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  1. 18 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    It seems Panasonic did not get their research right on this one

    10 min limit in 4K for YouTubers... So that rules it out for monologues, interviews, live events, shows, a lot of YouTube content basically.

    4K crop... On a camera for YouTubers who need wide angles for self shooting.

    No phase-detect AF like the Sony rival. YouTubers need reliable AF.

    No 5 axis IBIS. YouTuber's need IBIS.

    May as well use a G95.

    Except for phase detect (and I really do think for vlogging the G9's implementation of DFD can handle it), all these limitations are the same limitations of the GF9. Panasonic picked the wrong camera to base G100 on. The controls are lacking too, for the same reason.

  2. 3 hours ago, David Bowgett said:

    Weird how there seems to be this black hole when it comes to APS-C cameras and IBIS. Damn near every M4/3 and full-frame camera has it nowadays, but on the APS-C front there's only really the A6500 and A6600 that have it (plus some of Pentax's cameras).

    Fujifilm's X-H1 too, but you're right. That's the same comment I made on DPReview too. Not sure why APS-C doesn't get the love...

  3. 4 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    I don't think it is, although nobody knows for sure how they did it. You don't. I can only guess.

    Reverse engineering some electronic contacts isn't the same as infringing IP, is it?

    Nope, otherwise Sigma, Tamron, Tokina all would've been sued to kingdom come by now.

  4. 11 hours ago, wolf33d said:

    "I think Apple have made a bit of a misjudgement in not providing a competitive desktop Mac for the masses and smaller creative studios."

    I do not think so. This is called the iMac and iMac pro. The latest 2019 iMac is very powerful, more than what most of "the masses" need. It bests the iMac Pro in many real world uses.
    The iMac Pro will soon get an update and fill that gap as well. 

    I recently invested in an iMac and I am amazed. I have a $500 4K 27" screen and it is such garbage compared to the iMac screen. You would spend $1000 for a similarly good screen. The power is amazing, havent restarted the computer in weeks, haven't had a bug since day one months ago, everything is blazingly fast and the system a joy to use. Also having such a clean and simple design of an all in one on my desk leaves room and is nice. I would absolutely hate to have a normal desktop, including the new iMac Pro which to me looks awful by the way. 

    For work, I have from my company the latest Huawei Matebook Pro x which is considered by all major test website to be the best portable windows laptop on the market. It's such a garbage, full of bugs, have to restart it every week before it slows down too much. A PITA. Everything from the slow wake up time to the bad trackpad to the system is a pain.

    People can continue to cry all day long about how Apple is expensive and I totally agree it is (sometimes justified, sometimes it's ridiculous). But it just works. 

    By the way, the WWDC was the best in years. iPadOS is amazing. The new privacy features on iOS are incredible. Finally Apple is listening to customers.
    I laughed good times with the $999 screen holder for the new iMac Pro. 

    I always roll my eyes at Apple fanboy posts like this. If you like the UX of MacOS, that's fair, we all have different workflows and preferences.

    But Windows bashing is so old. Haven't restarted my ancient system in weeks either. And that's only because I needed to install one of the monthly updates.


  5. 7 hours ago, sanveer said:

    I hope they charge $1200 and give us:

    1. Unlimited recording time.

    2. 10-bit 4-2-0 internal.

    3. A few flavours of VLog and bitrate options.

    4. 120fps.

    5. Better autofocus in video.

    6. A 20(/+) sensor with improved RAW.

    7. EVF being slightly better.

    8. Headphon jack. Though it's a hardware thing and if they haven't implemented it, it won't make it. 


    The XT3 is like $1500 (probably $1399 and below at few places now), and is a monster for video and stills. Panasonic can only beat or equal that camera in video performance, at a slightly lower price point. They should try and make the most of it.


    I am bored with the 8-bit 4-2-0 regurgitated from every camera ever made. 

    That'll put it too close and in some cases above the G9. Not going to happen.

  6. 6 hours ago, kye said:

    Nah, go big or go home.

    and a consumer 8K m43 camera is definitely going big.  

    Just ask yourself WWCD? (what would Canon do?) and then do the opposite!!

    Any dedicated camera is not going big; standalone sales number at 30m per year and are going down; smartphones sell 300m in a QUARTER alone. That's consumer numbers.

  7. 19 hours ago, Snowbro said:

    The Sharp presenter said it will be great for vloggers. How many girls do you know that will want their face filmed in 8k? haha

    Hey, don't underestimate what good makeup can do.

    17 hours ago, Nikkor said:

    8k on a tiny sensor is pretty pointless. Even on fullframe it's on the limit and is more a way of getting true 4K because of the Bayer array. 

    Not true, there's definitely room to grow. 36mp on f/4 at m4/3 just about hits the diffraction limit, for example.

    14 hours ago, Davide said:

    Seriously.....who needs 8K? 

    That's a good question. I personally think it might be one step too far, but that's what many said of 4K vs 1080p Full HD, so who knows? Prognostication of this level is difficult, so I'm not going to attempt it. ?

  8. 3 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

    Yeah but you can buy the original A7 for 750 bucks new at times. Used for less than 600. If you are just doing photos, occasional video are you going to buy a m4/3 over it??

    I'm looking to upgrade to the G9, a camera that's 3/4 the price of the A7III new. So the answer to that is yes. The spec sheet doesn't tell you everything; the system and how well I like using my tools matter.

  9. 16 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Send me that video file Dave! :)

    By the way, apparently (don't know if this is true) the next Photokina is in May 2019 already. They are holding them every year from now on.

    Yea, that is true, they announced that some time back that it'll be a yearly show in May.

    Congrats on the new content. Looks like you had a good time.

  10. On 9/28/2018 at 11:58 AM, Mako Sports said:

    My broadcasting teacher is always telling me about how when she first started out they were doing linear edited on tape. Honestly sounded like hell.

    On a simpler level, I actually learnt how to use a typewriter at an early age. What a pain that was compared to using a word processor on a computer.

  11. 2 hours ago, ajay said:

    Andrew...See if you can find out why they have gone to a triaxial moveable screen and not a full articulating screen. This seems really bizarre. Seems others like Fuji who had the fully articulating screen went to some flippy thing too. WHY? Is it acting as some form of heat sync or something? I really like the fully articulating screens but can't understand why all new cameras don't come with this feature, especially when older models had this feature. Very frustrating.

    As for the why, go to any photography forum and you can find that 80% of the old men (it's almost always old men) hate the swivel screen.

  12. 6 hours ago, Andrew Reid said:

    What I would give to be the Chinese man in this unboxing video

    How much useful info are we gaining from this?

    Not a lot, yet he has a camera doesn't he!

    John says there are absolutely no camera reviewers with a unit yet. So he stole it off the back of a lorry at the factory or what?


    According to him, this is from the first batch of shipments that just went on sale in China.

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