GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6s (27 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Well that's a little disappointing. Usually when a new iPhone is released its camera shoots to the top of its class. Not this time apparently, only 10th place! Even Sony's super dense 21MP camera beats it. I would of thought Apple's lower density/larger photo-site 12MP one would at least beat the Sony on low-light noise levels.

Interesting, I didn't know that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6s (27 comments in total)

Well that's a little disappointing. Usually when a new iPhone is released its camera shoots to the top of its class. Not this time apparently, only 10th place! Even Sony's super dense 21MP camera beats it. I would of thought Apple's lower density/larger photo-site 12MP one would at least beat the Sony on low-light noise levels.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 16:57 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

An interesting if very pricey concept. I'd actually consider getting one if were a lot cheaper. It'd be nicer if it were more compact too, its seems to be about the same width as a relatively large DSLR...but then it is a first generation product. If they survive the next few years (I hope they do) it would be nice to see a more compact and much more affordable version of this unique camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 73rd comment
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (392 comments in total)

I agree with most of DPreview's choices here. I'm glad to see a site like DPreview start to do this sort of thing. Its a rite of passage of sorts, means you've grown up and a lot of people now take what you think in the realm of photographic equipment seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 118th comment
On Connect post Sony Xperia Z5's 4K display shows most content at 1080p (88 comments in total)

What an elegant simple solution, good on Sony. I have a feeling now Apple/Samsung et al might incorporate a similar solution on their future smartphone models.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 16:44 UTC as 10th comment

Impressive tech and expensive! But you get what you pay for I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Slimjon: Who manufacturers the sensor?

I stand corrected then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:43 UTC

Definitely a handsome brick of a camera! I've always liked Leica's industrial design...minimalist but functional and often quite pretty with it! I'm sure the image quality is good too. But I think Pentax's 645z is the better value device and has received generally good reviews too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:21 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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Slimjon: Who manufacturers the sensor?

The sensor company for the Q is TowerJazz, an Israeli based outfit of which Panasonic owns 49% I believe...that's according to Leica Rumors anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:16 UTC

Creepy photo!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 11th comment
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GabrielZ: With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

IZO100 - If you don't want to believe me, go check out the industry statistics. As I said, apart from Apple and to a lesser extent Samsung none of the other brands are profiting in this industry. Sony, Lenovo and HTC are already in trouble and others will probably follow. Huawei and Xiaomi are gaining market share in their home country of China in particular. But their smartphone divisions are still not currently turning any significant profit. And that 's what it comes down to in the end - profits. If all these companies are unable to turn a profit in the end on smartphones, they'll exit the arena.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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GabrielZ: With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

IZO100 - The combined market share of all those companies (Samsung are gradually dropping Qualcomm SoC's and Blackberry are already dead in the water) you mention here are still insignificant compared to the two big players. Only Samsung and Apple currently make any sort of profit from smartphones, its generally a loss making industry for most other players, Sony for instance are going to exit the market soon because of this. How long are all these other companies going to continue doing this at a loss? Because of this I think Qualcomm are going to have difficulties in this department going forward.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 06:01 UTC

With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)

This reenforces my long time suspicion now that Sony is going to exit the APS-C market altogether. And maybe the reason why the rumoured A7000 is being delayed or maybe even shelved! This concerns me because I'm a Fujifilm user and they use Sony manufactured APS-C sensors. And if they do decide to exit that market. Sony may not continue to develop APS-C sensors like they do their state of the art FF and 1" ones which are way ahead of the competition. I suppose now this increases the importance of getting into mass production that Fujifilm/Panasonic organic sensor project.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)

Its nice to see a mainstream manufacture other than Nikon and Canon producing professional niche cameras like this. But the price does seem rather elevated...probably due to low production numbers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 27th comment
On Connect post Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples (37 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Good results for a smartphone. But I really don't believe tiny smartphone lens's can genuinely resolve 8MP worth of detail let alone 21MP...no way! Its a marketing gimmick, the vast majority of those MP's are just eating up memory while going to waste.

@Lars Rehm - Yes the above photos do have more detail than the iPhones 8MP camera, but I don't think its 21MP's worth of detail, just like I don't think the iPhone is resolving a true 8MP worth of detail either.

My point being if Fujifilm's rep says their excellent primes were designed to resolve up to 25MP of detail at APS-C size. I don't believe tiny massed produced plastic smartphone lenses can genuinely approach that level of detail

The physics of achieving these sky-high levels of resolving power are difficult enough on standard size finely ground glass lenses, that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
On Connect post Motorola Moto X Style comes with 21MP camera and front flash (3 comments in total)

An excellent specification for the price. And I like the wooden back shown here.Something a little different from the Android norm then...nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Connect post Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples (37 comments in total)

Good results for a smartphone. But I really don't believe tiny smartphone lens's can genuinely resolve 8MP worth of detail let alone 21MP...no way! Its a marketing gimmick, the vast majority of those MP's are just eating up memory while going to waste.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)
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dholl: high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

That's what I've been suspecting too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)

Here we go again. QC issues with Nikons, together with a reduction in sales and that announcement that they won't be going mirrorless (the 1 series doesn't count) Nikon seems to be becoming the dinosaur of the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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