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Daspletosaurus: How was Canon supposed to release this camera two years ago if they didn't have a sensor with on board ADC until this year?

@ Daspletosaurus - Actually I agree with your statement.

And to be fair to Canon, Dual Pixel AF is an incredible achievement by itself. But sensor metrics like what DXO provide don't seem to lay much emphasis on this aspect. In my humble opinion - Canon were always great at low light high ISO control - Better than even Nikon - though this is a contentious point - On chip ADC was just a logical progression, which I don't think is as hard to implement as Dual Pixel AF was - So baring that in mind they should have opted to introduce it a couple of years earlier.

Canon have got a great sensor in the 5D IV ... But imagine what they could have done with that 42 MP A7R II sensor... Still one could hope they introduce a 5D X and utilize it :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
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Daspletosaurus: How was Canon supposed to release this camera two years ago if they didn't have a sensor with on board ADC until this year?

Its only a theoretical statement. In hindsight they should have jumped aboard the ADC bandwagon a few years earlier, instead on waiting it out for so long.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1914 comments in total)
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Noogy: Richard I have a question. Is high ISO better than 6D? In the studio shots you posted, I don't notice a remarkable difference, but what's your take?

High ISO on the 5D IV looks better than the A7R II & D810 / A ... so one would be safe to assume that the improvements in IQ will yeild substantial visible differences to the 6D as well... which was already very good...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
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JRFlorendo: BTW fanroids, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 released a few weeks ago was LAPPED by Apple's YEAR old iPhone 6s in various speed test.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/08/23/iphone-blitzes-samsungs-new-note-7-in-speed-test/

Apple will almost certainly never be No. 1 in the world of mobile phones... Global markets tend to favor Android handsets... Keeping that in mind... Apple's 6s or 7 can be 10 times faster than the best Android handset - it doesn't really matter because nobody cares...

Its only a matter of time before Samsungs S8 leapfrogs Apples iPhone 7 ... Happens every year...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

Susan, look at this link - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note7-review-1478p7.php

As for good old Anands reviews... there's definitely some degree of underlying bias... same can be said for some of the reviews at gsmarena

The link is directly for the performance stats of the Note 7 - between numerous flagship grade competitors - but read the full review too.

When you mentioned people using 6 year old iPhones - Well in all fairness the same can be said for Android handsets - In the case of Android, a phone of that vintage will probably be running on Android Jelly bean or Kit kat... Nevertheless still fully functioning operating systems. You still find people using the S4, S5, Note 3 & 4 without any performance related issues.

Regarding the resale value of an old Samsung flagship phone - well I don't know much about it, so I can't really comment...

Try the Huawei P9 , Mate 8 or OnePlus 3 - even if only to use it as a secondary back up phone - Its still a great device.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

Just a suggestion... But have you ever tried one of the Chinese branded phones... Huawei (5X) , Xiaomi (Mi5) or OnePlus 3...? No doubt they are budget phones by comparison to Apple - But considering their price-point and specifications - you are literally getting maximum bang for your buck. Don't blind yourself with Apples theoretical supremacy... Theres a whole world of up and coming phone manufacturers out there... giving the average consumer some great alternatives.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

Apple gives you a 4.7" IPS LCD screen which is outdated by any stretch of the imagination - Sammy gives you a curved edge AMOLED screen which has been unequivocally declared the best screen on the market.

Apple gives you a measly 1/3" sensor (12 MP) which produces borderline horrendous images... but yet the average Apple fan will swear, rant & rave about what a revolutionary camera Apple has produced... Samung gives you a generous 1/2.4" sensor (pratically the same as any point & shoot camera) which produces outstanding image quality in any lighting conditions... Plus class leading video... Autofocus that would put just about every other smartphone to shame... And you're still finding fault with Samsung...??!!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

The battery maybe a problem with some Note 7 units - but till date there has not any instances of software incompatibility or lag... Touchwiz is an amazing UI ... especially in its latest iteration on the Note 7. I am astounded that you think the Note 7 is slower than either the iPhone 6 or 6S ... Perhaps in single core performance benchmarks Apples twister cores are slightly more powerful that ARM's cores... But as I mentioned earlier in the Exynos version (International market) Samsungs Mongoose cores are almost hitting 3 Ghz without breaking a sweat... To be honest with you Apple isn't exactly known for producing cutting edge hardware... Its primarily software (iOS) that they excel at... The Note 7 on the otherhand represents the epitome of hardware prowess with Marshmallow in toe and Nougat to follow.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

The battery is slighly faulty... At least Samsung have no qualms in admitting their mistake. They offer a full refun or replacement. I remember when Apples antennas were faulty... everybody denied it... No refund or replacement back then... But hey it was Apple - we'll forgive and hopefully forget... Coming back... The Note 7 is without a doubt the absolute best device on the market right now. Best camera (stills & video) ... best processor... best AMOLED screen... best overall design. Yu mentioned the SD-820 - No doubt an excellent processor... but not the best... Samsung's Exynos 8890 is better... better battery life & absolutely no heating whatsoever even under signficant stress... Alas Sammy has perfected the 14nm fabrication process... Next gen will probably be 10 or 8 nm ... Lets see how Apple competes with that.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:30 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (946 comments in total)
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susan2012: Right now the fastest available Android phones are still slower than the old iPhone. Closer, in fact, to the several year old iPhone 6 than they are to the iPhone 6s. I'm sure they're just delighted to see the iPhone get two more cores and further 40-50% performance increase :D

Unless you're insinuating that a dual core A9 is faster than a octa core Exynos 8890 or quad core Snapdragon 820 .... AnTuTu & GeekBench seem to tell a different story... To make matters worse Apples 12 MP camera is mediocre at best...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Welp, Canon's full frame DR has finally caught up to Sony's best.

Sony's best APS-C sensor.... -_____-

Slow and steady wins the race...... :) :) :) :) Canon only so recently introduced ADC on their sensors... and already their noise & dynamic range performance are coming within striking distance to the industrys best FF sensors... Give it a little more time...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
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petr marek: dramatic dynamic range improvements = nearly as good dynamic range as Sony and Nikon

DR will probably be in the rage of around 14 evs ..... But still making it the best performing Canon sensor. Nevertheless a quantum leap in terms of Canon sensor design... It took Nikon approximately 3 or 4 generations of Sony sensors before they achieved 14 + evs dynamic range scores.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:52 UTC
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dopravopat: Finally a really useless 4K video, when you can capture it only with a 1.64 crop factor. So if you want wide angle 4K video, you must attach the APS-C Sigma 8-16 on the EOS 5D Mk IV. Also, be prepared to shoot just 15 minutes on a single 64 GB CF card.

Yes, the 5 D Mk IV is a decent camera. You know what it would need to make it a great camera? Put a SONY sensor in it.

@ dynaxx - You are making very vague generalized proclamations without any substantiating evidence to back up your claims... Sony may make good sensors... but they don't know how to utilize them to their maximum potential... From my experience most pro studio photographers still shoot Canon... with some also using Hasselblad & Phase One... But hey... maybe you know better

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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Stanchung: Better DR on the 1DX2 but better high ISO on the D5. 4 cameras having same 80 overall score.

Makes it harder to brag doesn't it? hahahaha

Considering the 1DX II is close to a thousand points ahead in low light high ISO ..... It would be nearly impossible to justify the D5 having "better" high ISO....

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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Average User: Richard:
Can you tell us (1) does this camera have a bsi sensor? Or is Sony saving BSI for its own future APS-c flagship? (2) More about camera build and bump, dust and water resistance? Thanks.

Sony built the D500 sensor...??? No doubt the D500 image quality is impressive... but how do you know its a Sony sensor...?! I thought that Nikon were trying to move away or diversify from constantly using Sony sensors...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 08:19 UTC

You're sure this is "class leading" ...?!

Can't really says its any better than the A6300 ... Reminds me of their image processing from their J5 ... except on an APS-C scale...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Meizu reveals PRO 6 with 21MP camera and 10-LED flash (22 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Its priced right. Xiaomi, Hauwei.......etc should learn from Meizu; be realistic and stop trying to get a bite of the premium handset pie from Apple and Samsung. Instead focus on your core strength, value, volume, services....

There are uncertainty about the bands that it supports which is big thing for 4G handset. Also MediaTek.... come on!! For a $200 phone may be but not for a $400 flagship model.

The Mi 5 is available in Australia...??!! Outside of China, India is the only other country to have it officially available... And there too the base model Mi 5 32 GB version only... which costs about Rs 25,000 so roughly USD 400 ...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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Yxa: Nikon D7200 silver award
Sony A6300 gold award
Some Sony bias here for sure

Probably because Sony has been making gigantic strides as far as image & video quality are concerned as compared to other brands... I used to think Sony were the pits at high ISO ... now they seem to be leading (or at least at the top) of the pack...

Plus Sony is constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation - especially sensor design as clearly demonstrated with this gem of a sensor in the 6300 ... Most other brands simply refine a previous generations technology...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:41 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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kadardr: I have seen the silliest posts ever in this thread. This camera is the high ISO king for now. Full stop.

Obviously the Nikon fanboyz are out in full force... :) :) You're beloved flagships reputation's on the line... it was expected... :)

Probably 1D X (though its two generations older by Nikon standards) ... Sony's A7S / II ... A7R II (downsized or heck even at full size it produces killer image quality at high ISO)

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
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