GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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otto k: FWIW, active part of the sensor is not 6.69x5.55mm, that's the whole package, active portion is ~5.6x4.2mm (~1/2.3").

That makes more sense.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 19:42 UTC

This all seems very interesting but I still don't understand how dual sensors, folded optics and algorithms can achieve 5x optical zoom quality if there is no actual optical zooming going on. How is this achieved? The article wasn't clear to me on that...layman explanation of computational imaging please?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 15:57 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (377 comments in total)

Pentax's 'Limited Primes' are they FF or optimized only for APS-C?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 14:58 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Canon really make great pro-lenses! Their L-series really are unrivalled. Makes up somewhat for their slightly sub-par DSLR imaging sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 63rd comment
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SNRatio: Of course this is very much about Huawei buying the right to decorate their flagship models with the Leica badge. But there may be quite a bit more to it, for neither seems to have a very strong position in the actual product segment - Huawei needs to be there, and for Leica it could be quite lucrative to be there. So why not go there together?

Yes I suppose. Huewai wants the prestige of the Leica branding, Leica want what could be the lucrative licensing fees from such branding. It's just a marketing thing for the former and a money making thing for the latter. That's all basically.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Oppo announces first sensor-based IS for smartphones (11 comments in total)
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BostonC: Apple's patent uses MEMS drive for OIS:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/04/29/future-iphone-may-use-mems-actuator-for-fast-efficient-autofocus

MEMS Drive company website w demo:
http://www.memsdrive.com/html/ourproducts/
Oppo is a manufacturer of hifi systems. The coverage here misses above related development, focuses only on "world first". Typical marketing bs.

The rumour mill has it that the upcoming iPhone 7 cameras will once more be flush with the body despite this smartphone becoming considerably thinner than current models...maybe the cameras utilise this new tech?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Oppo announces first sensor-based IS for smartphones (11 comments in total)

Very interesting and apparently effective tech. I'm looking forward to see this in products soon...hopefully not just from Oppo. Mind you I'm a big fan of their HiFi products.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 3rd comment

Very expensive. But I think has transfer speeds almost as fast as built-in Smartphone NAND. I wonder what the write speeds are?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 5th comment

So Nikon are taking a page out of the Sigma book for multiple variations of the same camera with different lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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GabrielZ: Impressive camera spec. But isn't 'Dual Pixel' a patented Canon technology? I wonder if Sammy licensed it from them. The environmental sealing is quite impressive too.

@halc - I wasn't talking about the words 'Dual Pixel' I referring to the technology behind them. Canon was first to market with it and its now the backbone of their pro and semi-pro DSLR sensors...so I assumed the S7's sensor had something to do with Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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GabrielZ: Impressive camera spec. But isn't 'Dual Pixel' a patented Canon technology? I wonder if Sammy licensed it from them. The environmental sealing is quite impressive too.

@rrccad - So there you have it!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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h2k: Very interesting: less megapixels, but takes SD cards again - good moves for snap-happy folks (including those who connect the phone to a system camera). And with stabilization and weatherproofing at that, this new Samsung pair ticks all the boxes for me*.

Now if only Samsung wouldn't flood their devices with sometimes difficult to delete software trash. (On a recent fw upgrade to an older Samsung i got un-asked for apps from a very stupid national tabloid, which i considered an insult, among about 9 other unasked-for apps.) I will certainly prefer other manufacturers if they offer decent outdoor-worthy Android smartphones with good cameras. But i very much prefer 12 megapixels over 20 megapixels, if this improves general iq.

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*looking for a smartphone/pocket computer/pocket cam that can be taken on mild outdoor trips without many worries and takes relatively reasonable pics especially at evenings and night, when i less don't have my system camera around

It seems ideal for that.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
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