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All I can say is that RAW in the iPhone 7 is totally unusable! I have never seen an image so flat and with so much noise! Its all noise! Endless noise that is impossible to get rid of! Apple has some amazing algorithm to process the images out of mediocre 12MP sensor it uses! Ive tried all sorts of RAW editors to handle the DNGs from the iPhone 7 and noting can clean it up or compare to the cleanness of the phones direct JPGs. Its all noise that never ends, both luminance and chrominance even at the lowest ISOs.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 11th comment

All I can say is that RAW in the iPhone 7 is totally unusable! I have never seen an image so flat and with so much noise! Its all noise! Endless noise that is impossible to get rid of! Apple has some amazing algorithm to process the images out of mediocre 12MP sensor it uses! Ive tried all sorts of RAW editors to handle the DNGs from the iPhone 7 and noting can clean it up or compare to the cleanness of the phones direct JPGs. Its all noise that never ends, both luminance and chrominance even at the lowest ISOs.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 47th comment
On article iPhone 7 real-world sample gallery (48 comments in total)

RAW in the iPhone 7 is unusable! I have never seen an image so flat and so much noise! Its all noise! Endless noise that is impossible to get rid of! Apple have some amazing algorithm to process the images out of mediocre 12MP sensor it uses! Ive tried all sorts of RAW editors to handle the DNGs from the iPhone 7 and noting can clean it up or compare to the cleanness of the phones direct JPGs..

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 7th comment
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villagranvicent: I love those Leica selling lines:

"The fast, precise and reliable autofocusing ensures that photographers can concentrate fully on composition and creativity."

Originally they wrote:

"The outrageous, overpriced and ludicrous price ensures that photographers can concentrate fully on composition and forget about their empty wallets."

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 07:50 UTC

Is the much hyped and talked about OnOne RAW Converter out yet? Id love to see some reviews and what it bring to the table compared to the current mainstream RAW Editors, including CO.

As a side note, seems its becoming a fashion that companies release news and product announcements so early before anything comes out that I start doubting if they even have the product at all. Like.. Its been almost one year since I first heard about OnOne's new RAW Converter.. where is it? Or.. its been almost another year that Nikon announced (early February this year) their DL18-50 camera, the only pocketable wide-angle pocket camera I have been possibly interested in due to its very unusually and interesting specs.. also nowhere to be seen. And the Hassy X1D? That's been like how many months now? All vaporware.

At least, PhaseOne to their credit, announces a new product and its available. I start admiring more & more ANY company that simply has actually a product to deliver when its announced:)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 05:45 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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caribousteaks: As a die hard Aperture user in denial and owner of C1v8 and v9 I really really desperately want to love C1.....but I don't. I really hate to say it but C1 despite being much more powerful and better than Aperture just does not have the flow nor the intuitiveness and better looking layout as Aperture does. I am desperate, as many in my camp are, to find a replacement for dead as a dodo Aperture but I completely struggle with C1. Where is the...? How come its like that...? etc. etc. the visual simplicity that Apple created with the layout in Aperture and easy flow of work in editing tools and use especially over bulk processing images simply makes C1 cumbersome and a chore. I really want to love C1 but so far with v8 and 9 it has not won my heart. And then this nickel and dime v10 on the heels v9...come on thats ridiculous. This isn't Adobe people...bad move Phase 1 that should be a free upgrade not 100$ not a year from the prior version. Makes customers feel like being had

I very agree with you, but Aperture is really a dead end.

Apple is killing everything off that relates to Pro usage. Apple has become a mainstream consumer company. They are alienating all its once very large professional market by killing off everything they once did well. They killed off Aperture, killed off the upgrades on the Mac Pro, killed off regularly updating the MacBook Pros and now that they did is NOT with high specs, killed of the SD Card Reader.. heck they even killed off the magsafe connector (which is insanely appalling), killed off glowing Apple Logo on the lid and killed off start-up sound. The only thing Apple does these days is killing off stuff. I dont know how much more they want to kill off, but I am looking forward to see it.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: I love this app, my favorite RAW Processor. But I have had a rocky relationship with PhaseOne these past couple years, starting with the total no-support of my Pentax 645z that I still use sometimes. On top of that, these endless paid updates that should be upgrades of a current version instead of smartly making it a "new" version, are starting to become a bit much. I still have problems on my slow & buggy v9.x that were never addressed despite many emails & reaching to their support teams. really not happy. So the time has come for me to move on. For a long time Ive been already testing other RAW converters paving the way for alternatives. Unfortunately haven't yet found anything as good as CaptureOne, but its out.. I'm over all these companies that release their products as endless betas nor take proper care of existing long-time customers and play these paid upgrading and updates games. Better sharpening? Move folders in catalogs? Optimized JPG output? Whatever, count me out.

Christian, you do have a point.

But, so I like it, then what? Go back to v9? Again, pay for the upgrade? Or pretend I never tried it? The hook to try something new & better is the reason why companies offer free trials as a marketing tool.

The truth is I dont have any new lenses or bodies that v.9 already doesn't support (except the Pentax 645z that surely v10 wont support either) & I dont use CO's cataloging features, only work with sessions. And as for the improved sharpening, its also meaningless to me because I use (the old & best) combo sharpening tool ever which is Nik's Sharpener & RAW Pre-Sharpener for Photoshop. The ONLY thing Id love new from CO is speed & the app not using 100% of my CPU non-stop with its running CaptureCore executable on the background at full throttle doing NOTHING, even when the app is idling. And Ive contacted PhaseOne endless time about this issue (actually it started with v8 and got worse with v9) and they never provided me with a workable solution.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 17:12 UTC

I love this app, my favorite RAW Processor. But I have had a rocky relationship with PhaseOne these past couple years, starting with the total no-support of my Pentax 645z that I still use sometimes. On top of that, these endless paid updates that should be upgrades of a current version instead of smartly making it a "new" version, are starting to become a bit much. I still have problems on my slow & buggy v9.x that were never addressed despite many emails & reaching to their support teams. really not happy. So the time has come for me to move on. For a long time Ive been already testing other RAW converters paving the way for alternatives. Unfortunately haven't yet found anything as good as CaptureOne, but its out.. I'm over all these companies that release their products as endless betas nor take proper care of existing long-time customers and play these paid upgrading and updates games. Better sharpening? Move folders in catalogs? Optimized JPG output? Whatever, count me out.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (165 comments in total)

Well, this was my first digital camera and I loved it!!! But I only loved it till the E-20n camera out! I sold my E-10 & immediately bought the E-20n with its add-on wide-angle lens I still have my E-20n today & use it sometimes! Still like new & is still amazing! Yes now feels slow and only uses CF Cards, but the feel & ergonomics is still incredible, the built quality an a+, mechanical operation and smooth shutter A++, the lens stunningly sharp & solid, the design like a new camera (except for the small back LCD). Took YEARS for many of the E-20n's features to become mainstream by other brands like the articulated LCD that only recently made its mainstream come back. Under good light conditions my E-20n takes 5MP stills as good as any NEW camera. Olympus was so ahead of its time & almost everyone else then & lost it all because of the SAME mistake they have done throughout all of its digital history: PRICE WAY TOO HIGH!

Was like that then, is like that now. They never learn.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 53rd comment

So many apps.. so many filters. So much infatuation with film. Why don't people just start shooting some film again instead and end this endless simulation obsession?

And RNI already makes a film simulation app called RNI FILMS. So this is more of the same with a different interface, recycled name and a new price.. exactly the same app, just more of the same. Where is this even "news"? It's not, it's just advertising.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (262 comments in total)

At this price, no zoom, no deal. And no Android OS updates, further no deal.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 5th comment
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(unknown member): "the 1"-type sensor will collect way more total light than any current cell phone"
Not so true as HDR+ from Google's Pixel or Google's Nexus uses up to 8 exposures. The Rx100 does not have a mode that can compete with HDR+ as HDR+ is Multi frame noise reduction + HDR + improved colors + more detail.

The 1"-type sensor will INDEED collect WAY more total light than ANY current cell phone in ANY MODE, HDR or not, the RX100 blows the Google Pixel, iPhones & all cellphone directly out of the water & slaps them all around like little bitches. No match! ..as it should be given the RX100 absolutely ludicrous cost. You may of course debate if the price difference justified the difference in quality..

The ONLY phone that "could" be a match for the RX100 in terms of collecting light, is the Panasonic Lumix CM1, that has the same 1" Sony sensor inside. But unfortunately, the CM1 is horribly designed, immensely under powered, has just an average lens, barbaric software that doesn't receive updates & a price to match even more ludicrous than the RX100. The result is that almost no one knows about it or bought it & Panasonic already abandoned the whole idea.

DPreview's own take on it (they liked it by the way):
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-cm1-camera-review

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: For a company that leads the way in Sensor design and engineering and most recently also doing a remarkable job in high-end lens construction, I am continuously appalled how throughout the years ALL of Sony phones have so lavishly horrendous sensors, lenses and software. I just cant understand this. Every single phone from Sony is follow-up disaster of low performing sensors, soft optics and disastrous camera apps. How Sony's mobile division manages to survive is a grand awe-inspiring mystery to me..

No micksh6, I dont come to DPReview, which has a partnership with DxOMark to get a daily portion of jokes. I come to DPReview to listen to you:)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: For a company that leads the way in Sensor design and engineering and most recently also doing a remarkable job in high-end lens construction, I am continuously appalled how throughout the years ALL of Sony phones have so lavishly horrendous sensors, lenses and software. I just cant understand this. Every single phone from Sony is follow-up disaster of low performing sensors, soft optics and disastrous camera apps. How Sony's mobile division manages to survive is a grand awe-inspiring mystery to me..

Alex Permit. the CM1 was a great idea totally wasted by extremely poor design, horrible software, under-powered software & an absurd price to match. I bought one, unfortunately. To start off with the lens quality was NOT up to par to the sensor & should have been a 2 or 3 x zoom (at least) instead. The camera app & software was mediocre and Panasonic abandoned the device at launch & left everyone without an upgrade path to the native apps or an upgrade to the Android OS version.. totally unacceptable. Next was the fact the Snapdragon chipset used was already an older generation & largely underpowered for the phone's goals, ending up in dreadfully slow operation & processing of 20MP files & with ridiculous claims such as 4K video when in fact it could only record at very low bit rates & 15 frames per second, which is both useless & laughable. Now, put a price tag of almost 1000 bucks to this mobile disaster & only a few hopefuls like me (not expecting the worse) ended up buying it.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: For a company that leads the way in Sensor design and engineering and most recently also doing a remarkable job in high-end lens construction, I am continuously appalled how throughout the years ALL of Sony phones have so lavishly horrendous sensors, lenses and software. I just cant understand this. Every single phone from Sony is follow-up disaster of low performing sensors, soft optics and disastrous camera apps. How Sony's mobile division manages to survive is a grand awe-inspiring mystery to me..

DxOMark is the greatest joke in the world of photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: For a company that leads the way in Sensor design and engineering and most recently also doing a remarkable job in high-end lens construction, I am continuously appalled how throughout the years ALL of Sony phones have so lavishly horrendous sensors, lenses and software. I just cant understand this. Every single phone from Sony is follow-up disaster of low performing sensors, soft optics and disastrous camera apps. How Sony's mobile division manages to survive is a grand awe-inspiring mystery to me..

Alex, I was just writing a follow up comment when you replied before I was finished.

Indeed, the TRULY MOST ASTONISHING THING about all this is that ALL best camera phones in the market have Sony sensors/optical blocks! ALL! From the iPhone to most of the best imaging performing Chinese phones to the Google Pixel! So why Sony provides the market with top-performing mobile imaging hardware, yet on their branded own phones they use just about the worse? I cant reason this no matter how hard I think about it. I'm sure (I dearly hope) that the design/management team at Sony Mobile division, has NOTHING to do with Sony's other imaging divisions, because it looks like a different company.

My suggestion to Sony? Simple:

Stop making phones all-together and just go make a deal with a Chinese-made mobile brand featuring one of your good sensors and re-brand it as a Sony! Easy fix and awesome profit margins since as a "Sony" they can sell it at quadruple the price of the original hardware:)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (98 comments in total)

Such a great company on the forefront of imaging, continuously doing such below the average mobile/imaging products. I cant understand this business strategy! Sony can do so much better, even if they dont even try hard..

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 16:03 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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