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Greg Van Deusen: I've sometimes wondered why cameras aren't made with round sensors to capture the full [round] lens image. It would give you more image area to crop from.

It's the other way around, actually!
For these are crop circles-- oops, CIRCULAR CROPS, I mean, FROM squarish sensors, err... negatives.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 03:21 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)

Loved the opening sentence, "been shooting for SOME MONTHS and have NOW completed the review."
(sorry, I know and appreciate how diligent you dpr guys are, but can't help but chuckle at it...)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 07:33 UTC as 146th comment
On Site update: two new forums article (32 comments in total)
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akjos: More places for people to complain :D ...

Look at the bright side, more places for people to complain means less complaints per place...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 05:16 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples article (80 comments in total)
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thx1138: IQ at base ISO is very nice and looked good at ISO 720. How do they get those weird ISO value BTW? ISO 1100 wasn't so good, but not bad.

Simple, conjoin 2 round numbers: ISO 1000 - 1/2 EV.
(Camera under auto ISO, I'd guess; didn't check the EXIF.)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 04:46 UTC
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

Poor little Lytro, didn't even make it to an "unusual camera list"!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 13:12 UTC as 91st comment

Another sign that the world needs a digital Nikonos... baaadly!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 22:26 UTC as 24th comment
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Dave Ingraham: "though he acknowledges the industry needs a better way of describing sensor size than the current obscure 'inch-type' naming system."

You think? 1"? Four Thirds? APS-C? Full frame? None of these make any sense to the average person. What would be so hard about simply describing them by their mm dimensions? So a 1" sensor is 13.2 x 8.8mm, but calling it a 13x9 sensor makes a hell of a lot more sense than 1".

I vote "diagonal" as the most telling measure. Besides being an easily visualized single figure that can be nicely rounded to 2 significant digits (7.7mm for most P&Ss, 16mm for 1", 43mm for FF), its immediate relationship to crop factor and equivalent FLs comes in pretty handy.
Ooops it's not a poll...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 04:48 UTC
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David Elliott Lewis: The Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone is already implementing a similar feature with its dual mode video capability. It simultaneously combines its front-facing camera and its rear-facing camera feed for a combined image. It can be shown either picture-in-picture, top and bottom or side by side.

Not the same thing, for the proposed camera allows for two independent points of view rather than fixed back-to-back.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 23:17 UTC
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Francis Carver: I have been doing that for years, aiming the camera at a mirror, and capturing both myself and the mirror. Patent infringement?

Not the same thing; the proposed camera allows for two independent points of view.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
On Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-XS3 slimline zoom compact article (37 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: So much for stunning IQ....
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-xs1-review-22262

This corner mushiness is typical of zoom lenses that by way of design/cost compromises are plagued by barbarian WA distortions which rely on further firmware-based correction to achieve a minimally presentable photo. (Stretching corners dilutes information.)
You can see that the steeple photo @120mm-equiv doesn't show the same softness issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 16:32 UTC
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chrisnfolsom: -Have enjoyed the Lumix brand for many years, and the quality, speed of their superzooms and ois...
-Still though, no articulated rear display - only 460K, and only 202K for the viewfinder? Seems like they lowballed your actual interaction with the image which I believe is important in photography.
-Some great specs 9fps, zoom and such - like the attention to sound and they kept the hot shoe although no touch screen, wifi (Eye-fi support?).
-Depending on the lens quality they might have a nice travel alternative for a more enthusiast client - perhaps not their target demographic...it seems like with the price point this might give a soccer mom a nice tool to record their children.

Why, they must be saving features such as a higher resolution articulated LCD (hopefully with touch focus, why not?) for the forthcoming successor of the FZ200 -- this FZ70 is meant to supersede the lowlier FZ60.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 03:00 UTC
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JJ Rodin: Finally a cam company using DSP to eliminate the wind noise/etc for video, surprised it not already pervasive.

Hope it works as well as advertised, even the slightest wind makes them mic huff & destroy the usuability/suitability of the audio.

Good news. I read it as a fully acoustic approach rather than DSP-based, though. ("the sealed structure prevents wind from hitting the microphone directly and the draft structure suppresses retention of air internally.")

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
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Don Karner: It is bad enough that the regular D-Lux 6 is $799.

What does one get for the extra $400? Not to speak of the extra $600 for this thing.

You probably just glanced at the text as it's pretty clear: for the extra $400 over d-lux 6 you get "a new dot structure on the leather body trim and a leather case with exclusive carrying strap."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 04:26 UTC
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Ed_arizona: buy a RED DOT logo on ebay paste it on my LX5

Good idea, but beware of dire developments such as this, http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51656105
!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 04:13 UTC
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jaygeephoto: I think I saw this in Finding Nemo. The Pentax WG-3. Better camera all around and doesn't look like a tub toy (at least in black). Lets see that comparison! Canon makes some superb advances amateur and professional equipment; this stuff is beneath them. It's is as if Lexus made a skateboard.

"WG-3 doesn't look like a tub toy (at least in black)."
But hey, there is a reason why black boxes (flight recorders) are actually bright orange, not black. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 02:58 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Gesture: I think this is a strong and useful concept. If Sigma could do the same thing with its Foveon sensor, it could an even more compelling camera. But you have to love PR speak: "The Leica X Vario is distinguished by an intensely focused design concept. " No doubt.

Another gem: "in Live View mode, the generously sized high-contrast, 3-inch monitor offers...", as if the camera offered another viewing mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:43 UTC
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera article (57 comments in total)
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joe6pack: Interesting concept but I cannot see the application of this. You can do anyway with lens and get infinite DOF using pin hole camera as well.

With a single sensor, the camera needs to poll the sensor each time it modify the aperture array, which I believe is much slower than polling sensor.

Military applications, perhaps? According to their abstract, "the architecture can be used for capturing images of visible and other spectra such as infrared, or millimeter waves, in surveillance applications for detecting anomalies or extracting features such as speed of moving objects." Millimeter waves lie somewhere between far IR and the highest frequency microwaves.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 22:36 UTC
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Benarm: Canon definitely won't like Magic Lantern since they're loosing control over what features are enabled or disabled. The 6D is a great example of how Canon purposely handicaps a camera in multiple ways. The question is whether Canon will attempt to block Magic Lantern by a firmware update or make Magic Lantern really difficult/impossible to implement in future cameras. And of course, they can always sue.

"According to your definition of 'handicap', Toyota handicaps the Yaris by not equipping it with a V8 engine."
No. According to Benarm's definition, it would be exactly like Toyota putting a V8 on every Lexus — only to disable the fuel injection to 2 cylinders on the V6 models so they can charge more for the fully functional V8 version.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 22:59 UTC
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Lea5: Besides all the anger, we should see is as a chance.

Imagine....all the other creative software manufacturers are seeing this moment as a big motivation to design photoshop alternatives? I mean real professional alternatives? It would be very interested to see how the whole visual creative industry changes. It would be a change. I don't think Adobe realized yet, that they could feel the Kodak moment of downfall sooner than they expect.

Speaking of Kodak moments, after all Adobe will always be able to auction their processor-intensive-cloud-exclusive motion-deblurring patent.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 02:16 UTC
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Wojtegol: I think this poll is missing one very important option.
Lack of choice between cloud service and ability to buy "hard copy" of PS.
People, and not Adobe, should make decision what is the best choice for them, because thanks to millions of customer Adobe exists.
They ask people to tests new versions of their software but they do not ask us about this dramatic change.
We want to have a choice !

About the poll: I understand that, strictly speaking, yours would be the first option, namely "having to repeatedly pay to retain access" as opposed to paying just once for a "boxed copy" of PS.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
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