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On ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display post (35 comments in total)

the QHD eats power too much and with inferior display performance compared to a good 1080 display.
I'd skip this generation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 7th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2034 comments in total)

Nice, good job DPR. I also like the part discussing diffraction. In diffraction limited photography with the same DOF, all formats are equal in terms of information captured regardless of MP count.

One caveat though with equivalenc, is that larger formats has the potential to produce sharper, more detailed images. It is not only for better IQ in low light situations or better background blur.

Personally, I just find the APSC to be the sweet spot when taking various factors, especially the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 305th comment
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Jogger: May have been a contender if not for the gimmick grip design.

It is not a gimmick, it houses a larger battery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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Marcelobtp: LOOK AT IT: http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/dp2-Quattro-5446/highres/Sigma-dp2-quattro-Sheffield-SDIM0015_1404148755.jpg
AMAAAAZING, im bought by this image, JPEG OOC

terrible. it works best with RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
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Mssimo: Great camera crap software. If only lightroom supported it.

I tried the 6.0 and it is dog slowww even if I compare it to processing Merrill files.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:40 UTC

I need that better efficiency, my new Nexus 5 doesn't feel new due to its poor battery life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (775 comments in total)
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GriffinMI: Like a few others here, I decided to buy the camera even after reading this article.

From an engineering perspective, I completely understand the logic behind the viewfinder power-down operation. The pop-up mechanism no doubt has a finite cycle life and Sony wanted users to avoid over-use by suggesting that when you put the viewfinder down you are done shooting. Is that a major fault? - not anymore that acknowledging that operating the convertible top on a car 20 times a day will eventually wear out the motor.

There was a similar engineering decision with the lack of clicks on the front dial. While the smooth operation might be initially disconcerting for some coming from certain other cameras, adding detents on the dial while zooming video on this tiny and light camera could easily ruin the shot. That's a trade off that is easily justified in my view and not a sufficient hindrance to pan the many other advances this camera brings to the market.

Yes, I agree. It's the first thing I thought when DPR mentioned this. It will never be a high cycle mechanism. Why increase cost, bulk, and weight for such a feature?
If you're out to shoot, you might as well leave the EVF up there to decrease time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:03 UTC

Good, sample RAW files please!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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orion1983: Why, just WHY is the M3 significantly more noisy (RAW!) than the M2?!!!

Did they really use the sensor of the M1 as some mentioned??!! And uf so...why?!! Because it is cheaper?! Or to make the M3 not as good as possible on purpose...as it will be a top seller anyway and there is now a superior M4 feasible for late 2014 just by taking the sensor of the M2 and spend a hotshoe?!!!

f5.6 versus f5

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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ftpie: Ricoh GR. Same price, APS-C, superior interface, smaller; no EVF, though - gotta give Sony credit for that one. Sony needs to figure out how so squeeze the larger sensor in there like Nikon and Ricoh did.

The "faster" nature of this new Mark III isn't that big of a deal - just reduce the focal length and you're at least halfway there.

No, because they don't want to compete with themselves (NEX/AL PHA). Same reason why don't see a fixed lens m4/3 from Panny or Oly.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
On Sony announces pricing and availability for Alpha 7S article (131 comments in total)
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Lux Painter: The price is not bad, although it should be less than 2k considering:

- extremly low frame rate
- less than 16 MP
- no internal 4k recording

The only interesting feature that's left is the superb ISO performance.
But the first 3 points are a no go for me (even if it would be priced less than 2k)

Expensive for stills but the video specs just leave the competition to dust.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
On Lenovo introduces 10-inch ThinkPad pro tablet post (38 comments in total)

Oh no, the dock is too expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 7th comment
On Lenovo introduces 10-inch ThinkPad pro tablet post (38 comments in total)
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utomo99: Why still using atom? Atom is not fast enough.
USB and hdmi port better on the main body instead on dock

It's quad core and has a better architecture compared to Atoms of the past.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)

nice but too late, too expensive. Rx100, A6000, GM1, GR.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 07:45 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (245 comments in total)

Good job Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 88th comment
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Scottelly: O.K. DXOMark tests a cell phone, but they won't do a text on a full-blown DSLR? Sigma deserves more credit. The SD1 is STILL a cutting-edge camera, capable of capturing incredibly sharp photos, sharper than any other camera with an APS-C size sensor . . . and DXOMark has had years to test the sensor. Maybe the challenge is just too much for them.

I would prefer it that way. DXO giving low scores on the SD1 wouldn't give it justice. One more thing, I find more elegance in the Quattro's new sensor which I reckon would bring back the Foveon feel.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 03:12 UTC

for me, sony did it again and again. the rx1, rx100, rx10, a7 series.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (233 comments in total)

I still think this camera is in the compact category since it is simply not in a DSLR with a mirror. The abilities and price though is pretty much far from the established category........ because it is just well ahead from its category just like the RX1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 18th comment
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)
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D-Man67: Sounds almost like they took from the Sigma Quattro!

nope.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Why not just do 4 sensors... R, G, B, luminance

Less filters -> more sensitivity; more resolution too.

Damn, you beat me to that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:10 UTC
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