Doux Vide

Doux Vide

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Music Hands: OK, it's a little interesting to bring Bionz chip photo speed from A9 to this smartphone - but I would much rather see the other direction: computational photography (like Pixel 4, Huawei P30 Pro) coming to ILC cameras. The "iAuto" modes are rather weak compared to smartphones. Imagine a Sony RX 10 v or A7R v that could take several images, combine them to remove noise and person movement? Or do a panorama that is 180-270 degrees wide auto-stitching as it went (not low-rez, but say 24,000 pix x 3000 pix)? That would be a very nice addition. Yeah I know that smartphones sell many more units ... but with this cross-fertilization, I'm sure ILC and DSLR cameras would sell more than they do now.

I doubt it's only the sensor size. But we'll see with this Mk II if it really makes a difference. I still believe Sony has is really late in camera software (which is a pity when you see how good they are at making ILCs)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 08:49 UTC
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Music Hands: OK, it's a little interesting to bring Bionz chip photo speed from A9 to this smartphone - but I would much rather see the other direction: computational photography (like Pixel 4, Huawei P30 Pro) coming to ILC cameras. The "iAuto" modes are rather weak compared to smartphones. Imagine a Sony RX 10 v or A7R v that could take several images, combine them to remove noise and person movement? Or do a panorama that is 180-270 degrees wide auto-stitching as it went (not low-rez, but say 24,000 pix x 3000 pix)? That would be a very nice addition. Yeah I know that smartphones sell many more units ... but with this cross-fertilization, I'm sure ILC and DSLR cameras would sell more than they do now.

what is 2x the size between P30 and Xperia 1??

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 17:47 UTC
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Music Hands: OK, it's a little interesting to bring Bionz chip photo speed from A9 to this smartphone - but I would much rather see the other direction: computational photography (like Pixel 4, Huawei P30 Pro) coming to ILC cameras. The "iAuto" modes are rather weak compared to smartphones. Imagine a Sony RX 10 v or A7R v that could take several images, combine them to remove noise and person movement? Or do a panorama that is 180-270 degrees wide auto-stitching as it went (not low-rez, but say 24,000 pix x 3000 pix)? That would be a very nice addition. Yeah I know that smartphones sell many more units ... but with this cross-fertilization, I'm sure ILC and DSLR cameras would sell more than they do now.

Huawei P30 is miles ahead of Xperia 1 in software ergonomy, processing and final IQ. I would like to learn that Sony has closed the gap with Mk II but it's a bit hard to believe. Huawei and Google have too much of advance in software and processing.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 14:59 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Problem with these multi-camera phones is the tele, wide, and selfie cameras are noticeably weaker than the 'main' camera

The most annoying is when features are only available on the main sensor. For instance with Mk I you can choose the format (4:3, 3:2, 16:9) but only with the main sensor. With the others you are stuck to 4:3.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 14:55 UTC
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Mark B UK: I'd be grateful if the authors of this piece would clarify whether RAW shooting is available, and if so whether it is limited to the main (24mm equivalent) lens or is available with all three. Also I'd appreciate the same information for the Samsung S20 models, and indeed for all write-ups about the camera capabilities of smartphones. Computational photography is interesting, but for many of us it's the RAW output that matters - and there are many smartphones that limit it to the main lens and just one shooting mode (non-computational). As a digital photography website, DPR should bring us all the info on this.

With Xperia 1 (Mk I), RAW is only available on main sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 14:52 UTC
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m_black: But does it make phone calls? I think it's time we stop calling these smart phones. The camera side of things is pushed more than anything else. It's more computer/camera than a phone. That's the order of how most people use it anyway; web browsing,, photo taking, emailing, texting, video watching, game/music playing, and somewhere low down on the list of how people use it is actually making phone calls with it. It's more pocket PC with a camera that just happens to make phone calls.

Want to resurrect the PDA word?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 14:50 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Unfortunate, but reassuring to know not every camera is above average.

Stern should hand over the reviewing job to the staff at DPR, who will find redeeming qualities, despite minor reservations and give it a bronze award.

If every camera was above average, it wouldn't be an average...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 21:54 UTC

I thinking about buying a couple of AD200 but this one could serve as both on-camera and on-stand flash...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 22:05 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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The Fat Fish: $4,595 for an enormous 35mm F/2? Why so expensive?

Because no one else around you will have the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 20:53 UTC
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mosc: Sigma 35 f1.4 at f2 is really going to be less sharp?

Sharpness isn't everything...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 20:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 pre-production sample gallery (35 comments in total)
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WT21: "Given that it uses the same sensor and processor as the X-T30, it's no surprise that the Fujifilm X-T30..."

- I would hope so!

Sounds logical :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 14:42 UTC
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Wes: I for one will be VERY happy to see the ridiculous rate at which new cameras come out slow down significantly. It was never sustainable to begin with and is purely greed driven.

Professional quality (DSLR or mirrorless) cameras are not commodities that consumers need to upgrade every year. Our culture is so brainwashed to buy the "new thing," when the thing we already have works well and doesn't need to be replaced.

I groan every time I hear a comment or review saying that some piece of gear that has only been out a year or two is "dated" or "obsolete" and that the new thing is a "game changer"

Puke!

New high-end cameras used to come out every 5-8 years... which was considered pretty frequent. Now its every 12-18 months. The smartphone model is working its way into more and more products and we are all spending far too much money on this stuff.

Professional photography always had 4-years steps in development (even before digital), because it was (and still is) driven by the Olympic games, which is the best testing bench ever for high-end cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 13:39 UTC
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LDunn1: In a shrinking market, one approach might be to try & increase market share in order to keep ones own volumes up. And you are only going to increase your market share if you offer products that consumers want over the alternatives and that means either technically superior or cheaper, or ideally both!

For example, not offering a FF mirrorless until very recently has gifted a significant slice of the FF market to Sony over the past 5 years, a number of those now Sony owners where once Canon customers who would have used 6d & 5d cameras, because Canon didn’t offer a competitive FF mirrorless option, those customers & market share have gone elsewhere.

So at least in the FF sector (where margins are probably higher) Canon is not only suffering from a shrinking market overall, but also a reducing market share as they lose customers to competitors, through their own in actions.

Not all the manufacturers will survive, that's pretty sure. Pentax is the most in danger today. Panasonic and Sony might quit photography anytime and focus on video but I doubt it will happen in the next couple of years. Canikon have their strong professional customer base that draws cash and is reluctant to switch. Fuji seems to be well settled in its niche, and Olympus will always have its medical division funding the photography division...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:18 UTC
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pdelux: expect the price of camera to sky rocket.

Actually it already has...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:11 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony a9 with beta firmware 5.0 (466 comments in total)

I know the update is not about that, but I have downwloaded some high-contrast RAWs to cook them a bit and I found the behave pretty well for a camera with a "limited dynamic range" (sic)....

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2019 at 13:19 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

Sounds like a good start (didn't Sony start the FE range with similar lenses?).
But... Where are the macro lenses?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 21:07 UTC as 16th comment
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IdM photography: A rule can be made: People renting camera gear do not know a lot about cameras...

If you mean "...are not camera nerds", then you are probably right.
Or "don't know about the newest cameras on the market", that could be true too.

They just want a camera that does the job, and they sure know about the camera they need for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 13:42 UTC

What about ACDsee and Silkypix? They are marketed and distributed in Europe by net SE...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 10:14 UTC as 3rd comment

This thing looks great!
Does anybody know if there is a similar device working with PhotoLab?
I sometimes use C1 but not enough to justify the expense for a console. That said if DXO goes out of business and I have to totally switch to C1, it's something I would consider...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 09:56 UTC as 17th comment
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1060 comments in total)
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MarioV: Despite a phone's fast aperture, the small sensors ensure that low light and night photos are still not good enough. Put a 1" sensor back into phones, and with computational photography, you will always have a very nice wide-angle camera with you.

It's so sad Panasonic never did it!

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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