Horshack

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On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (566 comments in total)

Yes but who makes the buttons?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 14:54 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (433 comments in total)
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Horshack: "The tilt angle of the screen has also been expanded, to up to 90 degrees downwards and 180 degrees upwards. You know - for selfies."

Actually I think a more significant need for the expanded LCD tilt angles is vlogging. Many high-profile vloggers have complained about the inability to frame themselves on Sony cameras.

@BlueBomberTurbo, I checked and you're right. I read the article's statement to mean that both the 180 and 90 were new to the VI. Thanks for the correction.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 05:45 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (433 comments in total)

"The tilt angle of the screen has also been expanded, to up to 90 degrees downwards and 180 degrees upwards. You know - for selfies."

Actually I think a more significant need for the expanded LCD tilt angles is vlogging. Many high-profile vloggers have complained about the inability to frame themselves on Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 21:30 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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tpani: "There are also areas in which small sensors offer an advantage over large ones, with readout speed being the most obvious one."
Why? How? Fewer pixels means faster to read, of course, but a smaller sensor does not necessarily have fewer pixels. Not sure what is meant here.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59712738

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 13:32 UTC

Beautifully sculpted design.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:16 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

They should add a feature called "Time better spent", describing all the more enjoyable and productive activities one could be doing instead of Instagramming.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 18:38 UTC as 7th comment

I'm digging that monitor stand.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 23:04 UTC as 35th comment
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falconeyes: What was so wrong about a stable and tested retail release once in a while?
The new habit of daily updates of some apps is destined to break a running device.
And with Adobe in particular, they have no incentive anymore to optimize and test their software before shipping. Let‘s call it cloud testing ;)

Agreed. Part of Adobe's claimed rationale for switching to a subscription model was to enable more frequent releases of feature additions, rather than waiting for major.x releases to do so. The tail is wagging the dog and it's making it nauseous.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
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Horshack: From Sony's release notes:

"Improves the overall stability of the camera"

This sounds like a catch-all for multiple bug fixes. It would be preferable to list them out individually.

@RubberDials, how can a person come 'here' (comment section) to see SOMEONE find a negative thing about SOMETHING without also finding the negative SOMETHING that SOMEONE said? Perhaps if a bot posted it rather than a human?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 14:08 UTC
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Horshack: From Sony's release notes:

"Improves the overall stability of the camera"

This sounds like a catch-all for multiple bug fixes. It would be preferable to list them out individually.

@RubberDials, a distinction without a difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 02:13 UTC
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Horshack: From Sony's release notes:

"Improves the overall stability of the camera"

This sounds like a catch-all for multiple bug fixes. It would be preferable to list them out individually.

@fjbyrne, You came here expecting to find something negative about a company fixing things and sure enough you did, even where it doesn't exist. Confirmation bias.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 01:47 UTC

From Sony's release notes:

"Improves the overall stability of the camera"

This sounds like a catch-all for multiple bug fixes. It would be preferable to list them out individually.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 00:12 UTC as 19th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (791 comments in total)

Great job pulling all this information together Rishi. In addition to Hank's great contribution via his utility, dpreview user 'pippo27' should also be commended - he's the one who implemented the striping fix for Raw Therapee. And as always, Jim Kasson for being one of the major technical forces behind the ongoing investigation of the striping issue.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)

I find it curious no smartphones are on the list, when you consider the pervasiveness of smartphones and thus the likelihood that a noteworthy event is more likely to occur around someone who has a smartphone than a dedicated camera. Then again these are photojournalism awards so maybe the selection criteria was limited.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 18:57 UTC as 127th comment | 7 replies

The best smartphone is the camera you have with you.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light (75 comments in total)

Based on the laws of equivalence, a 1mm sensor powered by available light is equivalent to a full-frame sensor powered by a potato.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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kelstertx: Looks like the media isn't standard SSDs like (most of the) previous models. It's some "AtomX SSDmini", which uses the SATA3 connector according to the site, but it's physically smaller. For it to fit the Ninja V caddy, you'll probably have to buy expensive new small format non-standard drives. Last time they did this, they tried to use CFast with the Ninja Star, but the media was ghastly expensive -- on the order of 10X the cost of SSD. Since I can't find a single seller offering the "AtomX SSDmini" yet, I'm guessing it will be atrociously expensive too. (It's possible they are just using M.2 SSD drives, and that would be cool/clever/inexpensive.)

Might not matter though. I typically enclose the Ninja with a SATA drawer to make the SSD swap simpler. SATA3 is SATA3 when it's connected to a SSD drawer with a 6" SATA extension cable.

I was in Atomos's booth today at NAB. The unit supports regular 2.5" SSDs that fit the included caddy. I asked the purpose of the smaller SSD form factor and was told so that the smaller drives fit flush within the unit rather than sticking out sightly.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
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kelstertx: Looks like the media isn't standard SSDs like (most of the) previous models. It's some "AtomX SSDmini", which uses the SATA3 connector according to the site, but it's physically smaller. For it to fit the Ninja V caddy, you'll probably have to buy expensive new small format non-standard drives. Last time they did this, they tried to use CFast with the Ninja Star, but the media was ghastly expensive -- on the order of 10X the cost of SSD. Since I can't find a single seller offering the "AtomX SSDmini" yet, I'm guessing it will be atrociously expensive too. (It's possible they are just using M.2 SSD drives, and that would be cool/clever/inexpensive.)

Might not matter though. I typically enclose the Ninja with a SATA drawer to make the SSD swap simpler. SATA3 is SATA3 when it's connected to a SSD drawer with a 6" SATA extension cable.

"Ninja V also works with Master Caddy II."

One of which is included with V according to Atomos's spec sheet at: https://www.atomos.com/ninjav

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 13:07 UTC

This sounds like Apple's response to Sony's X-OCN, which was introduced just before last year's NAB. Sony gave a detailed presentation on X-OCN at last year's NAB, which I found useful. I don't think Apple goes to NAB so not sure if this will be presented there next week.

Here's some info on X-OCN:
http://zsyst.com/2016/12/sony-x-ocn-sample-footage/

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 20:17 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

8K can't work in the USA because the recommended viewing distance will be too short to fit a TV dinner tray in between our La-Z-Boy and TV screen :)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 20:31 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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