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dash2k8: Every time a rare drone accident happens, drone haters come out in droves. I'm going to guess that drone-related severe injuries are probably not even 0.1% of vehicular-related injuries. Now, some people will say "that's because there are more cars and bikes on the road," which sort of proves the point: proportionally there are so few drones that injuries almost never happen. When was the last time you or someone you know got hurt or killed by one? I don't hear anyone complaining about airshow-related casualties or theme park injuries (both of which do happen, and have injured or killed more people than drones) for the same reason: they're rare. It's OK if people don't like drones, but some people make it sound like a drone is a serious injury waiting to happen. I do agree that pilots of drones need to practice caution in public spaces just as we don't wield knives in parks, but let's keep things objective.

No one is saying drones should be disallowed. I think people just want to make sure that their use is properly regulated and rules are clear and enforced, for safety of the public first and foremost.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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dash2k8: Every time a rare drone accident happens, drone haters come out in droves. I'm going to guess that drone-related severe injuries are probably not even 0.1% of vehicular-related injuries. Now, some people will say "that's because there are more cars and bikes on the road," which sort of proves the point: proportionally there are so few drones that injuries almost never happen. When was the last time you or someone you know got hurt or killed by one? I don't hear anyone complaining about airshow-related casualties or theme park injuries (both of which do happen, and have injured or killed more people than drones) for the same reason: they're rare. It's OK if people don't like drones, but some people make it sound like a drone is a serious injury waiting to happen. I do agree that pilots of drones need to practice caution in public spaces just as we don't wield knives in parks, but let's keep things objective.

the difference is that people who go to airshows and Theme parks buy the tickets and accept the risk. No one bought a ticket to the DRONE show.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
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marcio_napoli: It blows the mind to think this little cam is possibly better than the 100 thousand dollars body only, Sony CineAltas George Lucas shot Star Wars II and III.

It blows the mind on so many levels.

George Lucas actually used a camera? I thought he just animated those prequel movies./

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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onlooker: Perhaps I've missed it somewhere, but I am trying to compare Panasonic's IBIS to that of Olympus E-M1 II in still photography. For example, now that Panasonic has the IBIS, can I put Olympus 25 mm f/1.8 on it and get the same stabilization results as I would from the Olympus E-M1 II?

I wish you would have an article on the comparison of Panasonic GH5 vs. Olympus E-M1 II for still photography, item by item (not bombastically puerile proclamations in occasional comments).

@ webrunner

Sure only 2 lenses reach 6.5 stops including 12-100 range.
But thats not the point, the point is IBIS is 5.5 stops with all Lenses! which is still higher than Pana 5 stops maximum with or without OIS.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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onlooker: Perhaps I've missed it somewhere, but I am trying to compare Panasonic's IBIS to that of Olympus E-M1 II in still photography. For example, now that Panasonic has the IBIS, can I put Olympus 25 mm f/1.8 on it and get the same stabilization results as I would from the Olympus E-M1 II?

I wish you would have an article on the comparison of Panasonic GH5 vs. Olympus E-M1 II for still photography, item by item (not bombastically puerile proclamations in occasional comments).

@ onlooker Depends on what "Stills" photography. If you are an action photographer - that needs speed of operation - then only the EM1-2 will suffice. Things like the high FPS and the pro capture - as well as almost non existant rolling shutter effect.

Landscape/Product or Macro photographers may be enticed by the Hi Res mode.

Then theres stuff like Live composite , Bulb time, - which many people use to great effect for various shooting conditions (e.g. lightning storms)

Also 6.5 stops with Olympus 300mm F4 or 400m extended, that could be a big deal for nature photographers, to handhold up to 800mm EFL.

GH5 is no slouch however in the end, the EM1-2 has more features available for stills, you could say a wider range of still shooting, however if you need none of those bells and whistles - for the average still photographer, either camera will do just fine.

In fact for the average still photographer both cameras may be unecessary, and should get a G85 or a PEN F

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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onlooker: Perhaps I've missed it somewhere, but I am trying to compare Panasonic's IBIS to that of Olympus E-M1 II in still photography. For example, now that Panasonic has the IBIS, can I put Olympus 25 mm f/1.8 on it and get the same stabilization results as I would from the Olympus E-M1 II?

I wish you would have an article on the comparison of Panasonic GH5 vs. Olympus E-M1 II for still photography, item by item (not bombastically puerile proclamations in occasional comments).

Panasonic GH5 can do 5 stops with IBIS+OIS. I have not seen any higher claim by Panasonic than 5 stops in any of their material though some of it is confusing - 5 stops is still the highest number Ive seen.

Olympus Em1-2 does 5.5 with IBIS alone and 6.5 with the Olympus OIS lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:49 UTC
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DavidNJ100: And if it had a bigger sensor with on sensor phase detection this would all be very interesting. With its best glass in is barely sharper than a kit lens APS-C camera.

It doesnt matter how big your sensor is - if you put a foggy lens in front of it it wont be SHARP.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
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onlooker: Perhaps I've missed it somewhere, but I am trying to compare Panasonic's IBIS to that of Olympus E-M1 II in still photography. For example, now that Panasonic has the IBIS, can I put Olympus 25 mm f/1.8 on it and get the same stabilization results as I would from the Olympus E-M1 II?

I wish you would have an article on the comparison of Panasonic GH5 vs. Olympus E-M1 II for still photography, item by item (not bombastically puerile proclamations in occasional comments).

Yes I think they will be similar, however I think the Olympus camera may still perform slightly better.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
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DavidNJ100: And if it had a bigger sensor with on sensor phase detection this would all be very interesting. With its best glass in is barely sharper than a kit lens APS-C camera.

your kidding right? I think you need to do more research before making such claims.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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NameFinder: One more point:

Does anyone know if the GH5 stabilizies all-manual lenses (no electrical connection) as well ?

Olympus IBIS Cameras do - so I dont see why it wouldnt.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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MrALLCAPS: Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus?
Panasonic has trumped Olympus as the real leader of Micro Four Thirds. It has the same image quality, which isn't saying much really for the FT sensor, it's ibis is on part with Olympus, even better in longer focal lengths with the dual I.S., and Panasonic video is leaps and bounds better than Olympus.

If anyone truly wants to shoot sports, they're going to use a D500 or a 7D MkII. I don't see a pro using M43 for sports or wildlife over those 2 cameras. Yet, pros are using the GH series for video.

Now all Panasonic need's to do is return the GX series back to a primary stills user. One without a flippy screen, thank you. The one on the GX85 will be quite fine.

@Glowning shutter - regarding GH5 IBIS - this is from the Panasonic press release:

" Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX GH5’s high-precision gyro sensor controls both the O.I.S. and B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use a max. 5-stop slower shutter speed."

So who is uninformed? - Unless Panasonic themselves got it wrong, you maybe uninformed?

Maximum 5 Stops combining OIS and BIS. Without OIS it could be 4 stops. Still a good achievement but Thats not what I would call a "wash". EM1-2 is 5.5 BIS alone then 6.5 with the OIS lenses

Advantage in Stabilisation is clearly still EM1-2

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
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MrALLCAPS: Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus?
Panasonic has trumped Olympus as the real leader of Micro Four Thirds. It has the same image quality, which isn't saying much really for the FT sensor, it's ibis is on part with Olympus, even better in longer focal lengths with the dual I.S., and Panasonic video is leaps and bounds better than Olympus.

If anyone truly wants to shoot sports, they're going to use a D500 or a 7D MkII. I don't see a pro using M43 for sports or wildlife over those 2 cameras. Yet, pros are using the GH series for video.

Now all Panasonic need's to do is return the GX series back to a primary stills user. One without a flippy screen, thank you. The one on the GX85 will be quite fine.

@glowingshutter - IS is not a wash between the two. When I see someone handhold the GH5 for 15 seconds then i will be happy to concede it is a wash.

And why is it whenever you make an argument for how good DFD is, you fail to mention its biggest weakness - it only works on Panny lenses - not even all of them! So good luck with that, ruling out all the excellent zuiko/m.zuiko lenses and excellent sigma lenses.

I wonder who well the panny does in CAF and tracking - I'll wait for the reviews.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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MrALLCAPS: Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus?
Panasonic has trumped Olympus as the real leader of Micro Four Thirds. It has the same image quality, which isn't saying much really for the FT sensor, it's ibis is on part with Olympus, even better in longer focal lengths with the dual I.S., and Panasonic video is leaps and bounds better than Olympus.

If anyone truly wants to shoot sports, they're going to use a D500 or a 7D MkII. I don't see a pro using M43 for sports or wildlife over those 2 cameras. Yet, pros are using the GH series for video.

Now all Panasonic need's to do is return the GX series back to a primary stills user. One without a flippy screen, thank you. The one on the GX85 will be quite fine.

I dont know where you are getting this claim from that Panny IBIS has surpassed Oly IBIS? Panny is a maximum of 5 STOPs. Oly does 6.5 stops with lenses such as the 300mm. What Long end are you talking about.

GH5 Feature rich? of course it is if you are into VIDEO. Its got an almost unrivalled video feature set. But if you dont do video - what is this rich feature set that you are referring to - from the spec sheets, there are no features that the GH5 has that the Olympus doesnt do faster or better and in some cases have GH5 has no answer for like Hi Res or Live composite. PDAF works on all auto lenses - not just a few Panny lenses like DFD.

I think you are assuming everyone's priorities are VIDEO first. I dont intend to buy either camera, but appreciate what both have achieved.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
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MrALLCAPS: Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus?
Panasonic has trumped Olympus as the real leader of Micro Four Thirds. It has the same image quality, which isn't saying much really for the FT sensor, it's ibis is on part with Olympus, even better in longer focal lengths with the dual I.S., and Panasonic video is leaps and bounds better than Olympus.

If anyone truly wants to shoot sports, they're going to use a D500 or a 7D MkII. I don't see a pro using M43 for sports or wildlife over those 2 cameras. Yet, pros are using the GH series for video.

Now all Panasonic need's to do is return the GX series back to a primary stills user. One without a flippy screen, thank you. The one on the GX85 will be quite fine.

"Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus? "

PDAF, CAF/Tracking, High res mode, Speed, Live composite, better IBIS, Olympus JPG, Pro Capture, Full features with Oly Pro lenses and 43 Lenses.

Panny has excellent video, miles ahead of Olympus, but if you dont need video as many don't - or only use it occasionally I can see why some would still prefer the EM-1 II.

Also this GH5 camera has not been tested or reviewed yet!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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MrALLCAPS: Honestly, what's the reason for getting a E-M1 MkII for over this camera, aside from just being an Olympus?
Panasonic has trumped Olympus as the real leader of Micro Four Thirds. It has the same image quality, which isn't saying much really for the FT sensor, it's ibis is on part with Olympus, even better in longer focal lengths with the dual I.S., and Panasonic video is leaps and bounds better than Olympus.

If anyone truly wants to shoot sports, they're going to use a D500 or a 7D MkII. I don't see a pro using M43 for sports or wildlife over those 2 cameras. Yet, pros are using the GH series for video.

Now all Panasonic need's to do is return the GX series back to a primary stills user. One without a flippy screen, thank you. The one on the GX85 will be quite fine.

What are you smoking panny has better ibis than Olympus? Panny is only 5 stops with dual IS. Only is 5.5 with ibis of only,.6.5 with dual IS

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 07:50 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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ottonis: Here is a slightly different take on this camera: when it comes to the camera market, Canon is primarily a DSLR-oriented company. They have spent decades of R&D in developing and making the most successful DSLRs in the world.
Having this in mind, it becomes utterly clear that Canon is in a difficult position with regards how to position their new mirrorless offers: if it is too good it may cannibalize some of their DSLR share. If it is technologically too far away from the best mirrorless peers, nobody will buy it.
So, Canon needs a good mirrorless body as a viable alternative for all those who want a mirrorless camera that at the same time should not make Canon's DSLRs obsolete. And that's where the Canon EOS M5 fits in: it offers the great Canon dual Pixel AF , colors etc but overall, it does not surpass the D80, which is why some are disappointed.
When we take the M5 for what it is, however, it is the best Thing Canon was willing to offer in the mirrorless market right now.

I think thats a silly strategy if true. It is better to cannibalize your own sales - then let someone else do it. With poor products thats exactly what canon is doing.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

Donnie How much does canon pay you for your shilling? How do i sign up? I could use the extra cash!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (169 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Too bad Fuji has no 5-axis IBIS. All my cameras moving forward need to have in-camera stabilization! Plus for those in the camp of of those who claim they don't need IBIS...good in-camera stabilization ascends non-stabilized cameras any day!

Apparently their Mount design cannot support IBIS so I dont think its possible for them to introduce IBIS without changing their mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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Rahul D: Hi DPR,
This is a request (Perhaps this can be considered) - Can you please add pixel pitch (size) for the camera to your specifications table generically for all cameras?

Thanks, Rahul

F4All what you have described is just Resolution, not pixel pitch.

Pixel pitch is number of pixels per inch/cm. It only relates to the potential noise performance, as smaller pixels are inherently more noisy,

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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soundknight21: I love my Panasonic but the OMD is turning up the heat a little. The JPEGs have gotten a lot better on this one but like the Fuji-XT2 the RAWs are a little underwhelming.

I like the ergonomics, and the fact that you can get a battery grip is really awesome. I hope panasonic gets more into battery grips (like the new G80)

Cant go wrong with a G85 its great kit. But if you need 60FPS and excelellent stabilisation and CAF +tracking, nothing else will suffice. You will Pay for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 03:06 UTC
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