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Ignat Solovey: Heh. DSLRs aren't good for streaming... unless there is some that outputs clean HDMI at all times and doesn't shut off live view because of overheating.

Overall idea is very good, especially when it's not your own wallet that pays for it... It would be even better if battery-powered for, say, six or eight hours.

720p is, as far as I know, a Facebook Live limitation rather than anything else.

I've streamed with a Sony A7S. Clean HDMI and no overheating, zero problems. Also, I used their older and cheaper Intensity capture card, so I didn't even have to downscale, unlike with this new gadget.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 21:59 UTC

Well, the old Blackmagic intensity pro could do this to 1080i inputs without scaling down...

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 8th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1195 comments in total)
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Jefftan: ignore all the negative naysayers, this is the best APS-C mirrorless camera money can buy, period
just the in body IS make it the best, no argument needed

problem is the lens, if Sony or 3rd party can deliver some good lens
other competitors are all dead

no matter how hard I want to try Fuji, if I try it will only be X-A3
I can't trust the X-Trans sensor with all those controversy and it don't have in body IS

@Thermidor: if you really want low-light photography, go with FF. My A7S is wonderful for this, and no smaller sensor can equal it.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (185 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The danger of outside software hack is it that it may work fine for now, but the app function doesn't know the future tweaks that Sony will be making. A future legitimate Sony software upgrade, when installed, can wreck havoc on a previously upload unauthorized hack. Sony may be just protecting themselves from software repair headaches.

A file corruption can render your prized camera into a beautiful door stopper.

Enter the FM3A... oops, wrong forum.


Although let's state that it's not like sony could not devise a means to securely upgrade the firmware, regardless of what has been done to it, so without leftover bits. Or to automatically offer to reset user data if the device hangs, if the problem is there.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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Midwest: The only full frame DSLR with a stabilized sensor... maybe because stabilizing the sensor on a DSLR (instead of the lens) doesn't make a lot of sense unless you LIKE a viewfinder that has nonstop jitters.

You are mixing mirrorless (electronic) viewfinders with dSLR (optical) viewfinders...

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 15:00 UTC

Straight line brushing. Finally! Seriously, if paint has more brush options, you know you are lacking. (I use CO, and the brush palette is aggravatingly small and not really enough.)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 4th comment
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(unknown member): is there a Firmware update available for the A7R (V1) as well ?

Sony stated that there will be updates for the II line. While they did not explicitly state in that statement that the first versions won't receive the update, it is heavily implied. (I understand your pain, I have an A7S)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (182 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: Print screen, paste.

I can't see how drm could get round that. It's a difficult problem, which unfortunately - like most issues in society - might be best addressed with education and an unlikely moral, economic and social environment wherein very few people are overly selfish or desperate.

It only limits the resolution of one shot you take. Nothing prevents you from zooming to 100%, doing a dozen and recreating the original from said dozen screenshots. Or creating a virtual resolution for said image size, if it is not that high. (say, 6-8Mp)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 02:41 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (182 comments in total)

Yeah, as if DRM was ever actually a solution. CD? DVD? Blu-ray? Anything online? Any software? No, it never worked. It never will.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 02:38 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Jun2: The only disappointment is no distance scales on these lenses for manual focus, especially 10-18mm. Hope they can displace distance info in the viewfinder and/or LCD

That is because all e-mount Sony lenses have focus-by-wire: no mechanical linking between the ring and the actual focusing mechanism.
That said, I also would have liked a mechanically coupled focusing ring with them.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 06:00 UTC
On article Sony NEX-5R Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)
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burninggarlic: how about the battery life?

Officially it is IIRC 400+ per battery.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 15:09 UTC
On article Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review (129 comments in total)

Some typo on the last page: "Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F3" I believe you that is not the name of the NEX-F3, tough many trolls would like to demean it to a compact level.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 22:35 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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