ChuckTa

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I like to point out not all the lens on smartphone is slow, as they come in range from around f1.6~2.4. And all of them use prime lens, not zoom. Those lens modules are produced in the millions and there is economy of scale to maximize quality relative to the cost. The fact is most of the research money in the camera business now goes into those phone camera modules.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 01:18 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies

I thought Samsung s20 ultra huge sensor can not be beat anytime soon, and Huawei P40 Pro+ step up to the game. I see 1 inch sensor coming to a smartphone near you.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 12:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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xeppelin: why are the camera makers so far behind? absolutely pathetic.
imagine all that hatdware/AI/software in Canon/Nikon/Sony cameras with APS-C and Ff sensors and real lenses in front.

Because the sales of smartphones are in the tens of million whereas camera company sales are in the tens of thousand, or less.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 04:42 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2019 - Allison's choice: iPhone 11 (124 comments in total)
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jjz2: The best thing about the phone is it’s very good low light performance at night and inside restaurants and bars. You need a 1.4 lens on a proper camera to best it without heavy editing. Not sure what trickery it’s doing but it was better than my fuji xe 2 lens with a 2.8 prime.

And Huawei Mate 30 Pro main camera f/1.6 1/1.7" , ultrawide f/1.8 1/54" sensor. There are also Samsung/Sony 108mp 1/1.33" sensor which is already used in Xiaomi Note 10.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 10:06 UTC
On article iPhone 11 sample gallery (359 comments in total)
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Henrikw: Can anyone please confirm if the sensor on the main camera is bigger than on the P30 Pro and also what battery size is in the Iphone11? The P30 Pro has a 4200mAh, Apple were secretive about their battery specs for some reason.

I don't think you buy an Iphone for its camera hardware.
Iphone 11 max pro:
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide) (likely also 1/3.4")
Huawei P30 Pro:
40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7", PDAF, OIS
Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), 1/4", PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7", PDAF

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 11:00 UTC

Once again Huawei push the boundary of the camera front with its huge sensor ultra-wide camera. And IMO the increased competitiveness from Huawei can only benefit all of consumers as it will force other phone makers to catch up. We'll have to wait to see if the trademark "Cine lens" has any real benefit to video or still images.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 02:38 UTC as 12th comment

Mike is all out again politicize this forum whenever the word Huawei appear. And I can almost smell the odor of sour grapes in his mouth. "Why can't Iphone use a 1/.5" sensor like Huawei on its ultra wide instead of that tiny fixed focus on Iphone 11" "Why can the tele be a little bit longer" "Why can ..."
Wait, maybe if I do a smearing campaign instead of talking about and comparing camera tech, it will make me feel better.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 02:29 UTC as 13th comment
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Stanchung: I wonder whats the thickness comparison with the competition since it has the biggest sensor.

Correction. The Pro version ultra-wide 18mm f1.8 uses a 1/1.54" RGGB sensor in 3:2 format.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 08:22 UTC
On article Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery (DPReview TV) (108 comments in total)
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IonPortraits: I wouldn't mind shooting a Vogue or a NGeographic editorial with it (if I was given the chance 🙂) but this phone desperately needs a rear wide angle and a medium telephoto lens.
Given the fact the main lens almost doubles as a 2x, I'd go as far as asking for a 3x rear telephoto lens.
One question. Where is this wonderful scenery located? It isn't Canada, is it?

Chris and Jordan is based in Calgary, Alberta. So my guess where they'll go somewhere close for fishing a trout.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 15:20 UTC
On article Google Pixel 3 XL sample gallery (DPReview TV) (108 comments in total)
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IonPortraits: I wouldn't mind shooting a Vogue or a NGeographic editorial with it (if I was given the chance 🙂) but this phone desperately needs a rear wide angle and a medium telephoto lens.
Given the fact the main lens almost doubles as a 2x, I'd go as far as asking for a 3x rear telephoto lens.
One question. Where is this wonderful scenery located? It isn't Canada, is it?

Likely inside the Banff National Park (the Great Canadian Rockies). I have been there, beautiful place.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2019 at 15:10 UTC
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ericok: Maybe we're installing spyware into the stuff being sold to Huawei. Fair is fair.

Amazing Bloomberg still never apologize for that fake news. Microsoft, Amazon, etc has came out and explicitly state that no such security threat found in their server boards. And if you know anything about electronics, anything with computing power will have lots of pins for clock, power, I/O. That tiny thing on top of that finger with 3 solder points is just a passive part.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2019 at 13:14 UTC

For those who want another view, away from the biased main stream media, of the story behind the bill
Nury Vittachi is a journalist based in Hong Kong.
https://www.facebook.com/nury.vittachi/posts/10157393646931214

And the accounts of the riot on that night
https://www.facebook.com/nury.vittachi/posts/10157386029981214

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 14:50 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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ChuckTa: I wonder if USA will accept the exact same extradition treaty with HK? Cause if they do, HK will be a safe heaven for the those like Julian Assange or Edward Snowden due to non-extradition clause for political reason.

Maybe, but at least when the bill is passed. This is a confirmation that Snowden can go back to HK to live instead of Russia. And probably even more corrupted officials, shady criminals can live peacefully in HK. Which, for those criminals, make HK actually safer than Spain where they just expedited hundreds of Taiwanese and Chinese back to China. Imagine that. But since the bill is now suspended, everyone is happy: those who are against the bill, and loads of shady criminals living in HK now and more to come in the future without worries of extradition back to China.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:15 UTC

I wonder if USA will accept the exact same extradition treaty with HK? Cause if they do, HK will be a safe heaven for the those like Julian Assange or Edward Snowden due to non-extradition clause for political reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 02:30 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On article Best smartphone cameras of 2019 (254 comments in total)

Pixel the best all around? Really? It's like saying the Ricoh GR is the best all around camera than the Panasonic LX100 with a bigger sensor and longer zoom.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2019 at 03:57 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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Mike FL: 30 years later today, China is more less a richer version of North Korea.

You speak as if the Chinese lives in desperation when its anything but. Compare to 30 years ago where mass majority of the Chinese lived in poverty having less the $2 usd per day. Now less than 15% of the population lived under that poverty line. As Graham Allison has put it: its nothing short of a miracle in human history to lift so many people out of poverty in so short of time. The Chinese leadership needs massive improvement in many ways, but to ignore that accomplishment is simply just ignorant and naive.
And at the other end of the illusion, America houses 25% of the world's prisoner in their prison. Opioid crisis, constant school shooting and gun deaths, heathcare crisis, massive student debt, constantly at war... etc
perhaps u should turn your attention to solve your own problem than point your fingers to others.
Christ Hedges Pulitzer Prize journalist - America Farewell tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeE5WnTUsF8&feature=youtu.be

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 05:23 UTC
On article One month with the Huawei P30 Pro (505 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Well, Huawei can have WiFi, Bluetooth and SD for 90 more days:

" The WiFi, Bluetooth and SD alliances just let Huawei back in"

https://www.slashgear.com/the-wifi-bluetooth-and-sd-alliances-just-let-huawei-back-in-29578432/

After 90 days, Huawei's phone will be very much skeletons with:

- No CPU
- No Android
- No WiFi, Bluetooth and SD allowed
- No No No...

Goes around, turns around.

Ok. we will back after 90 days to see how skeletons' phone work.

Amazing you post so much but knows so little. At least get the facts straight. CPU design by Huawei with already paid Arm license with SOC produced by TSMC (which they have confirmed to continue production for Huawei). The next generation is uncertain but Huawei is working on it. To buy time, the new Kirin 985 might be use for couple of generations.
2. There are already millions of smartphone running without any google apps in China. Android is open source, US can not ban it. And Huawei will have a new Ark OS coming that can run existing android apps.
3. Wifi, Bluetooth, SD are international standards and can not be ban (Huawei and other Chinese company has contributed to the standards). The worse is Huawei continues to use it in its phone but banned by the USA. Duh, isn't it already doing so?

We are force to side with China since most of the stuff IS make in China.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2019/06/01/dialog-semiconductor-boss-says-europe-has-no-choice-side-china/

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 03:22 UTC
On article One month with the Huawei P30 Pro (505 comments in total)

The Ark OS will be compatible with exist android apps and run faster as apk due to the compiler.
"The Huawei Ark Compiler will be fully open sourced around November 2019, and invited the entire industry to work together to improve and enhance the Android performance experience."

https://www.huaweicentral.com/ark-compiler-huaweis-self-developed-android-application-compiler-explained/

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 03:03 UTC as 21st comment
On article One month with the Huawei P30 Pro (505 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I think huawei just released P30 Pro is a good buy as it lost 90% of the value:

"Huawei Price Shock: Value Of Flagship $1150 P30 Pro Comes Crashing Down To $130"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/05/26/huawei-price-shock-value-of-flagship-1150-p30-pro-comes-crashing-down-to-130/#715c4f9d15a9

Not too bad for a just release a Flagship.

Either that journalist is lazy or has an agenda. And I think both. A quick search on that 2nd link with "Huawei" reveals no P30 for sale but some P20 Pro which is still going for above £300~499. I was actually hoping for that low price, but alas, in my local 2nd site the few P30 pro available is still asking for above 650~750USD.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 02:56 UTC
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vincent0923: Imagine if China does that." Look ! Dictstorship legalised!"

re @vincent. LOL. That's a good one.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 07:46 UTC
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