Birch_Tree: I always thought Android was a resource hungry operating system. Which would mean battery life, Performance or bulk would suffer. Probably better operating systems out there to use in a camera.
My Samsung Galaxy S (single core 1ghz) runs ICS perfectly well. My wife's HTC Legend (single core 600mhz) is a bit slow, but perfectly usable.
Erik Magnuson: Second major flaw in this test. on p159 of the manual Canon warns that the system may have trouble when there is only horizontal detail, I.e. the Hybrid system only sees vertical detail. What did DPR use as a test subject?
The weight of the elements you move is more important in CDAF than in PDAF, because when you do PDAF, you estimate how much you have to move, and then you do it, but in CDAF you move a bit, check, move another bit, check, etc. So you have to deal with the inertia problems of moving and stopping during the whole autofocus process. in PDAF you accelerate and decelerate only once (each) in the whole autofocus process.
perry rhodan: First Yawn second Hilarious. IQ on par with OMD ? haha. Tried every samsung fom this series for years, because I really like the lenses, they are very nice. Samsung has to try better sensorwise. It's about 4 or even 5 years back in time. Please DPR, it isn't april fools yet. Samples do NOT back-up the conclusions AT ALL. Care to clarify??
Every comparometer shows the samsung line to be worst by far in IQ when leaving lowest ISO. Even small sensor compacts can do this good light low ISO in 2012.
The IQ is bad because the JPEG engine is bad. If you use raw, the story is completely different.BTW, why are you posting the same thing twice?
SunflowerFly: The computer on board:200MHz G3, 256MB RAM, 2GB SSD drive (yes, seriously), VxWorks OS.
It is the fastest radiation shielded computer you can find.
Hi!I understand that DPReview is a US centric site, but do you think you can also put the dimensions and weight in metric values? You know, for the other 95% of the world...
Knight Palm: Previous Samsung models doesn't do compressed raw format. Therefore their raw files are humongous. It's about time to start compressing their raw files, since all other competitors do!
Dear jj74e,none of the Samsung cameras compress a raw file. for example, the NX10 and 100 have raw files that are about 26-29MB, and of those 14.7*1.5 (12 bit) are the uncompressed raw, plus a 4-7MB JPEG inside.
jmmgarza: Samsung is a Korean monster. They are turning out very good products. How about their lenses?
They are quite good. I like the 30mm. The 20mm is also nice, and the 18-55 and 50-200 are good but a bit too big.i've heard that the 60mm macro and the 85mm are impressive, but out of my budget.
bokane: the number one question is: how do you get the insects to remain still in the field while you take, not just one photo, but enough for focus stacking?
Get a longer macro lens, so you can stay further away.you can also try with a zoom lens (like a 50-200mm) and an achromat (+2 to +4), so you will have 40 to 60 cm to your object.Of course, the big problem there is the light, so try to do it in a sunny day.
JackM: Lipstick on a pig.
Yeah, agreed. In Spanish we say "Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona queda"
jpr2: alas, no OVF :( - no even EVF (although this is much less desirable); so, shooting at arms length negates most of possible advantages in IQ, etc.
sorry, how you plan to put an ovf in a mirrorless camera that you can exchange the lens? It makes no sense at all. If you have something it would be an evf.
Ernest Beinrohr: i have just made such from 2 CPs. about 10euros with shipping. 3min of "work". the result however is blueish ;-)
Hi,You should try with 2 linear polarizers (for compacts or EVILs), or 1 LP and 1 CP if you have a slr (LP - CP - Lens, in this order).Cheers.
drakkar: TThis demonstrates that the "big bad errors", in vast majority, is the main commonly type of error in software industry, the software bug. Its very important understand the critical moment in Fuji´s Seidan Factory in Japan, post tsunami. The Fuji´s crew has made a big effort to mantain, up to date, this big product, made in Japan.Well done Fuji, and, only the time will show us the real potential of this excellent digicam.
Well, not always the software fixes are for software errors. sometimes you have hardware errors for whom you can implement a software fix.For example, if the focus moves when you close the aperture (It happens in some lens designs), you can implement a software fix to compensate (at least partially) for that problem.I'm not saying that it is always like that, I also see lots of software errors everywhere, but sometimes the problems are not in the software, but in the hardware.