Adrian-Van

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For me personally, the Nikon z6iii should have the latest fast tracking PDAF liveview focusing system of the Z9, and also include a side fully articulating screen. Also put that into the Z7iii. Plus, create the hotshoe with direct link connection to a target mic system like Sony's without the wires, or a hotshoe mounted mic XLR interface with dials for left and right volume channels. Make the mirrorless Nikon fully video functional like Sony and Panasonic's cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2023 at 20:18 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7RV in-depth review (2067 comments in total)

I input the Nikon 7ii into the default sample comparison and it does a great job in detail compared to the A7RV, The Sony files are just bigger and resolve a little more detail overall (and outperforms in more detail to R5). 45MP sensor cameras should be enough for most people who need it.
But if someone needs or wants more resolution, Sony does okay with 60MP!
Will the upcoming Z8 or Z7iii have a 60MP? Rumors?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2022 at 17:17 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On article Have your say: Vote now for best prime lens of 2022 (97 comments in total)

Nice to see Nikon Z400mm F4.5 VR S lens getting the most votes so far. Sounds like a good lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2022 at 06:53 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Video camera quality at 4K in good light should be good enough for some pro work like realty videos. These video samples at 4K seem fine. So now it comes down to programming features vs. what DJI offer. However its sensor is still behind the one DJI offers (20MP Type 1) at a similar price point, so perhaps the next version could have that.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2022 at 17:40 UTC as 12th comment
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Adrian-Van: Ironic that Think Media on You Tube speaks very highly of the Nikon Z30 as a rounded vlogging camera at a budget, and dpreview does not think so. You guys should watch their video review. They say that the electronic stabilization of Z30 is quite good for self vlogging and they show it while walking with z30, and 4K does not crop which puts it ahead of the stabilization of Sony ZV-E10. Watch their video. Who exactly is right then? Z30 is not the worst camera this year. Sony's new $500. entry level camera ZV-1F is, lacking a load of important features.
I can live without headphones but Nikon should have an audio display on screen while taking video, as they do on the Z5 I have for video. Simple firmware fix for the Z30. Nikon listening? Are you sure you don't have it enabled?

Digital Camera website (associated with its well known magazine), put out a July 2022 review from Mike Harris, giving the Z30 a 4 out of 5 review. Also in their published charts of that review, compared Z30 to Sony ZV-E10 and Canon M50ii, and rank the Nikon Z30 ahead in photo image quality over those 2 other cameras (aps-c Sony ZV-E10, Canon m50ii) for 1. lower noise over 3200 iso and 2. higher dynamic range. Part is due to lower noise in high ISO of a 20mp sensor beating 24mp apsc sensors. The other part is Nikon is well known for dynamic range and color science. Obviously I own a couple of Nikon cameras. (Fuji apsc did very well in their review also).

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2022 at 20:58 UTC
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NikonNikoff: I get the Nikon award since Nikon APS-C feels abandoned at 20mp by now. It makes no sense from a business standpoint to give your cheapest product an edge besides price, but the Z FC could have been 26mp at least. And it need more lenses.

If they announced the z 30 with a small DX 14mm it would have been something.

Viltrox makes a 13mm f1.4 aps-c lens with z mount which works with full AF control, so you have that option and it is affordable. Nikon will likely come out with a wider lens at some point for Z apsc.
The 20mp sensor is similar to the D500 and D7500 apsc sensor which has much lower noise at high ISO than the apsc Sony and Canon sensors which you can find the noise charts on Digital Camera website (which is associated with its magazine). Digital Camera gives the Z30 a 4 out of 5 rating in its July review. Nikon colors again look great. Dpreview also has photos samples of Z30 from an earlier review. More Z apsc lenses will be coming out for Nikon or Viltrox who has z mount. There are a few already.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2022 at 20:41 UTC
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Adrian-Van: Ironic that Think Media on You Tube speaks very highly of the Nikon Z30 as a rounded vlogging camera at a budget, and dpreview does not think so. You guys should watch their video review. They say that the electronic stabilization of Z30 is quite good for self vlogging and they show it while walking with z30, and 4K does not crop which puts it ahead of the stabilization of Sony ZV-E10. Watch their video. Who exactly is right then? Z30 is not the worst camera this year. Sony's new $500. entry level camera ZV-1F is, lacking a load of important features.
I can live without headphones but Nikon should have an audio display on screen while taking video, as they do on the Z5 I have for video. Simple firmware fix for the Z30. Nikon listening? Are you sure you don't have it enabled?

One more thing. the Nikon z30 does not crop in 4K while the Sony ZV-E10 does heavily crop in 4K, so wide angle lenses work better on a z30 than a zv-e10 for self-vlogging on the run, and thus makes the kit lens of z30 usable for self-vlogging at arms length so budget beginners can use the kit lens. Think Media shows this. Yes, audio display would be useful, and can be a simple firmware fix from Nikon. Until then Auto audio levels may work with external mic or lapel mic or else test and preset levels in manual.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2022 at 17:28 UTC

Ironic that Think Media on You Tube speaks very highly of the Nikon Z30 as a rounded vlogging camera at a budget, and dpreview does not think so. You guys should watch their video review. They say that the electronic stabilization of Z30 is quite good for self vlogging and they show it while walking with z30, and 4K does not crop which puts it ahead of the stabilization of Sony ZV-E10. Watch their video. Who exactly is right then? Z30 is not the worst camera this year. Sony's new $500. entry level camera ZV-1F is, lacking a load of important features.
I can live without headphones but Nikon should have an audio display on screen while taking video, as they do on the Z5 I have for video. Simple firmware fix for the Z30. Nikon listening? Are you sure you don't have it enabled?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2022 at 17:00 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z5 sample gallery (220 comments in total)

I am impressed with both the Z5 and the new Z 24-200mm lens. Very sharp in daylight conditions in these samples. Don't listen to anyone who says it isn't sharp. It certainly is and I am looking on a high end 27 inch monitor at full screen.
The Z6 may be slightly better due to BSI for images over 21,000 iso but most of us shoot at 100 iso to 6400 iso most of the time, and Z5 delivers image quality at regularly used ISOs. Also plenty of good you tube reviews out there. I would not call this an enty level camera, except in body price, as it delivers on many pro features when used with good lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 00:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z5 (312 comments in total)
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brownie314: Why use an old sensor? Just to make product differentiation? Just use the BSI sensor and move around some body controls.

If you willing to pay the Z6 price with BSI, buy that. You won't get a free lunch with adding the BSI to the Z5 price. They need to keep selling Z6 cameras and the next model coming out for those that can afford it. Put a BSI sensor into the Z5 and no one except videographers would buy the Z6.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 22:19 UTC
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PhotoCadieux: Why aren't reviewers testing this for what it was designed to be?...a camera...not a video recorder. Canon makes dedicated video units...they are excellent.
Us photographers are getting tired of hearing nothing but issues regarding overheating of this camera when used in video.
Here is an excellent review (the only one I've seen) about the R5/6 being tested as a stills camera only.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5GeNH3Ip0

If an external recorder solves the overheating problem, then this definitely helps the serious videographers. However, enough people might prefer just recording internally for low budget short video captures, and may wish these cameras were capable of long duration video capture internally without overheating.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 16:28 UTC
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PhotoCadieux: Why aren't reviewers testing this for what it was designed to be?...a camera...not a video recorder. Canon makes dedicated video units...they are excellent.
Us photographers are getting tired of hearing nothing but issues regarding overheating of this camera when used in video.
Here is an excellent review (the only one I've seen) about the R5/6 being tested as a stills camera only.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5GeNH3Ip0

I agree with Anders, that in 2020 it would be expected that at least in 4K to be able to record over 30 minutes for video without overheating. Both R5 and R6 have overheating in 4K mode with 30 minutes. This should never have been designed this way. Nikon and Sony FF mirrorless do not do this. Why then Canon? Who designed the camera this way, why not put in some internal cooling with small fans. (okay, if you are primarily a photo shooter, and rarely do video, this camera would be okay, but lots of photographers are doing video on the side these days as demand is there!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 16:25 UTC

Canon needs to quickly put out a R6s or R6ii with only 12MP resolution, with zero overheating in 4K video mode at 60P so this will blow over, as Sony seems to understand what event / full time professional videographers really want and expect from video mirrorless FF. Sure, if you are only doing small amount so video and mostly photo, the R5 and R6 are okay, but come on, Canon, you must have expected you would get criticism on these cameras with 30min. limits for overheating in both 4K and 8K. For just 4K, most of your competition does not overheat in 30 minutes.
What happened internally that you missed expecting this reaction? Marketing won the battle in promoting a 8K camera I guess.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 16:19 UTC as 211th comment | 18 replies
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real342: The lack of stereo mics is bad. Maybe they forgot.

Serious video users will use an external microphone which could include stereo in the external. I know of several brands of mics that offer it.
On camera mic - mainly general hobbyists use those, and those that don't want an external mic attached.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 19:28 UTC
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Sarman 2525: Wait a minute!!! I saw a Sony guy with a garden hose hiding behind the fence. Was he making thunder noises too?
:)

I got the joke and watched the video. Sony should be a little concerned. The new R5/R6 look to be well received by potential buyers and will help stop any switch overs to Sony by Canon users, and also drive brand new buyers into this market. The battery life is not that important as an issue, there is a grip to hold 2, and buying extra batteries not a big deal. I always buy extra batteries especially for video.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 19:25 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: It's not a FF sensor? Why do you bother us???

1/2.3 is a pocket camera sensor not a cell phone sensor. Cell phone sensors are typically much smaller.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2020 at 04:04 UTC
On article DPReview TV: The gear that changed my life (158 comments in total)

For vacation cameras, definitely I go with wrist strap. Fantastic humorous video. Thanks for this review on straps!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 13:37 UTC as 97th comment
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Well Canon shooters must be very sad for the good old days but they are not coming back. We are not going back to 2009 not 2005.

Currently all ILC cameras combined sell at about 5 million per year. In the better days just 5d mk2 sold more.

Canon has largely pulled out of photography. That is what they have been touting loud and clear for the past 5 years including in DPreview articles.

So it is not possible to make another 5d. Given that Canon have literally strangled their photography unit I doubt they will release something close to current state of the art in the industry either in photography or video. Yes sure they will largely catch up to a7iii but A7iv is around the corner too.

8k is the only spec that sounds amazing on the R5 but we saw that reception for 8K is less than enthusiastic. Even 4k seems to be falling out of love with consumer same as 3d before it. Now the focus is on HDR....so why do 8K at all.....

Your comment I do not agree with, the R5 will directly compete with the Sony A7Riii as R5 will have high megapixel (expected around 45 mp and also 8K video), IBIS, dual cards including CFexpress (where is that on the Sony anyway? Nope not there.) and improved DPAF autofocus tracking plus eye detect nearly on par with Sony. And one more thing, very impressive R pro lenses available and more coming soon. So lens are in league with Sony's top E mount lenses however Canon R/R5 have a wider mount, so corner to corner sharpness should be great on Canon R5. Len designs with wider mount can be made better at shallower focus than some of Sony's small width E mount.
R5 put Canon right back into the main competition for pro buyers, as does the Canon 1Dxiii with its integrated video sensor ability.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 16:42 UTC
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Swerky: So if the R6 should be a reality, it doesn’t deserve a mention? No love for the enthusiast who doesn’t want to shovel his hard earned money into a camera gear store? As for the design of the R cameras, I personally would prefer more physical buttons and less access to the menus and screen to change settings. I guess they did their max on such a body size. Although the on/off switch sits alone on the left side. The new design language says everything sits flush on top of the body.

There is a chance the mockup of this body is not the actual final version of what body looks like, just something to show.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 16:26 UTC
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User1234567890: It is expected to cost about same of a9 ii ...

It is a much better camera than a9ii, I think in price range of A7Rmark4 if it really does have usable 8K video at 30P and/or 24P as they claim without restrictions and proper venting for heat removal.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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