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lensberg

lensberg

Joined on Jan 17, 2012

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freediverx: What is the purpose of increasing the resolution on smartphone displays beyond the point where it can be perceived by the human eye from normal viewing distances?

This just adds cost, battery consumption, and processing overhead without providing the user with any appreciable benefits. Typical of a company focused on fooling gullible buyers with meaningless specs instead of focusing on solving problems.

If Samsung, LG & Apple get their hands on this sensor - then and only then will you have class leading image quality...

Sony's image processing is absolutely horrible...!!! Through generations I just cannot bring myself to even pretend to find it acceptable...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 07:57 UTC
On DxO ONE on its way to Europe article (86 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Why would DXO sell such a junky little camera?

They probably want to try and make a quick buck of the gullible masses...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 07:58 UTC

Why must Sony constantly utilize the disastrous Snapdragon 810 chipset...?! Can't they make a complete switch to the class leading 14 nm Exynos 7420 ...

Most unfortunate...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 07:55 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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bluevellet: R.I.P. Canon

Oh wait, it's not that kind of article/review?

Bash Canon all you like - - - Nikon will never be No. 1 ... The top spot will probably be contested by only Canon, Sony and Samsung in the near future...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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Robert Kempen: Leica Q wins European premium compact camera award and is selling faster than Leica can manufacture

I can hear the haters already "at that price etc etc"

Europeans care about quality and buy to their requirements - these awards are probably a very accurate reflection of where the industry stands

Well done to all the winners

Is this your logic in defending Canon trumping Nikon to the top spot...?! The best camera award is meant for precisely that - the best all-round camera - period. Not who has more distribution channels... :) Alas some unfathomable excuses are in order to defend the other brands somewhat secondary status...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (166 comments in total)
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MrViko: 1k for that terrible dynamic range. I'm sorry Canon but you killed the G serie after G16. Also external viewfinder selling is awefull marketing trick for telephoto segment.

@ cgarrard - I meant to say " It'll " ... :) :) :)

@ MrViko - do you mean the A6000 ? ... At APS-C level image quality is excellent across the board regardless of manufacturer... This particular camera is extremely compelling mainly for its zoom range & 1" sensor ... If you check out photographyblog - there are 1 or 2 samples of full zoom at ISO 1600 and the image quality is great ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (166 comments in total)
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MrViko: 1k for that terrible dynamic range. I'm sorry Canon but you killed the G serie after G16. Also external viewfinder selling is awefull marketing trick for telephoto segment.

I'll probably have the best dynamic range & noise performance amongst 1" sensor cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 08:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: So I guess I don't need the 645z

They may not be exactly the same... but they're damn sure close enough to justify not spending the extra $$$ ... Why waste your money on the Pentax... so long as you're primarily shooting until ISO 3200 this camera will satisfy pretty much everyone...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
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Chaitanya S: Seriously why is Canon dropping ball on 4K? its not like this camera is going to damage sales of higher end cinema cameras. Also both Panasonic and Sony competitors in this category both shoot 4K. Canon is seriously acting dumb, they need to restructure or they will lose market soon.

"they feel 4K isn't necessary on a powershot yet b) they haven't the sensor and/or technology to drive 4K" ... They're using a Sony sensor... most likely the same sensor as the FZ1000 ... its obviously capable of 4K ... Canon just doesn't want to give customers 4K yet in a point & shoot camera... Maybe next year...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:38 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)
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lensberg: Wish Sony would swipe a few of Canon's or Nikon's engineers... They have amazing technology... but their overall image processing still needs a little catching up to do compared to these two stalwarts...

And with Sony corps money its really shouldn't be a problem...

@futile32 - Its subpar in the sense that at high iso's Sony noise reduction algorithms tend to produce a clumpy, pastel like effect... which looks atrocious viewed at 100% ... Canon is more aggressive in their smearing noise away... but over the last couple of years they've refined it to the point that they still manage to preserve and produce an acceptable image again viewed at 100% ... Take Sony's 1" sensors in the RX100 III & the G7 X ... Canons images are generally superior... Nikon strikes the best balance... not to averse to noise whilst keeping it in check, and yet retaining a commendable level of fine detail. The only real debate here is between Canon and Nikon as to who's image quality is better. Sony's got some way to go still...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1091 comments in total)

Wish Sony would swipe a few of Canon's or Nikon's engineers... They have amazing technology... but their overall image processing still needs a little catching up to do compared to these two stalwarts...

And with Sony corps money its really shouldn't be a problem...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 08:51 UTC as 146th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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Sangster: Retro design is nice except proportionally the glass on that kit lens looks a bit small relative to the body.

Can't wait to see the test results on the new BSI 1" sensor.

I seriously doubt its a Sony sensor... Sony's 1" sensors are 20.1 & 20.2 MP ... which only Canon & Panasonic use...

This is probably one of Nikons third party fabrications...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (145 comments in total)
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RichRMA: I never get much out of the sample galleries. It's more a test of lenses than of sensors. The studio shots where you can compare the camera directly to others is more telling.

Just based upon image dimensions alone - anyone could tell that they were not Canon FF images... But they could definitely be passed off for Nikon FF images... this is probably what a D750 / 610 would produce...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 07:53 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples article (114 comments in total)
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The Squire: The good: Surprisingly good ISO 800!

The bad: Certainly at the long end it seems very soft. Look at the closeup of the silver haired climber. Soft, no per pixel detail, and a fair bit of CA. Looks like a bad 5MP camera phone snap.

You have to be a connoisseur of the pastel like effect to appreciate this camera's high ISO prowess...

Canon's SX700 / 710 are definitely a cut above this somewhat outdated offering from the stable of Panasonic...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)

Why couldn't Nikon have utilized Samsung's 28 MP BSI APS-C sensor for this generation of the 5XXX series...?! Its not that this camera offers anything significantly better than the D5300...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 07:50 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

This is pure class... whips Sony's & Panny's equivalent offerings...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:33 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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AllOtherNamesTaken: DPR's interview with Canon says the DR is the same as 5DM3. Sorry folks.

Max native ISO 6400
5 Fps, no mention of crop mode FPS increase
1/200 flash sync
1080/30P max

"Meh"

Skip to 1:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=99NUDmVYwDM

Chances are it will outsell the D810 ... and that's what really matters at the end of the day...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Everyone buying & using the camera is not going to be doing so under optimal conditions...

These sample images are very good... and give you a fair indication as to the pro's & cons of its IQ ...

You are being overly critical of these images for no rhyme or reason... Do you expect pro grade images each & every time a camera is reviewed...? Personally I prefer real world samples under a wide array of conditions to assess a camera's prowess... not the best images in a controlled environment...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

I'm hoping for a 1D XXX ... 50 MP full frame pro body... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 354th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: After looking at all the LX100, G7X samples, I hereby declared that the winner is the Sony RX100 III. No contest.

@kangoo1707 - Imaging Resource for some reason has only uploaded the G7 X images using its "fine" compression setting... What they should have done was capture the same test scene using the Canon's "Super Fine" setting... You can tell from the file sizes as well... the G7 X is around 5.5 MB per image whereas the RX100 III is around 12 MB per file...

Sony may use a lens with all the bells & whistles... but the RX100 III's image processing is useless in comparison to Canon's... so any lens sharpness advantage you see is more or less nullified...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
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