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my artificial intelligence can see right through that watermark even though it's of low quality

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 01:53 UTC as 6th comment
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Boris F: It's funny, statement title. Even Pixel XL samples (taken from Dpreviev review) looks ridiculously poor compare even to a cheap 8-10 years old point and shoot cameras.

Yes, smartphone camera is very useful, instant to share, huge market that create competition and improvements. But it is still far away in a quality terms.

i have to disagree i'm surprised at how good the pixel xl photos are in general, sharp across the frame, high dynamic range (thanks to HDR trickery), high detail in general. if I go to flickr and look at some samples from say, powershot a510 (old cheap camera from like 12 years ago) or nikon p300 (another random not-totally cheap point and shoot camera from like 5 years ago), the pixel looks equivalent or better (provided the user isn't zooming in, obviously optical zoom is superior for zooming in). the dpreview samples look fine. what are you seeing as ridiculously poor in the pixel xl sample gallery? https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/google-pixel-xl-camera-review/10

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:21 UTC
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Marty4650: Isn't it just a lot cheaper and easier to buy a real camera?

I just don't understand this bizarre need to convert a cell phone into a real camera, without much regard for the resulting size, cost or weight. Are people doing this just to prove "it can be done?"

well, the processors used inside phones are increasingly becoming the primary location of software and hardware development. phones have nice UI's too

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 16:16 UTC

dpreview knows that the best way to spur discussion is to incite the technical indignation of photo gear heads

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 28th comment
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tkbslc: Why does it seem like only Apple based computer hardware makes it to the news feed?

i suppose apple's pretty popular with people who work with image/video editing software

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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Sarah Terra: Lol, love the picture for the simple fact it angers liberals. You can look forward to many many of these shots from me in the future.

will everyone just die already you freaking humans are trash

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:28 UTC

iphone 7 lens is either out of focus, has a terrible field curvature, or is simply really bad anywhere beyond the center. wish there were a lg g4/g5 comparison

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 4th comment
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fyngyrz: Lossy image saving methods are fairly described as "image damaging methodologies."

Other than use as thumbnails.... ugh.

Lol love dpreview image snobbery. Destroyed image oooh jpeg so bad! World would be a better place if we transmitted 10 times more redundant data, think of all the profits for the phone companies wireless internet plans

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

I never understood how they employed so many people around one relatively simple set of products.. I suppose the simplest explanation is it was smoke and mirrors to inflate the stock price so the CEO could buy a 20 million dollar body, but man seriously what were investors thinking they were gonna be another redbull?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (818 comments in total)

tape up your diopter wheel if you don't like dust in the viewfinder!


-x100s with dusty viewfinder owner

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 146th comment

predator-vision. i was thinking this was going to be infrared vision with BWANG BWEOING sound effects

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 1st comment

i like the results of rawtherapee wavelet sharpening on my fuji xtrans raw conversions. less halo-ing and grit than when I use r-l deconvolution while still yielding extreme levels of detail

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 11th comment

woo organic sensor fuji-x my next camera upgrade!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

tape up the diopter adjustment wheel folks if you get one of these x100 series cameras.. bunch of dust in the OVF is probably my biggest gripe with my x100s

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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Photomonkey: It seems that DPR is a great place to lose perspective.

"It is not MF!!"
Until very recently, the vast bulk of sensors for the classic MF cameras were all smaller than 645 film(which itself was frequently sneered at by 6x6 and 6x7 users).

"Way too much money" The Nikon D5 $6500 the Canon 1Dxmk2 is $6000. Premium lenses in both their lines sell for $1500 and up. Fuji, Pentax, Canon and Nikon are very cognizant of who is buying those cameras and they know the bulk are amateurs.

They also know that the bulk of amateurs shoot landscapes (many with cats) or scenes not requiring extreme lenses. They also know that pros using or aspiring to MF are, for the most part, not looking for extreme lenses.

Thus the stars align for the GFX and the 645z and X1-D.
While many will squawk at the price/features and make comparisons to other cameras that buttress their position, Fuji and Hasselblad will work furiously to meet demand and reduce the waiting lists.

hey bro my camera investment is a reflection my being nobody better dare question my selfrationalization

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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veliev: I have always loved the X100 cameras, but they don't make much practical sense knowing that an X-T10 and the X-T20 with the 27mm lens ads up to about the same package.
And when the body ages, you don't have to throw the lens away with it.

ovf + 3 stop builtin ndf + high speed shutter sync + (virtually) silent shutter are practical things that perhaps aren't worth $1300 but aren't substitutable

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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shigzeo: Why?

why would asians like this kind of thing more than non-asians?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 19:38 UTC

mirage trio just hit advertising gold for a simple product that might possibly be construed as nothing more than a (very) cheap gimmick. congrats mirage trio!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 17th comment

now wakelocks can be safely ignored!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 12th comment
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NaBalam: Wow he must have one hell of a camera


Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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