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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    That is not really possible with a small body like the a6x00 series, at least not without a major body redesign. Keep in mind that margins are kept in check by minimizing development, and that means using existing technology and designs where possible. For the a6400 it uses the a6300 body for the most part, and adds the RX100 flip up screen. All tried and tested tech without the need for a lot of development, in other words they can produce the camera for a lower cost, important for the market space the camera occupies. This is quite consistent with how Sony does things and is the main reason why they can have a fast turn around with incremental upgrades to their systems. As a manufacturer what you DON'T want is to have to reinvent the wheel with every upgrade, because that makes things much more expensive than they otherwise would have been. That looks like iJustine and her buddy.
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    Sony A6400

    The list price is the one you compare. Other cameras might have discounts applied to them from time to time, but so will the a6400. None. The focusing and basic video processing is handled by a separate processor called the LSI in Sony cameras. The a6300 has an older LSI, while the a6400 has the most recent one. That is the main internal difference. Btw, most of the higher end Canon cameras do the same thing, in addition to the main processor (or processors in the case of cameras with dual processors) there is an older Digic processor that handles the focussing system (it is not mentioned in the specs), which is the main reason why the more expensive cameras have more capabilities than the cheaper consumer models even though the hardware might seem similar on the spec sheet.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    This market segment is aimed at consumers, not vloggers. You might use them for vlogging, but that is not what drives the sales. Modern Sony AF is very good as well. The main differences IMO likely come from how responsive the lens is, not the camera itself. People might not vlog much in 4K, but so what? Not everything these cameras are used for is vlogging, and I would say that most video shot with them is NOT vlogging. In a consumer camera it would be for better home video than what you otherwise might get from a cell phone, and for that the Sony is going to beat the Canon. You probably have the peaking tolerances set incorrectly.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    List price is $780, with current discounts that Canon periodically has to move older products that are not selling. If you are shooting in 4K you definitely would use the Sony camera over the Canon one. 1080p footage is fairly similar I think.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    It basically competes with the M50, which also has horrible RS in 4K (plus, AF in the M50 is crippled in 4K mode). It occupies the same market space.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    Not really, it fits with Sony's long time strategy of graded products, using older tech for the sake of economy. It is very similar to what they did with the RX100 VA replacing the RX100 V while at the same time adding the VI model. These sorts of products are intended as entry level cameras, and cost of materials is critical there. So they use components they already have. In this case it is most of the a6300 with the LSI from more recent products added but without the expensive IBIS mechanisms. So, nothing really new, but it fits in the low cost entry level niche.
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    Sony A6400

    a6500 body sells for $1198, while the a6400 body sells for $898. It is $100 less than the retail price of the a6300 even. It is clearly intended to replace the a6300.
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    EOSHD Opinion - The Sony A6400 is an absolute turkey

    I think this camera is intended to replace the a6300, which was still being sold alongside the a6500 (Sony do this with a lot of their cameras, there is a range of versions at any one time). People who would normally be buying the a6300 would be buying this instead. The a6500 will be replaced by a newer higher end model and that would address a different part of the market. Just think of it as a RX100 VA with an interchangeable lens.
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    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    Current processor technology likely could encode 8K30p, but it would require serious cooling to do so, which is not practical in consumer setups. Not when people have 85" 8K TV panels as the consumer standard (and yes, that will happen sooner than you think). You can already tell the difference between UHD and FHD on a 65" 4K panel (when footage is actually shot with a camera that delivers properly resolved 4K). What do you suppose will happen when the consumer sweet spot hits 85" 8K? All of your FHD footage that is really only 720p resolution is going to look pretty dated on those screens.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    They tell enough. If it came down to a tyrannical government, two things, firstly most of the gun nuts would likely be supporting them in the first place, and secondly such a government would immediately take everyone's guns without asking. Armed rebellion is a fantasy by people who have no idea what armed rebellion actually entails, which is mostly the rebels being slaughtered (your 9mm is no match for a tank). People have lots of guns, but not the right kind of guns, so they would not stand a chance against an organized military. There is not a whole lot of romantic ideal involved, it is mostly just dying.
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    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    Right, but they are doing compression with a lot of compromises (such as variable frame rates) that people who use dedicated cameras are likely not to accept, so whatever is going on in the cell phone world is not a good indicator. There are no free lunches.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate Numbers tell it all. There are plenty of guns in Canada. But, you can't just go and buy one. You have to be licensed and do a training course. There are also different classes of guns, unrestricted, restricted and prohibited. Automatic weapons are prohibited. Long guns (barrel longer than a certain length, such as rifles) have no restrictions. Guns with barrels shorter than a certain length are prohibited. In between that (ie most handguns) you can own them, but only if you have a valid reason. Most gun related homicides come from handguns, and since there are not that many of those legally around, the gun homicide rate in Canada is much lower. Canada has a hunting culture and have just as many rifles as Americans do. It is all about having a sensible national gun policy, which Canada has and the US does not.
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    Sharp's new 8K M43 camera

    Why? Cell phones have higher pixel densities than sensors used in micro 4/3 cameras. The only thing that would affect practicality is the power of the processor being used. If the most advanced processors currently available have a hard time doing 4K60p, then they probably can't do 8K30p. That is most likely what the Panasonic manager was saying, but it got lost in translation and comprehension. Do Sharp have a processor capable of encoding a 8K30p stream in H.264 or H.265? Likely not, so if they do make such a camera it would probably use some relatively uncompressed encoding scheme. The picture of their camera shows a small body, it is dubious that thing will be capable of dealing with the heat from a high efficiency codec at 8K.
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    Mean IQ Of dpreview Members?

    Well, if he tries to cross the border with them they will be confiscated and he will be deported.
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    NX1 panning super jittery

    Card speeds are usually read speeds, the write speeds vary considerably depending on the brand, model and capacity. Cards with smaller capacities often have much lower write speeds than the higher capacity versions, so you need to be aware of that. The Kelvin white balance thing is likely a computational glitch. I would guess that the white balance adjustment values used by the camera internally are not linear with respect to exposure so a sudden change might throw it off briefly.
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