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On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (469 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: Not to bad for the price. On the other side of the coin. Its to small for working in the nature. Need bigger house for big glas and macro shoots.

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Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 08:09 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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Holistic Photog: I wouldn't assume that the 880Mbps Prores HQ on this camera beats the 400Mbps h264 All-I 10 bit on the GH5s. A lot of people seem to be making that assumption, but don't forget that h264 is a much more efficient codec. It's entirely possible that the 400Mbps h264 is packing in more detail, better motion rendering, and more latitude for grading than Prores HQ.

Some discussion here:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61019028

If that's the case, then you have to shoot RAW on this camera to beat the GH5s, and all the bitrate and file size issues that that entails. If that's what a shooter wants to do, then more power to you, but I sure wouldn't assume Prores is going to do it until actual, real world comparisons to the GH5s come out.

raw is the whole point of the Black Magic cameras

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 04:53 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)

Price starts at $995
Nice!

https://s18.postimg.cc/3lbyeuw9l/Capture.jpg

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 04:52 UTC as 5th comment
On article Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro (90 comments in total)

Hero to Zero (get it?)

Tough business to be in.

I wish gopro employees the best.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 30th comment
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yuchuxinchen: I need to change ISO and shutter speed during video recording.

Shutter speed "during" recording? Since that is effectively shutter angle and no professional or individual film maker in the world changes "while" shooting video..... It's a very strange request.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 02:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1214 comments in total)
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bowserb: LIke many reviewers, DPREVIEW left out a major audience for this camera: downsizers. We have a LOT of Canon-specific stuff. Three years ago I bought an SL1 as a stop gap, waiting for a Canon mirrorless WITH A VIEWFINDER. M5 almost did it, but the M50 is very close, as I realized I may die before Canon produces the ideal mirrorless. I must have a viewfinder (M50 is as bright, fast, and detailed as an optical finder). And I must have mirrorless for those lenses that otherwise require AF micro adjust, to AF properly. I want to be able to quickly switch to video without using the back of the camera as a viewfinder. Don't care about 4K, but having it available is a plus. This camera (I've only had it for about 8 hours) seems like it is going to work for me. I'm a downsizer.

Hi downsizer. Welcome to dpreview.

This camera is perfect for someone like you.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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coody: Never heard about this company. Where is it and how long has it made the vide camera or still camera?

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 06:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1214 comments in total)
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Gesture: Interesting. At first, there weren't enough EOS-M models. Now, it is like there are too many of them. Modern manufacturing really allows this onslaught of models. Canon, it's almost time to take a breathe and get control of this platform, including a few nice primes for enthusiasts. Take a look at what Samsung did with NX.

"Take a look at what Samsung did with NX."

Interesting. Your advice is to stop development, drop support, and abandon the mirrorless category?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 03:02 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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DARKR00M: So, when I said the GH5S was overpriced technology that was not revolutionary, and barely evolutionary, some people thought it necessary to point out to me that the price reflected its specialty and unique place in the market.

Well, Blackmagic Design apparently agrees with me, as the rest of the industry collectively screams in their own head “W T F !!!”

I also would like to point out that, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will also come with a full Studio version of De Vinci Resolve, as Panasonic still insists on charging $100 for V-Log...

I can’t tell you the number of people that justified it, including Panasonic reps...

Now between this new release and the A7III, just maybe, the rest the industry will get their s—- together in regards to pricing...

.... And for the record, the gh5S comes with vlog and a host of other features. Features that to many people justify its price.

Calm down and learn about both cameras first.

Both are incredible.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 21:11 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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DARKR00M: So, when I said the GH5S was overpriced technology that was not revolutionary, and barely evolutionary, some people thought it necessary to point out to me that the price reflected its specialty and unique place in the market.

Well, Blackmagic Design apparently agrees with me, as the rest of the industry collectively screams in their own head “W T F !!!”

I also would like to point out that, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will also come with a full Studio version of De Vinci Resolve, as Panasonic still insists on charging $100 for V-Log...

I can’t tell you the number of people that justified it, including Panasonic reps...

Now between this new release and the A7III, just maybe, the rest the industry will get their s—- together in regards to pricing...

Always a keyboard warrior to scream "it costs too much"

Who cares. Buy the blackmagic. Act with your wallet not your mouth.

Panasonic might adjust their price, or keep it the same. Sales will dictate Panasonics future. Your complaints won't.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 21:07 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Photokina is incredibly expensive, more so than PMA was. But when you don't show, people notice. No amount of rationalizing that you would rather spend your limited resources on products and customers is completely convincing, and for sites like DPR, the fact that you didn't show is news, so forget about customers (and dealers) not noticing.

I don't see it that way. As a customer if all that time and money is spent on their products and support then I am happy they are skipping it.

Good for them.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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Reactive: "...including frustrating issues like fussy behavior ... and inelegant ergonomics and controls."
Sounds like the ideal partner for the DaVinci Resolve software. Sooo much interface and never quite logical.

Wrong

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 15:54 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)
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M Chambers: So what advantages does this have over a prosumer 4K camcorder? They're even smaller.

What advantages does a shoe have over a hat?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (398 comments in total)

Doesn't come out until September

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery updated (175 comments in total)
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rick colman: Please go outside on a clear night, set the ISO to 1600, lens wide open, put the camera on a tripod, point it to the sky. Focus manual on a bright star in the middle of the frame. Take a 2 second, 4 second and 6 second exposure. Please put these in the gallery.

Who do I have to bribe, and how much?

No

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 05:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: I won't get into all the reasons why I think this is an inaccurate & poorly considered review, but a lot reviewers *completely miss* one of the principal reasons the X-H1 is larger & stronger than the X-T2: Fujifilm stated in 2017 that making a 200mm f/2.0 lens would “require an entirely new camera body”; Fuji increased the strength of the frame with a notably stronger & stiffer frame w/ considerable reinforcement in the frame & steel ribs for stiffening at the lens mount for mounting long, fast prime telephotos & MK Cine lenses. The stiffness required can't be overstated, as the new long, heavy primes will exert a lot of force (load) on the lens mount. Here's some data: the X-H1 is only *5%* larger in 2 of 3 dimensions, & 10% larger at minimal depth, to fit the IBIS. Its ~170 g heavier, & but weighs *less* than an X-T2 w/ a RRS L-plate. Does this matter in the real world? No. An X-H1 is still considerably smaller and lighter than a Nikon D500, its main APS-C DSLR competitor.

You are drinking coolaid. The other poster is correct, a big heavy lens supports the camera, not the other way around.

No professional in the world death grips a camera without supporting the lens.

Google it.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 00:31 UTC
On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (469 comments in total)
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Eddy Teddy: Not really any big improvements as fas as IQ from the old A7R? Or am I missing something? Not talking about Af, battery, etc - just IQ (and shutter shock not taken into account). https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7iii&attr13_1=sony_a7r&attr13_2=sony_a7riii&attr13_3=pentax_k1&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr126_0=1&attr126_1=1&attr126_2=1&attr126_3=1&normalization=compare&widget=594&x=-0.6651964715316762&y=0.29964946516255014

switch to raw

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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Gmon750: Too little too late Intel. Apple's not going to cut you any more slack. These chips should have been introduced (and made available) long ago.

Not to mention, these chips still do not support LPDDR4, hence is still limited to 16GB RAM. Inexcusable. By 2020, Intel will be a small player in CPU's.

Wrong

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:35 UTC
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sykkys: "Advanced amateurs and professionals tend to want more robustness, and improved operability. For entry-level users, they want new technology"

There you go Sony lovers

Fake news. Omitting image quality suited your fake narrative.

Both systems have strengths and weaknesses.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 20:18 UTC
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bwana4swahili: You can buy a Sony A7S for 1/20th the cost and get almost the same performance!

Nobody feed this troll. Please.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 04:09 UTC
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