To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for all that is good. :-)
Marty4650: If these were branded by Hassleblad, they could sell for $62,000!
Uh oh... does it also involve being a "lonely traveler" kind of concept?
And be made of some kind of exotic wood.
This made my morning.
tlinn: Great article, Richard. A couple questions:
1) Does shot noise present as primarily luminance noise or color noise too?
2) Am I correct to infer that part 2 of this series will answer the question of whether or not it is beneficial to ETTR at ISOs other than the base ISO?
Actually you can indeed talk about Luminance noise. The photons themselves don't have it, that's the sensor. The sensors without a color filter array all they can see is Luminance. The noise coming from electrical/electronic issues on the sensor, not the photons.
Richard Butler- hope the 2nd part takes into account the DR window shift.. like the Old Olympus e-620 to current. :-)
Best DSLR if I was going to buy a DSLR at this category, which is the one I would pick.
So LR6 in the corner of the main LR web page... check... Have to download the Cloud stuff for the trial... check... probably by LR 7 there will be only CC.
Capture One is looking more and more interesting.
T3: Unlike all the cynics here, I don't think it's bad at all. If I were an RX100 owner, it's something I'd definitely consider. I just think a lot of people are making fun of it because the Hassy Stellars had come before it. But if the Hassy Stellars had never existed, and Fotodiox had introduced this $60 wooded grip for the RX100 all on their own, I think people would look at it differently. I think it's a nice way to add some visual character to a bland-looking RX100, while also adding a nice grip to it! I happen to like the look of wood, and it's a striking contrast to the camera body. Aside from the look of wood, I just like how wood feels, so I think it would be a nice grip to hold. Ultimately, I think that would be something that would make the grip worth having: being able to have the feel of a contoured wood grip under your fingers.
No. There's several cameras that do not look the same. And just because you look different doesn't mean the design is automatically appealing. If you want things that look better that are different, check out the Leica T, the original Pentax Q.
No, not anything seems downright offensive to me. Just because this design s*cks doesn't mean that everything different is bad. No, I am not hyperventilating in anger. I actually laugh at these things :-) It's not about being light-hearted or not. It's about recognizing a bad design when you see it :-)
But hey, if it works for you, more power to you :-)
No. It was pretty tacky when Hasselblad did it, it is still pretty tacky at a cheaper price. Quite frankly it looks horrible. Out of place. Mis-match. It sure it's a striking contrast to the camera body but not in a good way. Not even remotely so.
Why is this happening?
Scottelly: 28 MP, BSI sensor technology, 15 fps, tilt screen, 4K video . . . nice!
This is very promising. I will keep an eye on Samsung, because frankly, I don't like the direction Sony has been heading, leaving out GPS (which this camera should have but doesn't) and refusing to put USB 3 in their cameras. They (Sony) is acting more and more like Canon and Nikon, holding back on technology, and that p!sses me off to no end. It's been years since they introduced the A77, and what do they give us with the A77 II? A camera that's hardly any better. That's PATHETIC! Samsung deserves our business for their innovation. Sony does not. Canon does not. Nikon does not. 24 MP sensors have been around FOREVER now, and what do we see? We see the same old cameras with the same speed, but with minor differences, and sometimes these companies even remove features. Do they drop the price? NO. The same price as the last upgrade, when they stepped up from 16 MP to 24 MP, but no upgrades like that now. Go Samsung!
If you say Sony hasn't been innovating you must be blind.
AngryCorgi: $2500?? No raw video format? No 24P option? Canon does realize its not the only fish in the 4K pond, right??
B&H reports 23.98 fps option for 4K. They also report several other fps selections that dpreview doesn't seem to list here on the specs.
bongsogo: i just dont get why the 15fps only in 4k??? WTF!!!
bongsogo - you can look it up in the Panasonic manual.
"If the surrounding temperature is high, or a motion picture is recorded continuously, [ ] is displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera."
I think there's also the Europe-UK law limit. Forgot what that was.
I think it's best to do a few seconds at 30fps or nothing at all. It's a half baked solution. BTW, Panasonic uses the Sony sensor in the FZ1000 and that does 4K video, but it's a bigger camera.
Nukunukoo: Deliberately slowing the 4K to just 15fps (as opposed to it taking 20MP photos at 20fps???) it's nice to know how oblivious Nikon is regarding the current market. They are not being competitive, they are just surfing on their own hubris because they are Nikon! And WOW look at how handsome our camera is!!!!!!!!
And now, for essentially a little bigger body, way bigger BSI sensor, 8 extra megapixels, more available lenses, full 4K and most likely cheaper when the J5 is out, the Samsung NX500 is a way better deal.
On a positive note, the J6 will have 4K at 24fps next year.
Panasonic, Sony and Samsung thanks you.
Bigger than the J5. He was talking about size/heat dissipation. He said Panasonic was able to put 4K in a small body. The Samsung NX1 ins't exactly small, nor is the GH4. I suppose you could have said Samsung NX500.
steelhead3: Sony photographers get it for free
I understand. Crashes are bad.
The J5 is still smaller than the LX100. You can't just compare it just like that. Note that Panasonic does have a limit (LX100) on how long you can record in 4K not because of European laws but heat.
Howabout- those are also bigger cameras. Much bigger.
I have to admit I find a bit odd Nikon put two dials and a function button on this tier of camera. I felt in a way the J4 with the touch screen had a certain "zen" to its interface.
Summi Luchs: Yes Nikon, it would have been better to omit the ridiculous 15fps 4K mode. The camera has decent 1080p specs, so this nonsense is absolutely unnecessary.
Otherwise the camera seems to be a big step towards the right direction.The BSI sensor adresses the biggest disadvantage of the 1 system (noise / DR). Tests will show if that move was successful.
I don't understand much of the bashing here. The Nikon 1 system offers really small and capable lenses and one of the best AF systems in the mirrorless world. If the new sensor is good and they manage to bring out a V-model (with EVF) using the new sensor I will buy one.
I have to agree with you on omitting 4K @ 15fps.