Sony A6300 due to the reviews and comments I have read here at DPReview. I should have waited for this new Canon M5.

Overheating is a long known problem with the Sony NEX form factor models. I suspect too much packed into too small a space to allow adequate cooling.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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Don Sata: The system is never going to take off unless they spend some serious amount of effort developing quality optics for the new mount but I doubt they will.

Agreed, without NATIVE mount optics, it will be a dead end. This is where MFT leads in the mirrorless market.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 05:37 UTC

So what exactly is the disappointment? Other than they should done this earlier.
Seems like a fine camera to me, and I am not even a Canon fan. The only thing I can see really lacking would be 4K video.

Your move Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 05:30 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies
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darwiniandude: These comments are woeful.

Android is just (IMO) a really ghastly experience. But if you like it, more power to you.

So, which android phones has a second camera which is longer than the main one? Which have anything close to an f2.8 56mm lens inside?


For people who want to toe the fully managed corporate line, apple is probably better. But for those who want to take FULL CONTROL of their phone, ANDROID is the only way to go.

I am not saying all things android are great. They are not. But with android the user can usually find a way around google's stupidity. There is a very active and resourceful support community for android, which includes custom builds of the OS.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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LaurenceSvirchev: re: RAW files. Many media commentators are promoting this aspect of the phone camera, but I see nothing in Apple's promotional material about this. If it is true, then the default application for downloading is Apple's "Photos," which right now is a jpg file. So how will we get a RAW file out of the iPhone 7? I san upgrade of Photos being planned for the release of the iphone 7?

I'd like to see dpreview journalists doing a bit more investigation before they join the herd & pronounce joyous news.

My Panasonic CM1 has been doing raw for over 2 years now. Oh, by the way, it has a 20MP 1" sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 04:32 UTC

10 Reasons NOT to care about the iphone 7.

It's an Apple. Times 10.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 138th comment
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Supposedly, GH5 will have 4K no crop on a 1" sensor, same as XC10/15
-internal 4:2:2 10-bit which means meets broadcast file standards
-interchangable lenses
-raw photos
-much more compact body
-amazing battery life as usual
-half the price
-articulating screen
-1 stop improved low light performance over the GH4, which performs really well for it's sensor size.

I know last time XC10 was heavily criticized and it took a long time for people to realize that the XC10 was a piece of hardware that is capable of professional use. This time, Panasonic is a real competitor. Canon will undoubtedly have better colors, but the gap won't be that remarkable because the 10-bit gives you more room for an accurate color grade.

The Panasonic GH5 will use a micro four thirds sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)

Like it's predecessor, this camera also sports a 1" sensor, and is way overpriced.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 04:56 UTC as 26th comment
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