neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

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On What if historical figures had Instagram? post (20 comments in total)
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KariIceland: This is filth at its worst, SHAME on you connect, you have become pure filth doing this article. Filth is what you post & filth is what you are.

I've found that comment filthy.... I mean, funny :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On What if historical figures had Instagram? post (20 comments in total)

People haven't realised yet that Connect takes things in a much light-hearted way than it's big older brother DPReview.

Most people who use smartphone, thus Connect's target public, are like this.

I think those are really funny. It contains a certain critique to today's ways of exposing oneself, but in a fun way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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neo_nights: There's one thing I fail to understand, though: you couldn't save RAW files previously due lack of proper hardware to process those files.

But, AFAIK, smartphones have better hardware (processing power) than most pro cameras out there. Which camera has a dual-core processor with 1.2ghz and almost 1gb RAM like my "ancient" Galaxy S2?

Thanks!

So, you could say that "proper cameras" are already a photo module themselves, while smartphone cameras (up to now) relied on those small modules which didn't take any benefit from their hardware?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 13:30 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

There's one thing I fail to understand, though: you couldn't save RAW files previously due lack of proper hardware to process those files.

But, AFAIK, smartphones have better hardware (processing power) than most pro cameras out there. Which camera has a dual-core processor with 1.2ghz and almost 1gb RAM like my "ancient" Galaxy S2?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

People are saying that saving RAW files is useless due the small sensors. But..... what keeps phone makers to produce a smartphone with a bigger sensor, like Nokia did?

I agree that with an 1/3" sensor there's no much to headroom to edit anyway, but for future phones, with bigger sensors, it could be great.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:03 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Apple buys 3D sensor company PrimeSense post (4 comments in total)

Did anyone else notice that there's a big typo on 0:30?
It says "ELEVAOR FULL" instead of "Elevator"
:p

Other than that, the biggest issue with those voice and movement recognition devices (apart from privacy issues), is that the device doesn't know when what you're saying or if your movements (like stretching in the couch) would be a command or not (unless you can add a Lock feature to avoid those accidents).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:04 UTC as 2nd comment
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0MitchAG: Why is this in connect?

Funny thing is that if this was at DPReview, there'd be comments: "Why is this smartphone frankenTOY here at DPReview? It should be at Connect!"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 17:07 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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Vizio Virtù: I'll never understand for what reasons people are so enthusiastic about these crappy mirrorless cameras. OK, they look nice but image quality - especially skin tones and skin texture - is so bad.

Since most cameras today use Sony sensors (DSLRs and mirrorless), you're saying that only Canon cameras have a good senso, thus have good skin tones and skin textures?
:P

If you don't like mirrorless, fine. Calling them 'crappy' is a bit too much of prejudice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:16 UTC

"Do you think that full-frame sensors will ever be meaningfully cheaper?

Sony is the number one manufacturer of imaging sensors, and if we can sell a lot of them, the price will come down!"

See, Ricoh/Pentax? Make that fullframe camera already and start buying more Sony sensors!
:p

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:09 UTC as 80th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Looks like the Canon 70D lags behind even the tiny GM1 in high ISO image quality.

What's most impressive is that the RX100 II is almost as good as the Canon (not even 1 stop behind, IMHO)!

Yeah, Canon does have a lot of catching up to do regarding image quality...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 00:36 UTC
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neo_nights: Honest question: I know that smartphones don't give a lot of control, thus making the test scenes a little hard to even them out. But there are some apps out there that at least let you choose ISO. It's really unfair to compare a "high ISO" of 400 against a high ISO of 1600 (Galaxy 4).

So why don't you use an app and at least use same ISO for all the smartphones?

Perhaps 98% os users use auto-mode because there's basically no other way around?
(myself included. At most I use EV compensation, because that's all we have -besides selecting ISO)

While I see your point, I still think it's weird to make a "high ISO" test and let the camera choose an ISO400 which is hardly "high". Although that sample at ISO2500 already showed what the Z1 (can't) do...

Anyway, thanks for taking your time to reply :)

BTW, are you going to make an article (besides that news post Lauren already made) or anything of the kind with the Nokia devices that support RAW shooting? Comparison shots and such.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:31 UTC

BEST_CONTEST_EVER!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 15:03 UTC as 18th comment

Honest question: I know that smartphones don't give a lot of control, thus making the test scenes a little hard to even them out. But there are some apps out there that at least let you choose ISO. It's really unfair to compare a "high ISO" of 400 against a high ISO of 1600 (Galaxy 4).

So why don't you use an app and at least use same ISO for all the smartphones?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 14:55 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The conclusions should have looked more like this.

Pros:
It is a Canon camera

Cons:

Outstanding image Quality for a sensor using 4 year old technology.

Dynamic Range that a compact camera would be proud of.

Battery life that equals its competition when in the off position.

Inventive new Auto Focus that delivers almost as good auto focus as the original Mirrorless cameras

Enables Canon to make a profit by requiring you to rebuy all new versions of your lenses.

@ howardroark - I have seen actual image comparisons between Pentax K5 and Canon 5d Mk II. Guess which camera had better DR?

People do not like DxO which is fine by me. But is there any other website out there that has a standarized methodology for measuring sensors' capabilities?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 17:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The conclusions should have looked more like this.

Pros:
It is a Canon camera

Cons:

Outstanding image Quality for a sensor using 4 year old technology.

Dynamic Range that a compact camera would be proud of.

Battery life that equals its competition when in the off position.

Inventive new Auto Focus that delivers almost as good auto focus as the original Mirrorless cameras

Enables Canon to make a profit by requiring you to rebuy all new versions of your lenses.

Judging by DxO's scores, that sensor seems very to the old one.
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/895|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/870|0/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28appareil3%29/663|0/%28brand3%29/Canon

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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neo_nights: While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.

According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!
Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...
(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)

How?

@Jorginho - You're not wrong in your statement, but then we are comparing a more recent, state-of-art, m4/3 sensor against a 1000 years old APS-C sensor.
Even the 1" RX100 sensor is better than the old APS-C sensor from the Sony A700, for example.

So I should've more specific: given that the sensors are at same age and use (more or less) the same technollogy, the bigger sensor will always have more DR (and less noise).

In this case, it's only natural that the sensors from K5, K5-II/IIs, Nikon D7100 and so, have more DR than the recent Oly cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)

While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.

According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!
Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...
(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)

How?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 184th comment | 5 replies

I've just had a play - that's impressive! [2]

Impressive how much I could pull the blacks. There's banding, alright, but it's impressive nonetheless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 31st comment
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (132 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: I suspect many respondents here have not actually read Andrew Reid's full article. It repays reading. It may well be true that traditional photographic devices are in terminal decline, but unless innovation is allowed to flourish, that decline is most certain. The advent of new technology such as mirrorless is only part of a process that seeks to perpetuate a specific device for the enjoyment of photography as we know it. Market leader Canon's EOS-M was a poor effort that really said, "Our SLR is the thing to buy" and Nikon's 1 series was weakly conceived too. By steadfastly opposing mirrorless and throwing its weight against what it represented rather than embracing and adapting it, Canon in effect has projected its own possible fate. Things will have to change or Reid's scenario may be a reality in a few years.

"Mirrorless is not as good in IQ"..... WHAT?????

Yes, AF speed isn't "there" yet. Although, for consumers, the AF speed from most mirrorless are good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:24 UTC
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cgarrard: If it performs, that's a good price. A very nice lens too in design. The control rings, style of the lens, all exude quality and practicality at the same time. Very impressive on this one Sigma.

Bummer you're not making it for the Pentax K Mount, tsk tsk!

Carl

Big bummer.

Too bad it doesn't offer OIS (so NEX users could benefit from it) and there's no K-mount as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:39 UTC
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