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On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (593 comments in total)

I have tested rx100 V yesterday, I own mark II so far. The af and shutter response are both incredible. Only one missing thing, exposure metering, this is utterly slow and fails often. mirrorless needs heuristic algorithm here, If I am in same environment the exposure is quite close to previous photo - there is the place to start testing of right exp level. Or just add one single pixel photodiode to measure it quicker. For me the problem could be fixed with software upgrade, SONY pls listen, I send copy to you also. Sometimes we turn lens towards dark clothing or floor and when we rise camera towards subject it overexposes the photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:24 UTC as 15th comment

This is how money talks, very sad.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 38th comment
On article Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview (256 comments in total)
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tiberiousgracchus: Great quality visually and the sound is good perhaps a little muffled. The vocals cant be heard well at all. For a phone its very good imo

No vocals because the mic and camera was near drums to show it would not clip. It is quite hard to detect vocals in such conditions even with naked ear. Marvelous result from small pocket camera and hopefully photo is even better.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
On article Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD (222 comments in total)
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Matt: Wouldn't those cinematographers for high resolution broadcast TV and cinema production use VIDEOCAMERAS rather than using a klutzy DLSR?

World is evolving, there is not too many 4K video cams in the market, it is possible that most of the 4K footage is distributed via internet and other new media - so the broadcaster are new as well not willing to focus on one media only.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review (374 comments in total)
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B64: Still don't know how they get 48 megapixels... The sensor has 4,704 x 3,136 = 1,475,744 * 3 = 44,255,232 pixels. I just can't figure out where the other 10% comes from.

You have to understand that Bayer 5d mark II is only 5.5 megapixels in some situations when only blue sensors are in operation, ind sd1 you have15 megapixels of blue. Imagine blue object on red and its borders. I have seen problems also in hair when magenta bacgeound is used, 5d IInhair give color artifacts in studio light in some bacgrounds.

sd1 and fuji x1pro are both rethinking our sensor world, canikon is just incrementally developing very old idea of sensor which is coming from very limited resources and tech available at the beginning of digital era. Bayer sensor is not ideal and will eventually will be replaced with better sensors not demanding AA and color interpolation.

From color resolution point of viiew d800 seems to be similar to sd1.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 18:06 UTC

Yes. yes VC is not so important in still imaging but for video, canon 24-70 is good on tripod only. Tamron will have huge success among video/still graphers. canon prime 28 IS for videographing and street photography taken in mind. Hope the critics will be substituted here with more broad understanding of lens applications.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 06:22 UTC as 20th comment
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Jack A. Zucker: price is too close to canon. The IS feature won't be enough to cut into canon's sales IMO. At this focal length, IS is not as important. It needs to be $1k to tempt folks from canon's offering IMO unless canon discontinues the 24-70 2.8 MK I

Handheld video without IS ? Canon also launched 24 is 28 is primes. The lens is definitely enough good for full HD resolution.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 06:41 UTC
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gogo2: D800 already outdated based on pixel count. Nokia 808 already trounced D800 with 40mp sensor. I think DPReview should review Nokia 808 alongside D800 and see which one takes the cake.

Yes it will indeed allow 38 Mpixel jpegs in creative mode, there is wrong information in forums. The lens is plastic but 10 times more accurate than DSLR lenses. Sensor is designed in house so no comparisions available today from other vendors.

You can also use full megapixel resource for crop or for better low light and you get 5 Mpixel images then of course. This phone will open new possibilities for creative people.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:13 UTC

Some comments on computer resources mentioned here critically towards D800, opened LR4 NEF-s with my small sandybridge i5/Lion laptop with only 4 GB of RAM, increased shadows, corrected keystone, sharpened, removed CA, applied lens profile. Have not seen any serious problems with the performance. I think in i5/i7 desktop there no problems of any kind. LR4 and CS6 use GPU extensively and provide much better performance than LR3 CS5 on this.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:03 UTC as 78th comment
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)

Local adjustments are now ok - like that.

Detected new marvelous feature, when I want to copy a book it takes (50 pages) 5 minutes to shoot RAW-s from it, then little tone curve adjustment and export pdf directly from book module and then straight away to iPad. This workflow is fast to save some old paper books and saves time and is green.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 09:48 UTC as 123rd comment
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Joe Ogiba: I love how people are saying this phone is not as good as a FF pro camera. It will be interesting if Apple who has $100 billion in cash burning a hole in it's pocket decides to purchase Nokia just to get this technology for it's next iPhone. BTW Nokia's market cap is $20 billion vs Apple who has a market cap of $500 billion.

It does have white balance control, even ND filter built in. Creative mode allows full res images to capture. Best phone to support visual professional, like marketing, artists, photographers .. And exposure bracketing is there, Nikon V1 lacks that. Unfortunately no ext mic input but you do not carry your your radio mic or zoom in pocket anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 19:26 UTC

Very nice phone for photographer, bokeh is not bad either, I have Nikon V1 for this purpose just now, phone is not so responsive and fast but in most cases it is ok I hope, at least dedicated button to activate camera !! Hopefully this announces also new compact cameras generation, there is not too much left for entry level DSLR-s in the market between mirrorless and super compacts (super phones).

Color resolution is quite high, over 10 Mpixel red photosites, red and blue details must, wanna see red stripes on blue

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 08:28 UTC as 82nd comment

Dynamic range should be between 13 to 14 stops because the pixel tech is similar to d7000.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 20:56 UTC as 4th comment
On article Interview: Tetsuya Yamamoto of Nikon (194 comments in total)

V1 annoying things: EVF does not show live view after images has been captured in single shot mode. This is frustrating and makes camera useless sometimes to catch moments. It is normal to show last image at LCD but EVF should act differently.

No bracketing of any kind, this is sad, it has 60fps could be nice to capture some handheld HDR-s.

2.8 fixed aperture zoom would be very welcome. 8-30 2.8 would be superb.

flash integration is ridiculous. You create a nice camera with toy flash and no connections to external systems. No even possibility to sync wirelessly. Otherwise V1 could allow to create an easy carry kit for internet products, low quality Internet real estate whatever.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 22:42 UTC as 11th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)

I just looked into system with decent compact camera with better continuous AF and V1 was only the camera in the market with external microphone input. The system optical quality is enough for HD video and web/computer (90% images are viewed from computer screen) reproduction. Decent fixed aperture zoom would be nice option for it as well as stabilized pancakes. 10 mm is useless for video without VR. It is also nice to document other shootings with this camera. What I would like to see is exposure bracketing in 60 FPS mode as well as auto iso FAST/SLOW mode.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 05:48 UTC as 97th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (409 comments in total)

Marvelous job Canon !!! Really best thing to carry always with if DSLR is too heavy. Enough for emergency backup as well in most cases. Fuji X-pro1 resolves more pixels but this one is easy to carry without any lenses or add-on gadgets. High ISO is impressive. Only the thing I am little bit afraid of is AF performance, same thing with Fuji but Nikon 1 does well here - unfortunately Nikon1 has only one nice feature for photography - AF. Resolution, lenses all looks very weak except for video 1080 pixels.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 21:19 UTC as 108th comment
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Marty4650: $1700? Body only?

They have to be kidding.

If the object was to make the Sony NEX7 look like a bargain, then Fuji has succeeded.

Ok lets wait IQ tests, if those are similar to 5DII the price is reasonable, if not then you are right. No moire, no AA filter either, lets see. Of course it must have fast AF for this price if they do not want to be marginal company like Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 13:57 UTC
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Sebit: Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that apart from spec sheet there is no single mentioning of AF system in above press release. Someone was even asking in the comments if the darn thing has an AF. I'm afraid this may be a bad sign, we should read some marketing praise of an AF system in a press release, don't you think? Of course we have to wait and see, but this is like Fuji saying "AF? Yeah, it's kind of there". My worries are based on x100 AF performance...

Thre is theoretical possibility that they have done R&D in modern contrast detect algorithms, there is possibility to get same or even better speed than in conventional DSLR phase detect AF. Have you seen once you eyes are hunting with focus ? Similar tricks can be used, it is possible to predict focus point from image with enough CPU power.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
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cxsparc: I know why they chose 17.7 mm.

The answer is.......
.... so that the Nex users can't use those primes.

A Nex 5N is the obvious alternative to this camera and probably equal in therms of IQ. The 7 might even be better in resolution in good light. Both are cheaper.

Now if you could mount those lenses on the Nex, who would buy the Fuji body?

Yes Fuji lenses are better, NEX system is so far 90% consumer oriented. Tested A77 with kit lens, not very responsive system actually and ISO 800 images are not good. ISO 100 is noisy like in all Sony sensors. If Fuji can offer same quality as 5DII in low isos, it would be step ahead from Sony-s.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 13:46 UTC
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rgolub: How does this handle RAW files? DNG?

This looks *awfully* basic. Crop / rotate / a few adjustments. No layers. So as someone who has 'thousands' of files carefully backup up on various hard drives I don't see the attraction. It's not as if I just suddenly get the hankering to edit a 5 year old picture while sitting in the cafe with my iPhone.

I might be interested in a service that cataloged those thousands of pics so I could show them to someone in the cafe, but my Flikr feed does pretty much that for my developed files.

So, for 'advanced users' there isn't much. For 'mainstream' users, well, good luck with that.

Admit the current system is good for nothing.

Photography is really primitive and basic for most of non pros, this is what they need most. But thing are evolving there as well, imagine you shoot wedding, your camera is connected to high speed wi-fi network, you grab your iPadX (model 10 pobably) you do some fast edits with Lightroom X and publish photos quickly. Photos are still in the camera's CF card. 1DX has already 1 Gb/s ethernet, there are wi-fi devices soon at this speed as well. Guests can view photos on their smartphones or tablest etc. Or you are shooting real estate, do not need anything very special, you leave from site and go to sleep at home because you have done editing on site. This is all real with RAW photos soon.

You have self service printer on table during wedding where guests can print photos, the list is autmatically updated from your published edits. Connection is wireless of course, may be using 5G mobile or new generation 1 Gb/s wi-fi.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 21:52 UTC
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