Beckler8

Lives in Canada NB, Canada
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On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (406 comments in total)

This is a seriously unique camera and at this price seems to make GH5s instantly obsolete. I like they've used carbon, though that might be the reason it needs a fan. I also like that they moved drastically from silly Apple ergonomics in ver. 1 to something actually usable.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 01:03 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

How's the rolling shutter in 4K though?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 15:26 UTC as 78th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)

Suggestion: show basic camera specs in gallery because you don't know where the stated focal length/aperture lies in the camera's range - both due to its sensor size and lens range. Stating it was taken at 30mm doesn't tell me much. For images, might want to include 35mm equiv. too.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 15:58 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (126 comments in total)
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Beckler8: A higher quality, faster 7 or 8x zoom would also be very useful in the market. 15x is great but 8x is still hugely more versatile than rx100.

I think it just depends on user. Only reason I don't own rx100 is lack of any telephoto reach. For others it's perfectly ok.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 22:10 UTC

When I heard 'global shutter' I thought they'd finally made a planet-wide shield system for protection against meteors, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 18:15 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (126 comments in total)

A higher quality, faster 7 or 8x zoom would also be very useful in the market. 15x is great but 8x is still hugely more versatile than rx100.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 16:31 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (538 comments in total)

I like the 100/200 lineup. Same camera but your choice of lens. A faster, 8x zoom or so would be nice option too. They're still mimicking rx100 minimalism too - should instead make it usable, with better controls and design.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 23:48 UTC as 120th comment
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Beckler8: They shouldn't aim these specifically at beginners. I think companies are missing a segment, which is the smallest possible mirrorless. So whatever they can put into the smallest body like this, but for enthusiast level. That would be the best pocket camera - something almost as small as RX100 but an actual mirrorless with proper controls, etc. Maybe the Sony 5200? LOL - yeah right, Sony is clueless. They make top hardware but design-wise it's generally all garbage. A9 slowly moves in the right direction but it shouldn't take a decade to improve to something that's already known.

@arbux Huh, then what does rx100 offer. A lot, thats what. If a mirrorless could be same size (+lens thickness, that is) then it would offer even more. Amazing thing is, the sony 5100 already is about the same size. If they could have a slightly thinner kit lens and proper body design (usable, with buttons, etc.) it would be the ultimate pocketable camera. But you're right a mobile phone is a mirrorless camera and the way to go (sarcasm).

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 17:07 UTC

They shouldn't aim these specifically at beginners. I think companies are missing a segment, which is the smallest possible mirrorless. So whatever they can put into the smallest body like this, but for enthusiast level. That would be the best pocket camera - something almost as small as RX100 but an actual mirrorless with proper controls, etc. Maybe the Sony 5200? LOL - yeah right, Sony is clueless. They make top hardware but design-wise it's generally all garbage. A9 slowly moves in the right direction but it shouldn't take a decade to improve to something that's already known.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 15:09 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies

I think the main point is that only recently are smartphone cameras completely suitable for high-quality images for some types of viewing and can therefore replace casual compact cameras exactly as they have done. Not having real zoom is still a big problem of course - apparently most of those ppl don't care.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 15:48 UTC as 267th comment | 1 reply

Without this video I never would've known every visitor takes a picture of the Eiffel tower - thanks DPR!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 18:20 UTC as 51st comment
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kminkov: So 15 FPS footage still counts as video?

Even a still image is considered video - it has captured an extended length of time during its shutter open time.

Signed,
Fujifilm Marketing

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 13:27 UTC

What are the chances the "holographic" display will be a huge disappointment? I'm thinking about 90%. I'd certainly like to be wrong tho...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 21:50 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Beckler8: I hope they're treating this mirrorless effort with the seriousness that the future of the company depends on outdoing Sony on this - because it may well.

Ridiculous. Sony has its issues but if you think a7, a9 for example aren't great cameras - and universally reviewed as such - you're the one uninformed, sir. I'm actually a Nikon (and sony) man too; I want them to make something that beats Sony's current offerings. Competition.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:47 UTC

I hope they're treating this mirrorless effort with the seriousness that the future of the company depends on outdoing Sony on this - because it may well.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:27 UTC as 144th comment | 3 replies
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Beckler8: "Lighting and equipment", sure. An assaulter AND a liar - trump would be proud...

Is it a stretch tho? The problem is he's the most powerful man on earth so it's glaring. He's the same type of scumbag so one gets easily reminded. But you're right, it's not directly related of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

"Lighting and equipment", sure. An assaulter AND a liar - trump would be proud...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 139th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)

What about the overall point that there's no way DSLR's will still be mainstream in 5-10 years (or sooner). That mirrorless is the next evolution is as obvious as film to digital. You may want a new camera anyway in that time frame, but if you're building a lens collection you may want to consider this. Will Nikon mirrorless F be compatible with standard F lenses?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 227th comment | 2 replies
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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

We must know however that this is partly, if not largely, psychology. I think a9 is so good it must just be seen now as fully on par with top DSLRs - just different, so that each has its strengths. There may be other issues like reliability or service though which I haven't researched. I know what you mean about impressions - to me even the SONY logo on the 'prism' looks wrong, but obviously 100% psychology. The only real issue to me is ergonomics. There's no reason to go for boxy smooth minimalism that doesn't fit hands well. DSLR's are objectively superior in that regard but to what degree is still individually determined.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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J A C S: Among what - the other Sony FF mirrorless bodies? How many FF competitors are out there?

Even so-called mirrorless cameras aren't truly so - for their user may be carrying a pocket mirror for instance, or other types of portable mirrors. Most people are carrying at least a half-dozen mirrors at all times.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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