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Amazing. I guess, it should not be surprising as video is as not as demanding as photography in terms of resolution and noise. The only obvious weakness is with the highlights which I am not certain if it was pulled down by the edit or during recording.
This immediately reminds me of that recent purchase of Apple, the company that builds global shutter capable and highlight protection sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 05:51 UTC as 11th comment
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (133 comments in total)

I hate to say this an Apple hater but I consider Apple having the best camera due to color management and crazy fps for video. The GoPro Hero6 has similar video capabilities but at a price close to an iPhone 8. The small sensor can be a problem though in low light where Samsung's and Google's implementations are larger.

Best display should go to the Note 8 due to similar display performance to the iPhone but much larger.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 10th comment

Good job on the click bait title.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 13:45 UTC as 25th comment

True. Ain't no hype especially when photos are viewed in a small display such as smartphone. The capability is available in other smartphones but this is still the best implementation, at least, in Android. My Samsung is keen to overexpose, sharpen, and strong NR. If only I can tweak those to match HDR+.

DSLRs should employ such feature to keep their distance from smartphones.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 8th comment
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PaulSnowcat: Why 18:9??? 16:9 is long enough, even too long, I prefer 16:10 even! 18:9 is WAY too long! This make 6" screen to be a small one, there is a GREAT difference between 6" 16:9 (which is minimal comfortable size for me) and 18:9 long but unnecessarily slim screen.

8GB RAM! Who needs it? I own a phone with 6GB and 4.5 of them are kept FREE, 6 is MORE then enough. Curse you, marketologists!

There's more. Though the lens has a wide aperture, they use tiny camera sensors so the diffraction limit is a huge pixel. If it was an 8MP sensor, I think it is still diffraction limited. In other words, those pixels are unnecessary and doesn't help with dynamic range.

I have the S8 Plus but the tall/long screen is not useful. I bought it as I thought it has similar dimensions to the S7 Edge but with a large screen. It turns out the increase in display also equated to increase in in length.

I wonder why they still have to leave out the microsd slot. Otherwise, I would have bought one of their phones already.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 22:20 UTC

Can somebody post diffraction calculations for these sensors?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

It doesn't have to be a Moto Mod but Bluetooth or USB.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:10 UTC as 9th comment
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (125 comments in total)

The Mavic Pro is also good competition to the Spark despite the price. The Mavic folds when unused, making it as small as the Spark.
Both can't do 1080p@60fps as the Mavic, in this mode, is unusable.

In the end, I will prefer the Spark as I don't use my Mavic all the time which is just cash burn to me. The Mavic can't launch from the hand and landing it to one's hand is tricky, and riskier than the Spark.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

Does it work with the electronic shutter? Is there a benefit with if shot handheld but at fast shutter speeds?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 02:36 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (167 comments in total)

I'd rather see 4K@120fps with HDR than this.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 35th comment

I was concerned with my Mavic being only used once which I bought last March. Its camera/video capabilities will be outdated in a year or two but the flight system won't. I was thinking if DJI can somehow provide a way to upgrade the camera and system. I still feel bitter with the unusable footage of 1080p60.
The GoPro Hero 6 instantly upgrades the imaging capability of the Karma.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:18 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Color Management? I haven't seen any information that allows shooting photos or videos using these wider color spaces.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M100 review (773 comments in total)

First vlog?! The style and appearance is so YouTube! :P Good job there though.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 34th comment

It is not "impressively small" if keep on comparing to the RX100 V.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:18 UTC as 38th comment | 14 replies
On article InVisage reportedly acquired by Apple (32 comments in total)

Interesting. The technology certainly has some issues to solve considering there are no products yet with this technology. Apple seems confident in fixing these.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 8th comment
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zakk9: I don't know about E-mount, but it will be very difficult to find a reason to buy this one instead of the excellent PL 15mm f/1.7 for m4/3. The PL is 72% lighter, 61% shorter, 19% narrower and uses 46mm filters vs. 67mm. Even if the Sigma might be less expensive, buying a polaroid filter for the larger filter thread would eat strongly into those savings. The PL also shares filters with a number of other Panasonic lenses, like the 14mm f/2.5, 20mm f/1.7, 25mm f/1.7, PL 25mm f/1.4, 30mm f/2.8 Macro, PL 45mm f/2.8 Macro and 35-100mm f/4-5.6.

The Zuiko 12mm f/2, 17mm f/1.8, 25mm f/1.8, 30mm f/3.5 Macro and 60mm f/2.8 Macro also share the 46mm filters.

Most of those Panasonic and Zuiko lenses are of very good or excellent quality even if they're mostly very small and light, and while Panalympus have been thinking system uniformity, quality and compactness, it seems as if Sigma has been thinking "let's smack an m4/3 mount on that E-System lens and make an extra buck.

Nope, won't buy it.

some people would want to extra image quality of a larger, heavier lens. we will see...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
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zakaria: Iam wondering why sigma lenses are huge and heavy. This new lens is huge even it us aiming for MFT.

This is a cheaper way to produce sharper results than to make a more precise, compact lens with similar performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article WiBotic PowerPad brings wireless charging to drones (12 comments in total)

Too niche. I haven't heard of autonomous drones requiring such capability. They'd see more success with wireless charging an electric car for those who doesn't travel long distances everyday.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:37 UTC as 7th comment

Really rough. They should have known this early on with software solutions.
They can easily expose the OLED display's true gamut with an option like Samsung's Adaptive Mode and call it a day.
They can easily have an option for a dark theme to that extremely light/white theme of the Pixel UI and Navigation bar. A more technical solution which involves shifting the pixels to prevent burn-in that is not noticeable to the user is also a possible, easy fix.

I'm scratching my head at what happened to this poorly implemented product.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 46th comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (632 comments in total)

I don't agree that these two cameras are comparable. There's clearly a size difference. The Sony doesn't even have a hot shoe but easily fits into a pocket. Sensor size is also different.
I'd probably look into Sony's a6000 series which is closer to this new Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 59th comment
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