Posts tagged ‘Canon’

Why DSLR’s are bad for Video

7D-Rig-300x195The fact that the latest high-end Nikon and Canon DSLR’s can shoot 1080p HD video doesn’t tell the full story about the quality of the video they shoot.    Some of the reasons why they suck for Video:

  • ergonomics
  • shortcuts in processing that involve tossing out 2/3rds of the lines resulting in diminished light sensitivity and increased color moire and noise.
  • a wobbling “Jello-world” produced by a top-to-bottom scanning sensor
  • awful audio

For details on all 8 reasons Read the full article from PoetZero

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A 26 Gigapixel Panorama

This is a freaking huge image.  Zoooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmm….freakinghugepano

“The picture was made with the Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm-lens. It consists of 1.665 full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel, which was recorded by a photo-robot in 172 minutes. The converting of 102 GB raw data by a computer with a main memory cache of 48 GB and 16 processors took 94 hours. With a resolution of 297.500 x 87.500 pixel (26 gigapixel) the picture is the largest in the world. (stand December 2009)”

Now if only it was of something a little more interesting than the a Dresden industrial zone.

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24p vs 30p Inspires Passionate Rant


Videographers face a trade-off in their choice of frame rates.  24p gives better quality per frame, 30P gives better ability to capture motion.

See how these kind of features inspire heated emotions in a devoted Canon fan…
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Canon fires back in ISO war with release of EOS-1D MkIV

We like the ISO war that is shaping up.  Nikon fired the first shot by releasing the Nikon DS3 and Canon was quick to fire back (yes that was a joke) with the EOS-1D Mark IV, which boasts a 16.1 megapixel sensor and an ISO up to 102,400, which coincidentally (or is it?) has the exact same ISO of the DS3.

Read the article at Digital Photography Review: Canon updates pro line with EOS-1D Mark IV

To learn about ISO speed (AKA Sensitivity) read the page on Film Speed from Wikipedia

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Canon Powershot G11 Review

A compact digital camera with a whopping 14.7 megapixels

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