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  1. I don't think this will hurt their reputation because what could be worse than the complete lack of innovation from Canon regarding video on photo/hybrid cameras ever since they entered the Cinema market? Sony took more than two generations to get overheating completely right - spoiler alert: making the cameras bigger helped, who would have guessed that? - and people kept buying Sony anyway, if people are still willing to overlook Canon's past decade and get onboard again, at least they are bringing something new and compared to the last 5D, it's a big jump. The bad part is that maybe eve
  2. Canon is a big company with plenty of R&D, much more than Panasonic's Lumix + Varicam divisions and Sigma combined, I'm positive they can get their hands on whatever processing node they want and put together a camera that doesn't overheat if they wanted. The same way that Sony could have avoided overheating issues if they didn't want to shrink the camera down so much in the beginning - they knew about it since even the NEX cameras before had that issue. The positive is that Canon was more transparent about it from the get go, so I'm pretty sure that if Canon wanted, they could have c
  3. When these cameras were not out yet, a few years back, I thought that Panasonic should pack video-feats in the G9 just like upcoming GH5. At the time I though the GH5 would be something like the GH5s but with IBIS, so it would offer better low-light like the A7S line up, better rolling shutter and readout speed but the G9 could still offer compatible V-log L capabilities to work as a B-cam for video. That way, you could have higher-res pics with the G9 and better video with the GH5 and they would complement each other pretty nicely, in a similar way Sony does. In the end the G9 didn'
  4. I think it's an interesting compromise. It's not like Leica was known for video and people had that kind of expectation anyway. When it was launched, Panasonic was not part of the L-Mount Alliance, but still, it kind of packed everything they were able to put in it regarding video-oriented feats - it was the only FF with 10-bit. Most people will still use it primarily for stills and not video, but the feats are there and in a better capacity than let's say, Sony A9 II - which was expected to pack everything for stills AND video, the Irony is that even Canon went all-in with their 1DX MKII
  5. If they do it right, this camera could help Panasonic gain a lot of traction in the higher-end market and the timing is quite good since it doesn't look like Sony or Canon will be announcing any camera soon. But despite recent announcements from them, they also might be aiming Tokyo 2020 for their 8K cameras too, who knows. Edit: oh, after watching another interview, it's mainly for broadcast, so I don't know when they might use this sensor for a Varicam/Cinema solution
  6. That's not really how you measure "focusing". Is Sony trying to grow and improve their APS-C cameras as they are doing with their FF? No, not even close. Did Sony release new weather-sealed versions of their old lenses or high-end cameras to pair with the expensive lenses? No, people are still waiting for the NEX-7's substitute - plenty of people asking for an A7000 out there... hahaha... Is Sony's APS-C system development comparable to Fuji's APS-C in the same timeline? Not really, even with Fuji releasing larger format sensor, they still have a pretty good line up for APS-C, t
  7. @BTM_Pix Thank you very much for your reply. I wasn't even sure if in-sensor was possible in an interchangeable lens system. From what I was able to understand, there are a lot of different ways to implement LIDAR technology and one of the things I've read is that one LIDAR can interfere with each other. Is that true for all implementations or just for some? Because it would be an issue to have interference if there are two or more cameras. From what I've read, you can use one device that emits the laser and then you could use a CMOS sensor as a receiver/detector, if so I wonder
  8. @BTM_Pix so how does it work for all the different focal length? You cross the data between what the camera knows about its lens and focal length with the data the LIDAR sensor gets? So as long as it's calibrated the LIDAR knows what the camera is looking at? Also, how does it work for continuous AF? It uses the camera's own algorithm to track? If you were to speculate over how Panasonic could implement ToF AF in their future camera, how do you think it would be the best way for them to do it? Is it even possible to make the normal camera sensor have some in-sensor LIDAR capabil
  9. I agree with what you are saying but I don't think it's that simple because that's not how majority of people will look at it when making the decision to buy it or not. Different people have different uses and Sony appeals for a wider public than Panasonic does. Videographers know about Panasonic, but until Panasonic can solve AF, it will be harder for them to be the best selling hybrid camera. Despite the DFD not being that bad as a photo AF, it still gets the bad rep. Even within videographers, Panasonic became a "niche" product because a lot of people now use video AF - since all of th
  10. Regarding the A7SIII, there are a few things that I think it's highly unlikely that Sony will put on an Alpha camera and top the S1H. It feels like at least a couple of times Sony stepped back and went back to the drawing board for the A7SIII because of Panasonic - it should have been out there already. I'm pretty sure Sony is still debating if they should or should not put 10-bit 422. Can it record unlimited time? Will it overheat? Can Sony's IBIS match what Panasonic offers? Will it have a fully articulated screen? Can it output a full-size HDMI? Will it record RAW? Maybe Sony will fina
  11. When Sony bought some stock shares from Olympus, didn't they become partners - at some level? With Olympus helping Sony developing lenses or something? Could that have played a role as of why Olympus didn't commit to the L-Alliance? I don't think they intend to be a Micro4/3 exclusive manufacturer - and I don't even know if they could sustain that - but I don't think Sony would be open for Olympus to develop their own E-mount camera, so the L-Alliance would be the better route and much better than developing their own system with a new mount. Sigma is offering mount swap for th
  12. If this is really a thing - which I think a lot of us have wondered before, why not do like Sony A7s and A7R? Low Light and More Pixels - I think a new and more powerful processor is indeed important since Tracking AF performed different when just outputting the signal through HDMI compared to tracking and recording in camera. Which means it was a bit of a bottle neck as it shouldn't have any difference in performance. Canon might have Dual AF but so does Samsung, even Google used in the Pixel 2. I don't know if Google has a patent of their own, but I'm pretty sure Samsung's is not the sa
  13. A couple of years ago I described what Sony could do to make a real PRO FF mirrorless. An A9 24MP FF E-mount, high frame rate burst with a bigger form factor, no overheating and bigger battery but I thought Sony would put an articulated screen and touch screen as well. That what made sense to go after Canikon and it seems that that's what they did. "One that could have around 24MP with fast readout that could do both 4K in Full Frame and 1:1 pixel 4K in APS-C/Super 35 mode. Not to mention great slow motion and burst frame rate." "The A9 will pack everything Sony can, the A7 family wa
  14. There is no option to bake LUT into the footage - for now. But hopefully if enough people ask for it, there will be. I've asked around and this is something some of the Lumix ambassadors were also talking with Panasonic. As far as I know for now, all you can do is to convert a LUT to Varicam .vlt and use it, the function is called V-log L View Assist and it only works in V-log L and although it would be very interesting if Panasonic could open that option for other picture profiles, I doubt they will. But the ability to select, preview and bake a LUT in-camera would be very useful an
  15. I asked Sean Robinson about it but his reply was a bunch of marketing mumble jumble that didn't even make sense, it seems they simply wanted the 4K, 6K and 8K progression, even though nobody actually cares about that. I even asked why don't they release a 5K video then instead of just open gate hi-res anamorphic or since the 6K Photo is a 10-bit 420, will the hi-res anamorphic be 10-bit 422. Or as H.264 doesn't support HLG HDR, so does it mean that when Panasonic releases the HLG firmware there will be H.265 4K 10-bit 422 files as well? But he didn't answer any of that. It seems t
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