zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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Interesting. I thought this was similar to Samsung's already shipping V-NAND or AMD's HBM RAM. This seems in between both using NAND as storage while the architecture is similar to RAM.

Regardless, I think it is time for camera makers to provide built in memory in cameras. See, 32 GB is the norm for flagship android smartphones these days and that capacity seems fine for cameras starting from $400.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:09 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1199 comments in total)

Drool worthy. A true electronic gadget. One would need proper output devices for its best video outputs such as 4K or 120-144hz screen for the 120fps video.

As I mentioned before, video file sizes will be cumbersome in these video modes. I wish the camera has h.265 video support for better file compression.

I guess, their larger format cameras will eventually get the stacked CMOS sensor design too in the near future. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 08:48 UTC as 60th comment
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (27 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.

@ GabrielZ I agree and there's no way of getting away with it except choosing a reduced image size.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 03:43 UTC

From the video, it seems that there's varying quality of the 3D created models. The ones inside their glass display looks impressive but the model created from Panasonic's female representative doesn't. I guess, for that $450, you get that lower quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 25th comment
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7973-24mm-F11 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

Thanks! I guess my previous calibration was set with my rooms lights "on". I'm in a dark room now and calibrated; now the shadows are darker and the noise is less obvious. Using the web gallery, the floors are dark with no visible detail but color noise is there with the red speckles (indeed a Canon sensor behavior). The painted white walls still appears noisy with luminance noise and very fewer color noise.
Otherwise, the skies and colors look more vivid and beautiful with this new calibration. I'm also particular with the highlights and you have shot/PP them at almost clipping but retaining color which is very nice. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

Thanks! I guess my previous calibration was set with my rooms lights "on". I'm in a dark room now and calibrated; now the shadows are darker and the noise is less obvious. Using the web gallery, the floors are dark with no visible detail but color noise is there with the red speckles (indeed a Canon sensor behavior). The painted white walls still appears noisy with luminance noise and very fewer color noise.
Otherwise, the skies and colors look more vivid and beautiful with this new calibration. I'm also particular with the highlights and you have shot/PP them at almost clipping but retaining color which is very nice. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

Thanks! I guess my previous calibration was set with my rooms lights "on". I'm in a dark room now and calibrated; now the shadows are darker and the noise is less obvious. Using the web gallery, the floors are dark with no visible detail but color noise is there with the red speckles (indeed a Canon sensor behavior). The painted white walls still appears noisy with luminance noise and very fewer color noise.
Otherwise, the skies and colors look more vivid and beautiful with this new calibration. I'm also particular with the highlights and you have shot/PP them at almost clipping but retaining color which is very nice. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

I was referring to the noise in the shadow areas. To make sure, I opened the original, and indeed is bad for a camera for the price and age. In PP, I might have crushed the shadows too to hide the noise in the shadows.
My old, noisy Sigma DP2 might fare as good, if not better, for this kind of scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

I was referring to the noise in the shadow areas. To make sure, I opened the original, and indeed is bad for a camera for the price and age. In PP, I might have crushed the shadows too to hide the noise in the shadows.
My old, noisy Sigma DP2 might fare as good, if not better, for this kind of scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7973-24mm-F11 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Poor DR even at web sizes.

I was referring to the noise in the shadow areas. To make sure, I opened the original, and indeed is bad for a camera for the price and age. In PP, I might have crushed the shadows too to hide the noise in the shadows.
My old, noisy Sigma DP2 might fare as good, if not better, for this kind of scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Poor DR even at web sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Poor DR even at web sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7973-24mm-F11 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Poor DR even at web sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On Google to phase out Google+ Photos post (33 comments in total)

Wow, from Picasa to Google+, then Google photos. It's a mess but I think this is in the right direction. I didn't liked how they forced the integration of photos to Google+ since very few use it and most people just want to have a secure backup of their photos with Google.

Picasa was abandoned with no support as it is still not updated to the updated free storage. Though I could still use it without problems, I cannot ignore the virtually free and unlimited and very simple Google photos for the Desktop. I never used the photo editing tools anyway but the I love its local files browsing capability. It can even view the embedded jpg from Sigma/Foveon x3f raw files.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 18th comment
On LG G4 camera review post (73 comments in total)
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te 2r: For cameras that shoot raw/DNG, I would love to see a conventional DPReview-esque examination involving exposure lattitude & ISO invariance tests. Because smartphone cameras have so little dynamic range, just how much DR can be squeezed out via "push processing" is something I'd like to know. (It'd also enable the comparison of smartphone cameras on a better basis, stripped of their JPEG processing black boxes.)

I'd also like to see a note regarding whether the camera fully supports "Camera API 2", which is part of Android 5. The new API allows 3rd party apps like Camera FV-5 to access full manual controls & raw/DNG. Unfortunately a lot of current smartphones go with their own proprietary solutions over API 2. Anyway, thanks for the review.

Wow, that's pretty impressive highlight recovery. Who would have thought? Is it because of the default processing of a very high contrast / highlights?

Yet, I'm not sure if I would bother with RAW from a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)

Impressive. If I were shopping for a DSLR, I'd take this over the ridiculous Canon 5DS. The implementation is also sensible compared to Olympus' pixel shift which seems to create a larger image only.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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Charles Hull: I have a RX100 IV, a very nice camera. But I've measured the rolling shutter level, and it has rolling shutter just like any CMOS video camera. The 4K rolling shutter is very high; the HD rolling shutter is better. I'm confused about the statement 'all with virtually no rolling shutter'. The video quality is very good, but there is no miracle.

I think they were referring to the high frame rate videos with regards to the less presence of the rolling shutter effect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: A $1,000US for a compact camera! That is crazy talk. We are always told the image processor is the most expensive part of a camera. The sensor in this camera is tiny. Soooooooooo, the camera should be inexpensive, right?

It's because they are the top dog right now and people are willing to pay which explains the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 04:50 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Any 60fps video sample? Impressive, makes me want to try video.
I wonder how 120fps looks like in a capable screen.
4k video in a small camera is not a bad idea since the resolution is not overkill on a such a lens/system.

There was a time I did travel many times in a year; I realized that sometimes photos don't give the feel or remind that moment in time of capture. Videos do that. To cut it short, with 4k and instead of taking a snap, why not take a 3 to 5 second video? If I will need stills, I will extract from the 4K footage.

Oh, one small caveat! The 4K video with one minute of footage is almost one gigabyte! I guess we have to wait for HEVC recording and playback in hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1199 comments in total)

Any 60fps video sample? Impressive, makes me want to try video.
I wonder how 120fps looks like in a capable screen.
4k video in a small camera is not a bad idea since the resolution is not overkill on a such a lens/system.

There was a time I did travel many times in a year; I realized that sometimes photos don't give the feel or remind that moment in time of capture. Videos do that. To cut it short, with 4k and instead of taking a snap, why not take a 3 to 5 second video? If I will need stills, I will extract from the 4K footage.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 180th comment | 4 replies
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