mpgxsvcd

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Eric Calabros: and my TV can't even play 60p 4k

Get a new TV.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (538 comments in total)

This thing could be a real time astro photographers dream.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

I compared the specs for the Canon 7D MKII to the Nikon D500 side by side. The only thing in the specs that the D500 didn’t have or was better than the 7D MKII in was that the D500 lacks a built-in flash. Every other, single thing, on that list the D500 was equal or better than the 7D MKII.

The Canon 7D MKII costs considerably less than the D500 but it really does look like the D500 dominates it in every single area according to the specs.

What I would like to know from Canon users is what is not in the spec lists that the Canon 7D MKII excels at over the D500? There must be something that it can do better other than having a built in flash.

I guess the more important question is “What is Canon going to do next to best the D500?”. It seems unlikely that they are going to exceed these specs in the near future.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Just tell me what the cost is. That is the main thing I want to know.

I am just hoping they don't say something silly like $8000. However, they aren't Canon so that probably won't happen.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:46 UTC

The SX540 would make a very good lunar camera. The 1080p @ 60 FPS mode would work well for stacking images of the moon to reduce the ripple effect from atmospheric changes.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 12th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Just tell me what the cost is. That is the main thing I want to know.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:38 UTC as 366th comment | 9 replies
On article CES 2016: Live from the Nikon press conference (76 comments in total)

Canon is watching with Envy.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article CES 2016: Live from the Nikon press conference (76 comments in total)

"25-30 frames of action in a row and the are all in focus".

That is really easy to do in AFS mode when the subject is in a confined space like on a balance beam. If you are using AFC there then you should probably switch to AFS.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:28 UTC as 27th comment
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mpgxsvcd: A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?

Then why in the world would they produce a camera like that and ask people to pay money for it?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

I would use a good camera phone over these cameras. Even with a fixed focal length lens you are going to get better video from a good 4K camera phone that allows you to crop much more.

However, I am sure a ton of people will buy these cameras and then never use them because they always forget to charge the batteries.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: $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.

My wife is the biggest bread winner in our family so that wouldn't work out well for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 02:39 UTC

$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 (172 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 (743 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 (743 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 152nd comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 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 (743 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 (743 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 153rd comment | 2 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 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 157th comment | 6 replies
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