TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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joelakeland: This is a great pocket camera though I still think the Panasonic GM5 with a pancake is giving you better image quality and with the 12-32 lens as good or better. Plus, have you seen the great price you can pick one up for on eBay? I'm talking under $550.

Don't believe me, put the GM5 up with the RX100 IV in the studio comparison.

As a non-video guy, I'm not swayed by the Sony's capabilities there. It's best feature? The fast aperture at the wide end which can give you some nice output.

The lens is up to 2 stops faster than your average kit zoom that comes with those ILC's. But the difference in noise between that "tiny" 1 inch sensor and a modern µ4/3 sensor is less than a stop. Meaning, you gain up to a stop in low light.

The DOF difference with µ4/3 is roughly 1 stop at the same f stop, FL (35mm equiv) and distance, which again, gains you up to a stop of DOF flexibility. In a smaller package.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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Elliot H: with such a high rating, jpeg
(which most users will use) image
quality rating is not that high

Yeah and a viewfinder counts for something (the Fuji has none), a camera plus lens (E-M10 plus 20mm f/1.7) being 74% thicker, 46% taller and 68% heavier counts for something, as does a more efficient (per area) sensor (the previous BSI sensor was already 22% more efficient than the one in the E-M10).

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:05 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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Michel Savage: One major CAVEAT about this camera: no weather proofing will mean that it is not suitable for use in high humidity areas. Sony`s RX series have proven to be very sensistive to humidity (see numerous online postings about this). It is one thing to show how good a camera is when new. It is another thing to show how well it will resist abuse and sustained action in varying environments.

The RX10 and RX10 II have weather sealing.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Based on a noise and detail obliteration in RAW, it's about 1.5 stops worse than m4/3rds. Not bad for a pocketable camera.

@ RichRMA:
You're comparing lenses, which depends on the lens used on the µ4/3 (Dpreview used a 50mm prime iirc). Using a compact kit zoomlens, it won't be as seen here.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Based on a noise and detail obliteration in RAW, it's about 1.5 stops worse than m4/3rds. Not bad for a pocketable camera.

I'd say between 0.5 and 1 EV.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)
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J A C S: I disagree with the conclusion that this camera can sometimes catch up with dSLRS in low light, etc. The resolution is so far behind dSLRs, I am talking about 20-24mp dSLRs only, that even some mirror shock would get you better resolution than this camera on a steady tripod. I just snapped a few shots at 1/15 sec at 200mm with my 21mp FF, one of those crops is in my gallery.

Also, fast primes on FF do not have IS, indeed, but they are really fast by 1" standards. All decent f/4 zooms have IS and they collect more light than the lens of this camera even at its widest (and fastest) setting. They are much sharper, as well.

"Also, fast primes on FF do not have IS, indeed"

Some do (it all started with the A900....).

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)

The difference in lens sharpness (see lens performance page) between the IV and the G7 X is rather surprising. Sure, I was expecting compromises for the longer reach, but not to this extend.

Also interesting to note that the E-shutter low light shots appear to show less color shifts (typical blue/purple) in shadows, where I was expecting the opposite (see the Panasonics and most other cameras when using an electronic shutter). Still trying to figure out how that is possible... maybe less interference from the electrical charge (and heat) that would normally be built up to activate the mechanical shutter.

Many thanks to Dpreview for the quite extensive write up and amount of testing that went into this one.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 18:39 UTC as 222nd comment | 1 reply
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I hope Panasonic will upgrade the FZ1000 with a touchscreen and 600mm focal length.

It's 33% shorter. The Canon lens is 50% longer.

Classic math issue. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Not trying to troll, but I just don't understand why the leap from 400 to 600 isn't as big as one might expect. I expect the subject to be 40 percent larger on my sensor based on the following, and again, please enlighten me...

Leaving aside the issue of the aperture changing, by my understanding it would be a field of view increase from 5.2 degrees at 400mm to about 3.4 degrees at the 600mm end. Isn't that an increase of about 40 percent?

When shooting bears and birds and other distant objects, that seems like it would be a lot. No?

What J A C S said plus you're trading some sharpness at the long end, which means that the actual gain in detail will be a good deal less than a factor 1.5.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
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Bob 1: I read the text and I'm immediately excited... expecting to see what $4,500(+) worth of new, top-end, photographic equipment can really do. You (DPR) really know how to burst my balloon. I'm a photo hobbyist and an active equipment consumer. These snaps only tell me that my Canon M, yes my $400 close-out w/22mm kit lens, can take snaps which, IMO, look as good as these on-line samples. Personally, I don't want to see photos like I might take.... I want to see sample galleries taken by professionals who know how to bring the best out of top-end equipment and without PP, color or otherwise... Amazon, are you listening?

I have read DPR reviews and forums for many years, prior to actually signing up. Overall, the reviews are usually very informative.... and I love the forum discussions. I just wish a little more planing could be put into new equipment sample galleries :)..... like the videos with DPR staff and a pro showing how the sample photos were made.... GREAT!! HAGD, Bob

If you need a professional photo shoot to distillate lens qualities, then you're probably not the target user/consumer.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:53 UTC
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bmwzimmer: The DXO One iphone camera has a score of 85 vs the Canon 5DSR at 86. Either these scores are complete garbage or the DXO's 1" sensor iphone camera is as good as a full frame 50mp camera.

You're comparing a multi exposure score with a single exposure score and then you're surprised that the excellent 1 inch BSI score comes close? It's at the cost of detail though.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
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(unknown member): Hey DPR, if this is news, then why don't you have an article raving about the amazing 85 score for the DxO One? It is much bigger news that a 1" sensor can match a 50MP FF sensor! Or don't you believe that either? Then you should do a fact check job on it, right? Right?

That's the multi exposure score, which of course will score higher than single exposures for getting more signal. The single exposure score is comparable to the Sony and Canon cameras with the 1 inch BSI sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 21:05 UTC
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Androole: I'm interested to see the 120fps footage, since it'll be much better quality.

The 960 fps is super impressive, but the quality is not really usable for larger than a phone screen (or Youtube videos, I guess). Maybe for scientific applications on a low budget, where the aesthetic quality isn't as important. Or heavily filtered, perhaps?

Is that the same 5% group? No.
The point is, the tiny percentage that has a phone capable of 240fps, will hardly if even have any impact on those looking to buy a compact with this feature, since that group is part of the *whole* market.

So really, what you mentioned lacks a point.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
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Androole: I'm interested to see the 120fps footage, since it'll be much better quality.

The 960 fps is super impressive, but the quality is not really usable for larger than a phone screen (or Youtube videos, I guess). Maybe for scientific applications on a low budget, where the aesthetic quality isn't as important. Or heavily filtered, perhaps?

<5% has a phone that supports 240 fps.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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munro harrap: And as aforementioned in MANY complaints, SHUTTER LAG figures, accurate ones please.

Since all the pinpoint eye-focus (if not wearing sunglasses, spectacles or patterned clothing etc), accuracy in the whole world, even in a perfect system is of NO use outside of studio and your test conditions, if, when you then press the shutter, your £2,600 Sony body then takes a sixth of a second before it releases the shutter after you press it, as did the A7R.

You can already predict the outcome somewhat. The A7R couldn't manage an electronic front curtain yet, which explains the relatively long shutterlag (prefocused too) of about 0.16 seconds. Look at the A7, A7S or A7II (electronic first curtain) to get an idea when prefocused: between 0.02 and 0.05 seconds.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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Utterlyotter: Magnificent camera, but not for me for the forseeable future even though it does give me a touch of GAS.
I really really hope this sensortech will be implemented in the upcoming A6100 or A7000. (End of the year or 1st quarter of next is my guess)
Teething issues - wich most new tech has - should hopefully be ironed out by then.

+ Quiet shutter, built in ND capability and Ibis would be nice, as long as it doesn´t make it significantly larger..

The "significantly worse" is based on a test of a single copy. DXOmark tests (they test multiple copies) disagree.

But I guess there's a big difference between >2x the price and "just">1.86 times the price....

And what's the point? Ever thought about size and weight? The Sony F4 zoom is significantly smaller and about half the weight of the Canon F2.8 lens. It's even smaller in volume and much lighter (the Canon F4 weighs 40% more) and optically no worse than the Canon F4.
Not to mention the extra functionality with native lenses, mentioned in the article above.

The weakest link usually isn't the lens, it's the person trying to operate the camera. Unless you're planning to shoot at larger apertures, there's likely little difference in the output, ceteris paribus. Horses for courses.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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Utterlyotter: Magnificent camera, but not for me for the forseeable future even though it does give me a touch of GAS.
I really really hope this sensortech will be implemented in the upcoming A6100 or A7000. (End of the year or 1st quarter of next is my guess)
Teething issues - wich most new tech has - should hopefully be ironed out by then.

+ Quiet shutter, built in ND capability and Ibis would be nice, as long as it doesn´t make it significantly larger..

Last night it was listed at $892 on Amazon, today for $909, not far off your ~$800. And it's similar in performance to the Canon F/4 which is still listed at $1k.
In other words, overpriced is pretty relative here....

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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Utterlyotter: Magnificent camera, but not for me for the forseeable future even though it does give me a touch of GAS.
I really really hope this sensortech will be implemented in the upcoming A6100 or A7000. (End of the year or 1st quarter of next is my guess)
Teething issues - wich most new tech has - should hopefully be ironed out by then.

+ Quiet shutter, built in ND capability and Ibis would be nice, as long as it doesn´t make it significantly larger..

"Use Canon FF zooms in the meantime. They (most importantly, the Canon EF 24 - 70mm / 2,8L USM II) are _far_ better on the A7 series than any Sony normal zooms, incl. the expensive Zeiss 24-70mm/4."

Here he goes again, mentions a lens costing more than twice as much as the Sony 24-70, but calls the latter "expensive".

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:04 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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PerL: So would this system enable Sony cameras to shot a low light indoor sports game with a 200 2.0 lens wide open at 10 fps with a higher number of keepers than a Canon 1Dx or a Nikon D4s, or is it just nerd stuff?

"for those really needing AF-performance"

A rather vague and subjective term. I see AF performance in that specific scenario (medium to good light, not sports but still moving human subjects and camera, large apertures) that many other FF cameras struggle with (see 5DS and D810), right there. Improving keepers rate in such scenarios doesn't sound like "nerd stuff" to me at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (747 comments in total)
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PerL: So would this system enable Sony cameras to shot a low light indoor sports game with a 200 2.0 lens wide open at 10 fps with a higher number of keepers than a Canon 1Dx or a Nikon D4s, or is it just nerd stuff?

Sounds like a regular use case for most ILC users indeed.

And then the alarm clock wakes you up to reality.

The reasoning that if it doesn't satisfy a niche within a niche of niche users, it must therefore me nerd stuff, escapes me.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 00:50 UTC
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