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On Connect post Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter (65 comments in total)

Gives new meaning to getting winked at.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 33rd comment
On Connect post Samsung launches Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with dual-pixel AF (128 comments in total)

The s7 is using the Sony IMX260 which is a 12mp 1/2.5" 4:3 sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
In reply to:

BarnET: Alright,

AF - Nikon D5
Tweaked the AF module compared to something very new and ambitious from Nikon. Think the D5 takes that one through the lens. Unfortunately dual pixel doesn't work in burst modes......... That could've been a proper benefit.

Sensor. - Draw for now
Same mp count and Canon claims the analog to digital converters are now embedded on the sensor. As this was more or less the main reason why Sony sensors performed a LOT better at low ISO's let's give it a draw.

Video - Canon
Let's be honest the Nikon is pretty crippled with heavy cropping, short recording times. Then the Canon can do impressive 60fps in DCI 4k.

That being said they made sure no serious video maker would be interested by excluding

focus peaking
zebra's
C-log
External 4k recording.

Practically all available in mirrorless options have these options or variants which makes them very popular. This is a dangerous predicament for the 5d Mk IV

Canon is also doing a 1.3x crop for 4k.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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evilmagicnut: More important than resolution can someone improve EVF blackout during continuous shooting?

Actually the pixel size has not changed. They increased the size of the EVF so that required a greater resolution. Epson also increased the brightness and color accuracy. And according to Leica's press release this EVF has a faster refresh rate.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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Thorgrem: So this one is going to be used in the new PEN and the new E-M1 mark II?

Too large for the new PEN.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (560 comments in total)

There is one advantage to mirrorless cameras that was not mentioned. Crop sensor mirrorless cameras can have a much larger viewfinder than a crop sensor DSLR. The latest GX8 (2x crop m43) has a viewfinder the size of FF DSLR and one day the EVF may even be larger.

The crop DSLR viewfinders are beginning to look tiny in comparison.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 02:04 UTC as 82nd comment | 6 replies

Delete...

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 31st comment
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Forza5: If the rumor wasn't true, especially a major company like Samsung, would they not release a statement right away clarifying the issue. Especially with the holiday sales season coming right up, would not want potential customers to be dissuaded from buying your product. On the other hand, if the product will be discontinued, it makes sense to be vague.

Samsung is likely hoping to clear their inventory during the holiday season before making it official.

http://photorumors.com/2015/11/11/samsung-nx1-discontinued-in-europe-hong-kong-and-australia/

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
On Connect post Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

I think I might fall over LOL if I see someone taking a picture in public with one of these.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 00:52 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

I found this nice review and comparison of the 6s.

http://austinmann.com/trek/iphone-6s-camera-review-switzerland

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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minzaw: Is that the best so called 6s could do??

The 6s seems to apply more NR than the 6.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
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Jostian: more of the same from Sony, great sensors, horrid processing...

Better than expected from Sony. The edges and corners show a lot of softness but this is to be expected from the lenses in camera phones.

I am seriously considering the Z5 instead of another iphone.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:58 UTC

It would be nice if Sony supported RAW like most Android phones.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z5 (16 comments in total)

Too bad Sony doesn't support RAW with these phones.

Also, the focal length is 24mm equivalent. I am not sure why this was not reported here as you would think this would be useful information about any phone's camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 5th comment
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)

Sony Z5 just scored 87 at DXOMark.

http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Mobile-review-Best-mobile-photo-video-scores-to-date

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 16:14 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
In reply to:

urix Lukin: And what about 4.5-4.7" smartphones with decent camera?
Anyone? Please...

The sony Z5 has scored 87. If only it could shoot RAW as I find the Sony JPEGs smudge the details.

http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Sony-Xperia-Z5-Mobile-review-Best-mobile-photo-video-scores-to-date

The Z5 Compact will have a 4.6" display.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On Connect post Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones (87 comments in total)
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acidic: Excited about the new cameras in the 5X and 6P, but really disappointed that the 5X only comes in 16GB and 32GB storage options. Also lacking in the 5X is a notification LED and wireless charging, both of which aren't deal killers but are downgrades from the 2 year old N5. I was all set to preorder the 5X this morning, but now I have to think about it.

Judging by last year's N6, I would've thought that the 6P would be too big, but thankfully they downsized it a little. Odd how the 6P is smaller than its predecessor, but the 5X is larger. Both phones seem to be approaching a sweet spot in size, at least for me. Too bad the 6P is so fugly.

And then there's the Moto X PE. Good price, and more importantly a microSD slot. And the camera is very good as well according to DXO, for whatever that's worth. Plus the wood and leather options are very sexy.

Stumped as to which to get.

The 5X has a notification LED. There was an error in the specs which is being corrected.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/29/the-nexus-5x-does-have-a-true-rgb-notification-led-just-like-the-6p-but-its-missing-from-the-spec-list/

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 03:11 UTC
On article RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera (161 comments in total)

That must be one big drone to carry that camera along with the weight of a lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

The sensor is actually mult-aspect 24.8mp and is cropped depending on the aspect ratio.

16:9 5984x3366 20.1mp
4:3 5520x4140 22.8mp

so 16:9 will be closer to 22mm equivalent focal length, while 4:3 will be closer to 26mm

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 24th comment
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (205 comments in total)
In reply to:

Pandimonium: you accidentally posted images of the GR but no one can tell.

LOL. Even Ricoh cannot tell the difference between to two.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
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