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Nikon D500 with cropped 4K video (UPDATED)

January 5, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

UPDATE: Unfortunately the D500 uses a heavy crop of the sensor to readout 4K video. More about this below. As well as the Nikon D5, we have a surprise. Although the Nikon D5 can only record 4K for up to 3 minutes at a time, the D500 can go for a full 30 minutes in one continuous take. The D500 also comes in much cheaper than the larger FX pro body.

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Rumours claim Nikon have acquired Samsung’s NX technology

December 2, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The already very strange Samsung controversy just took an unexpected turn. It must be noted this is a rumour and it is up to you whether to believe it or not! There’s no official announcement but looking at it logically it would definitely explain why Samsung felt it ok to pull their NX system off the market despite having some very valuable (class leading) technology under the hood.

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Steve Jobs on Xerox PARC – this video explains EXACTLY why photography companies are failing to innovate with consumer cameras

November 22, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

[youtube][/youtube] Comment on the forum Right now I am shocked at the lack of innovative product design coming out of the DSLR market lead by Canon and Nikon and the failure to respond to the growing threat of consumer smartphones. Canon’s response has been to ignore the shrinking consumer market by focusing on business to business technologies like security cameras and the pro video market with Cinema EOS. Nikon’s response has been to add a WiFi button to every camera.

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Nikon Hacker enables raw video

May 2, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

(Thanks to A1ex for the tip off). Developer “leegong” of Nikon Hacker has made enormous progress in getting raw video from the live view function of the Nikon D5100. Early builds of the patch output raw frames to the card and A1ex of Magic Lantern has written a prototype / test DNG converter.

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EOSHD opinion: smartphones are not killing DSLRs, apps and online services are

February 25, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

  It’s well known that DSLR sales are sliding now, following the worrying trajectory of compact cameras. Then I read with great interest Vincent Laforet’s prediction that the era of stand-alone cameras is coming to an abrupt end for the mass market. There was a very key chart in that blog post which you can see above. I believe it speaks volumes about why the mass market is migrating from hardware focussed imaging tools like DSLRs to innovative new growth areas like apps and services orientated smartphones. Incidentally in our own little world of DSLR video, this is also why Canon were

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Nikon D810 video quality leapfrogs Canon 5D Mark III

September 24, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

[vimeo][/vimeo] The D810 now shoots better quality 1080p out of the box than the 5D Mark III. It isn’t 4K or raw but it’s good. In fact Nikon are now providing better image quality than Canon across the range in video mode. Beginning with the D3300 and D5300 which provide a better APS-C image than the 7D Mark II with less moire, Nikon have taken the same improvement to image quality and applied it to the D800’s successor, the D810.