mpgxsvcd

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Canon’s new moto:

“Why live in the present when you can live 10 years in the future? We make reality implausible.”

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:46 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

When is Canon going to get back to their roots and tell us about a revolutionary camera that they are ready to ship right now? Enough about what you are going to do in the distant future.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies

We don’t even have a large array of 8K still cameras at the moment. Why are we even talking about 8K video? It won’t happen for at least a decade simply because we don’t have the bandwidth and consumer displays to take advantage of that. Let alone the computer power to process and render 8K in a reasonable amount of time.

4K is barely gaining traction right now. 4K Blu-ray has been delayed considerably. What makes them think 8K is going to be any different?

Right now what we really need is 4K @ 24 FPS 10 bit Losslessly Compressed RAW video. Just someone please give us that so that HDR can get off the ground.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:35 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies

It says what lens he used but it doesn't say what camera. Did he use a Canon or Nikon camera to win the Sony contest? Wouldn't that be ironic?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies

That is a great photo and very well thought out logic behind the settings he selected. He is a deserving winner. He knew his equipment well and he was able to use that to his advantage to take a difficult shot in tough conditions.

Bravo!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 13:15 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

At least they didn't give it a Root Kit and try to convince us it was for our benefit!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 19:30 UTC as 247th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

mpgxsvcd: Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

"I guess it is a compromise to have decent and compatible video capabilities."

My Panasonic GH4 has excellent video capabilities and it doesn't do the RAW compression as far as I know.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 19:28 UTC

All these years I thought Canon was the only camera company capable of making a bonehead move like this.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 267th comment

Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 269th comment | 5 replies

Ordered!

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 24th comment
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)

It is a great camera. Not much more to say about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:25 UTC as 90th comment
On article The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty (227 comments in total)

I like Canon lenses. They make some good ones. However, I don’t own any Canon cameras or lenses for that matter anymore so I won’t be purchasing any of their new offerings.

It is a shame they didn’t continue to be leaders in the pro-sumer video department after the 5D MK II. I definitely would have continued to buy Canon products if they had done that.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:31 UTC as 44th comment

This thing will be $200 by Christmas.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 169th comment | 2 replies

Olympus offers the EM10 MKII for about the same price. It has excellent built-in image stabilization, weather sealing, an EVF, 1080p @ 60 FPS video, 8.5 FPS burst mode, and a host of built in features that are extremely useful.

This Canon M3 wasn't exciting when it was first announced. Now it really just seems irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 170th comment | 4 replies

Why? It might have had a chance a year ago but not now with excellent fixed lens options from Sony and great Mirror-less options from Panasonic and Olympus.

It is almost as if Canon can't decide whether it wants their M-series to fail or not.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (371 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Is there a special reason DPR keeps publishing separate 'studies' of ISO invariance, AF capabilities etc. for one specific camera?

Because it is nice to see this information now instead of needing to wait for the entire review to be complete.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (371 comments in total)

What is the most ISO invariant camera Dpreview has tested so far?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:05 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (115 comments in total)

The GX8 is a nice camera. I just find it hard to overlook the fixed lens offerings from Sony at the moment when the price of cameras like the GX8 is so high.

I can buy a GH4 for the price that Amazon lists the GX8 at right now. That decision is a no brainer.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:47 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (115 comments in total)

I really like the new gallery. Now I can quickly scan through the photos to see what settings were used. I can skip right to the high ISO photos if that is all I am interested in.

This new gallery is a BIG improvement to the site. Job well done Dpreview!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 32nd comment
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