mpgxsvcd

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Now is a bad time to be counting on camera sales to support your business. Those companies that make money on other things will do better in the long run.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

A log profile does not increase your dynamic range. Increasing your bit depth or decreasing the noise profile of the sensor is the only thing that can give you a "Real" increase in your dynamic range.

Log profiles give you the "perception" of increased dynamic range by increasing noise. Noise is a component of dynamic range so it is misleading to say that you are increasing the dynamic range without increasing the bit depth or changing the noise characteristics of the sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

The camera is $2K. The memory cards are $300+ and the thing weighs more than two pounds. The Panasonic FZ1000 is less than $700, weighs less than 2 pounds, and its memory cards cost about $80. No one in their right mind would ever buy the XC10 over the FZ1000.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies

It sure beats the mirror-less offerings from Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

I just love how Panasonic updates the camera I already have for free with all of their latest technologies. Some other companies only give you the new features when you buy a brand new camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The GH4 is such a great camera. It still fits all of my needs so many years after it was first released.

New camera technology comes out about every 6 months. Therefore almost two years is actually quite a long time in camera technology terms. The fact that Panasonic has kept the GH4 up to date with current day technologies for almost two years is quite an accomplishment.

Canon lets some of their cameras go for most of a decade without any real technology advances. They still think 1080p @ 60 FPS is a “premium” feature for some of their cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 18:16 UTC

The GH4 is such a great camera. It still fits all of my needs so many years after it was first released.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:59 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (885 comments in total)

If people continue to buy their outdated cameras they will continue to make them. Simple as that.

It is clear from the comments that pretty much everyone here knows there are better options out there. However, the people on this forum aren’t the ones that buy cameras blindly based on the recommendation of the kid in the blue shirt at Best Buy.

If it makes you mad that Canon sells these cameras in ridiculous quantities then simply make sure everyone you know understands why their rebel products are inferior.

In the end I now realize that it doesn’t matter to me. So what if someone else pays too much for an inferior product? They may get lucky and still get great images or videos. Who am I to tell Canon that they should change their business model that appears to still be making them money?

It is great that Dpreview stands up to Canon. Doreview gives an unbiased view of each and every camera. That allows me to make informed decisions on which camera works best for my needs.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 148th comment | 2 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)

Jeff and Sam combined for an excellent and thorough review. Keep up the great work gents!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 16:38 UTC as 129th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)

"Auto ISO is available in manual exposure mode but the camera won't let you use exposure comp to specify how bright the image should be."

Panasonic's stance on Auto ISO is just baffling. They could do it right easily but they choose not to.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)

I am disappointed. I was expecting at least F4.0-F8.1.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

It almost sounds like he has never used a camera from Canon's competition. He appears to be oblivious to what is available from other manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 105th comment

That picture really makes him look smug. I hope Canon finds a way to be a leader in the industry again. I miss the days when Canon announcements were always a breath of fresh air.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 106th comment | 7 replies

How long can they record continuous video for? I would like to replace a GoPro with the 18-50 camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 98th comment
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FodgeandDurn: 18-50, when I'm not shooting wildlife/sport that's the focal length I cover with 3 lenses on my mirrorless. If it's sharp, for shooting during the day I'd struggle to justify bringing a CSC and 3 lenses around with me instead of this.

At 18mm I'd also happily use it for a bit of astrophotography. I know people bang on about larger sensors for astro, but 99% of a pleasing image is post processing, the next most important thing is controlled CA in the corners etc... Lonelyspeck.com got some amazing astro results from the RX100, so I can only surmise that this would be excellent too, perhaps on a hiking holiday where you find yourself amongst mountains/trees/water+stars.

Astrophotography requires HUGE focal lengths. What you are referring to is night scapes. Both are cool but they require vastly different cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

F6.9 is the new F4.5. Apparently physics doesn't apply to these cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:49 UTC as 10th comment

I wish Interlaced video had never been invented. I am shocked to still see it around in 2016.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

20 megapixels @ F6.9 with a 1/2.3" sensor. Take that Physics!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Despite our complaints and valid reasons why Canon cameras are inferior to everything else they continue to sell. It just baffles as to why that is. However, I have no doubt that enough people will buy this camera for Canon to justify making a 90D with mediocre upgrades and a significant price bump in the years to come.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Is Canon seriously bragging about finally putting 1080p @ 60 FPS video in their cameras in 2016?

I get it this camera meets the needs of most users. The problem is that it costs $1200 without a lens and $1800 with a “kit” lens. That is a very tough sell when every other manufacturer offers so much more for so much less.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
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