MayaTlab0

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Volkan Ersoy: On RAW, there isn't much difference compared to D800/D610. On JPEG, Sonys shine.

Strange artifacts (on RAW), though. Check the gravure-like print on the middle-left. A7R, A7, D800 but D610 have moire-like effects on the top of the print. The wall behind the people is rendered much better with D610, while A7R and D800 are better in other details...

Actually, there is one pretty significant difference in raw : in low light mode, the A7 / A7r exhibit higher purple / magenta shift in shadow areas.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:51 UTC
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MayaTlab0: That's exactly the problem with Sony. Doing something new for the sake of being new is of no use whatsoever. Instead, they should try to do the right thing. Right now, the only reason Sony sometimes come out with a good product is out of sheer luck - they do so many "new things" one in a million is bound not to be so bad (and many others, like the QX, are still born ideas). And their imaging division still looses money anyway.

They're too having a hard time getting good reviews out of it.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
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MayaTlab0: That's exactly the problem with Sony. Doing something new for the sake of being new is of no use whatsoever. Instead, they should try to do the right thing. Right now, the only reason Sony sometimes come out with a good product is out of sheer luck - they do so many "new things" one in a million is bound not to be so bad (and many others, like the QX, are still born ideas). And their imaging division still looses money anyway.

You forgot Blue Ray...

Oops! Sorry... torrents / streaming / online purchases are taking over...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:50 UTC

That's exactly the problem with Sony. Doing something new for the sake of being new is of no use whatsoever. Instead, they should try to do the right thing. Right now, the only reason Sony sometimes come out with a good product is out of sheer luck - they do so many "new things" one in a million is bound not to be so bad (and many others, like the QX, are still born ideas). And their imaging division still looses money anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 94th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C (33 comments in total)

Pinch me I'm dreaming.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:04 UTC as 20th comment

Brilliant ! May the others see the light.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 06:44 UTC as 127th comment

I know 58mm is a historical focal length, but I'm not too sure it's a very good idea. While pretty much nobody on planet Earth will not buy a 50mm lens because it isn't a 58mm lens, I'd bet there are several people, including me, who will not buy a 58mm lens because it isn't a 50.
On the other hand I'm glad to see the apparition of more and more high-grade prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43 UTC as 47th comment
On article Welcome to our studio test scene (272 comments in total)

The low-light mode is a very useful addition, many thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 17:21 UTC as 104th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2068 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: This camera is only about 1/2 an inch narrower than the full frame Nikon D600 and it is not much cheaper. The difference in image quality between a 4/3 sensor and a full frame is huge. The Olympus therefore sacrifices image quality without any benefit in compactness or a much lower price. Olympus fans may swoon over this new toy, but most other photographers will simply walk away.

There are three main benefits to FF sensors : resolution, DOF control, and low-light performance. Of these three only one remains roughly independent from the lens' aperture : resolution (it is only affected by the lens' resolution performance, not its max aperture per se). The other two remain valid only insofar as the lens aperture remains a constant variable. If you think about it, for a (roughly) similar weight and size, you can either have a Canon 6D + 40mm or a E-M1 + 20mm f1.7 (or the 17mm or 25mm). That the 40mm is more than one stop slower than equivalent lenses available on m43 partially negates the advantage of a FF sensor (without nullifying them of course). Same for zooms. Then think about other benefits from the E-M1 (better build, faster frame-rate, quieter shutter, customisation, etc…) and you realise that it isn't a poor competitor to entry-level FF cameras. Photographers will prefer one over the other according to which characteristics they value most, that's it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:17 UTC
On article Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? (110 comments in total)

I don't understand what this kind of product does better than other existing devices. Operationally, I really have a hard time figuring out the competitive advantage of such a device. It's like making a smartphone less pocketable or a camera less ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 07:19 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1501 comments in total)

Given that it was announced in 2011, I'm not sure it qualifies for 2012, but wouldn't it be interesting to add the 1DX ? I think it brings a number of ergonomical innovations that are quite ground-breaking in terms of "philosophy" and very, very useful (hint : registered AF point, registered AF function, registered shooting functions, One shot / Ai servo switch, possibility to limit the aperture range, etc.). I personally wouldn't vote for it, but I think it deserves a spot for that reason alone.

In the grand scheme of things, the Sony RX100 really is, in my opinion, a very important camera, because it paves the way for the survival of the compact camera, and probably is a format most compact cameras will follow in the next ten years. That's my vote.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 08:16 UTC as 524th comment
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