fberns

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fberns: Wow, that sounds great for a mid class phone. I just hope it supports RAW format...?

thanks for answering, Lars!
For me personally the option to shoot RAW in difficult conditions is very nice to have.
So on my list of affordable smartphones with great ameras the Nexus 5X remains on top.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:40 UTC

Wow, that sounds great for a mid class phone. I just hope it supports RAW format...?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

"... is smaller than most used by current smartphones".
As far as I know, 1/2.3" (and bigger) is just used by a few smarphones and most current smartphones have sensors smaller than 1/2.6"!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 28th comment
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)
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fberns: I've read this ("same image quiality") a few times here lately, but NO, Mirorless cameras don't have the exact same image quality as DSLRs.
I'm sure you are aware that the sensor that is always on, is warmer than a DSLR sensor and that adds noise - I didn't see any measurements yet, so I'm not sure how relevant that is. BUT - I could always confirm the theory by comparing equal (or near equal) sensors in your lab test image. DSLRs with the same sensor are noticeably less noisy in every comparison I did yet.
It's only with imroved sensors that aren't available for DSLRs that they can keep up with DSLRs (Samsung NX1 against the likes of Pentax K-3 or Nikon 7200 / or Sony A7R II against Nikon D810)

Ok - in the meantime I remembered on one hand Panasonic and Olympus, which always appeared to be very good even with the smaller sensors.
ANd yes, of course, Fuji always impressed me too, but the X-Trans sensors are hardly directly compareable in the DP test images because their Lightroom's RAW render results are somewhat softer than the Bayer pattern cameras. But I remembered the Fuji X-A2 and well - finally the theoretical difference on noise that I mentioned in my initial post may really be more a theoretical thing - the XA2 seems to be on par with the best DSLRs (with the same 16MP sensor I mean). And Sony and Samsung really only seem to have worse image processing? But then - that's a big shame!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)

I've read this ("same image quiality") a few times here lately, but NO, Mirorless cameras don't have the exact same image quality as DSLRs.
I'm sure you are aware that the sensor that is always on, is warmer than a DSLR sensor and that adds noise - I didn't see any measurements yet, so I'm not sure how relevant that is. BUT - I could always confirm the theory by comparing equal (or near equal) sensors in your lab test image. DSLRs with the same sensor are noticeably less noisy in every comparison I did yet.
It's only with imroved sensors that aren't available for DSLRs that they can keep up with DSLRs (Samsung NX1 against the likes of Pentax K-3 or Nikon 7200 / or Sony A7R II against Nikon D810)

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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(unknown member): I would suggest that DPR would never have helped fuel speculation by printing this rumour unless they actually do know something.

I agree. And the wording sounds odd.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

What I'd like to see?
AF performance (AF-C, possibly face detection) close to that of Nikon FF cameras!
I'm convinced the rest will be great anyway!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 21:48 UTC as 122nd comment
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Roland Schulz: Ok folks, nice test, but not completely honest: The Sony may beat Nikon´s or Canon´s best AF systems in low light using a F1.4 lens, but that´s only half the truth for wedding photographers that often take F2.8 zooms or even F4.0 to be more versatile. I bet Nikon and even Canon run´s smoking circles around the Sony using F4.0 zooms – why? Simply because common dSLR phase detect AF systems work with an internal let´s say F8 AF system, result is that lenses up to F8 doesn´t alter the AF performance. Not so with the Sony, here the AF system hitting light is limited only by the lens, but a hefty F5.6 500mm telezoom would influence the AF by 4 stops where Nikon and Canon work as before. This fact wasn´t “pronounced” in this video. So maybe the A7RII´s AF is not the holy grail for some (many) folks.
Would really be nice to see a comparison with F4 lenses!!

On the other hand on sensor AF has many advantages as described, compared to dSLRs there will hardly be a front-/backfocus.

What Roland said was my excact thought too. In many situations, a 2.8 zoom is the tool of choice of the often cited wedding photographer.
How about a second comparison of the three cameras at 2.8?
Wouldn't the D750 win here?
(It's not that I'm biased here, I'm yet only an APS-C guy waiting to jump the FF train, but where to spend the money is no easy choice)

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
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DVT80111: is it just me? I did not see a huge different in IQ from RX100.

it doesn't look any better to me, IQ-wise.
The claim was - besides increased speed - "more space for the light sensitive portion of each pixel" which should have given an increased IQ, at least at high ISOs.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 11:25 UTC

I'm glad about daring developers and products like this, thank you, Mr Guichard!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 83rd comment

1) great shot!
2) where's the 'demand for marriage' button? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 2nd comment

very big viewfinder in a small camera

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 61st comment
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fberns: It was the photographer's camera, he made the trip, he was there near the monkeys, he published the photo. If it's not him to decide on those photos. the law is buillshit.

I think that Wikimedia just takes this point of view because it suits them best in this case.
Next time something like this will happen, any photographer will simply lie and say the camera was set up for timelapse and the series was intended (and possibly the camera taped to the monkeys hand)...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 19:49 UTC

It was the photographer's camera, he made the trip, he was there near the monkeys, he published the photo. If it's not him to decide on those photos. the law is buillshit.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

Thanks you so much! Although I live in Berlin, Germany and only know very little of your country except London, I enjoyed your images and commentaries a lot!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 68th comment
On article Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology (314 comments in total)

this camera will be a success!
But the price is a bit high to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:33 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On article First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras (45 comments in total)

The lens/sensor module for smartphones is a great idea!
But if the bigger & better version doesn't feature aperture priority, nor RAW mode (and will possibly have a long viewfinder lag?) it's not ready in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 21:26 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (622 comments in total)

naming it Alpha is plain stupid - Anything Sony... Alpha... was until now defined by the Alpha mount!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 206th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

nice, works well. The bits in the corners are a welcome addition.
Seems to be optimized for further increasing resolutions.
Will still have to find my prefered comparison spots that I had in the old scene.
It's the first time I say it: The whole test scene funtionality was one of the main reasons I got to love your camera review site and that made me always come back!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:06 UTC as 110th comment
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