Rambalac

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1156 comments in total)
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John Koch: Panasonic should offer a firmware patch that includes a submenu with standardized modes for video tracking AF: "follow the ball" for sports, "largest face" or group of faces, backlit face, dark background, dark face / light shirt, dancers (back-lit, spot-lit, or sun-lit), etc. The multiple bar customization options are too difficult to select by trial and error.

Nice if DPR were to corroborate video AF comparisons to the OM-D EM1ii, a6500, 80D, or even the G80/85. Others have tried this, but more evidence is helpful. The existing tests may contradict because the subjects involve different light conditions or contrasts. Alas, the other models do better or fail less often.

Meanwhile, GH5 buyers who need reliable AF can: a) avoid wide apertures or ambiguous lighting or contrast; b) use MF and chain a close subject in one place; c) use MF, keep the subject at least 4 meters distant, and set the MF near infinity; or d) cut-away to b-roll footage, or any overlay, if all else fails.

Problem with GH5 AF is even if camera recognizes face and selects it with box camera fails to focus to it sometimes.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1156 comments in total)
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mermaidkiller: PAL and NTSC ?
These standards from the analog TV age are completely obsolete in a digital age.
So it does not make any sense whether the frame rate is 59.94 or 60.00 or 50 or 72 fps.
So I set my video cameras to 60 / 30 fps (so-called 'NTSC') to get a higher frame rate while I live in the EU where NTSC was not the standard in the analog era.

@Rexyinc, not exactly true. In Japan TV is 60Hz, but electricity 50Hz.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Two things that may be a good thing from the older gear 360: (1) At f2.2, the video quality may be slightly sharper and (2) the lower resolution may mean bigger photosites on each sensor for better low light performance and DR, of course with the appropriate bitrate and encoder. Hoping for a good hands on review...

Lower resolution means such 360 video is unwatchable. Even 2x 4K is no enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
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Jefftan: I have heard RT can read data from RAW and correct MFT lens distortion, correct?

any others like Sony E-mount got automatic lens correction?
Thanks

That means it does not support

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1156 comments in total)
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dutch3dmaster: I pre-ordered mine :-)

One thing I hope for is that the GH5 will come with a more sophisticated time lapse mode. With 4K, 6K and other speedy technology already in place it should not be difficult to increase the frame rate in time lapse mode. Currently 1 frame per second is as fast you can go. A few frames per second would be nice.

Another thing I would like to have is the depth map which the camera seems to generate in combination with an image to turn it into 3D. Again something which should not be a hard thing to do. It could turn the GH5 into an interesting 3D camera!!!

Now you can use VFR in 4K too. It starts from 2 fps.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 20:20 UTC
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Jefftan: I have heard RT can read data from RAW and correct MFT lens distortion, correct?

any others like Sony E-mount got automatic lens correction?
Thanks

So basically RT still does NOT support MFT.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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ecka84: Why is that every time some camera gear company produce a video, it seems like they don't know how to use their own products? The quality is always so low ... so compressed ... some kind of 480p upscale and crap like that. I don't understand ... are they trying to not sell the product, keep it to themselves? Why is that happening?

Not every company. Panasonic videos are now 4K by standard.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (76 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The 6K Photo mode could shoot unlimited 18+ mp images @30fps !
https://youtu.be/rUnpEXaI1S8?t=1016

Use the 100-400mm (200-800mm FF eqiv) handheld in dual IS mode !
6K photo sample : http://lumixlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/P1000044.jpg

@Ebrahim Saadaw
It's not limited and it is 18Mp video but in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect.
It does not have raw, but it can use AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1156 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Finally: anamorphic 4K capture. Somewhere in 2009, Philips was right. But it was to early for the "consumer" to embrace this...
Panasonic: a sincere big bravo!

So, what is the point of anamorphic? There is no anamorphic TVs and it does not do any better for post processing.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1633 comments in total)
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Rambalac: What does "Number of focus points: 49" mean if it's Dual Pixel?

Do you mean it still can focus only in specific points?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1633 comments in total)

What does "Number of focus points: 49" mean if it's Dual Pixel?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Coliban: Good review Mr. Williams, thank you.

I´ve learned all necessary features an inabilities to decide that this is an interesting camera, but i have to wait until they finished the software/firmware, then it could be a good camera.

Tell it Xiaomi users.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Coliban: Good review Mr. Williams, thank you.

I´ve learned all necessary features an inabilities to decide that this is an interesting camera, but i have to wait until they finished the software/firmware, then it could be a good camera.

As it's Chinese camera only firmware update will be in new camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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Yxa: I think I'll be waiting for the 33 Mpix , 8k model with global shutter =GH6 in 2020

Favorable Exponynt
They will use organic sensor with microprisms, so one big on-sensor microlens for 3 dots.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with 4K/60p under development (48 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Also know as the GH26 in some regions :p

Unlike other cameras it's not region locked, so no, only GH5

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:47 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (173 comments in total)

What? No built-in flash?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:43 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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Tony Northrup: After your excellent article on equivalence, I'm surprised to see that you're still showing the 35mm equivalent focal length without applying the crop factor to the f/stop number. Obviously this tiny lens isn't equivalent to a 21mm f/2.8.

By all means, list the physical f/stop and focal length. If you apply the crop factor to the focal length, however, you should also give us the equivalent f/stop.

Here's a good explanation: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equivalence-and-why-should-i-care

21mm is Field of View
f/2.8 is exposition. f/2.8 is always the same without relation to crop.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary (471 comments in total)

And that EVF eyecup is much more comfortable.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 13:47 UTC as 19th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary (471 comments in total)

Ok, I finally got to CP+ and could touch GH4 myself.
Info and level marks become dimmed after 30sec and totally disappear after another 30sec during video recording.
EVF is really incredibly sharp and looks bigger than in GH3, moreover while display is 16:9, EVF is 4:3.
Timelapse has special mode on the left dial(visible on photos) and in the end of shooting or in play mode all photos can be converted into video including 4K
Now in WiFi you can not only start video recording, but stop it. Though they are still "deciding" about showing remote video during recording.
Memory card bay lid is much harder to open.
Hard to say about AF, but except more flexible zones it doesn't look noticeably faster. Cant say about following focus accuracy, as they don't allow to use your own memory card.
Now you can adjust shadows and highlights for JPG.
RAW converter is quite simple and allows to setup all usual settings as for JPG shooting (including new shadows and highlights)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 20th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary (471 comments in total)
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Gearsau: That " thing " is just so ugly, with " The optional DMW-YAGH 'Interface Unit' .that only Panasonic could love it.

But that's for rig, not for holding

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
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