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  1. sanveer

    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    Lady I don't know what you're on, but you need to stop. Like right now. The a6400 is not replacing the a6500. Not in this universe. It replaces the A6300. Yes, it probably has the same sensor (with probably a little addition in the circuitry), but with the latest processor, that new semi articulating screen, faster autofocus and lots of other things thrown in. It improves on a camera from 3 years ago (keeping the same low power battery and the same sensor), by reducing the price by $100. That is huge in the Camera World. To reduce a price for anything. I am guessing, that Sony will move to the new XEVC codec from the XAVC codec. Most like in 2019, and most likely beginning with the A7siii. I also suspect that Sony may limit the 10-bit 4-2-2 internal to the A7siii and everything below may get 10-bit 4-2-0. Sony reacts to the market feature set of other competitors and releases models accordingly.
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    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    Whoa !!! That sensor is a techie's wet dream. It does full pixel at 120fps. While the pixel size seems small, it's a BSI Starvis sensor (with HDR). Do I am guessing the dynamic range can't be too bad and the low light either.
  3. sanveer

    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    The Sony cameras have an autofocus advantage. The 10-bit video in the XT3 is a true game changer though. Like I mentioned above, some of the Sonys this year (A7siii?) could get the new codec as well as 10-bit internal. I could be wrong but the sheer number of the A7iii cameras being sold makes up for the smaller profit margins. Also Sony had realised it's cheaper and better for sales to have a few large launch parties with all the online social influencers given the new camera(s) with a few lenses thrown in, access to high speed Wi-Fi and travel, food, drinks and stay on the house. That seems to be one of the major reasons for the success of the A7iii (apart from it being a fantastic camera). The A7000 wouldn't cost more. It has a smaller, lower dynamic range and way more specialised, instead of being the all rounder that the A7iii is. The Canon 7Dii costing more is because it is better for sports and other photography. The 6D is just a lousy and confused Full Frame. It's like a donkey with a shave, that has been forcibly entered in a derby for purebred Arabian horses. Not by a long shot. Sony is confused about many things, but, specs and pricing aren't some of them. Also, thank God, that unlike Nikon and Canon, they don't give customers a single Card Slot or take away IBIS or disable 10-bit internal or some other BS.
  4. sanveer

    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    Low Light ALONE won't help the S3/Siii, if the A7iii has lots of other advantages over it, even if it does like 1Million ISO. I am guessing that is WHY Sony is waiting to finalise about what all they can add to the S3, comparing it with similarly prices Full Frame cameras as well as protecting their cinema camcorder line-up (FS Series), instead of bothering what Panasonic does (that is the reason why they didn't introduce 10-bit video until now). I don't think the A7000 will be 2k. It would be more on the lines of 1.5k, directly targeting the XT3 with maybe more dynamic range and possibly the Next Generation Video Codec (XEVC which will replace XAVC, a codec that will most likely make it to the S3 in 10-bit internal). The S3 could have limitless recording and dual cards for proxy or something else. I also suspect the resolution may be bumped up on the S3, or it could have a Quad Bayer equivalent (8.9 and 36 for juggling between exception quality 4k and good quality stills. The A6400 does seem to have (much?) better low light (I am guessing also better dynamic range), much faster autofocus in every mode (than every other camera in its price range), the 180° rotating screen (the Mic issue can easily be solved with a small and cheap L-bracket), better LCD etc. I am guessing (or hoping), that some of the cameras introduced by Sony may get the new XEVC codec visa firmware update. Also the same applies to Panasonic. The S1 series will probably never best the Sonys for autofocus and low light (even dynamic range may be similar if not lower). So, Panasonic will have to figure out where they may have an advantage. The success of a lot of other manufacturers too was because Sony was lazy and overpriced. Something the A7iii seems to have addreased and something that Sony is changing well across its entire line-up. And if the new XEVC is introduced soon, that too may make it harder for everyone else.
  5. sanveer

    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    Sony with it's various models and the A7 iii specifically, has ensures that there is a: 1. Serious price correction with some serious features (dual card, IBIS, PDAF and superb autofocus, log, 14-bit RAW, 14.7 Stops of Dynamic Range, excellent battery life, 4k that probably is as detailed as 6k, good low light, Log+HLG, 10fps continuous etc). 2k has become the price for cameras that may have been at the $2500-3500 price range previously. So 2k is basically the benchmark price, pushing all camera prices southward with it, ensuring that cameras with less features like non-PDAF (or less hardware specs like smaller sensor size) become a hardsell. 2. Lots of models being updated, targeting the majority of the market, and almost all manufacturers. 3. Turn around cycle seems to be getting shorter. While this may not seem to apply to all (Sony) models, it is beginning with many models and seems to be trickling down to all, eventually. This will also put pressure on other manufacturers, especially those that have a slower product cycle update time. Sony also specifically mentioned that the 30min time limit is a factor that might go in 2019 due to the change in some-stone age European Union laws (hopefully none of their cameras blow up due to overheating though). So that would be another thing users of the new cameras can look forward to (unlimited recording time). This actually puts a lot more pressure on the GH6 (limiting it's pricing to 2k or less), and the S1 (keep its price too in the 2-2.5 range), as well as All New camera models (the reason for the price revision of A6400) that are expected this year and probably the next. The XT3 seems pretty amazing for the price, and the only thing it seems to be lacking is IBIS. If it did have IBIS, it would have made it difficult to justify buying most other cameras this year (or the last year's last few weeks). Sony has also ensured that (its) Full Frame is eating into all ILC Markets from M43 to Medium Format. It's a scary trend that will send many manufacturers much faster to the grave. But it seems like it's giving customers more and bett r options and lot more bang for the buck.
  6. sanveer

    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    I saw the video they posted on 43rumors.com ( https://www.43rumors.com/sharp-has-developed-the-new-30-megapixel-micro-four-thirds-sensor-and-the-camera-might-cost-around-3000/#disqus_thread ) and he mentioned that Sharp introduced the 8k Professional /Broadcast camera last year which is for 100k (77k plus accessories), and this should be in the 3k-5k range for ... bloggers, and I am suddenly wondering what low bitrate codec this will have. Sharp could have kept this solely for 8k 12-bit/14-bit photos and 10:1-15:1 compressed 4k 12-bit RAW video. He also mentioned this will have Stabilization, and I am wondering whether it is a M43 sensor or an APS-C one since the professional camera has a Super 35mm sensor.
  7. sanveer

    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    I was in London last year for while and I was shocked at the number of beggars and the number of ghettos that have sprung up. Plus biker gangs robbing women in the evening, with knives, and the law enforcement turning a blind eye to things. Plus the rise of all sorts of radicals. I was in central London, but the rest of the city is almost as bad at the unsafe parts of New York.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Seriously. I distract the complete psychos ones. I remember telling a very dangerous guy (in a fake display of compassion) that he is tired and gave him my energy bar, while he was wondering what to assault me with. He ate it and we almost got friendly. I had to prevent myself from laughing. Another time some guy on gsmarena was claiming he can find people through their IP addresses and hunt and kill them. I am guessing the number of serial killers is just going updaily. I encounter psychotic people all the time. I am actually wondering whether their talents can be channelled towards something radical and yet good. Or they can be made to self destruct in some way.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    There are a lotta whacko in the world and online forums are placed where the seriously weird ones find an outlet. Yesterday some female parked her car next to mine so close that she was unable to get out. Then started pounded with her hand, on my car window to ask me to move forward. And then started yelling abuses when I ignored her. If it wasn't a female she would have been punched. I also think the news of constant conflict and intolerance by the news and lawmakers, all over thr world, has seriously exacerbated the problem. People are being turned into some kind of zombies. One cannot deal with them well. I tried a clever repartee once on 43rumours and my comment was banned and the admin didn't bother reading the stupidity of the comment to my original post. I didn't bother to drive myself nuts, trying to explain things. I assumed the admin was also a semi zombie and he has his own genuine biological reasons. Here on eoshd, there has been a case of some psychological lunatic Egypyian scamster, who has been probably the whackiest of them all. Apart from that we have our daily or weekly outburst, but it is civil in most cases. Nothing that one cannot take. I just pray we keep it civil (and helpful).
  10. sanveer

    Z Cam E2 will have ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FPS in 4K??

    That one also had pretty bad low light. We will know once Z cam reveals the MP count.
  11. sanveer

    Z Cam E2 will have ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FPS in 4K??

    And 11.5 stops of Dynamic Range seems curious for a M43 sensor (even the 1inch sensor do upto 12.5 Stops). Something is curious about this sensor, it cannot possibly be due to the codec.
  12. sanveer

    2019: Are we Finally There???

    And failed miserably with the Hydrogen. To be fair to RED, their first few cinema cameras were also about disrupting the market than actually having a completely usable profuct. Until the iPhone X, all iPhone photo and video was grossly overrated. This one though (and more importantly with the Filmic Pro App) is pretty stellar. It has a very similar sensor to the last 3 generations of the Samsung S and Note series (from the S7). Which means that this sensor is similar to the 1/2.3" sensor on the DJI series (which has about 12.5 stops of dynamic range, even without HDR with dual exposure). Plus this has much faster autofocus (helping with time at hand for HDR to combine information from more frames). The FilmicPro V2 had shown that this type of sensor (with a completely open API, something Samsung is not famous for), can easily bypass 12 stops under the right algorithms. This hints that with the next generation sensors (and may be 10-bit 4-2-0 video), smartphone can easily reach 13 stops of video dynamic range. I am also planning to sell the last of my filmmaking gear and move to smartphones. Hopefully 2019 has great news for filmmakers. I wouldn't use AI to do things. Smart IoT profucts are best avoided.
  13. sanveer

    2019: Are we Finally There???

    I can completely get what you're saying. While I love ILCs, sometimes it's too much to carry for a Short Trip, regardless of how tiny the ILC is. Therefore I am hoping that 2019 sees much better smartphone cameras for photos and also for video. I usually feel iPhones are grossly overrated in the photo and video department, but this last batch had been pretty amazing at both. And the FilmicPro Log V2 seems quite promising to be honest (though the LuT seems to be too harsh on the Dynamic Range). If a smartphones gets good photos (dynamic range, low light and zoom), and video (Log Profile, good dynamic range and high bitrates even if it's video a paid App, and preferably 10-bit or 10-bit in an 8-bit wrapper) I would like yo pick up one.
  14. sanveer

    2019: Are we Finally There???

    Actually once it trickles down to Smartphones, then probably yes. The Exynos 9820 can already do 8k ("...encoding and decoding of 8K videos at 30fps.) 8k could be used for super HDR in high res photos (8k bursts of sports or action photography). Also for VR and AR (most of which aren't that sharp when viewed at closer distances in 2k and 4k on headsets). The whole 8k sensor thing seems strange. I already find 4k TVs disturbingly strange. 8k would make it seem almost indistinguishable from reality if the colour and other aspects are there too (60-120hz?)? It's almost like a conspiracy to do something very strange.
  15. sanveer

    2019: Are we Finally There???

    Some guy on YouTube was upscaling 1080p with reasonable success. I know that one of the Bond films (Skyfall?) had 2.7k Alexa footage upscaled to to 4k rather successfully. If the dynamic range, artefacts and noise are within control, I don't think it should be an issue.
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