Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.
I want that black tape.
It ties the whole camera together like Lebowski.
Where can I buy it?
More like the death of sesame seed sized sensors once the consumers have come to their sesame senses.
Manufacturers have been churning, all this time, great optical glass only to focus on sesame seeds.
Its time to crack open those walnuts.
Its about time Leica abandoned the sesame seed sized sensors for good.
No matter how the consumers might Leica da camera, they won't Leica using tiny sesame seed sensors.
"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!, amigo!"
Canon wins the award for "Catching Up" manufacturer of the year.
Congratulations to Canon!
Canon is just catching up to the other innovations for this segment.
Just catching up. No innovations.
Just like the EOS M epic fail and now... This.
Now just hold my beer here for a minute and let me find some gadget around here in my garage where I can put this nasty new motor to work...
Not impressed until someone invents Batman's "Utility Belt".
He has a hang glider and welding equipment inside those waist band!
Adam West should be proud.
8 Things we learned this week:
1. The monkey is also a photographer. The Poppy is also a flower.
2. Instagram Hyperlapse is great on any video viewer site except Instagram.
3. A breath of relief for a whole week without Nikon 1 on the landing pages.
4. DPReview staff are really nice people.
5-8. Repeat above.
One thing ironical about the Instagram Hyperlapse app is that it operates within the Instagram name, which we all know is limited to ferociously boring square framing.
The Hyperlapse experience works best on 16:9 framing such as what can be supported on Facebook.
A lot of users are uploading to Facebook instead of Instagram.
CameraLabTester: The finished video resides on the phone as a normal (not hyperlapsed) file BUT with a striking difference: It is as if a "steady cam" was used for the shot! The whole length has been "fixed" by the app!
This can be uploaded on Facebook™ and viewed as a normal widescreen video (depends on phone) with the shake, rattle and roll taken out!
Now THAT is a great plus!
The audio is intact at the 1X speed setting.
In the initial set up, allow Instagram Hyperlapse to access your phones microphone for the audio to be captured.
What I have mentioned up there is the result of choosing the 1X speed, then saving the video.
The default is 6X speed. As soon as the video capture is finished, a slider appears to let you choose what speed you would like. Choosing 1X speed would output a normal video with steady cam effect.
Once you save it on the chosen speed, you can't go back to the original file.
The finished video resides on the phone as a normal (not hyperlapsed) file BUT with a striking difference: It is as if a "steady cam" was used for the shot! The whole length has been "fixed" by the app!
luben solev: Lars, does the app have to speed up the motion?
You mention speeding it up up to 12 times. But what if you want to keep the motion at 1x speed, but just smooth it out. Could it do that, or is the speeding up essential to the smoothing process?
I'm asking as if the app does not have to speed up the footage, this could end the need for steadycam use. Then one could keep the audio that goes with the video.
I'd check it myself, but I'm an Android man, so no access to the app as yet.
The free app has only one button on the interface to start the video. Nothing else. The app has a mind of it's own.
iAPX: Why remove the optical viewfinder?!?
That is for me the most interesting feature of the X20, compared to my Leica C, or a future Sony RX100 III. I would prefer to have an usable optical viewfinder instead a big sensor: I value the ability to frame and see the field (including outside the frame to anticipate action), more than IQ by itself.
Fujifilm still has a lot of Marketing 101 to catch up on the big C and N.
The X10, X20 and X30 should still be made current.
The marketing spin doctors at Fuji should follow the Canon style of promo:
Keep all three (X10, X20 and X30) as current!
That way, there are choices of different arrangements.
Canon still keeps the 600D churning, even if the 650D and 700D have been launched.
A lot of people still want the X10 and X20 but can't find them on shelves.
Marketing 101, Mr. Fuji...
The goal post keeps drastically being uprooted and implanted further at a head spinning rate!
veroman: I have yet to find any reason to go beyond my X10. The X10 gives me exceptional IQ in a wide range of environments and conditions and provides the best JPEGs of any camera I've owned so far, including my bigger Olympus E-bodies.
The X30 is almost certainly for newcomers and not X10/X20 owners like myself.
As the latest model in the series, I guess it fills the bill. But I don't see it as a worthwhile improvement over the older versions. I'm not even sure a 1" sensor would have made all that much difference. The X10 really does produce some remarkable imagery.
You come across as a legitimate happy X10 user, which is of no surprise. The X10 is a great trend setter.The improvements on this new X30, normal in this sort of industry, is incremental.The X10 still holds great value, having a real world OVF.Your statements are well regarded.
What to buy: Cameras you have decided to zero in on, and study, and have read the excellent reviews and roundups made by the great team here at DPReview.
What NOT to buy: Cameras here on DPReview that always seem to HOG THE HEADLINES and are obviously being star billed on the landing pages. People are smart these days... they see the obvious invisible hand of the spin doctors. Example: Imagine selling a crap 1" camera for the price of two Micro 4/3 cameras, or even at a higher cost than an APSc compact! Really!
At last! Leica is listening!
No more black electrical tape over the logo when walking through the rough neighborhood...
Has El Blood!
Now my Instagram™ uploads will have better... ummm... heritage.