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Everything posted by JurijTurnsek

  1. DPreview has it figured out - they provide evidence in the form of a standardized studio scene, photo examples and every reader can come to their own conclusion. Even if they could be interpreting the results through "rose colored glasses" or give a subjective assessment, their written reviews give enough details to form one's own opinion based on your expected use case. For sure this is not possible for a newbie, but even then I feel like they don't skimp on the cons even for the highest rated cameras. Video reviews, although easier to consume, really can't hold a candle to a real written review, although the video format is handy to give concrete examples of how some feature is improving or hindering the camera. Also, a written review cannot rely on a charismatic personality to give you a soft sell by downplaying the cons.
  2. This is completely unusable metric. If there was a way of measuring "cameras in working order already sold", we could see a very saturated market, that has very little room to grow. Most photography is documentary and not commercial or artistic (and even artistic photography does not need the latest and the greatest) and smartphones are much better in that regard. Phones are used daily and have a shorter life span than a dedicated camera that may get used once per month on average, so more phones are sold and they provide services that are essential to everyday life and cameras don't. And then there's the price - put yourself in the shoes of a average customer of let's say the Canon Rebel series, who buys it at full retail price and then divide that with the count of photos that could not have been taken with a phone. It's just not worth it, when most of these photos will be observed on a smallish smartphone screen for a short time. Instead, shed a tear for the DSLR era, when the R&D of specialist PRO gear was heavily subsidized by a once-in-a-lifetime market boom of affordable entry level DSLRs. What you are seeing now, is the normalization of the market. It is time we stop whining about it and learn to use the gear until it falls apart or try out a less expensive hobby if you are not a PRO.
  3. One of the more striking changes that the smartphones brought, is that the 23mm-ish FOV is now the new "normal" and everything above it labeled at "tele".
  4. The new OnePlus and Huawei P50 look like they will have very good sensor specs. That takes care of the UWA and WA modules, but to tackle the telephoto lenses, someone will have to bring the extending lens design back and bet on a (very) thick camera hump. With every company just drowning in the dozens of models they offer, one should be a premium photo-first device.
  5. I'd like to see Z9 and R1 adopt the regular body like the A1 is sporting. If they won't (looks like Z9 won't), they better blow A1 out of the water.
  6. A Nikon A1 clone has all the chances of being the better (selling?) product: 1. Sony bodies has always been criticized for subpar ergonomics, menus etc. 2. Compete on price, Sony is very expensive. 3. No cinema line to protect, so lots of video features. 4. Nikon colors may suit some people more than Sony's. 5. Make big claims about weather sealing. 6. AF should be reasonably good, it doesn't not need to be every superlative ever conceived. 7. The market is in no rush for 8K, so take the time to make a really robust implementation. 8. Do some A1 user research, see what they dislike and like after using it.
  7. For a cinema camera, a tilting-screen would make sense or is vertical video production really that important?
  8. Why would a vent be needed when a7S already has no overheating? Maybe a sensor with more mp and oversampling?
  9. The sensor seems to be coming from the a1 or at least this is a similar, 16:9 version of it, so the price could be quite high? Would the ventilator allow it to process 8K with a single BionzX processor to keep the cost down? Will the drone specs be revealed along-side? Will it have e-ND, IBIS and no mechanical shutter? Where does this leave the a7S line successor (in the dust?)?
  10. https://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_1_ii_receives_the_external_monitor_app_from_the_xperia_pro_as_part_of_the_android_11_upd-news-47654.php
  11. @BTM_Pix Could it also be that the kind of people that buy cameras according to YouTube reviews are really not the target audience for A1? I would consider the R5 the rich consumer amateur territory, a lot of sales to be had from them.
  12. Bony got used in the 90s by a skateboard company called Blind: https://i2.wp.com/movingparts.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/josh_blind_ad_18630503_o.jpeg
  13. Yes, the 30 fps is LOSSY compression not LOSSLESS. That is the compressed RAW that all Sonys did until now (A1 is the first with LOSSLESS compressed RAW).
  14. 30 fps is lossy compress raw. Seems like they could've done RAW video in some limited form. I wonder why they even designed the sensor to capture 8.6K and not a simple 8K image like Canon did. Seem counter-intuitive.
  15. I won't, this is not a mass market product.
  16. Dpreview showed an impressive multi-frame stills capture at 64mp. Does anyone know if the same can be combined with the panorama (so making a pano of 3x3 stacked 64mp images)?
  17. @Andrew Reid Here you go: https://www.gsmarena.com/antutu_scores_suggest_iphone_12_chipset_is_downclocked_gpu_is_slower_than_on_the_11series-news-45835.php
  18. I am disappointed that the A14 chip is only 5% faster than A13 and Snapdragon has now overtaken it. Never thought this would happen. The bigger 12mp sensor is now on par with S20 line, but all S20 models get it, not just the biggest one. 5G is non-news ... when was 4G not fast enough? I do like that they are sticking to their guns and keeping the trio of lens modules, just making them better iteratively (not the ocean of useless combinations in the Android world).
  19. the lens can be swapped, so a 3rd party could produce a narrower lens
  20. The newly announced Xperia 5 Mk II looks like an even better phone - 4K120p with HDR (Xperia 1 is getting that with and update) and a smaller, more manageable screen size and same size battery (cameras are the same as with Xperia 1): https://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_5_ii_launches_with_61_120_hz_oled_display_same_hardware_as_the_xperia_1_ii-news-45321.php
  21. Dunno guys, I mean are you capable of producing the amazing footage that GoPro continually puts out for their new products promos? At this point I think that the product is extremely mature and there is no need to upgrade every year, just like with smartphones. The one thing that is missing and that is technologically possible is 4K120p (Zenfone 7 does it with this small sensor). Yes, from a shareholder's POV GoPro has missed the opportunity to expand into other product categories, but as a consumer I don't see them bringing a lot of added value to anything else.
  22. I mentioned cropping in. I know how wide the lens is. Looks like it can go to 34mm.
  23. 20mp bodes well for the updated HyperSmooth 3.0 and also for a bit of cropping and still keeping that 4K pixel count. I don't know how to calculate this, but if it can got to a 24mm FOV, that would make it a great Osmo Pocket alternative (which has a 28mm lens).
  24. 48mp sensor could give good pixel-binned 4K, but I doubt 8K from such tiny sensors will be usable Ć(better than 4K) anytime soon.
  25. Sony should've gone with a wide prime kit lens with a plastic build to keep the cost down and used clear-zoom on the 24mp sensor for video zooming. I really like the A6XXX series look, but they've could have had added a microSD slot for a backup card (how many times would you even have to remove it?). The price does look steep for what seems like a new spin on a A7III. I'm guessing it will also get the postprocessing EIS tech from A7SIII.
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