Compacts and Camcorders Tue, 14 Aug 18 23:32:38 -0600 Compacts and Camcorders en-CA Sony PXW-Z190 and PXW-Z280 4K 60p Camcorders Sun, 08 Apr 2018 16:41:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19409@/talks/discussions image


  • 17x zoom lens (25x optical zoom for Z190), Full manual control rings for focus, iris, zoom
  • PXW-Z190 - 3x 1/3” CMOS sensors
  • PXW-Z280 - 3x 1/2″ CMOS sensors
  • 4K 60fps 4:2:2 10-bit recording
  • Three independent rings for focus, iris and zoom
  • XAVC Intra/Long, MPEG HD422/MPEG HD and DVCAM
  • Uses SxS or SD cards
  • Proxy automatic parallel recording
  • 12G-SDI output
  • Electronic variable ND filter
  • S-Log3 or Instant HDR workflows
  • Advanced Face Detection AF
  • Streaming and FTP with Integrated Wi-Fi module, Cellular modem or Ethernet connector
  • Supports XDCAM air (QoS Streaming, Remote Control, Metadata)
  • 4ch Audio recording with independent volume control, Dual MI Shoe

Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:36:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 452@/talks/discussions

You can read press release here:

I'll just focus on two things,

First. It has full manual movie mode.

Second. List of modes make me optimistic about next cameras:

AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (17Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
AVCHD: 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (17Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
MP4: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25p (20Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
MP4: 1280 x 720 pixels, 25p (10Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)

We see that progressive container is present and bitrate is raised.
So, with very high probability we'll see higher bitrates and more fps choice in next GH.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:53:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20218@/talks/discussions

GoPro Hero 7 topic Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:46:32 -0600 EspenB 19918@/talks/discussions After the discovery that the Hero(2018) is hardware identical to the Hero5 it might not come as a suprise to learn that the Hero7 seems to feature the same hardware as the Hero6. Only packaging and firmware might differ this year!

The model number SPCH1 is exactly the same as the GoPro Hero6.

The new GoPro action camera does not get a new name. The recent inspections of the device show that GoPro sticks to the usual designation and chooses Hero7 Black. For example, the action camera was approved last month by the Canadian ISED under this name with the model number SPCH1. Presumably this was not desirable as this inspection was quickly removed from the database. The screenshot below, however, shows that the Hero7 Black is indeed inspected including the product name and the model number.

Panasonic FT7 - one of the last Panasonic compacts ever Fri, 11 May 2018 09:07:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19686@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.4mp Live MOS 1/2.3" sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom lens, f/3.3-4.9, 28-128mm equiv.
  • 3" screen, 1040K dots
  • 1170K dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), with dioptre adjustment
  • 4K UHD video, 30,25,24fps
  • 4K photo, 30fps (8mp images)
  • 31m waterproof
  • 2m shockproof
  • 10C freezeproof
  • Shockproof (100kgf)
  • Dustproof
  • 10fps continuous shooting (5fps with C-AF)
  • ISO 80 to ISO 3200 (extends to ISO6400)
  • Wi-Fi, Altimeter, Compass
  • Flash, LED light
  • Available in black, blue or orange

Video Samples


Panasonic HC-WXF991, VXF981 and other 4K camcorders Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:33:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14381@/talks/discussions image

Gopro: From bad to worse Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:24:30 -0700 EspenB 18463@/talks/discussions

"My research suggests that GoPro is not having a good holiday season. Consequently, I don’t think fourth quarter numbers will be that good. Considering more than a third of this year’s revenues are expected to be generated in the fourth quarter, bad Q4 numbers could send the stock to new lows."

"GoPro’s Bad Holiday 2017 It doesn’t look like GoPro cameras and drones are selling that well this holiday season. While GoPro cameras are the best-selling action camcorders at Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY), it looks like this whole action camera space is shrinking.

Just look at search interest trends for GoPro’s cameras over time. Each new product launches to less fanfare than prior products. The Hero4 had higher search interest than the Hero5, which had higher search interest than the Hero6. This is a bearish trend that only accelerated this year, implying GoPro action cameras aren’t a popular gift item this year."

Here in Norway the biggest consumer electronics retailers have started a price dump on the Hero6 which is now rebated by more than 100 euro.

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Mon, 23 Jul 2018 22:40:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20119@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.3mp small sensor
  • 40x Optical Zoom
  • DIGIC 8 (read - issues with 4K video)
  • 5 Axis vibration reduction
  • 10 frames / sec (no AF!), and 7,4fps with AF
  • 7.4fps
  • 4K Video with time restrictions
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3.0" Tiltable LCD
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 110.1mm x 63.8mm x 39.9mm
  • 299g
  • Black and Silver colors
  • $399 at
Sony PXW-Z90 and HXR-NX80 camcorders Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:35:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17756@/talks/discussions image


October announcement.

We see same approach as Canon - universal body.

GoPro Hero 6 - from rumours to delivery Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:56:33 -0600 EspenB 17457@/talks/discussions image

Canon XF400 and XF405 4K 60fps Camcorders Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:12:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17717@/talks/discussions image


Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:47:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18872@/talks/discussions image


  • Android 8.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9810 LSI, both octa core
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5 LE
  • MicroSD slot
  • USB 3.1 port
  • NFC and MST
  • 3.5mm jack, stereo speakers
  • Samsung S9
    • 5,8" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3000mAh battery
    • $999 price
  • Samsung S9+
    • 6,2" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 2 x 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 6GB RAM
    • 128GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3500mAh battery
    • $1299 price

Samsung marketing will pitch S9+ especially, as most expensive flagship phone to date.
Focus will be on rich people.

Olympus TG-5 topic Sat, 20 May 2017 07:23:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16974@/talks/discussions image

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:18:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12509@/talks/discussions
  • Ambarella A7LS image processor
  • 16 megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI CMOSsensor
  • F2.8 155 ° super wide-angle lens
  • Three-axis gravity sensor
  • 1080P 60fps/ 1080P 48fps / 1080P 30fps / 1080P 24fps / 960P 60fps / 960P 48fps / 720P 120fps / 720P 60fps / 720P 48fps / 480P 240fps
  • Audio - Dual-channel, 96KHz sampling, 92dBA SNR.
  • Photo - 4608×3456 maximum resolution
  • Time lapse - 0.5S / 1S / 2S 5S / 10S / 30S / 60S
  • $64 price in china, slightly higher in their international shop

    Apple iPhone X match Samsung with $1000 price Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:58:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17733@/talks/discussions

    IDOLCAM - Pocket 4K Vlogging camera Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:27:20 -0600 jleo 19928@/talks/discussions image



    3 axis Gimbal: A mini 3 axis gimbal with close-loop sensors and motors that stabilize the lens to achieve stable video.

    Magnetic Interchangeable Lens: One of the kind lens mounting system leveraging the readily available M12 lens from the action camera and security camera industry. Making lens changes a snap!

    Magnetic Interchangeable Ring light: Even lighting to fill in shadow on user's face. Making lighting changes a snap!

    Magnetic Interchangeable Animal spot light: Mysterious mood lighting on the subject, providing lighting on the central area of the frame only.

    180 Rotational Touchscreen: Preview for selfie shots and video recording when looking down. Also allow quick navigation toreview video and change settings.

    Moving TimeLapse: Dynamic Time-lapse without the need for additional motorized time-lapse head.

    Remote Framing: Allow users to control the angle of the lens with our App through the smartphone. User will be able to preview video and snap the perfect selfies and self narrative video remotely and no longer limited by the arms length.

    Frame Rates: 4K/30fps, 4K/25fps, 2.7K/30fps, 2.5K/60fps, 2.5K/30fps, 1080/120fps, 1080/60fps, 1080/30fps, 720/240fps (24fps in development)

    Mic Port: Connect to external mic to get high audio quality.

    RC control and Drone Port: Extension to more application such as drones and filming remotely.

    APP: Preview of images and video and ability to control the aim of the lens remotely (in development)

    4th Axis: A mechanical spring device that reduce in vertical movement from walking, jogging that all 3 axis gimbal can not completely compensate. It can also serve as a handle. (Optional)

    Battery Grip: This serve as a handle and provides additional power for a full day operation and can also charge smartphones too. (Optional)

    GoPro HERO (2018) hardware identical to Hero5! Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:39:57 -0600 EspenB 19917@/talks/discussions

    We purchased a GoPro HERO (2018) the other day and after some cursory inspection we realized this camera is actually a GoPro HERO5 with the firmware crippled. To confirm our hypothesis, we decided to trick the camera to loading the GoPro HERO5 software. It loaded properly and all the features were unlocked. Even GPS and 4K at 30fps work great!

    DxO ONE for your iPhone, 1" sensor and F1.8 lens Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:59:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13211@/talks/discussions image



    • 13.2 x 8.8 mm 20.2MP sensor, BSI
    • Video - only 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 120fps (H.264)
    • 32mm F1.8 lens
    • Focus range: 20 cm – Infinity
    • 1/8000 to 15s shutter
    • lack of OIS
    • Tiny OLED screen with settings display, touch control
    • Shoots raw images
    • microSD UHS-I U3 support
    • 108 grams
    • 2.65” x 1.9” x 1”
    • Works with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iOS 8 or later
    • $479 at

    See more at

    Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Rugged Compact Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:16:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18858@/talks/discussions image


    FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the FinePix XP130, the newest addition to the rugged XP series. The XP130 is the first in the line to feature the latest Bluetooth® technology for easy to use, instant image transfer, and is also equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection to provide even greater versatility. Equipped with a FUJINON lens and four rugged protection features in a lightweight body, the new XP130 is durable and delivers high quality images, making it the perfect companion for any kind of adventure.

    Four-Way Rugged Protection for Worry-Free Use

    The XP130 is waterproof up to 65 feet / 20 meters, shockproof up to 5.7 feet / 1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F / -10°C and dustproof, and features a protective, double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. With a grip design for firm one-handed grip, the new XP130 is designed for ease of use and is tough enough for shooting in all situations.

    Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN Connectivity for Photo Transfer and Instax Printing

    Now featuring the latest Bluetooth® technology, the XP130 can instantly transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, while syncing time and location information from the camera to the images. Utilizing the free "FUJIFILM Camera Remote" app, users can take advantage of this new feature to quickly and easily share photos and videos with family or friends. Images can even be transferred from the XP130 directly to an Instax SHARE™ Printer.

    Premium Image Quality Achieved with High-Performance Sensor and Lens

    The new XP130 is equipped with a 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm wide-angle setting and provides unique color reproduction technology and advanced sharpness to deliver outstanding image quality. With Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, the optical zoom range can be doubled to 10x, and, utilizing optical image stabilization, the XP130 minimizes the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions.

    Compact and lightweight with a Large LCD monitor and Ease of Use Design

    Compact and lightweight, the new XP130 features a large 3.0-inch 920K-dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective, enabling users to comfortably check composition and pictures taken in bright daylight or underwater. The operation buttons on the XP130 are of optimal size and positioned to enable smooth operation and ease of use even while wearing gloves or holding the camera with one hand.

    Versatile Shooting Functions for Enhanced Photography

    The XP130 features a new Electronic Level feature that is particularly useful when capturing horizontal subjects such as beautiful landscapes, scenery or architecture. There is also a new Eye Detection feature that is designed to focus on the eyes of the subject, enabling the user to capture portraits with ease. Additional features include Cinemagraph mode that produces still images with moving elements, the Time-Lapse Video function that automatically converts images to video format utilizing the interval timer, the Burst Mode that captures up to 10 fps and smooth HD video recording of 60 fps.

    FinePix XP130 Key Features:

    • 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle setting
      • Intelligent Digital Zoom function extends zoom range up to 10x
    • Four-way protection:
      • Waterproof up to 65 feet/20 meters, shockproof to 5.7 feet/1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F/ -10°C and dust proof
    • Compact lightweight design with 3.0 inch 920K dot high definition LCD monitor with anti-reflective coating
    • Bluetooth® Pairing and Wireless LAN connectivity, Smartphone Transfer and the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app
      • Transfer photos and videos from the XP130 to your smartphone or tablet, or directly to the Instax SHARE SP-2 or SP-3 Printer for quick, high-quality prints
    • Scene Recognition Mode quickly determines the scene before optimizing focus, exposure and shutter speed for best possible results
      • Underwater and underwater macro functions available
    • Electronic Level Feature: Can be used to capture a horizontal subjects
      • Eye Detection feature helps to capture portraits easily by automatically focusing on subject's eyes
    • Remote Shooting function: Allows for wireless connection from the XP130 to a smartphone or tablet for remote camera operations such as releasing the shutter or zooming in and out
    • Interval Timer Shooting: Automatically shoots any number of images in set intervals
      • Interval can be set to either 5 or 10 minutes, or 15, 30 or 60 seconds
    • Burst Mode up to 10 fps, and Advanced Burst Mode capable of shooting at up to 60 fps
    • TimeLapse Video: Automatically converts images taken with interval timer to video
      • Frame rates of 10fps, 30fps or 60 fps can be selected along with three different types of movie size, including full HD. Allows for capturing transitions in nature from a stationary point, such as sunsets or opening flowers
    • Cinemagraph mode: Produces still images with moving elements
    • Motion Panorama 360° function for superb panoramic shots, and the Advanced Filter function to create advanced artistic effects with ease
      • Select from 11 filters when taking pictures or 7 filters during video recording
    • Records smooth Full HD video at 1080/60p with a dedicated movie button
    • Wind Filter Setting: reduces wind noise which is often a problem with outdoor movie recording

    Availability and Pricing

    The FinePix XP130 will be released in March 2018 in the U.S. and Canada for USD$229.95 and CAD $239.99.

    Kodak PIXPRO SP360-4K action camera Mon, 07 Sep 2015 07:37:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13669@/talks/discussions image


    • 12 megapixels, BSI CMOS sensor
    • Fixed focus lens (f/2.8) that takes 360° spherical images
    • Viewing options: Dome (235°), Front, Global (360°), Ring, Segment (180° front and 180°rear) or Panorama mode
    • High speed videos 1280 x 720 (120fps); plays back with normal 50fps speed.
    • 4K HD videos in 2028 x 2028 (50fps) (not 4K, in fact)
    • Dimensions/weight: 46.5 x 50 x 53 mm/121 g
    Huawei P20 with triple cameras Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:50:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19198@/talks/discussions

    JVC HM250U, GY-HM250SP, GY-HM180U Camcorders Sat, 07 Apr 2018 21:03:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19406@/talks/discussions

    WAYNE, NJ (April 5, 2018) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras. Among other new features, the new GY-HM250U offers integrated graphics and live streaming, while the GY-HM250SP adds sports-specific score overlays. Also new, the GY-HM180U sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras without built-in streaming or graphics.

    Designed for enhanced single-camera production, the GY-HM250U offers lower-third and full-screen titling solutions for recorded or streamed video output without an external CG or production switcher. Lower-third graphic overlays are generated and controlled using a browser-equipped device, such as a tablet or smartphone. JVC also provides a software utility that lets customers upload logos or icons that are displayed in the lower-third of the recorded video.


    Full-screen graphics can be advanced manually or presented as a slideshow during extended breaks in the action with user-defined timing. Users can store up to 50 .JPG or .PNG graphics, such as team logos or religious icons, in the camera. Worship facilities, for example, can display scripture readings or lyrics, with the operator manually advancing graphics during the service.

    The GY-HM250SP’s score overlays for football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and volleyball can be placed in various screen positions. Camera operators can update the score using an external Wi-Fi connected smartphone or tablet, or receive real-time scoreboard data automatically when wirelessly connected to a Sportzcast Scorebot that is integrated with the venue’s scoreboard.

    Both the GY-HM250U and GY-HM250SP also feature built-in streaming with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity that provides live access to CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube. The cameras also work as part of JVC’s S.L.I.M. studio camera system, an affordable approach to multi-camera production that uses the RM‑LP100 remote camera control as a CCU for JVC IP-capable cameras.

    Other new features include 4:2:2 recording for 4K/30p and 4K/24p, as well as 4K/60p HDMI output. The new tele macro shooting mode on the GY‑HM250U and GY‑HM250SP provides better focus on close objects than previous models, while the new Zero Config function provides automatic, one-click configuration of the camera when it joins the same LAN as other cameras.


    The new GY-HM250U replaces the current GY-HM200U and GY-HM200HW models, while the new GY-HM250SP with integrated sports graphic overlays replaces the GY‑HM200SP. An upgrade to the popular GY-HM170U, the GY-HM180U still outputs live 4K via HDMI, but also adds a 3G-SDI output for connectivity flexibility.

    Beyond the upgrades, GY-HM250U, GY-HM250SP, and GY-HM180U retain the professional features valued in the previous 4KCAM models, including a 1/2.3-inch BSI 4K CMOS imager and integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer. The cameras record footage in a variety of file formats and frame rates (including up to 120fps slow motion) to economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Users can record on two cards simultaneously for instant backup or use relay mode for extended recording time. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs, integrated handle with hot shoe, built-in microphone and dedicated shotgun mic mount, and viewfinder and LCD displays.

    The GY-HM180U has an MSRP of $1,795, the GY-HM250U has an MSRP of $2,245, and the GY-HM250SP has an MSRP of $2,595. All three models will be available in May.

    Yi Lite Camera Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:33:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17776@/talks/discussions

    It is 1080p60 only, but cheap.

    Panasonic TZ90 ZS70 camera topic Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:49:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16756@/talks/discussions image


    • Small 20.3mp MOS sensor (total number of pixels - 21.1 million)
    • 24mm starting, 30x zoom lens
    • Touch panel LCD monitor with 180 degree tilt
    • Built-in viewfinder with 0.46× magnification and 1,166,000 dots resolution
    • "4K Photo" "4K Selphie" modes
    • Post Focus and Focus stacking
    • 112.0 × 67.3 × 41.2 mm
    • 322 g (including battery and memory card), 280 g (body only)
    • June 15, 2017 release
    • $447
    • Available at

    Video modes

    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 10 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
    Nikon Coolpix W300 Wed, 31 May 2017 06:36:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17061@/talks/discussions image

    Nikon Coolpix P900 83x Ultrazoom Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:58:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12510@/talks/discussions image

    • 16MP CMOS sensor
    • 83x 24-2000mm optical zoom
    • 3.0" Vari-angle LCD display with 921K dots
    • 7fps Continuous Shooting
    • EVF
    • Side Zoom Control Button
    • Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction)
    • 1080p HD Video
    • Stereo Audio Recording
    • Time Lapse
    • 0.012-second Shooting Lag Time (at max wide-angle)
    • Wi-Fi & NFC
    • GPS
    • Available for $596 at


    Sony PXW-Z90 plus AG-LA7200G anamorphic adapter Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:28:55 -0600 radikalfilm 19474@/talks/discussions Hi guys. I'd like to draw on your collective wisdom. If you persevere through the post you'll eventually find a question in there :-)

    I own a Sony Z90 cam and also an anamorphic adapter that came many moons ago with Panny DVX100 (1.33x squeeze). That thing was meant for SD, to bring widescreen to the original 4:3 sensor.

    Short story I mashed the two together and shot some footage a couple of nights ago at a light installations festival - in 4K no less! It just about works, except for the very widest focal (which on the Z90 is about 29-30mm in 35mm equivalent), in which case the lateral edges of the adapter enter the frame upon panning (I don't get this, see below). It expands the FOV to about 22-24mm horizontally. After desqueeze it gives an effective 5K (5120x2160), which I scaled down/reframed to both 4K Blu-ray Scope (3840x1600) and 4K DCI Scope (4096x1716).

    I shot mostly at F3.1/+12dB, so it's a worst case baseline. I haven't had the chance to shoot it stopped down in daylight yet. I will cut the night footage and put it on Vimeo for you to have a look at.

    So the question you guys think it's worth the hassle to get Scope ratio this way vs. just cropping the frame? Let's not go into the anamorphic look argument - a $100,000 Panavision lens the LA7200 isn't ... it does fetch $750 or so on Ebay though, and I could use the money. The use case for it is rather limited - wide angles and little to no camera movement. On any rapid movement the outer frame of the adapter opposite to the direction of movement juts into view momentarily - it's actually weird as I don't understand the physics of it. I will get a proper step up ring (62-72) to bring the adapter closer to the Z90 lens - I improvised with a couple of step up rings and this may have something to do with it. It's also finicky and moves out of alignment if I bump it even a bit. It can only be used on a controlled shoot. The only plus I see is that it gives me a wide angle (but only in Scope) on a camera which needs it.

    Propose a list of shots to throw at this combo, and I will do them with and without the adapter. If we kind of decide it isn't worth it I'll put it up on Ebay.

    GoPro Hero 5 Black and GoPro 5 Session topic Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:44:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15471@/talks/discussions image

    Black Specifications

    • 4K 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 1080p120
    • 6 elements, aspherical lens
    • electronic stabilization only
    • 62mm x 44.6mm x 33.7mm
    • Battery - 1220mAh, 3.85V
    • 118g with battery, 90g without
    • USB-C port, HDMI output port
    • MicroSD card usage, UHS-I compatible
    • 802.11ac support for Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.1 LE
    • GPS
    • Cloud connected
    • Internal mono mike
    • $399, 429 EUR Available at October 2nd,


    Session specifications

    Light L16 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:52:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13908@/talks/discussions

    Very strange product of startup that seems to be running out of investments.

    • $1299 price.
    • Allows to adjust focus and depth of field even after a photo is taken up to F1.2
    • 35-150mm true optical zoom (huh)
    • Good low light performance
    • Low noise
    • Uses only 3 fast prime lenses
    • Up to 52MP interpolated images
    • Sixteen 13-megapixel camera modules at three different focal lengths – 35mm (5), 70mm (5) and 150mm (6)

    Cheap GoPro Hero 1080p Camera topic Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:57:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19213@/talks/discussions image