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On Pentax K-01 studio test shots published article (146 comments in total)
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marike6: These test show clearly the K-01 as the pinnacle of IQ for a mirror-less camera, equal or better than most APS-C DSLRs. The two Fujis, X-Pro1 and X100, NEX-7 and now the K-01 are as good as it gets IQ-wise in this class of camera.

Quite frankly i think that both Fujifilm's X-Pro 1 & X100 are grossly exaggerated... I mean don't get me wrong, they're both very good... which should be able to satisfy even the most discerning of critics... but definitely nothing "class leading" about either of them...

In JPEG, the Sony NEX 5N is the epitome of IQ excellence... When it comes to RAW... despite the fact that Pentax does manipulate the final output... i'd still say its an extremely close contest between Pentax, Canon, Nikon & Sony... with none of them being significantly better than the other...

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2012 at 07:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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Tavi: I really don't see where E-M5 is behind the APSC, at least according to the results on the dpreview's comparison tool. The output is generally nicer or very close to many other cameras, including mid-range DSLRs.

The price is a bit high but after factoring in the camera's qualities (size, weight, lenses, sealing, customizability, speed) I believe it will be a strong competitor in the enthusiast segment.

Great job, Olympus!

On the "Noise & Noise Reduction" page (16) ... include the Canon G1 X in the test... the Canon beats the Olympus OM-D E-M5 along with all of the APS-C competition...

The grey & black levels are simply spectacular on the Canon... and the queens head is the clearest & best defined of the bunch all the way till ISO 12800...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 14:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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injeklitio: look the samples in raw, focus in mickey mouse pants and set the iso 1600, the worse is the d3200, following d3100, cannon 600d and the better the d5100, too much mp for this camara, there is nothig new in the d3200, bad for nikon.

@ marike6 - come on... you have got to admit that the high ISO performance of the D3200 is mediocre at best... ISO 1600 and above is practically unusable even by amateur standards...

The Canon 600D is much cleaner in just about every aspect of the DPR sample image... look at the brush... the legibility of characters on the bottles & the Kodak colour chart... the cloth fibre... the blue clock... the womans face... & that patch of tiger skin... everything is rendered with realistic pinpoint accuracy...

And considering this camera is targeted at a segment of the market which will comprise mainly of amateurs... i doubt anyone will bother downsampling to reduce noise patterns & artifacts...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 19:52 UTC
On Nikon D3200 preview (181 comments in total)
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AnHund: Excellent post thanks. Tried down sampling the raw image to same size as D700 and the IQ is very close at ISO 3200 when doing a little post processing. This is just amazing for such an affordable camera. Bravo Nikon.

If you honestly feel that downsampling D3200 RAW files is any form of justification in somewhat equalizing IQ with the D700... then you have to admit that downsampling 600D RAW files to 12 MP will produces visibly superior results to the D700... (of course with a little post processing as you say...)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:06 UTC
On Nikon D3200 preview (181 comments in total)
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645D: Nikon is kicking Canon's butt in all directions:-) Keep going, Nikon!!!

But you've got to admit that the 600D (especially in RAW) is far cleaner and retains greater detail than the D3200 throughout the ISO spectrum...

the D3200 shots don't really look "out of focus" ... it just comes down to the fact that its a futile attempt at trying to design your own sensor and cram 24 MP onboard...

The D3100 seems vastly superior to this latest iteration from Nikon... better colour depth & saturation levels... noise levels are cleaner and better controlled... DR is probably close to a stop better too...

This just reinforces the sentiment that at the current state of sensor development, camera manufacturers should have realistic expectations as to what they can pass off as good IQ... without having to blatantly compromise on quality and performance... because quite frankly this new trend of massive megapixel increases doesn't really inspire confidence amongst consumers...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:57 UTC
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ARTASHES: To Dpreview or/and Dcresource : Have any info about ZS15's sensor?
Please

As far as i know, i don't think Sony ever produced a 14 MP BSI CMOS sensor...

Exmor R CMOS chips have been available in 10, 12, 16 and now 18 MP ... By the way they built it in 5 & 8 MP as well... but that was for the Xperia range of handsets...

I sincerely hope Panasonic swallows its pride and utilizes Sony's expertise at 1/2.3" sensor development just like Canon & Nikon have in their point & shoot range... If not, the FZ200 is destined for failure... assuming they use this same 14 MP backside illuminated sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:08 UTC

The image quality is absolutely appalling at anything beyond ISO 100 ... very disappointing indeed... Panasonic should have stuck to the 12 MP sensor, such as the one found in the FZ150...

Canon seems to be the only company capable of delivering good IQ at high sensitivities, using a high density 1/2.3" sensor... such as the exceptional IXUS 125. I guess its got to do with their superior JPEG processing & Digic 5 combo producing great results...

By the way... Sony's new 18.2 MP BSI Exmor R CMOS chip seems like a very promising proposition... their DSC-HX200V delivers good IQ all the way till ISO 800... (visibly better than their HX100V) and thats saying something coming from Sony... which is infamous for their heavy handed NR & overcooked JPEG's...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:53 UTC as 42nd comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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OneThird: Nice pics! After owning a D3100 awhile back before I sold mine, the low light images are much improved, thanks to Expeed3 and the new 24MP sensor (from Sony of course).

Now, if Nikon can include these features, it would be a sweeter deal, IMHO.

-more than one custom white balance.
-Kelvin temperature scale.
-shoot with flash while dragging the shutter.
-Off, Low, or High NR at ISO 800 and above.

I think this is a Nikon exclusive sensor just like the one used in the D3100... for starters the dimensions are noticeably smaller than Sony's equivalent...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 08:08 UTC
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conphi65: DPREview, when giving specifications for video, give us the PAL equivalents as well please?

99% the 1D X will crucify the D4 ... you better hope that the 1% works out in your favour...

The D4 can't even beat the 5D III at high ISO by a decisive margin...

The D3200 will compete against the 650D ... not the 600D

The Coolpix L25 is better than the G1 X ...? Its good to dream... hopefully one day your dreams will materialize into reality...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 14:27 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

@ tkpenalty - Yes, indeed i have downsized the D800 files to an equivalent 22 MP... all that happens is that the noise artifacts get miniaturized proportionately... the level of noise is still the same but gives users the impression that its been reduced...

To use the term "outclassed"... is a very generalistic characterization and doesn't really tell the entire story... Yes the D800 resolves more detail compared to the 5D III from base till around ISO 800 after which the effects of noise & noise reduction pretty much level out the playing field and from ISO 3200 there is no doubt that the 5D III produces a superior image both in terms of noise & DR...

@ gsum - this link you've provided doesn't seem to carry out much of a professional quality test... in this particular case i'd prefer to go by reputed camera review sites such as the two i mentioned above...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

The DXO Mark result comes as no surprise really... If you go by their logic then the D800 is actually on par with the D4 too in terms of high ISO performance...

Check websites like cameralabs.com ...and... techradar.com

Look at their high ISO test results of side by side comparisons between the 5D III & D800 ... it will leave no doubt in your mind that the 5D III is in fact superior...

Or else just check DPR's sample comparisons between both camera's... 5D III is cleaner at every setting & retains better detail from ISO 1600 onwards...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 20:04 UTC
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topstuff: It's quite obvious that the sensor is Sony. To suggest otherwise is nonsense. It is totally illogical to imagine any other scenario, especially given the fact that Nikon have used Sony made sensors in the past.

But that is not the whole picture. Nikon will have their own processor and supporting tech architecture plumbed into the sensor. As a result, I think we can expect excellent IQ.

Nikon have already demonstrated with the D800 that they can make high MP sensors produce decent noise performance. The D800 is way too close to the 5D3 in noise performance than it should be considering it has 60% more pixels. The difference is not large. This means that the extra MP comes with little sacrifice in terms of noise.

Expect the cheap little D3200 to perform the same trick? Probably.

Well done Nikon.

Now over to you, Canon. What ya got ???

@ topstuff - Since when has the D800 been close to the 5D III in terms of noise performance...?! Some of the camera review sites that have actually completed an indepth analysis of both camera's clearly state that the 5D III is almost 2 stops better (in JPEG) in high ISO performance... RAW will somewhat narrow the gap to around 1 stop in favour of the 5D III ...

The 5D III is practically on par with the D4 in terms of high ISO performance... Check sites like cameralabs & techradar...

The D800 is not even as good as the 5D II beyond ISO 1600 in RAW... forget about competeing with the 5D III...

Nikon have specifically introduced the 24 MP chip in their lowest rung model to gauge consumer reaction to this latest high MP crammed sensor... be sure you're going to see the same pixel count in the upcomming D400 & D5200 ... just with slightly higher fps & perhaps max ISO limit of 25600...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:14 UTC

Nikon claims that this 24.2 MP sensor produces image sizes of 6016 x 4000 ... by comparison Sony's 24.3 MP sensor only produces images of 6000 x 4000 ... ?! Someone is lying... and i bet its Nikon...

Nikon's D3100 sensor was a total write off... in practice inferior to Sony's 14 MP sensor found in the NEX 5. If indeed Nikon has designed & fabricated the chip from scratch without Sony's expertise... quite honestly i wouldn't expect great things out of it...

Mediocre ISO performance... average dynamic range... colour saturation that would be questionable... levels of sharpness that err on the side of blur... video that will lack the crispness & clarity you'd get with a Canon... and "continous AF" during video capture thats just a gimmick and nothing more... well thats precisely what $699.95 will get you...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 19:21 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (257 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Canon.... are this still in the camera business? What on earth for?

The only good sensor's Sony ever made are the 16.2 MP APS-C & the 12.1 MP full frame sensor found in the D3S... beyond that most of their existing sensors are average at best...

Canon's 22.3 MP sensor in the 5D III is definitely a cut above most of Sony-Nikon's sensors... both in terms of noise and colour reproduction...

Exactly which Nikon camera is better than its Canon counterpart...? In the cropped sensor category the 7D was all round superior compared to the D300S... including in terms of pure image quality... ISO performance... video capability... autofocus aquisition...

2½ years ago the D3S was considered better than the 1D Mark IV in low light performance... but that was only visible beyond ISO 6400... From base to I600 the ID Mark IV outresolved the Nikon hands down...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:03 UTC
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Sam147: Epic fail! Reckon they ll use the 24MP A77 sensor? no way, the A77's sensor is very big compared to D3100's sensor, wonder how terrible the noise performance is going to be! If A77 cant shoot higher than 1600, then the D3200 can shoot good pictures only till iso 800-1000!

Nikon have specifically capped the ISO limit to 12800 for good reason... probably because noise performance is going to be horrendous from ISO 3200 upwards...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:49 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (257 comments in total)
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Jmmg: It is a "Light leak" from somewhere physically whitin the body, not a software issue...how could a firmware upgrade fix it????

This whole "light leak" issue is being blown way out of proportion... its really not a serious problem at all... and won't really affect the majority of users in everyday shooting conditions...

Why anyone actually needs to use that top LCD is beyond me... the optical view finder & that 3.2" beauty at the back are all that are necessary to gauge & alter AE calculations...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 19:39 UTC
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (257 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Canon.... are this still in the camera business? What on earth for?

Maybe because they make the best DSLR's and P&S cams availabe... unlike Nikon that have to hope to god that Sony has fabricated a new sensor that will eventually be pawned off as a Nikon DX or FX exclusive design...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
On Dan Chung asks Canon about EOS-1D C at 4K launch article (88 comments in total)
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ivan1973: Nikon D4 will be developing its own 4K with cinema lenses. Do not say not possible, it will.

Somehow i seriously doubt that Nikon's theoretical implementation of 4K video will ever culminate into fruition...

The D4 sensor isn't even capable of sustaining a steady 60 fps 1080p output... therefore the cap at 30 fps without having to duplicate each individual fame...

Sony will have to completely redesign the D4 sensor & surrounding circuitry to achieve native 4K capture and heat dispensation purposes...

Sony will follow suit with 4K video in their DSLR line up... so will Panasonic... as for Nikon... well i wouldn't count your chickens before they hatch...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 09:56 UTC
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tobywhitstable: shizen house'n...Absolute crap from canon here.... The biggest over-hyped flop for 2012 is the EOS 5D MK III

@ Majikthize - the D800 is marketed as being able to maintain 4 fps... but in practise it struggles to meet this speed hitting a top of 3.8 fps at full resolution from my experience with it...

D800 ISO performance is mediocre at best... its nowhere near as good as the 5D III at anything beyond ISO 800... Even from the initial review at cameralabs its abundantly clear that the 5D III enjoys a definitive 2 stop advantage over the D800 at all sensitivities... (including when the D800 sampes were downsized...)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:27 UTC
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wkay: P/S type compostions, could take this with any camera. Looks like someone walked around town randomly waving the camera. Like most DP sample images, it seems noone can figure out how to get any colors besides brown and gray in their images. When do we get a decent A-B comparison with %D2

Give me a break... the samples are very good... and more than adequate to make a your individual assessments as to whether the photographic prowess of the 5D III meets your lofty requiremnts...

PS compositions... bad sample images... will you never cease to be overly critical for absolutely no rhyme or reason... Who would you have take these sample images... Patrick Demarchelier...?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 07:19 UTC
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