Michael_13

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The biggest surprise for me...
is the lack of people holding up their smartphone to take pictures/video.
Was it banned or removed in post-processing? ;-)

Being able to zoom in on any person is quite cool. Stitching 100 pics must have been quite hard, though. Some hard edges and ghosting are visible.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 13:55 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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Imager of: All these galleries just look the same now on my iPhone. And let’s be honest, that’s how most of us view images these days. So why does it really matter!
Jus sayin.

@Imager: Yes, the image quality of current cameras is so high that you don't see much different without zooming in. The very little gallery view here at dpreview does not help either.
Differences in color and contrast are still visible and you can download a pic for critical inspection.
I think that prints will still be around for a long time. Putting screens on the wall is cumbersome and expensive, but yes they can look excellent.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 08:35 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Skin tones are not bad. But the image processing still leads to blown out highlights/too dark shadows. Certain smartphones (Google phones and for low-light conditions Huawei P20 Pro) handle this much better.

@noisephotographer:
Yes, the latest phones have very clever image manipulation built in. I think they heavily apply local highlight & shadow control on each pic. This helps a lot to overcome the very limited dynamic range of the small sensors, but sometimes results in an unnatural look (esp. pics from P20 can look like a rendered scene) . My camera offers sth. similar, called gradation, but it is not as advanced.
I would like to have these refined techniques in a standalone software on my PC to work with RAW files. Unfortunately Google abandoned Picasa...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 08:24 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated (150 comments in total)
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Imager of: All these galleries just look the same now on my iPhone. And let’s be honest, that’s how most of us view images these days. So why does it really matter!
Jus sayin.

@Imager: The screen of a phone is smaller than most printed images and i.m.o. not very useful for really enjoying good photos.
Why do you care about photography at all, if this small size is already sufficient for you?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
On article Hasselblad XCD 21mm sample gallery (129 comments in total)
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Indohydra: This is an interesting camera. But frankly, these kinds of "sample galleries" do not allow anyone to understand anything. It is not the execution. The pictures are fine. It is the whole concept of " sample galleries" viewed on a computer monitor. They all look fine even to a trained eye. Anyone who claims to see the difference is a Trump supporter.

I would like to see DPR compare (in some way that we can appreciate) a Sony A7R FF at 42MP with a Hasselblad medium format which comes in at 50MP (which will no doubt become over 100MP soon enough). Sony, after all, is going to be popping out their full frame to over 100MP at around the same time. So, I would like to know from DPR what the useful difference is between FF 50/100MP and MF 50/100MP in principle. I don't care about the brand.

I am not sure if simple real life samples would help much here. The studio shots already suggest that there is not a huge difference between a 40 MP FF and Hasselblads 50 MP.
Professional users still have their reasons why they choose it over FF, but I doubt that these will become apparent in such a simple, yet still cumbersome, comparison.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 16:16 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Skin tones are leathery, not one rosy cheek. Skin defects are enhanced. Pale faces or leather.

I think they did not have the best light for the portraits and the Sony seems to prefer a high contrast setting for JPGs. An eaxample for this is the pic with the two hugging ladies.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 07:12 UTC
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SushiCub: Nothing wrong with it but the lenses might need to be silver, I don't know if it looks as good with a black lens (I'm becoming a fashion police)

Oly offers many - if not most - of their lenses in silver, too.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 06:58 UTC

It was a well built cam with a lot of useful buttons/switches and a superb lens. Even beautiful to look at!
I sold mine, though, for two reasons:
Zoom range was too short for good portraits and colors could have a strange orange tint that did not go well with skin tones.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 20:22 UTC as 4th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (123 comments in total)
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John Nall: Before the C-3040 was the 2000Z, my first digital camera. I loved that thing: small, retro design, nice pictures. I later upgraded to the C-5050Z. Hard to use, incomprehensible menus.

I still have my old C-5050, but don't use it anymore. Yes, it has quite a few options in the menu, but that is nothing compared to current models.
I find it very easy to use, because of the many dedicated buttons and the substantial grip. All I wished for was more speed for zooming and focussing.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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Reservoir_Dog: Nothing i cannot do with the V

@Dog: Of course not, it is basically the same camera with a different objective.
In low light your number 5 should even have an advantage with the larger apertures.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Only one (totally meh) picture shot at 9mm (24mm equivalent) and nothing shot faster than F/4.

Inquiring minds want to know: What's the performance like wide open????????

Is the RX series like my A6000 it that it refuses to use any aperture faster/wider than F4 unless you are in manual or aperture priority mode????

Gosh that feature drives me crazy on my A6000 when using the 50mm F1.8 and it's unfortunate if the practice carries over to the RX series which is more likely to be shot on "full auto".

Why do you use auto mode?
You should use A mode, if you want wide open apertures.
There's noting wrong with your camera's behavior.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 19:48 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Several portraits were overexposed. Sadly, Sony doesn't offer an automatic Highlight Tone Priority mode like Google's HDR+. (Google's HDR+ is an automatic Highlight Tone Priority mode combined with multi frame noise reduction).

@onlyfreeman:
I think it is not only a question of software, but also hardware: Read out times are slower on large image sensors and handling of 24 MP or more in a multi exposure series needs a lot of processing power. Google is doing this with a specialized image processing chip nect to the phones CPU.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 19:39 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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PortraitLover: sigh. i knew i am screwed. I know these seems like acceptable image quality to many.
But i been shooting 645Z for few months now and i found images from the rx100V and even my fuji despicable in quality now when i viewed them, its not because these cameras are bad in anyway. Its a problem with the mind.
Some examples of the 645z images, natural light.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmm8soju

@PortraitLover: Where's the problem? If you like the 645 more, keep it! It all depends on what one needs and is able to pay for.
Regarding your samples, I don't think that these really required a 645.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 19:34 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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Arizona Sunset: "Shot on an iPhone"

They need to go wider, or longer, to keep 1" relevant.

Won't help. Generation smartphone is not interested in real cameras. All they need is a video cam for "vlogging".

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 07:13 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)
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BYL: Would've preferred a faster lens with shorter reach. I was pretty excited for this camera, but whoa, the night shots look terrible. My Pixel 2's night shots are way better, at least on casual inspection.

I can't figure out who this camera is for. $1200? If they could've bent the laws of physics and somehow got an f1.8 lens with that reach, OK, I'd understand. But as is, it just seems like an overpriced Panasonic ZS. I'll stick with my Pixel 2 for now.

F1.8-3.5 & 24-120mm is what I would buy, but Sony surely did some market research.
The price is high, yes, but why do you complain? You already bought an overpriced smartphone. ;-)
If Pixel 2 is good enough, you don't seem to need a zoom anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 07:10 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (241 comments in total)

These look very good. Sony uses nicely saturated colors, but to me many of the images could do with +0.3 or even +0.5 exposure. Some are also not perfectly focused.

Maybe it is my monitor... or my glasses. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 17:48 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (758 comments in total)
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durask: Well, if the lens is reasonably sharp then I am buying it after the first round of reviews. Yes, expensive but this will be the ultimate pocket travel camera and no one else will offer anything even close to this, so they can charge this kind of money.

One thing I realized for myself - when I travel I want to be discreet and not drag around a backpack with SLR and a bunch of lenses, so most of the time when I travel I end up walking around with my Canon G7X mark II. This camera will be a major upgrade from the Canon.

@JOrmsby: Why did you buy the E-M1 in the first place? Maybe a Stylus 1s could have been a better option for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 21:05 UTC

Very pleasing and uniform bokeh!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:43 UTC as 47th comment
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JochenIs: I think converter might be a more precise designation. I understand why the salesman calls them lenses though.

Yes, technically, it is a converter. But you know, technical terms and Apple users don't get along too well. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 10:58 UTC
On article You can now favorite images in Google Photos (68 comments in total)
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Tommi K1: over 10 years ago when Google Picasa was out, it was very nice application many ways, but one of the most annoying things was its rating system! Just a single star!

Like why not 3 stars or 5 stars? 10 stars is too much clearly, but having a way to at least say "Top" "Good" and "Okay" by ranking is important.
A single star (or heart) is just stupid, like you would be asked "Are you going to stop beating your wife?" and only answer you could give is "Yes" or "No". Either way you would answer would make you wife beater.

Same thing is with others or your own photos, you don't "Oh I like it" or "Oh I love it" but you need a more options to present the opinion. And using smileys for that is just wrong as well!

I still use Picasa and it works fine for me:
I simply only keep "good" and "very good" pics. If I really needed three grades then I could use the album feature for it.
I would never upload anything to Google though. I don't trust this company.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 09:54 UTC
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