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On article Nikon D850 Review (2053 comments in total)

Not a big deal. However, the sentence "there's no essentially no difference between shooting at" in the dynamic range testing page should be corrected. I believe it should be "there's essentially no difference between shooting at".

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (2053 comments in total)

You had me at "Dynamic Range".

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2053 comments in total)

If you can't take great pictures and videos with this camera then I doubt any other camera will magically change that fact.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies

Most people will have no idea how to get the most out of these new features. In addition they can't possibly conceive of how much time, money, and effort shooting in anamorphic or HDR takes.

These new features are fantastic but they will be misused and abused by the people that don't fully understand them.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies
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BeaverTerror: I'm a climber. A $500 camera that I expect to get smashed off my helmet over a cliff at any moment. Nice.

Do you get hit in the head a lot as a "climber"?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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Akgbkd: But will our current display technology be able to reproduce all those colours???

Dolby Vision calibrated displays can but the real high end ones cost many tens of thousands of dollars.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:13 UTC

What bit depth and color space does it shoot with?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

I always think "This is going to be the end of Hasselblad" after reading their press releases and somehow they always keep on chugging along.

I have never personally met someone who could afford one of their cameras and actually wanted to buy one. However, there must be some of those people put there somewhere.

Keep on, keeping on, I guess.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: How does BIT depth increase Dynamic Range if it is not capturing any more data?

Richard,

Thank you for your response. That makes perfect sense and I am afraid it is what so many people are missing.

Too many people claim that simply by using Vlog-L with the GH5 they automatically get 12 stops of dynamic range no matter what any of the conditions are or what other settings they use.

Yes V-Log L is capable of retaining 12 stops of dynamic range but it is very questionable whether the GH5 can capture 12 usable stops of dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 13:32 UTC

Something the article doesn’t mention is that if the scene you are taking a picture of doesn’t have 12 stops of dynamic range in it then it really doesn’t matter at all if your bit depth is 12 or 14 bits.

I see a lot of people take a simple landscape picture and say it has lots of dynamic range. However, when you look at the histogram of it neither side is anywhere near the edges of the histogram.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:21 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies

How does BIT depth increase Dynamic Range if it is not capturing any more data?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies

Probably the single most informative article I have encountered here on Dpreview. Excellent job on this article Richard.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 13:40 UTC as 100th comment
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mpgxsvcd: That says V10 on that card. That isn't fast enough for any of the current cameras. Even the original GoPro cameras needed more than V10. V30 is the bare minimum for today's needs.

720p requires more than V10.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:16 UTC

That says V10 on that card. That isn't fast enough for any of the current cameras. Even the original GoPro cameras needed more than V10. V30 is the bare minimum for today's needs.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Is it a requirement that the card be a UHS-II card for the 400 MB/sec update? For example if you had a V60 UHS-I card, which is theoretically possible, would it be able to utilize the full write speed capabilities of the card in the GH5?

@Richard Butler

There was a post that said that Panasonic only implemented the SD50 specification for the GH5 with UHS-I cards instead of the SD104 Spec. If that is true then the GH5 will be artificially limited to a max of 50 MB/sec with any and all UHS-I cards.

Can you confirm with Panasonic whether this is true or not? If it is true it will mean that no matter what no UHS-I cards will ever work with the 400 mb/sec mode.

EOSHD has already confirmed that his Sandisk 95 MB/sec UHS-I cards fail after a few seconds with the 400 MB/sec mode.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 14:42 UTC

24mm is too narrow and F4.0 is not fast enough. This really needs a 14mm F1.8 lens but then I am sure it would not be able to have a 1 inch sensor in that sized camera body.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies

Is it a requirement that the card be a UHS-II card for the 400 MB/sec update? For example if you had a V60 UHS-I card, which is theoretically possible, would it be able to utilize the full write speed capabilities of the card in the GH5?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies

Very excited for the HLG HDR functionality. You can't fully take advantage of what 10 BIT is capable of without HDR.

Right now HDR10 works from the GH5 but it looks terrible when viewed in SDR instead of HDR. With HLG you only have to render one file and it will look good in SDR and HDR.

The GH5 will be a beast after this update is released.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 27th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2053 comments in total)
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dirkluchtman: What about live view Performance and focusing? How does it compare to Canon's DPAF this time around? Did they vastly improve it?

I love the fact that Rishi is willing to just go out there and say it like it is. For stills shooting this thing appears to be absolutely unmatched.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2053 comments in total)

Is there a mode to crop down to 20 Megapixels and gain any FPS speed over the full sized image 7 or 9 FPS burst shooting? That would be great for the sport shooters that need more speed and reach and can sacrifice a little resolution.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 358th comment | 2 replies
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