Charles Laigo: Not that it really went away (only died down a bit), but is the megapixel race now back with a vengeance?
it has nothing to do with MP race, ok maybe it sounds like that for advertisement purposes, but the thing is it uses a large sensor and oversampling to reduce the noise by a lot. Something we see in CD players since the first ones
Belle is way better than previous versions, only a faint resemblance with the ones before it, finally the OS it should be from the beginning, I hated previous Symbs on N97(crappy phone) and on N8 and loved iOS5 so I'm not kidding !
Belle is efficient, smooth, runs on low memory/CPU and 1.3GHz is much faster than on the N8. Free GPS nav and guidance, with no need of internet connection, maps on the phone, something I've been dreaming since iOS4.
If all you want is a good dependable phone, to make calls/sync contacts/calendar/etc, plus great music and awesome video player, lots of connectivity and THE BEST current camera-phone by far, thenNokia's PureView 800 is definitely for you,oh yeah you can surely trash your pocket Point&Shooter, won't need it anymore :-)
Have a look at this reviews :http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview-review-776.phphttp://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview_low_light-review-775.php
Thank you Nokia ! I was already loosing hopes on the Finns
After reading your article I found that Hugin is a great free program to seamless stitches, and PhotoWall to easily build artistic collages.
I have to agree with others that today you can work, even on a modern laptop , with full resolution images, to build 2D panoramas for wall size prints for instance.
For an extreme example I fund a 3D collage, of more than 1600 21.4MP photos landscape from Dresden. Made with a robotic arm, of course, and stitched using a PC cluster with 16 processors and lots of RAM in 94hrs, you have to check this out :
Thanks for this idea Barney !
I never thought about doing a 2D Panorama, always using vertical or horizontal stitching software. Although I get the artistic impression in your examples, which I like, I also would like to see some "perfectionist" ones that could be useful to make large prints of landscapes, the size of walls for instance, retaining huge resolutions.
Could you point me to some free software to do perfect photo fusions,as automatic as possible ?
BTW I found 'FotoWall', a great free program, very easy to use, to do exactly what you showed us in your examples, much quicker than PhotoShop or The Gimp. It works as if you were playing with an iPad, but using the mouse instead. Has rotation, translation, resize, art and transparency options.
iPhone 4GS x NOKIA 808 pureview cameras
Is there any good place to look for that ?
Agree with most people that the best camera is the one that you always carry with you, sure a phone doesn't replace a good bridge cam or DSLR but I'd like to have the best current cameraphone.
Dpreview team should start including photography reviews of such camphones so we can have better info as with regular cams.
I'm not a pixel peeper but I like clear images.If you come from the small sensor bridge cams, like myself, you are probably looking for something that gives you a true extra punch in low light photos, since at ISO100-200 there seems to be no big practical difference, and kit lenses are not faster than fixed bridge lenses I'd look for something that produces good clean pictures at ISO6400.
Comparing all at ISO6400, I agree with the comments below that Cannon T3i looks better and even the D3100 in some cases, so it doesn't seem like a big upgrade in image quality, I'd still stay with the T3i tilt screen.
It seems to me that Sony's NEX-5N and NEX-7 are the big winers close with the PENTAX K-5, considering the differences from 16, 18 and 24MP, their images just look cleaner and with less noise than the the D3200.
For similar size the NEX-5N seems like a better buy and eventhe Fuji X10 looks unbelievable good for it's sensor size, priceand all in one kind !
Challenge rule : Tiny flowers about 1cm or less.
Strelitzia reginae, definitely much larger than 1cm :(
It looks fantastic but Is that a real take or a computer photo-mounting of some sort ? things seems a little bit odd in the shadows and the top doesn't seems to fully fit the bottom pattern of the shell. How did you do it ?
This cactus was about 2 inch in diameter and the flowers 5mm.Is that a Mammillaria Decipiens ? Camptotricha ? If anybody knows please let me know !
Great picture !
Dpreviewmember: Great photo !Awesome composition and lightingIs it HDR post-processed ? or just minor retouching ?What camera modes did you use ?
Wow, just U$24, nice but it's not available at B&H, only founda B+W 58mm Macro Close up +10(NL10) Lens for U$42, not sure if it will work or be able to focus with the HS20.
So, are you using RAW and then NR & sharpen ?I notice the HS20 doesn't have an option to turn those off just to turn them to low & soft for JPEGS.
Thanks for the tips.
Regular night time mosquito. Is that a type of Anopheles ?
I do like my iPhone4 photos more than the Nokia 97 5MP camera. Did anyone compared iPhone4 photos with 8MP Nokia E7 or 12MP Nokia N8 ? I've been told that the last one is currently best camera-phone.
Thanks for your explanation, it will help me learn what to use on PP I have The Gimp 2.6 but still have to learn how to use it. After reading many reviews I bought the same camera you have last month. I'm learning with all it's possibilities. I'm not using the AUTO modes because the camera settings seem to overexpose always, so I've been using the P and manual modes. Also It seems that 8MP is better than 16MP all the time, did you ever find a case in which 16MP looks better ?What DR% mode did you use in your fly macro photo ? I'm leaving it at AUTO, 8MP, because I still don't now how to use it properly.What brand/type of macro lenses you have ?Thanks for your answers and congratulations for your your macro series they look professional and if you told me they were taken with a Pentax K-5 I would believe it.
Amazing super macro !
Great photo !Awesome composition and lightingIs it HDR post-processed ? or just minor retouching ?What camera modes did you use ?
jcmarfilph: Video is good but picture quality is nothing special. As good as HS10 only.Come on DPR show us HS20 samples in the studio. If there is anything that should be reviewed, it is HS20.
I have a HS20 and you are right, picture quality in 8MP, P mode, ISO100 to 400 are really good with this EXR sensor (much better than at 16MP). Also you get twice the dynamic range increasing contrast detail which contributes more to image quality than just MPixels counts.Fujifilm just developed a new 12MP 4/6" EXR CMOS sensor that's going to be on the X10 compact camera, it shows that they are getting serious about image quality and away from this crazy MP race, at least realizing consumers are not all ignorant.