SHood

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KrampusClaus: how much apple money does it take to buy a good review ?

what is dx0's price ??

know if you can respect your reviewer !!

Unfortunately the iphone 8 teardown showed the sensor size to be the same as the iPhone 7

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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0lf: 3.99mm focal length, same as iPhone 7, so 1/3" sensor diagonal.
DPreview staff : can you check this, as Apple state on their own website the sensor is larger ?

Maybe it has a multi-aspect sensor now.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (34 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: At some point it is not photography anymore

With Sensor readout getting faster every year, I expect in-camera stacking to be come standard across all cameras. I hope they can find a way to do this at the hardware level where the camera provides one stacked RAW file that we can use for editing.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (34 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: Exif data from https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/19/review-iphone-8-8-plus/ states a focal length of 3.99mm and an equivalent focal length of 29mm. This would be a crop factor of ≈7.25 , hence 1/3" sensor , even a bit smaller than the iPhone 7/6s sensor with crop factor 7.0 (≈1/2.95" sensor). That's strange because Apple says the sensor is larger. Therefore I assume that it is a multi aspect ratio sensor.
By the way allegedly ( http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/smartphones/iphone-8-and-8-plus-are-decent-upgrades-but-shadow-of-iphone-x-looms ) the tele camera now has an equivalent focal length of 63mm

That would suggest a 1/3.6" sensor, the same as in the iphone 7.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 03:05 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Review: Pushing the limits of photography (34 comments in total)
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walker2000: No useful information or samples after reading it.

Here is one example from the iphone 8.

https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/iphone-8-camera-test-shot-02.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Adobe Lightroom: Here, hold my beer !

Unfortunately, Lightroom would only use 1 of the 56 cores and still be slow.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:33 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)

I think this info from the Toms Hardware article explains some background of the acquisition.

"Neither Longsys nor Micron have revealed details about this acquisition, but we learned that it was overseen by Longsys General Manager and flash-industry veteran Mike Chen, who came to the company in December 2016 from Micron."

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 20th comment
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mmcfine: Define slow? I've been using LR since version 1 and never felt that it was slow for my needs. Yes, it might take time to add many hi-res raw files but that equals to adding Gigabytes of data from any 'heavy' source. The advantages overshadow the weaknesses of LR for me. There are no flawless applications out there of any kind.
Nonetheless good on Adobe to address performance issues even if it sounds too late for some.

When going quickly from one photo to the next you can see the pixels being formed. This is on an i7 16gb with SSD and fast graphics card. This only started happening after I upgraded to LR6 from LR4 earlier this year. Now I know first hand what everyone has been complaining about.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

Initial testing with card readers show the Lexar 2000x is still faster in both reading and writing. The Sony fell well short of it's rated speed.

https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/reviews/sd-cards/sony-sf-g-series-uhs-ii-128gb-sdxc-memory-card/

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 1st comment

We have the same issue with the hoards of people at High Park in Toronto. Our Cherry blossoms will likely bloom during the 1st week in May.

Those near Toronto and interested in this event can follow the weekly progress at the following link. New updated pictures of the buds/blossoms are posted every Saturday.

https://www.highparknaturecentre.com/high-park-cherry-blossom-watch/

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 31st comment
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stratplaya: The UK has issued a similar ban. They must know something concerning those countries.

The article I read mentioned that the US carriers do not have any direct flights to these countries. Hence there is no need to enforce this ban for US carriers.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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DDWD10: It's alright, but I really think Panasonic will have to implement some form of PDAF to bring it to the next level. It will pay off in video AF too.

Keep in mind that DFD needs to do small continuous movements of the focus in order to compare DOF and then decide if a change in focus is required. AF speed of the lens becomes more important with DFD and when comparing apples to apples with the same processor capabilities, on-sensor PDAF will always be faster.

On-sensor PDAF can determine if the subject is out of focus without making adjustments to the focus of the lens. This means fewer movement in focus unless change is required.

I think the real reason why Panasonic went with DFD has to do with Video. DFD doesn't require the on-sensor PD with the more complex calculations to "fill-in" the PD pixels based on the surrounding pixels. This allows for a simpler video codec and allows them to stay ahead of others with their video specs.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:05 UTC
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Damien Demolder: Mines been working with Leica M10 and Olympus OM-D EM-1 ll files since I had the cameras, but I'll be glad to have it for the GH5 and GX800. Silkypix has been wrecking my head!

The previous support for the EM1ii was only conditional (ie not fully tested). The update from today now provide full support.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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SergioMO: If you love photography take a look at this (click the plus button at the photos) http://www.phonearena.com/news/First-Xperia-XZs-camera-samples-from-Sonys-new-Motion-Eye-camera_id91507 ... The same Sony software again and again.

It seems like some things never change with Sony. thanks for the link.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 17:19 UTC

Just to give some perspective, the UHS-II standard was announced in January 2011 to support 312mb/s.

https://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/sd-association-triples-sdhc-and-sdxc-speeds-with-uhs-ii-standard/

6 years later the fastest cameras (E-M1ii and D500) can support 163mb/s. That would suggest in 6 year from now (2023) the faster cameras would be able to support ~300mb/s.

It seems like we are going at a snails pace in supporting new SD standards

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Promit: Oh man, that's going to be awesome in my high speed A99 II that...can't actually write at more than UHS-I speeds. Damnit Sony, left hand and right hand need to start talking to each other.

That is coming in the 3 year with the A99iii.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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sibuzaru: The faster readout could be a great sign that we might not need a global shutter camera to finally get full-electronic shutter without distortion or sacrifice bit-depth in near future

I agree that there will be diminishing returns to a global shutter with faster sensor readout. It will be interesting to see if a global shutter ever gets down to the consumer level with comparable IQ to a CMOS sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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FLruckas: Now will the smart phone display darken when they're shooting with this sensor?
:-)

Only the Xperia

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: When I look at this, I'm like: I want it. But when you think about it there are not that many things to film in slomo that are not gimmicky. You could film your cat jumping or attacking or a watergun squirting. This is cool once or twice, but it hardly warrants a three layer sensor specifically made for this functionality.

I can only think of two frequent uses for this: sports and adult industries.

You can also grab 4 shots in 1/30s for stacking to reduce noise or increase DR. At 1/30s there would be less movement between shots so it should work better than existing implementations.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 20:26 UTC

It looks like the Pixel 2 will be improving its camera.

https://9to5google.com/2017/01/26/source-google-pixel-2-camera-chipset-waterproof-budget-price-details/

I am still hopeful for the top end Nokia that is expected to be announces at the end of February. Otherwise everyone else will have minor camera upgrades this year.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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