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On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (301 comments in total)
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Aroart: Just a little info.. I tested the Sony rx10m3 against Canon 70-200 2.8 v2 with an 80d and the Sony blew it away in clarity... No, I am not a Sony fan boy... Just want to let people know if your not a pro you just might want to get the Sony and not worry about spending $ on lenses... Dave Dougdale even tested it against a zeiss lense and the rx10m3 was sharpers...

@ Aroart - Sir, the Sony RX10 III uses Carl Zeiss optics... As is clearly marked on the camera itself --- So the question of being sharper than a Zeiss lens isn't really pertinent... Unless offcourse you were comparing it to a Distagon or Apo Planar......?!
Whether it would actually "blow away" an 80D or most modern day APS-C cameras is highly doubtful / debatable... The only thing its got going for it is its longer than most zoom range compressed into its fairly compact body...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Dx0 gave good marks to previous Z Sonys that had flabberghastingly poor IQ that I completely lost confidence in them.

Then they produced their own camera.

Time for dpreview to rethink their 'friendship'?

This 23MP 1/2.3” sensor probably has great potential... Only problem is Sony doesn't know how to exploit it to its maximum potential... sadly I don't think its even been exploited to 50% of its potential under Sony...

Give the same chip to Samsung, Google, Microsoft or even Lenovo owned Motorola and you'll see some stunning IQ

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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2eyesee: It really is time for both DXO and DPR to pit smartphone cameras against compact cameras.

DXO need to drop this ridiculous separate scoring system for smartphones and give us a 'real' DXO score. And DPR need to start including smartphones in their standard studio test scene.

Most of the 1/2.3” compact cams have inferior image quality to mid range & high end smartphones utilizing sensors of approximately the same size... Long gone are the days when it was the other way around...

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 04:59 UTC

The Mate 9 is behind the iPhone 7 in terms of image quality... Huh... Really... Wonder how many apples were thrown DXO's way for that score...

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Fun 4 all: It has the same size sensor as my phone, but with lower IQ due to the smaller pixel size and smaller F/2.8 lens.
Too bad it can't shoot 4K, 120FPS or 240 FPS video like my phone.

But it does have a giant lens!

You're sure it has lower IQ than your phone...?! If I'm not mistaken it probably uses the same or a variant of the sensor found inside Microsofts Lumia 950 . And that was class leading all the way.

By any chance are you using a Google Pixel or S7 ... Perhaps these are the only two phones are capable of producing better image quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (216 comments in total)
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ASR45: D500 the beast of 2016. Nothing gets close, well done to Nikon.

marike6 I agree with your assessment regarding lenses. Regarding stabilization... the Sony does come equipped with in built 5-axis stabilization which does go a long way in helping non stabilized lenses...

BUT... you are the man that keeps referring to DXO's scores where image parameters are concerned... And based upon their scores alone the D500 is far from class leading in any category... DPR's gold award is probably more in favor of its AF, build quality and reliability rather than pure image quality...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (216 comments in total)
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ASR45: D500 the beast of 2016. Nothing gets close, well done to Nikon.

Doesn't Sony's A6500 equal and exceed the D500 in IQ , AF and hands down in video...?! Mirrorless ILC's are grossly underrated...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 11:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Howard: I think these samples confirm what I thought about the M5: it is a good, capable, if unspectacular camera. As a photographic tool it will be sufficient for most purposes, and its main selling point is that it stays within the EOS ecosystem (you can interchange accessories with EOS DSLRs, and use EF lenses with a simple adapter which does not require communication protocol translation, etc.).

Purely by specs, the Sony A6500 is literally 2 generations ahead, but, for most EOS users with significant sunken cost in the system, this is a good entry into MILC.

Two generations "ahead" is pure exaggeration... :) Only video siginificantly exceeds the Canon... IQ for all intents and purposes is pretty much the same... If you honestly believe a $1400 camera will make you a better photograper or enable you to capture better photos... then go ahead and buy the A6500 ... Who knows... Sony could definitely use your business...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 08:37 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (96 comments in total)

Absolutely atrocious image quality... but pretty much synonymous with all Sony smartphones...

20 MP images look absolutely amazing on phones like Mocrosoft's Lumia 950 / XL ... Its just that Sony's image quality has systematically deteriorated over the years... AND... that useless G lens isn't exactly doing Sony any favors either...

Sony desperately need to fire all people involved with their smartphone camera imaging division and hire anyone else... Since Nikon's laying off 1000 employees - Now would be a opportune moment to capitalize upon it and hire them...!

Even cheap Chinese phone manufacturers put Sony to shame where camera IQ is concerned...!

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 08:06 UTC as 24th comment
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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lensberg: How many more 24 MP cameras does the market need...??!! Nikon's already got about 10 or 11 of them floating around... boring the pants off everybody...

Sony and maybe Panasonic are the only companies that truly innovate and really put forth something exciting nowadays... The rest of the bunch are just same old... same old...

Marike, I agree with your assessment regarding the Nikon 1 - Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nikon 1 (V 1 / J 1) were introduced around the same time Sony introduced its first RX100 to the world - There's no doubt that they were competitors on many fronts -- But if you look back purely at which model proved to be the predominantly popular camera amongst the masses - then that should leave absolutely no doubt that the RX100 was the undisputed winner... Destroying the J1 / V1 is sheer volume of sales. I'm wondering what Nikon's J6 / V6 models will feature...? Will they finally use Sony's stacked 1" sensors... or will they continue to boycot Sony in the 1" sensor market...? And Nikon seriously need to improve their video specs... Right now they can't even compete with Sony or Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

I want my Sony RX100 XXX ..... I'm guessing I'll have to wait till 2041 for that bad boy... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: Nikon is the new Canon. You heard it here last.

D5 has plenty of competition in the form of the 1DX II .... Unless I'm mistaken - It even outsells the D5 ... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 08:05 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Reminds me all the canon T series with the same 18mp sensor. When they were changing one dial and calling it a model.

Well Sony have a much better 24 MP sensor in the A6300 & A6500 ..... Probably not licensing it to Nikon is the reason for Nikon's stale old sensor... which if I'm not mistaken is an older generation Sony sensor... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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lensberg: How many more 24 MP cameras does the market need...??!! Nikon's already got about 10 or 11 of them floating around... boring the pants off everybody...

Sony and maybe Panasonic are the only companies that truly innovate and really put forth something exciting nowadays... The rest of the bunch are just same old... same old...

That Nikon 1 series was doomed from the start... 60 fps was just a gimmick - AF could never keep up and the IQ was more like mediocre point & shoot level...
Nikon's IQ is very good... I agree with you... but at this price point nobody's really going to be nitpicking about the intricacies of fine detail rendered - and whose low light prowess is passable at 12800 & beyond... Canon, Sony, Pentax and Panasonic pretty much produce the same level of IQ - I would think it boils down to additinal features such as video, AF, ease of use / customisation and build quality that would determine long term brand loyalty...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:58 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)

How many more 24 MP cameras does the market need...??!! Nikon's already got about 10 or 11 of them floating around... boring the pants off everybody...

Sony and maybe Panasonic are the only companies that truly innovate and really put forth something exciting nowadays... The rest of the bunch are just same old... same old...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 71st comment | 12 replies
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alcaher: How smaller in size this camera is in comparison to the d5500?
If you point that it has an impressive image quality then could it be possible that it has ´´slightly´´ better highiso performance and better DR than previous dx models like the d5500?

I think it utilizes the exact same sensor as the D5500 / 7200 ... Keeping that in mind IQ will probably be exactly the same... except for JPEG - which should be slightly finer tuned compared to the other two, being the newest model...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 17:25 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?

@ 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 (2092 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
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