Tomx72

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Tomx72: Allright, if it is AVAILABLE, where is it? None of the GX80/85/gx7mII... aliases are mentioned on the download site, while the news are 5 days old.

Finally arrived today!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 08:29 UTC

Allright, if it is AVAILABLE, where is it? None of the GX80/85/gx7mII... aliases are mentioned on the download site, while the news are 5 days old.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Cool camera! I am looking forward to the detailed review, if the video IQ (detail&noise) can match the rx100iv.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 4th comment
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JordanAT: There has also not been a single instance of an iPhone 7 exploding on a commercial aircraft. That's a big step up from the last three versions...

iPhone 4 - https://www.yahoo.com/news/iphone-4-explodes-midflight-australian-airline-224014583.html?ref=gs
iPhone 5 - http://www.cultofmac.com/291864/iphone-5-catches-fire-mid-flight-causes-emergency-evacuation/
iPhone 6 - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/iphone-6-fire-flames-explodes-on-flight-plane-hawaii-washington-anna-crail-a6944416.html

As with the bokeh discussion, we don't really know because nobody has one yet. But, hey - no news is good news, right?

Provided it's not out yet this is not a very hard goal to accomplish:). It's going to be harder and harder once sales are up and statistics kicks in.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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BobORama: I would, quite literally, risk a house fire with a defective Samsung product than give another dime to Apple for their uncreative intellectual thievery. I can always charge my samsung on an asbestos pad, the apple will still be just as crappy when its not on fire.

Unless you grab one of the defective note7's you are not in a bigger risk with a galaxy than with an iphone. google for iphone fire or explosion, one example here: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/apple-faa-investigating-after-iphone-catches-fire-mid-flight-n543516

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 14:16 UTC

As usual, this is a "camera with you", nothing less, nothing more. The 1/2.3" sensor stays the same, one single added focal length won't make this a DSLR-killer. True, the small-sensor P&S is becoming a thing of the past.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (155 comments in total)
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Tomx72: The concept is good, but this still has a long way to go. In 2016 we should forget those 1/3, 1/4" tiny sensors, use at least a 1/2.3", which sits in my (and many people's) smartphone while 1/1.7 (+0.7-1EV!) is on the way.

To make a 1k$+worth investment, a standalone camera should not lag behind phones.

Optics also has a lot to evolve here, image borders are distorted beyond the limit that would make even 1/4th of the huge pixel-count viable.

Missing video is also a no-go, everybody wants video...

Exactly, a modern phone camera module with lens sells definitely below 20$. Add fullHD VIDEO capable readout electronics then you're at around 50$. The 1500$ price would be only realistic using these modules AND enable 8-10xFullHD-size video. BTW, at this price point you can get 12 cheap fullHD action cams and build your own video-capable rig...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
On article Real world test: The Panono is a 108MP spherical camera (155 comments in total)

The concept is good, but this still has a long way to go. In 2016 we should forget those 1/3, 1/4" tiny sensors, use at least a 1/2.3", which sits in my (and many people's) smartphone while 1/1.7 (+0.7-1EV!) is on the way.

To make a 1k$+worth investment, a standalone camera should not lag behind phones.

Optics also has a lot to evolve here, image borders are distorted beyond the limit that would make even 1/4th of the huge pixel-count viable.

Missing video is also a no-go, everybody wants video...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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cquarksnow: With HEVC265 becoming ubiquitous for 8K, it seems to me a 4320p/60 @10bpc at 48MB/s with overhead like ExFAT won't present much of an issue :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding_tiers_and_levels

More of a concern is display connectivity, if not SuperMHL or better.

"More of a concern is display connectivity, if not SuperMHL or better." Time to go for DisplayPort on cameras. DP standard 1.4 for full 8k has just been completed recently, includes USB-C - this would provide an ultimate data-control-image interface.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 19:53 UTC

Redundant to the uhs u1-u3 (could be continued till u9) speed class and already incomplete: there are a handful of faster than "v90" cards on the market. Push 600+MB/s UHS-III and real innovation that enables 30fps RAW continuous drive on 20-24MP cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 6th comment
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Tomx72: No BSI, no IBIS, no 2.8/17-50 or similar lens = no deal.

Even with the lighter LA-EA3 Adapter that lens adds 688g, more than 1.5x of the body, 1.8x heavier (and worse balanced) as my current olympus 12-40. Such a sleek body cries for native lenses...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:36 UTC

No BSI, no IBIS, no 2.8/17-50 or similar lens = no deal.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 326th comment | 4 replies
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Joriarty: Right now, 4K video usually involves line skipping, such that one red, blue, or green pixel = one full RGB pixel in the video. So the 4K video isn't as sharp as it could be. If you look at the 1080p output from recent cameras, it's often almost as good as the 4K because the camera downscales a super-sampled version.

So 8K video means that the cameras should be capable of noticeably better quality 4K, whether you shoot in 8K originally let the camera downscale before saving. You'll get super sharp 4K that can withstand a little cropping, and that's a good thing. For the rest of us, there's not much wrong with 1080p.

You have full sensor readout in the Sony RX100 mkIV, RX10 II, A7sII, and the s35 mode of the A7rII. No need to rely on the line-skipping pana 4k implementation...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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Tomx72: As earlier stated: 200Mbps, 422/10bit h.265 - "only" 4k, INTERNAL and I am happy.

"the introduction of 8K video in cameras will eliminate the boundary between videos and stills." Really? Stills are 444/14bit raw nowadays...

Wrong. 444: chroma subsampling, bit: ADC bith depth.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 21:25 UTC

As earlier stated: 200Mbps, 422/10bit h.265 - "only" 4k, INTERNAL and I am happy.

"the introduction of 8K video in cameras will eliminate the boundary between videos and stills." Really? Stills are 444/14bit raw nowadays...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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