FlyinDoc

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On article Sony ZV-E10 review (303 comments in total)

As a Sony shooter, I can honestly say this has to be worst product Sony has produced since they started making serious cameras. Every problem that has been glaringly obvious since the A6300 is still there, to which they added or rather removed the EVF and AutoISO min. SS. Nice!

They keep talking a nice game about listening to customers, but I simply cannot imagine this is the best product Sony could come up with. All it required was a faster readout and minimum crop EIS.

They have not updated the sensor, the readout, video features, shooting speed, nothing since the A6300. They keep passing on the same old wine in more and more disgusting bottles and expect people to buy them. Sigma, Tamron, Samyang and even Sony have brought in wonderful new lenses, but Sony refuse to bring out a proper new APS-C camera. Where does that leave non-vloggers?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 16:06 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM (222 comments in total)
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Nilangsu: Sony is absolutely killing it with its GM primes and zooms in the last few years. The 135/1.8, the 24/1.4, the 35/1.4 and the 50/1.2 GM primes and the 12-24/2.8 GM zoom come to my mind as great examples of this competence. Now this 14/1.8 GM. Well done, Sony!

Regards
Nilangsu

PS: the 20/1.8 G, while a G lens, is also in that catogory.

The 400mm and 600mm GM Primes are amazing too. The 200-600mm is a total bargain. The 16-55mm f/2.8 G for APS-C is as sharp as any prime - so yeah, they are on a roll.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 15:16 UTC

This must be a pure Supply chain issue, and the only reason for this "upgrade".

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 04:33 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies
On article Sony announces new ultra-fast FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens (548 comments in total)
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onemoreguy: How can some people here compare weights between lenses without knowing their performances?
If this lighter weight Sony 50mm 1.2 can match the ones from Canon or Nikon then we can praise it.
But if it doesn't match the performances of those lenses then the weight of this lens is meaningless.

Watch the Manny Ortiz review on YouTube where he compares the Canon and Nikon versions vs the Sony.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 15:47 UTC

I've tested DeepPRIME NR vs Topaz DeNoise AI, and Topaz is easily better. DeNoise AI is also better integrated into Lightroom as a Plug-in, and is faster than DXO at processing images, since it takes full advantage of your GPU.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 16:11 UTC as 90th comment | 8 replies

I'm a Sony shooter and this is the first camera I have no interest in buying. Overpriced and merely a spec war contest with the R5 - which costs a mere fraction of this.

No fully articulation screen and no mention of the quality of the rear screen, which was always a weakness. So, for professional movie making, what are they going to use? Buy the $2500 phone to monitor?

Truly, there are a lot of innovations and I hope they trickle down to the A7M4, but this seems a really niche camera at this price - a pure competitor to the 1DxM3. Non-pros can stay away. But I wonder if pros will look at this price and the A9ii at $4000 and pick this one.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:27 UTC as 328th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Seems like one hell of a camera in that small camera body.
Sony puts loads of ticks on the right places with this release.

I really wish if they could have improved IBIS though, even if it would have made the camera size slightly bigger, and have a sensor resolution slightly higher than 4k for post production / correction, even 5k maybe!

I also liked to have an internal RAW recording, but if I have to make a compromise on it to prevent over-heating, I would just stick to S-Log then any record limit. So not a big deal.

Anyways both of these small limitations can be mitigated by adding external recorder and a gimbal.

Overall, a fantastic offering, I might just get this one to pair with my Panny S1.

However there are two things, I wish if Sony could fix with a firmware. Animal eye AF on movie recording and one 4k record mode (even at 24p) that removes any record time limit. 1Hr on 60p is nice, but not good enough for my needs, sometime.

There is no video record limit at all. With the ability to hot swap cards, and use an external power bank for Power delivery, in theory you can record all day in 4K. The one hour limit in 4K60p 10bit 4.2.2 is a probable limit for overheating, not a hard limit.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 19:10 UTC
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Melgigg: Very disappointed that apparently “S” doesn’t stand for sensitivity any more, I’ve been waiting years for the upgrade and all they’re talking about is video rubbish that’s in all the other cameras anyway.

I have a feeling they will an innovative sensor that can combine pixels for extra sensitivity in low light.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 15:36 UTC

Every time I read an interview with Mr. Tanaka, I come away very encouraged and confident about the future of E-mount.

But then they go and release the A6400/6100/6600 with the same old sensor with it's severe rolling shutter. This when a stacked sensor APS-C camera could really dominate the wildlife/birding market and dethrone the D500 finally.

The other major weakness is Sony's buffer clearing time, where you are twiddling your thumbs and can't start recording video, among other limitations while the buffer clears.

Go on, Mr. Tanaka, put a new sensor into an APS-C camera for sports and wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 15:31 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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Cubits: Pro is dead, time to bring back turbo!

Like the Taycan Turbo :)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 03:17 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review (992 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: The stacked sensor is wasted on the 1 inch sensor. Where is the computational processing to exploit the speed of the sensor? It can shoot at 90fps - why not use it to pre buffer and blend frames to improve low light images? If they are going for the vlogging crowd, why not add a second model with an 18-50mm equivalent?

Sony, just put the stacked sensor with IBIS into an APS-C camera already. That's the one that's way overdue.

@ Aegon Targaryean Yeah, the stacked sensor is great if they implement computation to increase IQ. Imagine pre buffered bursts, averaged with interframe motion removal, with HDR processing just like the Pixel and other smartphones are doing. The tech is all there - they just have to put it in these proper cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 08:30 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review (992 comments in total)

The stacked sensor is wasted on the 1 inch sensor. Where is the computational processing to exploit the speed of the sensor? It can shoot at 90fps - why not use it to pre buffer and blend frames to improve low light images? If they are going for the vlogging crowd, why not add a second model with an 18-50mm equivalent?

Sony, just put the stacked sensor with IBIS into an APS-C camera already. That's the one that's way overdue.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 01:22 UTC as 218th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (760 comments in total)
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Joe Tam: A couple of things I hope they address with firmware update:

- Please allow user to copy/save/load camera settings via sd card

- Please allow camera to shoot if there is a card in slot 2 with autoswitch on. There have been times I am downloading a card and need to shoot with card if something unexpected or picture-worthy happens.

- Please allow user to toggle APS-C to full-frame using Custom button while buffer is writing. This is very frustrating as the big warning comes up in the viewfinder and blocks your vision. At least make that warning smaller.

- Is there anyway to limit the smearing effect when you pan the camera. Very noticeable when panning fast left/right at moderate speeds.

- Viewfinder dark mode :)

Saving Camera settings to SD card is available now.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 07:23 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (760 comments in total)

It's interesting to read (and watch) DPReview's list of "handful of irritations" about the new camera and see if any of them are important/irritations to me personally. 8 bit video? This is not a pro video camera. It's a stills resolution monster and Sony got the balance right. Lack of raw editing in camera? If I was editing raw files, I would want the full control over global and local adjustments that a proper converter would give you. Rolling shutter in silent shutter? Of course it will have, just like every other camera not named A9.

The two real head scratchers for me are the lack of Touch menus and no preview for Pixel shift file. Yup, those are real bummers. Otherwise, just wow.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 03:41 UTC as 154th comment | 26 replies
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Fly18: Funny how they keep saying it is approaching Medium Format quality. I guess Fuji is winning the high resolution and Image Quality with their GFX 100.

You do know that Sony makes the sensors for Fuji, right? And you are comparing a $10000 camera with a $3500 one.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 14:39 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1241 comments in total)
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pecheurs6: I've ordered the a6400 with the 18-135 zoom but also need a very sharp and fast fixed lens. Any recommendations?

Rolling shutter is a function of the read speed of the camera - nothing to do with the lens. Rolling shutter is a weakness of the A6400 too in 4K.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2019 at 14:34 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1241 comments in total)
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pecheurs6: I've ordered the a6400 with the 18-135 zoom but also need a very sharp and fast fixed lens. Any recommendations?

The Sigma trio of 16mm, 30mm and 56mm f/1.4 lenses are stupid sharp and affordable. None are stabilised though. Pick the focal length you need.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 08:09 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1241 comments in total)

The comparison table says the A6300 has Bluetooth, which it doesn't. Bluetooth and Location linking was introduced on the A6500.

Is 4K shutter rate a measure of Rolling Shutter?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 14:16 UTC as 174th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (454 comments in total)

This Sony AF system on a faster readout APS-C sensor will be tasty. Waiting patiently.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2019 at 15:20 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (454 comments in total)
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otto k: If only Sony would put a front dial on the camera... That would solve so many problems (for me).
Edit - And anyone make 24/1.4 lens? Pretty please? What is it with Sony and 35mm lenses?

They do have a 24mm f/1.4 E-mount lens. Happens to be a GM lens. I use it happily with my A6300. It is phenomenal, but obviously very pricey for APS-C.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2019 at 15:14 UTC
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