IEBA1

IEBA1

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Time for another RUGGED ROUNDUP!!!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:11 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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panther fan: Image quality will be a problem with that lens/sensor combination.
Many inexperienct photographers will buy this camera and get dissapointing results, because their smartphones get better pictures.
Fox example the Pixel has an F2.0 28mm prime on an 1/2.3 inch Sensor. An that with just 9mm depth and a much less space consuming camera.
With the additional space you have in the TG-5 you should be able to make a set of 3 primes 28mm F1.4 / 50mm F1.7 / 85mm F2.0 on a 1/2.3 inch Sensor and get far better results. And yes 3 cameras will be smaller than 1 internal zoom.
Maybe you can even get a larger sensor behind these primes.

Have you tried taking a picture with your smartphone underwater?
How about on the ski slopes with thick gloves?
How about tied to your wrist as your kyaking?

There's great value to something you can pick up and "click" take a picture.
Having owned one, I know.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
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Bambi24: Would have been at least semi-interesting if they provided a bigger sensor than 1/2.3". You can find so many "rugged" action cams and smartphones with those sensors too. And since smartphones have almost no physical buttons, the waterproof smartphones are probably way more waterproof than this olympus.

And $450? *gulp*. Get real olympus, this isn't going to sell.

BadScience is right.
I had a previous tough camera and it was essentially my little daughter's camera, from when she was 6 months old and slobbered all over it, to when she was 6 and was taking great pictures- but still treating it carelessly like any other kids toy. It survived years of toddler abuse which I don't think a phone- even in an otterbox- could do.

A purpose-built camera that did it's job admirably for years. While the rest of us bought and discarded phones nearly every year.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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janist74: I love marketing: "High-speed f2.0 lens with a 25–100mm focal length (35mm equivalent) " and then i the spec "F2–4.9"...

Variable aperture, like most any zoom. Wow!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
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IEBA1: Let me get this straight... in terms of vying for the still/video crown, you picked the A6300 which has a 29 minute limit- if it doesn't overheat and shut down first, only 8-bit capture, no DCI, 1080 HD which the article admits is "oddly disappointing" dial controls that the article admits are "unnecessarily fiddly" and require moving the grip hand around to operate, unassignable desired features, a screen that only tilts up or down, and then you proclaim the Sony the winner.

It would have been a much fairer fight if you used the (long in the tooth) Panasonic GH4 which has stellar 4K (which the Canon lacks entirely) Both UHD and DCI, 23.97 and 24p, it has log, it has anamorphic modes, and even 4K photo modes to ensure you don't miss a shot.

@2joeA7R2, the title is " vying for the still/video hybrid crown"

Not "not APSc crown"

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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IEBA1: Let me get this straight... in terms of vying for the still/video crown, you picked the A6300 which has a 29 minute limit- if it doesn't overheat and shut down first, only 8-bit capture, no DCI, 1080 HD which the article admits is "oddly disappointing" dial controls that the article admits are "unnecessarily fiddly" and require moving the grip hand around to operate, unassignable desired features, a screen that only tilts up or down, and then you proclaim the Sony the winner.

It would have been a much fairer fight if you used the (long in the tooth) Panasonic GH4 which has stellar 4K (which the Canon lacks entirely) Both UHD and DCI, 23.97 and 24p, it has log, it has anamorphic modes, and even 4K photo modes to ensure you don't miss a shot.

The Panasonic has a tilt-swivel screen like the Canon, doesn't overheat, records video till the card is full, records video at up to 200 Mbps, can shoot fast and slow motion internally, and exports 10-bit 4:2:2 HD and 4K video out HDMI for the highest quality. The GH4 has much better ergonomics, menus, handling, and battery life talked about in terms of hours, not minutes.

So tell the Canon to pick on someone it's own size... like the GH4. Then it's a much fairer fight, and far better article.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:36 UTC

Let me get this straight... in terms of vying for the still/video crown, you picked the A6300 which has a 29 minute limit- if it doesn't overheat and shut down first, only 8-bit capture, no DCI, 1080 HD which the article admits is "oddly disappointing" dial controls that the article admits are "unnecessarily fiddly" and require moving the grip hand around to operate, unassignable desired features, a screen that only tilts up or down, and then you proclaim the Sony the winner.

It would have been a much fairer fight if you used the (long in the tooth) Panasonic GH4 which has stellar 4K (which the Canon lacks entirely) Both UHD and DCI, 23.97 and 24p, it has log, it has anamorphic modes, and even 4K photo modes to ensure you don't miss a shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

well, I like the larger text. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 373rd comment
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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exm3racer: Got mine a few weeks ago and have taken it on a couple vacations. RAW was the major selling point for me as I only shoot Raw on my D600 and use LR/PS. Pretty happy overall, looking to see what comes next in this segment.

Biggest surprise for me was the macro mode, it takes killer close up photos. It's like I just got a macro lens. And it does wide angle macro, very cool! Image quality while using macro is much better than I expected... as long as you don't crop too much.

Good things:
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Improvements I'd like to see - realize these may add to a more costly product, but I'd be willing to pay for them:

rear screen needs to be anti scratch
Lens flare easily - better lens coating
Would like CPL
More aperture increments
Better ISO performance starting at 800
Don't know if it's possible but I'd love a viewfinder
Lens is OK sharp and sharpens nicely if you are shooting RAW, but could be better.
Burst shooting in RAW
something approaching RX100 in quality..

I think the RX100, etc, are a whole other thing that, if ruggedized, you'd have to start compromising on features.

THat said, I think one thing that can help with image quality, low light, etc is lowering the pixel count and increasing the size of the pixels. Several camera makers have done that because they realize that more pixels hurts so many other factors.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Is this camera suitalbe for my two-year old son? He breaks everything.

Oh yes. The camera itself is a considerably heavy projectile when they get mad and start throwing things.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Such a pity Oly missed this opportunity to make a truly useful diving camera, with at least 30m capability and a way to fire a slave flash...
Ah yes, all that is available for double the price in the UW housing? Why buy this one in the first place, then...

Put this one in the housing. Or a canon P&S. Canon makes a lot of underwater housings.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: Is this camera suitalbe for my two-year old son? He breaks everything.

We got our older Olympus 720sw and our 6mo old used it to slobber on. Then to take pictures. THere are other smaller tough cameras, but these things stick around, so get the kid a good one, because you'll also use it for yourself, and family trips.

I speak from a decade of experience with one.
Yes, one camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: When reviewing "tough" cameras it would be useful to mention (in the specs?) whether the LCD uses Gorilla glass or equivalent.

My Panny TS1 did, and spent years in a side pocket of my handlebar bag with no damage. My TS3 didn't, as I found out after a month in the HB bag.

Had I known of the difference I would have put on a screen protector.

So: what about the Olly? GG or no?

On my 10 year old Olympus, I put some of that screen protector shield on the screen, which was also not recessed. 10 years later, it's still perfectly fine.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (291 comments in total)

After reading a bit I knew this was a Jeff Keller review- good writing and wit.

Our 10 year old Olympus pre-"tough" rugged camera just died because kids opened the battery door and dropped it in the pool. So we're looking for a replacement. (Double locking doors sound real good about now!)

I'm bemused that the combination of a 2-stage iris, and ND filter in or out only equals three exposure settings. i.e. iris 4.9, iris 6.3, iris 6.3 + ND.
Why not iris 4.9 + ND for a fourth setting?

And given the noted bla results for video, I'm surprised Panasonic was not discussed here as other reviews talk about good video with the Panny Tough Cameras. No Panny cameras in the comparison tool either?

I'm glad to see Tap Mode still there, as that's a very handy feature for gloved use.

I'm surprised by the RAW, though. In the outdoor comparison, I liked the JPG better in all respects. It's not a dramatic improvement.

THis one looks like a winner. THanks for the review!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:07 UTC as 55th comment
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (811 comments in total)

And on April 30, Canon tweeted:
"#ThrowbackThursday to 1997 when the Optura was released, allowing users to capture video & digital photos in one unit."

https://twitter.com/CanonUSAimaging/status/593807541362130945

So is the XC10 an innovative hybrid camera?
Not by a long shot.

But at least Canon holds on to their designers for a long time, because the Optura and the XC10 looks liek they were designed by the same guy.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 17th comment
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)

And on April 30, Canon tweeted:
"#ThrowbackThursday to 1997 when the Optura was released, allowing users to capture video & digital photos in one unit."

https://twitter.com/CanonUSAimaging/status/593807541362130945

So is the XC10 an innovative hybrid camera?
Not by a long shot.

But they certainly look similar. :)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

Barney, you funny.
Coincidentially, Canon tweeted this:
"@CanonUSAimaging: #ThrowbackThursday to 1997 when the Optura was released, allowing users to capture video & digital photos in one unit http://twitter.com/CanonUSAimaging/status/593807541362130945/photo/1"

So when you say this one is innovative,
remember,
it's not.

Not by a long shot.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

I urge DPreview readers to check out the coverage of Samsung's NX1 because that camera deserves all the "innovative" and "integrated" and "game changing" press lauded to it.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/samsung-nx1?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=features&utm_medium=sidebar-block-Homepage&ref=features

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:56 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

I like Canon. I really do. I've reviewed their gear for years and lauded the features and capabilities they've brought to market.

http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/News/Feature/Review-Canon-XF105-422-HD-Camcorder-75785.htm

http://www.eventdv.net/Articles/News/Feature/In-the-Field-Canon-XF300-422-HD-Camcorder-70240.htm

http://www.streamingmedia.com/Producer/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Review-Canon-XA20-25-Part-1-93895.aspx

http://www.streamingmedia.com/Producer/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Review-Canon-XA25-Part-2--AVCHD-Image-Quality-and-WiFi-Capability-94098.aspx

But more so than the oddness of the XC10, I'm bothered by this blatant overly positive coverage of this one camera that is late to the game and is under featured, and overpriced, compared to the direct competition of hybrid DSLRs with internal 4K recording.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (352 comments in total)

What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:47 UTC as 61st comment | 11 replies
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