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Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 15th comment
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

My 15 year old Kodak Brownie does a better job.
So very many of the comments posted here sound like childish brand loyalty with no substance at all. Credibility is lost. You even wonder if many have really performed the side by side comparisons under identical circumstances that they claim they have.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 15th comment
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technocamper: I have a 6 Plus and never take pictures with it unless there's no other choice. I hate the way it burns highlights. But images from the new sensor and this "deep trench" technology are on another level.


Tungsten...you seem to have brand loyalty making judgments assumptions without seeing real world evidence based statements ...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 01:03 UTC

The new iSight camera bumps to 12 megapixels with more focus pixels for (theoretically) faster, more accurate focus. The photodiodes use something Apple calls Deep Trench Isolation Technology to minimize crosstalk; it looks like there are gaps between the wells to keep electrons from leaking into neighboring wells and contaminating the colors.
Many posters are clearly having a bout of brand loyalty ...including brand loyalty to brands other than Apple .
Many assumptions about actual performance without concrete evidence. Patience to see evidence based comments rather than assumptions based upon very very little.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 00:58 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene (131 comments in total)

The Nikon results look great. Very sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (233 comments in total)
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Mr Justice Cocklecarrot: Curious that the Panasonic LF1 is overlooked.
It's an LX7 with a longer but slower lens, but with a EVF.
And it has the same 1/1.7 sensor.

Currently top of my Christmas list.

LF-1. Wasn't overlooked. See the pocketable comparative test.
It was not loved....nor liked...

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 09:14 UTC
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Impulses: $400 mini vs $230 Nexus 7... Tough sale, I didn't think there'd be a price hike with the Retina display but I guess it makes sense if they're keeping the old one. Selling the old model well into 2014 would be rather odd tho... It's gonna start dragging a-- with updates.

Still reading about repeated reboot issues with the Nexus 7 (2013).
After all these months you would think the Nexus 7 bugs would be fixed.....
Not an encouraging sign.
Is it a software/firmware problem, or a Nexus 7 hardware problem?
Either way, Google has not done its job fully correcting this issue even after all this time with a widely known issue......

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
On article iPhone 5s compared in our new studio test scene (7 comments in total)

Every other test of the iPhone 5S has found its IQ significantly better than that of the iPhone 5.....

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (621 comments in total)

I think Dpreview has it totally wrong.
Excellent sensor.
MSRP $399 with kit lens.
The A3000 will fly off the shelves no matter what the LCD/EVF resolution. The fact that it has both is an asset!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 203rd comment | 3 replies
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shadowz: Does the 3N have body / lense based steady shot .?..


Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 17:11 UTC

"Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

With a new Exmor™ sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-3N easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000."

From the Sony USA website....

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony NEX 3N Hands-on Preview (51 comments in total)

They missed mentioning the new to the NEX line, but available in the Sony FF camera the advanced special area linked NR system.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 18th comment

" Unlike the XZ-1, the little XZ-10 allows control over the noise reduction level being applied to JPEGs."

Interesting to note. Also MSRP US is $399. Available March.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 5th comment
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NiallM: You buy this if you want ultra - compactness and better IQ than from one of the mass media compacts. It really that simple, and so it will be of interest to a lot of people who aren't going to whinge about lack of vf, zoom etc...it's just about having the camera with you to capture the moment with minimum fuss or inconvenience..my smallest compact is a Canon IXUS 70, which is very dated etc..yet it is so small and that's the lure and charm of it - this Oly is a big step up from it in specs and it will sell..when the price comes down a bit..

Ultra compact it is not.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
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NIK11: Thanks for the hands-on. I have high hopes of this camera.

The Sony 12mp sensor that we might assume the XZ10 sports has a good pedigree and I'd put money on it that its performance will be close enough to 1/1.7 not to matter(DOF ignored). With a fast lens, useful functionality, easy usability and comfortably pocketable, finally we have a niche camera that's been begging for some years. It's not breakthrough, but it has been missing from the line up of me too superzooms etc.

This looks like a winner, provided Oly prices it competitively.

The question is...does the faster lens (at the mid to longer focal lengths) and newer sensor technology challenge that tried and true correct equation?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
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