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On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (194 comments in total)

Waiting with bated breath for the Canon SX60 HS... It needs to take the crown from its predecessor and its rightful place as the undisputed king of all super zooms...

Alternatively Canon also need to enter the 1" sensor market... perhaps with an interchangeable lens system like the Nikon 1 series... and a fixed lens RX100 / 10 style compact / zoom...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 40th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (928 comments in total)

Looks like an incremental augmentation of the D800 / 800E ... Whether its worth it or not is anybody's guess... At least it seems like a better thought out product line implementation compared to the mockery of the D610 ...

And coming to think about it... why is there no 4K video capability...?! May not be used all the time, but considering the price point, it would be nice to be somewhat future-proofed in the video specs department...

Why can't Nikon introduce a new model with a brand new sensor altogether...? Or have Sony not licensed one out to them as yet...? I'll bet when the 5D Mark IV is out, it will incorporate a new sensor, image processor, AF module and 99.99% sure it will have 4K video under its belt...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 159th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (269 comments in total)
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danny006: Finally Sony beats Nikon at high ISO. The A7s is almost 2 stops better than A6000, pretty good.

A6000 ? ... is cropped and double the resolution at 24 MP ... If this incredible new 7S sensor is only "almost 2 stops" better that's not really saying very much at all...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (269 comments in total)

Just imagine what Canon would have been able to extract from this sensor... Lets not take anything away from the fact that the 7S has outstanding IQ in both RAW & JPEG... but nevertheless the lingering thought always remains... 12 MP seems rather passé in this day and age...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

I'm seriously hoping that this is a preproduction version... with soon to be updated firmware... Does ACR already support the Mark III ? the lowlight performance is quite disappointing... RX100 II whips RX100 III left, right and center... Bionz X seems to be all hype and very little substance... Probably makes more sense to buy an A6000 instead... pocketablity be damned... endure the bulge and get great photos rather than be relegated to mediocre IQ

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 346th comment | 11 replies
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (85 comments in total)

At the core of the Nikon D4S is a newly developed 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor ............. You're sure its not the same old sensor from the D4 & Df just being recycled...?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 7th comment
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nicolaiecostel: Yawn. At least increase the buffer, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or increase the FPS, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or just do something to it except adding a few software algorithms and a new proccesing unit. Who is going to want to upgrade for that.

And excuse me, but I saw some samples at high ISO from the DF and I did not find them particularly good .. I think there is plenty room for improving the ISO performance.

@ HowaboutRAW - To be honest I've never owned either the D4 or 1D-X ... my only real exposure to both these cameras has been due to the fact that my friend manages a photo studio and has both these camera's... Even here my time spent with both camera's has been somewhat limited...

My amateurish testing was conducted with the D4 being fit with an 85mm f-1.4G and the 1D-X with 85mm f-1.2L II ... And after about 100 shots from each camera plus examining them at 100% the Canon was definitely cleaner / sharper from ISO 12800 + ... It may be due to the different lens's being used... but they are both so good, one can't pick a clear winner...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 20:56 UTC

Only the Nikon USA website, the D3300's sensor size is indicated as 23.2 x 15.4 mm ... but in Nikon Europe, Singapore, India & Australia the sensor size is listed as 23.5 x 15.6 mm ...! ( including http://imaging.nikon.com )

Which one is correct...?!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 27th comment
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nicolaiecostel: Yawn. At least increase the buffer, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or increase the FPS, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or just do something to it except adding a few software algorithms and a new proccesing unit. Who is going to want to upgrade for that.

And excuse me, but I saw some samples at high ISO from the DF and I did not find them particularly good .. I think there is plenty room for improving the ISO performance.

Considering the Canon 6D's noise control is on par with the D4 all the way up to max ISO... it would be highly improbable that the 1D-X would lag behind...

D4 only has the edge in dynamic range... but as far as low-light goes, the 1D-X looks as clean as the D4 ... but produces sharper images and seemingly preserves slightly more detail...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 09:57 UTC

Are you sure about the sensor size specs...? Because 23.2 x 15.4 mm would indicate the old Aptina sensor from the D3200 is being recycled in this model...

Nikon's official website indicates 23.5 x 15.6 mm which would probably point towards the Toshiba sensor from the D7100 being used... Alternatively it could be a completely redesigned sensor debuting for the first time...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (68 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: IQ just a notch lower than 70D , never the less , I've become used to see Nikon sensors in lead

Even when you compare RAW ISO 3200 + images, the samples from both the D5300 and 70D look more or less equal in terms of noise & detail retention... I seriously doubt most customers would even bother to scrutinize at pixel level anyway to distinguish any differences...

In all honesty most image parameters are too close and as a result there is no decisive winner amongst these two cameras... What would probably sway a potential customer in either direction is handling, FPS, AF acquisition & video quality...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 11:51 UTC
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (68 comments in total)

Does this RAW converter fully support the D5300... Because for some reason the D7100 RAW files look considerably cleaner than the D5300 images at all settings in low light... and they're supposed to be using the exact same sensor... with Nikon's latest & greatest Expeed 4 in the D5300...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: Everybody says that Canon sensors is lagging behind the Nikon (Sony) counterparts and that Canons are no good. Strange thing, I just can't see that in this "Studio Comparison Tool" - the EOS 6D looks just as fine as any of the Nikons, at any ISO. Did I forget to bring my glasses?

6D is a stellar performer... pretty much beats every other camera out there at high ISO's... except for the Df (that too just by a whisker)

Personally I think from ISO 12800 it retains its detail & color saturation levels better that the Df ... at least in the rendering of the 4 peoples faces...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 20:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

The ones whose sensors sucks are still outselling the ones with the "class leading" sensors...

The irony of the whole thing...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

Indeed... sensors and moves are the same thing... I totally get your point...

Watching movies costs peanuts... so every Tom, Dick & Harry are free to formulate their own opinions...

Camera's require some level of investment... Unfortunately DXO behaves likes its the be all and end all authority on sensors... almost subconsciously coercing people to believe one brand is superior than the other based upon their scores...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

I seriously wonder whether the "engineers" at DXO could ever design, develop & implement a sensor... considering the fact that they act like the final authority on sensor evaluation...

Never trust DXO...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 09:15 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)

This actually looks like a good camera... a decent amount of refinement over the D5200 ...

I'm fairly sure that the next iteration of the D5XXX series will probably employ a new higher resolution sensor... I doubt they'll use this 24 MP chip for more than two generations...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:40 UTC as 80th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)

Perhaps DXO will help Nikon win back its customer confidence by awarding this "new" camera "class leading" sensor scores...? Its obviously destined to hit around 97 for an overall score.... Low light will probably surpass the magical 3000 threshold... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 93rd comment
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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Joseph: Slight improvement? No, sorry no (real) improvement.

only Nikon's beleaguered reputation... not forgetting their faulty shutter mechanism...

And exactly who said the D600 provided "class leading" IQ ...? Are you quoting an official review source or just formulating your own theory...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 13:47 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)

Wonder if they're just refurbished D600's that were previously returned... that have been tweaked... rebranded and sold to the public as the D610 ...

Probably a severe loss of sales in the FF segment... coupled with a loss in consumer confidence prompted this move...

Should give all the old D600 owners a massive discount for all the inconvenience they've had to face...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:37 UTC as 205th comment
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