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Everything posted by JurijTurnsek

  1. Overheating is a big issue because you might be doing a set of 120p short takes (let say up to 30 seconds or so) and that heat won't dissipate quick enough. Same goes for 60p. You might be doing 5 minutes per clip only, but you might do them in quick succession and the heat isn't going anywhere. This camera is a very disappointing release. Makes me wonder if Sony is truly unable to come up with something better or are they just trying to protect their FF and Cine lines.
  2. Sony missed a huge opportunity here - could've added some front facing cooling fans for that sexy "hair in the wind" look for vloggers and solved the overheating issue.
  3. I mean, how hard would it be for a camera company to simply offer a mirrorless body in two flavors: 1. regular body for hybrid work 2. thick backplate like Canon 5DC and an integrated fan for cinematic use, basically leaving 95% of components unchanged and priced the same (voiding weather resistance). This conversion could even be offered by their official repair service.
  4. Soft IQ is a godsend for feature films, as is 60p!
  5. I love to shit on Canon, but the R7 offers line-skipped 4K60p without an additional crop as well.
  6. I was in the market for a a6400, but couldn't find any in stock. But with these new Canons, I feel like Sony is way overdue for a new APS-C sensor with 4K60p, uncropped please.
  7. Sony should get in on some of that sweet LiDAR action then.
  8. Well, it makes sense ... no cine line to protect. That EVF resolution seems a bit dated, but PROs will probably value battery life more. Kudos for no including a mechanical shutter!
  9. So, the sensor is basically capable of 48mp stills and 8K video. CPU still the bottleneck and could software unlock a time-limited BBQ mode?
  10. Kinda sucks that Sony branded the phone as PRO-I(maging) and then compromised on the camera bump thickness to crop the properly big sensor. With a price like that it should be a no-compromise imaging monster. Interesting though, that the sensor is capable of 4K120p and GSMArena claims it is the same one as in the RX series.
  11. Very short sample at 3:00 and the HDR process explanation starts before that.
  12. Pixel 6 is official and both models (starting from $599) have a bigger sensor than the iPhone 13 Pro duo and can even do 4-to-1 binning. This enables it to do HDR 4K60p, so I can't wait for the reviews. Previous iterations were very "meh".
  13. The Pro Max is a huge phone, so what is preventing Apple from basically cloning the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra? Those sensors are big enough to create this kind of "shallow" DoF on their own.
  14. Remember Sony QX1? It can now be paired with the inexpensive 10mm f5.6 fisheye from Pergear: https://www.pergear.com/products/pergear-10mm-f5-6 The overall package would be pretty compact, but a dedicated solution could be a lot smaller still. Maybe some OEM ventures beyond 1" in this segment in the future - the bump in IQ would be noticeable.
  15. Here's hoping that there is a way to plug this into a powerbank, since the ~12mp sensor smells like no-overheating. Also, a burning hot cam strapped to a magnetic mount on you chest would be a hard sell.
  16. Paired with Deepfakes, this will be a disaster for humanity. People's opinions are already very easily swayed by so many crappily-produced videos, that this technique will probably be outlawed before it reaches maturity.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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".
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. For a cinema camera, a tilting-screen would make sense or is vertical video production really that important?
  24. Why would a vent be needed when a7S already has no overheating? Maybe a sensor with more mp and oversampling?
  25. 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?)?
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