Eric Glam

Eric Glam

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

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So, that means that Canon, who owns the patent for Dual-Pixel AF, also has access to this tech. I wonder what their next mirrorless will be like...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
In reply to:

random78: I am sure there are people looking for a camera like this and it could be popular for travel (gives the range of RX10 series without the size). However why kill the original RX100 concept and transform it into this? As impressive as the 1" sensor is, it still requires a fast lens for it to be used indoors and the DOF control was already relatively limited even with a fast lens on the RX100 series. The new lens in my mind makes this primarily an outdoor-daytime-travel camera.

Yep, I agree. Outdoor daytime camera ONLY.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 18:48 UTC

As we're trying to push Canon & Nikon to make "good" decisions, I'm not really worried about camera bodies. I'm sure they'll introduce some really nice ones.

What I'm really hoping for is a camera vendor to be brave enough to produce one good lens: 18-90mm T/1.8 parfocal, which covers a Full-Frame sensor, and can resolve 50MP+. Don't care about size & weight.

There, I've said it. Now bash me all you want...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 13:20 UTC as 148th comment | 2 replies

If I understand correctly, "Profiles" are just a way to sell "Presets" without the end-user having access to the specific adjustments.
Only setting left for the end-user is to adjust the amount of the "Profile" applied.
It's just business...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:15 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (461 comments in total)

If it had also offered 220Mbps 4:2:2 UHDp60 (down-sampled from Full width of the sensor), this camera would be stellar.
It's 2018, people...we need good video as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 08:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 6 replies

You don't see the atom at all. If you look at the right side of the shot, you can see screws. A single atom would be much much smaller.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 08:42 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (594 comments in total)

Panasonic really killed this line. The lens is too slow across the range, and the camera would be starving for light.
A shame, really, as they could have opted for a brighter lens, even with less reach, and everyone would have praised it.
Even without testing one, I can already guess how it would fair in less than ideal lighting conditions...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 08:32 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (590 comments in total)

There's something I don't get:
When I compare the 4K video stills of the GH5s to the Sony a6500, The image from the a6500 is clearly better, but everyone seems to agree that the GH5s shoots better moving pictures overall.

I suppose the main advantage the GH5s has, lies in its ability to capture at higher bitrates and higher bit-depth - and so, better DR in moving pictures.
I wonder what Sony would be able to do with the a6500 successor, if it could output UHDp60 @ 10bit @ 200Mbps+ (without over-heating, of course). Can't wait...

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

Examining the studio shots in various ISO between the 645Z and X1D, along with the benchmark IQ180, I see some evident findings:
The Pentax 645z has less moire than the X1D.
The X1D has much punchier reds, yellows and greens.
In some areas, the X1D is slightly sharper, but that's more likely the lens used.
The 645z produces smoother tonality, especially with hair. And skin tones seem more natural as well.

Anyway you look at it, they're both pretty damn good, and I would love to own either one. Truly top of the line stuff here.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 09:25 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

Very nice. I like the specs...waiting for the results for stills/video.
BTW, can it record UHD video at 10bit 4-2-2 internally? If so, at what bitrate?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 07:01 UTC as 318th comment
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (317 comments in total)

Boring...next please.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 55th comment

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 236th 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 24th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

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 9th 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 39th 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
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