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Gray Skies: Im curious, is the 4k/6k photo modes still plagued by video-like AF speeds? Last i heard the AF didn't perform how it does when in normal stills modes, which is a shame IMO. Especially when using it for action, having capable AF is important.

Quick AF for 4k/6k is important, and it is already quite decent. The other systems are not perfect either. These 4k/6k photo modes are not great for fast action due to rolling shutter in the first place. But it's very nice to be able to records 1 second before you press the shutter when a bird decides to take off. At 30 fps it's awesome, although there are some limitations.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 03:56 UTC

I used to like this company. I thought that this news article does not change my view. But after reading the whole article and getting some hints from the comments, I think this company is going down.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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Robin Ducker: get a camera that doesn't overheat and save money

This is the first time ever I hear a Panasonic camera overheating. So far a general guideline has been: In order to avoid overheating, get a Panasonic.

So instead of GF7, get a Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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webber15: Electronic shutters for stills are a complete waste of development time and money...period...

The bigger and louder, the better.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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Marty4650: My Panasonic GM1 with 14mm f/2.5 lens is the best compact camera I have ever used.

And it is absolutely tiny compared to the Fuji X100F. See for yourself.

http://j.mp/2qJv0u8

I recently bought a second hand GM1 + 3 batteries + Chinese grip for 160€ from a store. A fair price of second-hand GM1 + 14mm f/2.5 + 20mm f/1.7 would be 600 - 650€. That's a very nice and extremely compact kit. Usually I also carry Olympus 45mm f/1.8 with me.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 16:56 UTC

Funny that they are citing themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (286 comments in total)

It seems that Canon can make digital (electronic) image stabilization so good that it's mentioned as a benefit compared to the rivals. At least "built-in" and "5-axis" makes it sound like the real stuff. It would be interesting to know how much it adds to lens IS when shooting video. Obviously digital IS is not applicable when shooting stills.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 66th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1197 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: I know this may be just me, but I think image quality is the most important factor to a camera. This is why I shoot only RAW. I will sacrifice convenience for image quality. I mean just look at how much sharper the video is on the a6500. The image is gorgeous. While the Panasonic is average 4K. The A6500 is even cheaper and has a super 35 sensor too. This has some nice features that the a6500 diesnt have, but most of them are ergonomics. Except fro the 4K 60p and 10 bit.

A6500 is abit sharper and focuses better than GH5, but it does overheat (still it should be much better than A6300). Still many people rent something like 5D mk III. I would like to see how much does the overheating alone affect the IQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
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GregAllen: Title should read EOS *5D* Mark III

@Kharan, 50 x digital is not the same as 50 x optical zoom. Digital in-body-image-stabilization is not the same thing as real ("optical") in-body-image-stabilization. A panorama mode that stitches 10 images into one 50Mp image is not the same as 50Mp sensor. 4k time-lapse video is not the same as "real-time" 4k video. These are all in-camera post-processing features. It's nice to have these options in-camera, but everything can be done on computer as well.

Marketing departments do their jobs and try to trick customers. I see no reason for DPreview.com and/or Magic Lantern community doing so. OTOH, actually that 3840x1600 @ 24p may be qualified as 4k (but only barely).

By the way, which cameras are advertised as 4k based on 4k time-lapse?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
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GregAllen: Title should read EOS *5D* Mark III

Also the title should not read "4k" (12.5fps does not count).

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (105 comments in total)
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AshMills: Nice pics, better without "explanation"

'Better without "expanation"', probably. On the other hand, this article is not about images, but how and why they have been captured.

I find the topic interesting and extremely important.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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chrohrs: You should probably change the headline to clarify that this is not MICRO for thirds.

It's about the time to learn about 4/3. This is especially useful for those buying second-hand lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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3DSimmon: Good and well timed artical, I was looking into these 3 for video. 5 axis stabilization on the 2 newer models caught my eye, I wonder why it is limited it to video only though?

@rrccad We are talking about body specs here. For non-stabilized lenses the difference is huge. For stabilized lenses the difference is perhaps only about one stop.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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3DSimmon: Good and well timed artical, I was looking into these 3 for video. 5 axis stabilization on the 2 newer models caught my eye, I wonder why it is limited it to video only though?

It's not real optical stabilization. It's done by comparing adjacent video frames and can be done in PP just as well. Personally I find it hilarious that they even advertise it, because the competition (Sony, Olympus, Panasonic) offer real optical 5-axis stabilization, which is at least 10 times better.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Could someone explain why Canon does not include 4k?

It looks like they are releasing equipment with supressed capabilities.

Still it has in-camera 5-axis stabilization. Oh wait, that's not on the sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:00 UTC
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KKnipser: Just one year ago Nikon had 2,260 000 compact customers in this quarter.
Now they have fallen to 990 000 compact customers last quarter.
No wonder they axed these.
More than -50% customers in one year...

edit:
this compares to "just" a -18% drop in DSLR customers quarter versus previous year.

I am sure many people did not buy a Nikon (or other brand) compact camera, because they were waiting the DL-series becoming available.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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ttran88: Do you have to pay for the update?

Actually, charging for the v-log upgrade makes some sense, because it's only meant for (semi-)professionals. Panasonic does not want to get complaints from novice/enthusiastic users just because they use features they do not understand. Most of the users should not use v-log. Without proper post-processing, it looks awful.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
On photo City Lights Movie Theater in the Your City - Movie Theater challenge (26 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: m43 low light winner = fail
1) shows a shot inside a theatre when no movie was being shown (room lighting is fully on)
2) shows projector running showing likely pre-show ads, previews, trailers, etc
3) confirmed by audience blur, evidence of ongoing audience talking/chatting before lights go off when movie actually starts (not shown; not captured)
4) this familiar non-low light scenario is easily recognized; except for m43 shooters who are too easily impressed

@Sdaniella, the lens used is 12-50mm (35mm eq.: 24-100mm). The photographer did not want to that wide. Of course the photographer could have also used for example 12mm f/1.4 or 17mm f/0.95 wide open, but the depth-of-field would have been much narrower.

Larger sensors have clear benefits in many situations, but low-light shooting when large depth-of-field is desired is not one of those.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
On photo City Lights Movie Theater in the Your City - Movie Theater challenge (26 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: m43 low light winner = fail
1) shows a shot inside a theatre when no movie was being shown (room lighting is fully on)
2) shows projector running showing likely pre-show ads, previews, trailers, etc
3) confirmed by audience blur, evidence of ongoing audience talking/chatting before lights go off when movie actually starts (not shown; not captured)
4) this familiar non-low light scenario is easily recognized; except for m43 shooters who are too easily impressed

Sdaniella, with a full frame camera the settings would have been: 26mm, f/7.3, 4s, ISO 800. This equals zero benefit over µ4/3 (in fact µ4/3 sensors typically have better quantum efficiency, not to mention much better stabilization).

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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(unknown member): I think the kit lens you mentioned was $599 by itself, which meant the camera was only $100 or so more than the G1 was at release so not expensive really. I still have a G1 which I bought in 2008 and used extensively (the novelty of mirrorless and all those aftermarket lenses), a very robust workhorse of a camera.

Stand-alone, the lens was 700€. I was stupid not to sell it after getting other lenses. Recently, the new 12-60mm (non-Leica) was 599€, and G7 plus that lens was 499€ in the same store. GH5 with the new 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 is 500€ more than the body-only. You conclude.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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