Chris DC

Joined on Mar 20, 2017


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Mk82: "As expected, the Canon EOS R3 is chock-full of some of the latest and greatest camera technology that we've ever seen. Much of this is due to an all-new, super-fast sensor, redesigned processor and a machine learning-trained autofocus system that readily detects humans, animals and race cars."

So when Olympus was first to bring all such features, it was nothing.
When Canon brings such features then it is "we've ever seen".....

Olympus was first to bring a super fast 1/115 speed electronic sensor readout capability (confirmed by using oscilloscope) with 60 FPS raw+JPEG simultanous recording with 5 seconds buffer (highly depending SD card speed) and redesigned 16-core (2x of 2x4 core CPU) processor with first ever passive heat pipe liquid cooled design. With first ever deep/machine learned subject detection (cars, bikes, airplanes and trains and birds). And many many other features....

It is sad that this kind biases is always presented when new toy needs to be hyped up...

I concur that Olympus rarely got the credit they deserved for innovations. If copying something is truly the greatest form of flattery, then Olympus has been flattered heavily by the R3. The body design and layout and many of its features mimic the Olympus EM1x. I bet the R3 will be a great seller and loved by its owners. I really like my EM1x and wish Canon well.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 13:36 UTC

I would love to see the magsafe plug come back. I have been struggling to work out all the connection headaches I encounter when using different generation peripherals with third-party adapters that don't always work as advertised.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 21:06 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (942 comments in total)
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Steppenw0lf: The Panasonic and the Leica highres algorithms are very close. But if you go into details you will see that the Leica implementation on the SL2 is even a tiny bit better. Or maybe it is because of the Apo Summicrons (that can be used on Lumix as well).
So in my eyes the Leica algorithm is the one to be beaten. (Closely followed by the one from Pana).
Yes, Pana was first (Licensed to Leica) and has probably invented it. But Leica seem to have made small but noticeable modifications. (Tiny improvements compared to S1R).

Compared to that the Sony implementation is really poor and needs additional work and time on a computer. Very user-unfriendly, typically Sony for me, sorry. ;-)

I agree that unless and until these high res modes are more convenient they will little be used. Clearly, in the future all cameras will adopt these computationally intensive methods and we will all benefit.

On my Olympus EM1x, I appreciate the "in-camera" processing and the ability to do this hand-held (albeit at slightly lower resolution). In the Oly, the key is more processing power and that comes at a price. Taking a high res shot with the Oly leads to a several second processing stall period before the result is delivered. There's a lot going on behind the scenes.

Interestingly, I have done a few experiments comparing the in-camera processed image to those I do on the computer later. The in-camera versions are just as good.

Indeed, for the in-camera focus stacking mode I have begun simply deleting all the individual focus shots and only saving the finished result.

The take away is that as these features deploy across more brands and models we will all benefit.


Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2021 at 17:11 UTC
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photo_rb: Good solution for anyone who doesn't mind a small lateral shift in the camera position.

Unlike an L-Plate, this hinge design throws the center of mass of the camera-lens combo off to the side of the tripod as well as changing the center line of the lens and image.

Not a bad device but doesn't seem to be much of an improvement over just tilting the ball head 90 degrees.


Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 19:16 UTC
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