semorg

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semorg: This is an interesting concept. The sensor on this camera is a 1/2.8 and it has 2.16 MP
By comparisons the iPhone has a similar sensor 1/3 with 12 MP. So roughly about 6X more light gathering area per pixel (assuming equal gapping, etc.) .
However iPhone has a 1 stop brighter lens. So the advantage drops to about 3X more light gathering. So now we're getting close to like 1-1.5 stop improvements in noise. And very quickly the value proposition of this camera falls off. Which means another product that was compromised by committee-design to just fail.

noisephotographer
for photos, you're exactly right. But I was mainly talking about video, here.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 22:44 UTC

This is an interesting concept. The sensor on this camera is a 1/2.8 and it has 2.16 MP
By comparisons the iPhone has a similar sensor 1/3 with 12 MP. So roughly about 6X more light gathering area per pixel (assuming equal gapping, etc.) .
However iPhone has a 1 stop brighter lens. So the advantage drops to about 3X more light gathering. So now we're getting close to like 1-1.5 stop improvements in noise. And very quickly the value proposition of this camera falls off. Which means another product that was compromised by committee-design to just fail.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (69 comments in total)

The 3DR + Sony UMC-R10C does not seem to be a consumer option and it's a $12K package!

https://news.3dr.com/sony-r10c-on-site-scan-now-available-3aeacb3f66c9#.abdgx8d1l

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 13:43 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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SimonSander: There are several indigogo and kickstarter campaings running for phone gimbals. It would be helpful to know which special features etc. qualify this one to be featured on dpreview? It doesn't seem to offer any extras compared to other (existing and coming) gimbals ... including the silly blocking of the phone's audio port during recording. I have pledged for a competing gimbal campaign that allows to connect microphones to the phone , which, in my opinion, is the biggest issue of the current phone gimbals.

Lars - who is the PR agency. I'd like to hire them next time I want do promote something.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article DJI announces new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones (63 comments in total)

DJI Is proving they're not only becoming the leading drone hardware company, but with this rate the leading camera maker as well. I'm a recent drone convert (DJI P4) and I love it. however, it's as if DJI was in my head and listened to all my wish lists and delivered the P4 pro. It has all the things I was reasonably expecting maybe more.
I'm really impressed by DJI and how they were able to release 3 new drones (they're upgraded but it might as well be new drones given how much the changed) in a short time frame. I'm very impressed by them.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

The market is saturated with gimbals. Why this model? How is it any better? Why should I care? copy and pasting PR does not add much value to DPR's readers.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:13 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

as they F-ing should. Put these guys in jail and make an example of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:19 UTC as 99th comment
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Eric Calabros: iPhone killer? Are you joking? XL image is full of moire, oversharpening artifacts and horrible chroma noise everywhere. iPhone7 is softer but way cleaner, natural and WB is accurate.

I saw the the iPhone 7 plus image, and I think it's tester's error on this one or sample variation. I believe iphone7 and 7+ use the same wide angle lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

comparing to iPhone 7. The "RAW" seems already heavily manipulated by Google. So it's hard to compare them. But Google's seem to have more noise and more CA.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

incredible imagination this guy has...I would have never thought of doing a model shoot like this in a lava field in a million years. I would have take all sort of landscape photos...but his model work is way ahead of everyone else. He is the modern day Avadon or Leibovitz.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 30th comment
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (162 comments in total)
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semorg: This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

@dash2k8 you can make the same point about mobile phone vs smallish camera. But look what the camera and mobile phone has done. I have a phantom 4 and have carried it on 1-2 hour hikes along with my gear. It's doable but not all that fun. having something that you can pull out and unfold and fire up will make a huge difference. Talking about OP, I was comparing it with everything else announced at photokina and I still stand by my comment, there was nothing announced by any other camera makers that will unleash more potential this year than Mavic, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (162 comments in total)
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semorg: This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

We've had drone for a while, but try hiking with a phantom 4 plus your regular camera equipment. It's not that much fun

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (162 comments in total)

This and Karma are the most consequential cameras of 2016. Every camera announced this year will not change your photography ability, but the drone will give you a whole new photography ability that hasn't been possible with SLR, mirrorless, mobile, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 00:30 UTC as 44th comment | 8 replies

This will be cloned by Chinese companies in 2-3 months and you can buy it on eBay for $50

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies

Great interview. Probably one of the best things I've read on DPR in years.
And yes, what a nice an unassuming guy Emmanuel is.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 14:09 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (71 comments in total)

amazing range of photos...from edge of space to the last corner of the earth....beautiful shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:55 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

a real Silent shutter like the Sony A7RII, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article SmugMug Films: Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta (14 comments in total)

WOW! So amazing and inspiring, want to go out and learn ice climbing

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 8th comment

Facebook hires the smartest people, only so they can build apps to make people into mindless sheep lost in a loop of mindless amusement.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 15:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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