It's basically the NFS MO at this point. They just post a link to another article or YouTube video and say "What are YOUR thoughts?". It's so lazy. V. Renee used to be nearly as bad, although she's at least started re-stating the exact points from the video or article in her own words, which is like 3% less lazy.
Like Kyle said, marketing and initial capitol, but I think in the specific instance of Peak Design, it also has a lot to do with their company history and culture. I've backed 4 of their campaigns now, and while I'm not super involved in kickstarter as a community, I love the opportunity to see what they've come up with now, and to get in on the initial discount. I am warry of most kickstarter campaigns as they usually seem to be either re-badged chinese crap or they don't deliver at all, but because of their history I know this will actually deliver and will be a solid product. It's a win both for them as a company and me as a customer, so I don't mind it at all.
Exactly. I've run into people saying they had to uprez to 4K, but totally misunderstanding the multi-aspect sensor. the 4:3 area inside the image circle is a 3680 wide. the 17:9 area is 4096 wide.
The crucial line when comparing the two spec sheets is "in 4:3 aspect ratio". The Gh5s uses the full image circle for 16:9. The 4:3 crop is 17.3x13.0, the 16:9 crop is wider and shorter.
These serve an entirely different purpose than a MixPre-3.
I am predominantly a wedding videographer, and I use Tascam DR-10l (similar concept, small beltpack recorder with a lav) kits for micing officiants, grooms, and toasters. Small recorders like this offer a number of advantages over wireless kits for people like me. First, zero chance of dropouts or interference. I've used the Rodelink system and Sennheiser G3 kits, and have run into dropouts with both, especially in large churches. Second, with small, inexpensive recorders, I can spread the recorders around and mic up a ton of people. I use 3 for toasts, which I rotate out to different toasters at weddings where more than 2 toasts are given. I've mic'd the officiant, groom and 2 speakers all at once during ceremonies before. These type recorders make day-of logistics super simple. Third, I can get distinct audio files for different speakers (groom and officiant during the ceremony) super easily, which makes editing simpler and adds a layer of redundancy in case of data loss. Fourth, not having to transmit a signal means phenomenal battery life. Like 10 hours on a AAA in the case of my tascam dr-10l. It isn't an issue often, but my G3s chew through batteries.
I used to use my phone and a smartlav, but that was problematic. First off, I only have one phone, and like to mic multiple peopel. Second, I use my phone to communicate silently with my assistant during the ceremony. Third, I had more than one groom who was weirded out by me putting my phone in their pocket during their ceremony.
I still use the Sennheiser kit for interviews and situations where monitoring the audio is practical, and I still keep my smartlav in my bag for emergencies, but doesn't mean this kind of a small recorder doesn't have a ton of uses.
Which is stupid, but true. I hate using a cage/rig on my Gh cameras, but I own one just for that reason. Never use it for things like weddings, but build it up when I go to corporate shoots, even though it's a pain in the ass. a cage, rods and a matte box make it look imposing enough that I've never had it questioned.