IEBA1

IEBA1

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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 30th 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 (280 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 (280 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 (280 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 (280 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 (280 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 (280 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 48th comment
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 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 16th 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
On article Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review (94 comments in total)

I had hoped to see a comparison of the Note's video with and withought HDR. And does HDR video work in 4K?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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IEBA1: I agree with all the posts that wonder about the point of this article. Given how few "opinion" pieces are on DPreview, why the XC10 gets a positive opinion piece makes the whole web site suspect.

I laughed out loud at: "The XC10 represents an important step on the path to convergence between the still and video imaging worlds, though it’s important to recognize that it’s an early step."

Wha? Can you even find a camera any more that doesn't do both?

Years ago, I hacked a GH2 for fantastic video, stills, and augmented it to use cine servo zoom lenses for capabilities still lenses simply cannot provide. Last year I upgraded to a GH4 and haven't looked back. It is a stellar tool. You can see gobs of my technical videos here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/IEBAcom/videos

The only unique feature is the rotatable grip. Something I had on my first HD camcorder, the JVC GR-HD1. Yes, I'm an early adopter. Thats why it bugs me when I see article like this that are _years_ behind the curve.

And worst of all, after reading this Canon puff piece,
I see Dale was also involved with simultaneously writing the Samsung NX1 review where it concludes:

"And here's the crazy thing… Almost every feature on the camera seems aimed directly at a class leading competitor… The result is a camera loaded with features for both still photography and video, and which excels at both."

"We could probably justify giving the NX1 an award simply based on technological advancements and raising the bar for both image quality and video performance in its class. But those achievements are wrapped inside a well designed camera with a great user experience… In the process… it pushes boundaries and drives innovation across the entire market. Congratulations to the Samsung NX1 for winning our Gold Award."

So I don't understand this praise of the Canon camera while writing those words about the Samsung NX1. The NX1 is an important step in convergence, that has long been going on.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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IEBA1: I agree with all the posts that wonder about the point of this article. Given how few "opinion" pieces are on DPreview, why the XC10 gets a positive opinion piece makes the whole web site suspect.

I laughed out loud at: "The XC10 represents an important step on the path to convergence between the still and video imaging worlds, though it’s important to recognize that it’s an early step."

Wha? Can you even find a camera any more that doesn't do both?

Years ago, I hacked a GH2 for fantastic video, stills, and augmented it to use cine servo zoom lenses for capabilities still lenses simply cannot provide. Last year I upgraded to a GH4 and haven't looked back. It is a stellar tool. You can see gobs of my technical videos here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/IEBAcom/videos

The only unique feature is the rotatable grip. Something I had on my first HD camcorder, the JVC GR-HD1. Yes, I'm an early adopter. Thats why it bugs me when I see article like this that are _years_ behind the curve.

I find it interesting that Dale has high praise for the Canon here "for the intended market" he insists. But no camera like this is restricted in any way for any market. It's a camera purchasable and usable by anyone.

I think those camcorders which now have TCP/IP technology in them and the ability to connect a 4G LTE USB stick and stream directly from the camera are FAR more targeted at the ENG news market than this little Canon cam, which seems to offer zero "target market" specific features.

News shooters I know don't want a 300 Mbps data stream because it just takes longer to do everything. The guys I know (one who just had a Dallas video he produced picked up by ABC, and then the BBC, shoots low bitrate MPEG so he can access and puph the file from the camera, through his cell phone to the station.

In news, speed is everything. This Canon camera lacks that.
XLR jacks for wireless and handheld reporter mics? Nope.
Ability to power an on-camera light? Nope.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
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