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On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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Attilasz: I understand digital evolution cannot stop, but still think that 4k video is useless for most users. Few have 4k tv, and honestly how many are watching the videos on a tv screen? Not to mention that 4k is producing huge files that are hard to use, copy, etc.
And I know a lot of ppl have or getting 4k screens, but those who do probably wont buy a M5, but something more expensive.

Can't we all just get along? :D

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: In the People List:

Fujifilm: 3 photos
Canon: 2 photos
Nikon: 2 photos
Sony: 1 photo

In the Things list:

Nikon: 3 photos
Sony: 2 photos
Panasonic: 2 photos
Canon/olympus/fujifilm: 1 photos

Thanks for the list, Ebrahim. Cool stats.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

7, 1, 4, 5...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 8th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: This is as expected as it can be: the first rather serious attempt from Canon to create a mirrorless camera. The competitors are obiously ahead, and that's just normal at this stage. However, the next iteration should come on top. Otherwise Canon will have a hard time to convince in this camera segment.

My thing regarding native lens selection for the M5 is that, frankly, i don't care. It's just an opportunity for Canon to overcharge for crappy/decent native lenses when Canon already makes an adapter that will accommodate all their APS-C and FF lenses. Just get the adapter and buy those lenses. Wait for the right native pancake lens(es) to come out if you're looking for tiny form factor.

The lack of native lenses doesn't bother me. It's the stupid firmware that is clearly intentionally crippled (lame Auto ISO, no 4K...) so as to sell the M5's successor. Looks like Canon is using a trick out of Nikon's bag. You expect this from Nikon, generally not from Canon...

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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Attilasz: I understand digital evolution cannot stop, but still think that 4k video is useless for most users. Few have 4k tv, and honestly how many are watching the videos on a tv screen? Not to mention that 4k is producing huge files that are hard to use, copy, etc.
And I know a lot of ppl have or getting 4k screens, but those who do probably wont buy a M5, but something more expensive.

Yup. I have 2 4K TVs. And if you only watch your videos on a phone, and for that matter, view your photos on a phone, why even bother with real camera/video gear?

The video I shoot, I totally intend to watch at home on a TV. And I want it to look as real as possible. Who cares about big file size? 128GB memory cards are cheap and 4TB and even 8TB hard drives are cheap.

And that doesn't change the fact that you can pull 8MP still images from 4K video. Kinda pointless to pull 2MP stills (from 1080 video) so 4K is a game-changer for *usable* pulled images from video.

At this point in time it is inexcusable for a new higher-end camera (that shoots video) to not shoot 4K.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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khunpapa: Lack of 4k vdo is not just lack of 4k vdo.
You miss 8k photo which can extract from that 4k stream!

For "PRO" people, this 8k jpg is nothing. But for newbies and weekend warriors, it's brave new world!

Shoot first, select later: no more OOF macro shot, no more missing bird-in-flying, etc, etc.

Hope in the next year, DPreview would start thinking of 'ordinary people' in real life.

Right, lol101, you are limited to the shutter speed that your 4K video is shot with. No doubt you lose all kinds of photographic controls by "shooting" this way. However, I have never extracted a still frame from video until shooting 4K with my drone. For me, this is obviously not the way I take pictures. However, when you're shooting sick video, it's pretty cool to be able to pull an 8MP still. On a 1080 monitor that's more than adequate resolution and the results are very pleasing.

That's the thing. Almost every video deserves to have stills pulled from it. But when you're pulling 2MP (1920x1080) stills from regular HD 1080 video, they're hardly spectacular so nobody bothers to do it. 4K is a game-changer for pulling stills from video that results in some insane photographs.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: So it's basically impossible for a Canon body to get less than a silver award on DP. They basically cover the fact that this camera is inferior to every other MILC system camera, then give it a silver. LOL.

@Richard Butler - it's not a video camera. It's a camera. And praising its video ease when it can't even shoot 4K, as even PNS cameras a fraction of its price have been doing for easily over a year now, makes your video praise moot anyway. I mean, if you wanna shoot video, get a video camera.

Yes, please stop overrating so many cameras, not just Canon cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: You can buy a new Nikon D7200 for the same price as this.

Lol at the potatoes and Toyota! :D

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: What do you mean by "JPEG colors are still second-to-none"? IMO Canon's green hues still miss the richness of any of their competitors, resulting in almost uniform green areas with brownish shadows. Skin colors are quite good but for landscapers, Canon means trouble - lots of effort in post-processing and some irrecoverably spoiled shots, particularly in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions. Of course my observations are based more on RAW files than JPEGs but in the JPEGs I've shot and seen so far I found nothing yet to support any claim of a particularly good color fidelity, again except for skin tones for which Canon equipment seems to be primarily optimized.

Gotta say I'm really not impressed with A7RII color either. Takes way too much work in post. But, I just bought my A7RII for IBIS so my non-VR Nikon and old M42 lenses (via adapters, of course) could have stabilization.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: This is as expected as it can be: the first rather serious attempt from Canon to create a mirrorless camera. The competitors are obiously ahead, and that's just normal at this stage. However, the next iteration should come on top. Otherwise Canon will have a hard time to convince in this camera segment.

But lower ISO on APS-C is not as good as proportionately higher ISO on Full Frame... So, on APS-C you get more grain/noise despite lower ISO and you also get more DOF. That's fine for street shooting in bright light and general photography for the most part. But there is no way around bigger sensors being better for portraiture or low light.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1597 comments in total)
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khunpapa: Lack of 4k vdo is not just lack of 4k vdo.
You miss 8k photo which can extract from that 4k stream!

For "PRO" people, this 8k jpg is nothing. But for newbies and weekend warriors, it's brave new world!

Shoot first, select later: no more OOF macro shot, no more missing bird-in-flying, etc, etc.

Hope in the next year, DPreview would start thinking of 'ordinary people' in real life.

I'm pretty sure khunpapa meant you can extract 8MP (3840x2160) JPEGs from 4K video. I'm sure there are all kinds of ways to do this but the one way I've personally done it is in Lightroom 6. It's very easy to do.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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