Keith Golon

Joined on Jul 17, 2012


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naththo: Sad to say Smartphone dynamic range is never come close to DSLR thats the problem. And detail of smartphone is never come close to of DSLR quality either. The sensor is very small in size so detail is pretty much limited so is dynamic range.

True. But smartphones killed the compact pocket camera. And they've convinced many casual DSLR shooters to put the bulky monster to rest - saving it for special occasions.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 03:54 UTC

People I've talked with cite the complexity of a DSLR (and even point'n'shoot compacts) as a major reason why they don't bother with those classes of camera any more. There's too much fumbling and too many options on these things to appeal to the broad consumer.

Unless they are pushed, they'll steadfastly stick with their mobile. And even then the transition to DSLR or Compact is going to be difficult for them.

However true (or not) it is, mobile users say their phone camera "just works better".

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

For everyone complaining about low resolution and bandwidth..

Strap your iphone to the camera mast and see how long it functions. I don't doubt it will take a few pictures right away, but what about next week? Understand that space qualified cameras are just a little bit better engineered than the consumer garbage you keep in your pocket. Understand that NASA doesn't flood a data connection with trash pop-ups and useless java ads. They don't stream google-ads either. So they can do a lot more with 250MB daily than you can.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

If you're going to add this many Megapixels ShmegmaPixels into a camera, you need to make a bigger sensor. Soon enough they'll be extolling the benefits of photosites smaller than atoms which are useless. But to you it will sound fantastic!

Kill the incessant increase in megapixels. I have enough already!

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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cgarrard: More consumer crud that just taps all resources. I wish there were more brave manufacturers out there who weren't afraid to do what they think is right vs. what they think the average consumer wants.


Absolutely correct! This is also experienced (in disguise) when you go to compare specs and read reviews. You start bouncing all over the place before coming to a decision.

If a product was truly great with only the necessary features this situation would never arise.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:35 UTC
On article Zebras on the MacBook Pro - how the picture was taken (69 comments in total)
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ryansholl: Of all the news to place on the homepage of Digital Photography Review, what is chosen is about a photo taken on film.

Well.. nearly everything today is cropped'n'shopped, especially advertisements and fashion magazines. So why not a little fake film grain thrown in for good measure?

Now, I find this to not be aesthetically pleasing photo. The lower left corner shows a lot of turbulent & violent motion happening in a hurry. They could have done better.

I'm sure I've seen the ad and photo before, but it is un-memorable and I'm only commenting because I'm testing out a new keyboard! G'night!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 06:23 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: What is currently the best pocketable superzoom camera (at least 10x zoom) in terms of IQ and features? The "top of the line" cameras I know about are:

Canon SX260
Sony HX30V
Fuji F770
Panasonic ZS20
Olympus SZ12
And of course this Nikon which doesn't seem to be very popular with DPR.

It's not popular with me either. I tested it out and took some test shots. Some of them were just a mess, to many things to mention are wrong. I'll leave it to the reviewers to discuss that. If they aren't afraid of getting "blacklisted" by the camera mfg's!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 20:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)
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magneto shot: seriously 1/2.3 sensor? sure someone brought up pentax that really sellable at all? come on, guys, lets not fool with physics. The days of 1/2.3 sensor compacts being anything serious are gone.
even camera phone (808 pureview nokia) have much bigger sensor.

If we're sticking these high-density sensors on small cameras in this day and age. We (the camera companies) better damn well know how to process and extract an image from all that noise!

It would seem to me that consumer electronics & industrial companies such as Panasonic and Sony are better at signal processing than the big optics guys like Canon and Nikon. It's just a very large general observation and maybe wrong. But it seems that the likes of Nokia and Fujifilm are doing good things with image interpolation and all sorts of processing goodness. And it shows.

I'm still undecided if I like Nokia's PureView tech or not. It seems perfect for small cameras and mobile photography. I wonder how well the techniques they use can be applied to a full size DSLR?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 20:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review (56 comments in total)

Yes, I would tend to agree here. 1/2" should be the smallest size sensor in a camera today. I don't really care about how many MegaPixels I get. I am more interested in the quality of those little dots. And, furthermore, how well those dots are processed into a final image.

I personally believe that camera mfgs (for small P&S) should spend available budget funds more on sensor R&D and build quality.

There is too much money spent on developing shmancy fancy software tricks and gadgetry. Let's divert money from those useless features toward bigger sensors and thus better image quality. That's what taking pictures is all about, isn't it? We're not here to play with menus and graphics. We're here to take a picture!

I don't buy the nonsense argument that bigger sensors cost more. That's a load of BS based on incessant cost cutting. Big sensors are like anything else. Produce enough of them and the price drops to near nothing. Business wins and consumers win!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 20:04 UTC as 5th comment
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