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Marcio Kabke Pinheiro

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  1. Any one ever saw a iPhone teardown? It is a battery, a tiny mainboard, two or 3 camera modules, screen module and some connectors. The BOM cost for this in the iPhone 12 Pro is US$406 (https://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_12_pro_bom_come_up_to_406-news-46442.php), probably much less, since Apple could get massive discounts buying it in bunch. Let's say it goes to US$300. Almost no mechanical adjustments needed, the assembly might be very cheap. Easily the profit is around 300% per unit. Now get a Nikon camera, see the immense complexity of it, the much higher price of a much bi
  2. Same question, specially in video AF. Saw some problems but they released a firmware upgrade to solve them. (just ordered the 85mm 1.8)
  3. Looks like will be available here in mid-December. Hence, 1 month to try a Fuji to get around to see if it fits my needs... Than I saw a used X-T20 with the 18-55 f/2.8-4, 6 batteries (2 original), external grip and flash for about the US used price (for Brazil prices, kind of a bargain) and ordered it. An X-T30 would be better, but used units are very rare and a new body would cost 30% more than the whole kit above. Since my doubs are more in usability terms, photo IQ is very similar with the last Fujis, and video is a little bit worse (4k line skipped, but I liked the samples that
  4. Well, camera is on stock now, looks like the preorders are arriving. Anyone here got one?
  5. H265 is decoded in hardware, but probably the editor that you use must support it, as usual. Since you use FCPX, and (AFAIK) it already have a native version for the M1 chip, probably will work very well. I agree with Andrew - if you really need it ASAP, order a 16gb Mini, get the heaviest job that you've done in FCPX with H265, and try for yourself, monitoring RAM usage. If it chokes, return the computer.
  6. HUGE media blitz with glowing reviews...remember me the launches of certain images devices that we are used here... Looks like the new Macs are really good, but if I was looking to buy one, would wait until some real world users put it to their paces (and maybe the Rosetta caches becomes full). The 16Gb ram (not expandable) max and the restriction of having only one external monitor could be deal breakers to some video editing setups. (and with the "Apple dollar" here in Brazil, you could buy a top last gen Ryzen with 32 gb ram, top video card and 2TB SSD with the local price
  7. Waiting for our sound specialist @IronFilm to give his remarks. But really, no audio level monitoring needed? "Clipped audio could be recovered", is it real? (my interest is for record concert audio, high SPLs)
  8. The Air probably will throttle a lot more because of cooling. In fact, cooling are a problem for a lot of Mac laptops lately... Promising news, but I really would wait for some REAL world tests - as in cameras, first will be the paid reviews...
  9. Never take him a lot seriously, but sometimes he gets one good point or other. Have you ever used the 16-80?
  10. User manual available: http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/x-s10/x-s10_omw_en_s_f.pdf Take a fast reading through it, comparing it to the two little m43 cameras that I have now (E-M10 MK III and GX9). Looks like have none of the small problems that I have with each one, and a lot of unexpected things that I thought that would not go to a lesser model on the line, like linear focusing option and configurable front / back tally lights. Only weaknesses that I saw so far (again, for a amateur like me) is the so-so Ibis and that the front dial could be clickable (it is fixed). Regardin
  11. Fuji's DR modes, even for stills, are probably the most confused / undocumented feature of their cameras. Never read a really good explanation on how it really works and the best methods to use it.
  12. I'm using the Galaxy S one or two generations behind the latest model (S9, currently). Good (very good sometimes) for mundane photos, good performance for other uses, often cheaper and MUCH better than the latest Galaxy A or simpler models.
  13. Screen type - never undestood why Fuji made the (almost) best solution for the LCD hinge in the XT-100 and never used it again. I prefer tilt screens too, but undestand the use cases for a flip screen, and the XT-100 have a hinge that pleased both camps. But if I got a Fuji and liked it, for sure will have a second body - always like to have a backup, or have one set for stills and another for video, when possible / convenient. Probably will get both, but for a hybrid start still think that the X-S10 will be better, because of easier switching between stills and video on the fly. And
  14. Never used FCP (Windows user here), and when I've tried Warp Stabilizer in Premiere never got decent results. I will switch to Resolve and will try its stabilizer.
  15. Yeah, this one with the 18-55 or the 16-80 probably will be my start (always liked the 18-55 but I've got use to the 24mm eq. in my trips. XT-3: yeah, could be another option. But it have two usability-ish issues: no IBIS (I know that the 18-55 OIS is very good, but IBIS stills works better in video) and go back and forth between stills and video (I remember that it was one of your complaints about it). And for hybrid use, PASM dials are better than the usual Fujifilm dials (terrific for stills, not so much for video). The XS-10 even have separated meus for still and video. Grip: yea
  16. I think this one is not intended to be a professional camera, as the XT-30. Of course it could give you professional results, but is not the target group. Their target is me, I guess - amateur / enthusiasts. My current cameras are a Panasonic GX9 and a Olympus E-M10 MK III. Thinking about leaving it because allt he signings that the m43 ship is sinking - or, at least, became a niche. Also, use my cameras both for movies and stills. Have zero interest in full frame ones, because I like to travel light, and (with few exceptions, as the Sigma 45mm 2.8 L-mount and the Rokinon primes for
  17. About size, Fujirumors already posted a "size preview" of the camera, made by one of its sources: Smaller than Xt-4, bigger than the XT30. Also the controls are different from usual Fuji, with a PASM dial. "Top Plate According to our sources, the Fujifilm X-S10 top plate will have 3 dials, of which 2 will be unmarked and one will be a PSAM dial (more or less like they are on the super-discounted Fujifilm X-T200). So, there won’t be any top LCD, like there is on the Fujifilm X-H1. This might explain also why Fujifilm decided to call it X-S10 and not X-H10 (or
  18. For me (personal use only), is almost the camera that I'm waiting for ages to Fuji doing - just preferred a rangefinder body. 4k60 would be good, but (for me) is not a deal breaker. Time limit, yes - 10 min is ok most of the time, but when shooting concerts I need a little more time for some songs (already had troubles with the LX100 with 10 min). 30 min would be awesome, 20 min would be enough, 15 min still kind of a stretch.
  19. Did not see anythong different in AF. "Dedicated lens control" probably is because is supports a LANC control, and "Deep Learning" is a fancy name for subject recognition. Bet it is still DFD.
  20. Maybe not, considering that Z-Cam could be forced to stop their production very soon because it uses HiSilicon chips.
  21. Oh, boy, Curitiba post center is slow as hell to release goods... (I lived there - in Curitiba, not in the post office - for 20 years)
  22. B&H C70 page is up - 5499 body only. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595392-REG/canon_eos_c70_cinema_camera.html
  23. Remember that the Panasonic's DFD only works with Panasonic lenses. With Olympus lenses, it falls back to usual contrast detection. (It is the kind of thing that undermined the m43 system "alliance", and I suspect that they will do the sma with L-mount...)
  24. It would be great. But probably will be flooded by lawsuits from the reviewers cited (with eventual financial backing from the companies).
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