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Comparison of picture quality is not the whole story. The viewfinder, the grip, and the controls set the camera apart from the smartphone for usability.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2022 at 01:19 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
On article Making sensor sizes less misleading (679 comments in total)
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lococola: So if I understand correctly, basically from now on the 1" sensor is going to be the baseline, and everything else is measured as a fraction of that. Like "Type 2.7" for FF? How is this different from the current system, except currently FF is the baseline?

Also, you say you want to step away from the tube based system, but then still use " Type 1" for a 1" inch sensor, which was based on the tube thing. So how is that a change exactly?

I think you really made it unnecessarily more confusing. But time will tell I suppose.

@Richard, you got what I meant. Using actual dimensions for medium format would be great.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2022 at 17:52 UTC
On article Making sensor sizes less misleading (679 comments in total)
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lococola: So if I understand correctly, basically from now on the 1" sensor is going to be the baseline, and everything else is measured as a fraction of that. Like "Type 2.7" for FF? How is this different from the current system, except currently FF is the baseline?

Also, you say you want to step away from the tube based system, but then still use " Type 1" for a 1" inch sensor, which was based on the tube thing. So how is that a change exactly?

I think you really made it unnecessarily more confusing. But time will tell I suppose.

@Richard It's good you are not changing the designation of larger sensors. But your table has 'Medium format Type 3.4' to designate the 44x33mm sensor. It would be better to refer to these with magnification factors (inverse of crop factor) to give a sense of how large they are. For example "MF x1.27" for 55mm image diameter (55 = 43.3 x1.27) . The baseline is the 36x24mm full-frame dimensions.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2022 at 16:52 UTC
On article What's the best way to describe sensor size? (597 comments in total)

I wonder why I haven't seen small sensor sizes such as 1/2.3" and 1" compared with Super 8 and 16mm cine film frame sizes. They roughly match.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2022 at 03:49 UTC as 107th comment
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120 to 35: Why is APS-C the only available sensor size below full-frame? A square sensor would be far more flexible, allowing videos and stills with vertical frames without turning the camera 90 degrees. The frame can be set to vertical with a flip of a switch. The electronic shutter should work fine with a 24x24mm sensor. While some lenses that have a rectangular baffle need a minor redesign, other improvements such as square viewfinder displays are optional.

@Ze De Boni, yes we share the same vision. Taking into consideration the practicalities, a 24x24mm sensor should be easy to incorporate behind the Sony, Canon and Nikon lens mounts. The extra cost of the sensor shouldn't be prohibitive either. Used with APS-C lenses, this solves the vertical frame issue and can attract more phone camera users.
A larger than full frame, 36x36mm sensor is probably an attractive feature for pros, but it may require more changes due to the sensor size exceeding the mount clearance, at least on Sony E mount.
So let's hope the execs at Sony, Canon or Nikon decide there is a market for the 24x24 format and launch new bodies. Then there will be more than one Square Sensor forum.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2022 at 08:38 UTC
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120 to 35: Why is APS-C the only available sensor size below full-frame? A square sensor would be far more flexible, allowing videos and stills with vertical frames without turning the camera 90 degrees. The frame can be set to vertical with a flip of a switch. The electronic shutter should work fine with a 24x24mm sensor. While some lenses that have a rectangular baffle need a minor redesign, other improvements such as square viewfinder displays are optional.

Agreed about shooting square frames, which had a brief revival with early Instagram but faded away. Yet nowadays verticals shots with phones are the norm. Also turning the camera defeats the ergonomics and is quite inconvenient for many people of a certain age who started photgraphy with film cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2022 at 22:52 UTC

Why is APS-C the only available sensor size below full-frame? A square sensor would be far more flexible, allowing videos and stills with vertical frames without turning the camera 90 degrees. The frame can be set to vertical with a flip of a switch. The electronic shutter should work fine with a 24x24mm sensor. While some lenses that have a rectangular baffle need a minor redesign, other improvements such as square viewfinder displays are optional.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2022 at 22:27 UTC as 85th comment | 14 replies

@dpreview, "Intel’s 28@ 12th-generation processors"? Is is supposed to be 28 watts?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2022 at 13:26 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Sample gallery: Nikon Z fc (87 comments in total)

"We're still waiting for Raw support for Z fc files in Adobe Camera Raw, so many images in this gallery were processed from .NEF files in-camera. Once ACR support is available, we'll update this gallery."

@dpreview please always use the software provided with the camera to process the sample files. These samples are good as they do not feature the faux grainy textures common to those sample galleries processed with Adobe. There is a plethora of alternative processing software.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 21:38 UTC as 17th comment

Lookiing at the photo I wondered if I'd misread the camera name all those years. Wikipedia to the rescue: "Nikkormat (Nikomat in Japan) was a brand of cameras produced by the Japanese optics company Nippon Kogaku K. K., as a consumer version of the professional Nikon brand."

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 09:46 UTC as 19th comment
On article Have your say: Most important cameras of the 2010s (407 comments in total)

The list is missing the Sony NEX line which started the mass market mirrorless trend.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 18:23 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies

" Mr. Toshio Matsumoto, Senior Principle Engineer". Surely "Principal".

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 14:36 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies

I've used an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo (made in 2003) which is very similar to the V600. Scanning 35mm colour negatives gave the best results. Velvia and Kodachrome scan results were not as good. I used Epson scanning software.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2019 at 01:42 UTC as 90th comment

"The updated AF system is complimented by a 10 fps max burst rate in AF-C." Complemented, not complimented.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 11:56 UTC as 267th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (368 comments in total)

The shallow DoF at f:1.2 is great for isolating the subject in distant, full body shots, not in head and shoulder portaits. Unfortunatly none of the photos explore this.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2019 at 14:07 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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Matthias R: Does the picture on top of this article indeed implies that woman has two right hands? Forget Vlogging, I'm sure you can get a few medical articles in scientific publications out of that ;)

The flipped panel shows a mirror image for selfies, so it's her left hand in the screen and supposedly her right hand holding the camera. But the right hand doesn't look like it belongs to the model.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 21:45 UTC
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The Fat Fish: The cheapest computer in the Apple lineup that let's you add your own storage and GPU is $6000.

After 11 Macs, 6 iPhones, 4 iPads, numerous iPods and accessories and an Apple watch, it's finally time to abandon the sinking ship.

The price however absurd is not the issue here. The lack of choice is.

External SD hard disks can be attached via USB-C to all recent Macs. Lack of memory upgrade is the real limitation.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 01:57 UTC
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piratejabez: "Ariana Grande sued for $50K after she allegedly shared his photos without permission"

Who is the "his"? (I mean, I know now, but best not to use a pronoun in a headline for someone that hasn't been introduced yet.)

And the closing paragraph has "other recently sued by photographers".

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 21:19 UTC

One needs a small optical viewfinder for sunny days. They should bundle an add-on.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 14:19 UTC as 80th comment
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120 to 35: With all the nostalgia getting aired, why not have end-of-life reviews covering durability and long-term usage in the field for all popular cameras?

Collector's items are a different story. Some people here say they want to buy a D7200, new or second hand. People who don't need the latest model can read end-of-life reviews to help them decide what to buy.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2018 at 23:58 UTC
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