« Last post by davidhfe on Today at 11:35:51 PM »
Alternatively one can learn their gear, observe animal behaviour and grab excellent images with 7, 8, 10, 14 fps.
I'm not sure what the masses think but I enjoy the idea that I deliver some skill in getting a good image. Would we want a 100fps to guarantee a shot?
Are you asking if I'd want a camera that can shoot 100fps with full AE/AF at full resolution? Yes. Absolutely.
That'd be a nightmare choosing keepers.
You could implement an in-camera process which - on demand - automatically looks through a selected set of images and highlights only those pictures with the highest achieved micro-contrast/sharpness compared to all the other images in this set. I think such a technology is possible to implement but I wonder why noone hasn't done it yet.
Probably because there are a lot more subjective factors than contrast and sharpness.
You don't need AI based micro-anything to solve the core problem here.
I see two things needed. First, a burst id written when the picture is taken. Whereas the file name increments with every frame, burst id would increment only when the shutter is pressed for the first time. Single shot? Burst of 1. Hold down the shutter for 2 seconds on a 10fps camera, then again for 1 second? 30 shots, 2 bursts. To be honest, I'm kind of surprised this isn't already on some cameras (I checked my 7D2 files, but didn't see 'em).
Second, when you load up in your processing tool, it could stack/group by burst instead of frame. When selecting keepers, if you hit a stack you scrub through frames until you hit the peak of action—the moment a baseball is compressed on a bat, the moment before a diving bird hits the water—and flag that as the keeper. Processing tool would automatically reject all others in the burst and they get removed next cleanup.
I get it, the very concept of spray and pray is anathema to pro photographers, and I shoot sports like 3 times a year on a rented 7D2. The point though is that I don't think fairly mundane stuff like "hard to select keepers" should stop camera manufactures from pushing the envelope. These are easily solvable problems (and honestly I would love to have a feature like this at even at 7fps)