Good start. Now would be the appropriate time to establish a policy to include use of bundled software in all reviews. Use third party (Adobe) as well if you wish to show what might be achieved, but learn from this that review should always reflect what the customer would receive.
walgarch: This test has legitimacy, but unfortunately the methodology is flawed.
There are going to be landscape photographers who are interested in this feature and it will influence their possible purchase.
Too bad ACR was used to do RAW conversion. It's obvious that it can't apply motion correction correctly. This flaw has been pointed out on various occasions in various posts and even in TheCameraStoreTV's review of the K-1 ( https://youtu.be/87yGmD71nyA?t=13m6s ) I would've hoped that DPR would be more thorough in this regard instead of giving the impression that pixel shift artefacts are more pronounced and ugly than they really are. And to also point out that applying motion correction via Pentax's silkypix program provides better motion correction than through the in camera JPEG conversion.
The cynic in me thinks the damage is already done and that people will assume pixel shift is not worth it; the optimist in me hope that Adobe will actually support Pentax features more thoroughly
I think the Camera Maker's own raw should always be used at least in addition to ACR. I know the logic of using one raw converter for all cameras is to provide uniformity in comparisons, but it has problems as follows:(1)Camera maker surely has accurate access to it's own specific needs, and ability to incorporate and tune conversion software algorithms without the need of reverse engineering.(2)Camera makers provide their conversion software usually as part of purchase.So why isn't it tested with the camera? Sure use ACR as well to show how it compares..(3)As an analogy, should motoring magazines test cars only with an aftermarket electronic engine/trans/suspension etc control unit "set to the driver's taste"to facilitate comparisons ?
Excellent image, congratulations
I'm curious about the horizontal line about 1/8th down from the top. Is it from compositing?Anyway, nice work and congratulations.
Kamox: Sure not the same thing, but 1/5 of the price:if you attach this (Leica-expensive) TS lens (which has a usable area of 36x44mm) to a Canon 5DS R, you'll end up with 92 MP.http://www.hartblei.de/en/sr40if.htm
Soooo ..LJ-Eljot....If you stitch two exposers together do you get one flasher.?
Interesting and informative. The 43 minutes flew past!
justmeMN: I suspect that the future of still photography is pulling still images out of short high resolution videos. It certainly would help in capturing a "decisive moment".
Spray & Pray with pre shutter capture in 2001 on Olympus E-100RS
Wonder how successful it was.Sorry a bit off topic
Wonder if there is any chance of the "ancient" A7R picking this up? (missed out on shutter shock upgrade due to mechanical limitations )
Sports Shooter: all sounds great but why 72mm filter thread? why not standardize with 77mm ( 16-35, 24-105, 70-200)?
Yep, but can you still use the lens hood?
Mike Gerstner: Canon DPP........
It would be interesting to see a couple of the images processed in DPP to see if the native software deals with the shadow lifting any differently/better(?) than ACR........or supply the raws to allow a couple of the users to have a go at it.
Agree. I think DPP should always include some images processed using the camera maker's software in addition to OOC JPEGS.
Artpt: Is there any information on watch camera was used to film this tidbit?
Says at end ..all shot on OM-D EM-1.(Nice demo of blue CA at 3:01 and other places. shooting trees against bright sky! )
Never expected to see this sort of stuff on dpreview
Umm Sony, could you PLEASE do this for A7R???
Thanks for posting this interesting article.Would be very interesting to see a blog on how you actually get in and adjust a lens.Machine name " POLC " Precision Optical Lens Checker
Very clever marketing
Found this..http://www.imatest.com/docs/sharpness/Sorry for all this off topic. Cheers
siggo: Am I the only one who thinks that a LENS test should test the LENS and it's optical properties? Then we can choose LENSES . These tests include the CAMERA as well. Sony offer adaptors for other lenses. How can we choose those lenses when their sharpness was determined on a different (possibly inferior) sensor. Sony will be delighted that their lenses appear fantastic here, in part due to their 36Mpix sensor.Obviously as a Lens/camera combination checking sharpness etc these tests have an important role, but perhaps Sony has opened up the need for camera independent lens tests to be included on sites like this. Apologies for long post and maybe it belongs in forum section
Can't see edit button now.My comment may be wrong, need to check how MTF 50 is found. Apologies. However reviewer himself said good result partly due to sensor.
Am I the only one who thinks that a LENS test should test the LENS and it's optical properties? Then we can choose LENSES . These tests include the CAMERA as well. Sony offer adaptors for other lenses. How can we choose those lenses when their sharpness was determined on a different (possibly inferior) sensor. Sony will be delighted that their lenses appear fantastic here, in part due to their 36Mpix sensor.Obviously as a Lens/camera combination checking sharpness etc these tests have an important role, but perhaps Sony has opened up the need for camera independent lens tests to be included on sites like this. Apologies for long post and maybe it belongs in forum section
OBI656: Because of this update I purchased A7R and what a pleasant surprise ... If Zeiss optics will proof their reputation I will damp my CANON system.
Obviously your store is not in Hungary or you would be needing to get permission from the strangers....tears or no tears!!! 8-)
jhsymington: An update of my post two hours ago - I ran the update again on the A7R and it worked second time round. Ignore the fixed red light but otherwise dead camera and just try again - the update will start halfway through but the second time it concluded successfully. Not a great process Sony!
From posts on other forums there are a lot of users "making errors" some needing 5 or more tries...