Wrong focus point! ;)
Sony has just released a massive firmware update and from the first samples I've seen on the net it seems that the camera quality is so much improved that it almost looks like a different phone.The artifacts you see in the pictures in this review are almost gone. The color balance is also better, more natural. It's unfortunate that Sony didn't optimize its firmware from the beginning... I guess that the final rating of this phone would have been much better with the latest firmware.
I watched the event on youtube, and many features are really impressive.
HDR used not when really needed, but as an instagram-like effect like in this case makes the images boring and makes you wonder if the pictures are really worth.
Looks more like a Canon's design problem if the lens protrudes beyond the point where filters are placed!
I'm sick of vintage pictures, frankly speaking.
maxola67: More 200 posts for K3 and only 60 ones for D610 - Nikon doesn't make interests.
A great part of these 200 posts is from Canikon users looking for self-assurance that their gear is still the best.
The best selling accessory for this camera will be a Pentax logo to cover the Ricoh writing on the back.
Love Las Vegas... this is now my desktop wallpaper! :)
matty_boy: Ive never been a fan of connect, its sits in an awkard no-mans land between serious photography and gadgetry, not really knowing what it should be and sometimes being guilty of very tenuous photographic links to some technology.
I promise i will never visit this site again, having read this review that lists, amongst the bad.
"Less detail in good light than some higher-res sensors"
there it is, insight at its lazy worst - bordering on tautology. And what does 'smallish screen' really add to this, surely (given the 4" size of the iPhone screen being larger than most dedicated cameras) all SLRs and compacts barring the frankly silly galaxy camera, should also have 'smallish screen' listed as a 'bad'. terrible fence sitting review ruined by the awful lazy conclusion
All your words can be summarized with: I'm an Apple fanboy, and I'm angry because you didn't say that the iphone is magical.
Using an Instagram-like effect won't add value to pictures that are not worth much, nor will convince people to buy a 1020.Publishing pictures that are 467x701 pixels is also useless, you could use any decent phone and you wouldn't see the difference.
jcmarfilph: So why no iPhone 5s? It would have been nice to see it being stomped by these cameras.
And FWIW, the nokia night shot is obviously blurry so to include it in the comparison is useless. ISOs should have been fixed to one value for a fair comparison.
Because we've seen hundreds of tests of the iphone already. Accept the fact that we can do without the iphone, at least for once.
completelyrandomstuff: The most annoying service ever. I uploaded bunch of JPGs and it was automaticaly edited, added contrast, auto-levels, unrealistic colors etc. I had then an option of reuploading all 500 shots, or turning 'auto-awesome' features one by one.
Why don't you just turn off those features once for all in the preferences? Ah, right, because you wouldn't be able to complain anymore...
mick232: So if I upload 100 pictures, I should now upload 2.5 GB of data instead of 200 MB? No thanks.
The issue is that some people want everyting (even impossible things like uploading RAW pictures using the same space of JPEGs) and what's more usually want it for free.
panoviews: I would buy a Nokia with a plain Android OS and the possibility to root the device - but never with a Windows OS.
They didn't go bankrupt only because Microsoft bought them just before they would!
CyberAngel: How many Android Phones have OIS?HTC OneLG G2others?I would really like to see a video comparison between these andLumia 920, 925, 928, 1020 (,1520)
For now, only the One and G2. There are rumors about the Nexus 5... as it might use the same camera module of the G2.Unfortunately, AFAIK there are no serious comprehensive OIS tests. Btw, since the effectiveness of the stabilization depends on the hardware of the camera module, it is not correct IMHO to say that "the androids only do up to 3 stops", since the OIS is independent from the underlying operating system (i.e. it might be true that Nokia's OIS is better, but if it is so it's only due to better hardware and this does not mean that a future android with OIS could not be on par with the Nokias), just like it is not correct to say "the nokias" because the 808 and 1020 have different camera modules and their OIS hardware could be different as well.
No, thanks! This reminds me of the ancient times when websites worked only with Internet Explorer because Microsoft used their own standards, and if Google wants to become the new Microsoft then I prefer not to use their services.
Frank: A cool decision from apple to not follow the Megapixel Hype.Bigger sensor, same pixel Count = better IQ. Who don't manages to make good pictures with 8 Megapixel will not do with 36 or 80. 8 Megapixel are enough to print a real good 30x45cm (11x17") print. But only if you have a good IQ. Apple did understand what that means. Or why do you think a Nikon D4 has the underwhelming spec of only 16 MP compared with a Nokia with 41... Or a Canon 1Dx only 18!
Since Dpreview was bought by Amazon... such headlines as underwhelming specs are more and more common...
Good headline would have been - Apple focuses on Image Quality instead of useless higher pixel count. There are lot of things to comment critically on the new iphone but not the camera...
DXO tests measure the quality of optics and sensor... of course there are many other things that contribute to image quality, but learning when you should keep your hands steady (or when there's really not enough light to take a picture without a tripod), learing to focus properly and learning which settings you have to use according to the lighting conditions are different problems! :)
The problem is that the GS4 and LG G2 deliver better results with 13mp (look at the DXOMark test of the GS4), the truth is that there is an optimal value for each sensor size and year after year as sensor technology improves. So, if the 20mp of the sony Z1 are probably too many, tests have shown that the 13mp of the GS4 and G2 are the best compromise and actually deliver more detail.
JWest: Did I really just witness a serious photography site open an article by criticising a device's megapixel count?
Let's say that there is always a point where noise cancels the advantage of having more megapixel. But this point is not 8mp today, at least with the best sensors. So, if the Z1 seems to have really pushed the number of pixels too far and produces very noisy images, and the Nokia 1020 delivers good images only when the 41mp are reduced to only 5mp via pixel binning, the LG G2 and GS4 deliver sharp and clean images with 13mp, which have already surpassed the 8mp output of the iphone 5, because the extra pixels actually deliver more detail and resolution.So an 8mp sensor today is just not the best you can do. A good 13mp sensor can actually deliver more detail, even considering the higher noise. Just look at DXOMark's tests! A photography site is serious if its judgements are not based on dogmas (like more mp = less quality) but on serious tests, to determine *when* more mp = less quality (i.e. how many pixels for each sensor size) and year after year as sensor technology improves .
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