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Francis Carver

Francis Carver

Lives in United States Mid-Atlantic, DE, United States
Joined on Nov 20, 2011

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  • Q: "Why isn't Canon making a 1000mm t/2.2 lens and selling it for $800?"

    An excellent question from the looks of it. Let me venture a guess then for the answer: "because Sony had beaten them to it?"

  • Canon's C100 2nd Feeble Attempt is a loser-cam right out of the gate. After all, who would be desperate enough to shoot 1080-line HD video today in the 2160-line UHD 4K era, or record in horrid...

  • "You have no idea. Really."

    Yes -- you are indeed clueless.

  • Another laugh-fest class feeble opening from Has-Been Giant Canon. This camera with its AVCHD codec, slow frame rates, low-end 8-bit color quality, HD-only resolution, and HDMI jack is a stark...

  • This lens is c-r-a-p-o-l-a. To shoot video with a T8.9 iris lens? Only the mind (?) of Canon-San could cook up something this incredibly dumb.

    The 20x zoom range is not all that much to right home...

  • This lens is c-r-a-p-o-l-a. To shoot video with a T8.9 iris lens? Only the mind (?) of Canon-San could cook up something this incredibly dumb.

    The 20x zoom range is not all that much to right home...

  • Yeah -- $7,800 would have been the price at which they would have surely sold a number of copes. But at $78,00 a pop -- it is surely going straight into some well heeled museum as part of their...

  • Yeah -- $7,800 would have been the price at which they would have surely sold a number of copes. But at $78,00 a pop -- it is surely going straight into some well heeled museum as part of their...

  • "I like how the APS-C gives me a greater "reach" with the 7-200."

    Yeah, I had always wanted one of those neat 7-200mm, 28.5x zoom range zoom lenses, it's just that they are so rare and thus so...

  • Noisy-cam, it would appear. Too bad, really.

  • "....this is a non-issue and in any event most modern TVs display either standard."

    Not so. TV sets hre in Europe do NOT play back 60p, they max out at 50 Hertz, unless you have the 100 Hertz or...

  • Yeah, I agree. If it were at least 5.5 grams lighter and 0.8mm smaller, I would buy it in a jiffy!

  • One has a sensor about 400% larger and a lens with a 200% longer throw than the other one has.

  • Do you replace the card from the bottom or from the side? Seems like the cheap P&S-cams replace cards from the bottom, whilst all the better cameras have card slots mounted on the side or in the...

  • Sounds disappointing, for a $900 device we would like to have some semi-pro "prosumer" types of manual controls of these things (zoom, focus, iirs). Lack of built-in ND filters is a big let-down...

  • "I have a mac and am surprised how well quicktime handles the 4k files."

    Good for you, however OP's comment would seem to indicate that the 100 Mbit per second bitrate for 4K video in MPEG 4 is a...

  • A brand new camera that still uses that old derided AVCHD as a video codec in the Summer of 2014? And where are the intricate details about Panasonic's 100 Mbit 4K odec? We know everything about...

  • So, it would seem that like 80 percent of the FZ1000 copies have this high sound pressure level noise, the rest have the normal OIS related noise. Still, not too good.

    Now, for taking STILL PIX,...

  • How does the wireless remote work in video recording mode, I wonder, and how does the FZ1000's wireless video remote viewing and control work with appliances other than super-overpriced Apple...

  • 4K has been out for about 8 years now. Re. the video samples posted here at the end of the review, the first one by DPR is basically a still shot of two cruise ships moored in the harbor. How this...

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