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Best camera ever made!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 88th comment

Please remember that all broadcasts on cable and most of satellite in the US currently are 720p or 1080i. None of them are true 1080p @ 60 FPS from the source. There are a few true UHD/4K broadcasts on directv but you have to buy about $300 worth of equipment in order to get those very rare broadcasts.

1080p @ 60 FPS would be a fantastic upgrade in the states. Hardly anyone would complain at all about that over the current 1080i and 720p broadcasts. However, we are years away from that becoming a reality.

Why again are we talking about 8K?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 71st comment | 5 replies

16 Mp is barely above 4K in typical still cameras. 24 Mp is typically about half way between 4K and 8K. It takes more than 42 Mp in typical cameras before you see greater than 8K worth of resolution.

However, those are all at still camera frame rates. None of those can do even 4K @ 60 FPS with their max resolution.

The TVs can exceed the cameras now. There is no point in going over 4K for home use. For large screen theater use maybe but definitely not for home use.

Instead what we really need is 4K @ 120 FPS. That is it. Nothing more. 120 FPS is the universal frame rate. 24 FPS, 30 FPS, and 60 FPS all divide evenly into 120 FPS and it allows for excellent slow motion and short shutter durations. You need short shutter durations to capture all of that 4K’s worth of detail when there is motion.

Honestly, when it gets to 4K @ 120 FPS there will not be a need to go any further in resolution and probably not any faster in frame rates except in the cases of extreme slow motion.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies

Cool!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 10th comment

The link below says "The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s". The difference between 90 and 100 MB/sec is nothing. However, going up to 275 MB/sec would definitely be worth it. Which one is right?

https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/extremepro-microsd-uhs-ii

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

@Allison Johnson I respectfully disagree. This review was not up to the standards of the other reviews that Dpreview typically puts out. I am not faulting you specifically for that. However, as a customer of Dpreview I hope that this is the last review we see that doesn’t include the detailed sections and analysis of the camera.

If you aren’t going to fully review it then don’t review it at all is my honest opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)

It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:52 UTC as 89th comment | 11 replies

Hasselblad deserves the comeback manufacturer of the year.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

If I could afford this camera then I am certain I could take pictures with it that I couldn't take with any other camera on the market today.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 247th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

For once I can't make fun of Hasselblad. Sure the price is beyond what virtually everyone here is willing to pay. However, this truly is a unique product without any competition at the moment.

It is a niche product and that is what Hasselblad was known for when they were a well respected company. I am so glad this announcement wasn't for another rebadged Sony camera with an absurd price tag.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 312th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: A 1000mm F4.0 telescope costs about $650 and weighs about 25 pounds. This lens has a lot of cool history but no way it will be worth the price it finally sells for.

That would be a 10" diameter telescope just like this lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:13 UTC

A 1000mm F4.0 telescope costs about $650 and weighs about 25 pounds. This lens has a lot of cool history but no way it will be worth the price it finally sells for.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 79th comment | 4 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (487 comments in total)

This truly is a ground breaking camera. The cost is the only thing that would prevent me from buying it. However, if I had that kind of money to spend on a camera like this then I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 179th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1090 comments in total)

It seems like this is a great camera for what it is designed to do.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 172nd comment

It almost seems like they can sell anything these days as long as it has the shape of a camera and has greater than 10x zoom with 20 or more megapixels.

Those are the only specs the average consumers seems to care about anymore. Nothing else seems to matter.

I fully expect to see 100X zoom cameras with 1/3" sensors and 100 megapixels one day. They will have an F30.0 focal ratio but no one will ever care about that because it has 100 megapixels and they think that automatically makes it "Sharper".

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Who could have possibly dreamed ten years ago you could buy so much camera with so many features and capabilities for $279?

Sure, the Sony RX and Nikon DL superzooms are "better" but they cost four times as much. For what it is, this is a pretty amazing camera at it's price.

What features does it have that are so amazing? 1080p @ 30 FPS video? An F3.2-F6.6 Focal Ratio? 2.5 FPS Burst? No RAW? Max ISO 3200 range?

All it has going for it is that it can reach to 625 mm. That is it. It simply is a small camera with an overtaxed sensor and a long reach.

They sacrifice the aperture to give you the reach and leave out all of the features like fast burst or better video to hit their size and price targets.

Long Zooms are the new megapixel wars. It sounds great on paper but in the real world it just takes a closer up picture with equally bad results.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (706 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: No camera company should be satisfied with a Silver award for a camera that has a significant placement in their lineup.

If you don't get a gold award now you aren't doing enough to stay ahead of the competition.

Canon's last Gold award was the Canon EOS 70D on Oct 31, 2013. I think that was before the "Gold" award standards were raised though. The "Gold" award means a lot more now than it did back then.

Sony has had 9 Gold Awards since then. Even Panasonic has had 5 Gold awards in that same time frame. Olympus has had 2 Gold awards since then for crying out loud.

This is just pathetic for Canon and Nikon shouldn't be applauded in that regard either. Nikon has only had 2 gold awards in that time frame.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews?category=cameras&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

The gold award isn't meaningless anymore. They changed how they hand it out and now it really differentiates the cameras that are nothing really special from the ones that stand out among their competition.

Since they made that change Canon has not made a camera that is deserving of the gold award.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)

I will sum up this camera in one sentence.

"It is terrible and overpriced".

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (706 comments in total)
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surlezi: Seems like a good mid-range camera.

I was thinking it would make a good budget interchangeable lens camera. Its price disqualifies it from that category though.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (706 comments in total)

No camera company should be satisfied with a Silver award for a camera that has a significant placement in their lineup.

If you don't get a gold award now you aren't doing enough to stay ahead of the competition.

Canon's last Gold award was the Canon EOS 70D on Oct 31, 2013. I think that was before the "Gold" award standards were raised though. The "Gold" award means a lot more now than it did back then.

Sony has had 9 Gold Awards since then. Even Panasonic has had 5 Gold awards in that same time frame. Olympus has had 2 Gold awards since then for crying out loud.

This is just pathetic for Canon and Nikon shouldn't be applauded in that regard either. Nikon has only had 2 gold awards in that time frame.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews?category=cameras&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 175th comment | 4 replies
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