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freejay1166: What I most hate are these "isn't class leading" remarks: Thats the problem with class leading: There's only one leader - all others are not. So if Canon would have "class leading" video, all other cameras would "suck" in this regard!
So its absolutely idiotic to demand to be "class leading" in every aspect. For me Canon is class leading in ergonomics (specially in DSLRs - at least for my hands) and concentration on the basics (e.g. the menu system, not a zillion options and possibilities etc.) and with DPAF (EVERYBODY says that this is the best autofocus system for video).
So you just can't be "class leading" with everything.

Actually, I don't need Canon to be class leading. I just want them to be somewhere near the best. In 2008 they were class leading. Today, they are clearly at least 2 years behind which is huge in technology years. Trouble is Canon have consistently given it's faithful poor quality video in DSLR and mirrorless since their huge class leading success of the 5DMKII. Now they are nowhere near the rest of the pack.
As for stills performance - just visit DxO for a benchmark. It's a shock.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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freejay1166: What I most hate are these "isn't class leading" remarks: Thats the problem with class leading: There's only one leader - all others are not. So if Canon would have "class leading" video, all other cameras would "suck" in this regard!
So its absolutely idiotic to demand to be "class leading" in every aspect. For me Canon is class leading in ergonomics (specially in DSLRs - at least for my hands) and concentration on the basics (e.g. the menu system, not a zillion options and possibilities etc.) and with DPAF (EVERYBODY says that this is the best autofocus system for video).
So you just can't be "class leading" with everything.

"Thats the problem with class leading: There's only one leader"
Absolutely right!
Would like to see Canon class leader in more than just ergonomics and DPAF.
But that's okay - in the meantime - I'm shopping elsewhere and I'm not afraid to express disappointment - just like our mate Barney.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 20:59 UTC

Why is it not okay for someone to express the opinion that they're disappointed? I'm disappointed as well. If I wasn't disappointed with Canon I wouldn't be using mirrorless systems from other manufacturers.
I still use my 5DMKII occasionally and love my Canon lenses but there hasn't been a significant improvement in video quality since the 5DMKII (2008) that suits my needs.
The 5DMKIII video quality was not a significant improvement over my 5DMKII with AA filter. And now the 5DMKIV? OOoops. It is a fact that Canon are behind right now and have been trailing the mirrorless race from the start.
I love my Canon gear but will continue to look elsewhere if Canon stays at least 2 years behind.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Everlast66: Great. Now this will push Canon to respond with a great 5Dmk4 ... er, oh wait ...

mk4 is Japanese for 4 years behind.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:25 UTC

Great to see you call it as you see it Mr. Britton. I'm a little disappointed as well. All I want is a Canon camera with reasonably better HD video quality than my 5D MKII with AA filter.
Almost a decade after the 5DMKII and all Canon DSLR's (IMHO) that aren't moire riddled, produce video that looks a little plasticy (80D) or soft (5DMKIII). Keen to see the M5 video files.
I think we deserve better. Other camera makers seem to manage.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:01 UTC as 85th comment

You're right about the 80D video being "just fine." Unfortunately, unless the M5 improves on "just fine" then for me it's "just not on."

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 113th comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1916 comments in total)
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toolan: 4k is stupid right now. Not a lot of content for 1 plus the price, how many middle and low class can afford 4k? I know I can't and neither can most of my friends and family. People still buy DVDs over Bluray in 2016

Yeah, Dale's right. My disappointment is that the mk4's HD video quality is apparently not much better than the mk3 quality which wasn't much better (except moire and aliasing) than the mk2. Canon live in incremental heaven.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1916 comments in total)

"....having the camera automatically stick to my desired subject allows me to concentrate on composition, lighting, exposure, and the moment. "
No kidding Rishi. This is why (altho I still use my 5DMkII for selected photography) I use m4/3 equipment. The m4/3 systm has been achieving sharp eye focus for years. They even give you an option of which eye L or R or nearest or furthest from camera. Canon are playing catch up in so many areas....mostly video where codecs are old and inefficient and as you mentioned a crop factor of over 1.6 in 4K - oops! No sale.
GH5 with a 4.2.2 10 bit codec is just around the corner.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 159th comment

Simply shocked and saddened. There's now a huge place that won't be quickly filled. I will miss you!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 37th comment

At least with Olympus you don't have to pay for the updates.

And now apparently the GH4 V-Log update is free as well. Panasonic left a hole in their software allowing the V-Log profile to be saved to the camera via the Image App.
https://www.reddit.com/r/gh4/comments/3l1j2z/how_to_use_vlog_without_buying/

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 07:10 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

@IarekB
Just wait until the GX8 'only' scores a silver award and we'll clock up another 1,000 responses. All good time wasting!
@Trk
got me thinking about salt now.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

Check this out. It may help some out there to understand the truth. No conspiracies here.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equivalence-and-why-should-i-care

Quote: "In theory you can work out how much total light one system is receiving, relative to another, and calculate 'equivalent sensitivities' - the ISO settings that would provide an image from the same amount of total light (and hence have similar noise properties). However, there are enough differences in sensor performance that, without knowing a lot more about the specific sensors you're comparing, you can't assume, for instance, that twice the total light means twice the overall low-light performance."

Ok, IarekB, you're right. I'm wasting my time. He lost me on that salt in Poland story.
I'll go off now and enjoy the wonderful advantages of both FF and m4/3 and stop trying to convince conspiracy theorists of the obvious.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

I agree that with Trk that the GX8 is a little on the too big side for a m4/3 camera.
I use a full frame Canon 5DMKII, an Olympus OMD EM-10, and a Panasonic GH4.
As an experiment, I just put my Canon 35mm f2 IS lens on my 5D, set it to f2, shutter to 1/250 and ISO to 200 and then made an exposure. I then put the same lens on my Olympus and then my Panasonic. At the same settings all three photos have exactly the same exposure (brightness) neither photo is darker or lighter to any noticeable degree. I also put some Leica, Canon FD, Olympus and Panasonic glass on the m4/3 cameras at f2 and they all exposed exactly the same as the Canon at f2.

What I did notice however is that the full frame Canon displays shallower depth of field at the same f stop. I can't measure it - but I don't have to because lens theory says the m4/3 cameras will have twice as much depth of field (twice as much is in focus for the same f stop.
Sensor size at the same f stop only affects depth of field.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 13:37 UTC

Apple finally got Aperture right with version 3, to then abandon it. I'm sticking with it just as I still use Final Cut Pro 7 for video. Just because software isn't supported doesn't mean it won't keep working. I have no interest in having my photos stored in a cloud. I'll continue to use Aperture 3 and avoid the downgrade to "Photos" until they finally get it right with version 3.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:17 UTC as 173rd comment | 7 replies

Message to Canon. Kodak thought it was impossible too - and sadly - look what happened to them. Even the giants can fall. Time to wake up.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:08 UTC as 158th comment

Canon sees impossible while all the others make it possible!

Meanwhile adapter sales are going through the roof to enable Canon glass to be used on mirror-less bodies.

Film camera technology (read flapping mirror) needs to be updated in this digital age. Catch up Canon - cmon!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 423rd comment

"That was ten years ago - what’s the next big moment?

You tell me!"

OMG, Canon really is impossible!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 14th comment

I've got it. IBIS to take care of mirror slap!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:04 UTC as 553rd comment

Finally!!! Ink that costs less than the printer!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 854th comment

They've invented a time machine that takes us all back to the day when the second-hand shelf wasn't littered with their flapping mirror digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 06:48 UTC as 894th comment
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