mpgxsvcd

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$49,000 sounds like a reasonable price for a camera with these specs. I could never afford it. However, if I could this camera would be at the top of my list.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Plastic Flying Toy? REGISTER OR FACE JAIL

Assault Rifle? HAVE A NICE DAY. ENJOY!

America is crazy.

Brian

It seems like enough people think our current government is oppressive. They all have plenty of guns why don't they go ahead and use their constitutional right to overthrow it?

They don't do that because they know it is illegal and they will be killed trying to do it. The 2nd amendment was written with good intentions but in a time that has no resemblance to what the country needs now.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: For those interested, I've added a small discussion of the 5DS R's mirror/shutter-shock performance relative to the Nikon D810 on the mirror/shutter shock page [here](http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-5ds-sr/9#vsD810). It's not meant to be entirely comprehensive just yet, but it shows some interesting, important comparisons.

Mainly (these launch separate windows with widgets):

1. [5DS R falls behind the D810 in Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObYwhU)
2. [5DS R Silent Drive catches up to D810 Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObYZ3V)
3. [5DS R Silent Drive with IS surpasses D810 Single Drive](http://bit.ly/1ObZ1sg)
4. [D810 Single Drive with VR falls further behind 5DS R Silent Drive with IS](http://bit.ly/1ObZ47C)
5. [D810 Single Drive with VR *really* falls behind 5DS R Silent Drive with IS at higher shutter speeds](http://bit.ly/1ObZ5Zj)

That last link shows the parasitic interactions between Nikon VR and mirror/shutter shock, which will itself be the topic of a separate article.

Does putting the camera on a sturdy tripod eliminate the effects of shutter shock?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)

Was the Auto ISO features discussed in detail in the review. I couldn't locate it except for in the conclusion?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:51 UTC as 144th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera is touted as the resolution beast. There has to be a reason why you would accept sub-par performance in low light, burst, and movie modes. I went straight for the comparison images expecting to be wowed by its resolution difference at the expense of the ISO performance and dynamic range.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference in resolution at all. Even at 1:1 pixel sizes it looked the same as the other cameras. Honestly, 50+ megapixels is pointless. Even high end glass doesn’t resolve detail in the 8K range.

Simply put. If I was a Canon loyalist. I would rather have the 6D and a bag full of lenses instead of this camera.

I was comparing it to the 35-42 megapixel cameras from Sony and Nikon that it directly competes with. However, those cameras are much less expensive.

50 megapixels only looks great when you compare it to the other Canon offerings that are still 20 megapixels or less.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:35 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)
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armandino: Sometimes I think getting so far in the detailing out all the little aspects there is a loss of the big picture.
If you dissect the 5DS and the A7RII the Sony comes ahead no question asked. However:
if you asked any Pro heading into a big contract in a properly equipped studio to pic only one camera, either the 5DS or the A7RII, the photographer would pick the Canon without a blink. Why? If you are a pro you know the answer.
Since these camera are targeting the Pros and advanced users, the final score should reflect that a bit more in my opinion.
Note that I have chosen an A7RII over a 5Ds. But only because I have a 1DX, a 5DIII and a D645 of back it up.

A pro photographer would pick the Canon camera because he/she has a bag full of Canon glass that would force bankruptcy if he/she had to repurchase them from Nikon or Sony.

Let's face it. Most pro-shooters couldn't afford to switch manufactures for financial reasons even if they wanted to. Under that same logic they also probably aren't the ones that would pay over $3000 to upgrade the camera body either.

These are people that can already take fantastic pictures with their 6 year old camera. They would be more inclined to buy better lighting or new lenses than to buy a new very expensive camera body.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)

Wake me when there is a Global Electronic Shutter that can put all of these shutter shock issues to rest.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:24 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (734 comments in total)

This camera is touted as the resolution beast. There has to be a reason why you would accept sub-par performance in low light, burst, and movie modes. I went straight for the comparison images expecting to be wowed by its resolution difference at the expense of the ISO performance and dynamic range.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell the difference in resolution at all. Even at 1:1 pixel sizes it looked the same as the other cameras. Honestly, 50+ megapixels is pointless. Even high end glass doesn’t resolve detail in the 8K range.

Simply put. If I was a Canon loyalist. I would rather have the 6D and a bag full of lenses instead of this camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:20 UTC as 149th comment | 6 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Does this law require people to register the drones they have already purchased?

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)

Good luck enforcing this against every drone owner. What are they going to do with an 8 year old kid flying an unregistered drone in his/her backyard? Throw them in the slammer for 3 years and charge them $27,500? This will be a selectively enforced after the fact law.

They won’t prosecute people before something bad happens. They will prosecute people with this law only after the person has done something else wrong with it. It will make it easier for them to prosecute peeping Toms and people that operate them in flight paths.

Other than that this law will just fade away along with all of the other stupid unenforceable laws we have on the books.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Auto ISO is such an easy thing to get right. I am really confused about why so many companies get it wrong.

For the record I believe the list below describes a perfect Auto ISO implementation.

1. Standard out of the box Auto ISO – It will use 1/focal length for the minimum SS it uses before raising ISO. This assumes the camera has IS and it is on by default. Otherwise it will use (1/(Crop Factor times FL)) for SS without IS on or if it is in a “Sports” mode.

2. You can set a specific maximum ISO value the camera will use.

3. You can set a maximum(Fastest) SS the camera will use.

4. You can set a minimum(Slowest) SS the camera will use. This overrides rule number 1.

5. You can select from Fast, Med, and Slow algorithms that override rules 1,3, and 4.

@Karroly

If options 1-5 do not fit your needs then you probably are best off using a manually adjusted ISO instead of Auto ISO.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Here is the link Jeff mentioned incase anyone wants it. I agree it is way too buried to find it where it is right now.

http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/0692551582/Equiv_Ap.png

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Jeff I just wanted to say I think you do an outstanding job. I really enjoyed your reviews on your old site. Keep up the great work.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)

Auto ISO is such an easy thing to get right. I am really confused about why so many companies get it wrong.

For the record I believe the list below describes a perfect Auto ISO implementation.

1. Standard out of the box Auto ISO – It will use 1/focal length for the minimum SS it uses before raising ISO. This assumes the camera has IS and it is on by default. Otherwise it will use (1/(Crop Factor times FL)) for SS without IS on or if it is in a “Sports” mode.

2. You can set a specific maximum ISO value the camera will use.

3. You can set a maximum(Fastest) SS the camera will use.

4. You can set a minimum(Slowest) SS the camera will use. This overrides rule number 1.

5. You can select from Fast, Med, and Slow algorithms that override rules 1,3, and 4.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 130th comment | 5 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)

I would have loved to see the little depth of field comparison chart for this camera vs. its competitors. Was it included in the review and I just missed it?

Good review otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 131st comment | 7 replies
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (399 comments in total)

It’s a good camera. I am glad there are a lot of different options out there now. However, this camera doesn’t make me jump out of my chair with my credit card in hand like the LX100 did.

The LX100 isn’t a perfect camera and I probably would have a Sony RX100 MKIV now if it had existed when the LX100 came out. However, I don’t think I would have picked this G5X over either of those cameras even if the G5X had come out more than 1 year ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 16:15 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies

I miss the days when camera announcements included details about the camera and not just headlines to grab attention for a few seconds.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 21:10 UTC as 94th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Some people (including dpreview I believe) are saying the Leica Q has in raw lens corrections and the Sony doesn't. But I can't see how those lens correction can make up for this differences. Lens correction are more about barrel distortion/vignette/ca's and not usually sharpness anyway. And not to this different degree.

That said the imaging resource shots sure look much better.

Richard,

Wouldn’t stopping down also improve the depth of field issue without sacrificing focus in the center of the frame? That may introduce a loss of detail due to diffraction but we can’t be certain of that until someone actually does a test on it.

If the distance to the center of the test scene was 56”(Measured by Sam) then @ F5.6 the depth of field was about 1.86 ft. If you go to F8.0 the depth of field goes to 2.73 feet and at F11.0 it goes to 4.2 feet. That should totally eliminate the depth of field issue and those focal ratios are extremely typical of what most photographers would select for this type of scenario.

In theory diffraction should not affect this full frame camera at all even at F11.0. I really wish you would retest this at a higher focal ratio. This camera is capable of being tested with your current setup it just needs the appropriate focal ratio selected.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

The GH4 will also get this firmware later on. Probably next year.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 57th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

The biggest thing I have learned from these pictures is that the Leica Q is one impressive camera. It holds its own against pretty much everything else. I had dismissed it because of its absurd price before. However, after examining its images for this I have come to the conclusion that it definitely offers superior performance to anything else in its class.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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