AllanW: If they EVER add localised HSL I'll be in heaven!
+1 on revamping the shoddy Adobe Standard profiles.
Good decision! I wish them every success.
Edgar Matias: They should put an EVF in this thing.
That way you'd have the option of using it WITH or WITHOUT the iPhone.
I think any VF would do... E or otherwise.
zsedcft: This is a good reminder to the negative commenters on the previous post that you should make a lot of noise if a company has made an obvious error. It does make a difference sometimes and the major companies do monitor photography forums.
Well done Sony and well done DP Review and all of the people who have been pressing this issue.
Just a Photographer: Afters this many Sony promotion posts. I am now certain that DPReview gets paid for these Sony advertorials...
jonby, I'm sure that's just a cover ;)
Thank you, this is fantastic!
Overall IQ is fantastic! Skin tones however seem very flat and muted (with some peculiar blues as well)—typical "Adobe Standard" color profile? Are there any Sony color profiles available yet for ACR?Perhaps you could add a real-world RAW+JPEG image so we can compare OOC jpeg and ACR default color rendition?
RichRMA: Based on a noise and detail obliteration in RAW, it's about 1.5 stops worse than m4/3rds. Not bad for a pocketable camera.
Compared to the LX100, the RX100 IV appears to lose its resolution advantage to noise around ISO 3200. That’s not bad!
rfsIII: Not trying to troll, but I just don't understand why the leap from 400 to 600 isn't as big as one might expect. I expect the subject to be 40 percent larger on my sensor based on the following, and again, please enlighten me...
Leaving aside the issue of the aperture changing, by my understanding it would be a field of view increase from 5.2 degrees at 400mm to about 3.4 degrees at the 600mm end. Isn't that an increase of about 40 percent?
When shooting bears and birds and other distant objects, that seems like it would be a lot. No?
Think of the difference between 40mm and 60mm... noticeable, sure, but not huge.
Fahd: Sadly its the record labels and management companies that come up with these ridiculous contracts and restrictions while the artists get a bad rep. Most artists are blissfully unaware of such contracts and restrictions.
Well they know now... but could be basking in the extra publicity.
zorgon: Downloaded! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Full 16-bit editing, retina support etc. I've only been using it for 15 minutes and I already like it better than GIMP.
That should be their tagline— "Affinity Photo: It's Better Than GIMP!" ;-)
Well, that escalated quickly. *slowly backs away from comments section...
I would love some comparisons between the OOC JPEGs and RAW conversions. For example, the shot of the shipping containers on the Shooting Experience page, or anything already processed with ACR in the samples gallery.
Good for them :)
Great piece, Rishi! Thanks.
DStudio: I would've expected them to add either USB 3 or Thunderbolt. Perhaps they don't expect to sell enough of them to bother? Or is it commonly used with equipment which hasn't gone past FW 800 yet?
Indeed, interesting... Apple abandoned FW800 long ago. Good for the adaptor cable industry!
Vitor hugo: EDIT: Nevermind, someone had the same idea as me in the comments.///What would happen if one: 1) get this camera on a tripod 2) get 3 color filters (Red Green and Blue) 3) takes one photo with each of those filters 4) stacks the resulting pictures as RGB channels in PS?///
Sounds like a good, if tedious project. Would all depend on the filters. I'd be curious to see the results :)
"Mono a mono"... That's terrible. I love it :)
piratejabez: Am I the only one who can't access a larger version of the top image? http://www.dpreview.com/files/t/articles/107fcaae9ad14deb8299d461f9dbd271/MIT-ReflectionRemoval-1.jpeg I've tried multiple browsers... Firefox says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." Apologies if others have already posted about this...
Apparently not. And still not working today. But I guess I'm not really missing out on much by not being able to pixel peep this example...