Svein Eriksen

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On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (280 comments in total)
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princecody: Who all owns this camera in here? If so are you a Pro or hobbyist? Lastly do you think it’s overpriced?

I own one. I'm hobbyist, and I think it's overpriced. Difficult to say what's a fair price, but somewhere in the range $1200-$1300 would seem more reasonable. You can get a lot of gear for the current price, for example a decent dSLR or MFT-body + kit lens and a telezoom. But it wont be all in one.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 22:05 UTC
On article CMOS image sensor sales at all-time high (77 comments in total)
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Gavin Wade: It's amazing how CMOS sensors came out on top considering the stiff competition with the vast and prolific output of rival sensor technologies.

Canon scrapped their old FD-mount in 1987 and went with the all electronic EF-mount and focus motor in each lens. Nikon kept the F-mount for compatibility - and lost their number one place. Electronic communication between lens and body and AF-motor in the lens proved to give Canon a huge advantage compared to the motor in the body approach from Nikon.

Canon also was the first to adopt CMOS sensors which outperformed the CCD-sensors Nikon used at the time. To make matters even worse, Nikon waited years before offering full frame bodies and lost even more market shares, both in the pro and amateur markets.

Nikon has made excellent bodies with as good or better sensors than Canon since the D300/D3 launch, but haven't managed to regain what they lost.

At least, that's my opinion.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 21:22 UTC
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panther fan: 500$?
For a 1080p monitor? Their own 1440p "big brother" SW2700PT costs just 550$ currently

The price of SW2700PT might be a better bargain at the moment, but I believe it was replaced by the SW271 with 4K last fall, and the launch price for that was $1100.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:56 UTC
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DotCom Editor: After the way HP totally screwed us owners of large-format Z3100 printers, I'll never, ever purchase another HP product, nor will will I ever recommend HP to anyone.

I'm OK with HP, but it has to be products I never ever expect to need to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 19:54 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: He proved that Earth isn't flat 👏

Probably lens distortion.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 19:38 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (127 comments in total)
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a777: Compact zoom is good, but again - why DPR doesn't mention, that Panasonic's RAWs are lossy? Why this serious limitation found by me after I bought camera? Usually, reviews here are quite right enough for making proper decision. But never I'd bought a camera with crippled RAWs... Now it's to late...

I don't understand why lossy compression of RAW is used today with the current low prices on memory card. On the other hand, most brands do and, and very few complain. It certainly wouldn't bother me on a camera like the TZ100/TZ200.

Btw, fixed file size regardless of ISO (and same subject) mean either no compression or lossy compression. With a 20MP sensor and file size less than 20MB then there are obviously compression involved.

Lossy compression doesn't necessarily mean same file size though. As far as I know Nikon use lossy compression on models below the 7x00-series, but still get bigger files at higher ISO.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 21:37 UTC
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Nick8: Nice idea, but obviously not for heavy cameras or lenses.
Looks like the front element will hit the ground first :)

Or heavy people

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: When I looked into getting this camera, I found that something crucial was missing. I think there was no ability to set the shutter speed or something basic like that. You’re expected to fiddle with exposure-compensation to get near your desired settings. That’s intolerably clumsy for me and made the TG-5 a non-starter despite its many impressive attributes.

You might not care about this, of course.

Could be wrong, but I believe several of the waterproof cameras use a similar folded optics design as Olympus, but still give "normal" aperture control.

Also, I have a TG4 and it seems to have two "real" apertures while the third one is a 3EV ND-filter. Are you sure that both the alternate apertures are ND-filters?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (559 comments in total)
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Joburger: Hopefully, the RX10 V will have the original 24-200/2.8 lens and the IV's AF.

I'd buy that for sure!

I consider the Mk IV because of the zoom range, but I believe many would interested in an upgraded version of the Mk I/II-design too.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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stevo23: But they don't ever rate Fuji. I think the Fuji MF would be right up there with it.

Fuji use the same 50MP sensor so the score should be about the same. No reason that they can't rate the Fuji MF though as it use a Bayer filter.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: If the score is over 100 then surely the scoring system is wrong or am I missing something. What does 100 represent as a benchmark if you can score over it?

It's not a 0-100 scale. Scores will continue increasing as sensors get better.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article Video: DxOMark's smartphone rating system explained (40 comments in total)

Pretty good intro to DxO-test.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 20:05 UTC as 10th comment
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5DMK3: This product is for the extreme minority.
iPad Pro is way way faster than any highend PC/Macbook hardware with LR will ever be.
It is NOT about the hardware but the software that uses it.
Adobe could solved this years ago if they even cared, but everything is about mobil devices. Development goes to where the masses and money is aka mobile!

Isn't LR mobile free, but you'll have to pay for LR on Mac or PC?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: "Its 0.03 sec AF-lock speed is claimed to be the World's fastest"

Doesn't every camera maker claim the same thing everytime they announce their cameras?

Generally yes, but I believe Canon made an exception when the first Eos M came out.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
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Kubicide: Sorry but this article simply doesn't make sense! A sensor DR cannot 'outstrip it's bit depth' whatever that means.

Dynamic range is determined by the source (the sensor). The bit depth or sampling rate will not affect the sensor's dynamic range by either expanding it or reducing it. Using higher bit depths is always better as it helps when reproducing the image precision and accuracy (of the color, brightness, darkness, etc.). Increasing the bit depth means the sampling rate has changed so that the subtle shifts in color/tint/hue/etc. within the dynamic range of the scene can be reproduced more faithfully. But using a 12-bit or 14-bit RAW won't result in different dynamic ranges of the same image; if it's xx dB then it will remain xx dB.

Perhaps the author has confused terms, or is trying to describe something other than dynamic range or bit depth (?)

Most ADCs are linear if I understood it correctly.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 19:05 UTC

Maybe it will support 4K

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 45th comment

I watched it. There is no reason to if you've paid attention to the D850-news the last week.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 16:49 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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Michiel953: Leica made these 10, the shop bought those 10, decided to do some black paint and engraving, and doubled the price.

Pretty adventurous for just a shop.

It's a 20% increase compared to buying the same body and lens in the same store. And you get the box and the lens in black in stead of silver.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
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juergen hofinger: Copying slides with a macro lens is quite simple even without any special equipment. I use an iPad as light source, an empty box of tissues as spacer and a tripod. Where I currently fail is converting negativ film. I wish my Fuji X-T2 would have this functionality …

I assume you can save as RAW if you want to, but then you have to do the negative to positive conversion yourself.

Edit: D850 supports TIF-format too, so it might be possible to save as TIF (But why would you).

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 19:42 UTC

The end of magic!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 16th comment
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