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    • Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016
      I'm afraid I struggle to see the business case here. Panasonic aren't doing that well selling cameras (in Japan they are now selling less mirrorless than Canon) and new lenses just trickle out. I doubt anyone inside Panasonic sees throwing lots of money into an all-new camera system as likely to be a winner, especially in a generally declining market. I think they only sell a decent number of GH4s as it offers a lot for the money and is stills and video. No way will videographer sales (if they effectively ditch the stills side by only having 8MP with m43 lenses) get them back that money at similar prices on a new format. I think if they go to a different sensor size they will have to use 3rd party lenses (developing their own being an unlikely investment), so whose mount would be possible - Canon EF maybe using the V35 sensor (4096x2160)? Won't be any good for stills. Plus sounds tricky to avoid damaging higher-margin V35 LT sales... I can't see it. To do your suggestion at a minimum they'll need someone else to have designed a sensor just for this camera and to be happy about low sales volumes for that sensor (which usually means prices that drive 5-figure camera pricing, so they've pretty much just designed the V35 LT again). P.S. I read your whole article before coming to the forum for my first post on the subject.
    • Lens for Pocket: an either/or
      SLR Magic 12mm purchased. With a VND so I can use it wide open.
    • Time to step up - Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016
      I read the whole article before first responding. But I still disagree. Like I said before, full frame and APS-C existed before Panasonic and Olympus consciously made the choice to build a smaller m43 system. They did this to reduce size of all components and carve out a niche for themselves. Now you're asking them to confuse their niche. They're already competing just fine and GH4 sales are good. They can continue this with a 60fps GH5 and 10-bit internal. Those two alone will sell the next camera to a lot of people. Let's say they dd this tomorrow, who else on the market is offering you a 4K 60p 10-bit camera for under $2000? Will Sony catch up, sure. But that's just the nature of the game. That's why you don't pick cameras based on the latest specs but the one that works for you when you need it. 

      Again, adding a S35 sensor is just going to upset people who are already invested in m43 glass. Because now they can't get the most out of their new camera with their investment in m43 lenses. Which will make them not want to invest further in m43 lenses going forward. If Panasonic makes APS-C lenses as premium glass, that just fragments a system that doesn't need to be fragmented. The only reason APS-C DSLRs exist is because Canon and Nikon needed to find a way to get better yields on their sensors in the early days when making full frame sensors was a lot more expensive and more prone to error on the larger waffers. So they fragmented out of necessity. M43 doesn't need to go this route and I don't think they will. Nor do I think they will become irrelevant if they don't.   

      What you're looking for is a cheaper/smaller Varicam. That's what you should be asking them to make. Not disrupt their m43 line.       No they would not. Larger sensors require a larger circle of confusion which requires larger glass elements to retain certain speeds. Why do you think 16mm lenses are smaller and medium format lenses are bigger?   
    • Canon 1DX II - Video Camera Perspective - Mini interview on the missing details
      Of course, unless I need 120fps I'm sticking to the 4k mode! I was thinking that it would be easier to get a cleaner image in s35 rather than FF in HD mode like the a7rII. But then again, most FF cameras with s35 crop HD look a lot worse than FF mode (Nikon D750). Lack of C-log isn't a deal breaker for me, from the footage I've seen DR seems improved (and it looks like they were shot on standard profiles)! I just think it's weird since the camera have other cinema features like DCI 4k and true 24p (something 1DC doesn't have, only 23,976 if I remember correctly?). Loads of flat profiles, but they were all made with the 5D2, so who knows how well they'll work? Can they reach the full potential of the new sensor and give a nice curve? I will try them all and probably try to make my own as well. Cool to hear about a "fine detail" PS :D
    • Is it legal to use a quote from a book in a film?
      I sometime wonder about folks 'overthinking' what other folks are thinking about. Entertainment law is something quite different that writing a research paper in school and it would be a bit bizarre to be standing in a court of law and trying to explain that a guy in a camera forum said it was ok. I have several broadcast licences on this project and I require facts. If you can point to those then be my guest. If not... well...