TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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Joined on May 17, 2010

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roustabout66: I would not feel very comfortable owning a Sony camera now. My understanding is that most of any profits generated were by sensors not cameras.

Their camera division shows the most growth in the industry (many others are actually shrinking). So reality already made such speculation rather unfounded.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: Not impressed, the LGG4 toasts this camera for low Iso detail.

I think the lens is just not as good as the best android Cameras these days.

I am still impressed with the quality of the LGG4

Not just larger sensors but also faster lenses. With these small sensors, up to 2/3 EV extra light can make a good difference too.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: This should be good enough for most people, I mean not fussy gear addicts like us on this web site...

The good news is that the colours seem very accurate, very pleasing and not over saturated, like most cameras, straight out of the box.

Nice.

There's actually pretty severe clipping in the red channel, see for example image 32 (IMG_1381.JPG), where the guy's face is turned into a even colored mess. It's also demonstrated in flower shots in galleries elsewhere, showing little to no detail left in red flowers.

I wouldn't call colors anywhere near accurate either, since daylight shots have the yellow veil seen in the previous iPhone images and videos too, probably in an attempt to fake golden hours in every daylight shot. These shots were mostly during the golden hours, which partially hides that flaw.

Those are not things only noticed by " fussy gear addicts", especially red channel clipping (read: loss of detail) is usually fairly obvious.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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new boyz: So.. Canon can finally buy Sony sensor from a non-competitor company? I hope so. I would like to see more flavors of Sony sensor. Pentax flavor is the best for now.

Mwoah, even if we somehow decide that the ADC's aren't part of the sensors, around 50% QE vs 60-70% QE still isn't exactly the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
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km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.

Wake me up when Canon shows us mirrorless system cameras with a good viewfinder, or any viewfinder for that matter.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
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Just a Photographer: As far as I know their sensors have always been made by Sony Semiconductors . This announcement is purely made to hide the fact that Sony Digital Imaging might go on sale in late 2016 as was speculated about by a highly ranked Sony executive last year.

"The division will be carved away from Sony's devices group as part of a larger reorganization..."

Another press release that was put out to financial institutions:

"According to the financial data released today, Sony's Imaging division "sales decreased 2.0% year-on-year (a 16% decrease on a constant currency basis) to 741.2 billion yen (7,196 million U.S. dollars).

Sony is reporting that a continued decrease in sales of video cameras is to blame for the losses, and their still cameras aren't doing enough to stem the tide.
"

Even though Sony seems to be on the rise, they still look doomed as their camera's don't stick to the wall enough. This press release confirms that Sony Digital Imaging is not safe within the Sony group.

There were no speculations from "high ranked executives" last year regarding the sale of Imaging, in fact, Hirai specifically stated it wasn' t going to be sold. And a press release from a year and a half ago, during a time when all camera divisions were struggling worldwide. Look at the current numbers and recent statements. Doomed how again?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 07:29 UTC
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supeyugin1: Good move. Now Sony is free to close their mobile phone and camera departments, as those are not profitable.

Camera department is profitable despite rapidly shrinking compact camera and camcorder markets as a whole.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 22:45 UTC
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (394 comments in total)
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AdamT: DXO thing wins best Mobile device ? DP review work with DXO in the reviews so expect this ludicrous choice on those grounds - there certainly isn`t any other reason why this joke of a thing should even be on the list

iOS is the smartphone platform and not the most popular one, being outnumbered between 4 and 5 to 1 by the Android smartphone platform.

I'm assuming you (Barney) were referring to specific iPhone models instead.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2177 comments in total)
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adengappasami: The battery life on this camera is super bad. U need atleast a couple of additional batteries to get over a day. Around 500 shots is where it will drop dead. Luckily i have a bunch of batteris from my Sony A7r

In "fancy crap" live view, that Nikon or Canon lasts shorter than the A7RII, even according to CIPA measurements and despite having larger batteries.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2177 comments in total)
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Valterj: Too expensive! What a pity!

4.000 € (body + zeiss lens) is too much...

Thorgrem has been bashing Sony mirrorless offerings for quite some time here and elsewhere, probably as part of a cognitive dissonance after his investment in micro 4/3. Making up stories about Sony's market share is just another sign of that.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Just so that Sony is made clear on how users feel:

-- I want a third option of: lossless, compressed RAW.

I would have preferred Sony relay this and done it properly, rather than giving us some half-hearted attempt to pacify upset users.

The problem is, now that Sony gives us a half-hearted fix, they might delay the lossless, compressed RAW for a long time, thinking that people are satisfied. We're not.

Sony, given the choice of compressed, lossless RAW, versus uncompressed, mega-big files - what sort of crazy person would want to massively large uncompressed files?

In fact, my LR imports and opens uncompressed files faster than compressed files of the same resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 06:15 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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six34sigma: Thanks for getting Sony to pay attention dpreview.

Now the question becomes if its uncompressed thats the file size change and does it change frame rate? Probably.

The article covers both points already.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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Glenn Barber: I really appreciate DPReview stepping up and getting to the bottom of Sony's ambiguous announcement.

So one point this this does reinforce - is that this is not a camera for wildlife and similar where you need to shoot in raw to handle hi contrast and shadows and the ability to fire off quickly with a reasonably sized buffer.

That's a bit like saying Canon doesn't really offer cameras suitable for wildlife photographers shooting in contrasty/high DR scenes, for having about 2 stops less usable DR range than some Nikon cameras. I'm sure the majority of wildlife shooters (read: the Canon share) has something to say about that. ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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stevo23: I think we owe a round of thanks to Rishi and others at DPR as well. I seriously doubt Sony would have heard our voices if not for the articles and posts here at DPR.

Leave it to HAR to enter the fallacies again. There has been no resistance at Dpreview regarding possible image degradation due to the used compression scheme. In fact, Rishi also pointed those out on many occasions. It's the "washed out colors" claims of yours that saw resistance, since no proof has been presented or found for those and the actual artifacts caused by the compression are of a completely different kind.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
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ecka84: About the video. I think the "actual brightness with the naked eye" is closer to ISO 12800. Of course it all depends on the eye :).

Right, becauase dynamic (non static) scenes with large dynamic range exceeding what Canon sensors can cover with good quality, do not exist. Being able to capture more DR in a single frame is only useful to help correct user error.

That argument was already outdated 5 years ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2015 at 17:02 UTC
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RichRMA: Doesn't matter what camera. 400k ISO looks awful. They are not there yet.

@Sdaniella:
And that link to the Dpreview comparison is supposed to tell us what about the sensor performance of these cameras and in particular DR at high ISO? You linked to an out of camera JPEG comparison, which is useless for that purpose. Switch to RAW at the same size and you indeed see a substantial difference in shadows (noise and especially discoloration), in favor of the A7S, corresponding with the DR differences measured by DXOmark at high ISO. Even the A7RII bests the 6D at ISO 25600 in this regard.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=canon_eos6d&attr13_2=canon_eos6d&attr13_3=sony_a7s&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=25600&attr16_1=25600&attr16_2=25600&attr16_3=25600&attr171_0=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-0.06435045317220543&y=-1.0230734565119424

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
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justmeMN: (sarcasm) I look forward to DPR's next fifteen articles about this camera. :-)

Just keep posting and clicking like this and your wish may come true.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)
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J A C S: Very similar at high ISO but slightly worse than the D750 and the A7S with better resolution. If you push it really hard, the A7S wins over those two with a lower magenta cast.

Same at ISO 6400 and 12800, just less pronounced.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=nikon_d750&attr13_2=sony_a7r&attr13_3=nikon_d810&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr171_0=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=0.13840085500067356&y=0.9490318362729777

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)
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beppe_it: eos 6d is still better or equal performing (quality wise) at a lower price range (from 3200 iso up).

I don't see the better high ISO performance from the 6D, in fact, I see the clear opposite.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=canon_eos6d&attr13_2=pentax_645z&attr13_3=nikon_d810&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=51200&attr16_1=51200&attr16_2=51200&attr16_3=51200&attr171_0=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=0.1614954682779457&y=0.5252858832807572

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)
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J A C S: Very similar at high ISO but slightly worse than the D750 and the A7S with better resolution. If you push it really hard, the A7S wins over those two with a lower magenta cast.

At high ISO in RAW, the A7RII clearly fares better in highlights and midtones, even some of the shadows. Only in deep shadows, the D750 does better by a hair.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=nikon_d750&attr13_2=sony_a7r&attr13_3=nikon_d810&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=51200&attr16_1=51200&attr16_2=25600&attr16_3=51200&attr171_0=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=0.12226586102719034&y=0.9676022420009014

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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