lensberg

lensberg

Joined on Jan 17, 2012

Comments

Total: 176, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
In reply to:

JRFlorendo: According to Digital Camera World; "The sensor gets a modest resoltuion upgrade, from 18 megapixels to 20, but the real work here has gone on behind the scenes, with the NEW ON-CHIP A/D converter design and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for faster, smoother live view autofocus."

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2016/02/02/canon-eos-1d-x-mark-ii-hands-on-review/

If Canon can achieve 12.4 evs without on chip A/D conversion... then it only stands to reason that on chip A/D implemented would almost guarantee to increase that figure significantly...

And besides by all accounts they've had an ample amount of time & expertise in stripping and analyzing Sony's sensors in Nikon cameras... Canon's iteration will in all likelihood be as good... :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
In reply to:

Frank C.: I dunno, I think the new Nikon is gonna smack this camera... is Canon still using their own sensors with the inferior DR? Aren't Canon owners fed up by now?

"I think the new Nikon is gonna smack this camera" ..... :) :)

Yes indeed... stress upon the "you think" bit... :) ... Yes... its always nice to dream... perhaps DXO will fulfill your desires... :)

I'm sure Canon has made such an "inferior" product for the pro segment at this price range... :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
In reply to:

neatnclean: More of the same ...
Bit better sensor, but probably still not as good as competition
More video, sort of 4K, but not as good as real video cam
DPAF on sensor, but only limited usage in some modes
Still no EyeControl-AF Mk. II for a really intuitive AF user interface
etc.

At the end of the day: yet another big, fat, heavy, expensive brick with flapping mirror. Yawn.

So you were expecting something around the size of an RX100 or at the very least an A6000 ... with the performance of 1DX II & D5 levels... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Is Nikon deviating from Sony made sensors...??!! Is this Aptina's new APS-C offering...?!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)

Canon needs to get their hands on this sensor... They would truly exploit this baby to its full potential... Maybe a 5D Mark IV with this would constitute the pinnacle of photography...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 10:16 UTC as 250th comment | 2 replies
On article DxO ONE real-world sample gallery (185 comments in total)

Honestly... integrity... and transparency are DXO's 3 main mottos... How dare any of you chastise them for distorting sensor scores... A camera of this caliber comes around only once in a generation... if you're lucky... :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

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 article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 21st comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 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 151st comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (152 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (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
Total: 176, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »