lensberg

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On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 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 (1090 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 (2150 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
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 term "high ISO king" is brandished around rather freely these days...

Its quite good at high ISO... but damn sure not the king...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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JonathanFV: LOL! ISO 3 million... I hope nobody is going to use it. Even super downscaled, it's atrocious. ISO 102400 would be my limit as far as Internet usage goes.

ISO 102400 would be the uppermost limit on the D5 ... and even then you're going to get borderline embarrassing image quality...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
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breivogel: The high ISO improvement over the D750 is less than 1/2 ev at most - which is negligible. Any ISO over 50K is useless - except maybe for surveillance purposes (or abstract art, perhaps). Does not appear that they have changed the Bayer CFA or gone to BSI - which are about only areas to improve sensitivity.

This also does not bode well for a significant improvement in the D500 sensor at high ISO. We are in the era of photon limited sensors.

Which set of images are you looking at...? breivogel is being generous by saying its 1⁄2 a stop better...

1 stop is just plain wishful thinking... And the nerve of Nikon to go all the way to 3.2 million when even 400 K is downright atrocious...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:12 UTC

Oh god... the image quality is absolutely horrible... Panasonic are going from bad to worse with every generation of super zoom P&S .

Seemingly at anything beyond 500mm the IQ is so bad... I might as well paint the image on canvas myself... :)

Always stick with Canon in this segment... Their JPEG's are great and definitely a cut above the competition...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 8th comment
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The world is moving towards full frame models. $600 more buys you a full frame Pentax K-1 with 36mp. This could be one of the last APS-C cameras with a price tag over $1,000.

Exactly where is the evidence to point towards the D500 having better low light performance than a full frame body...?! Or are you simply buying into DXO's bull - DX sensor FX performance rubbish...?!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
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lensberg: Just for one generation at least I wish Canon would incorporate that new 24 MP Sony APS-C sensor in the A6300 ... failing which that 28 MP Samsung sensor would do nicely too... Blow away the competition in low light, DR & colour fidelity and call it a day...

They can go back to using their in-house sensors thereafter...

If its not a Canon sensor then how come the sensor dimensions match exactly all of Canon's previous APS-C offerings... 22.5 x 15 mm ...

Only Canon choose to go with a smaller than average sensor in this category for some ungodly reason...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:40 UTC

Why couldn't they include 4K ... ??!! They introduce Digic 7 to the world in this cheesy camera... and leave out one crucial element that could potentially tip the scales in their favor...

Best to stick with Sony's RX100 series in this segment... Great IQ (with mark IV ) and outstanding video specs... They're always on top of their game here...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:36 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)

Why can't Canon make the jump to 1.5 crop sensors... instead of continually harping on their 1.6 crop lineage...??!! I mean who cares about 10mm of focal length when that 10mm could translate to considerably better noise & DR performance...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:30 UTC as 127th comment | 2 replies

Just for one generation at least I wish Canon would incorporate that new 24 MP Sony APS-C sensor in the A6300 ... failing which that 28 MP Samsung sensor would do nicely too... Blow away the competition in low light, DR & colour fidelity and call it a day...

They can go back to using their in-house sensors thereafter...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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JRFlorendo: According to Digital Camera World; "The sensor gets a modest resoltuion upgrade, from 18 megapixels to 20, but the real work here has gone on behind the scenes, with the NEW ON-CHIP A/D converter design and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for faster, smoother live view autofocus."

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2016/02/02/canon-eos-1d-x-mark-ii-hands-on-review/

If Canon can achieve 12.4 evs without on chip A/D conversion... then it only stands to reason that on chip A/D implemented would almost guarantee to increase that figure significantly...

And besides by all accounts they've had an ample amount of time & expertise in stripping and analyzing Sony's sensors in Nikon cameras... Canon's iteration will in all likelihood be as good... :) :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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Frank C.: I dunno, I think the new Nikon is gonna smack this camera... is Canon still using their own sensors with the inferior DR? Aren't Canon owners fed up by now?

"I think the new Nikon is gonna smack this camera" ..... :) :)

Yes indeed... stress upon the "you think" bit... :) ... Yes... its always nice to dream... perhaps DXO will fulfill your desires... :)

I'm sure Canon has made such an "inferior" product for the pro segment at this price range... :) :)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
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neatnclean: More of the same ...
Bit better sensor, but probably still not as good as competition
More video, sort of 4K, but not as good as real video cam
DPAF on sensor, but only limited usage in some modes
Still no EyeControl-AF Mk. II for a really intuitive AF user interface
etc.

At the end of the day: yet another big, fat, heavy, expensive brick with flapping mirror. Yawn.

So you were expecting something around the size of an RX100 or at the very least an A6000 ... with the performance of 1DX II & D5 levels... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Is Nikon deviating from Sony made sensors...??!! Is this Aptina's new APS-C offering...?!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
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