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lensberg

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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 (69 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 (69 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 20th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 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 (688 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 (688 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 (688 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 (627 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 95th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (627 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 (627 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
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)
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OldZorki: RX100+ underwater housing (50m rated) is still cost less, then this camera. And really can be used for diving.
Nikon 1 still heavy and not pocketable, hard to see it as "beach camera".
Picture quality will probably better the GoPro, but not nearly as handy. And costs many times more.

It was just announced... how can you already tell that's its "unsurpassed"...? Have you tested a preproduction unit as yet to make these claims...? Considering the AW1 sensor & AF module are imported from the J3 that doesn't exactly inspire great levels of confidence... because the J3 struggles a bit to acquire AF in low light...

Besides the RX100's underwater casing is great... would definitely trust Sony's offering as compared to this AW1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:30 UTC

Why can't Nikon introduce a new 1 series camera utilizing Sony's 20 MP 1" Exmor R sensor...?! Or could it possibly be that Sony simply won't license the rights to that sensor to Nikon at the present time...?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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chouster: What can be seen here is that the Nikon D7100 is the best APS-C camera.

@ chouster - your statement even contradicts DXO's findings... where apparently the D5200 is the "best APS-C DSLR" ... but Nikon's probably got DXO on their payroll...

Nobody's denying the D7100 is good ... but give credit where credit is due... the 70D is easily as good... if not better...

Even dpreview's studio sample scene clearly demonstrates that the 70D captures practically the same amount of detail plus retains it better all the way up the ISO ladder...

Look at all 4 peoples face in the test scene... the 70D definitely delivers the cleaner, less noisy set of images...

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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James Booba: hm 70D doesnt even comes close to a nex-6 in higher ISO ... meh.

So it would be safe to assume Sony is light years ahead of Canon in sensor design... best solution lets stop buying Canon cameras... :)

Its obvious even to the untrained eye... Sony is applying NR in their RAW files... Look at the sketch of the old bearded man... Canon & Nikon's samples are much sharper...

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:03 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Very impressive noise performance... clearly leaps & bounds ahead of the 60D / T5i ... JPEG definitely looks cleaner than the D7100 ... albeit ever so slightly softer... D7100 image looks speckled with chroma noise for some reason...

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 09:39 UTC as 178th comment
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)
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CNY_AP: What I don't understand is that the Nikon 5200 for example is highly rated by DxoMark, but when I look at high ISO shots in the Comparometer tool, I think the various Canon 18MP sensors fare well against the Nikon (in terms of detail retention versus noise).

Better example - Nikon D3200 is very highly rated in DxoMark, but in the T5i review, it looks awful. The review says so, not just me:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-t5i/canon-t5iA.HTM

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Nikon/D3200
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Canon/EOS-700D

So I wonder if DxoMark doesn't measure sensor performance correctly (wrong methodology). For example, maybe Nikon simply blurs their images more, hiding noise, but losing detail.

Or maybe Canon has superior firmware/processing which overcomes/hides their sensors' inferiority. But in the end, if the images look the same, what does it matter.

And exactly how do they carry out this analysis of the demosaiced RAW files...? By applying their in-house reconstructive interpolation algorithms...? Or do they strip the sensor of its internal circuitry and scrutinize its SNR ratio through external amplification...?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)
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lensberg: DXO might serve as the holly grail for the average Nikon fan... but their "supposed tests" hardly serve as any meaningful purpose in determining which camera / brand is the best from an overall performance point of view...

DXO's only real purpose seems to be that of a proxy for Nikon's marketing department... to give the average joe something "scientific" to go by... Plus they should add a camera quality score... something where Nikon's D600 / 800 would score abysmally... oil spots and dust galore...

Best method of determining which camera is best suited for you is to read a broad spectrum of reviews across the web to formulate your own nonbiased opinions... Or just walk into any camera store and get a first hand account for which body suits your best...

@ Shunda77 - The D5100 / D7000 may outclass Canon's previous generation 18 MP sensors - but there's no way that can be said for Canon's new 20 MP sensor...

Canons new dual pixel sensor is definitely on par with the Toshiba variant found in the D7100... and quite frankly it looks slightly cleaner at high ISO's in RAW... I'm not the only one saying it - camera review websites that have conducted initial tests are confirming it...

Granted Canon isn't as good as Nikon where dynamic range is concerned... but come on, the differences aren't anywhere nearly as drastic as earlier years...

@ Collie Camp - 5 years ago wasn't the D300 considered better than the Canon 50D ... Why would Nikonians have made a comment like mine...? Was there some underlying uncertainty that the D300 wasn't as good as claimed to be...?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 14:11 UTC
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)

DXO might serve as the holly grail for the average Nikon fan... but their "supposed tests" hardly serve as any meaningful purpose in determining which camera / brand is the best from an overall performance point of view...

DXO's only real purpose seems to be that of a proxy for Nikon's marketing department... to give the average joe something "scientific" to go by... Plus they should add a camera quality score... something where Nikon's D600 / 800 would score abysmally... oil spots and dust galore...

Best method of determining which camera is best suited for you is to read a broad spectrum of reviews across the web to formulate your own nonbiased opinions... Or just walk into any camera store and get a first hand account for which body suits your best...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 19th comment | 8 replies
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