mpgxsvcd

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (388 comments in total)

It is a nice little camera but nothing special at that price.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:44 UTC as 151st comment
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)

Lawyers doing their lawyer things.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces new flagship EOS C700 cinema camera (169 comments in total)

Quite honestly I can’t say anything bad about this camera. It offers a ton of great video features and the market it is geared towards has already budgeted this kind of money for it. Studios will demand this level of functionality and so this level of financial commitment will be justified for the select few that are lucky enough to shoot with it.

That being said, I still can’t fathom that this camera will be the only thing that can shoot high quality 4K video. The leaked GH5 specs definitely are not quite what this beast offers. However, 10 bit 4:2:2 internal for less than $2000 is extremely powerful in the right hands. In addition the GH5 will make a very commendable stills camera as well.

I can’t help but think that Canon just can’t compete on the consumer level with Panasonic and Sony. They put out amazing Pro level equipment and then everyone just assumes their entry level stuff is equally impressive when it most certainly isn’t.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (155 comments in total)

If at first you don't succeed. Fail, Fail, Fail again.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 13:53 UTC as 18th comment

I am starting to think that Monster Cable even thinks they have shady business practices.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Rishi, you are my hero.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

Honestly, it is to the point now where if you can’t take a great picture with a modern day Full frame camera you just simply can’t take a great picture. The camera isn’t the problem for pictures anymore unless, perhaps, you do astronomy. Even then the Lens/Scope is where your money should be directed.

I have nothing bad to say about any of these cameras for stills now. They simply aren’t the issue anymore.

However, video is another topic I will save for another day.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Wow! The out of camera JPG looks a lot better than the processed image. The edited picture has way too much purple noise in the dark sections.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 17:18 UTC as 1st comment

Can you do the same test with the Panasonic GH4, a Full frame Sony that reads the entire sensor, and one of the 1 inch sensor cameras that does 4K? I really would like to see how the Canon compares to the smaller sensor cameras and one that reads out the whole sensor for rolling shutter.

If the camera reads out the entire sensor to produce video then it will have to read more pixels in the same amount of time. This should produce a greater rolling shutter effect.

However, most of the cameras only read out a portion of the sensor so they theoretically should all have the same rolling shutter.

This was an interesting first test but it really needs to be tested deeper to draw any real conclusions.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies

Best camera ever made!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 90th comment

Please remember that all broadcasts on cable and most of satellite in the US currently are 720p or 1080i. None of them are true 1080p @ 60 FPS from the source. There are a few true UHD/4K broadcasts on directv but you have to buy about $300 worth of equipment in order to get those very rare broadcasts.

1080p @ 60 FPS would be a fantastic upgrade in the states. Hardly anyone would complain at all about that over the current 1080i and 720p broadcasts. However, we are years away from that becoming a reality.

Why again are we talking about 8K?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies

16 Mp is barely above 4K in typical still cameras. 24 Mp is typically about half way between 4K and 8K. It takes more than 42 Mp in typical cameras before you see greater than 8K worth of resolution.

However, those are all at still camera frame rates. None of those can do even 4K @ 60 FPS with their max resolution.

The TVs can exceed the cameras now. There is no point in going over 4K for home use. For large screen theater use maybe but definitely not for home use.

Instead what we really need is 4K @ 120 FPS. That is it. Nothing more. 120 FPS is the universal frame rate. 24 FPS, 30 FPS, and 60 FPS all divide evenly into 120 FPS and it allows for excellent slow motion and short shutter durations. You need short shutter durations to capture all of that 4K’s worth of detail when there is motion.

Honestly, when it gets to 4K @ 120 FPS there will not be a need to go any further in resolution and probably not any faster in frame rates except in the cases of extreme slow motion.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 94th comment | 8 replies

Cool!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 10th comment

The link below says "The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s". The difference between 90 and 100 MB/sec is nothing. However, going up to 275 MB/sec would definitely be worth it. Which one is right?

https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/extremepro-microsd-uhs-ii

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (422 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

@Allison Johnson I respectfully disagree. This review was not up to the standards of the other reviews that Dpreview typically puts out. I am not faulting you specifically for that. However, as a customer of Dpreview I hope that this is the last review we see that doesn’t include the detailed sections and analysis of the camera.

If you aren’t going to fully review it then don’t review it at all is my honest opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (422 comments in total)

It looks like Dpreview gave this review about as much consideration as I did for purchasing the camera. I simply glanced over the spec list and said “Meh, it is an ok camera with a discounted price but I want more”. Dpreview seemed to skip most of their pages in the review as well.

The review was halfhearted. Kind of like the effort Canon put into making the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:52 UTC as 94th comment | 11 replies

Hasselblad deserves the comeback manufacturer of the year.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 91st comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

If I could afford this camera then I am certain I could take pictures with it that I couldn't take with any other camera on the market today.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 249th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

For once I can't make fun of Hasselblad. Sure the price is beyond what virtually everyone here is willing to pay. However, this truly is a unique product without any competition at the moment.

It is a niche product and that is what Hasselblad was known for when they were a well respected company. I am so glad this announcement wasn't for another rebadged Sony camera with an absurd price tag.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 313th comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: A 1000mm F4.0 telescope costs about $650 and weighs about 25 pounds. This lens has a lot of cool history but no way it will be worth the price it finally sells for.

That would be a 10" diameter telescope just like this lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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