mpgxsvcd

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On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

My first thought when I read the title was “Sony has finally made RAW video a reality in the consumer market".

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 18:23 UTC as 100th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

This should show everyone the influence that Dpreview and its readers have with the manufactures. The lossy RAW issue has been known for quite a while now. However, once Dpreview posted the article and its many readers complained something got done.

I hope that Dpreview will keep pushing the manufacturers to make their products better. I once thought that Dpreview would only post positive comments about the big 3 manufacturers. However, I see now that they strive to remain unbiased in their assessments of each camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 101st comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)

Sony drops the Mic and strolls off stage!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 18:13 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply

If I had $3000 right now I know what I would buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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mclaren777: The data throughput made me laugh when I read it. With an uncommonly small 12 MP sensor, here are its fastest speeds...

• Continuous shooting: 2.5 fps
• High-speed shooting: 5 fps

Um, what?

"That throughput is laughable."

Tell Canon that. 5Ds = 5 FPS for more than $1000 over this cameras price.

While I agree that this camera is probably capable of faster burst speeds, Sony only has to stay ahead of their competition. If Canon only offers 5 FPS in its current flagship camera then Sony might not feel any pressure to exceed that figure.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC

I am not sure if everyone here realizes what 8K video really is. It has at least 8000 horizontal pixels @ 24 FPS. The highest pixel count full frame still camera(Canon 5DS) on Dpreview only has an 8688 x 5792 sensor and shoots at a MASSIVE(Not really) 5.0 FPS.

We aren’t even close to having a high speed 8K still camera much less an 8K video camera. This technology is at least half a decade away from when Canon will actually be able to sell it even to Pros.

This is an article about Vaporware. That is all.

The 8K display they mention will probably take longer to produce than the camera will. That could be as much as a decade away.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
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mpgxsvcd: 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.

The Red Weapon only shoots 6K according to their website.

http://www.red.com/products/weapon-dragon#tech-specs

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 13:38 UTC

At Canon we dream BIG and produce little.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

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
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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
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