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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Camera Equipment, including the Canon EOS R6 Review.

I covered a siege in a street at night this week.

25,600 ASA was perfect on a 5D3 for news use. That's a professional use. Would I shoot portraits for wall hanging at that, well no.

Made by philtaylorphoto on 28 Nov 2020 8:16PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I wish reviewers would stop seeing the lack of forward swivelling screens as a "con". Yes, some people may wish the Z6II had one, but others (me included) are glad that it doesn't. I'm not a vlogger, nor do I take photos of myself. A tilting screen is ideal for my use case, though I would prefer something on the lines of the Fuji, which also tilts when the camera is in portrait orientation. It sounds like the reviewer was scraping the barrel to look for negative points. The battery life can be addressed by getting the grip, and 4K is coming.

Made by Cynog on 18 Nov 2020 12:09PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Interesting review. A lot of existing Z series users would like to know how much improvement in AF there is now the camera has dual processors. Ive been very happy with the AF in my Z6/Z7 since firmware 3.0 for almost any subject but prefer my D500 3D AF mode for fast moving action - would be good to know how the mark II cameras compare to the Mark ones for AF performance.

Made by stevedigip on 18 Nov 2020 11:44AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I am using this super camera more than 5 years and i think it is the best..

Made by roughall on 14 Nov 2020 6:25PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I am using this super camera more than 5 years and i think it is the best..

Made by roughall on 14 Nov 2020 6:23PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

With the latest rumours that JIP are going to focus on Pro stuff this rather special little camera line may be coming to an end. I do hope not and it is spared. It fixes the electronic shutter being exiled in to a special mode so more back on course.

Made by Greynerd on 31 Oct 2020 4:08PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

It’s obvious that the writer of this review has not spent much time with this camera because they state the 4K video as a strength of the camera - but dozens of other reviews point out the camera quick shutdown and needing to cool down for some time when shooting 4K video.

Made by DonaldS1000 on 9 Oct 2020 4:45AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Having compared the R6 against tests of other marques at higher ISOs it does appear to be competitive in terms of performance. I don't know what's going on with the images in this review - perhaps noise reduction was set to high - a massive amount of detail seems to be smeared away at ISO25600.

As for the term 'usable' that's a pretty moveable feast isn't it? You could argue the preposterous ISO 3m+ output from the Nikon flagships is usable for certain applications, but they're the sort of 'image' you could arrive at by taking an underexposed image captured at ISO 12800 and banging on the equivalent number of exposure boost in Photoshop. The main aim being to claim bagging rights for maximum sensitivity when it really is of no practical value.

Doing the comparisons it did shock me a little that the size for size output R6 to Panasonic G9 [which has only a quarter of the sensor area] the difference in performance was only a bit over one stop rather than the two you would expect. The full frame S Panasonic possibly opened up slightly more of a gap, but not by much. I'm not sure what to take from that - IBIS in the smaller format seems a tad more effective too which lessens the difference further in the right circumstances. Perhaps there are slightly more gains to be made in the larger format, noise wise? There is of course the advantage of more dynamic range and more effective subject isolation control at the trickier close quarters photography.

Made by ChrisV on 7 Oct 2020 12:45PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

High ISO performance is IMPRESSIVE. Anything at and beyond ISO 12800 for any camera brand is for documentation purposes where absolute image quality takes a step back because, capturing the moment is paramount. If a photo is usable for social media it counts as usable. Social media is a fact of life. Using very high ISO for any professional job that requires the absolute photo quality and detail capture is out of question no matter what kind of camera or brand one uses. To declare any brand that very high ISO performance of its cameras are not usable is loaded with personal agenda. usability of an image also depends on the size of final image and the platform it is used for.

Made by oselimg on 7 Oct 2020 7:55AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply


Quote:Noise performance is particularly impressive, with the camera retaining detail in images, even as the ISO speed increases.

Really? You describe the images at ISO 25,600 and perhaps even 51,200 as 'usable'. They might be usable for web, or small prints, but in the samples you've published [including the colour charts] detail is as smeary as a not particularly good smartphone image. I think it's a pretty disappointing performance - I'd like to see how it stacks up against other marques. 'Impressive' is not the word that readily springs to mind.

Made by ChrisV on 6 Oct 2020 11:35AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply