zodiacfml

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On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (237 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I have seen better photos from throwback compact cameras with CCD sensors compared to sample photos in the D80 review. Good thing is, I found it and it is there and evident on one sample photo. DPR should do a definitive image quality guide between the two sensors.
MF CCD sensors takes that IQ even higher. The MF CMOS sensors underwhelms.

@fprime

Intriguing. Do you have a link where I can read something about this? It helps if users are more aware on these color filters as I am never not satisfied with today's state of the art image sensors except CCD and Sigma's Foveon.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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ybizzle: You would have to be a complete n00b to buy this lens. Spend your money on a prime instead.

They're fine for video. It is also fine during the time of 6-12MP bodies.
For 24MP bodies, it just shows the weaknesses of the lens. At the long-end, the image is so soft that I think it resolves less than 6 MP.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (237 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: I have a friend who still uses a D40x — and still get great results.

I went to the sample photos in the review and I am impressed. D40 still looks better than anything I took with a d3300. Higher ISOs does take a hit on the image quality on the CCD cameras. I wonder where could be the CCD sensor technology now if development for it didn't stopped.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (237 comments in total)

I have seen better photos from throwback compact cameras with CCD sensors compared to sample photos in the D80 review. Good thing is, I found it and it is there and evident on one sample photo. DPR should do a definitive image quality guide between the two sensors.
MF CCD sensors takes that IQ even higher. The MF CMOS sensors underwhelms.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (192 comments in total)

Thanks for posting meteor shower video link. It's impressive despite the noise and everything. I kinda roll my eyes for all those posts that bigger pixels isn't better.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80D (50 comments in total)

Yawn.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 06:57 UTC as 22nd comment

It will be news if Dual Pixel finally comes to their mirrorless or fixed lens cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Tomi O: You guys can keep all this publicity, but that camera still take pictures that look a lot worse (specially in any kind of shadows even at base ISO) of what you can get with half of the money that camera cost and Olympus is not the only one with weather sealing. Its doesn't matter how many article you guys published about this camera, the camera still fails to provide IQ of the same level as Nikon, Canon, Sony or Fuji and you can get weather sealing with this others brands too.

In fairness, it did well in the snow despite using high ISOs due to lack of shadows. I agree with you regarding IQ though. The good lenses are also expensive considering that the larger formats are cheaper and resolves better.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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Grahamjs: Sorry to hear the news, the DL would have been nice.
I have a coolpix A and love it, but perhaps Nikon needs mirrorless with a larger sensor and built in viewfinder.
Take. Nikon 1 V3, scale it up by about 20%, add a built in high quality viewfinder, articulated screen and equip it with a DX lens mount, the sensor and processor from the D500. Job done!

I love the concept of the Coolpix A. I just didn't buy it because of its high initial price where it is supposed to cost as mid or entry level DSLR, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:26 UTC

I thought so. It's quite late for the existing competition anyway and the small IQ advantage over smartphones.
I hope they take this as a sign on upgrading the Coolpix A.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 230th comment
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (94 comments in total)
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backstreetrover: This review does not address the biggest problem with the camera - you cannot take pictures of moving people , dogs etc indoors (and even sometimes outdoors). The moving objects will come out blurred. The shutter speed is consistently below 1/20 even with reasonable lighting. OIS prevents camera shake, but most people use a smartphone camera for taking pics of their kids, family etc. You can'get get a good picture as the slightest motion of the object will result in a blurred photo. Going to manual mode and setting shutter at around 1/60 fixes this, but who will go to manual mode and play with settings each time they need to shoot a picture?
I wish they had used a 12 megapixel sensor as they would have got larger pixels, and the phone wouldn't have to reduce shutter speed to get the same exposure.

I think the behavior is intended. When the light is low, they have chosen to minimize the shutter speed as much as possible to maintain a low ISO setting since its focal length is short, it has OIS, and the sensor is High Res which is more vulnerable to noise.

I do agree with you preferring a lower resoltuion sensor as these cameras will not come close to resolve detail like a 12MP APS or full frame system. 8-12MP seems a good spec for reducing image size and cropping.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 09:25 UTC
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (94 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: "lets you easily forget about the lack of a card slot"

ummmm.... no the title is a camera review ... who in their right mind would get a camera without removable storage ? this otherwise nice phone at a fair price is as dead in the water and worthless to me as an iphone or google pixel

removable storage allows you backup and storage and easy offloading of images and content , as opposed to moving 64 or 128 gb tethered or wireless , theres a bs chore
when a phone lacks fundamentally useful standards like a audio port or an sd slot i can only pray that is is rejected in the marketplace for failing to meet the needs of its users

and its a shame really ... im someone who generally hates the cameras in cellphones ... but to be honest the one in this phone is very impressive ... the high iso and speed are great and iq impressive .... phones costing twice as much shoot half as well

@sh10453
Thanks for the tip. It's a great option being 55 USD cheaper than the OnePlus. Yet, I am looking for OLED display for its great contrast and low brightness in darkness. This was brought about by the low contrast and high minimum brightness of the Nexus5. I also play 3D games occasionally which plays well on Snapdragons CPU/SoC. OnePlus3 has it all for me, except for that missing microsd slot.

The S7 is cheaper here in our country around 80 USD difference to OP3 but I just don't like its glass back.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (94 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: "lets you easily forget about the lack of a card slot"

ummmm.... no the title is a camera review ... who in their right mind would get a camera without removable storage ? this otherwise nice phone at a fair price is as dead in the water and worthless to me as an iphone or google pixel

removable storage allows you backup and storage and easy offloading of images and content , as opposed to moving 64 or 128 gb tethered or wireless , theres a bs chore
when a phone lacks fundamentally useful standards like a audio port or an sd slot i can only pray that is is rejected in the marketplace for failing to meet the needs of its users

and its a shame really ... im someone who generally hates the cameras in cellphones ... but to be honest the one in this phone is very impressive ... the high iso and speed are great and iq impressive .... phones costing twice as much shoot half as well

Great comments from you guys! I wasn't particular with an expansion slot which is why I have the Nexus 5 now but I found out that I was dead wrong. An expansion card helps in dumping a lot of huge files in the device without much cleaning effort.

As someone mentioned already, the OP3 should have been cheaper as it now costs close to an S7/Edge which has the slot. It's quite sad because I really like the aluminum body than Samsung's glass backs.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)

Same goes for a fixed, camera lens. It just performs better than a closely spec interchangeable. If it doesn't perform better, more likely, it will be a lot smaller and lighter.

Right now, the trend for new lenses is to be larger, to extract more performance of a high resolution sensor. They're quite large now and probably won't go past the current sizes and weights.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 47th comment
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fyngyrz: For astrophotography, which is my particular interest, two of the most troublesome lens problems are chromatic aberration and coma.

Between the two, the additional light capturing capability of a low f-number lens is either lost, or image quality is severely impacted.

If you want to test a lens, take it out on a moonless night, open the aperture all the way, and shoot some stars, making sure the shutter speed is fast enough, and ISO high enough, so that the stars don't streak and so that faint ones are caught as well as bright ones.

The day you find a lens where the stars in the corners are just as round and sharp as those in the center, and the stars don't have red and blue halos... that's the day you've found a good lens.

I own quite a bit of Canon-L glass. I have yet to find one that's actually very good at any of this. By the time you stop them down to where they actually work reasonably well, you've lost all the advantages of the wide aperture.

It's really annoying.

Then you'll need a bigger lens like MF lens adapted to FF or FF to APS.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
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Aroart: Trueley spectacular. DP review will have to ad a drone review section.. I own the new DJI Phantom 4 pro and that 1inch sensor is really great....

I agree. I think it is the best the time to start now as good quality drones at compact sizes are available for non-pro users, albeit, but expensive.
Unfortunately, the availability of the Mavic or Karma is still not existing for other countries. The 60 fps mode on the Mavic sucks too.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

60 fps video quality in the Mavic is terrible making the Karma a good alternative. The Mavic seems to have a bit better image quality than the Hero 5.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Hmm...not a bad time to give the award. I don't feel it was too early or late despite being aware and using it ever since more than a decade ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 6th comment

They have to put away the X-trans sensor already. I would like to see that DR improving sensor than X-trans.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 06:43 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

I guess he has a different kind of audience and not the DPR kind of followers.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 35th comment
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