michael2011

michael2011

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Too pricey IMO.
What's the weight?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 111th comment
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: "...with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts."

which means full sensor read out??

Ouch! So no full sensor readout, I guess. Well, it should still be pretty good quality if they don't skip as many lines as before. Some clarification on this aspect and a sample video would be much appreciated!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)
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flangad: full sensor readout sounds very good!

They have since revised the press release to remove the mention of full sensor readout!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: "...with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts."

which means full sensor read out??

Where did you find that quote about full sensor readout? I can't find it in this review.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 comments in total)

In your RX100III video function review, you guys specifically mentioned full sensor readout and XAVC. Here I see only XAVC. Does this mean A5100 does NOT do full sensor readout?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod article (110 comments in total)
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Niklas Ramstedt: Please write out in metric too, so the rest of the world also understands.

Heck, I'm in the US and still prefer metric numbers. They should have gotten rid of imperial units long ago. I hate them, especially the ounce.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 comments in total)

"And yes, the D810 is waterproof."

I seriously doubt it. Is this Nikon's claim or just the author's opinion?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 63rd comment | 8 replies
On Flickr launches image marketplace initiative post (37 comments in total)

Dear Flickr,

Please fix your new thumbnail displays. It's horrendously slow to scroll and down right buggy at times. If you are not going to fix it, please give us an option to go back to the old ways of viewing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 16th comment
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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Jogger: I switched to LR when I started shooting multiple camera systems. The manufacturer-specific RAW converter doesnt make much sense, imo. I guess OEMs have to make it in case third parties decide not the support their format.

Agree on why Nikon had to make it.

Good thing they made it free. I switched to LR couple years ago but now that this is free, I might actually use it for some files that I want the very best RAW conversion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (69 comments in total)

No weight given? Not even in the product home page. Weird.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 32nd comment

LOL at Mactards showing up here to dish this unique product. Threads like this show why they are called bad names. (No offense to other Mac users who don't suffer from the same fanboyism)

I can't wait to buy one!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 19:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Off topic but...is it just me or have they started applying more compression to their images just recently? 500px pictures used to look real sharp but a lot of them look pretty crappy all of sudden. Compression artifacts in facial details are the easiest to spot. It's as if they've suddenly switched their jpegs from 90% to 60% quality. Now all I see are compression artifacts and I can't enjoy the photos anymore!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (101 comments in total)

Surprised it performs noticeably better than other phones including iPhone 5S which has a similarly sized sensor. My wife wants this phone and I now have no reservation recommending this.

Looking forward to your review on 1020's RAW capability...

BTW, your link to "Page 8: Image Quality Comparison (Bright Light" (and subsequent ones) takes me to a wrong page.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 21:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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michael2011: For low light shots, were cameras handheld or on tripod?

@Dean

Thanks for that very critical information. Although still informative, that makes the above test results much less useful to typical users who don't carry around tripods. That's because it's basically impossible to ignore the effect of camera shake at such low shutter speeds like 1/15 sec used for the test.

I'm very curious to know how they would compare if they are handheld. From what I've seen elsewhere, Lumia 1020 with OIS may beat many of those DSLRs (even with VR/IS) in very low lights when you are forced to 1/10 to 1/20 sec of shutter speed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 22:22 UTC

For low light shots, were cameras handheld or on tripod?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

People criticize 32GB as "limited storage" for shooting RAW these days? How much memory do you put in *your* DSLRs?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:43 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

An interesting comparison between Lumia 1020 and Nikon D800E:

http://evan-theelectricalengineer.blogspot.com/2013/10/nikon-d800e-vs-nokia-lumia-1020.html

No doubt D800E is a better camera but Lumia 1020 holds up surprisingly well. In some cases Lumia is actually better!

In handheld low light shots, it's probably safe to say the 1020 with its OIS can actually get you usable photos more consistently than DSLRs with slow zoom lenses. Something to think about.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 18:15 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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michael2011: So D800 is about same as D300S and worse than Canon 7D and Pentax 5-K which cost 1/2 to 1/3 as much? That's a head scratcher to me.

BTW, pictures in the AF review section don't show up in my browser. Links are broken?

@ovrebekk

Those cameras I mention ARE listed in the same class of "Semi-professional Interchangeable Lens cameras" that show up when you turn on the comparison tool.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 02:13 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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michael2011: So D800 is about same as D300S and worse than Canon 7D and Pentax 5-K which cost 1/2 to 1/3 as much? That's a head scratcher to me.

BTW, pictures in the AF review section don't show up in my browser. Links are broken?

Yeah I'm also curious how D800 got docked so much points in the AF & metering subscore compared to other cameras. It probably cost the top overall score. To me, 4 fps is not a real con when nobody else offers 36mp.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 22:50 UTC
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)
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michael2011: So D800 is about same as D300S and worse than Canon 7D and Pentax 5-K which cost 1/2 to 1/3 as much? That's a head scratcher to me.

BTW, pictures in the AF review section don't show up in my browser. Links are broken?

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 22:30 UTC
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