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I'm confused by why DXOMark gives A7S a lower Dynamic Range score than A7R. Does A7S have worse DR than A7R at low iso (but maintain more even DR at high iso)?

If file size and functionality not concerns, is there any reason to prefer A7S to A7R at iso under 6400?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 04:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Dual Pixel CMOS AF should make future EOS Ms a lot more interesting. Even putting that sensor in the current non-enthusiast EOS M box would be nice.

Or put a full-frame version of this sensor in the hacked 5D mark 3 for RAW HD video.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:38 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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The Lotus Eater: Canon chickened out putting an EVF into this camera. The obvious reason is that they would have upset a lot of people, and that's fair enough, but how much more can they improve their APS-C OVFs? EVFs are getting better and better, and many EVFs already surpass APS-C OVFs in terms of both view and functionality.

How good is Canon's on-sensor PDAF? If it is as fast as the off-sensor PDAF module, then Canon should have removed the OVF, mirror and PDAF module. Does the fact that they haven't indicate that it isn't as fast, or is it purely for the reason of avoiding alienation? If the latter, then one could argue that it is a compromised design.

Regardless of the relative merits of OVF and EVF, Canon should put this sensor in a mirrorless body and get serious about mirrorless lenses--smaller and lighter all round. They can keep their DSLR line (at least for a while) for people who prefer OVF, but it's a waste to have this PDAF-capable sensor only behind a mirrorbox.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
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budi0251: Bravo to Canon for letting people to use their SDK and libraries, hence the birth of such like CHDK & ML.
Pity on Nikon for keeping their source code so tightly secret.

As much as I like Nikon's DSLR (good sensors, ergonomics, lenses, IQ, Noise, DR, SNR, etc.), I envy canon DSLR & users.

Even for entry level like 550D or 600D, you could get HDR Video, needs PP though; but nevertheless of the problems, you could do it, unlike anything from Nikon.
With HDR video, you could almost compete with tens of thousands of dollars camera (Arri, Red, Black Magic, etc. 14 EV DR People!!!)

Don't really care about bitrate, youtube and the likes are compressing video so badly, means no problem with BR as long as it's higher than those websites.
But DR is very crucial in Video cause you can't fix what you don't have (blown highlights or black shadows).

While Nikon may be secretive, Canon is hardly generous about their code. This is due more to the ingenuity and persistence of the developers.

Also, although youtube etc. do compress videos severely, the starting bitrate does matter and you do want as high as possible that you can handle, not just higher than the compression rate.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 06:53 UTC
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)
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mfj197: "An advantage of using the GH2's sensor is that the G6 is able to offer more comprehensive video functions than the G5."

The G5 also had the GH2 sensor, so any differences in video capabilities are not because of a different sensor.

what about the internet forum philosopher?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 16:55 UTC
On Researchers follow the noise to find composite images article (38 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: Unless I am looking at pictures supplied by Joseph Stalin or Joe McCarthy, I could care less if photoshopping can be detected.

The Americans I know would consider "I could care less" wrong. "I could care less" implies you do care somewhat, which is contrary to the intended meaning that you care very little or not at all. Idiom and usage override logic sometimes, but this is too much for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 10:31 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Reuters is now pioneering the complete downsizing of the need for multiple photographers. Just one guy, 20 cameras and a joystick!

T3 IS SO INFORMED HOTT DAMMNE

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 22:52 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: All that work -- to shoot JPEG.

Just like me. LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 22:51 UTC
On Reuters to use robotic DSLRs for Olympics coverage article (105 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: All that work -- to shoot JPEG.

Oh LOL. T3‘s posts are a clear sign that it is a robot trying to pass off as a human turd.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 22:50 UTC
On BK6A0385-acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

does anyone know where this chinese-style pagoda is?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 01:29 UTC as 1st comment

Amazon is offering this book in a Kindle edition. 800 black and white pixels. What a brilliant idea!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 15:34 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)

As in the Abu Graib Christ-like photo, Western iconography self-perpetuating here. We see the world through it, and the world increasingly conforms to it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 19:25 UTC as 53rd comment

Panasonic put this stabilized sensor in the AF100 successor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 19:47 UTC as 13th comment
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slncezgsi: m4/3 system is gaining on my attention.

prepositions are gaining on it, too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 19:44 UTC
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Bill Dusterwald: IS on a wideangle? Maybe if you parkinsons disease. I hand hold 24 down to 1/10 a second with no problem.

If most of your photos are 469 pixels wide, just shoot with your phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 19:23 UTC

Tamron has made a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8. Good job Canon

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 23rd comment

Guys, it's not just about the photos. Context is crucial: "He also took into account the evidence that Mr Houghton was aware of Mr Fielder's image (the two had previously been to court when they had failed to reach a licensing agreement over Houghton's previous infringement of Fielder's copyright), to conclude the similarities were causally related."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:36 UTC as 253rd comment | 3 replies
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ET2: Canon C300 $15,999 (No AF anyway with Canon lenses).
Sony FS100 (E-mount) $4,999

Every Canon ef lens made to work with C300 would work identically on FS100 too (remember there is no AF anyway on C300).

The adapter makes C300 way overpriced, no?

you could, but it's so slow and cumbersome. fingerprints all over the filters. and sometimes you have to go in and out of doors repeatedly and screwing filters on and off is simply impossible, not even impractical.

again, i am talking about documentary shooting. just myself and the subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:29 UTC
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ET2: Canon C300 $15,999 (No AF anyway with Canon lenses).
Sony FS100 (E-mount) $4,999

Every Canon ef lens made to work with C300 would work identically on FS100 too (remember there is no AF anyway on C300).

The adapter makes C300 way overpriced, no?

I had the FS100 and not having ND filters truly made it unusable for me (I was shooting outdoors documentary stuff). I don't think I can articulate in $ the difference between usable and unusable. That plus the more robust codec.

That said, I don't have $15999. So I have the even cheaper AF100.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:36 UTC
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kelpdiver: A Nex5/7 + this adapter isn't much smaller than a T2i/T3i, yet gives up autofocus. What sort of message are you sending to Canon?

flexibility. you can't use sony lenses no the canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:34 UTC
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