Sony A7000/A6700 finally coming ? July 17 is the "Sony Big Day for Camera and Lenses"

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Euell Veteran Member • Posts: 3,790
Re: Sony A7000/A6700 finally coming ? July 17 is the "Sony Big Day for Camera and Lenses"

PhotoFactor wrote:

Euell wrote:

snapa wrote:

The one thing it does better is shoot in very poorly lit situations due to the fantastic AI it has.

You raise an interesting point about AI. Topaz Labs has an AI application that is pretty good at getting rid of noise and enhancing detail, but it takes a fair amount of computing power. Although the processors in the newest smart phones are a lot more powerful than older phones, I wonder how they can run sophisticated AI routines. Are the cell phone processors a lot more powerful than Sony's camera processors?

I'm pretty sure the phones have more computing power as they are multicore ARM chips with a lot of power. And more processing sophistication. The Google Pixels in their normal, default picture taking mode, take multiple underexposed shots instantly and stack them for noise reduction and DR management. The picture is finished in well under one second, almost instantaneously.

More processing power than a modern home computer with a fast CPU and FPU? I think not. What I suspect is that the phone is running a simpler AI routine than the Topaz Labs software, which can take a little time to run, even on a powerful computer. File stacking is common and at least a couple of Sony routines available for some time do it, without AI capability.

Perhaps the phone routine is more efficient, but anyhow interesting.

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