Jan and his Camera

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This article compares the super resolution feature against Adobes own - rather weak - alternatives.
How about a comparison against DxO Photolab with it's better sharpening and DeepPrime Denoise (maybe compiled with good upscaling)? I am sure in this case Adobes super resolution would be far less impressive...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 11:44 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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Mike Fried: I've been really really happy with my Sony XPeria XA2 for $300 in 2018 after 4 years of using a OnePlus 1 phone in 2014 for $350...

Seems like people paying $1800 for a crossover tablet phone should be treated with a bit more respect. I mean, I bought a $1700 custom 17" gaming laptop with an RTX 2060 back in 2019, and this is $100 more... Why would I spend so much money on an Android phone with this gadget factor only to be broken if I want to customize the software?

Who has $1800 for this kind of phone that isn't, say, some tech enthusiast / software engineer? You look at the market for this loading something custom onto this device, and you should find it's a lot higher than 1% of the market.

Even if I'm not going to install a tweaked OS, it's a matter of taste that the hardware I buy won't actively go out of their way to brick me if I want to do it. There's not approving and then there's taking steps to break me. Someone at Samsung actively did this...

Installing a custom ROM is exchanging one version of the OS with a different version of the same OS (Android), not with a different OS. This is why it is not like installing Linux on a Windows PC, but like installing a different version of Windows

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 12:14 UTC
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Mike Fried: I've been really really happy with my Sony XPeria XA2 for $300 in 2018 after 4 years of using a OnePlus 1 phone in 2014 for $350...

Seems like people paying $1800 for a crossover tablet phone should be treated with a bit more respect. I mean, I bought a $1700 custom 17" gaming laptop with an RTX 2060 back in 2019, and this is $100 more... Why would I spend so much money on an Android phone with this gadget factor only to be broken if I want to customize the software?

Who has $1800 for this kind of phone that isn't, say, some tech enthusiast / software engineer? You look at the market for this loading something custom onto this device, and you should find it's a lot higher than 1% of the market.

Even if I'm not going to install a tweaked OS, it's a matter of taste that the hardware I buy won't actively go out of their way to brick me if I want to do it. There's not approving and then there's taking steps to break me. Someone at Samsung actively did this...

It is not like installing a custom bios. This is not even like installing Linux on a Laptop. It is like buying a Win 10 laptop and when trying to install the developer preview of Win 11 having the wifi disabled.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:09 UTC
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Les Kamens: So is the protection button to lock down the sensor’s VR? Or does something cover the sensor when changing lenses? I’m surprised most are talking about the tape on the back screen yet I’ve never seen a protection button on any other body to date.

My guess is, it protects images from being deleted. You mark an image this way and you have to "unprotect" it to delete it. Which means if you shot 100 Images, but only 5 are worth keeping, you mark those 5 as protected then hit an "delete all" option and the other 95 images are deleted.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:50 UTC
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BackToNature1: The odds of us being alone in the Universe is ZERO Percent. So I wish folks would stop asking if we are alone in the Universe. We aren't alone. Great job Nasa in keeping Hubble going. Hopefully the James Webb Space Telescope will be joining you soon.

It looks like you do not know much about philospohy of science... Since I do not know you I will not guess about your intentions...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 21:22 UTC
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BackToNature1: The odds of us being alone in the Universe is ZERO Percent. So I wish folks would stop asking if we are alone in the Universe. We aren't alone. Great job Nasa in keeping Hubble going. Hopefully the James Webb Space Telescope will be joining you soon.

Probability is science

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 19:12 UTC
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BackToNature1: The odds of us being alone in the Universe is ZERO Percent. So I wish folks would stop asking if we are alone in the Universe. We aren't alone. Great job Nasa in keeping Hubble going. Hopefully the James Webb Space Telescope will be joining you soon.

It is a simple question of probability. Look how many stars exists, how many planet. If it is ever possible to travel far enough to meet alien life is another question.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 15:43 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (485 comments in total)
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Jan and his Camera: How about a Desktop system in comparison to the iMac. That would have been the more sensible comparison.

Laptops have come a long way, yes. But there are far from beeing competitive with desktop systems and you pay way more for the performance.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2021 at 08:23 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (485 comments in total)

How about a Desktop system in comparison to the iMac. That would have been the more sensible comparison.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 22:58 UTC as 63rd comment | 8 replies
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Photoman: You mean American marketing companies lie?! I'm shocked!

I mentioned Moderna and the rest of your post does not make any sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 11:04 UTC
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Photoman: You mean American marketing companies lie?! I'm shocked!

What American vaccine? There is none. Pfizer licenced the Biontech vaccine (German), the Johnson&Johnson vaccine was developed by their Belgian branch. So what you call "American vaccines" are European ones. The only one that might be considered American is Moderna, so it is one (singular) American vaccine.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:48 UTC

And the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS is an 8 core mobile chip. A real professional has probably also a desktop system with an 12 or 16 core Ryzen (which is also faster per core as it can draw more power). And that is only the cpu, desktop graphic cards are way more powerful than their mobile conterparts.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2021 at 14:12 UTC as 74th comment
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epambos: M1
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Lets talk about the elephant in the room!

The website notebookcheck offers comparisons of what different cpus can do. And it clearly shows that the M1 has the power of a mid range mobile cpu. That is impressive for an ARM system. But it is not nearly as powerful as the razer laptop here and it is light years away from a fast desktop system.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 08:16 UTC
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epambos: M1
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Lets talk about the elephant in the room!

No they do not, they show that the M1 beats old apple products from around 2013. All comparisons out there with windows hardware also released 2020 and in a similar price range show that the M1 can not beat them in absolute performance.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2021 at 11:37 UTC
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epambos: M1
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Lets talk about the elephant in the room!

All real reviews of the M1 performance for video editing show that it's pretty weak.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2021 at 11:29 UTC

Why would I fund something on Kickstarter that I can buy right now on Amazon for less?
And why does DPReview report about this?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2021 at 06:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Ed_C: I still don't seen anything about real support for 4K monitors. Did I miss that?

I have been using the Nik Collection on a 4k monitor for years and never had any problems. The fonts are almost the same size as in Microsoft Word. I really do not understand what you are complaning about.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 10:04 UTC
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Hayden N: Not sure what point of this software is, you'd be better just to buy photolabs 4 when it comes on sale.

Sorry, but this is complete nonsense. The filters and effects in the Nik Collection are completely different from what is avaialable in PhotoLab.
Which is why PhotoLab has a "Nik Collection" button to directly export the image into Nik Collection after you are done editing in PhotoLab.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2021 at 10:02 UTC
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(unknown member): In case anyone was wondering, with a newer iPad its pretty easy to edit 8K video. With a $999 Mac Mini and only 8GB of RAM editing 8K RAW is fairly easy too. Max Yuryev has a few videos showing how smoothly they work. When PCs finally have GPUs that support higher end video like the M1 chip does we'll see cheap PCs that can edit 8K too. After all, a year old iPad can do it with no problems today!

Simple edits, sure. Try some real editing. The software isn't even available on an iPad and let's see how far your Mac Mini gets you, if you add some temporal noise reduction in Davinci Resolve.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2021 at 07:07 UTC
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eno2: The final nail in the coffin for the dedicated camera manufactures has begun!

This sensor is almost 1" in size and with computational photography and all the other smart technologies I think it may surpass APSC sensors in image quality.
I personally can't wait to buy a smartphone featuring this sensor. :)

No it is not. If you want an increase in quality between sensors you need and increase in sensor size percentage. Or would a 35mm sensor also be a lot better if 18mm² would be added? No there would be no difference.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 19:25 UTC
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