Phil Hill

Phil Hill

Lives in United States FL, United States
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Joined on Nov 23, 2004

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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2359 comments in total)
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Dr. Leonard: Pixel density the same as the 7D so expect noise at high (1600) ISO. Not terrible if one uses noise reduction but it is a truism that noise degrades images and noise reduction gives you degraded images with less noise. The new (and more expensive) Pentax 645Z has about the same MP but with a larger sensor. Samples I've seen are impressive with their low noise.

No, you missed my point, which is that jnd's comment is correct. If you frame the same photo then 35mm (FF) requires much less enlargement, regardless of whether printed or displayed on screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2359 comments in total)
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Dr. Leonard: Pixel density the same as the 7D so expect noise at high (1600) ISO. Not terrible if one uses noise reduction but it is a truism that noise degrades images and noise reduction gives you degraded images with less noise. The new (and more expensive) Pentax 645Z has about the same MP but with a larger sensor. Samples I've seen are impressive with their low noise.

Well, Dr. L, most wouldn't be using the same focal length on a 35mm camera as on APS-C, or at least I wouldn't. I would choose the lens and/camera position appropriately to get the composition I want.

Perhaps you would just select a focal length or shooting position without considering which body you're using, but I suspect most people would give the matter some thought and make smarter choices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2359 comments in total)
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dwill23: First impressions from a long time Canon user....

I shelled out the $3000 for the EOS D30, 3.2MP 3FPS camera; Canon's first D-SLR. And most between, like the 20D, way ahead of it's time.

I sold my 5D3 two months ago in anticipation for the 'next big thing'. I was 100% sure it would have 4k and dual-pixel AF. WRONG.

What we see here is a 5D3 with a 50mp sensor shoved in, and not a class-leading one at that.

Canon doesn't want you to buy a 5DS they want you to buy a 4k Video camera ALONG WITH a 5DS.

My dream camera was FF with Dual Pixel AF for awesome DOF in my videos.

In an attempt to not cannibalize Canon's even-higher-priced offerings they tone down the video features and offer 50mp which the guy in the video points out lower S&M Raw formats cause 50mp is too much for weddings!

= Pointless. Disappointing.

I was laughed at when I told all my friends we'd all be shooting Sony one day and this just moved that date closer.

>What we see here is a 5D3 with a 50mp sensor shoved in

I'd be very interested to learn more about sensor shoving.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 02:08 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review post (82 comments in total)
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tjdean01: Wait a minute. I read all that and until the end must have missed the part where they say this thing can't even make calls? OMG why on earth would anyone buy it then??? You already have Android on your phone! All that and you can just go out and buy a P&S camera which not only has better IQ but tactile buttons and is also cheaper. Wow.

If it made phone calls, wouldn’t that mean it’s really a smart phone that has a nice camera? And that would put it in a different category entirely, right. As it is, it’s a smart camera, not a smart phone. So it seems you’re being critical for it not being a smart phone, even though it’s not advertised as such. But this being one of the first smart cameras is why it’s getting so much attention, right? Would it get this attention if it was a smart phone?

I thought points were deducted for items listed under “The bad”. If not, then it seems like bad isn’t always bad, but instead can simply be wished-for features.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 18:42 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review post (82 comments in total)

Why is the inability of a camera to place phone calls listed under “The bad”? Is this really bad? Did Samsung advertise that ability? Do other cameras have that ability? I understand that most cell phones can also take photos, but I’m not aware of cameras that make phone calls. So how is that exclusively considered bad on this one?

I do get the point that the reviewer would have liked to make a phone call, but is it fair to deduct points for that?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 02:21 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
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