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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

If your aim was to show readers errors in my post, then you have failed . It's highly unlikely that a smaller sensor could score higher than a larger sensor, given we are already at theoretical limit for bayer's sensor. The scores are not just "higher" but ridiculously higher than larger FF sensors.

Yes, there are movies and dramas that are shot on Red cameras, but Alexa has completely dominated that market (Hollywood and Episodic dramas) for past several years. Is Red a successful company? We don't know that as it's a private company owned by a billionaire. Did he make any money? We don't know that, but I doubt it. The market is tiny and is dominated Arri. There is also Sony with F55 and F65, and Canon and Panasonic. Sony and Canon (C300 and FS7) compete at lower end market too. If you go even lower then there is Panasonic GH series. Pretty tough market with a lot of competition.

Red's raws are indeed cooked, so these Dxo scores are pretty meaningless

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

If all raws are cooked, then you cannot claim these dxomark scores have any meaning, as Dxomark simply looks at noise (not images) . Anyone who is applying more NR will score higher, even if the actual images are worse with soft smeared images.

So let's stick with common sense, and agree with science, physics, and say it's highly unlikely that a smaller sensor could score higher than a larger sensor (not just score higher but score higher with such huge margin). If you believe something like that, then I feel sorry for you. I bet you also believe humans never landed on the moon and earth is flat?

As for Alexa, look up stats on shootwithwhat website. Almost all of Hollywood has been using that camera (90% of movies), despite "high" score of Dragon on dxomark 2 years ago? I guess professionals aren't impressed by made up numbers and actually look at images.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
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ET2: Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

APS-H is smaller than FF, so I was correct. It's a well known fact that Red's raw are cooked. That was the same case with previous Dragon that scored high on Dxomark, but Alexa always beat Dragon for DR in actual test. Talk to people who used both cameras. Alexa remained favorite camera in Hollywood and that's not going to change.

I stand by what I said, and DPReview should apply common sense before posting things uncritically. These raws are cooked. A smaller sensor cannot score higher than best larger sensors, when we know for a fact these sensors are getting close to theoretical limit for a bayer sensors. You cannot change laws of physics.

Where is your common sense, DPR?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:59 UTC

Red's raw are cooked. It's highly unlikely that smaller sensor camcorder could score higher than FF still camera sensors. DPReviewers should apply some common sense before posting things like this uncritically

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 07:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 11 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)
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osv: what is with the fixation on the touchscreen? dpr ran a touchscreen poll a few months ago, the majority of the respondents did not want a touchscreen.

"I quite enjoyed using the flip-out screen at the skatepark we visited to get super low angles and the touchscreen allowed me to easily choose my point of focus." that was a classic manual focus shooting situation, the skater was making multiple passes, so you knew where he'd be ahead of time; pre-focus the camera, using magnification in the evf, no need for a touchscreen.

"engaging tap-to-track in video mode is far from intuitive and the exclusion of lock-on AF area modes in video is inexcusable at this point." dan, when was the last time that you saw autofocus hunting in a major hollywood production? video pros don't use af; sony knows that, they gave us the parfocal 28-135 lens for just that reason.

A6500 has IBIS, A6300 does not. That's far more important difference than touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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AshMills: Looks like a great package. Quite expensive compared to Blackmagic Ursa Mini though.

Both CFast and XQD are incompatible with CompactFlash. XQD isn't Sony's propriety. It's used by some Nikon cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: Still uses Sony's ridiculous proprietary storage.

Sony: proudly undermining and rejecting industry standards for decades.

XQD isn't Sony's propriety. The format was anounced by SanDisk, Sony and Nikon in 2010

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 07:00 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (335 comments in total)
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NativePhotog: I'm puzzled that the K-30, which was released in 2012, has better performance, metering/focus accuracy and low light performance than the K-70. Is there a specific reason?

Ratings are not comparable in reviews that are 4 years apart. You compare ratings to k70's direct compeition in 2016

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
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ml6: Still no mentioning of the tremendous GPS logging capability via a smartphone? See here: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6500/

Yes, the reviewer missed that part. That's a big difference.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: So it can drain the battery in 30 seconds? Impressive!

Yes, you can easily take thousands of images in burst mode even on p&s cameras with tiny batteries. A6300 can do thousands, so A6500 would at least do the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Does this have electronic shutter?

A6300 did, so this should be the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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Androole: $1000? So the same price as the RX100 IV, then. Interesting. They usually slot new models in above the old ones in price. Looks like the IV will be getting a nice price cut, then.

That twitter you posted is A6500, not RX100 V

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: To quote: "The tonality and color of the images are something else"

This is what you see when you go from APS-c to FF: different tonality and colors.
So, I wonder how the 50MP X1D and the new Fuji will be compared to this. That's the reason you'd like to upgrade. The X1D images I have seen looked very promising in this respect.

Teila Day, we are talking about the same sensor technology. Just pure physics. FF is 2.4 times larger than APSC, but the cropped MF is only 1.7 times larger than FF. So given it's same sensor technology, the jump from APSC to FF is bigger than the jump from FF to cropped MF like 645Z and Fuji.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: To quote: "The tonality and color of the images are something else"

This is what you see when you go from APS-c to FF: different tonality and colors.
So, I wonder how the 50MP X1D and the new Fuji will be compared to this. That's the reason you'd like to upgrade. The X1D images I have seen looked very promising in this respect.

cameron2, 645Z (like Fuji) has a cropped MF sensor. It's only 17x times larger than FF. FF is 2.4x times larger than APSC, so you will see a bigger jump in image quality by going from APSC to FF than going from FF to the cropped MF (Fuji/645Z)

XF sensor is of course larger than Fuji/645Z

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: To quote: "The tonality and color of the images are something else"

This is what you see when you go from APS-c to FF: different tonality and colors.
So, I wonder how the 50MP X1D and the new Fuji will be compared to this. That's the reason you'd like to upgrade. The X1D images I have seen looked very promising in this respect.

FF sensor has 2.4 times the surface area of APSC. Fuji and Pentax MF are larger than FF by a factor of 1.7. So you will see a smaller jump in image quality going from FF to MF, compared to going from APSC to FF, which is a bigger jump up in sensor size (and image quality).

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 19:25 UTC

Barnaby Britton: "Panasonic GH5 raises the video bar even further with the ability to capture 6K footage."

6K isn't video mode on GH5. 6K is still images

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Chris Williams already wants A7R II replacement (before even A7 II replacement) when that camera is barely an year old?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:37 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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eazizisaid: Admirable !

Bravo to Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Leica & Hasselblad ! The clear leaders of tomorrow camera market !!

IdM photography, yes there is a reason why A99 has mirror, and the reason is that old DSLR lenses are not optimized for CDAF. The new mirrorless lenses perform fine on their native mount as these lenses were designed to AF fast without mirror.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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eazizisaid: Admirable !

Bravo to Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Leica & Hasselblad ! The clear leaders of tomorrow camera market !!

Mirrorless cameras focus far more accurately if you don't care about continuous AF, as they focus via main sensor which means they don't suffer from back and front focus issues like DSLRs

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
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eazizisaid: Admirable !

Bravo to Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Leica & Hasselblad ! The clear leaders of tomorrow camera market !!

Most mirrorless cameras released in 2016 have better AF tracking than Pentx cameras. Read K1 review

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
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