ShutterAttache

ShutterAttache

Joined on Nov 6, 2012

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On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

I for one like the idea that smartphones will be able to use RAW as an option, i just recently started using a RAW workflow and so i have lately only been buying cameras that can shoot RAW. but even though a RAW capable camera is getting more compact and pocket sized, the only camera that i know i will have in my possession 95% of the time will be my android phone and having the option to have more dynamic range in a smartphone camera is a great feat.

its great that we have optical image stabilization slowly making its way to the smartphones, and now RAW as well. those simple P&S cameras will soon be a thing of the past, and whatever camera survives the war will then have to include RAW or otherwise they wont make it in the new market.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 19:02 UTC as 13th comment
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Ponderer: Fine walk around camera
I like this size of camera to tuck in my belt pouch and head into the forest or sports event. Since Sony can build an RX1 with full frame sensor, why can’t they build an HX50 with an APS-C sensor? And add an EVF and better aperture control while they are at it. 20X would be fine for me with a sharper, faster lens. Better still, stick a high end 20X travel zoom lens on the front of an NEX6 body and call it HX60!!!

The Sony NEX C3 is the smallest NEX camera with an APS-C sensor, if you take that and add an 20x zoom lens, it will make the camera too big to be a walk around camera. this is pretty much what will happen if Sony tried to put a APS-C sensor into a HX P&S.

now what i would like to see is the sensor from the RX100 put into a HX300 style body with a max zoom range between 20-50x(whatever they can get to fit in there) and a full vari-angle screen like the ones found on the SLT cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
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Chaitanya S: This new Canon camera reminded me Panasonic D-Snap series of cameras/hybrid devices that came out nearly a decade back.

man i still have my AV20, the video it produces is crap now but i keep it as a collectable.

i wish they would go back to that palm-size camera style, canon seems to have the right idea, but just looking at the camera seems to me that its gonna be awkward to operate, i like its design but that LCD screen with the backward mounted hinge is kinda off putting to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 03:19 UTC

@ Dan

"RAW would be nice but most of those features you're asking for don't belong to the target audience of this camera. They belong to the $700 point & shoots."

while i kinda understand why you would say this. i have to add that one could say the same about the hot-shoe or the separate EV dial that is found on this camera, im not asking for a "holy grail" camera, i was just hoping that sony would add RAW to this camera and possibly the hx300's replacement. if RAW was added, i think this camera would have been a top seller in its class.

and please dont say that "it would take sales away from the RX100 if RAW was added to the HX50" because it wont, both cameras can co exist with RAW because they both have different image sensors and the RX100 is in the "large sensor compact body class" and the HX50 is in the "travel zoom class" so they wont cut into each others sales if they both had RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 14th comment

Sony has messed up big time. on the out side, it has a lot of features that i would look for in a all around camera that would get used often. however, on the inside. the camera lacks a lot of features that would make this a winner.

Pros:
30x zoom range on a compact body.
physical control dials/buttons.
standard hot shoe.
a proper full featured WiFi mode.
professional look (not having a lot of writing on the front other than the company name and g lens badge)

Cons:
small sensor vs large amount of megapixels.
no raw support.
no noise reduction options.
no built-in standard headphone/mic jack.

so as you noticed. i did not really complain about aperture or price point because the major focus for me is the lack of RAW and NR options. i think if you are paying 400$ and up for a camera, RAW support and noise reduction options for JPEGs should be available at this price point. and this is not limited to Sony. any other major camera company should do this as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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ShutterAttache: I have been slightly keeping up with this camera, there are some likes and dislikes that i have to point out. i like its small size and the generous amount of built-in memory and i have seen some actual pictures taken with it and its pretty much on par with most updated smart phone cameras, it even shoots 720p video, i didn't like the fact that the black color was not offered despite the fact that when this camera was announced a black version was displayed as well, also they could have made it a regular non-touch screen and added a simple 4-way direction pad and a couple of other buttons on the back and the price is a bit high for a camera bearing a cell phone image sensor..... oh and while we are on the subject they could have lowered the megapixels because the 10mp that it has now may be hurting the image quality a bit, i think 5 or 8 would have been enough. this camera had the potential to be a great street camera but nikon missed the chance to make a big impact with a small camera

there's also a few other things that i forgot to point out above, it has a nikon proprietary usb plug and if you look towards the edges of the images taken with the camera you will see a blurring effect witch i think its cause by whatever cheap lens they used and possibly nikon stuffing 10MP into such a small sensor, or maybe the images are being upscaled in camera to simulate a 10MP image. oh and a bit of warning, do not think for a second that the sample pictures on nikon's website are taken with that camera, i suspect they used one of their mid-ranged P&S for the sample images. but other than all that i have said, this camera has a place on the market and if and when the price go down i will get one myself just to have a camera on hand all the time its just that right now the price is a bit high and its because there are a few features that could have been left off like the touch screen and the high MP count but other than that its a cheap camera that only wants to be a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:43 UTC

I have been slightly keeping up with this camera, there are some likes and dislikes that i have to point out. i like its small size and the generous amount of built-in memory and i have seen some actual pictures taken with it and its pretty much on par with most updated smart phone cameras, it even shoots 720p video, i didn't like the fact that the black color was not offered despite the fact that when this camera was announced a black version was displayed as well, also they could have made it a regular non-touch screen and added a simple 4-way direction pad and a couple of other buttons on the back and the price is a bit high for a camera bearing a cell phone image sensor..... oh and while we are on the subject they could have lowered the megapixels because the 10mp that it has now may be hurting the image quality a bit, i think 5 or 8 would have been enough. this camera had the potential to be a great street camera but nikon missed the chance to make a big impact with a small camera

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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