Five Reasons To Prefer Full Frame Over APS-C and Micro 4/3

Micro 4/3

A video about the never ending dispute on what’s better among sensor size and format. Do you prefer full frame over APS-C and Micro 4/3?

In the video below Manny Ortiz lists five reasons that make him prefer full frame cameras over APS-C and Micro 4/3. Personally I’m a big fan of APS-C sensors and don’t see any full frame advantage for at least 90% of the pictures I take. I take pics mainly on travel and abroad and highly value every bit of weight I can avoid. For me APS-C, especially with Canon’s recent sensors, is the way to go. The needs of other photographers might be different, and if you shoot a lot in low light or at night then a full frame sensor is likely the better way to go.

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Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta Review (free and valuable, DPReview)

Canon Rumor Canon EOS Webcam Utility

In an unexpected and really nice move, a few weeks ago Canon released the free EOS Webcam Utility Beta software to help homeworkers and others who needed a webcam because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Kudos Canon!

DPReview published a short review of the EOS Webcam Utility Beta. They write:

In the end, I have to applaud Canon for making the effort to create this software quickly enough to allow locked-down workers to take advantage of it. It’s free, it’s valuable, and it could really benefit a ton of people out there with minimal effort. It may not be the best solution for everyone, but for at-home workers that still need to keep up professional appearances, this is a fantastic option. We find ourselves hopeful that more videoconferencing software will be supported in the near future.

You an download the beta version of the software here. Help can be found in the Canon support forum. These Canon gear is supported:

Canon EOS Webcam Utility
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Real World Experiences With a $6500 Camera

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review, a real-world review of a $6,500 camera.

Coming from the folks at SLR Lounge, the 16 minutes video below is a very good real-world review of Canon’s flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark III.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews are listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

The new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X III DLSR Camera features:

  • New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200i
  • New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep Learning Technology
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for fast control of the AF Point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90%x100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 frames-per-second in optical viewfinder shooting and up to 20 fps while in Live View shooting with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CFexpress card slots
  • 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2
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Test Shows Strong Rolling Shutter Artifacts On Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Compared To Sony a9 II

Sony A9 Ii

Guess the video below will not make happy a lot of Canon fans. It’s about rolling shutter artifacts on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, and the lack of them on the Sony a9 II.

The video below, by liu yang, shows some rather bad rolling shutter artifacts at various settings on the EOS-1D X Mark III. No artifacts can be spotted on the Sony a9 II. Both are sports cameras, and that’s all I want to say.

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Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 Head-To-Head Comparison

Sony A7 III

Here is another mirrorless comparison, Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6, by DPReview TV.

Chris and Jordan want to see if the significant firmware updates delivered by Nikon and Canon have changed their opinion on the EOS R and Nikon Z6, and how they stand up against what they consider being the gold standard, the Sony a7 III.

We covered the Nikon Z6 and the Sony a7 III many times.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review (one quirky little lens)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review, a more budget-oriented lens option for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system.

Christopher Frost Photography posted a 12min video where he discusses the features and performance of the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM:

Is this the low(er) budget zoom lens for EOS R camera’s that we’ve been dreaming about – and how much will a surprisingly dark maximum aperture really bother you? Let me tell you now – this is one quirky little lens.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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