RPJG

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PhozoKozmos: ahhh, individual photon accounting on image sensors!

highspeeds, of course
in ultra bright conditions
no well lit shadow is too dark

now we're getting somewhere!
:)

No.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 10:13 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: ahhh, individual photon accounting on image sensors!

highspeeds, of course
in ultra bright conditions
no well lit shadow is too dark

now we're getting somewhere!
:)

You might like it, but it makes your sentences nearly unreadable, and prone to misinterpretation. That's the very opposite of what you think you're achieving.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 08:04 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: ahhh, individual photon accounting on image sensors!

highspeeds, of course
in ultra bright conditions
no well lit shadow is too dark

now we're getting somewhere!
:)

OK, maybe don't use line
breaks half way through your
sentences in future.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 04:06 UTC
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melgross: The only thing I can tell from those images is that the lens seems to have a lot of vignetting. Otherwise, I’m not as deliberately as pessimistic as the Nikon fanboys here are.

Vignetting....the least of my worries.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 20:06 UTC
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entoman: It's interesting to look at the photo of the prototype chip with scores of ultra-thin (copper?) wires stretching from the centre to the outer connectors, without any supporting substrate. I know very little about the construction of chips, but this seems to be an extremely delicate type of construction (unless there is a transparent flexible ribbon that isn't apparent in the image).

Cameras are subject to quite severe micro-vibration - especially cameras whose chips are jiggled thousands of times per second during the IBIS process. It's a little worrysome that such vibration might cause one or more of thoses ultra-fine wires to snap, shorting out the chip.

It's an R&D device...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 19:43 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: ahhh, individual photon accounting on image sensors!

highspeeds, of course
in ultra bright conditions
no well lit shadow is too dark

now we're getting somewhere!
:)

Why do you think this needs ultra bright conditions?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 19:39 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: update for pixel-shift is incremental
handheld results will be limited
even though welcome over earlier version

it's still tripod-bound unless there is plenty of light for fastest/shortest shutterspeeds

Read some of his/her other replies on this site. S/he just likes to complain.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 01:55 UTC
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Gesture: Even in an "enterprise" setting, rather not put all chickens in one basket.

ecka84, for us the price is irrelevant, as it's not meant for home use cases.

For the people who *do* need it, the price is also basically irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 17:23 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Remember, SSD's have a finite lifecycle expressed in read/write operations.

Josh, you don't understand what scokill is talking about, do you?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:25 UTC
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Edmond Leung: What's its random access read/write speed if working randomly and continuously on over 100,000 small files?

These IOPS numbers are somewhere between "pretty meaningless" and "not enough information" without any reference to queue depths, for the use cases that drive is meant for.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:18 UTC
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AlanG: How long before we look back at this and laugh, "Only 30 terabytes. And look at how huge that thing is."

My first 20MB drive cost $1500 back when that was a lot of money and was about 3 inches high on a 5 1/4" form factor.

My first hard disk drive was 10MB, required an S-100 bus box for the controller card to connect it to the Exidy Sorcerer, and the drive was pretty big too (I *think* it was 5 1/4"). Total cost about A$1,500. This was 1979 or 1980.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:16 UTC
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Gesture: Even in an "enterprise" setting, rather not put all chickens in one basket.

Why on earth do people keep making these sorts of comments, every time a new/higher-capacity drive comes out? Do they not realise why large capacity drives are required by some customers? Do they not realise that RAID etc can minimise the impact of any one drive failing? Do they not realise that you back up your data regardless of the size of the individual drives?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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tabloid: I wonder if reformatting from time to time would make any difference to reliability and life span.

It's a solid-state drive, so regular reformatting would probably reduce lifespan, if only by a negligible amount. The drive controller firmware manages all the reads/writes in such a way as to maximise whatever combination of performance and lifespan the manufacturer is targetting.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:11 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I won't believe it until Rishi has had a chance to examine it first hand and verify that it's doing what Sony says it does. He is good at sniffing out baloney.

Rishi has got nothing to do with the fact that Sony are not going to simply make up something like this, which would have taken a *lot* of time and money to get to this stage. I can't understand where you're coming from.

Anyway, maybe something is getting lost in the fact that this is a text chat. Not to worry.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 02:31 UTC
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Conrad567: I will hand it to FUJIFILM, in a game of market share chess, they seem to be moving a step ahead of most everyone else.

They don't have FF because they've gone bigger than FF.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 15:48 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I won't believe it until Rishi has had a chance to examine it first hand and verify that it's doing what Sony says it does. He is good at sniffing out baloney.

Disregarding your silly comments about our relative intelligences:

Sony isn't in the business of making stuff up. It will work as described. The only (sensible) questions will be around how quickly they can get this working with the number of pixels required for today's cameras at a sensible power draw, and minutiae around read speeds versus noise/DR etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 10:02 UTC
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MrBrightSide: I won't believe it until Rishi has had a chance to examine it first hand and verify that it's doing what Sony says it does. He is good at sniffing out baloney.

Why on earth would you think this would be baloney?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 12:24 UTC
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fmian: I hope they have enough children in their slave labour camps to keep up with the demand.

You are *completely* missing the point. They can go back home whenever they want, if they don't like the life. To imagine that these people don't have brains is incredibly patronising. Cheerio.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 05:18 UTC
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RPJG: What's involved in putting two such widely different focal length ranges into identically-sized bodies? And having constant T2.9, from 18-135, with the same front element size? Presumably that's not trivial.

What he said.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 05:16 UTC

What's involved in putting two such widely different focal length ranges into identically-sized bodies? And having constant T2.9, from 18-135, with the same front element size? Presumably that's not trivial.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:54 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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