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  1. Unfortunately not true for us Europeans The Exynos version uses a Samsung produced image sensor: https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-Exynos-Galaxy-S20-and-S20-don-t-use-the-same-main-camera-sensor-as-the-Snapdragon-models.455406.0.html I would imagine this to be an advantage to the Xperia 1 II for anyone living in an Exynos region of the world for Samsung. The Snapdragon processor is clearly better than the Exynos processor and the image sensor is probably better too. As far as I know, Sony uses the same hardware world wide.
  2. Great initiative. I would also like to know whether 4k is acheived through supersampling/lineskipping/1-to-1 pixels/cropping. This can be just as informative as max usable ISO since it's often less subjective and affects both noise and moire.
  3. I believe the main problem with a larger sensor is fitting the lens. The S20 Ultra is 8.8 mm thick which is considerably larger than the competition. Making the phone thicker will turn away quite a few consumers. The lens thickness is also the main reason why most tele-cameras on smartphones are so bad. They often just use a smaller sensor but with a similar focal length as the main camera. For marketing it seems better to have 3 cameras even if cropping the main camera will give similar results. The S20 Ultra is one of the few exceptions that use a periscope lens, which in theory could be an improvement.
  4. The S20 Ultra actually has a bigger sensor (1/1.33 instead of 1/1.7), but seems like a failure. The 960 fps on the S20 ultra is even upscaled 480 fps... The S20/S20+ has the same sensor size as the new Sony.
  5. The Z-Cam E2 and E2-M4: Native ISO: 500 / 2500 ( http://www.z-cam.com/e2/ http://www.z-cam.com/e2-m4/) The full frame Z-Cam E2-F6: Dual Native ISO: 400 / 2500 ( http://www.z-cam.com/e2-f6/ )
  6. I am considering Z-Cam E2-series for a new VR rig. I know they also produce dedicated VR cameras, but the ZCam E2 ticks so many boxes: -60fps -high dynamic range (Log/Raw) -high resolution -4:3 aspect ratio (Useful for VR) -sync -ability to adjust interocular distance (By being 2 units instead of 1) My main gripe is that they are physically a bit wide (91mm), which makes the minimum interocular distance quite large. It's also too bad that only the original E2 has the ability to sync.
  7. The specs looks very similar to my Samsung S20+. On paper the S20 has amazing specs, but the only 2 things that have exceeded my expectations have been the manual focus and the 960 fps super-slow-motion. I haven't been able to make the 4k HDR10+/8k/4k60p look good, but the 960 fps has made some effects I can't reproduce on my GH5 and the manual focus actually work just the way I want it to work.
  8. If you're editing in Rec709, I would recommend the Leeming LUT ( https://www.leeminglutpro.com ) At first I thought it was silly paying €15 for a LUT, but those €15 have saved me a lot of headaches.
  9. Lack of lens options is a valid objection, but Voigtländer does have 10.5mm f0.95 lens as long as you don't rely on autofocus. If you love cropping, the GH5 shoots 4992 x 3744 in 10bit... The A7III is obviously a good video-camera, and I would rather call a Pocket4k a side-step than an upgrade. We are arguing that FF is not necessary, not that all FF cameras are bad.
  10. I think you are reading too much into this. I am one of the persons who have been praising the GH5 in this thread, but I have 3 times as many full-frame bodies and probably 3 times as many full-frame lenses as well. Even though one guy had a good shoot with the GX85, I'm pretty sure most of us would prefer full frame for photography. Most of the FF advantages disappear when you get into video, which is why I go FF for photo and use my GH5 for video. If Canon's next mirrorless ticks all the boxes I will probably switch to FF for video as well, but I think it's more likely that the GH6 will be a better video camera.
  11. Is the A7III any better than a GH5s with an f0.95 or f1.2 at slow motion? I doubt it (unless you consider crazy lenses like the Sony FE 400mm F2.8) I am extremely happy with my GH5 and Olympus f1.2 lenses. Sure, it's not perfect, but I don't see any better options for my use available.
  12. I'm very happy with doing a part-time study program in filmmaking. Most of my class mates are already industry professionals but want to have a more creative role, so it has been perfect for networking and I've been able to join several of their projects not related to the class. At the same time it doesn't interfere much with my daily work and lets me build my portfolio efficiently. It also helps that higher education is next to free here. My decision might have been different if I had to pay for it.
  13. When I purchased my monitor a while back I ended up getting the LG 27UK850-W, which seems to have pretty similar specs to the 32UD99 (UHD, HDR10 and 350nits). The USB-C connection has been a bit unreliable for me, but that has been my only complaint. Otherwise very happy with my choice.
  14. EIS could in theory solve the problem by shooting with a much higher framerate and combining several short exposures into one longer stabilized exposure. However, given today's tech, I would much rather have IBIS.
  15. Where did you find the 4:2:2 part? 10 bit 4:2:0 is the new standard with h265 and will be used for everything. The Exynos 9820 processor in the Samsung s10 can record 8k30p or 4k150p. New tech is quite amazing. https://www.androidauthority.com/snapdragon-855-vs-exynos-9820-vs-kirin-980-929775/
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