PIX 2015
Boky

Boky

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HowaboutRAW: Lightcapture,

Yeah, got it.

Just thought I'd treat it as serious statement, since there are those who claim iPhones are excellent cameras.

of course they are phones..... that can make quick shots of reasonable quality as well - handy?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)
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Ed Villanueva: my iPhone 6 plus would cost me at least twice that by the time I am done paying for it thru Verizon and can't even come close to what this camera can do photographically. I know it's unfair to compare a smartphone to a real camera, but a lot of people that owned an iPhone uses it as their everyday pocket cam.

correct - as a pocket cam..... this sony ain't pocket cam - it's a little brick.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On Pussycat in the B/W photo of 1 cat challenge (9 comments in total)

my precious

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)
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photophile: "This creates more space behind each pixel so that the high speed processing circuitry can be fitted into the middle of the chip, rather than the data having to work its way to the edges, first. This allows much faster data readout..."

Surely electrons travel a good fraction of the speed of light even in circuitry...hardly matters over millimeters....

Try thinking in 3D…
2D thinking => linear millimetres’ thinking, hence your remark "over millimetres"... but the thickness of the die is only few tens of micrometres. Signal has to leave the die first – i.e. try thinking in 3D…. It is very important to process minute signal amplitudes as soon as they are recovered by photocells, to avoid degradation / losses and keep dynamic range at sufficient levels. What Sony did? -> they copied Samsung revolutionary V-NAND technology and applied it to their sensors… still, a necessary step forward in trying to minimise power losses by ever decreasing the thickness of a die.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
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Buttons252: I have never owned a canon camera nor want too, but these scores are a pile of rubbish. I have used 5d mkiii and 6d for paid gigs. Borrowed a rebel T3i to compared against my Pentax K-X (long time ago). Each time ive used a canon i have been impressed with its output. Not just in the quality of the photos which were excellent but their whole system -- flash, lenses, autofocus and knock on wood -- no failures. They are good cameras that will get the job done.

Unbelievable.... comment from a guy who never owned canon gear scores 10 likes only because he wrote a ton of BS that is pleasing to canon owners…

Guess the chance of canon ever investing in sensor technology, or, God forbid, in a capable autofocus system. Why’d they do that? There are still millions out there who are ready to pay thousands of dollars for a dog poo wrapped in a shiny paper.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
On Father and daughter in the -Happy Father's Day- challenge (1 comment in total)

great photo!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:27 UTC as 1st comment
On self portrait with Emma1 in the -Happy Father's Day- challenge (1 comment in total)

brilliant!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 1st comment
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TonyC5D: Sorry but if I was an Exec at Sony I would not be happy with these pictures as a demonstration of the cameras abilities. Chromatic aberrations, over exposure and poor focus seem to be prevalent. Surely a camera of this quality and price is capable of better.

It is definitely not. It is an oversized, overpriced P & S camera that can't fit in a pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
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Boky: LX100 is a clear winner. It is bluntly obvious - at all ISO's (in particular high 3200 ISO where Sony and canon start falling apart..). Even the corners look very good. In other words, you get the high quality sensor AND optics in one package.

Sony's learned from canon... all the bad things - repackage, change/increase the number, and charge $200 more. Lame.

Nick

ok, I jut used the COMPare mode. I can still see the most uniform sharpens across the full frame on LX100. Details? Can not really call it between RX100III or LX100

The fact is that IV is not better in any way compared to III or LX100.

Canon has the best-exposed pictures, at all ISO,s + I like how they handle the noise best.

I hope that IV will have something to justify the price hike...!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
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Boky: LX100 is a clear winner. It is bluntly obvious - at all ISO's (in particular high 3200 ISO where Sony and canon start falling apart..). Even the corners look very good. In other words, you get the high quality sensor AND optics in one package.

Sony's learned from canon... all the bad things - repackage, change/increase the number, and charge $200 more. Lame.

Nick

would up-scaling also affect the across-the frame superior sharpness of Leica lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 05:38 UTC

LX100 is a clear winner. It is bluntly obvious - at all ISO's (in particular high 3200 ISO where Sony and canon start falling apart..). Even the corners look very good. In other words, you get the high quality sensor AND optics in one package.

Sony's learned from canon... all the bad things - repackage, change/increase the number, and charge $200 more. Lame.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 64th comment | 9 replies

Brilliant!

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)
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JurijTurnsek: The sad part here is that Canon probably already has a 4K version completed in the lab, along with a integrated EVF version, only to be released as incremental updates next year and the year after that.

Now, if you like to support businesses that take advantage of you like that and charge a pretty penny for the smallest updates, go right ahead. But you are just confirming their sales strategy and don't give them incentive to change.

No, No!

This IS the full-blown version.... but intentionally crippled in firmware with an icing for hard-core canon fans - an EVF removed. Wouldn't be neither the first nor the last for canon. Many happy returns!

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:04 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: So much work and progress with the liveview performance and then they basically cripple the potential of the OVF af performance. I don't know why they even bothered slapping on the 19 point system.

They might as well have ditched the mirror and put an EVF in.

And can people stop parroting about how the camera will only ever be used with the kit lens? Even if that's true it doesn't mean it's acceptable for the camera to underperform. With that attitude the review might as well have been one paragraph saying "good enough for the majority of users" in fact why bother having this website at all because all of the information on here will be meaningless to the typical DSLR user?

canon AF open loop / closed servo system are fundamentally flawed. For body / lens combo to work correctly as it should with canon, BOTH lenses and body will need to be upgraded. They are trying what they can by upgrading the body section of the AF system, but guess the chance of them fixing their lens (I’m talking the L) base.... I've already stated that buying canon dSLR without AF micro-adjust is ludicrous. canon selling their dSLR's without this function is straight down criminal.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 09:17 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1088 comments in total)
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bovverwonder: I just sold my Canon FF the same day the Sony A7R II was announced. I was sold that quick! I also shoot with Oly EM5 mk2 and Fuji XT1 (which I both love!) so I'm familiar with mirrorless. I was a Canon fanboy (heavily invested) and so are millions of shooters but I saw the light and had to get out of my comfort zone. Going to sell the remaining of all my L lenses/speedlights to fund the A7RII and a few Sony lenses. Bye bye Canon, hello mirrorless - it's the future!

You DID manage to sell the Canon in ONE day only...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)

brilliant camera. my only remark is that there's so much "green" in thepreliminary photo samples. not sure if they did it on purpose or not, but the green colour saturation is quite frankly scary!

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On takeoff droplet in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

beautiful !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On Oh what a beautiful morning in the Loneliness challenge (2 comments in total)

Powerful photo, well done! What is that thing next to (between) his feet?

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 09:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Dragonfly in the - Canon vs Nikon - Dragonfly Challenge (in Full Colours) challenge (8 comments in total)

great!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 8th comment
On Inside a Maple tree in the 2015 - Seasons of Spring or Autumn. challenge (5 comments in total)

beautiful !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 3rd comment
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