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  1. DPreview has a sample gallery up: https://www.dpreview.com/samples/5031669290/sony-xperia-1-mark-ii-sample-gallery Lotta NR at higher ISOs but overall nice from iPhone user perspective. it's got that Zeiss look.
  2. The price is in alignment with other current flagships from Samsung (S20) and Apple (11 Pro). The Sony blows both out of the water on stills performance thanks to the 20fps with continuous Eye AF. Basically A9 performance in a smartphone. And the “cine” features on the video side. The sensors on the Sony & Samsung appears to be similar if not the same and are 30% bigger than iPhone 11 Pro’s and it shows with much better low light abilities. Obviously if you are a Sony Alpha or even XDCam shooter like myself, having that Venice CS alongside 10-bit could be a real asset for C-cam footage. I could see myself using it for sketchy locations where a big cam or even a mirrorless wouldn’t be tolerable. Or action, water sport scenes. Overall this is the first Android phone that catches my eye.
  3. could be kinda interesting it seems aimed to be paired with alpha series..
  4. 55Mbps bitrate seriously?! Lmao.. cripple hammer now belongs to Sony. SMH Maybe not a good sign after all 😕
  5. He said FF 4K so that eliminates Canon. 8-bit so I doubt its a Panny. Z6 already been eliminated. ..that pretty much leaves it to Sony? A73?
  6. Lol could literally be any camera. Are the screen grabs SOOC or graded? Lot more interested in the lens than body TBH. You seem to have quite the collection of epic vintage glass!
  7. By the way, sorry for the clickbait title but perhaps a sign towards what is to come in the next Alpha instalment? First time in a while (or ever period?) that Sony is placing pro CineAlta features in a consumer product!
  8. 4K60p. Venice CS. H265. 23.98FPS. A9 DPAF. Manual focus. Framing guides. Shutter Angle, 4K OLED display.. oh and it can also browse the internet & make phone calls: Xperia 1 II -6.5" 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display | Triple lens camera
  9. Canon 5D IV Leica Q2 Fuji X100V Sony A9 / A9 II
  10. Sensor tech is cool but I'm more excited about the overall package which Sony seems to be in a lead position with Alpha series team & Alta Cine pro line features trickling down into their new: Xperia 1 II 4K60p. Venice CS. H265. 23.98FPS. Manual focus. Shutter Angle etc.. Alongside triple lens Zeiss DPAF system.
  11. What I meant is that the actual "leak" is BS. I remember a store in Luxembourg was taking pre-orders for the 1DX3 months ahead of release for 10K €. Just a highball estimate from a random store trying to get pre-orders & hype on rumour sites / google referencing. Everything points towards a 5D class product, adjusted for inflation and the newer tech I'd say were looking at around 4K-5K tops. The primary consumer is still going to be image and Canon won't sell a single R5 to photographers with a $7K price tag.
  12. I call this "leak" total BS.. just a store trying to get buzz.
  13. Django

    Fuji X-T4

    My biggest gripe with Z series was no internal Log. You also gotta go external for 10-bit & ProRes RAW. If Nikon addressed those three points and threw in 4K60p on a Mk2 they might be competing. But somehow I doubt anything is coming soon. Are there even rumors of a Mark II Z line?
  14. I often shoot multi-cam setups with a C100/C200 so remote control comes in super handy. Its also very practical to transfer RAW stills or even video to an iPhone/iPad for editing/file sharing. Canon Connect is one of the rare camera apps that actually works.
  15. remote control for canon smartphone app. but I think the point is camera could release soon as its passed global certification.
  16. On design/build quality it's pretty hard to beat Leica. Fuji X being the poor mans Leica, I'd have to give them number one spot for style/ergonomics. I'm a sucker for dials, rangefinder systems & aperture rings. Ironically I don't own one at the moment (my XT2 got stolen) but XT4 is calling my name. Nikon Z is also a top contender for ergonomics. Super good balance of size, weight, buttons & quality. Too bad the system seems to have no momentum. Sony's are sleek.. but too many boring variations of the same body type. Menus are horrible. Overlays too. Feels like the GUI was designed by Sony-Ericsson team of 2004. Yes my FS7 remains a workhorses and imo best bang for buck cine cam, but it is clunky as hell to operate. Does get bonus points for shoulder mount conversion. Panasonic Imaging. Zero charisma. Never been a fan I'm afraid. Fully utilitarian design. No surprise they started out making micro wave ovens and vacuum cleaners. That heritage shows. Just kidding. S1 way too clunky/heavy for a mirrorless. Not fun to use. I do love EVA-1 & the old DVX cams. Canon. Not getting any design awards either. The whole rounded angle look inherited from DSLRs is getting dated. They do have the best grip though and clearest menu with fast responsiveness. Is that so much to ask for from other companies in 2020? Cinema line on the other hand are a joy to use, clever design all the way down to XC line. Again that grip.
  17. Lol if it were Nikon you may have a case in point! DL series was a 1" sensor fixed lens premium compact line that was basically DOA. I have a really grim feeling for Nikon. They haven't diversified their business at all and D6 was a snooze fest. No buzz around Z series either. Shame really as I had high hopes for them. Absolutely nothing to do with the FF flagship monster spec that is R5. Canon are counting on R5/R6 to shift RF lenses. Pandemic may slow down release but it is coming, no doubt about it.
  18. Django

    Fuji X-T4

    My guess is that a lot of these companies (especially those without cinema divisions) are just too focused on imaging and let video users be their beta testers. Another reason video AF was ignored for years and unusable because of hunting, quick jumps etc.. doesn't help IBIS isn't a tech normally associated with cine cams.
  19. Django

    Fuji X-T4

    I certainly remember XH1 had this very issue on launch and it was commented on a lot. I read a firmware update fixed it but I dunno for sure. So maybe there is hope..
  20. Django

    Fuji X-T4

    description says the video was shot on a 7Artisans 25mm f/1.8
  21. Yeah in case it wasn't yet clear for anyone by now: EOS R has bad RS and a crop in 4K. R5 will be bringing 8K RAW / 4K120p 10-bit 4:2:2. No crop. With DPAF. That's in only second generation jump. Alpha series however are in their 4th gen and still capping at UHD 30p 8-bit 100mbps XAVC-S codec. Everyone is free to think what they want about brands/models/specs, and make their own assumptions but those are the facts folks.
  22. Django

    Fuji X-T4

    What I'm saying is I didn't find it to be as distracting as others are making it to be, then again I prefer a stable handheld shot then a floating gimbal look. I do know what you mean about the jumpiness though, it was there on XH1. It is disappoint to know they haven't sorted that out with all the talk of improved IBIS spring tech.
  23. Yeah I don't see 8K as the main attraction, but more as a bonus really. I'd only use it sparingly for money shots. Just like I did ML RAW on my old 5D3. YMMV.
  24. ^ see the real use cases I've added. as for "actors & actresses", 35mm film the cinema standard for decades already resolves at an equivalent of 6K. and 70mm film (IMAX) is typically scanned at 11K. of course most projections and finishes are still in DCI 2K but 8K footage simply isn't as far-fetched as you may think.
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