Oysters

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I agree with the Author on the missing market for a fixed, possibly collapsible lens in approximately a "normal" view (35, 40mm) on a one inch sensor. Or other fixed lengths. Eg, a 24mm or 28mm, or 35mm, along with say a 90, or 105mm could make a rather interesting, fast, adaptable, light, yet sharp twin camera combination. The wide a bit faster (eg f1.4, f1.2), the long could be slower, but respectable, eg f1.8-2.8.

Such cameras should be possible of sub 200grams each, and a similar size to say a Canon S90-120 (Rest in Peace).

I don't think full sealing is required for most people. I appreciate the potential dust issues of the lens/sensor. Electrical tape often works on the rest for most people. One work around could be an easily removeable lightweight filter tube. They used to be popular on the old Panasonic compacts (eg LX3). On a fixed focal length retractable lens such a tube will be pretty short light and compact; in the city, take it off, add it when conditions demand.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 05:52 UTC as 16th comment

Does the session now have the same sensor size as the Black?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 18th comment
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Aaron801: Looks like a recipe for a very expensive crash...

This drone comes with triple redundancy of everything (assuming you get it with the option A3Pro triple GPS/compass modules...you'd be silly not to). As such the chance of catastrophic system failure, assuming it is well maintained, is extremely low.

However, much bigger risk is that of the operator. Much bigger. This is not a drone for a pilot with little experience, its a professional tool.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:12 UTC
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JackM: IR is so played out, I don't know why anyone takes IR pictures anymore.

For Scientific purposes. There is an entire field called "remote sensing", for example. My colleagues in this discipline and I are currently drooling over this and working out how to get a grant to fund the purchase.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 03:03 UTC

Errr. A RPAS small enough to fit in that bag, is not going to have the power to lift a DSLR...

Hehe :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 01:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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RichRMA: Drones sound like a hyper swarm of bees. Does anyone want to live in an area where they would constantly be around? Like if they become conveyors of products like Amazon wants to do? I can see a lot of people moving out of the cities.

But the truck has to go right up to every delivery point. The 1000 drones you speak of, don't. Most of the drones I've worked with you can barely hear once they are more than 20m away from you.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 04:07 UTC
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alouette: I wonder,

- if the Camera Body bases on the Olympus Air A01: http://opc.olympus-imaging.com/en/

- if the Sensor is the same as used in the GH4 and E-M1: http://de.scribd.com/doc/207332069/Panasonic-MN34230-PL-m43-CMOS-Sensor-GH4-EM1#scribd

Definitely good thoughts. I was thinking about Olympus Air for some of our Drone mapping work...but this makes it pointless for me to try and get an Air and adapt it. I could probably save a little weight by going the Air route, but its not worth the bother.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 01:45 UTC
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FuhTeng: Very cool. What neat tools. I like this quote:

"“In order to achieve the quality of video produced by Zenmuse X5 and X5R, pilots used to have to spend many thousands of dollars for large, complicated aerial equipment,” said Frank Wang, DJI CEO and Founder."

$4,500 and $8,000 ARE many thousands of dollars! But still, they're a tiny fraction of what an equivalent helicopter system would cost for a shoot. I still think it's funny.

One of the big advantages of the drones is airspace. Its pretty hard to position an aerial shot in many places with a chopper (eg imagine near bridges, buildings, complicated environments) and not see the rotor wash in your shot. With a multirotor drone I can happily, safely fly it a metre off any structure, and it affects nothing

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
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RichRMA: Drones sound like a hyper swarm of bees. Does anyone want to live in an area where they would constantly be around? Like if they become conveyors of products like Amazon wants to do? I can see a lot of people moving out of the cities.

Quiter than hearing a delivery truck

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
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Oysters: Does the camera have optical image stabilisation like some of the competition?????

Sad face me

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 01:16 UTC

Does the camera have optical image stabilisation like some of the competition?????

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Anyone have thoughts on whether the 2gb ram on the compact will have much of an effect on camera speed, autofocus speed, etc? The bigger screens and resolutions of the Z5 and Z5P mean nothing to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:57 UTC as 29th comment

Anyone have thoughts on whether the 2gb ram on the compact would have an impact on camera speed? I'd much rather a smaller phone. I currently have an old Xperia m2...that screen is similar size, but only 540*960 vs 720*1280 of the Z5C. I never find the M2 screen wanting for viewing or taking photos or videos, or displaying content that I didn't capture (eg, test shots on DPReview!) If I need better resolution, which is only size, I'll use a proper screen!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Naveed Akhtar: This really look promising to me ..
It opens many fronts .. a small concealable camera for better wild-life photography.
For drones flights .. and other risky places where you can't reach or stay too long.
Then developer's sdk can extend its capabilities beyond current limitations.
Price is also very good for this little and capable camera.
well all I can say is good luck with the project .. and I will definately buy this one over oly air or any other action or mobile-adon camera .. soon!

Wireless isn't a problem, IF it can be started on the ground in a continuous shooting mode and you don't need to be able to change settings on the fly. Given that the sdk is open, this should be programmable, at least.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Distance limit of 3cm? Why would anyone use this instead of a card reader?

We mount various cameras and sensors on UAVs, in various ways...many are experimental and sometimes this means the cards are not easily accessible...to get to the card requires unmounting the camera then remounting it for the next mission which can chew time. This could save us time. 3cm is great!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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cdembrey: Most posters seem to have little imagination. Try thinking of the AIR as a GoPro with a M4/3 sensor and interchangeable lenses--NOT as a FF DSLR replacement.

Absolutely. We will likely drop coin on this for particular UAV work...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
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