In Defense of the DSLR

Started Sep 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,295
Re: In Defense of the DSLR

Tone Row wrote:

No question, and it's easy to explain because the human eye has a far greater dynamic range than an OLED viewer. On the other hand, a sensor has a similar dynamic range to an OLED VF, and if the A77 EVF was showing a blown out table then most assuredly if you took the shot then the table would have been blown out in the photo too.

If so, that must have been a mighty weak sensor.  Today's good sensors can cover twelve stops of DR, which is not all that far short of what the eye can see.  I'm not aware of any mass-market visual display technology that comes close to this.

Choose your poison, is it more important to have a beautiful view or a WYSIWYG view that will let you know when you're about to take a photo with blown highlights. I'd rather know up front so I don't have to chimp every photo I take.

If it really was as WYSIWYG as that, that would be an important point.  I don't think they're there yet.  Aren't most OLED displays still essentially limited to eight bit depth?

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