bigley Ling

bigley Ling

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Engineering
Has a website at bigleyling.com
Joined on Jun 21, 2004
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On Connect post Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)
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iictchromepet: Camera is not up to the mark...

pretty hard considering how small small and thin the camera optic has to be tosort of fit the super slim iPhone 6s housing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:03 UTC

impressive, wonder if there is any improvements in sensor sensitivity?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:53 UTC as 30th comment
On Connect post Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples (37 comments in total)

Hmm, looking at the first pic in the garden with shutter 1/380. The detail is indeed impressive in the foreground, but then looking into the background, the trees seems a little mottled or water colored. Could this be possibly due to the Noise reduction algoorithm, or is the just the way the image processing engine is interpreting the trees in the background?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 05:33 UTC as 13th comment
On Connect post Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (257 comments in total)
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Sutjahjo Ngaserin: I am a very happy user of Lumix DMC-CM1 and I think it's absolutely the best Phone camera today. Despite the general negative low light comments here, I also think it performed very well in low light. At least better than any other phone I know (And I am one phone freak trying out most high end phones in the market). Do note that I am NOT comparing this to NON-PHONE cameras.

yup agree, the tests are based on automatic settings. But, on saying that, the Panasonic does need to use higher ISO to compensate for the lack of optical stabilization in the other phones.

If the scene could be captured with the aid of a tripod, there is without a doubt the CM1 and the 808 would trump the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (257 comments in total)
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Jarda_Houdek: Not good enough to replace my Lumia 1020 but nice try.

eh, The lens on the CM1 is indeed very capable and is no worst than the Zeiss on the Lumia. Infact the 1020's Zeiss lens suffers more from corner softness than the Leica in the CM1. At least with the CM1, there is the ability to close the aperture down to sharpen up corners for landscapes, whereas on the 1020, there is no option for a variable aperture.

Windows phone OS is a nice OS, but sadly, there still seems a lacking in app support compared to Android and iOS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)

good to see DPR still acknowledges the 808's DPR score to be the highest. Shows DPR knows it phone cameras ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (257 comments in total)
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ottonis: Disappointing low-light performance for a 1" sensor! Even the old and venerable Nokia 808 shows a substantially better image quality in the low light-simulation of the studio comparison scene.

true, also the CM1 is able to do long exposures up to 30 seconds, the 808 can only do max 2.7 seconds.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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joao salvador: I have and use the iphone 6 and the Note 4. Samsung for everyday/work and iphone as second contact phone and for weekends. The Note 4 is clearly the best for pictures and video. The iphone lags beyond but takes fantastic panoramas and sometimes gives you more natural colours. Problem is the Note is sometimes awkward to use and always requires two hands to get sharp pictures even with ois. But when you manage to keep it steady it provides clearly better results than the iphone. My wife has the 6+ and despite the ois it has the same problems of stability as the Note. So, in my opinion, it's the iphone for panoramas and the Note for everything else (provided you can keep it steady). Maybe the S6 will be the best of both worlds. BTW: my RX 100 smokes all of the above and it's not much more difficult to carry than the Note 4 or 6+!

hmm I used to own an LX3, and it did not even get close to smoking my 808. In good light, there is no competing against the 41MP sensor. In low light, the LX3 was exceptionally noisy at any ISO above 200.

The feature I liked best from the LX3 was the CCD type sensor. This made for exceptional video quality for fast panning video capturing as there would be absolutely NO rolling shutter of jello effect. Sadly though when capturing video the zoom and AF is disabled, so essentially you have to prefix your focus and zoom focal length before you start recording.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:25 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Ok we get it, you like the crappy iPhone when there are tons of better smartphones( hello Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung) with camera or simply a real and dedicated camera. =D

the 808 and 1020 agree definitely can capture far more detail than the iPhone, but the Note4 only is better than the latest iPhone by a small margin in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:20 UTC
On Connect post DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (368 comments in total)
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worldcup1982: nothing beats the nokia 808 still.
waiting for the successor, if there will ever be one.
the 1020 is worse, worse lens,worse timing...

back to the 808 and possibly the 1020. None of these mobiles on the top list have a lossless digital zoom! I find this feature indispensable for taking site photos, where I need to use zoom to get closer. Also having a "lower resolution" 3MP is ideal, for site images, as massive detail is not required, just good detail on the area of interest.

Unless the photo taken is going to be enlarged printed or post cropped, there is no real reason to use more than 8mp. Even so the lower 3Mp is a life saver for space efficiency.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:18 UTC
On Connect post Sony Xperia Z3 camera review (143 comments in total)
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brownie314: Do any of these phone cameras now matter since the Panasonic CM1 is here.

Why is the CM1 not suited as an everyday phone? Is the phone spec really that bad? or is it just too thick?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 04:49 UTC
On Connect post Asus announces Zenfone Zoom smartphone with 3x optical zoom (52 comments in total)

hmm reminds me of my Nokia N93, which did sport similar apertures and was also a 3x optical zoom.....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 04:02 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor (256 comments in total)
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Dré de Man: 28mm equivalent is mostly boring for landscapes and cityscapes and way too short for almost all pictures of people. It's the one focal length I hardly ever use. It is very good though for egg head and other ugly pictures you can only excuse for by saying your phone manufacturer is smarter than you are.

each to their own. Historically there has been many 28mm lens released and have sold well for SLRs and DSLRs. Also point and shoot film cameras frequently had 28mm as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor (256 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I find that the sweet-spot for street is the 40mm f1.8 I use.
It is quite remarkable really.

I hope there are lens adapters that can mount on front of the CM1 to allow for an approx 40mm FOV experience

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Connect post Amazon Fire Phone camera review (61 comments in total)
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peevee1: ISO 40? What kind of sensor do they use for that? Interesting choice of base ISO, probably because the lens has fixed bright aperture.

it may be possible that ISO 40 may be a pushed ISO just to allow for cleaner image capture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)
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didida do da do da do da: For those who want to use it for long exposures:
It's not very useful yet, since it doesn't go over 1/2 s and it doesn't have any self-timer.

2.7 seconds is the max exposure time for my 808

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)
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RStyga: 645Pro is the best RAW-output camera app for the iPhone that I've seen; it does not offer manual control, however, it offers AEL so you can point to a darker/brighter point and then AEL so that you force the camera to the exposure settings of your liking. Direct ISO control, though, is still not possible.

hmm agree the output JPG from 645pro will always have noise reduction already applied optimum. The idea of RAW is to be able to apply more image processing effects like Nr sharpening, edge enhancement etc post

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: What's the interest of manual settings when you're stuck with a fixed aperture lens? Shooting with the iPhone is akin to shooting with a conventional camera in A mode and automatic ISO.
The lengths they go to sell apps...

are you sure there was "manual focus" capability in apps before iOS8??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: What's the interest of manual settings when you're stuck with a fixed aperture lens? Shooting with the iPhone is akin to shooting with a conventional camera in A mode and automatic ISO.
The lengths they go to sell apps...

even with fixed aperture lens, option like manual ISO and shutter control can have a great effect on creative photography. Also with manual focus, it will help acquire sharp focus on low contrast subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
On Connect post Manual app brings manual camera settings to iOS8 devices (90 comments in total)
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Liberator: I just downloaded this app on my iPhone 6 Plus and it is enjoyable.

nice! could you tell me if this app has the ability to say magnify while manual focusing? wold be handy if it did for fine tuning focus on close up subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
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