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On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)

I am surprise that few people noticed that Qualcomm had the new top end Nokia with 835 at the CNET. I am curious about the specs of the camera.

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokias_2017_flagship_images_leaked-news-22709.php

The camera on the left is from the high end Nokia.
http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/nokia_8.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
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fatdeeman: I still have the non video G1, a nice red one. I use it occasionally when the mood takes me.

I'm still impressed by how fast the AF is in AF-S. It focused just as fast as my Canon 350d at the time in most scenarios. It's easy to forget just how good it was compared to contrast detect systems that had gone before, still very much usable today and much better than my Sony 5n even though the G1 is a few years older than the Sony.

I love all the external controls too, it's impressive that they hit the market with two models that were so enthusiast oriented. I do wish I had held on for the GH1 though, especially after the hack!

I had a red G1 as well. It really set the standard for CDAF in both accuracy and speed, especially in low light.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Did I miss something or did DPReview not comment on dynamic range???

They are waiting on final version of ACR. See their comment below

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:46 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)
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photofisher: Where is the DR testing. Incomplete review. Olympus marketing promised us 1-stop improvement in something. So far no one is seeing a 1 stop improvement in anything.

Maybe they are waiting for the final version of ACR support for RAW before doing this test.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)

Unless I missed it, did dpreview take a look at the 3x crop mode in video? My understanding is that this is basically a 1:1 pixel crop for 1080p video. Is the detail in this mode similar to a C4K crop. If so and if I can shoot 1080p60 with this crop mode then this would be a nice alternative to C4K for wildlife as C4K is limited to 24fps.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 268th comment
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

If the ISO 64 setting uses a different tone curve then there might be some advantage to using it over increasing the exposure.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

But that is what ISO 64 is doing as well. See above quote from IR.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

The IR results make sense since we are increasing exposure by more than one stop. This really emphasizes the need to always expose to the right and then re-adjust exposure in post. The advanced stabilization from Oly will help with this in many situations.

So while these comparisons are informative they don't show the complete picture for each camera system.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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Androole: I'm assuming that the studio comparison isn't quite complete.

No RAW pixel shift, and no extended low ISOs are included here.

From Imaging Resource's testing, the ISO 64 images showed dramatically more detail and better colour rendition. It was actually really, really surprising. Call it a "fake ISO" if you want, but it made a big difference in image quality.

Isn't ISO 64 the same as over exposing the image and then bringing down exposure in post?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:47 UTC

Was this taken with the final production firmware?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: "And then we're not seeing cannibalization between the DSLR and the Nikon 1: the customer is completely different."

So, they won't make APS-C (or FF) mirrorless because it might cannibalize their DSLR sales?

Nikon's response seems earily similar to Kodak's response to digital. We know how well that went.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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new boyz: What's wrong with XQD? I don't understand memory cards politics.

XQD cards are currently faster and cheaper than the fastest Sandisk UHS-II cards. I wonder if the hardware support in cameras is more expensive to support than UHS-II.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 13:01 UTC

I wonder is the dual camera from the 7Plus is sourced from someone other than Sony. We have only seen a teardown of the 7 that shows a Sony sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 85th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 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 (341 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 (920 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 (920 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 (920 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
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