Phil Rhodes injects some reality into the current race for megapixels
It's been some time now since the digital stills fraternity stopped worrying about megapixels, at least to the extent that the Canon EOS 5D mark 3 was designed with only trivially greater resolution than its predecessor.
Most people assume that quad/hexacopters are built that way because they're easy to position in space. But wait till you see this
We can't help being fascinated when people try to use very old techniques with very new technology, and here's a case in point
Here's a really good side-by-side comparison between Canon's EOS 5D mk III (with the Magic Lantern mod) RAW output and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
With video cameras now sporting 4K video - that's the equivalent of 8 Megapixels, each frame is capable of looking like a pretty decent still photograph. This means that not only can you grab high quality frames from video to use in still image media, it might actually be the best way in the future to do still photography, because you will have a wonderful, 24 or even 60 frames per second to choose your stills from
Canon has announced the release of the worlds smallest and lightest DSLR camera which, in America, will go by the name of the Rebel SL1 and in Europe as the EOS 100D
This has been a long time coming, and we never actually thought we'd see it: a clean HDMI output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. What does this mean and why is it important?