Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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Goggs: If only one of these manufacturers would build a stand-alone camera without the phone technology inside. It should be way more affordable & the battery might stand a chance of lasting a full day.

RX100? LX10? LX100?
There _are_ pocketable cameras out there with a more decent-sized sensor than a 1/3"-1/2" and half-decent optics.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:51 UTC

"Don't buy the phone with the 'best camera,'
buy the phone you like as a phone." WHY?

First of all, this is DPR, not GSMarena. The ONE reason we even speak of smartphones on here is the CAMERA.

Second, ALL phones do exactly the SAME thing! Android and Apple are equivalent, and within those two ecosystems, differences are so minute, that they can all be compensated by the addition of the missing app.

I see no point at all, to over-complexifying the choice of a phone, when they all do the _same_ things.

What makes the difference for us, is the camera and it's camera app, and peripheral functions, like video and sound quality. (and the camera app is one area where there isn't always a 3rd-party app to compensate, contrary to other functions).

There isn't anything else really. Within a given brand, you can choose screen + size, waterproofing, battery autonomy... but they all do exactly the same thing...
but if you like photography, the camera will make or break your choice.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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Silvex: Smartphones are making DSLRs look bad. Not because they produce better images (although sometimes they do), but because they do so much more with so much less.

It's kind of like if a High School football teams playing against NFL football teams and giving them a run for their money. You would have to assume the NFL teams were not giving it their best effort.

That's how I feel about DSLRs. For their cost, size and the experience of the manufactures, they ought to do everything much, much better than a phone other than make calls, fit in your pocket and other non photography related functions.

I can see how easy it is to think, and to say that.
But once you've tried a dslr/milc, you understand the difference.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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Goggs: If only one of these manufacturers would build a stand-alone camera without the phone technology inside. It should be way more affordable & the battery might stand a chance of lasting a full day.

@Goggs why would you want it as thin as a phone?
That only means you are limited in optics like a smartphone.
It would be all the limitations of a smartphone, without the versatility.
Dumbest idea ever.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:31 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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Goggs: If only one of these manufacturers would build a stand-alone camera without the phone technology inside. It should be way more affordable & the battery might stand a chance of lasting a full day.

Samsung tried. It was the NX something based on Android.
And nobody wanted it. I thought it was a pretty stupid idea myself.
Everyone was joking how you'd have to wait for it to update before taking a picture. :D

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)
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crsantin: Are there enough serious hobbyists and enthusiasts out there to sustain Nikon/Canon/Sony etc in the future? Young people have about 0 interest in DSLRs or even mirrorless cameras. Their phones are everything and the cameras in them are getting better and better. For video my iphone 7plus is terrific and I just don't bother using a camera for video now. I love photography and I suffer from GAS, like many here, but currently, I shoot with a D300. When I upgrade it might be something like a D850 or similar. I could shoot with that camera for a good number of years and get great results. I don't need a new camera body every two years. I don't think there is a large younger market out there waiting in the wings. They are more than happy with their phones which play nicely with social media. Mirrorless certainly hasn't won them over. The soccer mom of the future is not buying a DSLR to capture moments.

Sad but true.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 19:28 UTC

Do any of these apps allow you to take pictures with only the monochrome sensor,
on phones such as the Moto G5S Plus or the Honor 8?

(more specifically the G5S Plus, as a firmware update on the Honor 8 may add that capability)

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 23:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P (6 comments in total)

"The lack of optical image stabilization should be made up for by large pixels with a size of 1.55 microns"
Really? How does less wasted space on the sensor stabilize your image?
Especially when the lens is reported at f2.0 when some competition is at f1.8-f1.7 1.4µm
The end result in sensitivity is similar.

I also don't understand in the cons: "Strong jello effect caused by stabilization" when they say there is no stabilization.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 21:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article LG V30 camera review (141 comments in total)

@DPR
Why are they hush on the pixel (photosites') size on the main camera, only mentioning that of the secondary one?
How are we supposed to compare when different parameters of measurement are being used? (sensor size on one versus pixel size on the other)
And how do they expect us to compare with other devices?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 20:48 UTC as 2nd comment
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Timmbits: TLDNR
Just let me know when this makes it into actual products.
Is Panasonic just releasing R&D info so you guys can write irrelevant articles and give them free publicity/visibility?

you're right. I need to learn to not argue with ...
it only gets you mobbed

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 09:18 UTC
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Timmbits: TLDNR
Just let me know when this makes it into actual products.
Is Panasonic just releasing R&D info so you guys can write irrelevant articles and give them free publicity/visibility?

PS: I think tech reports are fine, to inform of what's in the works.
But I do think there is a bit too much hooplah made out of it, as most of this stuff doesn't actually make it into products for years anyways, if it even makes it because they don't tell you of the trade-offs they uncover along the way or don't manage to resolve.
A short article vulgarizing it would have done just as fine.
This thing is as long as a white-paper on the topic.
At some point, being able to say more in less space, does factor into journalistic talent.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 22:07 UTC

We need a device that shocks "reporters" when they write nonsense articles.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 18:43 UTC as 5th comment

My God this is stupid.
If one is going to program a computer to snap photos, no need to shock a person to press a shutter, just have the dumb thing take your photos itself already.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 18:42 UTC as 6th comment

TLDNR
Just let me know when this makes it into actual products.
Is Panasonic just releasing R&D info so you guys can write irrelevant articles and give them free publicity/visibility?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 18:28 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (108 comments in total)
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Timmbits: So, is this suitable for Black&White Photography?

Does it's camera controls allow for that?

PS: I certainly don't like the image samples I see above.
They're actually pretty bad.
But the allure of just using a B+W sensor is quite strong.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (108 comments in total)
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jandar03: Huawei has clearly dethroned Oneplus in the mid-range / high-end smartphone segments with competitive prices, samsung must be careful of huawei for its upcoming galaxy s8 and galaxy s9

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http://galaxys-8.fr/
http://www.galaxys9.fr/

Shop around for used OnePluses, and you'll notice how many have a bulge from the battery overheating and expanding.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (108 comments in total)
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gsc2000: Nice phone, cannot fault screen quality, battery life, speed, reliability and overall quality. However don't expect any updates from Huawei because they are shockingly appalling in making updates available. It's 1/2 way through 2017, Oreo has been announced yet Nougat is not available for UK users at all. The Hisuite application for UK users does not show any updates, it's not downloadable from their website although ironically a rollback package is ! There's been no announcements for uk users but huawei support insist it's being rolled out in the uk and you're one of the few who doesn't have the update. Maybe they think the public are droids and robots who will accept any old trashy statement but it's plainly obvious on twitter and facebook it just hasn't been rolled out in the UK. So great phone but bad support with zero updates from Huawei.

Be careful what you wish for.
You don't need to come from an IT background (like me and my family) to know that wherever you upgrade an OS, you're looking at more lag, frustrating performance, more memory hogging, not to mention issues. These things rarely go smoothly - and even if they do, don't expect the performance of before.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 04:12 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (108 comments in total)

So, is this suitable for Black&White Photography?

Does it's camera controls allow for that?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

when has DPR become a website for telephone features without any useful information about it's camera, like evals? there isn't even a link to any offsite evaluation of that either, in these postings. it really seems out of place here. google will find you plenty of sites that lack quality information about the camera and only talk about features/specs on paper. dpr still is about cameras and iq, right? or did I miss something?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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noisephotographer: Zeiss optics means absolutely nothing. Smartphone lenses are already very sharp. Especially when the sensor resolution is just 13 megapixels. Would be more interesting if they say Zeiss optics with 50 megapixel sensor. Then one needs really sharp lenses.

I don't see how you would get better images with tinier photosites... they're already only 1.12 micrometers in size. Unless your goal is to have huge files and need a computer only the few can afford, to process those enormous pictures. When you're in that category, you use a REAL camera!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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