Demon Cleaner

Demon Cleaner

Joined on Jul 22, 2011

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Demon Cleaner: I'm kind of stunned they included 4K 50/60p in the G9. Was fully expecting it to remain a calling card of the GH5 for a while yet.

I think that makes this the cheapest access point to an ILC with 4K 50/60p on the market? Very alluring option for anyone who doesn't need 10 bit and unlimited recording duration. Also probably makes it the best traveler's hybrid on the planet by some margin.

It appears to be a world camera. If you check the CameraLabs preview at the 4:25 mark you'll see both 4k 50p and 60p in the Rec Quality menu:

https://youtu.be/mCnqpthbF1g?t=4m25s

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

I'm kind of stunned they included 4K 50/60p in the G9. Was fully expecting it to remain a calling card of the GH5 for a while yet.

I think that makes this the cheapest access point to an ILC with 4K 50/60p on the market? Very alluring option for anyone who doesn't need 10 bit and unlimited recording duration. Also probably makes it the best traveler's hybrid on the planet by some margin.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:19 UTC as 160th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Most people will have no idea how to get the most out of these new features. In addition they can't possibly conceive of how much time, money, and effort shooting in anamorphic or HDR takes.

These new features are fantastic but they will be misused and abused by the people that don't fully understand them.

As long as they're not clipping their highlights.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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Demon Cleaner: "The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

@ Eric Hensel - Of course there is a standard. It's why the fine print usually specifies "splash" or "spray". Manufacturers are supposedly held accountable under consumer protection laws.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

As for "nothing new in these claims", well I can't ever recall a selling point of a camera being outright refuted by the manufacturer in the fine print. Surely that must be a first?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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Demon Cleaner: "The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

I don't even know how that can be legal. Surely the effectiveness of the weather sealing needs to be quantifiable in some respect.

Basically they're saying that it's weather sealed except for when it's not.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Ed B: $1700.00 for a camera with a one-inch sensor is a ridiculous amount. I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I just don't see it being worth that kind of money.

Naturally, that's only an opinion and I'm sure many people will disagree with me.

@Androole Perhaps, though it stands to reason that if the move to BSI in the RX100 series didn't realise any significant IQ gains then similar results in larger formats await.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

"The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:31 UTC as 212th comment | 6 replies
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Ed B: $1700.00 for a camera with a one-inch sensor is a ridiculous amount. I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I just don't see it being worth that kind of money.

Naturally, that's only an opinion and I'm sure many people will disagree with me.

The 1-inch sensor advancements are almost entirely speed related though. If you evaluate the test images in the side by side comparison tool, image quality is basically identical to the original RX100 when it released half a decade ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Interesting Pana get "gold". As i am more on pictures i am more interested in Olympus PEN-F, since new E-M1 II will probably around 2000 eur here.

Wondering, what is image stabilization compared to PEN-F. Could see numbers, suppose 4-4,5 wont be captured by Pana ? I also miss Hi-Res shot, this is why PEN-F is for picture, while this is for video best for sure.

Yes bluevellet, different image processing for sure:

"The M1 Mark II applies color noise reduction filtration on the sensor data before it is written to a Raw file."

Eric Gensel, Olympus Technical Specialist

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Interesting Pana get "gold". As i am more on pictures i am more interested in Olympus PEN-F, since new E-M1 II will probably around 2000 eur here.

Wondering, what is image stabilization compared to PEN-F. Could see numbers, suppose 4-4,5 wont be captured by Pana ? I also miss Hi-Res shot, this is why PEN-F is for picture, while this is for video best for sure.

I think you may have just affirmed my theory @bluevellet! My partner and I both own and shoot current gen Oly and Pana cameras, and we're in agreement that your suggestion of marked difference in image quality is indeed a work of high fantasy. We happily concede that you've managed to persuade yourself that there is though. Happy shooting ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Interesting Pana get "gold". As i am more on pictures i am more interested in Olympus PEN-F, since new E-M1 II will probably around 2000 eur here.

Wondering, what is image stabilization compared to PEN-F. Could see numbers, suppose 4-4,5 wont be captured by Pana ? I also miss Hi-Res shot, this is why PEN-F is for picture, while this is for video best for sure.

I wonder if the "Olympus is for stills" narrative is one born from a cognitive dissonance fostered by those who struggle with just how closely the cameras from both m43 manufacturers mirror one another.

Aside for a few exceedingly minor differences (the high-res mode will remain a curiosity until such a time as it can be used without a tripod), there really isn't anything substantive on which to base such a claim.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)

A Panasonic m43 review while the camera in question is still in circulation? That's highly irregular. Nice job DPR :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 112th comment
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: DPR can a camera be classified as being "weather sealed" if it is not rated to withstand a splash of water?

I ask because in the small print Sony clarifies: "This camera is designed for optimal dust and moisture resistance, but is not waterproof or splashproof."

I'm not trying to be mischievous; it's a genuine question. Do you consider it to be legitimately weather sealed or is this a matter of creative marketing?

Androole I'd rather see DPR come to their own conclusion as to what they consider constitutes weather sealing.

If the manufacturer doesn't stipulate whether a camera is capable of withstanding a light rain shower then I question whether review sites should be informing consumers that it is in fact weather sealed.

Because as far as Sony Marketing Division is concerned, moisture = humidity.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: DPR can a camera be classified as being "weather sealed" if it is not rated to withstand a splash of water?

I ask because in the small print Sony clarifies: "This camera is designed for optimal dust and moisture resistance, but is not waterproof or splashproof."

I'm not trying to be mischievous; it's a genuine question. Do you consider it to be legitimately weather sealed or is this a matter of creative marketing?

Some manufacturers do actually attribute an IP rating to their cameras. I assume this has some relevance to warranty claims although that's purely speculation.

Anyway I asked because it wasn't Sony that I saw describe it as being weather sealed. If DPR considers 'moisture' to be 'weather' then that's okay by me :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)

DPR can a camera be classified as being "weather sealed" if it is not rated to withstand a splash of water?

I ask because in the small print Sony clarifies: "This camera is designed for optimal dust and moisture resistance, but is not waterproof or splashproof."

I'm not trying to be mischievous; it's a genuine question. Do you consider it to be legitimately weather sealed or is this a matter of creative marketing?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 105th comment | 11 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (546 comments in total)
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mastix: I have purchased the camera two months ago and have shot with it around 20.000 images. I also have the G7X. I was very wary about the GX8 bigger size when it came out, but I have to say it is really not a problem and now having both I like it better than the G7x. I love everything on this camera.the 20MP dinamic range,noise characteristics,AF, touchscreen,etc.

The one thing I dislike very much compared to the previous generations and that is the new retractable screen. I like much more the tilting monitor, it is much more discreet specially when you do street photography. I hope they go back to that screen. For video there are other cameras from Panasonic.for still images tilting is much more superior to the new implementation.

Shutter slap is also annoying although I mostly shoot with eshutter anyways...but when you are inside with fluorescent lamps it can be a problem

In any case when I do travel photography my DSLR stay at home....too bulky they draw too much attention.....

I find the fully articulating screen far superior for stealthy street work. Used creatively it enables you to get shots when turned at 90 degrees or more from your subject, ie, you don't even need to be facing the direction you're shooting.

It also has a nice synergy with the touch focus while looking through the viewfinder feature, as some people prefer the LCD swung outwards for this.

A tilting screen is just too restrictive and limits the types of shots one can get. I hope they keep it as it is.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (546 comments in total)
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art99: The video rec/pause red button seems extremely small on the top. Can any camera manufacturer ever, ever, ever come up with having the camera larger, more comfortable shutter button ALSO be used as the video rec/pause button. Seems insignificant but extremely important to those that do a lot of video. What happened to the headphone out jack ? another seemingly unimportant omission.

When in Movie Mode (on mode dial) the shutter button switches from stills activation to video record start/stop.

And you'll always be in Movie Mode when you record video, because if you're not, the camera shoots in Program Auto.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (546 comments in total)
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art99: The video rec/pause red button seems extremely small on the top. Can any camera manufacturer ever, ever, ever come up with having the camera larger, more comfortable shutter button ALSO be used as the video rec/pause button. Seems insignificant but extremely important to those that do a lot of video. What happened to the headphone out jack ? another seemingly unimportant omission.

Panasonic does that. In fact they have a camera called the GX8 where the shutter button can be used to start/stop video recording.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: The slow lens is really a bummer on this camera. Only F2.8 on the wide end (RX 100 is F1.8) and F5.9 on the long end is brutal for a P&S. I realize it goes out to 250mm but by 50mm it's already at F4 which is pretty terrible. By 100mm you're already at F5.1 - clearly they cut lots of corners with the lens, and you aren't going to get much for DOF isolation on the already small 1" sensor at such small apertures. If they are targeting enthusiasts with this I think the lens kills it.

As DPR state above, the TZ100 is targeting a currently unoccupied sector of the market: "small camera with a big sensor and a long zoom."

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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GodSpeaks: I wish that the manufactures would concentrate on improving the QUALITY of the video, rather than trying to go beyond 4K resolutions. At least for the consumer/prosumer market.

The days of us having to put up with 4:2:0 8 bit video should be over. Instead all we keep getting is the same drek at higher resolutions.

That's an impressive level of entitlement you're expressing there GodSpeaks. The video capabilities we have at our disposal in consumer products would've cost in the --many-- tens of thousands of dollars even just a few short years ago.

The advances in video have far outstripped those of photography in recent times. So instead of the moaning and the whining how about engaging the intellect for a brief moment (challenging I know) and go and purchase a professional level camera if you want professional level output.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
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