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  1. On 17/05/2018 at 9:34 PM, sanveer said:

    Actually the new A7iii seems to have a new processor and pipeline, thereby eliminating issues with overheating almost completely (according to Sony). I am guessing it also have an advanced heatsink built in. That is one the reasons Sony held its launch event in the dessert, to show that it's resistant to overheating and reasonably well weather sealed. 

    If Sony is not providing a charger in the box with the A7iii, they obviously are cutting corners with things like taxes too. But considering that full frame sensors are Four Times the size of M43, the A7iii does offer a lot of bang for the buck.


    Sony and Panasonic both have their strong and weak points.

    Panasonic's stills (photos) could be much better (14-bit) and their autofocus in video is still a joke. Plus their 12 stop limitation in VLog-L (effectively pushing everything around 11.5 stops and below), is terrible and preventing the camera from realising it's full potential for video (Panasonic's main selling point). RAW won't be introduced because they don't want to destroy everything above the GH Series, but they can certainly do with more dynamic range in video.  

    Sony could be generous with their recording time limit and have 10-bit (or 8-bit) 4-2-2 internal recording, apart from better colour science. It's just that the A7s series has sold well regardless of the 4-2-0 codec so they don't or disnt care. Plus their lenses are priced pretty high (especially their G Master lenses). 


    We have to remember that there is no perfect camera in this world. There will always be limitations to what a camera of one generation, give or take differing technologies that is given priority for a production model. Market segmentation is also another area for a business to protect if they were to be viewed as a long term investment for shareholders. So we can’t have everything. If that happens, one day we’ll have just one camera that we will not upgrade for the next decade. And judging by how the digital imaging segment is shrinking due to smartphone imaging technology, most consumers won’t even think twice about switching phones rather than cameras. That leaves an even smaller market for digital imaging device manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic. It’s a death spiral. For example,  if you want to make sure your native lenses stay relevant in the future, sometimes letting the camera bodies take the brunt of being disposable  is not a bad thing. Because investment always require a sacrifice one way or another. And it just happens that lenses are the better investment. (Just my point of view over a shot of whisky?)

  2. On 22/01/2018 at 5:49 AM, Henry Gentles said:

    I guess it's the emperors new clothes here, the Sony Image has this murky brown magenta look to it which I don't like. I don't need to post anyone to prove it, just open your eyes! It gives the image a fake look that is distracting, like when you look at video cam image, the first thing you think is, oh that was shot on a videocam! Every time you look at a Sony video you will now see it, and think the same!! It comes from working with sony cameras almost every day for 2 years but owning Canon and Pana Cameras and realising that image is far superior! I was hoping that it was a colour issue, but it still looks murky blacks and plasticky to me with the AR3! Video that doesn't have this problem is canon etc, any high end camera that is not sony, just google canon video. my 2c 

    How is this even constructive? We’re all here to show and learn what technology today is capable of. There’s no bad camera in the market today. We still capture visuals with them or another. Yesterday, today, tomorrow... they’re just the tools we use. :)

  3. 6 hours ago, jonpais said:

    The Angelbird v90 128GB card works fine with ALL I 400mbps as does the Panny v90 128GB, but you should be aware that even if two cards work well individually, they must be IDENTICAL if you want to use one of them as backup. So even though both the Panny and Angelbird work fine, you cannot use them together if you intend to use one as backup. The Panasonic is available in Singapore at half the cost of BH Photo USA, less than $250 USD. I do not pity anyone in the future who complains about losing files if (a) they did not use v90 cards or (b) the 2 cards were not identical.

    Hey Jon, where did you get your Panasonic cards from in Singapore? 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Evan Fotis Georgoulakis said:

    Can one now use the Open Gate feature to record a 4:3 image in 1:1 PAR?  (useful for vertical recording a subject against chroma key without wasting left and right space and using all available resolution)
    And does this come in 10 bit 4:2:2 400Mbps ALL-I?

    I guess you will have to use the open gate feature with the newly added 1:1 Video Guide Line display

  5. This is what I'm really happy about :)


    -[Anamorphic Desqueeze Display] was added, which lets you view an enlarged image in Cinescope size while recording with 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.

    -[Video Guide Line] is added to display the image in a variety of aspects, such as 2.39:1, 2.35:1, 16:9, and 1:1 while recording video. This can be used not only in Anamorphic mode but also in other video recording modes.

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