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On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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RichRMA: More than one camera has the ability to combine images to produce higher megapixel counts, or HDR, whatever. The problem is that any movement in the scene while the exposures are taken, that is resolvable by the sensor will result in blur, negating any image gain the extra pixels would provide in the area that moved.
I will add that Oppo makes excellent Blu-ray players.

We got that, however the goal is similar.
The point of "more Megapixels", or "more exposures", is that you can use the surplus data (using the proper procedure e.g. exposure bracketing, focus bracketing, etc.) to increase either detail (super resolution), DR (HDR), SNR (supersampling) or DoF (focus stacking). An maybe even some other thing that I missed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)
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CJ100570: It kinda, sorta takes 50MP pictures....

...maybe it also stacks much crappier? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
On Oppo Find 7 features QHD display and 50MP images post (61 comments in total)

I had applications that could do that back with the VGA camera of the Nokia 6600, quite some time ago...

Plus, if you want to do that now with your current phone, you can do it on your pc, with its full processing power.
Just download Registax...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 15:56 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Tim Streater: Not having a rotatable rear screen is a big PLUS as far as I am concerned.

Flex circuits tend to break. Always. No matter the manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

@Bill that's happening because they put it online piecemeal.
Do you prefer all at the same time but next week or piece by piece starting today?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

YEAAAH! It's finally coming!
Reading it now! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 136th comment
On Worth it's salt in the Macro - Coin, Token, and Scrip(t) challenge (9 comments in total)
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santamonica812: Really nice composition and very good lighting. I don't understand the title. "Worth it is salt" ?????

:-D nice one!

and congratulation to aquapell for the win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
On Apple patents remote control for iPhone camera post (50 comments in total)
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SemperAugustus: Selfies made easy....

...ouf, c'est tellement "passée", la caméra frontale... :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On Apple patents remote control for iPhone camera post (50 comments in total)
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Jogger: Magical.

co... come again? :-|

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On Worth it's salt in the Macro - Coin, Token, and Scrip(t) challenge (9 comments in total)
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santamonica812: Really nice composition and very good lighting. I don't understand the title. "Worth it is salt" ?????

"its" maybe?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Red Giant offers subscription to video editing tools article (26 comments in total)
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stupidisanart: If anyone in the last decade had ever read a terms and conditions of a software package, they would realised they have never owned the software. Hence why sometimes couldn't put it on as money computers as you wanted and only you could use it.

Although this way companies do get to charge you every month. This is why consumers will never fully adopt this method.

But they owned a license, and a perpetual one at that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Red Giant offers subscription to video editing tools article (26 comments in total)
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luigibozi: Suppose from April 1st iOS, Windows and MacOS go subscription, and only those with subscription can connect to web, let's say.
I doubt from April 2nd any dpreview surfer will operate as a root on their machine running Linux.

He made his point pretty clearly, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On HTC One 2014 leaks, comes with "Duo Camera" post (25 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: This device will also get an SD card slot. So thats pretty exciting! for me its either this or the Sony Z2. Which ever one makes it to the states faster!

BTW, the camera is 5MP("Ultra pixels"). I dont know what the 2nd one is though.

Needing 8, 16, 32, 64GB of readily available information is not a function "the could not" can offer.
Some examples: 1) large files (which take forever to download) 2) marginal reception or no data connection 2b) the need to stick with the mobile operator offering best coverage & impossibility to switch to a cheaper one because you rely on your files being online 3) depending on someone else for data safekeeping
4) need to peruse multiple files at once. How do I download them all together if I don't have the space?
The cloud is a novelty, a gimmick at best.
Maybe it will be usable in 5 years (at least where I live), but I will have changed phone at least once in that time frame...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 08:21 UTC
On Samsung explains the Galaxy S5's ISOCELL sensor post (48 comments in total)
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Markol: Sounds exciting, but so did the HTC One sensor concept.
Let's wait and see, I for one was e.g. positively surprised by the Nexus 5 IQ which generally isn't being talked highly of.

I've seen some photos snapped with a Nexus 5 and I've been quite impressed, I must say...

Nice seeing dpreview covering something other than Apple, keep it up!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On HTC One 2014 leaks, comes with "Duo Camera" post (25 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: This device will also get an SD card slot. So thats pretty exciting! for me its either this or the Sony Z2. Which ever one makes it to the states faster!

BTW, the camera is 5MP("Ultra pixels"). I dont know what the 2nd one is though.

This is, of course, a logical fallacy.
You basically said that "it is less useful because Google doesn't want me to use it".

First of all, there are workarounds.
Secondly, I agree that Google & Samsung are the next Apple(s).
But, please, don't be a sheep just because they want you to behave like one.

An SD is of enormous value when you consider that, for instance, the Galaxy S4 only had - at launch and in some versions of the device - 8.8GB of available space of the 16 declared: the other 7.2 were taken up by the OS.
*That's a little more than half the space declared*
How much space you can get for a 64GB SD card?
Answer: 64GB (albeit in base 10, a little less counting with the powers of 2, but that's around 59.5GiB in most cases).

So, if you think that "SD card slot is a lot less useful", think again...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (323 comments in total)
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Heie2: So it's *exactly* the same, but with a couple extremely minor differences. Essentially the EXACT same.

Well so is the Pentax K-50/K-500 from the Pentax K-30 for the most part except a new body and the entry (K-500) and mid-entry/consumer (K-50) differentiation to the product line.

The point being, the review would be extremely easy and quick, just like the D610 must have been. But, there's one thing that is most curious...

D610 Annoucement: October 8th, 2013
D610 Review Complete: March 12th, 2014 (124 days)

K-50/K-500 Announcement: June 12th, 2013
K-50/K-500 Review Complete: 273 days and counting...

DPR: Fair and Balanced.

@paulsky
...so the masses are always right... right?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On HTC One 2014 leaks, comes with "Duo Camera" post (25 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: 3d is a gimmick. But Lytro funtionality could be interesting. Getting focus right on a quick cellphone capture is a bit of a chore and crapshoot. Whether this feature is a bold move or gimmicky feature comes down to execution.

Lytro is a great concept, but in practice shots are soft.

Another question is ease of processing. Lytro requires the user to run custom software to "select" the focal point after the shot is made. How easy will the be to do on the HTC?

well... at least the Galaxy S5 has the option to do some sort of "focus stacking" with the two images it takes... even though I'd rather leave that to a pc software...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
On HTC One 2014 leaks, comes with "Duo Camera" post (25 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: This device will also get an SD card slot. So thats pretty exciting! for me its either this or the Sony Z2. Which ever one makes it to the states faster!

BTW, the camera is 5MP("Ultra pixels"). I dont know what the 2nd one is though.

One should not regard an SD card slot as being exceptional.
It's just the criminal market strategies of some brands (if not all) of late (no FM radio, no replaceable battery, no SD card slot) that are tricking you to think that something you should take for granted is such a big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (323 comments in total)
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Heie2: So it's *exactly* the same, but with a couple extremely minor differences. Essentially the EXACT same.

Well so is the Pentax K-50/K-500 from the Pentax K-30 for the most part except a new body and the entry (K-500) and mid-entry/consumer (K-50) differentiation to the product line.

The point being, the review would be extremely easy and quick, just like the D610 must have been. But, there's one thing that is most curious...

D610 Annoucement: October 8th, 2013
D610 Review Complete: March 12th, 2014 (124 days)

K-50/K-500 Announcement: June 12th, 2013
K-50/K-500 Review Complete: 273 days and counting...

DPR: Fair and Balanced.

It's just something different from what you were probably accustomed to.

When I was thinking about which camera to buy a few years ago I considered dpreview to be a superior source of information and knowledge on digital photography.

Now I mainly read it as an amusing diversion and a curio/variety website, but the delusions of objectivity are long gone.
It's the web and the market who ask for this so I don't blame the staff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:30 UTC
On iOS 7.1 brings auto HDR mode to iPhone 5S post (15 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Does auto-HDR mode work for video? That would open up a world of possibilities.

Galaxy S5 will have HDR mode for video.
Unsure how it will work, i.e. true HDR or just fake HDR.
From the video it looks promising, though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 11:53 UTC
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