iPhone 11 Pro vs 1DXii Locked

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Put aside (iPhone HATE), Computational Photography can benefit camera industry

Dexter75 wrote: The most surprising thing here to me was at the 4 minute mark. The iPhone nails the tricky lighting situations where the 1DX struggles and blows out the backgrounds and sky. It’s those things like smart HDR, Night Mode, and now Deep Fusion, that are making these smartphone cameras really good these days and in some cases, even better than high end cameras.


It is Refreshing to see there is an old person here with an OPEN MIND about computational photography that is changing the world. Most old traditionalist (too old to accept change) trash anything non-traditional:

  • they hate Auto-Focus, prefer MF
  • they hate Zoom, prefer Prime Only Snobs
  • they hate Auto-Expsoure Green Mode, only shoot M
  • they hate Digital camera @first, film hold out until 2006
  • they hate JPEG, only shoot RAW
  • they hate VIDEO,
  • now they hate Iphone and its computational photography
  • they hate.....and hate....and hate 

If one can put aside their Iphone Hatred temporarily.  There is a lot of benefits in implementing Computational Photography inside a traditional camera, particularly for Exposure benefits.

The Verge video here explain how Iphone 11 correct for Expsoure by:

The magic here is that Apple A13 CPU is so fast, all these operation is DONE under 1 seconds.  CPU cycle are essentially FREE, there is NO REASON (not) to take advantage of it.

While dedicated camera CPU in Sony A9 Bionz X, Olympus True Pic IV, Canon Digic 8 etc... may not be able to keep up against the 1 Billion operaton / sec of Apple's A13, they should be poweful enough to at least does Instant 2~3 expsoure Merge in 1 second.

Yes, both Sony and Canon have build-in HDR, but they're SLOW (required steady hands for 3 seconds) and take a long time to process & merge.  This is very different from Iphone & Google pixel that takes 27 photo and merge under 1 seconds.

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