Cameras Tue, 23 Jul 19 02:03:20 -0600 Cameras en-CA Electronic ND Sun, 30 Jun 2019 04:08:40 -0600 paglez 22240@/talks/discussions Why reason electronic ND from Sony fs5 it's not been implemented in another camera models? it's been a transcendental step to improve run and gun shots, IMHO.

8K m43 Camera with Flip-Out Screen from... Sharp? Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:15:54 -0700 Firworks 21281@/talks/discussions This is pretty out of left field. At least I hadn't seen any predictions of a camera like this. Looks like Sharp was really smitten with the BMPCC4K design as there are a lot of body similarities. Not really much info from Sharp yet on it or even a name but supposedly it will shoot 8Kp30 in H265.

Cheap 4K camera 2019 suggestions Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:22:07 -0700 zigizigi 21609@/talks/discussions I need a 4K camera mainly for vlogging and interviews and have a selection of M43 lenses, so M43 cameras are my top priority but I'm open to other platforms as well. I don't care about RAW, S-log and other pro features, simple MP4 will do the job. I just need some crop headroom for 1080 delivery. I only have two major requirements:

  1. No time limit for recording.
  2. No moire.

As far as I understand all newer Panasonic cameras don't have an AA filter - so that's a no go. Shame, shame, shame, Panasonic, back in the days you were cool not following stupid trends. So, my own search yielded a second hand G7 as the best candidate. It has time limit but it can be removed via hidden menu tricks. GH4 fits my criteria, too, but it's more expensive.

Anything else I can look upon?

PS I've checked webcams, too, but even top Logitecs 4K models have digital zoom only - uh-oh.

Afidus ATL-200 timelapse camera Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:07:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21874@/talks/discussions

Red Hydrogen One Holographic phone expensive toy Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:16:28 -0600 kurth 17304@/talks/discussions image

  • 5.7inch 2560 x 1440 pixel "Hydrogen Holographic" Display - seemlessly switches between 2D content (at full screen resolution), holographic multi-view content, stereo 3D content, and interative games, with both landsape and portrait modes.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • Shoot 3D (and 4V “holographic”) video using the cameras on both sides of the phone, no add-ons required
  • Dual SIM support (or single SIM + a microSD card)
  • Stereo speakers and a headphone jack
  • View 2D/3D VR, AR and MR
  • Runs Android
  • Multi-band smartphone
  • USB-C connection
  • MicroSD slot

.... when an iphone isn't enough ...the only specs I found...
It’s an unlocked, multi-band phone that runs Android.
It supports 2D, 3D, 4-view holographic, and virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality content.
There’s an algorithm for converting stereo audio into 5.1 channel sound… that can play through regular headphones.
You can use the phone as a controller and monitor for RED Scarlet, Epic, and Weapon cameras.

"Priced at at $1195 for the Aluminum version, with a Titanium version that will cost $1595, the HYDROGEN ONE is a stand-alone, full featured, unlocked multi-band smartphone operating on Android OS, but it is more than a smartphone. RED says it is a 5.7” professional HYDROGEN holographic display allowing users to view all traditional 2D content at full screen resolution, view holographic RED Hydrogen 4-View content (H4V), view stereo 3D content and view 2D/3D VR, AR and MR."

[VK: Added stuff]

Obsbot Tail, 4K60, Little, Smart, but Strange Camera Sat, 12 Jan 2019 23:10:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21309@/talks/discussions image

Their site -

Crowdfunding starts soon.

Color Science and perception Tue, 27 Nov 2018 03:46:48 -0700 caveport 20991@/talks/discussions An interesting video on human perception and color science.

SiOnyx Aurora Camera Sun, 25 Nov 2018 07:54:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20980@/talks/discussions

Some camera without time limit? Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:10:29 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 20915@/talks/discussions This isnt for me, a girl is teacher need a camera for record her class, preferably that hour and a half without stopping.

I know that before Panasonic's havent record limit, but I dont know if the current Panix continue that way, since I believe that the lasts GH's are limited to 30 minutes.

She dont need a camera with a great performance, so if inside Panasonic there is something with these features, welcome.


Selfi Camera for my mum - odd question I know Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:56:22 -0700 TimTomTum 20919@/talks/discussions So my mum decided to get a smartphone 2 years ago after saying she doesnt want one. Now she is always taking pictures on holidays or on vacation. Mostly selfie style pictures of us, my dad, grandparents, her longtime friends yadayda. Her Samsung S3 Mini has such a bad camera that I thought about getting her a cheap point and shoot with a screen that folds up, so she can take more selfies, for christmast. So I can go print the good ones.

Anyone has a tip on a really cheap or used deal? No video needed, just a good autofocus and decent IQ and a screen that folds up.

PIXII Digital RangeFinder - strange suspicious camera Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:25:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20882@/talks/discussions image


  • APS-C CMOS sensor, 5.5micron pixel
  • RAW (DNG) and JPEG support (4080x2732: 3:2 aspect ratio)
  • Native ISO200, ISO100 to ISO6400
  • Optical viewfinder, magnification 0.67x
  • Automatic parallax correction
  • 28/35mm, 40/50mm framelines
  • Built-in storage
  • MicroUSB charging
  • 460g including the battery


Pixii is designed for the new generation of photographers. Everyone has a smartphone now. The smartphone has become, by and large, the number 1 camera in the world. At the same time, the traditional camera market has collapsed. Was it killed by the smartphone? No, photographers just aren’t interested in old cameras anymore. This is the end of the line for the digital camera designed in the 80s: a sensor, a CPU and a screen. All of these components were necessary back then. Because computers were rare and hard to use.

Except it's 2018 now. Who seriously needs a fixed function computer and a bad LCD at the back of a camera? Pixii is the fusion of 2 essential elements: the physical camera body and the software, virtualized into an app, that dynamically develops the picture on a screen. - Pixii

Cameras Color Accuracy Test Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:08:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20661@/talks/discussions SONY A7 III




























Panasonic finally announces camera with 8K organic sensor Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:29:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20770@/talks/discussions image

Does not look similar to GH6? :-)

Well, main things

Focus on dynamic range improvement


Global shutter option (still at cost!)


And main feature, why they made organic sensor at all, precisely adjustable sensitivity, aka no ND filters anymore


TinyMOS NANO1 strange astro camera Sun, 28 Oct 2018 01:11:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20757@/talks/discussions image

ImagineVision 4K m43 drone camera Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:19:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13286@/talks/discussions image

PIXII Rangefinder Camera Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:37:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20595@/talks/discussions image

Zenit M. A Russian mirrorless with heart of Leica M Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:53:50 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 20527@/talks/discussions Based on the Leica M Type 240.

  • Sensor CMOS with 24Mp
  • Lens Zenitar 35mm f1
  • Available at december 2018
  • Price without confirmation
Finally, a proper 4x5 view camera for VK! Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:49:37 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 20181@/talks/discussions Some guy has a kickstarter going for a 3d printed 4x5 camera available in a whole bunch of different colors, including the most important one for a camera. If you ever wanted a 4x5 camera that looked like it belonged on Romper Room, you finally have the option!


APS-C shootout: Entry models from Canon, Fijifilm and Sony Sun, 29 Jul 2018 09:13:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20145@/talks/discussions

Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:42:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17751@/talks/discussions image

COPENHAGEN, September 13, 2017 – Phase One today announced the Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back, based on a new CMOS sensor designed to capture color as perceived by the human eye. The new sensor technology in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is the brainchild of a longstanding collaboration between Sony and Phase One. The result is astonishing color definition – with which champions of photography are able to create and express their artistic visions more accurately than ever before.

In this way, Phase One’s latest product brings unsurpassed color quality to the hands of the finest photographers across the globe.

The 100MP CMOS sensor in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back incorporates new Bayer Filter color technology, the result of Phase One’s close working relationship with Sony. Available exclusively through Phase One, this new technology transforms digital color capabilities to render color more authentically than ever - giving the world’s foremost photographers 101-megapixels of unprecedented creativity.

Click on the following link to learn more about the Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back:

“As a photographer, one of the things that excites me the most is having the opportunity to use color to evoke emotion. The Trichromatic Camera System itself becomes a true extension of my vision, and what my eye sees and what my eye wants to express - the camera delivers.” – Tony Hewitt, Fine Art Photographer

This pioneering sensor design has also established the lowest and therefore cleanest base ISO of any medium format CMOS sensor. At an impressive ISO 35, the results of the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic are crisp and clean, providing the absolute lowest digital noise for any CMOS system of its size.

“The ability to capture an image that reflects exactly what you see the moment you press the shutter button, with little interpretation or conjecture, is a fantastic leap for photography and more importantly, for the integrity of image quality,” said Niels Knudsen, Phase One Image Quality Professor.

Availability and Pricing:

The IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is available now through Phase One Partners: Contact your local Phase One Partner to arrange a demo.

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is $44,990 USD.

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the XF IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Camera System, including XF Camera Body, free Prime Lens choice and a 5-year warranty is $49,990 USD.

All Phase One XF IQ3 Camera Systems are supplied with a free lens of choice from the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Prime Lens range, valued up to $6,990 USD.

Phase One also announced their Feature Update #4 today, which is available immediately for downloaded free of charge for all XF Camera System owners at

For more details, please go to: or book a demo on:


How PDAF works Sat, 22 Dec 2012 12:31:59 -0700 stonebat 5554@/talks/discussions This article covers how PDAF works little more in depth. I like it.

Camera Comparison Chart, 2018 version Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:28:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19977@/talks/discussions image

Complete degradation with Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Tue, 15 May 2018 04:48:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19706@/talks/discussions image


  • Compatible with FUJIFILM INSTAX SQUARE film
  • Picture size - 62mm x 62mm
  • Retractable horrible lens - 2 components, 2 elements, f = 65.75 mm, 1:12.6.
  • Inverted Galilean finder, 0.4 x, with target spot.
  • Three motor driven focus modes: Macro Mode (0.3m - 0.5m/1ft. -1.6ft.), Normal Mode (0.5m - 2m/1.6ft. - 6.6ft.), Landscape Mode (2m/6.6ft. and beyond).
  • Programmed electronic shutter release, 1.6 sec - 1/400 sec.
  • Automatic, Interlocking range (ISO 800): LV 5 - LV 15.5, Exposure compensation: ± 2/3 EV.
  • Electronically controlled self-timer with approximately 10 second delay
  • LED display with Shooting mode (auto, selfie, macro, landscape, double exposure), brightness adjustment, flash suppressing and self-timer mode.
  • Used extremely expensive CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries.
  • Can shoot approximately 30 INSTAX SQUARE 10-pack film packs with new CR2/DL CR2 lithium batteries.
  • Tripod socket even!
  • $129 (for this you can get perfect Samsung mirrorless kit, for example!)

Yongnuo YN43 new upcoming m43 camera with 4K video! Thu, 10 May 2018 08:58:01 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 19677@/talks/discussions image

It looks like Yongnuo is getting ready to ship a new camera that clips onto your smartphone. Details are still pretty light on specs, but some of the rumors sites have pictures and screenshots from the companion app which is already in the app store. It seems from the pictures that they've decided for the weird pairing of 4/3 sensor and EF mount. Why not just use a micro 4/3 mount which allows smaller lenses as well as maintaining EF compatibility?


Phase One iXM 100MP Camera with BSI MF Sensor Fri, 04 May 2018 15:45:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19638@/talks/discussions


Phase One Industrial today launched the iXM series: a breakthrough aerial camera platform driven by the world's fastest medium-format imaging sensor. Engineered for UAV-imaging missions, the iXM 100MP is a high-productivity metric camera with a range of high-resolution lenses. The iXM is ready for integration with a wide range of UAV platforms, including Phase One's DJI Matrice 600 Pro solution.

The iXM 100MP metric camera incorporates the first medium-format sensor with backside-illumination technology, enabling high light sensitivity and extended dynamic range. Fast, highly responsive, robust, and weatherproof (IP53 compliant), the iXM 100MP delivers superior quality aerial imaging and flexible operation to satisfy diverse mapping, surveying, and inspection applications.

Also today, Phase One announced four new specially developed RSM lenses -- with focal lengths ranging from 35mm to 150mm -- to seamlessly fit the new sensor's 3.76?m pixel size and 33x44 mm frame size, ensuring image sharpness across the entire FOV. The lenses are available with either fixed-focus or motorized-focus functionality.

The fixed-focus 35mm and 80mm lenses provide superior image radiometric quality, high ground resolution, and large coverage -- perfect for surveying applications.

The motorized-focus 80mm and 150mm lenses are ideal for a wide range of inspection applications, including electricity poles, wind turbines, bridges, and other private-sector or government structures.

Motorized-focused lenses, having no external moving parts, enable a number of new uses for inspection applications where the focusing distance can be predefined based on flight planning, or by the operator, using a wireless remote control. With the motorized lens, the camera captures sharp and highly detailed images of multi-distance or 3D objects.

The cameras' RSM lenses incorporate a new leaf-shutter technology, which supports 3 fps capture -- with a speed of 1/2500 sec -- while guaranteeing 500,000 actuations. The lenses are thermally stable to ensure consistent focus over a wide range of temperatures and flight altitudes. With optics designed to exploit the full benefits of the new sensor technology, the lenses provide with greater productivity, flexibility, and reliability, offering superb image quality.

The new iXM platform adds XQD high-speed storage technology to handle the sensor's extremely fast frame rate. Also on all cameras, HDMI output from actual exposure provides UAV operators simple and outage-free feedback of actual view, exposures, and camera status in overlays. In addition, the new platform includes USB-C and 10G Ethernet for versatility of connectivity to large UAVs and aircraft.

For complete technical specifications, please see

"Working with our UAV partners, we see a fast-growing market driven by great potential for time and cost savings over traditional inspection and surveying methods," said Dov Kalinski, General Manager of Phase One Industrial. "With its new technology, design, and capabilities, the iXM 100MP promises to help start a new era in inspection missions with UAVs. Phase One Industrial continues to push technical boundaries to equip drones and larger UAVs with superior imaging technology -- engineering advanced systems, cameras, and software -- to help achieve that potential."

Availability and Pricing

The iXM 100MP and iXM 50MP metric cameras are available today for advance order -- from Phase One Industrial partners worldwide -- with delivery in June 2018.

Pricing for the:

  • iXM 100 MP camera: 32,000 Euro/40,000 USD
  • iXM 50 MP camera: 17,000 Euro/21,000 USD
  • Lenses: 8,000 Euro/10,000 USD

For more information regarding purchase options and partner locations, please contact us at:

About Phase One Industrial

Phase One Industrial is a division of Phase One A/S that researches, develops, and manufactures specialized industrial camera systems and imaging software solutions. The company focuses on specific applications such as aerial mapping and surveying, ground and aerial inspection, agriculture, machine vision and homeland security.

4K LS911 camera with 9x11" sensor by LargeSense Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:58:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19475@/talks/discussions image

Medium format has thus far been the limit as far as sensor size because large sensors are difficult and expensive to produce. With the LS911, photographers now have an option for high quality large format images other than film. Available now. The USA price is US$106,000 Check for more information.

LS911 Specifications

  • Single shot 9x11 inch monochrome CMOS sensor
  • High base sensitivity of ISO 2100
  • Live view for focusing
  • Compatible with any large format lens with a sufficient image circle
  • Easy to use HTML-based WiFi control with any HTML5 browser
  • 4k Lossless video with audio up to 26fps
  • 900GB internal storage, CF cards and external USB 3.1 drives
  • User-generated curves to apply to the linear files
  • Integrated 3 shot tri-color images when using color filters
  • Designed for mounting on large tripods or custom camera stands

LS911 product page:

LS911 spec and feature sheet:

Upcoming Products

A 4x5 inch digital back, the LS45, is expected at the end of 2018.

The color version of the LS911 is expected in 2020.

LargeSense was founded in 2014 by Bill Charbonnet to manufacture single shot, large format digital cameras. Inspiration was from Mitchell Feinberg's 8x10 digital back. The issue for a business in this tiny market is keeping costs low while delivering a specialty product. After 3 years of development, we are proud to be the first to offer such camera, the LS911!

DJI X7 camera with 6K! Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:55:06 -0600 IronFilm 17965@/talks/discussions image

Tech Specs:

  • 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal & Camera
  • 35mm Image Sensor
  • DL Lens Mount (sigh, not another new mount!)


  • Up to 6k 30fps video
  • 24MP Raw DNG still images

Recording Formats:

  • Cinema DNG
  • Apple ProRes
  • h.264
  • h.265
  • DNG
  • JPEG

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New Sony A 6700 it's here! Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:53:44 -0600 paglez 19329@/talks/discussions image

Available on April 1st only

Filmmaker Bunde (Camera, ND Filter, Monitor) for 300€ used Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:16:05 -0600 TimTomTum 19172@/talks/discussions A friend of mine wants to shoot stills and video for fun. Just wants to play a little. He asked for advise and I would like to recommend A camera (that shoots 1080p25 in a ok codec) A Vari ND filter (no high quality needed) A Monitor that has false color, 5"

for 300€. I have adapters and a couple of russian/old german lenses that I would loan to him. I thought a GH2 with some feelworld monitor and vari ND would fit in this budget. Any ideas for monitor? Better camera option?

Leica Camera Special Edition M Monochrom Sat, 10 Mar 2018 09:34:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19167@/talks/discussions image


March 8, 2018 – Today, Leica announced an unprecedented special edition of its unique digital rangefinder camera with a black-and-white sensor: the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition.’ Limited to just 125 sets worldwide and designed by Marcus Wainwright, CEO, Founder and Creative Director of the New York-based fashion brand rag & bone, the special edition camera and accompanying Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens matches Leica’s high standard for quality and craftsmanship, with a new twist. With the M Monochrom camera, Wainwright, a longtime Leica photographer and enthusiast of black-and-white photography, has intensified the highly coveted unobtrusive nature of the camera with a unique matte black look and glow-in-the-dark accents for added functionality.

“For me the Leica M system personifies the pursuit of perfection in an object designed for a singular purpose. Inspired by that, I was aiming to try and further refine and perfect the M Monochrom - an almost impossible task - by distilling it to its purest form and highlighting the stealth nature of the camera and lens,” Wainwright said.

Staying true to Leica’s integrity and his focus on the essentials, Wainwright sought to perfect the iconic design of the Leica M camera with an aesthetic that marries purity with function. The ‘Stealth Edition’ of the Leica M Monochrom is quite possibly the most discreet camera on the market today, with both camera and lens dressed in an unassuming black matte finish and minimal branding to eliminate any distractions from the purity and integrity of the design. Only the most important engravings for photographic settings are highlighted on both the camera and lens, each crafted with a with a striking glow in dark fluorescent paint for optimal use in low-light situations. A jet-black, extremely smooth cowhide leather trim adds a layer of texture to the camera and excellent grip for the on-the-go photographer.

The ‘Stealth Edition’ set maintains all the hallmark features of the original M Monochrom (Typ 246) and Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. lens. The sensor of the Leica M Monochrom is liberated from color filters, recording only luminance values to capture light with unparalleled sharpness and integrity, even at high ISO ranges. Along with its low susceptibility to image noise, bright viewfinder and rangefinder, ultra-quiet shutter release, and unique design, the ‘Stealth Edition’ set enhances the pursuit to “see in the dark” by broadening horizons for available-light photography and the creation of dynamic atmospheric images.

Meanwhile, the lens has the classic street photographer’s focal length of 35 mm and impresses with high imaging performance and uniquely pleasing bokeh. Despite its high speed and exceptional image quality, its dimensions are astoundingly compact. Paired with this lens, the Leica M cameras become extremely compact, versatile and elegant photographic tools.

The Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) ‘Stealth Edition’ will be on sale from March 20, 2018. The edition is strictly limited to only 125 camera sets worldwide, each of which bears a distinctive serial number. The set also includes a comfortable, black fabric carrying strap, a metal front cap for the lens and a certificate of authenticity.