Rishi Sanyal

Rishi Sanyal

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Deputy / Technical Editor
Has a website at www.rishi.photography
Joined on Feb 25, 2014
About me:

Although I'm a scientist by training, having recently completed my Ph.D in biophysics, photography has always been a huge passion of mine. It's been an incredible opportunity to meld these two interests together here at DPReview!

Rishi Sanyal's recent activity

  • No, no not at all. You've been entirely reasonable. In fact, I think this is a very interesting topic, and it'd be healthy to discuss it. It was @steelhead3 that immediately resorted to complete ...
  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    Glad you agreed with our classification, b/c we had a long conversation about it. It really does perform so well as to merit its classification in a higher class. That, in turn though, means it's...

  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    @sirok: Yup, that's exactly how we feel when we talk about subject tracking (X-Y plane), only to be told by users of systems with poor subjec tracking that we should just manually select our AF...

  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    @sirok: Yup, that's exactly how we feel when we talk about subject tracking (X-Y plane), only to be told by users of systems with poor subjec tracking that we should just manually select our AF...

  • Replied in A shame
    When you did this test, did you try having subjects well in front of all human faces in the scene, but not so close as to be closer than minimum focus distance? Because when we do this, the ...
  • Replied in older
    Yes, and when a face fills most of the frame, that's exactly when it doesn't even matter whether you have 'face detection' or not, b/c it's likely at that point that that face is the closest ...
  • My personal opinion : NX1, as long as you're OK with only the two S-series zooms (16-50, 50-150), because that's all it appears to AF really well with in our tests thus far. We haven't tested all l ...
  • Predictably, sports and bird shooters misunderstand our subject tracking test, thinking it's stupid to 'wave a camera around' to test subject tracking, when actually it's a test that demonstrates ...
  • Nicely stated :)

  • It's a factor, but not a requirement. Actually, firmware updates made the NX1 almost generational leaps-and-bounds over where it was when we first received it. To actually stress its AF system in ...
  • I believe we very, very clearly spelled out the reasons the camera didn't win our top award, so your comment is nothing more than a troll. Please keep the conversation positive. -Rishi
  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    For clarity, my comment was about the a77 II, not Sony sensors in general, and how the Jpeg is a worse proxy for the Raw compared to other, non-SLT cameras. All the DR of the sensor is actually...

  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    Yes, I see both sides of the argument, but what I don't appreciate it is *ad hominem* attacks just b/c someone doesn't think that one thing a person thinks is a problem, is a...

  • Oh boy, I better step in before things get misconstrued out of proportion. My comment only refers to a77 II, and implications of SLT. We analyzed Raw files in RawDigger to find lower actual Raw ...
  • Replied in older
    See my post further down, but yeah I could buy that it does some sort of hue recognition, but that's not 'face detection', since any skin tone, and anything like that skin tone, might be picked ...
  • Replied in Disagree
    As far as I understand it, the 2,016-pixel sensors don't have enough resolution to discern faces, though I concede they may have some rudimentary understanding of skin tone to prioritize faces ...
  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    Me neither. If you read the review, it's pretty apparent we tested the camera under many situations, over many months, with many lenses, with many settings, etc.

    In other words, we don't take our...

  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    "It's gotten to the point that cameras produce such great photos people are resorting to minute differences to justify their purchases."

    That may be true, but it also discounts the people who...

  • Commented on Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview

    Sure. Another way to state it is this: there's even more highlight headroom in your Raw than you might expect from your JPEG, b/c the Raw was underexposed to begin with, due to the light loss of...

  • Replied in older
    Actually, only Nikon cameras with a 91,000-pixel RGB metering sensor can detect faces in the scene to focus on them during OVF shooting. Their cameras with 2,016-pixel RGB sensors can't detect ...
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