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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (662 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: It's Quasimodo! Am I the only one who thinks this new model is shaped like the hunchback of Notre Dame with its raised grip??

I am glad they went with function over form. The grip reminds me of my GH3 grip.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
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Androole: Another point that may interest users on this site is that based on the EXIF data, the wide angle lens uses the same 1/3" sensor size as on previous iPhones, while the 2x normal lens uses a smaller 1/3.6" sensor.

As a practical extension of that, the 1/3.6" sensor has a 1.55x crop compared to a 1/2.3" sensor on something like a Nexus 6P or Sony Xperia Z, which makes the value of the 2x optical zoom seem a little bit more underwhelming than originally suggested.

I agree except that since the 35mm equivalent was affected by the digital zoom (97mm) then the focal length is questionable as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:22 UTC
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Androole: Another point that may interest users on this site is that based on the EXIF data, the wide angle lens uses the same 1/3" sensor size as on previous iPhones, while the 2x normal lens uses a smaller 1/3.6" sensor.

As a practical extension of that, the 1/3.6" sensor has a 1.55x crop compared to a 1/2.3" sensor on something like a Nexus 6P or Sony Xperia Z, which makes the value of the 2x optical zoom seem a little bit more underwhelming than originally suggested.

It looks like the Exif data included a digital zoom of 1.7x. After backing out the digital zoom it looks like the telephoto sensor is actually 1/3". I don't have the Exif for the wide lens but if a digital zoom was also used then that sensor could be larger also. We'll have confirmation by the weekend once they start to ship.

Camera Maker: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 7 Plus
Lens: iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Image Date: 2016-09-10 19:09:33 -0400
Focal Length: 6.6mm (35mm equivalent: 97mm)
Digital Zoom: 1.705x
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0083 s (1/120)
ISO equiv: 25
Exposure Bias: -1.51 EV
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
GPS Coordinate: 40° 44′ 58.30″ N, 73° 50′ 51.29″ W
GPS Altitude: 6.1361386138613865m
Viewing Direction: 271.3334351145038° (true north)
Creator: Landon Nordeman
City: New York
Sublocation: Flushing, Queens
Province/State: NY
Country: USA

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 04:15 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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gonzalu: ExIF Data is interesting. One of the shots (skyline) shows SPOT metering.

Camera Maker: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 7 Plus
Lens: iPhone 7 Plus back iSight Duo camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Image Date: 2016-09-10 19:09:33 -0400
Focal Length: 6.6mm (35mm equivalent: 97mm)
Digital Zoom: 1.705x
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0083 s (1/120)
ISO equiv: 25
Exposure Bias: -1.51 EV
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
GPS Coordinate: 40° 44′ 58.30″ N, 73° 50′ 51.29″ W
GPS Altitude: 6.1361386138613865m
Viewing Direction: 271.3334351145038° (true north)
Creator: Landon Nordeman
City: New York
Sublocation: Flushing, Queens
Province/State: NY
Country: USA
Copyright: Landon Nordeman
Title: 2016 US Open
Caption: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the New York City skyline from the top of Arthur Ashe Stadium after the conclusion of Day Thirteen
Instructions: Editorial use only. 90 days from publication
Software: 10.0.1

What is also interesting is that the 6.6mm focal length included a 1.7x digital zoom (97mm equivalent). So based on my calculations it looks like the telephoto lens actually has a 1/3" sensor. I wonder if the wide angle shots also included a digital zoom. I'll guess we will get final confirmation by the weekend.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 04:07 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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Angry Panda: Will the bokeh effect be limited to faces in the foreground (as the samples and use of portrait mode to trigger the effect suggest), or will the AI also be able to distinguish flowers, food, and other objects focused on in the foreground?

It looks like it will initially be designed for people shots.

https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/09/comment-iphone-7-plus-shallow-depth-of-field-effect-impressive-limits/

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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princecody: I am on my 2nd iPhone 5s & wanted to wait to buy the 7 but not having a aux port has got me 😡 On top of that articles I read said the new wireless headphones were gonna be included with the new phone but are apparently an extra $159! iPhone is starting to become the commi phone! Not happy with their direction 😏

The lightning adapter for your existing headset comes with the iPhone 7. Problem solved.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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J A C S: How fast is the telephoto lens? And, again, f/1.8 means very little without knowing how large the sensor is (are, if they are different). Also, what is the aspect ratio of the sensor(s)?

Wide Angle: 1/2.6" sensor with 28mm equivalent f1.8 lens with 6 elements
Telephoto: 1/3" sensor with 56mm equivalent f2.8 lens with 5 elements

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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susan2012: Disappointed to not see any mention of larger camera sensor. I thought it would be larger because of the larger cutout in case.

The wide angle sensor is slightly larger at 1/2.6". It was 1/3" in the iphone 6s.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:19 UTC

Sony is great when it comes to hardware but is still lacking on the software side.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/1/12749452/sony-xperia-xz-compact-camera-ifa-2016

In my brief testing, the Xperia XZ’s focus was off as often as it was on point. Fine detail like forearm hair was blotched out, and exposure was typically too high.

Earlier Xperias also had terrific camera sensors allied to iffy software. I found this behavior consistent across multiple Xperia XZ units and a couple of Xperia X Compacts.

http://www.androidcentral.com/sony-xperia-xz

If you're taking photos at the full sensor size, be prepared for fine details to be mired in noise when you zoom in, and for there to be plenty of over-sharpening going on, to the point where images lose the natural look offered by the iPhone and some other competitors.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

According to the latest report the dual cameras will provide sharper images and less noise.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/new-iphone-said-to-have-dual-camera-pressure-sensitive-button

"Both sensors, which each capture color differently, simultaneously take a picture, and the device produces a single, merged photograph"

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)

Was shutter shock investigated at 1/160s? Many owners are still experiencing this issue even after the Nikon lens and body updates.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Andrei87: Last one is great, the others...meh.

Yup, the last one was the one surprise.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:28 UTC

He will be sadly missed.

I believe Michael first coined the term "Pixel peepers" in his 2003 review of the Sony F828.

"Here's the thing that the pixel peepers don't get. My testing has shown that photographs produced by this camera can be of professional grade — suitable for stock use, professional publication and fine-art exhibition. "

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 153rd comment

Gives new meaning to getting winked at.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 36th comment

The s7 is using the Sony IMX260 which is a 12mp 1/2.5" 4:3 sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (97 comments in total)
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BarnET: Alright,

AF - Nikon D5
Tweaked the AF module compared to something very new and ambitious from Nikon. Think the D5 takes that one through the lens. Unfortunately dual pixel doesn't work in burst modes......... That could've been a proper benefit.

Sensor. - Draw for now
Same mp count and Canon claims the analog to digital converters are now embedded on the sensor. As this was more or less the main reason why Sony sensors performed a LOT better at low ISO's let's give it a draw.

Video - Canon
Let's be honest the Nikon is pretty crippled with heavy cropping, short recording times. Then the Canon can do impressive 60fps in DCI 4k.

That being said they made sure no serious video maker would be interested by excluding

focus peaking
zebra's
C-log
External 4k recording.

Practically all available in mirrorless options have these options or variants which makes them very popular. This is a dangerous predicament for the 5d Mk IV

Canon is also doing a 1.3x crop for 4k.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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evilmagicnut: More important than resolution can someone improve EVF blackout during continuous shooting?

Actually the pixel size has not changed. They increased the size of the EVF so that required a greater resolution. Epson also increased the brightness and color accuracy. And according to Leica's press release this EVF has a faster refresh rate.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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Thorgrem: So this one is going to be used in the new PEN and the new E-M1 mark II?

Too large for the new PEN.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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