Photato

Photato

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On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)

Apple is now hanging billboard advertisements around the world including some dramatic large billboards on the side of skyscrapers.
All Shot with 8MP iPhone 6.
Goes to show that 12MP is too low. lol

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 00:17 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)
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Photato: If Sony could make another large pixels camera like this for their APS-C line I'd definitely ditch Canon for good.
8MP, Fast and Lite Raw files, buttery smooth low light shots, clean and sharp video !

"An APS-C camera w/ the a7S' pixel pitch would produce 5.3MP images. "
Yes I understand that. That is why I stated I'd be happy with 8MP.
Pixels wont be as large as 7S but a hell lot better than the willie-wow BS megapixels of current APS-C now hitting 24MP. I really have not use for 24MP and all that bloat and slowness added specially when shooting Raw. It really irritates me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)
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Photato: If Sony could make another large pixels camera like this for their APS-C line I'd definitely ditch Canon for good.
8MP, Fast and Lite Raw files, buttery smooth low light shots, clean and sharp video !

Nope, APS-C sensors are 3:2, in fact I think most if not all of them are 3:2.
4K? For all I care it can be 2K, 2.4K or 1280P. As long as I can downsize to 1080P all is good.
Hell, even 1080P is plenty as long as it is encoded at 4:2:2 and high bit rate.
Professional Video has always been 4:2:2 even in the Analog Betacam Tape dates.
Consumers only focus on the resolution, thats why you get crappola at 1080p so they think they need more pixels. lol

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (460 comments in total)

If Sony could make another large pixels camera like this for their APS-C line I'd definitely ditch Canon for good.
8MP, Fast and Lite Raw files, buttery smooth low light shots, clean and sharp video !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 97th comment | 7 replies

WTF ?!
Where is the Canon M Review on DP Review to begin with?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 280th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)

This Sensor resolution is limited by diffraction starting from f/8 and up.
That is what the 7D2 difraction limit start.
But Unlike the 7D2 the 5DS is also limited from the bottom with Shallower DOF.

So basically you can have your shots worth of 50MP with this camera in the aperture range f4 to f/7.1 Provided everything else is perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 220th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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nerd2: It's quite funny that in the early era of DSLRs I always envied Canon for their less noise and better DR (D70 and D2h only had ~10 stops of DR, compared to 11 stops of canon, and suffered from very harsh clipping of highlights)

Fast forward, and now sony APS sensors have 13~14 stops of DR and FF ones have almost 15 stops of DR. Even m43 sensors now have 12-13 stops of DR, which is way better than ~10 stops they used to have at first.

And Canon is still stuck at less-than-12 stop dynamic range, which has barely improved over is almost the same as their 300D they released 12 YEARS AGO!
I wonder what happened to canon - they pioneered CMOS sensor for DSLRs, pioneered first "cheap" DSLR, pioneered first usable FF DSLR.... why?

Exactly.
Also there is no much much mobility with Customers locked in a brand ecosystem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)

As hard as I try, I can not find a good reason behind Canon decision of ignoring the USA market when even small brands do sell CSC cameras in lower quantities and not only in the US but in much smaller markets around the world.

The only thing I can come with is Canon wanting an slow, controlled and orderly transition from SLR to CSC, but that even doesn't make sense when you have competitors like Sony, Pany and Fuji gaining CSC market share as we speak.

Perhaps Canon indeed has no clothes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 109th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)
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Damien Demolder: Do readers in the USA feel deprived that the EOS M3 isn't coming to America? Maybe you don't care either way, or aren't interested in CSC? Is this the camera you've been waiting for?

That is my question to the DPR staff because you guys have yet to make a Review of this model or related lenses, now on its 3rd iteration.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)

Megabloat Stupidity.
Overkill Resolution for rare exceptional cases at the expense of everything else.
Definitely Canon lost it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:29 UTC as 454th comment | 10 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (532 comments in total)

24MP on an APS-C sensor. Yawn
Canon, thank you for keeping this Megabloat away from the USA !
Not interested.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:06 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (132 comments in total)
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Photato: Motorola is now a Chinese company.
Google sold it to Lenovo last year.

My comment is in response to the Introduction on this review that states. "...was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 03:22 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (132 comments in total)

Motorola is now a Chinese company.
Google sold it to Lenovo last year.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)

How sad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 15:53 UTC as 53rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)

These are the kind of things I hate about Canon lately. My ancient Powershot G5 has voice tagging. I hope Canon fix that with a firmware upgrade because is beyond the pale.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)
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Photato: Any reason why Apple is still using a 4:3 Aspect Ratio sensor in a 16:9 world?
All the pictures are shown top/botton cropped on the iPhone 16:9 screen or with side bars when zoomed out, same for HDTVs.
As for Video, most of the sensor's pixels are wasted into a 16:9 crop. Here the lens behaves more like narrower 38mm eqv.
I am scratching my head wondering about Apple's famous attention for detail. LOL

The new Panasonic CameraPhone has a sensor larger than the image circle, meaning capable of muti aspec crops. Why is that bizarre? A camera is a camera, big, small, iOS powered or propietary dedicated firmware . The limiting factor in a Samrtphone is Size and Weight, hence expanding the sensor rather than the lens assembly seems even more reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)
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Photato: Any reason why Apple is still using a 4:3 Aspect Ratio sensor in a 16:9 world?
All the pictures are shown top/botton cropped on the iPhone 16:9 screen or with side bars when zoomed out, same for HDTVs.
As for Video, most of the sensor's pixels are wasted into a 16:9 crop. Here the lens behaves more like narrower 38mm eqv.
I am scratching my head wondering about Apple's famous attention for detail. LOL

It doesnt have to be a 16:9 sensor. A 3:2 sensor would have been a more efficient solution.
Ideally premium smartphones should have multi-aspect ratio sensor. Combined with the phone level sensors users would have shots at Level most of the time, fast and effortlessly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 16:05 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)

Any reason why Apple is still using a 4:3 Aspect Ratio sensor in a 16:9 world?
All the pictures are shown top/botton cropped on the iPhone 16:9 screen or with side bars when zoomed out, same for HDTVs.
As for Video, most of the sensor's pixels are wasted into a 16:9 crop. Here the lens behaves more like narrower 38mm eqv.
I am scratching my head wondering about Apple's famous attention for detail. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 15:36 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies

I'd be more than happy with a Smartphone having this sensor and the proper IR filter. Ok maybe 1/1.7" type with 2MP. Really interesting, I wonder how big are the pixels. Maybe equal to a FF sensor? Is that stated somewhere?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

Wow what an epic marketing fail...and to quote my Grand mom.
"Over Promised - Under delivered"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 181st comment | 2 replies
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