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lensberg

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On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Looks as good as the D7100... perhaps even slightly better in RAW... a contentious point nevertheless...

I guess it depends upon each individuals personal preferences to noise reduction... As is the usual story... Canon's image is cleaner... albeit slightly softer... Nikon's approach is grittier / noisier giving the semblance of slightly better detail retention... but these differences are mostly visible from ISO 6400 onwards... which should pretty much be your limit when using an APS-C sensor...

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 09:16 UTC as 334th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review article (233 comments in total)

Considering they share the same sensor & processor... why does the D7100 score slightly more than the D5200 in DPR's conclusion - category - RAW image quality...?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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RichRMA: Looking at the high ISO samples and test images, it's clear that 24MP is pretty much the limit for an APS sensor. They should probably stop at this point and wait for the technology to catch up a bit.

The Canon 7D may be the company's flagship APS-C camera... but the fact still remains that its 4 years old... One could argue that its almost 2 generations old... so making a comparison with Nikon's latest & greatest camera is not at all a fair comparison...

Wait till the 7D Mark II is out... probably sporting a 24 MP 1.5 crop factor chip... then we'll see just how "good" the D7100 really is...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 08:59 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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Zalan: Could be my next purchase, I hope there will be a complete review soon :)

Unless 4 second delays between the P7700's RAW capture amounts to excellence...

Canon has always been miles ahead in the lucrative compact camera arena... and i doubt this trend is likely to change anytime in the near future...

It may marginally be ahead in certain areas... but can it beat the S110 for image quality...? The G15 was always superior to the P7700 for pure IQ... in both RAW & JPEG

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 14:16 UTC
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)
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Earthlight: It is a world class lens.

Now they only need a sensor to match. :)

One would imagine that Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm is any better... in fact the Canon edges ahead in centre & corner sharpness...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 13:56 UTC
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jackpro: Very good high iso result trounces canon big time nice

If you mean that miniscule high ISO advantage actually amounts to "trouncing" ... then obviously our definitions deviate...

Its funny the way you're comparing a 2013 sensor to a 2009 one... Just considering the fact that they can actually compete against each other with the D5200 barely getting the better, speaks volumes about Canon's imaging prowess...

One would only notice these fractionally cleaner results at around ISO 12800... at which point you'd soon come to the realization that an APS-C camera, no matter how good, is not going to be providing you with an acceptable level of image quality ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 09:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

This nagging perception that Canon sensors are in anyway inferior to their Sony / Nikon counterparts exists only in theory... and is primarily propagated by DXO...

Despite the extravagant ratings that DXO awards Sony sensors... the reality is that Sony camera's doen't even come close to touching Canons image quality... in both RAW & JPEG...

Isn't it miraculous with Toshiba's foray into sensor development... Nikon manages to catapult that maiden sensor to take the top spot amongst DXO's APS-C sensors... considering the fact that noise is eating away at detail beyond ISO 3200... talk about bias...

The 6D is an outstanding camera as far as pure IQ goes... The level of captured / retained detail in anything from 12800 and above is simply awe inspiring... Personally i'd rather have better noise control compared to better dynamic range... Nikon in true fashion try to give you the best of both worlds - a jack of all trades... Canon on the other hand is the master of noise control...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 08:43 UTC as 40th comment | 10 replies
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)

I bet the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 would have achieved the best overall scores... thats probably the reason why DXO never got around to actually reviewing that particular camera...

DXO seems to fabricate a bunch of numbers and then allocate them accordingly... One would image they're the gospel of truth as far as sensor testing goes... At least most other camera review websites provide studio or real world samples to compare side by side whilst formulating a final score...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 09:30 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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gl2k: Today it's not about the sensor, it's all about the body that makes the difference. Dunno about DR but regarding noise the 5200 plays in the same league as the D800.

Considering the D800's photosites are eminently larger than those from the D5200... it really doesn't speak very highly of the D800's overall noise performance...

The D5200 is a good noise performer... but nothing class leading as such... Its more like a systematic evolution of more MP / refinement of algorithms... rather than anything revolutionary...

Quite frankly theres very little if any difference between the D5200, T4i & D5100 in terms of noise...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 09:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)

If people are considering a quality point & shoot camera they should look no further than the Canon Elph 330 HS... small and extremely pocketable... with a great 10x lens... pretty much the same level of outstanding image quality as the SX50 HS ... Which are pretty much the only 1/2.3-inch sensor cameras that give you excellent ISO 1600 - 3200 images

Forget inbuilt Android... simply wi-fi the images over to your android based phone and the world is your oyster...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 10:53 UTC as 4th comment

Fuji point & shoot camera's are no good... larger than average sensor, "EXR" etc... they still can't deliver on image quality...

Stick with Canon or Panasonic if quality matters...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 09:32 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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lensberg: Hmm... i beg to differ... The D600 only looks to maintain D4 noise levels until around 6400 after which image degradation sets in...

The 6D noise levels are on par with the D4 and fractionally better from 25600 onwards...

But why do you hold the D4 in such high esteem...? The D4 is by no means groundbreaking or class leading... on the other hand the 1D X is...

DigitalRev TV & Techradar rate the Canon 1D X & 6D as class leading in their respective segments... and have formulated these conclusions based upon comparisons with their Nikon counterparts...

In tems of high ISO performance the D600 files look flat... whichever way you look at it... trying in vain to find an equilibrium between noise suppression and detail retention...

Canon have definitely mastered their JPEG algorithms... because no Nikon camera even comes close in this regard... In RAW both Canon & Nikon are incredibly close... i suppose it would be a matter of personal prefrence that determins which one is better...

Exactly where the banding is that much more prevalent, is beyond comprehension... The 6D is visibly cleaner with the text, intricate fibres and colour saturation better rendered...

@ yabokkie - The 6D IQ is as good if not slightly better than the D4 ... the 1D X is marginally better than both...

As for DXO's testing methodology... considering they rate the Canon SX50 HS 1/2.3" sensor higher than the Canon G15's 1/1.7" sensor, one can only come to the conclusion that their results should be taken with a pinch of salt...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:26 UTC

Hmm... i beg to differ... The D600 only looks to maintain D4 noise levels until around 6400 after which image degradation sets in...

The 6D noise levels are on par with the D4 and fractionally better from 25600 onwards...

But why do you hold the D4 in such high esteem...? The D4 is by no means groundbreaking or class leading... on the other hand the 1D X is...

DigitalRev TV & Techradar rate the Canon 1D X & 6D as class leading in their respective segments... and have formulated these conclusions based upon comparisons with their Nikon counterparts...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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M. Anthony: Better than Nikon and Sony.
I thought they had superior sensors.
Not even close.

Why do people have to resort to relying on DXO's unsubstantiated results in order to justify Nikon being ever so slightly "superior" to the competition...

The Canon 6D is clearly the better camera as far as IQ and noise control goes... The 6D is on par with the D4 in terms of grey, black & chroma noise throughout the scale and actually fractionally superior at the higher end of the sensitivity spectrum (25600 & beyond) ...

Nikon only seems to win in theory... Canon tends to dominate in practise...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:14 UTC
On Panasonic announces DMC-ZS30 and DMC-ZS25 cameras article (30 comments in total)

Oh god... Panasonic are no good whatsoever when it comes to controlling noise from ISO 800 onwards on their compact camera range... and now they go and up the ante with 16 & 18 MP small sensors... Bet anything above ISO 400 will pretty much be a hit and miss affair...

I bet they're those cheesy Live MOS sensors... unfortunately...

Just look at how bad the TZ-30 / ZS-20 image quality was... blotches galore...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:49 UTC as 8th comment
On Nikon D5200, 24MP DSLR with 39-point AF gets US launch article (37 comments in total)

The D5200 sensor will in all probability have the same RAW & JPEG image characteristics as the D3200... visavi dynamic range & high ISO... give or take a little here and there...

Now we're all waiting with baited breath for Canon's latest gen APS-C response...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (560 comments in total)

In all honesty if the Panasonic FZ200 finds a place on this list... the Canon SX50 HS definitely deserves a spot here too... Its JPEG & RAW IQ is unparalleled for a small sensored super-zoom compact... providing great looking images all the way up to ISO 3200 ... heck 6400 is pretty darn good too... And ever since Canon reintroduced the "superfine" compression setting... the level of recorded detail has increased substantially... bettering that of its Panasonic counterparts...

Check out the ISO 1600 & 3200 sample images of the SX50 HS on photographyblog... sheer bliss...

The Panasonic FZ200 by stark contrast is a feeble imitation of last years exceptional model... unfortunately put into practice that constant F2.8 aperture seems more like a gimmick... rather than improving image quality to any measurable extent...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (338 comments in total)

The G15's image quality is simply incredible... An absolutely stellar high ISO performer...

Totally kills the P7700 for sheer IQ ... RAW write times... focussing... f2.8 at max zoom... and from what i gather the G15's video is superior too - at least sharper, more pronounced details... & better optical stabilization too...

Nikon always seems to be playing catch up to Canon with every iteration of its P series cameras... sadly this year the trend continues...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 14:33 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (252 comments in total)
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seta666: Well, same as with 5D mk III preview samples, super-high noise reduction.

Open the iso 100 and 3200 side by side, zoom on the wood texture and compare.

In the iso 3200 the texture has completely disapeared because of agressive noise reduction

Your reasoning applies to every camera manufacturer out there without exception... No camera regardless of sensor size looks identical at ISO 100 & 3200 respectively...

Whats important is the overall image presented at those extreme sensitivities... and in this regard Canon excels...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (252 comments in total)
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VivaLasVegas: As usual, the 10 years old CMOS is kicking ass and taking names again! The OOC jpegs are sharper with tons of detail than the competitions raw to jpeg files and that WOW Canon colors.......Sad day for SoNikon fanbase today, no wonder D600 is giving away stuffs like a free bag, battery, sd card, 100$ rebate, 20$ Adobe discount, 300$ Epson discount, wit swab and a lifetime oil filter change for free! I heard the 6D has a warewolf eyesight able to see and nail focus in total darkness.

One would imagine your beloved D600 looks fantasic in every sample image... There's oodles of NR at work... only problem is its not as good as 6D's high ISO capabilities...

I just wonder whether you actually formunlate your opinions about how "great" Nikon's IQ is, based upon your eyes... or the farcical scores DXO provides...

And as for your dynamic range arguements... do we actually buy these camera's to primarily shoot shadowy / dark / dingy / crepuscular environments... If your answer is yes - then feel free to continue ranting about the D600's astronomical DR...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:14 UTC
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