flektogon

flektogon

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RuneMC: Stacked sensor sounds very interesting if it means something like the Sigma sensor/image quality.

4K video also interesting, but 8K would have been even more interesting to extract panorama images from the video with Microsoft ICE 2.0 for example.

And the EVF - please drop it to drop the price significantly.

Will probably keep my RX100 Mk1 and wait for RX200 (whenever that may be) - although if the stacked sensor is exceptional, then I might be tempted...

If almost entire sensor surface can gather the light, I would not be surprised if Sony eliminated microlenses. If only thin filter layer stays on the top of sensor, all the problems with the corners (non perpendicular light beams) alignment would disappear.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 14:50 UTC
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RuneMC: Stacked sensor sounds very interesting if it means something like the Sigma sensor/image quality.

4K video also interesting, but 8K would have been even more interesting to extract panorama images from the video with Microsoft ICE 2.0 for example.

And the EVF - please drop it to drop the price significantly.

Will probably keep my RX100 Mk1 and wait for RX200 (whenever that may be) - although if the stacked sensor is exceptional, then I might be tempted...

Well, I do not fully understand to your last sentence, but from the explanations how that new sensor is arranged, it looks like now the entire sensor surface can gather the light, while on the BSI sensors it is only around 75% and on the non-BSI sensors only 50%.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sorry I didn't see anyone criticizing this part, so I'm going too...

"Out of all the different cameras that Canon offers, the XC10 probably comes with the most comprehensive kit of any of them. In addition to the basic camera, cables, and things that you might expect, the camera ships with the additional viewfinder, a 64GB CFast card and card reader, and a wireless infrared remote."

Additional viewfinder is a piece of plastic, with plastic in it. I can get a 64GB card on Amazon for..nothing. Imagine how much that costs Canon... and the wireless remote, hah... peanuts. None of that costs Canon much if anything to include.

"These are all accessories that are typically sold as options for other cameras, but they are all included with the XC10. Users can be comfortable that they will find everything....... It also uses the same battery as the EOS 5D Mark III [and several other EOS DSLRs - ed.] making it easier to manage interchangeably with other Canon cameras."

I wouldn't mind to pay even $500 more for it, i.e. anything what is not above CAD 2,000. On the other side I wouldn't want NX1 even for 1000 CAD. So, it's a matter of taste. What I appreciate most on this Canon is a very reasonable pixel density of their sensor. On the other side the lens could be brighter on the long side, something like 1:4.5 at least.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

So, the CCD technology is not dead yet. I would even say that it must be better than CMOS, if in such an expensive project it is preferred. Just wondering when we are going to see CCD in the digital photography again.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 14:50 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (94 comments in total)
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Eddy M: Better than Pentax K-S1 lol

Apparently you have no idea what are you comparing. On the other side, the only weak point of the camera is its lens, i.e. very soft at the corners especially at short focal distances. If the new model (1s) has really improved lens, and this improvement is aimed towards the corner softness, than yes, the Stylus 1s will be a great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
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David Julian: For those of you who want to see more samples to judge the CAMERA by, here is a link to a Photobucket of 12 images at the max resolution available. A few are repeats from the set above, just for a SBS comparison. Some images were improved a bit in Adobe LR5, and some are left at defaults. Take into consideration the viewing magnification, and of course the camera settings data available for each. A few could have been improved with more time to try optimal settings tailored for the subject and conditions, but most were shot literally while on the go.

http://is.gd/Kppiam

They are all very nice pictures and your original pictures are not bad either, except the picture No.18. What was the ISO setting? Had to be very high. And where were your last 12 pictures taken? Damn, when I look outside through the window...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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Greg Pavlov: I would really like to understand this: why the 5-6 articles about this "pocketable" camera "with a "large" sensor when during the same show Panasonic released a camera (DMC-GM5) that is smaller, has a larger sensor, includes a built-in viewfinder and accommodates multiple lenses? Compared to that, why is this Canon "One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina?"

If nothing else then because no one can beat the Canon colours. The weakest point of Canon are their rather weak sensors. But this camera is equipped with the currently best 1" sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)
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drummercam: Comparing the Pentax K-S1 to the Pentax K-50 is definitely a good way to avoid having to compare it to Canon's 2014 entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). I don't think the pentamirror, mono-microphone, 3fps, 0.8mag viewfinder, 460K-dot LCD EOS 1200D compares favorably at all, and the price difference is buying solid features, including build, no doubt.

And since "looks" get most of the troll action here, that black blob of a Canon lacks all distinction. Also obvious just by looking -- since looking is all that the complainers about the K-S1 have done as of yet -- is that if Pentax intended to present a less intimidating user interface, comparing K-S1 to the EOS 1200D wins the point easily.

DPR also again shows some anti-Pentax bias by listing (according to the "side-by-side" feature) the EOS as a "Compact SLR" and the Pentax as a "Mid-size SLR." The Canon is apparently 130 x 100 x 78mm, while the Pentax is 121 x 93 x 70mm. I guess compact is bigger than mid-size now?

This camera is really very interesting and actually I like it. The only question I have regarding its sensor. If I am not wrong, Sony doesn't make 20 Mp APS-C sensors. I hope it's not a Samsung sensor. That would be a step back.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 21:55 UTC
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Juraj Lacko: It would be so much more appealing to me if it was made in m42 mount since that is easy to adapt with cheap adapter almost to any system.

Obviously you forgot that you would lose the auto exposure feature.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)

Extremely useful article, and not only for the digital-era photographers. There are still many, who are completely confused what is the F ratio and the equivalent F ratio. I hope that now those guys who claimed that, for example, RX10 lens brightness corresponds to the F ratio 1:7.5, will stop with such nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 343rd comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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pedroboe100: I would still get a K5iiS and a Tamron superzoom lense and it would not cost that much. Don't care about video that much...

To yallo:
The RX10 lens has the (maximum) aperture 1:2.8 whether you like it or not. That "equivalent" aperture (1:7.5 or whatever) represents the DOF only. Please, learn some optics essentials first.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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pedroboe100: I would still get a K5iiS and a Tamron superzoom lense and it would not cost that much. Don't care about video that much...

The main reason why I would buy RX10 (or that new FZ1000) is that I wouldn't need to carry a still camera and a camcorder on my trips. That's why those two cameras are so unique.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: I don't get it. With or without an OLPF is a binary thing: you either have it or not. It's like saying a woman became "slightly" pregnant! So all this while that we have been hearing that the D800e has no OLPF, it actually has and the "effect" is created automagically? So does that mean that the D7100 without the OLPF will suddenly be like the D800e when the D7200 comes out? Kindly clarify.

Well, once the information is missing (filtered out) nothing will restore it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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flektogon: As I was originally disappointed with Canon G1 X Mark II (just based on other users/testers experience), now I am changing my mind. The IQ of Canon is definitely better. Yes, RX100 is smaller and has built in EVF, but with better IQ and better (longer) zoom lens, Canon is the winner.

The only negative point of G1 X is rather poor video, at least what DPR's found out. This might be an important feature for many occasional video shooters (like me), if they do not want to carry a still camera and a camcorder together, especially on travels. Here RX100/III shines.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

As I was originally disappointed with Canon G1 X Mark II (just based on other users/testers experience), now I am changing my mind. The IQ of Canon is definitely better. Yes, RX100 is smaller and has built in EVF, but with better IQ and better (longer) zoom lens, Canon is the winner.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 314th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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Eleson: I'm curious about full sensor readout. Is that actually true?

Thanks Richard!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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Eleson: I'm curious about full sensor readout. Is that actually true?

Thanks, but what is then the rolling shutter? I understand that it is the scanning of a single line of a frame instead of all the lines. As a result is that for example a horizontally moving (vertical) rod would look like skewed with the upper part always forward. Or am I completely wrong?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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Eleson: I'm curious about full sensor readout. Is that actually true?

Does it mean that there is no "rolling shutter" effect?

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)
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jonny1976: watching the samples here it's clear these lenses are nothing up the leica film standard, probably not even far from micro third, who already use leica design....it's clear leica know there will be forever a niche of rich people who don't know where to throw money who will buy everything leica put out.
treally. 7000 dollar for this camera with 2 lenses and a viewfinder...when a pentax 645z with kit is 8400.
i find it pretty offensive if i were a leica user.

If I wanted to have a similar high quality camera, probably I would go for the Sony A6000 + Zeiss 16-70/4 lens for a fraction of the Leica price. The bodies are coming and going away but a decent lens can stay for ever.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)
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mcshan: Looks like a good, small entry level extended zoom camera. I know it will be compared to the RX100 etc. out here but this is a small sensor camera with a long zoom. The RX100 is a different class camera and this new Olympus should not be expected to come close to it. For a relatively small camera with a nice zoom range this is a decent camera.

It is obvious by the comments that most dpr readers have moved past small sensor cameras.

Of course it's a nonsense to compare Stylus SH-1 with the Sony RX100. This camera should be compared with other, 1/2.3" sensor sized cameras. And in my opinion it would beat them easily. Look just at the first picture in the gallery. 3200 ISO! Incredibly good picture. Or look at the that bicycle wheel taken at the base sensitivity. Another incredibly high IQ picture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
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