Cameras Sun, 18 Feb 18 01:56:02 -0700 Cameras en-CA Phantom v2640 6600fps Camera by Vision Research Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:11:54 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18915@/talks/discussions image


  • 4MP sensor (2048 x 1952), 26Gpx/sec throughput
  • Dynamic range: 64 dB
  • Noise level: 7.2 e-
  • ISO measurement: 16,000D (Mono), 3,200D (Color)
  • 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 499ns / 142ns minimum exposure with export-controlled FAST option
  • 4 available modes: Standard, HS and Binning (in Standard and HS)
  • Standard modes feature CDS performed directly on the sensor to provide the lowest noise possible

In designing this new, cutting-edge sensor, we focused on capturing the best image in addition to meeting the speed and sensitivity requirements of the market. The 4-Mpx design significantly increases the information contained in an image allowing researchers to better understand and quantify the phenomena they are observing.

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]

Kodak Wide Gate Super 8 camera Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:33:25 -0700 kurth 14390@/talks/discussions image

It has a max gate dimension of 16:10 and gets only 90 seconds at crystal controlled 24p. C-mount. The film will sold as a package including scanning. This is strange because normal super 8 at 24fps is over 2 minutes. This makes me believe that the image is being applied horizontally to the film plane because the specs say the cartridge is 50 feet. An other guesses ?

Well, obviously not so after looking at the video V posted .


Degradation: Ihagee Elbaflex film SLR, it is something in the air Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:46:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18191@/talks/discussions image

  • Fully mechanical shutter
  • Flash sync speed of 1/60
  • Eye-level SLR pentaprizm viewfinder
  • Weight: 690g
  • Nikon F mount
  • Manual shutter dial with 1/2, 1/4, 1/8/, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 and B

It is really something in the air, as film SLRs started to appear fast.

Degradation: Reflex SLR Film Camera Wed, 08 Nov 2017 23:25:19 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18171@/talks/discussions image

Reflex is a modern update of the timeless manual SLR 35mm film camera. Distinctive in its modular design, it combines contemporary mechanical and electrical engineering with the classic design of an analogue camera, making it the first newly designed manual SLR system in over 25 years.

Only thing good here is modular and changeable mount .


And it cost from £350 (normal pledge is £399). This is actually price of very good used APS-C Camera including SLRs.

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:


Best 264 or 265 Camera for under $5K Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:08:58 -0600 DrDave 18042@/talks/discussions There's a lot of cams out there--what do ppl think is the best one for under $5K? The catch? Must be able to record either h.264 and/or h.265 (including all variants like Sony). Raw and so on is a plus, and would be nice to have in addition to a compressed format, but for long events it's a deal breaker.

"I'm back" - Another probably-vaporware digital back on kickstarter Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:58:04 -0600 eatstoomuchjam 18014@/talks/discussions Some guy built a prototype using a Raspberry Pi Zero and its camera module, but he claims that if he gets funding, he'll have some mystery camera company build him a dedicated board with a better sensor with higher megapixel count. Good news - the entire setup will increase your film camera to only 3x its original size and have a big block sticking out of the back which will probably make it hard to look through the viewfinder (presumably that's why he's promoting the ability to preview on a smartphone)...

Looking for the best used APS-C option, Canon? Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:09:29 -0600 JackBayer 17950@/talks/discussions Hi! I am looking into buying a used DLSR (mainly for photos) for a friend who's going on a longer trip to Canada. The budget is about 500-700 Euros, that should include a versatile lens. As I have nearly no experience with Canons I turn to you with this question: Which model and lens or kit should I look into?

Thank you very much for your input!

Action Camera 4K Wifi 20MP WIMIUS L1 Waterproof Sports Cam Wed, 02 Aug 2017 04:23:43 -0600 kerlly 17446@/talks/discussions Anyone suggest to buy this camera WIMIUS L1? I need to use it for beaches. I need a camera that balance the white and can resist to different temperatures...

GH5 or A6500 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:33:24 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 17368@/talks/discussions If you had to buy just one camera for photo and video (short films), what would you choose?. Although starting the A6500 is better for still photo than the GH5.


5d Mark iii ML Raw or Gh5? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 02:23:07 -0600 soulofrev2 17334@/talks/discussions Has anyone used both 5d Mark iii Raw and the Gh5 for video work? Im going to buy one but I cant decide which?

I had a Blackmagic Cinema Camera which i sold, though I loved the image!

I had a Sony 6300 which I sold, im not getting on with Sonys that much.

Im seeing some really good footage with the Gh5.

But I still keep coming back to Canon ML raw, which has such a great image.

So do I go for a Gh5 with a speed booster or a 5d mark iii??


Chris :)

Gh5 monitor dimming issue Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:58 -0600 sebolla 17207@/talks/discussions Hi,my gh5 monitors dims after 2/5 sec when press the record's very annoying that the screen goes darker,i've turned off all the energy options but it still happens...anyone having the same issue??

GH2 - 2016 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:20:40 -0700 Pluttiplutt 14520@/talks/discussions I can get a used GH2 for about 250$. Is a hacked GH2 today in 2016 still one of the best videocameras, if I don't want to use 4k?

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

Looking for recommendation for camera with easily accessible HDMI output + wifi control Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:59:31 -0700 csync 16466@/talks/discussions Hey guys! A friend of mine asked me for a camera recommendation and I figured I would check in here first.

He's looking for:

  • Wifi controllable
  • Reliable HDMI output (a lot of cameras seem to cripple their HDMI out with unstable outputs)
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • As inexpensive as possible (isn't this always the case?)

Currently I am considering recommending the Sony a6300 and the Panasonic GH4. Anything else I should take a look at? The HDMI signal is going to be used to overlay with some other visual data from another camera, so the more reliable and stable the better. I remember the GH2/4 previously having some issues with this.

Appreciate your time, thanks guys!

Kinefinity? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:22:35 -0700 rplatte 16442@/talks/discussions Hey, everyone. I'm looking into the Kinefinity TERRA cameras for an upcoming production. The color science looks amazing, and matches nicely with my GH2, and I can wrangle BlackMagic footage to work, too. Anybody have experience with their brand, or any recommendations?

Printer that Shoots Stills and FullHD Video: Polaroid Snap Touch Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:42:35 -0700 markr041 16353@/talks/discussions The Polaroid Snap Touch is a $179 Bluetooth-enabled camera that prints pictures. Or is it a $179 Bluetooth printer that takes stills and video?

In any case, it takes 13 megapixel stills and shoots FullHD video at 30.00 fps and instantly prints 2x3 pictures (which you can also edit), from it or even from your smartphone if you connect by bluetooth.

It has a touch screen for settings and viewing that enables touch screen focusing (better than most of those expensive Sony's!). It takes microsd cards up to 128 GBs.

Here is a test video, taken straight from the camera with no re-compression, except what Vimeo does:

This video was shot with the blue version, but you can get pink, white, black, red, or purple. polaroidrumors says that blue produces the best image quality. I hope that someone (else) does the comparison so we can know for sure which one is best.

Oh yes, you get a wrist lanyard and 10 sheets of paper in the box. And, it has a magnetic lens cap.

Analog film slr advice (esp. regarding mount compability) Nikon F3, Canon F1 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:01:32 -0700 VortekShow 16165@/talks/discussions Hello guys,

I am looking to buy a film slr but want to use cool old vintage lenses like m42 screw mount, minolta, contax etc (I already have some) and therefore look for a camera that allows lens adapting. Which mount respectively camera would you go with? SLR's I am interested in (price not bigger than 250€ preferably lower): Nikon F3 Canon F1 Olympus OM 4 Minolta XK (you can also recommend others)

absolute cheapest 4k camera with zoom lens and unlimited rec time? Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:56:48 -0700 fatpig 16162@/talks/discussions I'm looking for a the cheapest 4k camera that has a zoom lens and can be set/hacked to unlimited rec time. I want to set it up on a tripod for live shows, for personal and youtube use later on. thanks guys :)

Help to choose my next run&gun camera Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:06:59 -0700 harryharry 16095@/talks/discussions I am looking for a small camera system for traveling. I do a lot of wilderness trips where I have to carry the gear for days so size and weight needs to be taken into consideration. I will use the camera 70% for photo and 30% video.

I just sold of a GH2 and a Nikon D750. I really liked the GH2 for video. Not so much as a photo camera. The D750 was an excellent photo camera and the video quality was good. However the camera and good full frame lenses are heavy. The camera needed to be mounted on a tripod or a rig to get usable video. The AF for fast moving subjects for video was not so good and MF with LCD was difficult. In the end I decided to sell both cameras to find one smaller and lighter camera that can do both.

My wishes are as following:

  • Not too heavy and big
  • Weather sealing for camera and lens
  • 70% for photo 30% for video
  • One large range all-round lens with good image quality (I have lots of good primes with Nikon mount)
  • Good stabilization for video since I most of the time do not bring a tripod, monopod or rig.
  • Mic in for external microphone (For critical things I use an external recorder)

Options I have been looking at:

Panasonic G80/G85 with 12-60 kit lens (Then maybe upgrade to the Leica 12-60 when it becomes available)

  • Small and light system with good photo and video quality
  • Stabilization not as good as Olympus
  • A lot of camera for the money

Olympus Om-D MarkII with 12-100 lens

  • Expensive
  • Video quality not as good as G85?
  • Impressive stabilization
  • Seems very rugged with good weather sealing (Better than Panasonic?)

Panasonic GH5

  • Many details still unknown and an unknown release date
  • Better video features than I need?

What do you think? Any other cameras I should consider?

1000$ camera... what is the best choice (mainly for video)? Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:07:55 -0600 lumixmaxgh3 14858@/talks/discussions Panasonic GH4 (v-log) Samsung NX1 (upcoming hack) Sony a6300 (S-log3)

your opinion?

Help a teem with limited budget to choose a good camera Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:07:45 -0700 camerahacks 16019@/talks/discussions Hello everyone.

Thank you for a great site.

I'm a teenager from the UK that wants to learn photography as a hobby. After I realised my mobile phone photo shots were rubbish, I've been slowly saving to buy a camera. But with so much choice out there, I don't know which one to go for. My dad used to have a 2009 Panasonic FZ38 which I know is now a bit on the old side, but it did have good quality photos.

Forgive me as I'm on a very tight budget. I want a camera within £200 (approx $250) range for a second-hand one. I'm not too fussed if it's slightly outdated or doesn't have stuff like wifi etc.

The main features I'm looking for are:

  • As good quality photos as possible
  • Can do good Bokeh effects and aperture is as low as possible
  • Can do 1080p movies at least at 30fps

Bonus Features (if possible)

  • Hackable to allow for improvements
  • Wireless
  • Can exchange lens
  • Not too bulky
  • If it can be modern with good features then that would be great

So what can you guys recommend?

Google Jump Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:15:49 -0600 alcomposer 13088@/talks/discussions AKA the video UFO, or "much to do with a f**k load of gopros"

What we know so far:

  • 16 Cameras
  • Uses image computation to render 360 VR & 3D VR Scene, AKA Lightfield
  • Image computation may be too power hungry to run on a single computer- (maybe Google Compute?)
  • Youtube is now 360VR Aware- use python script to activate- with equirectangular video (4k looks like max)
  • GoPros have an extended battery (possibly the orange thing in the photo)
  • GoPros are also synced
  • Google experimenting with best material for UFO. Plastic - Metal - Wood - Unobtainium, final design will be available online
  • Looks like there may be a fisheye element on front of each camera, (otherwise how is the top & bottom captured)
Hasselblad V1D concept camera Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:40:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15763@/talks/discussions image

Product page -


What happens when you combine the fundamental principles behind the classic Hasselblad cameras with cutting edge technology, modern production methods and contemporary design? The V1D 4116 Concept is a study created to explore the Hasselblad heritage to find new ways of designing innovative cameras for the future. Hasselblad’s engineers and designers came up with a modular concept with a square format (75MP) inspired by the classic Hasselblad V Camera.

One of the fundamental principles behind the design of the V1D is the modular approach. Hasselblad has created a uniquely flexible platform for photographers to set up the camera to suit their specific needs.

The camera body is more or less a black box, carefully machined out of a solid block of aluminium, carrying fixings for modules on 4 sides. The top and the back surface can carry modules that cover the entire surface such as displays, viewfinders and holders for accessories. The left and right hand surfaces have round fixings for controls and grips. The photographer can choose where to place the display – or if needed it is possible to have two displays. Users can have a viewfinder on the top and a display at the back. The camera can be used with the robust, but generic grip or held like a classic V Camera to reach the exposure button in the front.

With the V1D being completely modular, left-handed photographers can also configure the camera perfectly for their needs, with the rotary dial controls for aperture and shutter speed placed on either the left or right hand side. All in all, there are many ways to personalize the V1D. The proportions of the body have been carefully developed to find the perfect blend between a modern product expression and the classic Hasselblad silhouette.

Best Cameras for YouTube Videos Sat, 03 Sep 2016 03:23:35 -0600 MikeLinn 15647@/talks/discussions

Shootout DVPRO 2016 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:43:54 -0600 MikeLinn 15479@/talks/discussions

Olfi 4K action cam with Sony Exmor-R sensor Mon, 02 May 2016 20:41:23 -0600 silverfox 15035@/talks/discussions Interesting and cheap new action cam - £125. Apparently, compatible with GOPRO accessories. It has some desirable features - Gyro image stabilisation, HDR mode, ISO limits can be set at 100, 400 and 1600. It also has option for automatic “Fisheye” reduction and frequency selection (50HZ - 60HZ). Video specs are quite OK too:

4K  –  24fps  –  (3840×2160 pixels – interpolated from 2880×2160 pixels)
 2.5K  –  30fps  –  (2560×1440 pixels)
 1440p – 30fps – (1920×1440 pixels – produces super wide 4:3 aspect ratio)
 1080p  –  30/60fps  –  (1920×1080 pixels)
 720p  –  120fps  –  (1280×720 pixels)
 VGA  –  30fps  –  (640×480 pixels)

More info at their site -

Leica M-D - digital camera without screen Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:16:58 -0600 karl 15026@/talks/discussions With some embarrasment I read that Leica actually releases a digital camera without screen. (See also:


Their "monochrome only" camera was already pretty retro, but ok, not having a Bayer patterned sensor does have some advantages should one really be interested in monochrome photography, only.

But a digital camera without a screen? To "not spoil the suspense of what your pictures look like before you watch them back at home"? Seriously?

That's the kind of over-the-top retro nonsense no reasonable person would buy. What's next? A Leica without shutter, were like with the 19th-century camera you temporarily remove a lens cap manually to time exposure?

I would rather like to see Leica contributing to the future of photography then to reliving its past...

Camera Resolution for Video: MTF - Modular Transfer Function Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:55:53 -0700 tida 14681@/talks/discussions Hi, I currently develop a tool which should display an MTF curve in real time from monitor screen. This should be the best method to analyse perceived sharpness or resolution. I used several cameras like GH2, OMD EM 5 mark II, iPhone 6s... As soon as it comes to video I can hardly see any difference in resolution according MTF50 value. At 50% it's always 2pixels difference between black and white and hence the optimum which could be achieved.

Something here I miss or I do wrong. The discussion about resolution compared to different cameras goes on and on but I cannot track differences down by the MTF method.

Below you can see just the tool which I called evaluSCOPE as well as a 400% crop of the sine wave test pattern grapped by 1080p with an old FD 35mm lens at F2.0 using the Olympus OMD EM 5 mark II: