Eric Glam

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If it could do UHDp60, 10bit 4:2:2, HLG / HDR10, in camera - then it would have been interesting.
I guess that if it can do 20MP@24fps for 10sec, it could easily do 8.3MP@24fps for much longer (full sensor readout and downscaling to UHD for a sharp result).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:42 UTC as 232nd comment

About time...that pen tool has been killing me with its complexity. So much so, that I mostly would opt to use the Polygonal lasso tool instead.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 20th comment

I don't know...seems to me it could have easily been done in post, instead of going to all this trouble.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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Eric Glam: Niko, thanks for the nice comparison and great explanation of the different aspects of video footage. But you forgot a few things there:
Boot time (RED loses)
Size & weight (RED loses)
Try entering into major theme parks (won't let your RED in there)
Recording time (RED loses, even with massive XL batteries)
Computer horsepower required to churn through the files (RED loses)

All kidding aside, as others have pointed out already, would be nice to see a better comparison, like with:
GH5 with Log option, Sony A7S mk2, Panasonic UX180, Sony FS7, Sony FS5, Sony A6500, Canon C200, Canon 1D-X mk2, iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel XL, Galaxy S8, RED Hydrogen :-)

Hell, even a Canon G40 camcorder would have been a great way to compare "cheap"-ish consumer VS "expensive" Pro.

I would even throw in the DJI X5S 5.2K camera that can be attached to the Inspire 2 drone. It's about 6000 USD with all codecs and stuff, yet still a lot cheaper than the RED Epic Dragon. And it can fly...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 21:21 UTC

Niko, thanks for the nice comparison and great explanation of the different aspects of video footage. But you forgot a few things there:
Boot time (RED loses)
Size & weight (RED loses)
Try entering into major theme parks (won't let your RED in there)
Recording time (RED loses, even with massive XL batteries)
Computer horsepower required to churn through the files (RED loses)

All kidding aside, as others have pointed out already, would be nice to see a better comparison, like with:
GH5 with Log option, Sony A7S mk2, Panasonic UX180, Sony FS7, Sony FS5, Sony A6500, Canon C200, Canon 1D-X mk2, iPhone 7 Plus, Pixel XL, Galaxy S8, RED Hydrogen :-)

Hell, even a Canon G40 camcorder would have been a great way to compare "cheap"-ish consumer VS "expensive" Pro.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

Am I the only one to notice that this lens doesn't cover Full-Frame at 8-12mm, which for most film-makers it means "Don't Buy, avoid".
Or am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)

Loved it.
The transition effects are really awesome.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:13 UTC as 38th comment

I still dream of a Full-Frame camera with a fixed 18-85mm f/1.8 lens, a 4.0" 1920x1280@72fps HDR articulating touch-screen and a good 2.5MP @ 120fps EVF.

UHDp72 10bit 4:2:2 432Mbps video, sampled from full-width of sensor (6144 x 3456).

6144x4096 3:2 25MP 14bit losslessly-compressed DNG RAW stills at 10fps (200 RAW frame buffer).

5-axis stabilized sensor (steadicam smooth).

Body & fixed lens perfectly matched in factory for best fit.
Weather-sealed body & lens, with good button layout & sturdy dials.
Good body materials (Magnesium allow, Titanium, Carbon-Fiber).
Iris, zoom, focus dials on lens + built-in ND.

2x CFast 2.0 card slots (512GB card supplied in the box).

22Whr battery for 2000+ RAW stills / 2.5 hours of video.

I don't care about the size & weight of this thing.
I just must...beat...mobile phones!!
Price - under $6000 USD.
That's all...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 60th comment
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)

I think I'd rather buy this SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB USB3.1 flash drive: http://www.1hd.biz/2017/01/new-256gb-sandisk-extreme-pro-usb31-ssd.html

Says it can get to up to 420 MB/s reads and 380 MB/s writes.
Much more convenient, if you ask me.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 07:04 UTC as 4th comment

Looks like they're using "Puppet Warp", a feature which has been available in Photoshop for quite some time. The new thing here is that the algorithm does the warping on itself, in order to give a more pleasing focal length for portraits.

As of the dynamic blurring of the background - I'll hold judgement until I see how it really fairs, with the photo presented on a large screen (32" or more). Flaws become much more apparent on a large screen. I've seen what the iPhone 7 does, and the results there are not always great.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 06:57 UTC as 1st comment

I've just tried the Guetzli compression on a high-quality 9490KB JPG file from my Nikon D5300. I ran it at default quality (95) on my Windows machine with an i5-3570K CPU.
The "conversion" took a really long time - about 20 minutes for just this single file, but the result is undeniable: I cannot see any differences between the original JPG (9490KB) and the output JPG, which is 4388KB in size. It's roughly 46% of the original, which is better compression than they advertised.

I tried to look at all the details and little subtleties, in whites, in shadows, in colors, in focused areas, in out-of-focus areas, at 100%, at 200% - every pixel seems exactly the same. Bravo, Google team!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 8th comment
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barrym1966: I think google forgot that 99% of people arent IT illiterate enough to download a git depository and run the necessary commands to get the program to work

maybe they should have made a GUI with a friendly installer (thats if they want it to be widely used anyway)

From a command line to say, Photoshop plugin, it's not much of a stretch.
My guess we'll see a Photoshop plugin which will allow to save a "Guetzli JPEG" soon...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
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Fujica: How can one call this lens a champion when its full of terrible chromatic abberations as is clearly seen here:

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2895939821/DSC07028.jpeg

To me all this halleluja feels like product placement and plugging of a far from perfect lens. I agree the sharpness is there and the overall colour rendition is fine. But you can't use this lens wide open or else your images will be full of terrible chroma. Now let the 85mm be one of those lenses that you would like to use full open pretty often in its use...

I agree.
I would say the usable range for high IQ would be from f/2.0 to f/11.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)

I would call this lens an "F4 lens", which happens to do OK with wider apertures.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (297 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Still no built-in GPS. Even action-camera makers know the importance of this today.

Baffling.

I've got the D5300, which has a built-in GPS.
But I never use it, as it drains the battery faster.
Anyway, it's not a must-have feature, trust me.
You can still use your phone's GPS to geo-locate your travel, if you must.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (297 comments in total)

I've been using the D5300 for about 3 years now.
When the D5500 was announced, I told people to skip it.
Now I'm looking at the specs of this new D5600, and I would still advise to skip it.
The D5600 would give you the same stills & video quality as the D5300.
And I'll bet that Live-view still sucks...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 09:30 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1647 comments in total)

The battery life says it all - meaning, it's not for me.
Thanks, but no thanks, Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 17:48 UTC as 288th comment | 4 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I like it fine just the way it is now....The light theme is an eye-sore.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 06:22 UTC as 321st comment

I'd like to chime in and offer my thoughts on this new RX10 mk3:
If you look at the core specs - sensor, processor, LCD, battery..they are exactly the same as the previous RX10 mk2. The main difference here is the lens, which is great at offering a x25 zoom, but loses the constant aperture. So win some, lose some. Some would gladly trade off the longer reach for a constant aperture.
The video capabilities are exactly the same as the previous RX10 mk2, so nothing new here.

On the plus side - The weather sealing is a welcome upgrade.

I wonder if some people would actually like the Panasonic ZS100 over this RX10 mk3. Pocket friendly with x10 zoom and cheaper price could be the better balance.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 20:33 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

Impressive AF and frame-rate, but:
- LCD is very low-res.
- Flash sync limited to 1/160th.
- No touch-screen
- Battery life is too low. Should be at least 600 shots.
- No mention if the 14 bit RAW is lossy or lossless compressed.
- No mention if the menus have been re-arranged to make them easier to navigate and quickly find what you're looking for.
- No IBIS like in the A7r mk2.
- $1000 for the body is a little expensive.

All in all, the camera should be fun to use, but too many negatives to really want one.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 228th comment | 5 replies
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