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Posts posted by JurijTurnsek

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. On 12/16/2020 at 6:50 PM, Emanuel said:




    This is absolutely a game changer whether we like it or not...

    - E.

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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