AlexK-12

AlexK-12

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Richard Murdey: Wouldn't it have been simpler / more sane to have made a vaguely cubic, modular block with a lens mount and a sensor and call that a movie camera (like RED) ... rather than "the world's smallest full-frame camera" adapted with a crazy Rube Goldberg exoskeleton like that?

This "camera" shoots 4K. Camera is the key word. It is designed like a camera. If Sony wanted to design a 4K video recorder, they would have done so likely in the way of their VG design.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
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misolo: Not to nitpick, but the 4k video doesn't use the full sensor, only about 2/3 of it (90% horizontally, 76% vertically, 69% by area).

Well yeah... the video shoots at 16:9 while the sensor is 3:2, so of course part of the sensor isn't being used. The full width, however, is being used along with the necessary height to get the 16:9 aspect ratio. What they're saying is that there is no down sampling of the video or line skipping or any other type of processing to reduce the size.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

I can see two great reasons why Sony gave the a7/r the e-mount:
1). The ability to mount all legacy film lenses that already cover the 35mm format
2). The ability to use Canon/Nikon full frame lenses and possibly even with autofocus

It seems to me that Sony made the right decision to go with e-mount, even if it means that they have to start from scratch with FE lenses. If I had the need and money, I would sell my a77 and jump on the a7r. One day, perhaps :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 05:41 UTC as 226th comment | 3 replies
On a65 18135 wall_80 photo in OpticsEngineer's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

At f/5.6, the Sony and Pentax 18-135 lenses appear very similar in sharpness (at least by looking at the stone wall). I figure in most real world situations, they should both be very capable when stopped down to f/8. I know my Sony is very sharp at f/9.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 1st comment

If you don't mind me saying, this is the best picture so far in this contest!

In all seriousness, it's a nice shot and a cool bus :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 17:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? news story (1514 comments in total)

Sony shooter here, and I love my a55. It's perfect for me! But I absolutely fell in love with the MP count of the D800 and the image samples that have come from it! It's just a poor college student's dream, though...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 17:31 UTC as 351st comment
On Emerald Bay in the Mountain lakes challenge (3 comments in total)

Is this Lake Tahoe? I've never seen it look so beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)
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Delacosta: Came across this old thread while doing a search:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1014&message=1106596&changemode=1

Kinda puts the whole debate in perspective doesn't it?

Apologies to anyone not yet born at the time ;-)

Yeah, way before my time! I'm only 17 and didn't really get into photography until maybe 3 years ago so I've never heard of anything smaller than 9mp XD. My 16mp a55 is perfect for me but I wouldn't complain with 24mp or 36mp!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:10 UTC

This is my new favorite photo!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look news story (355 comments in total)
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ponyman: Can't help thinking that 24mps is around twice the ideal and hugely detrimental gimmick for a supposedly 'serious' camera.

Even if it is detrimental, you always have the option to choose a smaller size. And 24MP should come in handy at least a few times in it's use.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 06:47 UTC
On Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look news story (355 comments in total)
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ponyman: Can't help thinking that 24mps is around twice the ideal and hugely detrimental gimmick for a supposedly 'serious' camera.

Even if it is detrimental, you always have the option to choose a smaller size. And 24MP should come in handy at least a few times in it's use.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2011 at 06:47 UTC
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