Livin' la Vida Loca
aris14: Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.
Personally, I am in favor of MILF :-P
Joe Ogiba: APS-C smartphone :https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/17078756579_b1626efec9_b.jpg
Are you serious, or just taking a pi$$?
Nukunukoo: The Studio version has 4k but no SD. Dammit.
Carver: Why would that be?
The Panasonic GH4, FZ1000 do and the Sony ActionCam X1000V records to microSD. I have all 3 and absolutely no issues recording 4K video to SD/microSD with any of them.
GodSpeaks: Very interesting camera, and at a very good price.
However, what I was hoping for was a 4K version of the BMPCC (or even a 4K version of this), priced under $2000, or better yet, under $1500. Now that I would buy in a heartbeat. 1080 is just so last century. :-)
Just read about the Micro Studio Camera 4K on the BlackMagic site. Very interesting and an excellent price. But the biggest gotcha is no internel recording. Too bad the Video Assist addon does not record 4K. If it did, it would be the perfect addon for this camera.
Very interesting camera, and at a very good price.
John C Tharp: Some goofy points:
-305Mb/s is still possible on the faster SD cards-That baseplate looks like it will get in the way of gearing for zoom and focus pulling-The type of AF motor used isn't mentioned- if it's a USM-type with direct manual override, cool, but if it's an STM-type, focus pullers will likely be frustrated!
SD cards are capable, but the problem lies with the manufacturers in that they push the READ speeds, while either not listing, or listing in very small print, the WRITE speeds.
If there is a standard committee that oversees this they need to change the standards in such a way that the manufacturers MUST make the sustained WRITE speed be prominantly listed as the primary criteria.
Add to that that Canon is more than capable of working with SD manufacturers and publishing a list of cards that DO work.
mpgxsvcd: an FZ1000($746 current Amazon price) AND an RX10($998) AND an LX100($759). That would be $2503 in total. I rest my case.
Not to mention to just use any glass you want.
The BMPCC captures RAW video onto SD cards. By my calculations the bitrates on raw are around 60 MB/s or 480 Mbps. So capturing 305 Mbps onto SD is eminently achievable.
Thomas Kachadurian: Hmmm. Is it a $2,500 home video camera for wealthy people. With it's 1" sensor it won't appeal to Photographers. 1" is great in a sony RX100, but this fella is way bigger than that.
Video folks, is this your dream?
No, not my dream. For $2500 I would want interchangeable lenses and a larger sensor.
Now that sounds like my GH4, only for far less money.
beholder3: Canon XC10: who votes for the most overpriced compact and ugliest camera of 2015?
I mean at $300 they would find a buyer or two plus the usual number of Canon fanboys (called brittons in forums ;-)) but at anything beyond $500? Really?
Using this short F16 equivalent zoom lens?
I agree, at about $1200 it would be a contender. But not at $2500.
Somewhat pricey for a 1" sensor, otherwise quite interesting.
Steve in GA: I think most of us will agree that our phones, cameras and the storage media inside them should never be destroyed or confiscated without a warrant.
However, Brittany Hillen's description of the proposed Texas law as having, "...a draconian slant..." because it would require that photographers keep at least 15 feet away from ongoing police actions seems reasonable to me.
If you want to photograph an incident, that's fine. But, if you want to get so close that you interfere with a search or arrest, that's not fine.
Tugela: would you like to test your theory?
PhotoKhan: Excellent step into taking the US away from the police state it has become.
(...but, Brittany, before you classify Texas option as "a Draconian slant" think about what 15ft actually are and how citizens photographing within that range may actually be interfering with the actual police work...farther than 15ft is perfectly suitable to still record inappropriate or illegal action that might be occurring.)
And when a police officer approaches you because you are recording them, you must now stop recording.
Sorry, no. Limit the distance someone recording may approach, but NOT when the police approach you.
DaveClark: We don't need more laws, thank you very much. How about enforcing the ones we already have?
In this case perhaps we do, if only to a) protect our rights, and b) to keep the police accountable.
This needs to be a Federal law.
No 15ft recording limit, but perhaps a limit within which the lookyloos cannot approach.
GodSpeaks: Hey Nikon.... No EVF, NO SALE. Got it yet?
runatak: Is this the V3? No, thought not.
Markol: 20.8 vs. 20 is undoubtedly a boost in resolution. I would add an adjective but ok.But 15 fps 4k is useful for what? Slow panning shots of a landscape, but anything moving? Some cellphones did better a year ago. This is a dedicated camera.I'm sure some will find this a nice camera but I'd be surprised if it sold well.
runatak: The Sony X1000V actioncam shoots 4K30P video at 100Mbps and costs $500. Or the Panasonic FZ1000 for $800.
15fps is good for nothing. Either go all in or don't bother.
robjons: I'd like to see a 2.8 version of this for APS-C.
Yup, as people are stating, look at the Samyang 10mm.
GodSpeaks: A square profiled (ie: a cube) action cam housing is patentable? Smells like an April 1st joke to me.
It would appear that the US patent system is seriously broken.
nicolaiecostel: Having used a friend's J1 and tried out another friend's V1,I must say that the 1 series from Nikon might me the most underrated camera system ever.
I bet most people dismissing the 1 system on this website have never even tried one.
Brownie314, if you think the Nikon 1 (and I presume 1" sensors in general) are no better than point and shoots, your photography skills are in serious need of improvement.