PhotoPhart

PhotoPhart

Lives in Canada Edmonton, AB, Canada
Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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This will fool most people, and it will only get better

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 16:42 UTC as 95th comment
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Craig from Nevada: The question is whether its time has come or not.
Its time will come eventually whether it is this manufacturer or another that makes it work.

There are billions of phones that have conditioned at least a small % of the public to accept a better camera with this configuration. That could translate into a fair number of sales. Global sensors are probably just around the corner, So version 2 or 3 with a larger global sensor is not unrealistic.
Combine that with the fact that Apple and Google are not going to protect DSLR sales means we will see this computational photography moving in.
Another wack at traditional cameras is coming.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2018 at 22:17 UTC
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Daft Punk: "We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things"

Nah. Color me cynical. Canon is fundamentally designed to deliver just "enough" to people. Minimum of features and capability at the max price they feel the market can take. Sometimes they get it wrong.

Technology which is so deliberately hobbled and compromised just annoys me. Canon do this more than most tech companies.

This makes Canon a hard company to like.

That's why I'm not one bit surprised by this first horse out of the gate. It's annoying to think that it will be 2nd or even 3rd generation that will be something to consider

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 22:34 UTC
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fusoexplorer: There are a couple things I am reading here that I am getting bothered by. 1. The camera companies are sitting around while all this computational software is being used on smartphones and are doing nothing. Do you really think that they are doing that? Sitting around and doing nothing? I don’t think so. 2. Why are camera companies not using computational software in their cameras? They are obviously not doing anything. Really? Now take a smartphone’s phone sensor. How big is it? Now take a full frame sensor. How big is it? Now imagine taking the days from a full frame sensor and applying computational software to it. You would require a very fast computer to utilize that software on a full frame sensor. The data crunching would be unbelievable. The processing power will come but not for some time yet. I hope that those who are confused will let this rest now.

Canon and Nikon don't seem to be in any hurry! Canon has a knack for milking their product lines. They'll have this technology some day, just not tomorrow.

As for sensor size needing more processing power, your just forgetting that its the number of pixels that's important to processing power. These are 12 mp sensors so instead of combining 15 shots they would be combining around 5 with the same processor on a 36mp sensor? Cameras have more room for a larger processor or pairs of them

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 05:25 UTC

How long before ever MILF maker licenses code from Google?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 04:49 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies

When a billion smartphones will be sold a year it seems even a little interest will generate some MILC sales. Maybe camera sales have hit rock bottom and are headed up for a while?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 04:11 UTC as 45th comment
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PhotoPhart: Finally a serious first step from Canon to. Camera hardware will get interesting again for a few years

This is not just a new mount or another camera, it's the beginning of a new system that definitely will be around for awhile. Sure, this first effort is lacking features and is not exceptional at a time when Sony and others are doing well, but what is Sony up to now, body number 37 ??
And you can bet that it won't take to long for Canon's lenses to trump Sony

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 23:32 UTC

Finally a serious first step from Canon to. Camera hardware will get interesting again for a few years

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:24 UTC as 138th comment | 6 replies

5g is coming next year. since average users are hanging onto their phones a little longer these days it may be worth the wait before spending bigger bucks

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 03:19 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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dwill23: Nice write up, but as so many others have said, what's the conclusion besides it confuses us?

Are we to expose to the brightest possible exposure without any clipping?

It needs a summary and recommendation.

"This brings us to the biggest problem with using a clumsy metaphor for film sensitivity as the way of setting image brightness in digital: it means we aren’t given the tools to optimally expose our sensors.

ISO ends up conflating the effects of amplification and of tone curve, meaning you have to do your own research to find out what your camera’s doing behind the scenes, and what the best way to expose it is.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 04:22 UTC

-Good or bad the smartphone is eating up the low end camera sales and will have a larger and larger affect on low end DSLRs where current sales numbers are better
-Good or bad, innovation is more pronounced in mirrorless
-DSLR's won't suddenly stop taking nice pictures. It will just be the upgrade choices that will be affected future purchases that are affected by the previous point
-Manufacturing profits are giving high end mirrorless the advantage so that Sony with fewer sales are pulling better margins.
-No one is being forced into this, it will be the innovations that will eventually eat up new sales and make mirrorless worth it. Those improvements not only date the DSLR but they will make current mirrorless also look dated

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 19:47 UTC as 227th comment
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (244 comments in total)

Like a car with an undersized gastank it gets annoying after awhile.
Many DSLR users must know this because in the years I've read the announcements and forum talk of a new mirrorless you could usually see one of them lamenting the poor batterylife the camera was going to have :)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 25th comment

We all know this is true. Smartphones will continue to eat their way up from the bottom. And it's common sense why. Joe Public is not going to buy a low end camera that he will never have on him to take pictures.
With sensor improvement the march upwards will only continue.
These articles serve one purpose, they solidify the situation, tell us how "bad" it's getting :)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 296th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)
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PhotoPhart: Awesome. By finally putting their feet in the water we consumers will begin to see the competition that will improve the mirrorless. I don't for one second believe Sony doesn't know how to do things like touch screens. They are just so paranoid of the 2 elephants that they have been holding back some features that they can now add to try and keep and maybe even improve their sales. The next Sony's to come out will have some meaningful upgrades and so will the next Canon's

??.... I think you need to go back and read what I actually said.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)

Awesome. By finally putting their feet in the water we consumers will begin to see the competition that will improve the mirrorless. I don't for one second believe Sony doesn't know how to do things like touch screens. They are just so paranoid of the 2 elephants that they have been holding back some features that they can now add to try and keep and maybe even improve their sales. The next Sony's to come out will have some meaningful upgrades and so will the next Canon's

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 222nd comment | 4 replies
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)
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Biowizard: The apparently random spacing/clumping of the different lenses/sensors seems very odd to me. A geometric arrangement would have stunk a LOT less of "gimmick".

Brian

It doesn't explain it but it does demonstrate it @ 1:26
With some common sense you can see what they were trying to accomblish

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)
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Biowizard: The apparently random spacing/clumping of the different lenses/sensors seems very odd to me. A geometric arrangement would have stunk a LOT less of "gimmick".

Brian

It has to do with the internal lens layout. You can see it in the viideo here
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/542121/a-high-end-camera-in-a-small-package/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20151008

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Everlast66: People, don't expect cheap cameras with this new revolutionary sensor.

Sony are making some of the cheapest full frame cameras, which says a lot about the cost of the sensor itself. Even if they decide to sell it to their long time partners (Nikon, Pentax) bodies would cost in the range of $4k - $5k range, e.g. from Nikon.

This is the first and still the only BSI full frame sensor. This allows for the huge resolution without affecting low light and dynamic range capability.

Then the 399 Phase Detect sensor sites are far more, and better spread, than any DSLR will ever have. This enables way better Eye AF and other features that for the first time demonstrate in a practical setting the strategic advantages of mirror-less technology. And it will only get better with future refinement.

I am sure that Nikon can squeeze 10-20% more quality and performance out of this sensor if Sony decides to sell it to them, perhaps they can even base their first "serious" mirror-less camera on it.

Sony is investing billions in their sensor division, it is literally defining their business model after their near collapse. Their camera division will not even begin to sell enough of these sensors to justify the investment. I'm thinking that both Canon and Nikon will use them and this a7 will be used as a prototype

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:17 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (268 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "What the big C and big N are doing to catch up on mirror less".

Reverse Engineering.

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OR getting the goods for free on the agreement to buy the sensor

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Everlast66: People, don't expect cheap cameras with this new revolutionary sensor.

Sony are making some of the cheapest full frame cameras, which says a lot about the cost of the sensor itself. Even if they decide to sell it to their long time partners (Nikon, Pentax) bodies would cost in the range of $4k - $5k range, e.g. from Nikon.

This is the first and still the only BSI full frame sensor. This allows for the huge resolution without affecting low light and dynamic range capability.

Then the 399 Phase Detect sensor sites are far more, and better spread, than any DSLR will ever have. This enables way better Eye AF and other features that for the first time demonstrate in a practical setting the strategic advantages of mirror-less technology. And it will only get better with future refinement.

I am sure that Nikon can squeeze 10-20% more quality and performance out of this sensor if Sony decides to sell it to them, perhaps they can even base their first "serious" mirror-less camera on it.

Not only Nikon, but Canon too. They can't produce these sensors. And Sony's camera department never seems to get it quite right which leaves lots of room for Conikon to sell their versions. Is this the sensor that Conikon will use for their first mirrorless ff?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
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