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Samuel C: But Canon should have 4K on every camera they make. Despite the fact that DPAF and and other newer sensor tech is still in its first few generations of Canon sensors. I'm not sure people realize how difficult it is to shoot 4K video for typical lengths of time without a heat crash....well, some people do because they have to wear gloves when shooting 4K with their cameras. And that is with sensor tech several or more generations old and thus benefiting from incremental increases in efficiency. Nope, all sensors are the same and should be able to shoot 8K the same day as any other camera hits the market with that spec. Otherwise it's intentional crippling.
I hope my sarcasm was easy to spot.
That was totally unnecessary...but still, I felt like taking the opportunity to point out the obvious.

No one said it's an easy feat. But there is no denying that Panasonic has pulled it off in 2014.
3 years is a long time for technology. And Canon hasn't been able to pull it off since. At least not in a way we could actually call useable like the Gh4 (like manageable file sizes at an affordable price point)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
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Samuel C: But Canon should have 4K on every camera they make. Despite the fact that DPAF and and other newer sensor tech is still in its first few generations of Canon sensors. I'm not sure people realize how difficult it is to shoot 4K video for typical lengths of time without a heat crash....well, some people do because they have to wear gloves when shooting 4K with their cameras. And that is with sensor tech several or more generations old and thus benefiting from incremental increases in efficiency. Nope, all sensors are the same and should be able to shoot 8K the same day as any other camera hits the market with that spec. Otherwise it's intentional crippling.
I hope my sarcasm was easy to spot.
That was totally unnecessary...but still, I felt like taking the opportunity to point out the obvious.

some camera's take 4k without issues.
Panasonic's larger mirrorless bodies for instance.
Fujifilm too these days(if you use an X-T2 with the grip)

Canon is just sloooooowwwww.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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archontasius: so this has 80D AF system, 77D sensor, smaller and lighter, with tilty screen, wifi and bluetooth. aside from the burst rate (that i don't need), is there any reason why i should choose 80D instead of this?

and the last 100 years we made more scientific progress then in all the millenia's before.

remember a mere 100 years ago goods were transported with horse carriages.
Planes were still in the useless prototype stage.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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miggylicious: Canon should also make a mirrorless pro version of the SL2 (once their DPAF tech is good enough). A small sized mirrorless pro dslr will be really amazing.

especially since this uses an ancient TTL AF system. It would have worked significantly better with an EVF. Since it's dual pixel AF(from the 80d) has prove to be FAR more capable as their 9 point piece of crap they ship here.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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racketman: apart from high ISO I've been quite happy with my 100D, the articulated screen may get me to trade in. Likewise I may trade in my 6D for the MK2 for the same reason. Low level macro photography being my interest the variable screen is important.

There is no way to correct diffraction. it's just sharpening to compensate for softness due to the aperture being used.

Which can be done to taste later even when shooting jpegs.
It's a worthless feature in any camera. Macro shooters are better off with an Olympus. Which has very clever focus stacking modes in camera.

Their OM camera's are actually small too.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
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Donnie G: The new 6D II will get all of the headlines, but it's the Rebel SL2 that the other camera makers need to really fear.

With the introduction of the SL2, Canon has finally made a compact ILC that even I can love. This new compact DSLR is the first Canon Rebel that I've ever been excited about. It offers amazing value and performance for the price and should be a very strong competitor against Micro 4/3rd and all APS-C mirrorless and DSLR cameras, including Canon's own EOS-M series cameras and its own Rebel family. I firmly believe that this little Rebel will quickly become Canon's best selling ILC and that it will singlehandedly snatch marketshare from everybody.

It won't take long for soccer moms and other big box store shoppers to realize that the SL2 is a real bargain that isn't a bare bones model. Canon nailed it with this one. 😎

They have the option of shopping somewhere else.
I will i have and this (nor the 6d) will not make me regret that decission.

If a 19 point af system would have made the camera 599 instead it should have been 599 instead.

What point is making a Dslr that has to be operated with the mirror in the up position at all times to make it work properly?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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archontasius: so this has 80D AF system, 77D sensor, smaller and lighter, with tilty screen, wifi and bluetooth. aside from the burst rate (that i don't need), is there any reason why i should choose 80D instead of this?

They have the same dual pixel AF system which is embedded with the sensor. Which honestly is VERY impressive for this price-point. However the 80d has an seperate 45 point all crosstype af system (same as the T7i 77d and the new 6dmk2) This one uses the supposed to be retired 9 point AF system from the older rebels (60d, t4i, T5i,) Which is honestly prehistoric compared to Nikon's D5500 which is arround the same price these days.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The new 6D II will get all of the headlines, but it's the Rebel SL2 that the other camera makers need to really fear.

With the introduction of the SL2, Canon has finally made a compact ILC that even I can love. This new compact DSLR is the first Canon Rebel that I've ever been excited about. It offers amazing value and performance for the price and should be a very strong competitor against Micro 4/3rd and all APS-C mirrorless and DSLR cameras, including Canon's own EOS-M series cameras and its own Rebel family. I firmly believe that this little Rebel will quickly become Canon's best selling ILC and that it will singlehandedly snatch marketshare from everybody.

It won't take long for soccer moms and other big box store shoppers to realize that the SL2 is a real bargain that isn't a bare bones model. Canon nailed it with this one. 😎

The T7i kinda makes the 200D irrelevant.
Well Canon did by crippling it too far.

Now if it had the 19 point system (or the one of the T7i/80d) no one would have complained.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (245 comments in total)
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archontasius: so this has 80D AF system, 77D sensor, smaller and lighter, with tilty screen, wifi and bluetooth. aside from the burst rate (that i don't need), is there any reason why i should choose 80D instead of this?

Well to it's credit the T7i actually almost works like an 80d when shooting through the lens. As it shares it's 45 ish crosstype AF sensor.

This one uses one that should no longer exist. You think why did Canon even bother to give it a mirror when the on sensor system is lightyears better then the garbage TTL one. Give it an EVF instead. 95% coverage issue solved too.

Kaso it has the same sensor as the T7i rebel so no it won't beat that rebel.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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MikeF4Black: So the non-entry level Nikon D750 is cheaper (and better)?

Well at least the D750 dual cardslots make it suitable for critical work.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
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Boss of Sony: 700 gram lens. No thanks. The annoyance of carrying around a lens this size negates any convenience it may offer.

No thanks, that overpriced piece of thrash is only F6.3 at the long end. I'd rather take the cheaper older more versatile 55-300mm DX VR every...... Single....... Time! Or the 70-300mm VC from Tamron which is unfortunately a bit heavy.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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great Javier: Sony want some compatibility with other lenses, but if you want all the functionalities, you must pay. For just taking some pictures, it works pretty well. And continuous at 5 fps it's not bad.

continuous AF at 5 fps just isn't good enough for people investing 4 grand in a sports camera.

So you'd have to be willing to reinvest in Sony glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
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Boss of Sony: 700 gram lens. No thanks. The annoyance of carrying around a lens this size negates any convenience it may offer.

Tamron's own 70-300mm lens is actually heavier then that. (probably a LOT better too)

You then need a 18-105 or even better a Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 to compliment it

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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Nikita66: ugh,, would rather have a faster superzoom. say an 18-135 2.8-4

Sigma loves to take your money with their 17-70mm F2.8-4 C (lovely walkarround lens btw)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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RCicala: Being scientific isn't about having the right answer. It's about trying to get the right answer and being transparent in your methodology so that others can constructively critique your methods and make them better. And then the hard part - going 'we made a mistake, we're fixing it'.

The easy thing is not show methods, not accept criticism, and scream "I'm right" louder than anyone else. It's easy. But it's bad science.

My compliments and admiration for doing the hard thing. I've had to do it several times.

With evolution scientists can prove how multiple species including our own have changed over the last millions of years.

It's backed up by DNA evidence fossils and retrieved bones.
The theory Darwin proposed still holds up after all these advances in technology. Which isn't the case with the story of creation. There are still some mysteries left. But that's how science goes. We discover new things that lead to new questions. Which sometimes require technology we do not have access too.

Now about vaccination. It has caused several major deseases to go extinct in multiple countries. While we have never been this mobile before. Remember it was not the musket that conquered South America.

Sure some diseases are still trouble. Some vaccins can have (rare) serious side effects.

But it's a no brainer really. An immune population gives these diseases no chance to cause an epidemic.

Climate change is a different animal. While it's cause is more or less accepted. The actual impact is highly contested. Just like the effectiveness of the government programs. Which often makes some elites VERY rich indeed.

Here in Holland burning woodchips suddenly turns a coal powerplant into a heavily subsidized reneweable energy source.

having a range extender that would last travelling out of your own street would yield massive tax cuts and subsidies (Mitsubishe outlander phev)

Sure the last example has been solved but it still lasted over 2 years costing millions without ANY progress made to out environment.

That's the global warming maffia. Criticize this publicly and the media will chop your head off with selective quotes.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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RCicala: Being scientific isn't about having the right answer. It's about trying to get the right answer and being transparent in your methodology so that others can constructively critique your methods and make them better. And then the hard part - going 'we made a mistake, we're fixing it'.

The easy thing is not show methods, not accept criticism, and scream "I'm right" louder than anyone else. It's easy. But it's bad science.

My compliments and admiration for doing the hard thing. I've had to do it several times.

While evolution and vaccination is more or less set in stone.
We can't say the same about the climate change debate.

Which has been heavily politicized and is full of company interests which goes both ways.

Sure CO2 is a greenhouse gas. But the whole world is a rather complex system which consumes CO2 in plantlife and produces it in other area's like volcanoes, wildlife, farm animals, us humans breathing and obviously our fossil fuels.

Problem now only mention a hint of skepticism of the final conclusions and you become a outcast a paria. Even if climate change claims are absolutely insane. Like a professor on the radio today claiming 3 meters of sea level rising in 100 years.

Which given the surface area of our oceans is just plain insanity. Not to mention way above most models which indicate a 30cm to 100m increase. Which don't get me wrong is still a great concern.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
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Roland Schulz: Unluckily again no real/effective 4K/UHD due to debayering of only a 8.8MP sensor!!
Would have liked to see something like Sony does in the a6300/6500 with downsampling from a 20MP 16:9 crop (which actually unluckily comes to stronger rolling shutter effects due to limited readout speed etc.). This really shows a difference!!
But beside that for sure a stunning piece of a camera!!

No footage will not blow away any alpha just like an Fs5/7 doesn't blow away let's say an A7s II in terms of footage.

In low light it's actually the opposite.

It will have FAR less jello. As these 8mp sensors can just be read out MUCH faster.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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mezastel: Suppose I max out on memory. How much 4K (peak quality) can this camera record on its battery?

People don't use raw for such boring events. (in video at least)

Raw gives flexibility. Great for contrasty scenes or for heavy grading.

This is usually done is smaller takes.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: This will be a fine camera that many people will produce extraordinary footage with. For what it does the price seems appropriate. If I could afford that price range I know I could produce amazing things with it.

I won't seems like a proper match to what's on the market.
Sure there will be a couple of trade-offs. Sony still has better slow-motion capability in 1080p by a fair margin for instance.

But Canon does have that dual pixel AF.

Price is fine too if you look at what's offered.

I do wonder how many will go for the C300 mk2. That seems woefully overpriced in comparison.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
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mezastel: The 4K story has been particularly dubious with pro cameras, as in it's typically not available for in-camera recording (need an external recorder) and it doesn't support 60p. Hopefully that's not the case here. Also, I must admit that I'm kind of used to SD cards: if they are fast enough for 4K in Sony A7RII or my Garmin Virb Ultra, why aren't they fast enough for pro cameras?

Because when you go to sturdier codecs that hold more colour information SD cards just don't cut it.

Which is why Sony uses XQD and Canon uses Cfast.
I'd say XQD is the better standard. But Canon offers plenty here to offset that. For instance the small Sony FS5 does not offer 4k at 10 bit. The slightly larger FS7 does.

Canon went from the joke C100 and C100 mk2 to a very tough competitor to both popular Sony products.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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