rrccad

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On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners (13 comments in total)
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rrccad: I'm surprised over the SL2 over the M100 in this category. this is the category I would have expected the M100, not in the best under $500.

but both are beginner friendly, maybe the SL2 more so with creative assist.

That would make the comparison even worse...... Lol. Derp. Try again.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: You post this rumor with a lag of almost one week!

A week ago.... Sure you did.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
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camcom12: IMHO the diagram does not explicitly indicate back-lit buttons. I've fixed and cleaned several, non-back-lit TV remotes. If you take them apart, you get exactly what this diagram shows:
153-157) outer buttons, with labels
210) the conductive springs (rubber nodes with a carbon/graphite painted on back surfaces
220) the printed circuit board with the switch contacts. If the pcb is very thin, or is flex circuit, then you need 230:
230) a stiffening rear plate, to firmly attach the entire sub-assembly to the camera body. However, it may be the this stiffener contains an LED light "pipe" or conduit that bring illumination to small holes in the rubber springs (210).

I'm open to other opinions but this may be a run-of-the-mill design or utility patent, not a back-lit button claim. Hope I'm wrong....because I like back-lit buttons too.

Can write all that and can't look at the patent? Ok then...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 02:37 UTC
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rrccad: Original source of the patent was here. Canon rumors even had the link on their page.

https://www.canonnews.com/7d-mark-iii-to-get-illuminated-buttons

the patent goes into how they have designed the LED portions to prevent light leaks.

"PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a light emission button mechanism that enables a letter or character on the surface of a button to emit light uniformly with a simple configuration without providing any dedicated separate member for light guiding and light shielding, and can prevent light leakage to the inside and outside of the device."

you kind of missed the important part of that sentence, don't you think?

The curious part of the patent is the 7D or 5D chassis that is shown (AF joystick, fixed LCD) which would suggest that canon is looking into this in a 7D Mark III or a future 5D release.

Also you are missing the patent application number so people can view the patent

Japan Patent Application 2017-147019

thank you kindly sir! :)

japan patent applications suck, as you can't link to the english translations. Surprisingly, I wonder what engine they use to translate on the fly - it's better than anything I've seen from Google,etc. they are amazingly articulate.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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J A C S: I guess this was funny enough to beat a more interesting patent: a new hybrid VF:

https://www.canonnews.com/new-canon-patent-application-for-a-hybrid-viewfinder

it's nice of them to post the article on something about canon, but it's pretty shoddily written, the patent application number isn't there for you to view the patent, they didn't look at the patent details themselves to suggest why canon is patenting this, and they didn't link the correct source of the patent application discovery. Fixed, but you know - I expect more from dpreview - they are the best of the best when it comes to camera news reporting.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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J A C S: I guess this was funny enough to beat a more interesting patent: a new hybrid VF:

https://www.canonnews.com/new-canon-patent-application-for-a-hybrid-viewfinder

I like the viewfinder patent, and also the multitude on canon's research on stacked sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

Original source of the patent was here. Canon rumors even had the link on their page.

https://www.canonnews.com/7d-mark-iii-to-get-illuminated-buttons

the patent goes into how they have designed the LED portions to prevent light leaks.

"PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a light emission button mechanism that enables a letter or character on the surface of a button to emit light uniformly with a simple configuration without providing any dedicated separate member for light guiding and light shielding, and can prevent light leakage to the inside and outside of the device."

you kind of missed the important part of that sentence, don't you think?

The curious part of the patent is the 7D or 5D chassis that is shown (AF joystick, fixed LCD) which would suggest that canon is looking into this in a 7D Mark III or a future 5D release.

Also you are missing the patent application number so people can view the patent

Japan Patent Application 2017-147019

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners (13 comments in total)
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rrccad: I'm surprised over the SL2 over the M100 in this category. this is the category I would have expected the M100, not in the best under $500.

but both are beginner friendly, maybe the SL2 more so with creative assist.

the M100 isn't much smaller than the SL2? okay.. keep sniffing that glue.

http://j.mp/2zaBW3L

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners (13 comments in total)
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rrccad: I'm surprised over the SL2 over the M100 in this category. this is the category I would have expected the M100, not in the best under $500.

but both are beginner friendly, maybe the SL2 more so with creative assist.

none of which really affect beginners.

the M100 is much smaller, it's more of a camera that is with you at all times than the SL2 could ever be.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for beginners (13 comments in total)

I'm surprised over the SL2 over the M100 in this category. this is the category I would have expected the M100, not in the best under $500.

but both are beginner friendly, maybe the SL2 more so with creative assist.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 4th comment | 7 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (17 comments in total)
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liviutza: I am a long time Canon user and still cannot see how the M100 holds a handle to the A6000, photography-wise... focus in video may be faster to a certain degree (did not test them) but as far as I can tell that's the only feature where Canon may show some, if any, superiority. I do not believe buying a beginner's camera in this price range is better than buying a more serious one...

touchscreen, menus, wider spread of AF points. a bajillion AF points.

much easier to use and it's also smaller and sports a 3:2 LCD screen.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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Impulses: Kind of ironic that the knockoff mugs/thermos in the image of L glass that have been around for ages (just search Amazon) actually look better than the ones made by Canon itself... :P

actually alot of those were made by canon. this isn't exactly the first time canon's released this kind of stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
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rrccad: "General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off"

really? the 2020 Olympics will be shot in 8K.

but that's the nature of it. happened with 4K will happen with 8K.. resolution marches on.

I'd be tempted personally if we get 8K over here, just for the incredibly immersive experience that it's supposed to be combined with 22 channel audio.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
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rrccad: "General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off"

really? the 2020 Olympics will be shot in 8K.

It will be broadcasted in 8k as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:56 UTC

"General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off"

really? the 2020 Olympics will be shot in 8K.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (508 comments in total)
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rrccad: a $1700 camera that doesn't come with a charger for it's battery?

in camera battery charging isn't the same thing as an external battery, what happens if you have more than one battery and need to charge one and use another?

tossing in a charger wouldn't exactly cost Sony an arm and a leg, and they relented from this practice on the A7 series bodies because people complained.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (508 comments in total)

a $1700 camera that doesn't come with a charger for it's battery?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
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chshooter: Unless there is some sort of automatic stitching, a result that is free of any motion artifacts and fast enough burst rate to shoot 90% of all scenes that way this is an utterly useless feature and just a marketing gimmick. I only see a use for still life photography in the studio since there is always some cloud or foliage movement in real life

Moving plants would be a bigger problem, so either don’t have them in your image or pick a calm day.

this normally isn't a problem with how super fast fps has gotten. in other words if you wanted to take a 3 image HDR set, you could blow it off in less than 3/10th's a a second in alot of cameras. however, moving that to 3 seconds in total increases your error rate dramatically.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 16:13 UTC

the EOS-M3 was slow as sh_t taking 1.5 fps when it was running AEB. it was by far the worst camera that canon ever made.

I only bring it up because it was nearly impossible in the real world to use AEB as any signs of motion pretty much ruin a 3 image bracket. shooting frames 1 second apart for landscape? are you serious? cityscape? sure. product? of course.

any type of motion whether it be strong or light and you're going to have to mask them out from the consecutive shots. even without a strong breeze, leaves do move, meaning you'll lose microcontrast gains almost everywhere foliage is.

while I think these forms of computational photography are "where it's going" and I applaud Sony for taking a step in the same directions as pentax, olympus etc (and same with panasonic) it's really got a while to go here.

I find the breathtaking writeup a little over the top and dismisses many real world problems with this technique (especially with such slow shot to shot speed).

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 13:32 UTC as 73rd comment
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D200_4me: I just log into ebay and search for SOLD listings of the item I'm wanting to sell (auctions, not 'buy it now') and I think that gives a pretty good indicator of the value. At least it shows what people are willing to pay anyway.

Yeah I do the same really.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
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