TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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Joined on May 17, 2010

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terryoregon: "You can expect a thousand lawyers to be suiting up for this one . . ."

There is no law against using multiple vendors. I worked for a medical device company for 22 years. Almost every component we used had two suppliers. This was merely a precaution against one supplier going down (for any reason) - then shutting down production. Not once in 22 years did a customer care which source we used for our components. What they cared about was delays in getting their order.

"full disclosure" would be an endeavor in the ridiculous. Which components would you list? Some - all? That could easily be a thousand parts or more. Supplier lists change constantly.

That "issue" completely skips the more important question:
- whether they notice a difference (in a negative way) to begin with.

If the answer to that question is "no", then there's nothing left.

As for the cherry picking, that could be a theoretical scenario for practically every part in every phone.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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Petrogel: Imagine how many people will ask for their money back, when they'll find out that their new shiny Samsung S6, is equipped with a photo sensor different to the one DxoMark ranked on top place on the mobile image quality list.

I'm sure Apple people are already smiling .

Only if it peforms visibly worse, which sofar doesn't seem the case.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 18:22 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Samsung are being fools again, selling you a different product from what you were expecting, I believe the term SCAMMING fits samsung right now.

The Sony 16MP sensor performs as good or better in low light, better in good light and appears to have better DR (more highlight headroom with as much or less shadow noise).

So no, that's not the reason the 8MP sensor is used by more people.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
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SergioBR: And ... S6 will shoot in RAW !!! http://www.sammobile.com/2015/05/05/exclusive-android-5-1-1-to-bring-new-camera-features-to-the-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge/

Thanks, that's good news, because updates may take a while...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
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SergioBR: And ... S6 will shoot in RAW !!! http://www.sammobile.com/2015/05/05/exclusive-android-5-1-1-to-bring-new-camera-features-to-the-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge/

Which 3rd party app allows RAW on the S6?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 10:21 UTC
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B E: 1) Create new product using superior parts from your competitor.
2) Wait for good reviews to come in.
3) Silently substitute parts with cheaper alternatives.
4) Profit!

This is fraud, or at best highly unethical.

Actually, you're assuming yourself.

For example that the Sony parts are better and that the distribution of both sensors didn't happen from the start.

Based on the comparisons sofar, I wouldn't call one better than the other. I see differences in jpeg color and gamma (mostly blackpoint and contrast) calibration that can be considered benefits or downsides, depending on the shooting circumstances (high DR scene vs flat light or daylight vs low light).

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
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Neez: I hope someone makes an APP or something that shows which image sensor you have.

Thanks, works indeed.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

It's not odd accounting if you mention smartphones to begin with, which you did.

And as a result, Samsung is one of the largest contributors to positive results for Sony Semiconductors, alongside Apple.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
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Mssimo: How much money could canon be saving by making own CMOS chip? Im sure with the volume canon has they could get a exclusive custom built sensor from sony and still call it a canon sensor. Olympus turned around when the OMD line used a sony sensor for the first time. Before that sensor technology very weak.

The large majority of those "custom" sensors are still (existing) Exmor designs with a few alterations.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

The majority of Samsung cameras has a Sony sensor under the hood, because that's mostly smartphones, from which a minority (smaller percentage S6, part of the Note 4's, the S5 etc.) is equipped with Samsung sensors.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
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