Mechtasy: Going the opposite way. With the larger sensor, could Sony split the senor in half and double the dynamic range and density. Call it sensor bracketing with some sort of software adjustment to each side?? Uncompressed Raw, smaller size better photo. Now if we go into even larger 80+ sensor's we could divide it into multiple parts, retaining current lens limitations.
what you gonna do with such a high dynamic range? same thing everyone does with hdr imagery, produce ghastly skin tones, blurry skies, and psychedelic landscapes.
Mammolo02: My one humble question is: "What is the problem Sony believes it is solving by this complex firmware contraption"? Because they *must* believe they are solving some problem, right?
My guess is they're addressing the performance bottleneck between sensor and SD card. Compressing the image means less data to buffer while the processor waits for slow SD card writes, which translates to longer periods of burst shooting before having to wait for the buffer to clear.
Panoramics are so hard to judge in this format. I would have liked to see it uncropped.
and color. Well done.
I had such a hard time capturing the majesty of those canola fields. That yellow just isn't the same in a digital capture, is it? I could never get the color, and the vastness of that color inside my camera.
cropped to 4x6 at the bottom right. As a panoramic there's just not enough interest.
Maybe have the person a little more prominent in the foreground.
to give it a sense of scale. As someone unfamiliar with that spot it's unclear to me what's going on in the photo.
But with all the time to line up and frame the shot, I'm not sure this was the best composition you could have chosen.
and a great story to go with it!
I loved it!