Here we go again.
In 99% of cases there seems to be little benefit to using 10bit other than more difficult to edit, larger file sizes.
4K from a large sensor first arrived for $15,000 with the Canon 1D C. Later, Panasonic democratised it with the GH4. These images are as cinematic as ever today, but can we really go full on socialist 4K? 4K for $400? No – too expensive! How about $200?
I went on an eBay hunt to find out.
The Fuji X-S10 is a new line, and for all intents and purposes comes across like a mid-range version of the X-H2 we know is coming. The body design does resemble the X-H1 in some ways, aside from the lack of top LCD panel.
However, the most interesting thing about the X-S10 is that it packs most of the X-T4 features including the same sensor, IBIS, full sensor width oversampled 4K and 1080/240fps into a body at a considerably lower price, in a form factor that even has some advantages over the more expensive model.
When does a heat dissipating structure become a heat absorption structure in direct sunlight?
There are now a few confirmed reports by the first Sony A7S III reviewers that the camera has an overheating problem in bright midday sun.
The Canon EOS R5 must be recalled now as this is so far from acceptable. It appears that only 1-2 hours into a stills shoot you can toss aside the Canon overheating test data in the real-world.
In an update to the test at DPReview, Richard Butler found this out the hard way as he describes below.
The real story is not the continuous recording cut off at 30 minutes from cold in normal room temperatures, but that the limit is closer to 2 (or even zero) minutes during a day’s real-world shooting.
DPReview has released their Canon EOS R5 and R6 test of overheating, using the final production models. Technical editor Richard Butler remarks “Lack of dependability makes them a poor choice for much professional video work”.