AlfBundy

AlfBundy

Lives in Belgium Belgium
Joined on Jun 10, 2011

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jcmarfilph: Ha another toyzoom from Nikon. No RAW, no hotshoe, 18mega-interpolated pixels and no manual zoom.

I think jcmarfilph is right. Sony is cheating on us with these tiny sensors.
They claim they are 1/2.33" 18MP, and I believe they are the same 1/4" 6MP used in Sony Camcorders.
That's why they are so good in video (sharp, no aliasing and no moire), but in the meantime they are absolutely awful in photo.

Did you notice that Sony camcorders offer the same "18MP" photo resolution (it was "16MP" in the previous gen, just like the previous gen of cameras).

- 1/4" sensors allow the lenses to be smaller or with a longer zoom range. (x22 in a pocket camera ? Really ?)
- 6MP allow them to crop a 2MP 16/9 rectangle in the middle to get 1080p without having to downsize with a crappy and power hungry algorithm. The remaining cropped out pixels are used for software stabilization in addition to optical stab (Sony calls it "Active" Steadyshot). And that also explain why you get a narrower field of view in video mode.

But then, don't we all want very good 6MP cameras ?
Well, we have them !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
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Ponxo: The fastest man in the world with the fastest camera!

Jon Rty,
the Nikon 1 shoots 60fps for only 1/2second (30pictures max).
The Exilim also shoots RAW at 60fps, but for a full second (60pictures max).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 09:19 UTC
On Canon G1 x preview updated, sample images to follow news story (288 comments in total)
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Ian: I'm looking at replacing my Panasonic LX-5 with the G1 x if the larger sensor can overcome the far slower aperture of the G1 x lens in low light, which certainly seems possible. I see you discussed this in relation to the Olympus XZ-1 and Fujifilm X10 but how about smaller advanced compacts like the LX-5 that have fast lenses but comparitively tiny sensors?

I disagree with Bart Hickman.
His conversion only applies to depth of field, not light gathering ability.
In low-light situation, the canon's f2.8 will "beat" your LX-5's f2 only if its newer and bigger sensor can overcome a full stop of light handicap.
Time will tell.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 03:38 UTC
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Cheezr: how sad that they skimped on a critical part, the only viewfinder is a lo-res lcd, wtf?
the story of jvc products, some good ideas and some bad decisions = below average products.

shame really.

How Do you know about the lo-res LCD viewfinder ? There's no mention of the resolution in this news.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 00:38 UTC
On Just posted: Our review of the Sony NEX-C3 news story (41 comments in total)
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Ralf B: "Auto HDR is only available when shooting in JPEG mode"

Puzzled by this 'con'. Is there a camera on the market that combines multiple shots into a RAW output file?

In Raw mode, Auto HDR is greyed out.
You have to dig into the menu to set the camera in Jpeg mode to enable it.
I think the "con" here is that the NEX doesn't auto-switch from Raw to Jpeg when you try to activate HDR.
It's very strange because other Jpeg-only features (Handeld twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effects, Panorama) DO automatically switch from Raw to Jpeg (and back to Raw when you deactivate them). So why not Auto-HDR ?!?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:06 UTC
On Sony launches pair of Full HD and 3D digital binoculars news story (76 comments in total)

24x36 equivalent is
in 2D : optical zoom 66mm-660mm (with digital 20x zoom : 66mm-1320mm)
in 3D : optical zoom 33mm-330mm (no mention of digital zoom in 3D)

source : http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/cool-stuff-from-sony-binoculars-with-built-in-video-recording-feature/

Watch the video review (subtitled in english).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 20:08 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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