zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)

Interesting. Finally, a 1inch sensor without the filter as it doesn't need it. FHD video specs are nice too. Price at launch is sensible, selling at a price of a Sony RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 03:06 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (246 comments in total)
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AdrianKent: No mention of the LG G3 here, which is at least on a par with the iphone 6+ when you down-sample it's 13mp to the 8 of the iphone 6+ (at least mine is compared to my friends iphone).

When you consider that for the same screen size it's smaller, also has optical IBIS, costs about half the price and accepts a micro SD (so you can actually use it as a modern, media playing, smartphone AND shoot videos without running out of space), at the very least it deserves a mention.

Samsung S6 too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)

I almost forgot that the RX100 II doesn't have an EVF.
This still makes sense. For example, a person fine with small sensor compact cameras but needs an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 61st comment

The output of the J4 seems quite right for me, pertaining to the sharpness and color noise.
Aren't the other sensors cooking their RAW files, removing a bit of color noise in all sensitivities?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 17th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (800 comments in total)

The award is justified. Olympus didn't go all out in this model and is probably reserving the hardware upgrades for the next E-M1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 09:12 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)

LOL. Windows Task Manager on pic 16. The Japanese CAD uses some CPU usage though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Hi DPR, it wouldn't hurt if you add some Sigma DP's in the comparison tool. No reviews, just that only.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Now he's telling that it's not difficult to design lenses for the FE mount which previously he mentioned that it is difficult and just considering the idea. How can that be difficult if its essentially an E-mount. He just meant that there no existing lens designs for the FE mount to copy from and design almost from scratch.

I knew they won't let go of the camera division. Canon and Nikon started as lens manufacturers and Sigma is doing the same.

I like the image quality of the DP Quattro but the size has been too big. Yet, I'd still get one once my DP2 stops being usable. Yet again, they have to stop the madness in chasing more resolution. It just makes their cameras less user friendly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:28 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

GoPro would still sell well as the brand is pretty powerful.
This camera targets the low end of the market for reasonable pricing without the status. They're almost not competing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (482 comments in total)

I think we're on to something here with regards to DR at base ISO.
This thing happened on the Nikon DSLRs such as the D800 against the D600 or D4s.
Amazingly, the DR of the d7000 in DXO is very close to these modern full frames.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 44th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (482 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 !

Bit Depth, I think that limits the A7s DR versus its brothers.
Back to OP, that would be an interesting sensor. I still recall how well the Nikon d40 was with a faster flash sync speed despite the low resolution.
Better sensor performance is still needed for slower zooms and/or cheaper/lighter lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 03:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (482 comments in total)

Awesome review. I thought the review is too late but the technical information provided are plenty and high quality. Good thing you gave this much effort for the very intriguing 12MP FF Sony sensor.

Regarding DR, I believe it has something to do with the noise in the electronics or lossy RAW compression of Sony limiting the DR of the A7s similar to its brothers. A7r had it better because of the image size reduced to 12MP which increases SNR.

Sony, put this sensor in a $1,000 body then we have a new "Rebel".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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dougster1979: How disappointing!! I was looking to upgrade my d7000 but i think i'll pass.

the d7000 has very decent DR. Some people don't need to upgrade for specialized needs. d7100 is reasonably priced right now especially in countries where Canon is a lot more popular.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)

Nice camera to capture all those fog and haze.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 77th comment

A very small niche. They have to mention that they're aiming to be competitive.
They could have started with a CCD sensor as this is desired by M9 owners.
They don't even have to bother too much with JPEGS as it will only cost them time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 04:40 UTC as 80th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

The 40MP mode does not seem to work well here compared to other websites where the Olympus comes very close to a D810 or Sigma SD1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 109th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I just checked the comparison tool and there's a different lens used. DPR, can you retake the E-M1 using the new lens since it is already inferior in terms of acuity.

I found the GX7 to use the 45mm 1.8. There's a small difference in acuity and more presence of moire in the EM5 II.

I'd prefer the AA filterless in the II as in practical use it would be very hard to reproduce the moire found in the studio results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I just checked the comparison tool and there's a different lens used. DPR, can you retake the E-M1 using the new lens since it is already inferior in terms of acuity.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 comments in total)

Where are my equivalence values?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 47th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

Wow, skimping on R&D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 86th comment
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