Dimitri Khoz

Dimitri Khoz

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Joined on Mar 3, 2009

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On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P510 Review article (63 comments in total)

Nice long zoom reach will prevent such situations from happening:
http://www.celebguru.com/entry/hugh-grant-arrested-for-paparazzi-assault/

and it will allow nice celebrity shots to be done
by every kid from the block
all in the name of Nikon brand
http://images.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Beyonce-paparazzi-beyonce-128584_1000_1272.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 23:14 UTC as 29th comment
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
In reply to:

stanginit: next will be robotic athletes.

Just imagine
internet forums with computer generated news
and forum bots replying to eachother instead of human beings.

Future is coming,
but it will not be a good one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 22:57 UTC
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)
In reply to:

ConanFuji: what a pity... no touch screen shooting.
Imagine if it does, you can then shoot from any angle with that swivel LCD.
Deal Breaker

Smart-phones and smart-cameras
can theoretically make people dumb.

Just kidding.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 17:43 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)

Are robots cheaper than imported photographers from China?

Looks like the industry is dying. :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 17:38 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jogger: This would have been interesting 12 months ago.. now, all high end compacts are going to be compared to the RX100. This Samsung has too many gimmicks, and is going to fall short.

"Here is a review about the best pocket camera ever made Buddy"
Now, just go back to that review straight to the sample images and download image 17 in original size. Have a look at it, and then we will talk.
Btw, it was ISO125 not ISO3200.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 01:35 UTC

29 sample images from Nokia 808
under the magnifying glass of pixel-peepers:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/23/3113109/nokia-808-pureview-sample-photos#3486531

Looks very good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 01:51 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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SammyToronto: Nokia also announced a couple of weeks ago that they would introduce the same technology on their Windows phones (likely the Lumia). It's probably best to wait for that version to sample that amazing new camera/sensor since buying a Symbian phone costing that much is not a great idea (Nokia stopped further Symbian development last year). Unless you don't need apps, that is, which Windows doesn't have too many of right now but that's bound to change.

I had another Symbian Nokia with a great camera (the N8) and I thought I wouldn't need more apps than what Nokia offered, but then I found some very useful apps only available for Apple and Andriod phones so I switched to an Android phone with a very decent camera (Sony Ericsson Arc S) and I'm happy with the switch. The (slightly) better camera on the N8 was nice, but didn't make up for the restrictions of sticking to an outdated platform like Symbian, imo of course.

Android or not,
but this product can take great pictures,
and one can call his/her friends not worse than with other phones.
I do not watch movies and I do not play games on the cell phone yet.
So for people like me it is the perfect phone to have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 03:30 UTC
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jon404: So will it run my cellphone bill into orbit with mammoth 41 MP snapshot uploads? Or does it downsample, thereby actually not being a 41 MP camera at all?

EDIT, from the Amazon website -- "For example, when you want a 5MP photo, PureView packs the goodness of 7 pixels into 1 for sharp, clear, and ready to share photos."

But wait. Isn't a pixel just... a pixel? What am I missing here? And my God, 41 MP on a point 'n shoot sized sensor?

"And my God, 41 MP on a point 'n shoot sized sensor?"

Sensor has almost the same size as on $650 Sony RX100 product.

Or are you waiting for a Canon 5D Mark4 with the cell phone functions?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 03:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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tok2: Does anyone dare to tell what IQ (Noise, DR) could be like compared to a 1st gen micro 4/3 (E-pl1)?

From the samples it looks very good even at high ISO's.

Have a quick look here:

http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/sample-image-gallery-sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx100

RX100 does a decent job all the way up to ISO800.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 05:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

Per-pixel noise characteristics of RX100 will be similar to Canon S95.

S95 sensor area/MP count = 42/10 = 4.2 = 100%
RX100 sensor area/MP count = 116/20.9 = 5.55 = 132%

Comparing to the APS-C cameras RX100 will lose about 2 stops:
3200D sensor area/MP count = 358/24.7 = 14.49 = 345%
G1X sensor area/MP count = 262/14.3 = 18.32 = 436%

Comparing to full frame one can see
that per-pixel difference between G1X and RX100 will be bigger than between G1X and 5DMark3:
Canon 5DMark3 sensor area/MP count = 864/23.5 = 36.92 = 879%

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies

Greg Lutze can say whatever he wants,
because he is gonna get $$$ for every copy of his App sold,

but VSCO Cam IS and will be A TOY,
as long as iPhones are equipped with the toy cameras.

On the 0:21sec of the video
there is a claim that this App has "Professional-quality" filters.
Only time will tell whether professionals will use them. :-)

But anyway it is good that there are cheap photo-editing apps
appearing for the mobile phones;
so by the time our cells will be equipped with decent photocameras,
we will not need to pay big $$$ for a mobile version of the new Photoshop,
and we will enjoy similar functionality while using an App worth of couple of bucks. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 04:14 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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AnHund: There is one thing many high MP haters overlook and that is the ability to get "zooming capability" for free, because you can crop more and still maintain the image size of your older low MP camera :-)

More pixels will not lead to the better images at extremely high ISO.

Hi-ISO IQ depends on the sensor signal/noise specs and not MP count!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 03:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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Marco 2k7: By the kind of questions I read here, I think is clear that Nikon is giving new entry photographers something they don't need or understand. But makes them THINK they need it, that makes profit for Nikon itself.

Don't really think this brings any good to the market nor the buyers.

Many people had trouble deciding between entry level cameras with a "regular" mpx count, now they get so confused some people actually consider buying the D3200 instead of the D5100. Pretty crazy IMO.

Yes,
BUT who will use all 24 MP at mainstream level, let alone 50-60MP,
when 90-95% of future D3200 users will never print a picture bigger than 11X14 ????????????

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 03:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: In Amateur Photographer Magazine, a Nikon representative said: "Megapixels is a spec point that features whenever you look at a website, a brochure – it's always highlighted....For that [entry-level] customer it will be important, but higher up… enthusiast-level D7000 customers, for example, have a much broader range of demands on their list to tick off, such as performance in low light, or being more robust."

In short, 24MP is just a marketing gimmick aimed at entry-level buyers.

Yes,
BUT who will use all 24 MP at mainstream level
when 90-95% of future D3200 users will never print a picture bigger than 11X14 ????????????

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 03:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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Sam Carriere: It's hard to take any camera that comes in a bright red version seriously. It's either a camera or a fashion accessory.

Colour should not have any connection/association with the quality of the tool.

In the past all quality cars were black.
Does it mean that all black cars are of high quality now?

I believe we need to accept that having an option to choose the color of the camera wil only make consumers more satified and camera producers more profitable.

Who cares that the camera does not have a "pro" body colour when it can take "pro" quality pictures?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 03:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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fire3000: I need a high zoom camera with high resolution at full zoom. If I were to put a Nikon 300 mm zoom lens on this camera how would the pics compare to a bridge superzoom such as Nikon P510 or Sony HX200V? If I were to test the two I would shoot a car license plate at 1,000 feet and compare the sharpness and brightness of the photos.

I will disagree,
300mm zoom is not comparable to 1000mm zoom of Nikon P510 at all. Look at these pics made with Nikon:
http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af289/DIKHNFS/P510_zoom_0111.jpg

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af289/DIKHNFS/P510_zoom_0622.jpg

Such zoom power is simply impossible on a DSLR without spending $20 000 for a 15 lbs zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
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Wintergreen: Don't agree to give them credit. They should finish their products "before" selling them, not "after".

Yes they created fine cameras but, for the X10 as well as the X100, you really get the impression that they rushed them out without proper testing and validation. You don't inspire confidence with that.

I like those 2 camera, but as we say in France : "qui aime bien, chatie bien"

Exactly,
ORB is not a big issue at all for any educated customer.
Everyone can test the camera and return it back to the shop simply by following standard return policy
or at least read online review before manking "buy" decisions.
Ones who kept it and continue complaining should partially blame themselves.
And it is nice to see that Fuji spent time and money to fix it for ones who are still unsatisfied.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 14:45 UTC

Another side-by-side comparison
from DP samples
of overall sharpness, details, noise, and focus for real-world scenarios.
(To avoid pixel peeping resolution was down-sampled by factor 1.65X)

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af289/DIKHNFS/X10sensortest5.jpg

There is very very slight difference in sharpness
where old sensor showed tiny bit more details on the label in the middle
and in the white lines in the upper right corner of the image.
Also old sensor showed a bit more shadow details
in the lower left corner of the image.

Again differences are very minor and probably not visible on the prints.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 55th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
In reply to:

Zilvinas K: Why all the low light images are ISO 12800? ("impressive"?, c'mon people) Also, Nikon, what's up with a plasticky body and relatively advanced features in one? All 4 entry level DSLRs more of the same. Come up with one that would be nice to take into hands. A rangefinder then...

You missed my point, Takahashi.
I was not talking about D3200 being less capable than current cell phone cameras.

I was talking about the fact, that pictures taken with the cell phones in ANY settings are of inferior quality and not suitable for enything except being posted on Facebook/Twitter.
Same is true for the ISO 12800 shots made with D3200.

However, there is no doubt that low light performance of the new Nikon camera is much better than of predcessors.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:59 UTC

Many people noticed slight difference in the image quality between old and new X10 sensors:
“I don't see this as a win for Fuji. The new sensor's overall IQ is inferior to the original sensor.”
“From this comparison it looks like orb fix has been at expense of overall sharpness/resolution.”

Is it true?
Here is an answer:

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af289/DIKHNFS/FX10newsensortest1.jpg

It is a side-by-side comparison
of overall sharpness, details, noise, and focus for real-world scenarios.
(To avoid pixel peeping resolution was down-sampled by factor 1.73X.)

It is also possible that observed difference in the image quality was due to the slight exposure/focus change between the shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 16:46 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies
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