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ludwik123: Sounds like a fantastic new sensor.
Another nail in the coffin of the FF Canikon DSLR'S.
Mobile phone IQ is approaching FF very quickly.

I can see the fumes from this distance.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:08 UTC

Can't stress enough the clear advantage of RAW.
Sure, you can get some massive CA but the level of texture and detail available is in a completely different ballpark from JPEG.
(and coming from the Masters of JPEG called Olympus)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 8th comment

I say: "Burn the witch!"
If this gets into a chip inside the camera, how the hell am I supposed to recover those deleted pictures (that I shouldn't be taking in the first place) from the SD card???
Talk about a workflow knightmare...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 10:12 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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tsk1979: Wrong pictures for this camera. I was expecting more deep-field. If nothing else, at-least the humble Horsehead!!

...or an infinite number of those!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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jforkner: I think a few of the posters are missing the point of the criticism given. From the title & the intro, this article was supposed to extol the virtues of the D810A as they pertain to astrophotography. According to Nikon, “Based on the award-winning full-frame D810, the D810A records the brilliant red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with a level of detail and sharpness, wide dynamic range and rich tonality almost unimaginable until now. Reveal the faintest celestial objects with exposures up to 15 minutes long; and noise-free performance at ISO levels as high as 12,800 (expandable to 51,000).”

While the included photographs are nice, they do nothing to demonstrate how this new camera is better at capturing the nebulae referenced in the intro or Nikon’s description of the camera. Nor do they reveal anything with a long exposure.

The criticism is of the the article’s purported intent, not the photographs themselves.

I was about to rant about the lack of a direct picture comparison to a "regular" 810, but you've put it all too well.
Given the title, this gallery is starting to look like an ad now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (430 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Page 4: "it would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification.

Pretty much.
It was already like that 4 years ago on the GH2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)

All that breathing in those white boards in the background reminds me why video Pros will MF all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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Johannes Zander: I'll chose this anytime over the dxo one because of flexibility and lens choice.
No matter how well DXO cooks their super RAW!

And look! It can swap lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
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Mike FL: SONY likes users to "think" that new sensor is better in Noise/DR b/c larger photosite, but other than RX100-4 has 4K, there is really no meaningful difference in terns of Noise/DR from RX100-3.


In fact it looks to me the other way around. I believe there is a small handicap in DR in favor of the RX-100 III.
I can't detect as many black patches in the RX-100 IV.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (125 comments in total)

Make it over USB / Wifi.
Put on a filter thread.
Make it 300$.

Then you'll have a sale.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 16:34 UTC as 33rd comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Hen3ry: The specifications look excellent, rather more than the doctor ordered! All I wanted was the new sensor in the G6. It almost looks like more camera than I can handle now! :)

I actually am not much taken with the squared off design. It actually looks a little like the old Topcon. The G6 might look a little shapeless but it has grown on me and except for a few touches, I would have been happy to see that shape continue. Great in the hand and rugged - my cameras lead a hard life.

Looking at the G7 capabilities, though, I am wondering how long I will stick with the GX7 I bought a month ago as a back-up for my G6. The GX7 might be a candidate for eBay so I can buy a G7 and use the G6 for back-up.

Pity they don't do n all-white version or even an all-silver one. I live and work in the tropics and a black camera absorbs heat more readily than I like.

No way, Hen3ry!
You should fess up right away that you wanted the IBIS too. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
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Papi61: "The 1080p screen resolution looks a little dated next to the Quad-HD screens of many competitors in the high-end bracket"

Pretty hilarious how American tech media reviewers NEVER mention that about the iPhone 6...

So 1080p is not enough anymore just because there are QuadHD screens around?
I though we had learned something from the megapixel race, but humanity these days has a very short term memory... :(

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:16 UTC

4 pages of article could be summed up in 4 letters: ETTR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
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duartix: By now I'm sure that Apple have a patent on copying ideas from other companies and patenting them. :)
That's why they can do it but when others try, they get sued. :P

I wasn't, I'm not very knowledgeable on patent trolls.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 16:17 UTC

By now I'm sure that Apple have a patent on copying ideas from other companies and patenting them. :)
That's why they can do it but when others try, they get sued. :P

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 09:57 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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digiart: I may be wrong but it looks like Apple is yet again copying other companies technology...


Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 09:55 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)

It's kind of an unforgiving let down when you get so much critics on the quality of the video you produce, and you improve what was already the best IBIS in the industry, support all the mandatory framerates on your container, increase the bitrate to stellar values and then...

... you keep that pre-historic sensor readout which line skips like there is no tomorrow, ending up with DR, low life sharpness and low light ability that doesn't even come close to the GH2 from 2010!!! :(

You really came so close Olympus. The camera is definitely amazing, but it's video output is still a big stain in the white sheet.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:33 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply

Nice but... will it zoom?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:42 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

So, basically they changed an IF conditon on their old firmware and nnow are selling it as a new product?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 11th comment
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duartix: Unless that black circle near the grip is another camera/sensor pair, I fail to even imagine how can they generate a focus overlap picture from a single combination of sensor/lens.

Even very advanced software solutions by Google (the google camera app on Android is such an example) need a minimum amount of parallax to reconstruct/generate a depth map and thus create a that focus overlap, but doing this temporally (à la Google) isn't practical on a rangefinder where you need immediate feedback.

Plus, if it is indeed a secondary camera/sensor pair, you will have to account for parallax errors on the focus overlap reconstruction. And what is much worse, you will have to be very careful on where you place your fingers when you shoot.

P.S. Before anyone else does it, I'm always ready to make a fool of myself. :)
Yes there is. Now I'm just questioning the placement.

@Barry Pearson
I didn't understood your explanation to it's full extent, but I don't think that's how it works. This http://konost.com/?page_id=7182 shows a complete sub-area of the main sensor being superimposed. It's how they compute the offset that is the mistery. Maybe it's just a concept and they haven't worket it out yet.
But one thing seems sure: the two superimpositions look clearly parallaxed, thus probably beeing sourced from different points. Since the one on the display shows final DOF that can't be it. Probably one comes from the optical viewfinder and the other from the secondary sensor between the main lens and grip.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
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