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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC technology, in-camera creative controls, and a high-speed 49-point autofocus in both photo and video mode.
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- 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
- UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
- Full HD up to 60p
- 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
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- 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Touchscreen Monitor
- 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
- Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
- High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
- Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body
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2 Extended Life High Capacity Replacement Batteries
AC/DC Travel Charger (Includes European Adapter Plug and Car Charger)
64GB Memory Card
High Speed Memory Card Reader
Memory Card Wallet
72-Inch Heavy Duty Series Photo/Video Tripod, Versatile, fully-adjustable 3-way panhead design for SLR and video cameras
Micro HDMI Cable
Starter Kit(Mini Tabletop Tripod + LCD Screen Protector + Cleaning Set)
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- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)
- 2 Extended Life High Capacity Replacement Batteries
- AC/DC Travel Charger (Includes European Adapter Plug and Car Charger)
- 64GB Memory Card
- High Speed Memory Card Reader
- Memory Card Wallet
- 72-Inch Heavy Duty Series Photo/Video Tripod, Versatile, fully-adjustable 3-way panhead design for SLR and video cameras
- Carrying Case
- Micro HDMI Cable
- Starter Kit(Mini Tabletop Tripod + LCD Screen Protector + Cleaning Set)
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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Senior computer scientist Ashutosh Sharma breaks down the magic behind the software that gets rid of photo bombers on monument Lincoln.
We’ve all been there. You arrive at the Lincoln Memorial monument only to encounter hordes of other tourists eager to snap a photo. Chances are you’re never going to get a shot that doesn’t have a bystander in the background. Adobe’s senior computer scientist Ashutosh Sharma realizes this, and he’s working on a new software tool that will help remedy the issue. Back at Adobe’s Max design conference in October, Sharma demoed Monument Mode: a software feature that makes those annoying photobombers disappear.
Monument Mode uses a software algorithm that distinguishes between moving (people, cars, etc.) and stationary objects to help you get a clean shot. When a person or vehicle is moving, it won’t appear in the image that your phone captures. By analyzing a camera’s live view, the software gets rid of anyone who may wander into the frame before a still image is taken. The time it takes to get a good photo depends on how long those photobombers remain stationary, of course.
“I travel a lot and I like to use photo apps, but I found that whenever I tried to take a good photo at a tourist spot, there would be a number of people coming into the shot,” Sharma explained. He says that he had the idea to take a collection of images of a monument or landmark and merge them together in Photoshop or another program. That’s all well and good, but using a handful of photos to compose a single good image takes a few minutes to complete, even with something like Photoshop Elements’ built-in features designed specifically for getting rid of unwanted people.
“It struck me that the best way to do this would be right in the camera,” he continued. “That’s when the idea came for people to be able to do this live. If I wanted to get a clean shot of a monument, all I would need to do is stand still for a few seconds.”
While it may sound simple, Sharma explained that there’s a good bit of heavy lifting going on underneath the hood. In order for the software to work, it has to analyze each frame every few milliseconds, demanding a great deal of computing power. However, Sharma and his team optimized the app to efficiently use GPU power. This means the act of capturing a good image won’t be too taxing on a device. “Speed is key for the user to get instant feedback on the screen and achieve the result they really want,” he said.
“Speed is key for the user to get instant feedback on the screen and achieve the result they really want.”
The Monument Mode demo at Adobe Max was driven by software on a mobile device. However, the team isn’t sure what the final implementation will look like or when it’ll be available to lend a hand with your vacation photos. It makes sense for the final product to arrive on phones, though, as that’s how so many people capture images nowadays. Sharma said standalone cameras that allow for third-party applications and better image quality, like Sony’s RX100, are also a possibility.
“On the desktop, it’s entirely possible that, after putting together 10 shots, the final photograph is still not what I wanted,” Sharma explained. “When I’m doing it live, I know how long I need to wait. If I see that there are people moving too slowly, I can adjust to make sure that I get the shot I want.” So what happens if someone walks into the frame and stops in the middle of your capture? By increasing the capture time to add a few more frames, Monument Mode can capture one that the person won’t be in, even if they walk into the frame and stand still.
Adobe has made a big push into mobile photography over the last few years. It released Lightroom mobile for both Android and iOS and regularly added new features that delivered more desktop-like functionality to those who like to edit on a phone or tablet. With that focus on its mobile apps, it’s easy to see how something like Monument Mode would further boost those efforts.
The mobile device that was used to show off Monument Mode last year was affixed to a tripod, but how long would you need to stay still in order for the software to do its thing? “We are still not at a point where this works handheld — there are still a few things we need to work out,” he said. However, you will definitely be able to do so in the final version. “As long as you’re holding the camera as steady as if you were taking a regular photograph, it should work fine,” he added.
Sharma isn’t planning to rest easy once he’s banished interlopers from your vacation pics. He’s already looking ahead to other uses for the tech, too. Monument Mode works by analyzing the dominant pixel values of an image or frame, so it could potentially be used for things like reducing noise in images taken in low-light environments. Image quality tanks in dimly lit conditions, and a feature like that could offer a welcome improvement.
The team is also looking into the potential for using video footage rather than the live camera feed to nab that perfect image. But again, you’ll have to wait a while to be able to put Monument Mode through its paces. “We’re still trying to work out how and where all of these features come together before we release this feature,” Sharma admits. “It might not be really good for a standalone application, so we’re still trying to work all of that out.”
Thanks to the rise of small action cameras, camera stabilizers (aka gimbals) are becoming more portable than ever. Amazon has plenty of these coming from random Chinese brands, but most are either poorly designed, or only a partial solution to your problem. For instance, they often lack a handset mount for those who need a live screen. There are also gimbals that use smartphones as the camera, but I’ve yet to come across one with raving reviews; the current options
dji osmo – review
appear to be more of a nuisance due to their awkward calibration and erratic stabilization. So unless you’ve tried one and are certain that it works well with your phone, your best bet is to go with a dedicated camera gimbal.
DJI’s latest creation, the Osmo, features a 4K camera module similar to the one on the company’s flagship drone, the Inspire 1, and it can house your smartphone as a viewfinder on the side. But it isn’t just about the hardware, because like the company’s drones, the Osmo also has a full-featured companion app for greater versatility. Let’s see if this fancy package is worthy of its $649 price.
Gallery: DJI Osmo review | 16 Photos
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- Fantastic stabilization
- Good video quality in general
- Comfortable grip
- Full-featured app
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- Battery life could be longer
- Videos getnoisy easily
- Can’t transfer 4K videos to phone
- Microphones aren’tvery sensitive
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The Osmo consists of four parts: a Zenmuse X3 three-axis gimbal with a camera, an ergonomic handle with all the controlbuttons, a 10.8Wh battery and a phone clamp. In total this weighs about 538 grams (1.19 pounds) according to my
scale, which is still quite manageable when you add a smartphone to it, but you can
get this down to 422 grams (0.93 pound) if you remove the phone holder. The package
also includes a lens cap plus a wrist strap for safety measures, as well as a cute
little carrying case that may fool your friends into thinking you have a tiny ukulele
For those who are already flying an Inspire 1, its Zenmuse X3 module needs no
introduction. This fan-cooled gimbal-camera is powered by Sony’s 1/2.3-inch 12
megapixel sensor that can record videos of up to 4K resolution — 4,096 x 2,160 at
24fps or 3,840 x 2,160 at 30fps/24fps, to be exact — with a maximum video bitrate of
60 Mbps. If you want a smoother video, you can go up to 60fps at either 1080p or 720p,
or even do slow motion with 120fps at 1080p. As with the drone version, you get a 20mm
f/2.8 lens with a 94-degree field of view. The gimbal is also where you insert your
microSD card, which needs to be of at least Class 10 or UHS-1. Obviously, the faster
the write speed, the better. In my case, DJI supplied a 16GB Panasonic microSDHC
<ahref=”https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/speed/speed_class/”>UHS Speed Class 3 card with our review unit, and it’s worked well for me so far.
While the default gimbal-camera module on the Osmo and the
Inspire 1 share the same name, there’s a catch: You can’t use Osmo’s module on the
drone; it only works the other way around. According to DJI, the main difference
between the two is that the one on the Osmo has a mechanical structure that’s
optimized for hand-held use, including the way it flattens for storage, the
orientation of its tilt motor and other small changes inside the camera and gimbal.
Much like the Inspire 1, the Osmo is also compatible with the higher-end Zenmuse X5 and X5R gimbals for some Micro Four Thirds action, but you will need to buy an adapter for them.
The detachable, metallic phone holder hangs onto the left side
of the handle via a screw thread mount. It clamps onto your smartphone by way of two
corners on one side and the middle of the other side. All three contact points, as
well as the parts touching the back of the phone, are padded with soft plastic, so
there’s no need to worry about the clamp scratching your phone. The biggest device I
managed to slide in there was the 6-inch Oppo R7 Plus_Amazon,
which comes in at 158mm tall and 82mm wide, so the equally tall, but narrower iPhone
6s Plus will fit just fine, although it may be a struggle if it’s in a thick case.
While we’re here, I should add that DJI also offers a range of accessories for the Osmo, including an extension rod, tripod and straight extension arm — as well as universal, bike and vehicle mounts. Most of these can be installed on the Osmo in the same way as the phone holder.
This leaves us with the handle, which houses a stereo microphone, a 3.5mm audio jack
for a lavalier mic, a screw mount at the top for the gimbal, a battery that goes in
from the bottom and several buttons plus a couple of LED indicators dotted around the
thumb and index finger areas. Thanks to the soft grip and thoughtful curvature, the
Osmo is easily one of the most, if not the most, comfortable hand-held gimbals to
hold. When placed in hand, your thumb can easily reach the slider for power, a flat
joystick for maneuvering the camera, a capture button for still photos and a video
On the other side, there’s a trigger button that provides three functions: Hold down
to lock the camera’s orientation, double-tap to re-center the gimbal and triple-tap to
swing the camera back for a selfie. Yes, you may as well call this the
world’s most expensive selfie stick. If needed, the gimbal does allow minor
adjustments by hand; just avoid twisting too hard and thus accidentally locking the
gimbal. Don’t worry, this is all explained in the app’s tutorial, which gives us a
nice segue to the next section of this review.
Software DJI Osmo – Review
When you’re feeling adventurous, the Osmo functions just fine without the DJI Go app
on iOS and Android, but that does require some guesswork and you’ll also miss out on a
lot of features. Most importantly, this is where you set your photo aspect ratio,
video resolution and video frame rate. You can also use the app to adjust your
gimbal’s parameters and re-calibrate it when necessary. To link up, simply turn on the
Osmo, connect your phone to the gimbal’s WiFi hotspot and then launch the app.
Once you’ve entered the camera view, you can toggle between the still-camera and the
video-recording interfaces. These come with common quick settings like white balance,
ISO and exposure compensation. You can also tap on the screen to set an exposure
reference point, or hold down and move your finger around to control the gimbal.
Additionally, there are mode-specific features like slow-motion toggle (1080p at
120fps) in the video interface, and various shooting modes in the still-camera
interface: single, multiple, interval, panorama (360 degrees or just 180) and time
lapse. But regardless of which interface you’re in, you can still initiate whichever
capture mode you desire using the buttons on the Osmo.
DJI Osmo – Review
As before, DJI Go lets you browse, transfer and even edit content captured with the
Osmo. That said, the file-transfer function currently only supports JPEG images and
videos of up to 1080p resolution, meaning you’ll have to grab your 2.7K and 4K footage
plus RAW images directly from the microSD card. Hopefully a future update will resolve
this inconvenience. Going back to the editing feature: With photos, you get tools for
cropping, rotation, contrast, brightness, saturation and adding filters. As for video,
you can put together a simple movie using multiple six-second clips, and then beautify
it with the same set of filters along with some music templates. Once I got the hang
of it, I actually quite enjoyed this video tool. It’s fun, intuitive and great for
killing time . You can then share your creation to your social networks via DJI’s
Given DJI’s expertise in camera stabilization, it’s no surprise I got some great
footage with the Osmo. I found it was most effective when I held the gimbal totally
still; it was almost as if I had placed the device on a tripod. And thanks to the
super-high resolution, a largely motionless video would trick you into thinking it’s a
still photo, until you spot the subtle moving parts. Nothing new here, of course, but
coming from a hand-held device, this is pretty amazing.
The gimbal also did a good job when I walked around with it. Not even some rocky
beaches could embarrass DJI’s latest creation. Having said that, you can still see
some light wobbling caused by my footsteps in some of the clips, so users are advised
to not fully rely on the Osmo for stabilization and walk as gently as possible. In
terms of response speed, the gimbal managed to keep up with my small, energetic toy
poodle when he ran around me, which you can see in my sample video reel.
DJI Osmo – Review
Since it’s a wide-angle lens, some softening near the frame’s edges is inevitable, but
luckily, that’s not too apparent. Video quality in general is top-notch in well-lit
environments, especially outside during the day. Once I went indoors, the clips became
a bit noisy and got a little worse at night, but color accuracy was consistent, as you
can see in my nighttime harbor footage. It’s the same story with the Oslo’s still
camera performance, but at least you can tweak the shots later if you shoot in RAW
DJI Osmo – Review
There are two other areas where I see room for improvement. First of all, the audio in my video clips is very quiet, and there’s no way to adjust the microphones’ sensitivity in the app, so hopefully DJI can do something about this. Good thing there’s an option to plug in an external microphone. Secondly, I found the 60-minute battery life to be a tad short. I’d ask for a denser power pack, but the last thing DJI would want to do is to make the battery heavier, so users like me would be better off procuring an extra one for $35.
To be honest, there’s not much of a competition in the market right now. Pretty much
all other hand-held gimbals are just hardware solutions for your smartphone or GoPro
camera, and few come with an ergonomic grip, like the $300 Big Balance Husky HY3M
pictured left. Those with a straight grip are slightly cheaper, but reliability could
still be hit and miss. By comparison, the DJI Osmo is far more advanced, with its own
app and various handy features. Also, its camera is upgradeable to suit the needs of
While the Osmo’s $649 price tag may look less appealing at first, it’s actually quite
reasonable for folks who are starting from scratch. For instance, if you go for the
HY3M and need a dedicated wide-angle camera, you’ll still need to spend a bit more
money — somewhere around $200 for a basic GoPro with WiFi (the Hero+), or from $300
for one with a built-in display (Hero+ LCD or Hero4 Silver) because this gimbal
doesn’t have a mount to hold your smartphone as a viewfinder. Alternatively, you
probably just want to use your smartphone’s camera, but from my experience, the HY3M’s
stabilization only works well with smaller smartphones — ideally those with a screen
size of less than five inches, which is becoming a rarity in the Android world.
DJI Osmo – Review
Ultimately, then, it depends on what you already have in hand or what you want to
achieve. It’s also worth pointing out that if you own an Inspire 1, you can simply
purchase the $269 Osmo handle kit (battery, charger and phone holder included) and
use it with the drone’s camera. That’s not a bad way to make the most out of your $2,899 drone purchase.
Wrap-up DJI Osmo – Review
It’s safe to say that DJI isn’t just a drone expert, but also a hand-held gimbal
maestro. This company took its time to do its homework and address several pain
points, while most others simply rushed to market with unpolished products that left
us longing for more. Simply put, the Osmo offers a complete package that’s both
powerful and intuitive. Is it perfect? Not quite: We’d like to see cleaner footage
taken in the dark, improved still image quality, better microphones and a slightly
longer battery life. Even so, DJI’s rivals already have a lot of catching up
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DXO One Camera Review by Pedro Davim
I m not a very receptive guy about this kind of “gadgets”, but I thought “why not? let’s give it a try the DXO One Camera“…
For start, the DXO One camera is quite simple, button, a front cap that slides and turns the camera on, or it turns it to an iPhone camera, but for it u have to download the DXO ONE camera app to make useful.
The first shot i took was of my son… And I was amazed about the quality of the image and the simplicity of the DxO ONE camera.
So since then i be been testing the camera while walking with my family… Mostly at night time…
I love the fact that i can connect it to my iPhone or iPad, and really love the fact saves images in the microSD Card and a low version picture on my iPhone.
One thing that i can’t pass by is the way that it connects to my iPhone… It seems fragile and it gives u the sensation that s gonna fall any time.
One thing great is that after you register your camera you have for download, DXO Connect, DXO OptictsPro and DXO FilmPack, for free!!! If you buy the camera with the software bundle.
DXO Connect, works something like Adobe Bridge, but design for better integration with the DXO One Camera. A great thing is that u can use it instead of Adobe Bridge.
DXO OpticsPro and DXO FilmPack, are just great standalone and Photoshop plugins.
OpticsPro corrects the optical defects of your equipment, remove digital noise even at high sensitivities, recover fine details and textures in dark or burnt areas, and bring out all the nuances of color in your images.
DXO FilmPack is where u combine filter, vignetting, blur, texture, frame, or light leak effects to give your photos a unique look.
If tried, because is a 30 day trial, also, the DxO ViewPoint, that offers simple visual tools for making spectacular corrections, along with advanced controls for unrivaled precision.
DXO One Camera Conclusion
- Photo Image Quality
Super!! It s not a mobile camera look, and the super raw file it s great. Saves files into a microSD card, making it great for downloading into the computer and work the images in your favourite app.
- Video Image Quality
Its not a video camera, only making HD and a slow-motion, the video is not a motive to use this camera. Hopping for the future it can came with at least 4K video, like similar cameras on the market, ex. [thirstylink linkid=”2153″ linktext=”DJI Osmo” class=”thirstylink” title=”DJI Osmo”].
- Photo Functions
It has what is expected from a camera – manual controls (shutter, aperture, iso), Automatic Control, Programa for Sports or Portraid.
- Video Functions
it comes with manual controls (shutter, aperture, iso), Automatic Control, Slow-motion.
- Lens Quality
The lens is great, sharp. the 1.8 aperture gives me a lovely defocus on the background and it helps in low light situation.
The camera is small, it fits in your pocket. Great Build, not that cheat plastic. The only thing that i don’t like is the way it connects to the iPhone or iPad. The lack of wifi capabilities like similar cameras is a point that hey have to figure out how, soon…
- RAW File Quality
The RAW and the SuperRAW files that the camera delivers are great. Great light latitude and colour. And the best – RAW files!!!
- Camera Software
The iPhone and iPad DXO camera software are good, not be able to upload directly to social media, or that the camera cannot work with build in iPhone/iPad camera app, is something that i would love to be able to do.
Besides the fact i m a videographer, i love taking pictures too, and for that, this became a must in my everyday gadget bag.
by Pedro Davim
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- Excellent Image Quality
- Small & Robust
- 20.2MP SuperRAW picture
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- Expensive for a pocket camera
- Poor Connecter for iPhone & Ipad
- No 4K Video
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