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  1. https://www.canonwatch.com/canon-to-deliver-24p-video-mode-to-select-cameras-via-firmware-update/amp/
  2. Is that the 1080p in crop mode only? I've heard that the crop mode is much sharper than the full frame mode, which some say is "mediocre by 2012 standards." I'd like to see a 1080p comparison sometime between the c100 and the EOS R. On another matter, Why is there no option to record 1080p in 10 bit on the EOS R? Product line preservation? Sure. But they included 10 bit 4:2:2 output which not even the c200 can do.
  3. When I think about a future camera to purchase, I like to look at what creators and filmmakers use more than what they recommend or exalt. I have heard every high praise for the XT-3; camera of the year 2018 from multiple folk. And yet I hear that sales are slow, camera stores struggle to move them, and while plenty of creators use it I'm sure, none that I follow on YouTube appear to - not regularly, if they own one - even though they've reviewed it positively. One guy even said he was looking to switch from his Sonys because the color and image takes a lot of work to get right and tried the XT-3 but wasn't thrilled with the image and settled on an EOS R. So what's the story? Is it that good?
  4. Another report regarding the sales slump at Canon: https://www.canonwatch.com/canon-releases-interim-financial-report-sales-plummeted-by-10/ Does anyone seriously think Canon can or will regain ground? It looks like they're sunk: the consumer camera market is contracting, and their tech literally cannot compete. Case in point: their latest sensor inside the M6ii and 90D still cannot achieve 4K recording with a full-sensor readout. (And no 4K 60p, either.) Don't tell me either that Canon crippled the EOS R with the 4K crop. Here's the deal: their DIGIC 8 is a inept technological piece; so much so that in the two years since the 5DIV and its DIGIC 6+, they couldn't improve the crop factor. In other words, beyond the slight noise improvement, the DIGIC 8 is a fifth wheel. Now, their market success is likely to remain with pro-sports shooters thanks to the 1DXii and their 1DXiii could keep them ahead here in the short-term. But what else? Their company profits have fallen, their tech is years behind on everything but lenses, and they handicap their products. This isn't just a market dip; it's terminal decline.
  5. It has the flip up screen from the mark 1 but not the swivel "flip screen."
  6. Magic Lantern has perhaps already reached a terminus of sorts. It's a wonderful utility that has allowed us to shoot RAW video on a budget, but we haven't seen a RAW module come to any Canon camera that was released after 2013. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) In essence, the modern DIGIC processors or sensors are much more complex and the brilliant team of developers at ML are only able to develop the software in their spare time. No doubt Canon has already taken steps to make ML builds more difficult to port to their newer cameras. Filmmakers like Rubidium (Crimson Engine) still often use the 5Diii ML as their C200 B-cam and that's of course bad business for Canon, who'd rather that professionals settle for an EOS R or buy a second Cinema camera.
  7. Update to what I earlier said. There's a new build from March 7th and it allows you to record 1832x1024, 24/25fps, 14 bit lossless, 16:9 with "Realtime" preview. Sounds good but here's some limitations to keep in mind: ISO only good to 400; any higher makes it vulnerable to "hot pixels" DPAF works effectively only in "zone" mode; not with "Face tracking" No 46fps/48fps slow motion in 1080p mode (as with the EOS M, for example); 60fps only in 720p. See this thread: https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=14309.3300
  8. It's a good question. Although I've never used it, when I looked into the 70D and ML, it seemed like it was under-developed compared to the EOS M and the 5Diii and 6D. I thought I read that the DPAF increases the crop factor to around 1.82X. Andrew Reid has nonetheless enjoyed using it. I don't know what build he's used.
  9. What would look better for 60fps between the EOS R and C100ii? It's a shame that the EOS R grays out the 60fps option in the higher quality crop-mode.
  10. It looks like ML development on the EOS M is actively ongoing. There are new experimental builds available every week or two. It has a great (small) form factor, accepts a speedbooster, and thereby allows you to film with a 1.14X field of view crop. It upscales to 4K decently. The weakness is the low light performance and lack of autofocus but compared to the 50D, I can't imagine you'll fare worse. If you need any conviction about the potential of the EOS M, search "Zeek magic lantern" on Youtube.
  11. The 1080p on the M50 is mushy and soft. I much prefer the 1080P ML RAW from the EOS M. Mind you, ML on the M50 would solve that, but notwithstanding the genius of the ML team, there's no likelihood of that in the foreseeable future.
  12. Pro photographers might switch from the 1DXii if the Mark 3 features IBIS.
  13. My bad! Should've made clear that this is somebody else's rig. It just impressed me; that's all. It does show though how useful the EOS M has become for serious hobbyists.
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