tkbslc

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tkbslc: I can understand using a crop and a higher resolution sensor to offer additional "reach". But why would the engineers then think that we want the cropped image interpolated back to 20MP? Leaving it at a cropped 12MP makes for smaller file sizes, the same amount of real detail, and no worse resolution than the competition. Hopefully there is a software update with the ability to turn off the interpolation.

I've got one en route, so I guess I'll have to test out RAW vs JPEG when it arrives.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:31 UTC

I can understand using a crop and a higher resolution sensor to offer additional "reach". But why would the engineers then think that we want the cropped image interpolated back to 20MP? Leaving it at a cropped 12MP makes for smaller file sizes, the same amount of real detail, and no worse resolution than the competition. Hopefully there is a software update with the ability to turn off the interpolation.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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dqnielg: Image processing looks horrendous. Hopefully they improve it because I just bought it and I don't want to have to shoot in RAW on a phone... The 3T's processing was very "hands off" in my opinion. It was much noisier, but also had much more detail and looked natural--closer to the output you'd see from a dedicated camera.

Good thing most of the photos I take with my phone are only uploaded at whatever small size the Facebook app allows. But still, this is really disappointing. It seems like the reviews for the phone are glowing except when it comes to the camera.

I have the OnePlus 3 (same camera as 3T) and the watercolor foilage is very present in the images on that phone, too. It's done to increase apparent detail at normal viewing scale, at the expense of ugly pixel peeping. If you are happy with the 3T, then don't pixel peep and you'll probably like the 5, too.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
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jim seekers: Wonder if on the camera side of thing, does it have as many manual options such as adjusting the white ballance Kelvin settings and other settings.
Is this phone more powerful than the galaxy s8.

It does have full manual controls. Hardware spec is very similar to S8.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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Jim Evidon: No matter how advanced cellular phone cameras get, they still have a tiny sensor with all the limitations inherent in small sensor cameras. I have a recent iPhone and I am amazed at the IQ. However, I am primarily a photographer and neither the iPhone nor its competitors can approach the quality of a large sensor camera. That is why I finally broke down and bought a DXO One camera for the iPhone. With its Sony 1 inch sensor and aspheric large aperture prime lens, the IQ frankly blew me away. That is especially so when shooting in the SuperRaw mode that delivers the equivalent of approx. 40 megapixels as opposed to the base 20 mgpxl sensor. Cell phone cameras are perfect for selfies and those 'precious-moment' family pictures but for the finer image, you still need a dedicated camera. BTW, the DXO One has had a very attractive price drop and includes a bunch of useful accessories including a hard shell belt case and the all weather/underwater case for rain forest/snorkeler/scuba fans.

Yeah, but so what?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
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rrccad: so cropping the tele module down to 16mp, so that gives you an effective 2.25x zoom at 16MP. that's not bad for a smartphone really. getting pretty close to the normal zoom of 24-70.

The biggest competitor is obviously the Iphone 7+ and it is only 12MP. You'd be at 2.5x zoom if you cropped to 12MP. So it really would be 28-70 with that crop.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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Terkwoiz: Nice. I honestly can't imagine how advanced smartphones will become in another 10 years. Moore's Law?

I'm not sure what it would look like, but I kind of hope we develop tech that lets us move past the phone. There's got to be some evolutionary tech that we can use that doesn't involve everyone constantly staring down at a small screen and ignoring the world around them.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (96 comments in total)

The JPEGs do look overbaked, but OnePlus was really good about making camera software improvements for the OP3. And keep in mind that you can easily select RAW (DNG) if you so desire.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 38th comment

My OnePlus 3 has been phenomenal and I have wanted a dual camera phone for tele and bokeh effects.

I put in my order already.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 18th comment
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tkbslc: It just blows me away how Canon very much led the way on 1080p and is still holding out on 4k for the most part.

They sold video cameras back then, too

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
On article Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr (54 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: I downloaded all my images from Flickr and deleted my account once ai heard of this pending sale. I'm just not confident in a cell phone company (about as honest as car salesmen or lawyers) hosting my intellectual property.

They (or another company just like them) already know everywhere and every thing you've ever done on the internet.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr (54 comments in total)
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Artpt: Oath is not a very catchy name.... no matter how many times I try to say it out loud. Just sayin....

I agree. It's just as bad as 'Alphabet'

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

Wireless charging is kind of gimmicky and requires real estate for a charging base.
I'm more curious when Apple will finally get quick charging? I can't go back to 2-3 hour charge times. I charged my OP3 from dead to 50% in 15 minutes this morning while I was getting ready. That's enough to get through the day with a little care. On an Apple, I would have got to maybe 10% and been dead again in an hour.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 1st comment
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LensBeginner: Perfect for stitching Panamaramas!

And it doesn't even cost a Brazilian dollars.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:15 UTC

It just blows me away how Canon very much led the way on 1080p and is still holding out on 4k for the most part.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2593 comments in total)
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Ian: "Cannot enter menus while buffer is clearing" That seems to me to be a pretty big issue if it takes 32s or longer to clear the buffer, assuming you machine gun the shutter, which is what they're selling.

Perhaps I'm not understanding the comment, but that takes me back to the way my Kodak DC4800 camera operated with TIFF files in 2000 and seems like a huge issue, at least it would be for me.

If you fill the buffer, you've shot about 240 RAW or 500 JPEG images without stopping.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2593 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: You can tell me how good Sony cameras are until the cows come home but I'll NEVER buy one ! I like my SONY TV but camera forget it

I don't like olives.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2593 comments in total)
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Shiranai: When your brandnew Sony a9 is hardly better than a 4 year old Canon 6D and just looses hands down against Nikon 750D in DR. And those are fullframe entry models.

If you can take the kinds of photos you need with a 6D, you shouldn't even be thinking about an A9. There's no real world scenarios where the 6D and A9 are the two alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2593 comments in total)
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beppe_it: forgive me for what i am saying, but up to 3200 iso (raw) the quality of eos 6d is on par to the sony which costs twice as much. Or I am blind and canon oriented?

The 6D has laughable AF system and burst rate, though. It's not really worth comparing. When the 1D X launched at $6k, you could have made the same argument. But people who just need a good sensor and none of the performance features aren't looking at the A9 (or a 1DX)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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fatdeeman: Imagine if a Chinese "Squire" Stratocaster cost over 10x what an original 50s/60s model did....

Probably a bad example, because an original 60/70s Strat would be worth thousands and an old Lydia is not a very exciting or valuable lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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