Eric Glam

Eric Glam

Lives in Israel Israel
Has a website at 1HD.BIZ
Joined on Mar 29, 2010

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Eric Glam: That "no IBIS" thing just left a sour taste in my mouth.
And Canon's own RF lenses will need external power when recording in RAW lite? Oh god...

I think DJI would like to change your mind with its Ronin 4D . It's not "In-body" per se, but the gimbal is an integral part.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2022 at 05:42 UTC

That "no IBIS" thing just left a sour taste in my mouth.
And Canon's own RF lenses will need external power when recording in RAW lite? Oh god...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2022 at 15:09 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

That 36Whr battery is just wow! I bet one can shoot an entire 5-6 hour event on a single charge. One less thing to worry about when on the job.
For comparison, the Canon R3 "only" has 29.16Whr battery (which is still very good).
The Sony A1 uses a 16.41Whr battery - rather weak in comparison.

This is definitely a "power move" by Nikon...hehe.
I wish DPreview would state these important numbers, especially in the side-by-side camera comparison feature.
Currently just the CIPA ratings are mentioned. I'm well aware that some cameras are more efficient than others in terms of power consumption, but battery capacity is still a very important figure.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 18:35 UTC as 274th comment | 16 replies
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Eric Glam: Don't really care for the 8K at the moment.
I just want excellent 4K/UHD. No crop, taken from full width of the sensor, 4-2-2 10bit, up to 120fps.
Oh, and It better have at least 6.5 stops of sensor IS...stabilization is key for proper footage. And very fast image scan for minimal rolling shutter.
Who's with me?

Yep, over-sampled UHDp120 4-2-2 10bit would do just fine!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 06:50 UTC

Don't really care for the 8K at the moment.
I just want excellent 4K/UHD. No crop, taken from full width of the sensor, 4-2-2 10bit, up to 120fps.
Oh, and It better have at least 6.5 stops of sensor IS...stabilization is key for proper footage. And very fast image scan for minimal rolling shutter.
Who's with me?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 13:38 UTC as 68th comment | 9 replies

Any chance that a prolonged use of Eye-control may cause damage to one's eye?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 07:37 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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Eric Glam: I dream of a 26MP Medium Format camera with a fixed 18-85mm f/1.8 lens, a 4.0" 1920x1280@72fps HDR 1000nit articulating touch-screen and a good 4.0MP @ 120fps EVF.

Stills: 6224 x 4176 3:2 26MP 14bit losslessly-compressed DNG RAW stills, capture rate of 16fps (220 RAW frame buffer).

Video: Up to UHDp120 10bit 4:2:2 HDR 720Mbps, 16 stops DR - sampled from full-width of the sensor (6224 x 3501) in all resolutions and frame-rates. Includes all the video-assist features, and anamorphic support.

6.5 stops stabilized sensor.

AF that's better than the Sony A1, and still works fast in -5 EV.

Body & fixed lens perfectly matched in factory.
Weather-sealed body & lens, with good button layout & sturdy dials.
Good body materials and design - like the Leica SL2-S.

Iris, zoom, focus dials on lens + built-in ND.

2x CFexpress card slots (2x 1TB card supplied in the box).

2x 30Whr batteries + dual charger (supplied in the box)

Price - under $6000 USD.
That's all...

You're right. I made a mistake there. Can't edit the comment now...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 20:13 UTC

I dream of a 26MP Medium Format camera with a fixed 18-85mm f/1.8 lens, a 4.0" 1920x1280@72fps HDR 1000nit articulating touch-screen and a good 4.0MP @ 120fps EVF.

Stills: 6224 x 4176 3:2 26MP 14bit losslessly-compressed DNG RAW stills, capture rate of 16fps (220 RAW frame buffer).

Video: Up to UHDp120 10bit 4:2:2 HDR 720Mbps, 16 stops DR - sampled from full-width of the sensor (6224 x 3501) in all resolutions and frame-rates. Includes all the video-assist features, and anamorphic support.

6.5 stops stabilized sensor.

AF that's better than the Sony A1, and still works fast in -5 EV.

Body & fixed lens perfectly matched in factory.
Weather-sealed body & lens, with good button layout & sturdy dials.
Good body materials and design - like the Leica SL2-S.

Iris, zoom, focus dials on lens + built-in ND.

2x CFexpress card slots (2x 1TB card supplied in the box).

2x 30Whr batteries + dual charger (supplied in the box)

Price - under $6000 USD.
That's all...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 19:27 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies

Finally! a good range with wide apertures.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 12:03 UTC as 55th comment
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Eric Glam: After examining many photo samples on https://eclipseo.github.io/image-comparison-web, here are my observations between the two leading compression methods:

SVT-AV1 (AVIF), Big:
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Bad:
Sometimes has a blueish color-cast on whites.
Does not preserve fine scratches very well.
Smooths-out noise on surfaces with roughly same color tones (for good and for worse, I think it's bad).
Skin tones & browns lean towards red.

Good:
Preserves small punch holes.
Generally, color is more saturated.
High-contrast edges are clean.

JXL (JPEG-XL), Big:
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Bad:
Blues lean towards magenta, especially evident in sky.
Generally, color is more subdued and less-saturated.
Skin tones & browns lean towards green.
High-contrast edges have artifacts around them, like in regular JPGs.

Good:
Preserves fine scratches better than SVT-AV1.
Preserves noise on surfaces with roughly same color tones (I think it's good)

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Overall, they are "trading blows". Hard to choose one.

I was examining the photos with a monitor that supports 100% AdobeRGB color gamut. Not sure how you tested...

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:34 UTC

After examining many photo samples on https://eclipseo.github.io/image-comparison-web, here are my observations between the two leading compression methods:

SVT-AV1 (AVIF), Big:
----------------------
Bad:
Sometimes has a blueish color-cast on whites.
Does not preserve fine scratches very well.
Smooths-out noise on surfaces with roughly same color tones (for good and for worse, I think it's bad).
Skin tones & browns lean towards red.

Good:
Preserves small punch holes.
Generally, color is more saturated.
High-contrast edges are clean.

JXL (JPEG-XL), Big:
---------------------
Bad:
Blues lean towards magenta, especially evident in sky.
Generally, color is more subdued and less-saturated.
Skin tones & browns lean towards green.
High-contrast edges have artifacts around them, like in regular JPGs.

Good:
Preserves fine scratches better than SVT-AV1.
Preserves noise on surfaces with roughly same color tones (I think it's good)

----
Overall, they are "trading blows". Hard to choose one.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 10:18 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Eric Glam: I think you got it wrong. I'm really NOT impressed, and I am an Android user. Best phone for videos is still the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The 8K on this phone, and on other Android phones, is basically a gimmick.
They should all concentrate on 4K and below.

I'd much rather have a 2.5K video down-sampled from full width of the sensor which would have great color, sharpness and noise characteristics, in most lighting situations. That would be a much better approach.
There's a lot more to it, of course. Gimbal-like Stabilization could actually be properly implemented....would also be nice to get 10bit 4:2:2 sampling with a nice bitrate to hold "meaty" information.
Tonality and color-separation are much overlooked by most phone manufacturers, but Apple seems to get the gist.
Real-time WYSIWYG on screen is also something that Android needs to do better.
Smooth zooming between the camera modules also seems best implemented by Apple.
The Android camp has a lot of catching-up to do.

Have you tried shooting video while walking with the (latest) Huawei P or Mate phone? Dude, it's jumpy, among other problems...

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 06:02 UTC

I think you got it wrong. I'm really NOT impressed, and I am an Android user. Best phone for videos is still the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The 8K on this phone, and on other Android phones, is basically a gimmick.
They should all concentrate on 4K and below.

I'd much rather have a 2.5K video down-sampled from full width of the sensor which would have great color, sharpness and noise characteristics, in most lighting situations. That would be a much better approach.
There's a lot more to it, of course. Gimbal-like Stabilization could actually be properly implemented....would also be nice to get 10bit 4:2:2 sampling with a nice bitrate to hold "meaty" information.
Tonality and color-separation are much overlooked by most phone manufacturers, but Apple seems to get the gist.
Real-time WYSIWYG on screen is also something that Android needs to do better.
Smooth zooming between the camera modules also seems best implemented by Apple.
The Android camp has a lot of catching-up to do.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:18 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies

Is it just me, or the only camera that actually renders the green color as "real green" is the Hasselblad X1D?
Even this mighty IQ4 renders green leaning a bit towards cyan...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 15:18 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply

I think that a more fair elimination competition would be pitting each pair of phones using three shots, not just one. A single shot cannot be seriously used as the only comparison metric.
One shot in good sunny lighting outdoors, second in good artificial lighting indoors, and the third in very dim lighting (indoors or outdoors).
The elimination results could be quite different...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2020 at 08:50 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

It's a great app for sure for quick enhancement of photos.
But I can already foresee some people saying "Please don't Luminar me, I want to keep it real".

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 07:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Eric Glam: There are a few things Nikon MUST also address:
1. Battery life. The EN-EL15c battery capacity is 15.96W, which is less than Sony's FZ100.
Nikon really needs to up the capacity to something like 17.5W (7.0V X 2.5Ah).

2. The UHD H.264 recording bitrate is only 144Mbps. They should add 240Mbps, so that each frame has more information.

3. Nikon needs to add the new royalty-free AV1 codec compression as well, so video files are smaller, and ready to upload to Youtube without additional recompression. Should be attainable now that these cameras have dual processors.

4. EVF could use a little upgrade. See Sony A7s III...

5. USB Type-C port could have also been upgraded to 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen2).

It seems that Ricci talks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36GxxqRuLOU) has pre-production samples of the cameras, and at 15:40, he talks about the bitrates, and mentions that the Z7 II records UHDp60 at 360Mbps, which means 0.75MByte per frame. If that's the case - it's great news!!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 14:53 UTC
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fPrime: I just watched a hands-on AF test with the new Z II’s by Ricci.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36GxxqRuLOU

Skip forward to 8:30 in the middle of the video where the AF testing begins. To me it looks like the AF is just as laggy as the original Z’s! And it certainly isn’t picking up eyes any further out.

Based on this I think the Z II’s will remain in third place as far as mirrorless AF performance is concerned.

At 15:40, he talks about the bitrates, and mentions that the Z7 II records UHDp60 at 360MBps. If that's the case - it's great news!!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 14:50 UTC
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Eric Glam: There are a few things Nikon MUST also address:
1. Battery life. The EN-EL15c battery capacity is 15.96W, which is less than Sony's FZ100.
Nikon really needs to up the capacity to something like 17.5W (7.0V X 2.5Ah).

2. The UHD H.264 recording bitrate is only 144Mbps. They should add 240Mbps, so that each frame has more information.

3. Nikon needs to add the new royalty-free AV1 codec compression as well, so video files are smaller, and ready to upload to Youtube without additional recompression. Should be attainable now that these cameras have dual processors.

4. EVF could use a little upgrade. See Sony A7s III...

5. USB Type-C port could have also been upgraded to 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen2).

StoneJack,
Nikon usually gives 1080p60 H.264 8bit videos up to 60Mbps bitrate. It's already quite low, but I can live with that.
So, quadruple that for UHDp60 8bit, and you get 240Mbps. This works out to 0.5MByte per UHD (8.3MP) frame. Again, Very low, but us users can live with that.

So going any lower is a real no-no. 144Mbps for UHDp60 H.264 works out to a mere 0.3MByte per frame. That's just really low, each frame barely has any information in it. Any still/frame taken from this video footage is heavily compressed, and just plain ugly. Hardly usable, if you ask me.

However, UHDp60 8bit compressed in AV1 at 144Mbps just might be good enough...we'll see.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 05:58 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Wait $3000 for the Mark II? Yet the Mark I was $3400 at release? I'm not complaining (I was expecting this to be $3500). And $2999 is only $200 more than what the Mark I was selling for (prior to the announcement). Well done on the price, Nikon.

Well, the Sony A7R IV is currently selling for $2998 (amzn.to/32Cd9Vm). Nikon had to counter.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 08:45 UTC
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