miles green: Well there you have it: compare RAW at a common-for-birding ISO 800 with the Sony 24 mpx sensor found in the Pentax K3 & Nikon D7100 & (i think) the Sony A6000.
What i'm curious to see is how the new Samsung NX1 will perform, as it has a BACKLIT sensor. Maybe it will be the "quantum leap" some are talking about?
Backlit sensor won't be any "quantum leap". I'll be very surprised if they'll get more than 1/3 EV advantage. The reason why big manufacturers, like Sony or Canon, don't use backlit sensors in their large(r) sensor cameras is because it doesn't give much of an advantage unless you have really tiny pixels (think: smartphone-size tiny).
Zerg2905: OK, thank you.And now for something completely different*: where is the "crushing" superiority of the Sony sensors (Nikon and Sony cameras), in RAW, ISO 6400, bulb???
* = courtesy of Monty Python.
Yea, Sony doesn't have the output to handle all their orders so they are outsourcing their technology to 3rd party manufacturers.
I believe Sony invested over a billion dollars in a new sensor fab not that long ago (2-3 years?) no idea though when they plan to open it.
JordanRusev: I have Canon 7D (first) and i like it but the winner is Sony a6000 with much more details from others.
But let me quote Masaya Maeda Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon.
"One thing we know from our own testing is that Canon DSLR sensors can’t quite compete with some modern sensors from Sony in terms of dynamic range. How important to you is developing sensor technology?
We are very focused on getting the best image quality. I’m not sure what measurements you’re looking at but when it comes to dynamic range for example we consider image quality as a whole, from low to high ISO sensitivities and on balance we consider our sensors to be the best.My ideal camera is one that can take a picture in any environment from complete darkness to the brightest sunshine."
"Sony a6000 with much more details from others." - Sony is sharpening photos in a box. Never compare JPGs. RAWs are a way to go. And to my surprise - 7DmkII actually got nicer images all the way up from ISO400. It's quite clear if you look at it objectively (And no - I don't shot with E-mount nor EOS-mount).
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Just came here to post the 2000th comment. I really don't care about the article. Sorry...
Well done then, you got 2001 instead. ;)
RyanBoston: It's definatly improved over the 7D, but then again the 7D was awful to begin with. Reading all the forums and watching Kelby, everyone makes it seem like its close as full frame. Comparing to the 6D, the 6D is still so far ahead.
It's the cheaper alternative to a 1DX for the speed and added reach, but it's still going to look like an APSC sensor.
Now the focusing speed, 10FPS, buffer, and 65 focus points are what make this an unbelievable deal for the price.
You really think that there's a point in comparing APS-C to one of the best high-ISO cameras on a market? Seriously? Come on....
Royalpig180: I always get a laugh at the "exchange rate" camera companies seem to use when determing US/EU pricing...
reaching European Parliament would be your best chance. If they'll be interested they can push it through to the commission.Also note that you can't really do much on your own with EU commission. They have limited resources - imagine everyone would do what you do ;) You need 1 million signatures to propose a law that will go through the legislature. Read: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/001eb38200/European-citizens%27-initiative.html
Felix E Klee: Does it bounce?
Not much. Though keep in mind that even a metal ball bounces if you'll drop it from high enough.
francis40s: As a designer, I'd be all over this as a way of quickly and easily taking high res spherical panoramas to build HDRI environments as rendering backdrops. Hard to justify buying myself one at the price right now though.
I wouldn't mind the price if it'd come along with quality. But take a look for example at this: http://www.panono.com/#/en/panorama/2940 - I seen smartphones taking much higher quality images. And without this extreme banding.
GabrielZ: The iPad Air 2 is quite an impressive upgrade, even though I was hoping for an even higher 3x res screen to take it to nearly 400 ppi. But the new laminated display with antireflective coating is a worthy improvement in its own right and seems to solve the Air's only real display drawback - the visual quality out in sunlight and under bright lights.
As for the iPad mini 3, that was a real disappointment! They shouldn't call it the mini 3 but more accurately the mini 2+. Apart from Touch ID and that optional gold finish its the same model as last year, with that sub-par colour gamut display (you can see the difference in colour quality between the mini and the Air) and inadequate performance nowadays of the A7 SoC for this application.
No, it's not "just him". Restoring whole device is very, very rare thing to do. Majority of people never even hear about this option. It's far closer to "it's just you" having to restore the device than anyone else.
Menneisyys - not true. iOS is NOT forcing you to update. I still run iOS 7 and never upgraded. There's nothing "strict" in iOS upgrades other than the fact that you cannot downgrade once you upgraded (or there are some obscure hacks to downgrade...)
Menneisyys: "For those who prefer desktop computers over tablets Apple also introduced a new iMac with 5K Retina display that offers a whopping 5120 x 2880 screen resolution."
This is THE best news for me. (Even with the $2500 base model only sporting a weakish i5 and a severely underpowered GPU, meaning anyone wanting at least a semi-decent GPU will need to shell out $500 more for the CTO options.)
I REALLY hope the new iMac screens don't use PWM (see http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm ) - that'd pretty much rule it out for me. (I hate the PWM screen of my iMac 2009.)
@ner2 - 4k monitors are out for.... at a very least since nVidia Titan came out. Here you can browse through some of them: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=17&catid=1895
Still though building a setup that can handle that smoothly on a windows is fairly difficult and expensive. If you're short on cash and want that sort of resolution - new iMac sounds like a great deal. For a price of screen you get a screen + a free computer on top of that. And after a few years when Win PCs catch up with how fluid the workflow is - you'll still be able to use it as a screen alone.
MikeFairbanks: I'm going to move toward real computing tablets that can run regular applications, nut just the crashy ones and filter apps.
@LukeDuciel - smooth perhaps not, but it's perfectly doable to process RAWs on an iPad. I do it quite regularly in a field.
bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.
It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.
bronxbombers4 - You're a photographer or computer geek? Cause you sure sound more like a geek than anyone interested in photography.
JKP: Maybe next version will have narrower bezel. Top and bottom are quite wide. I would rather see those areas occupied by a larger screen.
And why would you want to hold it on a top or bottom? I always hold my iPad on a side - like a book or sheet of paper.
Thinning sides while leaving top/bottom wide is counter-productive.
tgutgu: Apple misses again the opportunity to produce a tablet, which can be a good tool for a photographer. No easy to reach micro sd card slot for easy image backups, is a real shame. Apple has dropped the iPhoto app, which was able to show EXIF information, and does not provide anything with similar functionality.
So, iPad Air 2 is no progress for photographers and IOS 8 in fact a drawback.
I guess Android tablets will become a better option.
"iPad Air 2 is no progress for photographers" - clueless poster is clueless. Who the deck uses stock apps for processing photos anyway? You always install proper dedicated applications for managing and moving images around - or at a very least: you should install them if you don't. iPad Air 2 does bring progress to the photographers in what matters the most: processing power.
Air 2 got better CPU than either iPhone 6 or 6+ while offering significant leap over the first iPad Air. This makes a significant difference when using image processing applications - whatever you make a quick, initial run through developing RAWs on your iPad or just use it for trashing some worse images.
Yes, build-in card slot would be a very good addition, but saying that "iPad Air 2 is no progress for photographers" is complete BS.
beavertown: Airbus is better than Boeing.
Guess you're "better tomorrow was yesterday" kind of person, huh?
bigdaddave: Certainly shows Barnaby's level. Bit dull and lacking imagination? You really want to show these to the masses?
In case you didn't notice: vast majority of dPreview members have no images in a gallery.dPreview is not Flickr, whatever it wants to be it or not.
"because Putin will not allow to shoot down russian products" - loool
rishi o': Serious about supporting professionals, but I still hear of nothing regarding firmware updates.
So you'd be happy if Sony would cut the features off the next camera, release beta firmware and add the features back 10 months after the release when all of the bugs are fixed?
Dimit: Clear is:Digital photography is a joint venture of electronics as well as optics.Sony is no.1 in electronics,no doubt.Zeiss is no.1 in optics.no doubt.Jointly they'll become no.1 in the near future,that's what logic says.More lens(no doubt),more a mount cameras(no doubt) is a subdivision of this procedure..all the rest is e-whining,trolls,etc,etc...
Look at the sales stats. A-mount was an important player in Europe, in few European countries gaining 2nd spot in a DSLR market at it's peak, but since Sony decided to call NEXes "Alpha" sales went down and now Sony's last stand is basically mirrorless and large sensor compacts. How mirrorless are doing you can check quite easily in publicly available stats - it's basically a margin in Europe - in some countries Pentax alone outsells all of the mirrorless cameras. Large sensor compacts are steadily increasing, but too slowly to offset for decrease in small-sensor compacts market due to the offensive of smartphones.