Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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At least put in a BSI 12MP sensor. These 16mp sensors produce horrible images from the samples I've seen. Keep on stuffin', I won't be buyin'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Japanese news service lends support Olympus OM rumors news story (314 comments in total)

I was wondering if anyone was ever going to put a sensor in a manual style SLR body. Sounds interesting if not a niche product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery news story (425 comments in total)

I'm impressed! Fringing is well controlled and images look like they are from an APS SLR. There is a bit of sharpness loss at wide angle in the corners, but that is given. When camera is off, lens stows nicely in the body. Not a pocket camera by any means, but pretty compact for the sensor size. Canon made a winner!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 02:05 UTC as 83rd comment
On Olympus announces SP-620UZ 21x 'Ultrazoom' camera news story (7 comments in total)

The styling looks to be from 10 years ago. A shame they are all going to the 16mp sensor. I've not seen a camera with one that made usable images. Of course this is a budget cam.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ricoh GR Digital IV Preview Samples news story (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

grafli: wonderful lens, but not so good sensor.
there is some noise at ISO 80 like a new DSLR has it at ISO 800
And ISO 3200 is not as good as a Canon S95, my opinion.

Having had the S95, I think this camera is better. Instead of smearing the noise away along with detail, they let some noise show and retain the shadow detail. Canon: take a hint. A bit of luminance noise is not so bad.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 23:39 UTC
On Variation Facts and Fallacies article (231 comments in total)

One reason I like primes. Zooms are obviously more complex with the extra movements and elements that are necessary to make them work. This, coupled with plastic parts that seem to require wider tolerances, make for a better chance to get a dog. And that I have.

I love the silky smooth focus rings of the old metal lenses and the no wiggle when you shake it rigid body. I must say that after collecting numerous types of these lenses, sometimes two or three copies of the same lens, I never had one that was soft on one side or had some other quality issue.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 00:39 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy news story (398 comments in total)

I used to be an IT manager for an engineering company. This is the way nearly ALL the software was licensed: It required some sort of USB dongle or a license server or still needed to be authorized like Windows OS or MS Office did (or does?). With most of the engineering software, you paid to use it for a year. If that expired, you paid to renew or lose use of the software and are charged full price of the software if you wanted to use it again.

Depending on the software, we figured it cost us $15,000 for a workstation, but that is still small compared to the cost of the human running it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 15:25 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On Just published - a quick Pentax 645D sample gallery news story (132 comments in total)

The studio comparison tool here on DPR shows just how amazing this camera is. Compare it to any FF SLR. It is just not the megapixel count, it is also the sharpness and clarity of the images at full view.

Unfortunately it comes at a price. The cost and weight of the camera and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 15:19 UTC as 26th comment
On Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review news story (159 comments in total)

I agree with DPR's assessment. Shoot this thing RAW to get the 24mp resolution expected.

Noise at higher ISOs is a disappointment. Low noise at high ISO is part of the attraction of larger sensors. Compared the other cameras RAW noise is two stops worse and nearly 3 stops vs. the K5. The Sony 16mp sensor seems to be the current APS-C champ. This camera is a victim of the megapixel race. RIP

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 15:20 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery news story (113 comments in total)

I'm impressed! First, it has a good lens that stays reasonably sharp into the very corners. Full res shots are not as soft as I was expecting from this type of sensor. Noise is not too bad at higher ISOs even in high res mode.

I like the X10's handling of noise. A little is allowed to show rather than attempting to smear it with strong NR. Low contrast detail in darker area shows.

I had the S95 and while it is a fine camera, I was never "at home" with its jpeg rendering. To me, the X10 is the camera to move on to.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 15:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Report: Nikon at PPE 2011 article (42 comments in total)

"The T300 combines the P7100's 10MP CMOS sensor with 'luxury' styling and a small form-factor."

Can someone clear up the confusion here? Either the T300 is some new model or this is a P300 and the sensor is not the same as the P7100 nor is it CCD.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 21:42 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review news story (71 comments in total)

Why 16MP? The images are soft and lack detail. Noise reduction destroys lots of low contrast detail even at low ISO. IMO, the compacts using the small 16MP sensor are the worst I've seen to date. MP race at the worst.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2011 at 12:25 UTC as 22nd comment
On Olympus shares suffer as former CEO goes on the attack news story (193 comments in total)

There goes money for new product development. Down the road when the PEN E-PL7 comes out it will have, you guest it, the same 12mp sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 14:29 UTC as 30th comment
On Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera news story (195 comments in total)

Sony's low shadow noise on this sensor has Canon's engineers scratching their heads.

I must admit though, the E-PL3's JPEGs are nothing short of beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 14:23 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Introduction to Travel Photography article (40 comments in total)

The article started well and then descended into a name-brand this, name-brand that grocery list of gear. I think that part could have been generalized and without the branding.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 18:16 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery news story (352 comments in total)

Pretty decent I'd say. The zoom lens does show falloff near the edges, but nothing serious. High ISO performance is pretty good. Looking at the last pic of the neon lit scene at ISO3200, I was expecting mush, but There is a pretty clean image with sharp details. I'd guess this camera has a Sony built sensor.

The shot with the candy signs shows pretty good detail. I'd like to see this camera with a good prime.

I'd say Nikon made a neat little system that compares with 4/3rds quite well. I applaud them for going 10mp to stay out of the pixel race. Prices are a concern, but they will hopefully drop.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 14:24 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
On Sony SLT-A35 review published news story (16 comments in total)
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Simon97: "Conclusion-Cons" says ghosting is a problem, but under "Photographic tests" DPR stated the the internal reflection off the mirror that caused the ghosting in the A55 is pretty much a non issue in the A35. Did DPR forget to remove that from the Cons?

Not sure. Perhaps it was cached or something. Anyway, it is gone now. I'm glad Sony was able to fix the mirror ghosting issue that was my only reservation against the fixed mirror design.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 00:08 UTC
On Sony SLT-A35 review published news story (16 comments in total)

"Conclusion-Cons" says ghosting is a problem, but under "Photographic tests" DPR stated the the internal reflection off the mirror that caused the ghosting in the A55 is pretty much a non issue in the A35. Did DPR forget to remove that from the Cons?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2011 at 21:53 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-7 pre-production samples gallery news story (105 comments in total)
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Stephen_C: The photos are amazing given the size of the camera. I was wondering when Sony would start to pass up Canon in sensor quality. That day appears to have arrived. Canon had a big head start, but Sony is a much bigger company.

Sony moved ahead of Canon with their 16mp aps-c sensor that is amazing with noise performance. The difference is more than marginal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 02:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-7 pre-production samples gallery news story (105 comments in total)

Very nice but I'd like to see this with a better lens. 24mp aps-c will favor lenses that can deliver sharp images at wider apertures. Small aperture softening (diffraction) will be quite apparent. I noticed softening with my old 6mp SLR when shooting smaller than f/8, so this camera will really show it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 02:48 UTC as 18th comment
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