Scottelly: "Sony defined a category . . ." - really? What was the Canon G series, which existed long before these Sony RX100 cameras then?
I'm not saying the RX100 is not a good step up, but it's not a category-defining camera!
No, they did maje RX100 competitors with the same 1" sensor . G7X
G series had 4 times smaller sensor but yet they were not pocketable. No even close. The closet thing was S series but the sensor was 4 times smaller still
Rx100 started the whole large sensor pocketable zoom camera trend.
RX100 was Time Magazine's invention of the year for 2012
so yes a new category was defined by Rx100
ET2: DPR puts a note under the image: " Copyright NASA"
NASA images can't be copyrighted. They are public domain as everything else produced by the govt
"NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted."
Please remove that false claim the image is copyrighted. It's not
John's Hopkins Applied research center isn't academic institute. It's Department of Defense contractor.
" Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is primarily a defense contractor. It serves as a technical resource for the Department of Defense, NASA, and other government agencies. The Lab is an engineering research and development organization rather than an academic division of Johns Hopkins University."
AndroC: It's worth giving credit to Johns Hopkins University for this wonderful mission. According to NASA:
"The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, designed, built, and operates the New Horizons spacecraft and manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate"
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laborarory is where the mission is run from, not NASA.
A useful website:
In any case, mission to pluto and all data and images are in public domain as this is NASA/ US Govt project.
Even the website you link says "Nasa's mission to Pluto" The money comes from Nasa, so it's US govt project, regardless how many other people and agencies worked on it.
No, this is a picture by NASA, which is a US government agency. No books, articles, pictures produced by the US government are copyrighted. They are in public domain.
DPR still has false "copyright NASA" in the article, even though they are told anything produced by the US government (articles, bookss, images) are in public domain and can't be copyrighted.
DPR puts a note under the image: " Copyright NASA"
Frankinidaho: The Sony a7 II sure looks good.
A7II is a real useful camera the pentax pixelshift requires a tripod and can only shoot still subjects. Stop comparing apples and oranges, fanboys.
Pandimonium: It's obvious this is as good and sometimes better than the Nikon D810. It is clearly better than the Olympus pixel shift implementation. When pentax can use the 4th image shot in to fill in movement gaps (were you see pixelated artefacts) at the normal K-3 resolving power, the setting would become more useful for landscape and other situations with limited movements. Maybe they can even make a hand held mode, aligning the layers in camera. This would require some processing power, so maybe in a new generation imaging engine.
Pentax also applies raw NR to files so you can't just compare grain as one brand is using raw NR
ogl: List of changes Wireless connectivityWireless flash supportRaw file burst depth White BalanceAutofocus during movie captureExposure compensation during movie captureCreative effects during movie captureTop shutter speed wide-openMore effects modesInterval Composite shootingIn-camera raw processingBetter image review for raw filesPlayback startupPixel mappingImproved battery life: The Ricoh GR II's battery life is CIPA-rated to 320 shots on a charge, up from 290 shots from its predecessor with the same DB-65 lithium-ion battery pack. That's about a 10% improvement, though we suspect that's without Wi-Fi enabled.
That's just software changes. Thanks for confirming it wasn't really a new camera
Androole: I'm interested to see the 120fps footage, since it'll be much better quality.
The 960 fps is super impressive, but the quality is not really usable for larger than a phone screen (or Youtube videos, I guess). Maybe for scientific applications on a low budget, where the aesthetic quality isn't as important. Or heavily filtered, perhaps?
"Maybe for scientific applications on a low budget, where the aesthetic quality isn't as important. "
Or for 99.999% actual buyers of the cameras who aren't making Hollywood videos but showing clips to friends and family
Dimit: Uncompressed 14 bit raw ???No thanks...no need for 100 MB files for something won't even notice in 90% of the cases..
Sony A580 a very old camera had 12 bit raw and scored 13.3 DR on dxomark, so your claim that 12 bit means exact 12 EV DR is plain false, along with rest of your arguments.
Rishi, yu are assuming that drop in AR7 DR is due to the camera going from 14 to 12 bit. That's pure assumption. You don't know what else is apping to read mechanism that is causing the DR drop.
Please stop speculating. Your friend Barney Britton claimed that you get 2EV with 14 bit, even though there is no proof that claim is true for even the best sensors.
As for medium format cameras, those sensors have so bad DR that even 11 bits is enough for those cameras, let alone 16 as someone assumed based on you guys claims.
steelhead3 , wrong. Most MF cameras have low DR (check Dxomark) and don't need more than 12 bits. 16 bits is pure marketing nonsense.
Barney Britton, no he doesn't. There is absolutely no evidence that going from 12 bit to 14 bit gives you 2EV more DR. That's a claim you made up with no proof. If we follow your logic, then going from 14 to to 21 bits will give you 7 more EV, and obviously that's a ridiculous claim.
Bervilat: Now, Canon, please make this sensor deliver 16 bit raw (just like the ones in medium format do) and stuck it into something a bit bigger than the EOS M (just enough to fit the larger sensor) and sell for 1000 dollars.
One can always dream, right?
Increasing bit depth doesn't increase image quality if the sensor is not up to task. It's actually waste of resources, slows down camera and achieves absolutely nothing
Operator: At least dpreview is honest enough to mark the article as "Featured Story". Sony must pay a lot for this advertisement.
But, makes perfect sense - in the moment they lose money with the mirrorless cameras. Let's see if A7r II will be a success (personally don't think so) ...
Thom Hgan is not a credible source. A few years ago he was claiming Soy is quitting with FF camera. The guy is just hot air.
ET2: Rishi doesn't know what he is talking about. Read this scientific paper. 14 bit is waste of disk space with no benefit.
Yes bur Rishi seem to claim 2EV difference for 14 bit raw which is complete nonense
Rishi doesn't know what he is talking about. Read this scientific paper. 14 bit is waste of disk space with no benefit.