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CyberAngel

CyberAngel

Lives in Finland Espoo, Finland
Works as a IT Consult
Joined on Jun 26, 2011
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gadget geek

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On Huawei's Honor 7i comes with 13MP flip-out camera post (50 comments in total)
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quiquae: Wouldn't you want something a bit wider than 28mm for the front camera?

two cameras are better than one.
I want OIS on front cam....who's the First ??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Huawei's Honor 7i comes with 13MP flip-out camera post (50 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: I wonder why every mobile phone camera is not like that.

It only lasts until the first selfie-drop.
Oooops!
<smash>
Goooood business!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
On LG G4 camera review post (81 comments in total)
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mjoshi: I'm using one, moved from iPhone to Lumia 1520 first because of camera quality, but lack of apps as well as limited feature set of existing apps made it a pretty much dud. Was thinking of going back to iPhone 6plus and came across LGG4. This thing is amazing when it comes to sheer camera power. Lot of manual control and dynamic range. Been using it for 4 weeks now and love mine.

What Apps are lacking?
I find the Lumia or Microsoft Apps very good.
Why would one ever go to a more restricted
and less performing system?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
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sapporodan: So it has the sensor equivalent of a Ferrari? not everyone wants to drive a Ferrari, but there's no need to slag of the people who do want to.

Horses for courses as they say.

Oh, those glory days...
Now add the sensor technology, please!
and...while we are into it...the MegaPixels!
:-)
BTW: isn't Mercedes-McLaren better then Ferrari?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Another thought - how much effect does using state-of-the-art NR software have on this? Running the images through DXO PRIME or Neat Image and then comparing would be interesting.

It does seem one of the big changes in camera performance in recent years hasn't been ever-better sensors but ever more powerful processors in cameras (and cleverer Raw processing software) knocking the noise on the head at ever less levels of detail destruction (although the in-camera approach does still seem to have a long way to go on the latter). BTW running old 20D images taken with the not-very-nice 17-85 lens through DXO 10, NI 7.2 or LR 6 can make some significant improvements.

A real pain for review sites to test, but relevant I think. I assume users doing big shadow lifts will also consider many other processing options. (BTW sites comparing JPEGs at default settings, being the non-high-workload approach, does perhaps have an interesting reverse effect on how camera makers choose those settings.)

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9716437399/nokia-808-pureview-with-41mp-sensor

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 15:26 UTC
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spatz: @DPreview, since a few commentators seem to misunderstand down sampling, how it relates to signal-to-noise, and also because down sampling of images is now extremely common, perhaps it would be worth writing a feature on it - just like you did on the "sources of noise", or the "equivalent aperture". Down sampling for maximum information retention is a fairly straightforward topic, but just like lossy image compression, down sampling for maximum perceived quality, with minimal artefacts, is fairly complex, with a lot of literature, and a handful of algorithms to choose from.

As an aside, comparing at the lower of the two native resolutions is much fairer than at native pixel level, but because no down sampling algorithm is perfect, it slightly favours the image at native resolution. Unless there is a reason to pick 36MP as a target, down sampling both images to a third resolution could minimise the difference.

maybe to UHD-like resolution 3840 x 2160 = 8.3 MP
(I know it's "movie"-standard 16:9)
Then you can also compare UHD snapshots!
:-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Another thought - how much effect does using state-of-the-art NR software have on this? Running the images through DXO PRIME or Neat Image and then comparing would be interesting.

It does seem one of the big changes in camera performance in recent years hasn't been ever-better sensors but ever more powerful processors in cameras (and cleverer Raw processing software) knocking the noise on the head at ever less levels of detail destruction (although the in-camera approach does still seem to have a long way to go on the latter). BTW running old 20D images taken with the not-very-nice 17-85 lens through DXO 10, NI 7.2 or LR 6 can make some significant improvements.

A real pain for review sites to test, but relevant I think. I assume users doing big shadow lifts will also consider many other processing options. (BTW sites comparing JPEGs at default settings, being the non-high-workload approach, does perhaps have an interesting reverse effect on how camera makers choose those settings.)

Nokia 808 has this approach 38MP ~> 8MP/5MP/3MP
Nokia Lumia 1020 also 38MP ~> 5MP

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
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Just a Photographer: 92nd place for Dynamic Range and Canon calls this (if speed is not your highest priority) their top of the line camera...

What a sad day for Canon and their sensor performance.

50/36 > 14.5/12.4
(~1.39 > ~1.17)
:-)
BUT
Some really need that superior <insert here>
rather that having huge <insert here>
It's up to you!
PS:
If you have invested gazillion into lenses...well, cry!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
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lacikuss: Why the mormalization wasn't done by upscalling the d810 samples from 36mp to 50mp and then comparing DR?

nobody does BOTH up/down
e.g. 36/36 & 50/50 (+36/50) comparison

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (153 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Pretty mediocre as a smartphone camera. (Not to mention as a phone, particularly with the unsettling news of Sony's probably selling off their entire smartphone business, meaning a definite end of any official future firmware upgrades. Not that previous Sony models received that many upgrades...)

In addition to the usual stuff (bad oversharpening, watercoloring via the, at least in broad daylight, unnecessarily strong noise reduction), Sony really should improve their sweep pano mode. Heck, even Samsung's implementation is way better, which, in turn, can't hold a candle to that of Apple. And the decentered lens and bad front camera (the latter being particularly important in dual-camera modes (here: "Face In"), which I *love* on the Note4 and use a LOT for social shots)....

<continued below>

"it's Wacoms and iPads. you're so blinded by your own position that you can't even consider the possibility that there might be someone that who may decide that a non-Wacom device can be competent enough for the price."
Someone?
Only if they're "iSheep" e.g. brainwashed by marketing.
The technology is different and you get what you pay for...wait? - No! - No you don't!
You pay OverPrice!!
for inferior technology...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:03 UTC
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Terrera: As a nature photographer, I honestly prefer a 16-600 equivalent lens, with a wide F1.8 or F2.8 wide aperture, F5.6 max at telephoto and A ZOOM RING! You have no idea how much battery that would save and how more precise pictures would be. Don't care abt the small sensor either as long as it has a manageable size. Being weather sealed would also be a plus and USB charging via external power bank and a maximum price of USD600. I would buy it immediately!

A mechanical zoom ring is missing in action.
Are there any non-DLSR cameras with a real zoom ring?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
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jaxson: Is this earth rotation or moon orbiting, or a combo of both?

I think that moon shows the same side always,
but it does wobble a little
so it could go with or against the earth's rotation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
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RGBCMYK: 2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!

Captain Kirk:
they still clog
ink is still more expensive than gold
have you tried laser?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: lol... general shooting... you need special camera for that..
looks like run out of criteria

There is no trolling involved in the blind tests.
=> defenders of iPhone fall short of arguments.
I'm slowly starting to hate iPhones & the defenders
GOOD JOB !!
You're Real Trolls = making Apple a bad...apple :-(

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Wow, still iPhone is there no matter what...

All-rounder? What kind of award is that?

Note 4, Galaxy 6, CM1, Nokia should get that title as they are miles better than iPhone in IQ and some of them have 4K video. iPhone is using 10 year old technology in it camera and any 50$ camera out there can easily trounce iPhone's output anytime of the day.

So basicly...
when using Auto the iPhone 6+ is best
but the IQ sucks and all the others are better
Did I understand it correctly??

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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worldcup1982: nothing beats the nokia 808 still.
waiting for the successor, if there will ever be one.
the 1020 is worse, worse lens,worse timing...

1040 XL
I just wish the Lumia 1020 was upgraded with SD 810
3 GB RAM, SD card, better optics, &big screen model

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review post (90 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Guys and gals, just don't forget the following:

If you do own a Snapdragon 805-based Note4, you can have (apart from over-8 bit color channels and dynamically adjustable WB) almost-RAW output without any of the biggest problems with the stock Camera app. That is, no noise reduction or even more aggressive oversharpening will ruin your images.

Note: it's simply not possible to do the same on Exynos-based Note4's. They will be stuck with the noise reduction and sharpening no matter what third-party app they use.

if you do have a Snapdragon 805-based handset but don't give a try to direct camera accessor apps like Snap, you deprive yourself something SIGNIFICANTLY better than you can achieve with the stock Camera app.

Just compare the stock and unprocessed Snap camera HDR output images at http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4/general/shooting-light-best-image-quality-note-4-t3012008 . In the article, I also thoroughly asses Android-based noise reducer / sharpener tools.

Menneisyys (Past)
Always good posts - Thanks!
Aina hyviä postauksia - Kiitos!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: The only reason I didn't buy any smartphone is the size...

Yes...they are absolutely too small

Samsung does have a Note 8.4
but tge display is not HDTV OR UHTV compatible.
I use Miracast. ..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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Lars Rehm: Seriously, the next person to ask for the CM1 or Note 4 will be banned for life :)

Always so polite
and absolutely no iBias
You make my day! :-D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
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DaveE1: Why are people getting so upset?

This camera is not for most people here. But those who want it will likely have a lot of fun with it.

Should the rest of us criticize the manufacturer of your favorite camera because we think it's not for us? Some people have a lot of growing up to do.

This is the way of funding your niche camera :
Take the money from the masses!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
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