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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (102 comments in total)
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CaPi: Uhm. Need a little help here:
I switch the comparsion tool to 400mm and choose the FZ1000 as comparsion partner: I get shown pictures in wich the SONY cant seem to show one straight (eg. window sill of a house) line as a straight line. Its all wavy and bent. Please verify. Should this be true the praise on the new camera should be ..
well you'd know what to do.

This one is more clear
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr234_0=sony_dscrx10iii&attr234_1=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr236_0=3&attr236_1=3&attr237_0=5&attr237_1=5&normalization=full&widget=359&x=0.3569571676157466&y=0.856808017231962

You can see, the scale of heat distortion is about same size of the bricks on the wall and the tiles on the roof.

While fz1000 failed to pick up the details of bricks and tiles, of course it failed to pick up heat distortions

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
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Richard Murdey: 'serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing'

Unusually blunt and specific language for a company to use. Must have been pretty catastrophic.

But why? They use these ICs all the time, you'd think it was completely known quantity by now.

IC for image processing, isn't image processor, which nikon claimed its own?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)

No red dot? No buy

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 17:23 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Why two name?
I didn't realize NA has number preference of 85 over 80

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (292 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: The Test Scene shows a strong consistency in mage quality between this camera and the now rather ancient first generation Sony RX100. Meanwhile the RX100 (III), which is still one generation back, runs circles around this camera on the Test Scene comparison. So I'm not sure where the strong image quality ratings are coming from.

Note that I appreciate that the camera has significant additional value beyond the RX100 because of its zoom. But IQ to IQ, there's no comparison.

Well, given the relative compact package and relative longer zoom range, it is a calculated trade-off.

I am certain both cameras you mentioned will find their places.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
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Becksvart: Re: AF wide open then stop down when taking shot, like A-mount AF lenses.

If i turn Live view effects off then my PZ 18-105 will AF wide open and stop down to selected aperture when focus is acquired. If on then it will stop down when I stop down the aperture and then AF half-open, or one or two stops from wide open anyways, and then stop down to the selected aperture when focus is acquired. This is the same with the 20/2,8.

Are more expensive FE lenses different?

Hi, please raise that issue direct to sony, I believe dpr has a direct channel to manufactures, right?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
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rrccad: what's the 20 lenses?
I count 16..
is dpreview using sony "math" and counting teleconvertors and wide angle adapters as "lenses"?

http://www.sony.com/electronics/lenses/t/camera-lenses?cameramount=e-mount&sensor-lens=35mm-full-frame

16 lenses listed excluding TC

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
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rrccad: what's the 20 lenses?
I count 16..
is dpreview using sony "math" and counting teleconvertors and wide angle adapters as "lenses"?

Loxia don't count because there are not sony branded

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
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rrccad: what's the 20 lenses?
I count 16..
is dpreview using sony "math" and counting teleconvertors and wide angle adapters as "lenses"?

So 16 is correct math

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
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rrccad: what's the 20 lenses?
I count 16..
is dpreview using sony "math" and counting teleconvertors and wide angle adapters as "lenses"?

1. FE28-70
2. FE 24-70
3. FE 55 1.8
4. FE 35 2.8
5. FE 70-200/4
6. FE 16-35/4
7. FE 28-105
8. FE 28/2
9. SEL075UWC
10. SEL057FEC
11. FE 35/1.4
12 FE 90/2.8
13 FE 24-240
14 24-70/2.8
15 80/1.4
16 70-200/2.8
17 FE 50/.18
18 FE 70-300G
19 1.4x TC
20 2.0x TC

And yes, sony do count converters as lenses, as seen in their road maps

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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SteB: I assume that the 0.49x magnification is a 35mm film (FF) equivalent, because 0.49X magnification on a 1 inch sensor would be super close. Is it a 35mm film equivalent magnification?

It is equivalent.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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G1Houston: Finally!.. Hopefully this is the beginning of SONY to build a set of affordable FE prime lenses that are good enough for the mass. There is already an affordable 28mm lens, so if SONY can make an affordable 85/1.8, we will then have an affordable 3-prime set that makes the whole A7 package small and relatively inexpensive. When that happens it will be the beginning for the SONY FE mount to begin to chip away from current dSLR FF offerings. Finally.

I have sony 85 f2.8 for only $350,
But if sony give me 85/1.8 for $500, which size and weight similar to c/n's offering, I will still take it over 85/2.8.
There are many time I dream I could have 1 stop faster shutter speed.

Upgrading AF performance will be big plus, since 85/2.8 is painfully slow.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
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vscd: So, if you want more Dynamic Range in the (for sport) important High-ISO Modes you loose some DR in the lower ISO-Ranges? Hmm... seems legit to apologize to Canon, doesn't it? ;)

Also note, D5 didn't use e-curtain when shooting high fps.
This achievement on shutter and mirror box design, but no excuse for sensor performance, since it ease sensor stress.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
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vscd: So, if you want more Dynamic Range in the (for sport) important High-ISO Modes you loose some DR in the lower ISO-Ranges? Hmm... seems legit to apologize to Canon, doesn't it? ;)

With nx1, which is also capable of record stills for 15 fps for a 28M sensor.

Also for the early samples of 1DX2,which seems have superior low ISO dr, and similar fps and high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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vscd: So, if you want more Dynamic Range in the (for sport) important High-ISO Modes you loose some DR in the lower ISO-Ranges? Hmm... seems legit to apologize to Canon, doesn't it? ;)

A6300 and nx1 have ability to move 20M pixels of data out of sensors at 24fps.
Yet we didn't observe any deterioration on either low ISO or high ISO compares to any other mordern aps-c sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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ttran88: If it weren't for Sony sensor advancements, Canon would have been perfectly fine offering their old sensors.

From 2004-2009, half decade

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 04:32 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Absolutic: However the image quality is not in the same league with rivals which have LP filter removed: Fuji XPRO2, Samsung NX1, Nikons D7XXX. And Sonys own full frame cameras. I am talking about sharpness and detail, and talking from experience of shooting over 20,000 shots with A6000 (I don't see pic quality improvement in first samples of A6300 posted). At web sizes reduced for facebook sharing, this probably is not as critical, but for pixel peepers, the image quality of cameras like XPRO2 is quite striking in terms of overall sharpness and detail.

On the other hand, from AF stand point, there are very little of any rivals.

Now, if Sony could remove the low pass filter, this would be a monster!

@nandbytes
No debates anymore, chipworks reveals it is still a Toshiba sensor.
And no debate further, because Sony already acquires the sensor department of Toshiba, Now, it is sony sensor

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
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techjedi: I want to know if there will be external flash AF Assist/Illuminator support for MILC bodies.

Too bad Sony dropped off its laser pattern AF assistant lamp a dozen years ago.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 21:02 UTC

I like the focal length range

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:14 UTC as 62nd comment
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