Sergey Borachev

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Jan 16, 2012

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Ambassadorship is truly low as a job, even for photographers.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 21:20 UTC as 6th comment

Poor quality lens on a $1200 non-iLc camera?? Next.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 05:39 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

OK, you leave fingerprints on glass tables, handsets, laptops, and all sorts of things. So, someone who has your mobile phone has all the info to unlock it. Maybe forget using fingerprints for security?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 05:28 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On article HTC announces U Ultra 5.7" phablet with 12MP camera (38 comments in total)

These companies are ganging up as they try to.take away standasrd features, like.audio Jack, removable battery, sd card. Let's stop this and boycott such products.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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marshwader: DxOMark needed a bit of media exposure.

More like RED needs it, with the GH5 getting all the limelight lately.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Interesting. However even more interesting, and relevant, would be test scores for cameras that people here can actually buy now and use. Has the Olympus E-M1 II been tested by DXO? YI M1?

I agree that the E-M1 II is really bad value but compared to the RED, it is affordable and justified for people using 43 lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 23:38 UTC

Interesting. However even more interesting, and relevant, would be test scores for cameras that people here can actually buy now and use. Has the Olympus E-M1 II been tested by DXO? YI M1?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 26th comment | 10 replies

I can see a throwback one day about the Samsung NX1, how it shook up the industry and what might have been if it was allowed to continue for another generation.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 12:24 UTC as 12th comment

For most people, or those not really into photography, a modern smartphone with the latest tech is all that is needed.

BTW, where is the CM2?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:55 UTC as 5th comment

The only question for me:

Is there any real improvement in photo IQ or are we still stuck with a 5-year-old IQ (already available in the E-M5), i.e. 12 ½ stops of DR and bad noise from ISO 3200?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: The Samsung S7 is a top smartphone, bought by millions, has been out for 10 months and nearly due for an upgrade, but is for some reason not reviewed by DPReview?

It has a more consistent performance across all areas, unlike this Pixel, based on various tests, including DXOMark, which rated its camera at 88 compared to the Pixel's 89 ! The Pixel was found slightly better mainly in its HDR and colour saturation, but weaker in AF, video, flare control and camera features like stitching and camera operational control.

In other non-camera areas, S7 is clearly ahead, e.g. MicroSD card, better weather sealing, display resolution, wireless charging, abundance of accessories, support, price, .... ....

Can we expect a review before the S8 is announced? Thanks Lars.

I found the card essential to keep all my video, photos, music, and personal data handy wherever I am. 4K video means the smaller memory models of these phones fill up very quickly and lots of frequent backup work. To get the same 128GB ($50 for Extreme Plus recently), you will need to spend about $500 extra buying a top Pixel, but still can't transfer all that contents easily or efficiently to others.

As for bloatware, you have a point. They are however many people who use them, eg heart rate, or who have got used to Samsung GUI, or features like Payment, as they have become a sort of standard now, in addition to Apple's, due to the popularity of those 2 brands.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)

The Samsung S7 is a top smartphone, bought by millions, has been out for 10 months and nearly due for an upgrade, but is for some reason not reviewed by DPReview?

It has a more consistent performance across all areas, unlike this Pixel, based on various tests, including DXOMark, which rated its camera at 88 compared to the Pixel's 89 ! The Pixel was found slightly better mainly in its HDR and colour saturation, but weaker in AF, video, flare control and camera features like stitching and camera operational control.

In other non-camera areas, S7 is clearly ahead, e.g. MicroSD card, better weather sealing, display resolution, wireless charging, abundance of accessories, support, price, .... ....

Can we expect a review before the S8 is announced? Thanks Lars.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It's unbelievable that the lack of memory expansion is not listed as a Con!

The phone is a PDA, PERSONAL Digital Assistant. It's like a handheld computer. So instant access to mountable storage is very important to countless people for easy backup, private sharing, transfers between devices. The Cloud is a poor alternative.

In fact I'm ready for dual card slots.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)

It's unbelievable that the lack of memory expansion is not listed as a Con!

The phone is a PDA, PERSONAL Digital Assistant. It's like a handheld computer. So instant access to mountable storage is very important to countless people for easy backup, private sharing, transfers between devices. The Cloud is a poor alternative.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

Too little,.too late, and too expensive.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies

I think what you are trying to say, Dan, is that the world needs photographers that are professional in their jobs or have professionalism. That's different from the world needing "professional photographers", who can be anyone who takes money for taking photos. We have numerous professional journalist-photographers everywhere and you can send 30 of them to a press event, but few professional photographers would IMO continue to take photos when faced with a terrorist who has killed within metres. All credit to Burhsn Ozbilic naturally, but I think he was stupid. Getting that picture would not save the ambassador and may in fact agitate the terrorist and cause more killings, including the photographer himself. A more professional approach IMO is to consider.everyone's safety as a first priority at a time when things are.touch and go,.and highly volatile or dangerous to all those present. He was endangering lives as he indulged in his own pursuit having a once in a life time shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)

This should be the overall camera of the year.

Nice try Olympus. Bad luck, Nikon upgraded its APSC action camera the same year. It has better ingredients, like high ISO and DR at high ISO, that are important for action shooting, much better battery, and better general quality but priced lower. It also has has better support, presence, and professional service. The E-M1 II is still a very nice choice for a video cam, at this time, but the GH5, also with IBIS, is around the corner.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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apiron: Yes just what we need, a crap company putting a famous brand name on chinese rebranded products à la Lenco, Rollei etc.
Nokial Windows Phones were at least built to amazing specs, way beyond anything Apple and Samsung have ever put on the market, but let down by the terrible OS.
This will be a generic crap Android phone, 1buck with a 12 months subscription.

Yeah, also Kodak, and one day Apple as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: No hope, if it still does not change to Android.

Just pointing out the big mistakes Nokia made, first hanging on to Symbian for too long and then going Microsoft.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 20:07 UTC

No hope, if it still does not change to Android.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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