lensberg

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cosinaphile: while a 28.07 sqmm sensor is still pretty small.. sony is at least using a camera level sensor.
its exceeds by a healthy amount the smaller sensor 15.52 sqmm used by many other makers [you know who you are] unfortunately they are cramming an extra 7 mp reducing the sensor size advantage significantly

so a 12mp sensor spread across 15.52mp is about 1.3 mp per sqmm

whereas 19 mp across 28.07 sqmm comes to about 1.48 mp per sqmm advantage? almost nothing

the great 1 1.7 enthusiast compacts had 10 or 12 mp across 43 sq mm

the fuji imperfect but awesome x30 [ 2\3 type 58 sqmm ]
is 12 strong mp across 58 sq mm... one of the best sensor compromises of all imho
i a robust metal body with a old school manual helicoid zoom [ with af] and the finest evf ever in this class of camera
https://www.fujivsfuji.com/fujifilm-x30-review/

i want a cellphone without a tiny sensor
or a better sized sensor with not too many mp crammed on it

The Microsoft Lumia 950 packed a 1/2.4 20 MP sensor - And that produced class leading images across the board. At the end of the day it depends upon the quality of the sensor and the level of technology it incorporates. A small example... Huawei uses a 1/2.9 sensor in the P9, P10, Honor 8 & 9 and that produces exceptional image quality - so size isn't everything... everything only gets smaller and better... Other than TV's & phone screens , I don't know what else gets bigger and better.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 08:18 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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emfor: Some good news from Canon ...
after the 6DII desaster.

All these naysayers act like they're in demand pros... The 6D II is a fine camera... except for the lack of 4K video.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Canon knows how to make people stick with its sucking sensors! The 85 is very interesting

Other than you, who says the sensors suck...? If your statement were even remotely true than 95% of the images coming out of Canon cameras would in turn "suck" ... And we both know thats far from true.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (660 comments in total)
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Imager of: What about compared to iPhone 7plus?

:) ..... In the first place who in their right mind would compare this camera to the likes of an iPhone ... ?! :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (660 comments in total)
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Imager of: What about compared to iPhone 7plus?

It may just about equal the IQ of the 7 Plus... But hold your horses... the iPhone 8 is going to blow this sucker away...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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George Veltchev: Expect a big come back from Canon ... in 5 years from now ;)

Hopefully you'll go out any buy this Nikon... if for nothing else, at least to help contribute towards Nikon's success.. financially speaking... Until then Canon will continue to hammer them in sales...

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:46 UTC

Microsoft's Lumia 950 / XL is pretty much still the undisputed king of mobile camera's. Even 2 years after its release, nothing comes close to replicating that level of photographic perfection. Foliage rendition, Dynamic range and low light IQ sets it a class apart from any of the flagships on offer today.

BTW: This Nokia 8 is a huge disappointment as far as its camera prowess is concerned... (IMHO)

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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Checat: Yhm... So after great success of 6dm2... in 2020 6dm3 will have same sensor, still no 4K and updated af from 90d?

Rub your magic lantern... all your questions will be answered.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 04:44 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: 6DmkII is already delayed - by 5 years. What's new?!
No one would notice. 95% of Canon users are conditioned to buy outdated crap.
So the "high demand" could very much be a real thing.

If nothing else at least one thing is for sure... The 6D II is considerably better than the Nikon D750 in low light high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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mailman88: What happens if the 6D mkII bombs or under performs in the marketplace?

Highly unlikely...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 08:59 UTC
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Robert Holloway: I'm sure many Canon users will be happy. Even my iPhone shoots 4k from a year ago. I left Canon 2 years ago after 35+ years of loving the brand. I still love the lenses and use them. But this introduction is exactly why I switched. Very sad :-(

Whats wrong with the 6D II ...?! Other than the 1080 video...?!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 08:26 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (107 comments in total)
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Andrew Jezierski 192: Actually, samples are very good, especially at ISO 125. Watercolour processing in smartphones is our future and we must actept it. I personally shelved Nokia Lumia 925 and prefer using Nokia 808 as a simple phone with outstanding camera. But I know, it is a dead end.

Wait for the Nokia N9 ... its supposed to come packed with a 24 MP half inch sensor coupled with Zeiss optics... if the rumours are to be believed... Unless they go the dual camera way... which is again rumoured to have two 13 MP sensors...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 08:59 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (107 comments in total)

Seems like even the One Plus 3T had superior image quality. The quality from OP5 is abysmal to say the least. They hyped up the camera prowess to such an extent that nothing short of borderline perfection would do. The sky is laced with the after effects of oversharpening... I could have painted the foliage better given a chance... :) the lens doesn't seem to be consistantly sharp throughout the frame... And low light.. well its okay... nothing to write home about... Damn sure cannot compete with S8 / U11 or even good old Moto Z2 Play ...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 08:56 UTC as 19th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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Dr Blackjack: As expected I guess from the company that effectively makes the D5 sensor. The R series sensors have always been about DR, and a lot of high speed cameras sacrifice low ISO DR for high ISO performance and speed. No free lunch as of yet...

Sony made the D5 sensor...?! I thought Nikon was slowly but systematically reducing its dependence on Sony sensors.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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chshooter: Be it a sports camera or not. People who want to spend big bucks on a flagship camera expect the best technology and quality in every way. Professional cameras are not just meant for sport but have to be reliable powerhouses that handle everything well. Having the camera fall short of the established competition is a dealbreaker. The once famous Sony dynamic range has now dropped below Canon level. Same happened with the a99II which is even worse than its five year old predecessor.

Dynamic range aside... the high ISO capability of this camera is far from "class leading" ... In fact the A7 RII looks a teeny weeny bit better than this sporting enthusiast...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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RubberDials: It takes 36 SECONDS to clear a full buffer, not 3 minutes.

Max Yurev timed it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztcf_6sp-Kg 4.00 minutes in.

36 Seconds for a full buffer of 241raw at 24mp to clear completely.

No other camera in existence can even shoot 20fps FF raw at 24mp so the result is academic anyway.

The D5 & 1DX II are in a leage of their own. Sony is trying to gate crash this party with extraordinary marketing hype. 20 FPS sounds good on paper... but if the IQ of these test samples is representative of the final product - then Sony's hopes of cashing in on this lucrative market will be done and dusted before they ever got started. DXO throws out some vague numbers , which you blindly believe... Not one practical / real world test provided to substantiate their baseless allegations. This camera will more likely be popular with enthusiasts - not pros.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:42 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Terrific images!

If it was a sports oriented point and shoot camera then I'd definitely agree with you. The images are bland... hardly any fine detail... and focus is okay but nothing we haven't seen generations before... Considering all the tech marketing hype... this is quite a let down.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Would have been awesome in 2009

And aside from the omission of 4K video - you don't think this is a great camera for 2017...? I'm wondering whether even 18 - 20X optical zoom was available back in 2009. Canon's IQ especially in this segment of camera's , is the best.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
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Fujica: This is the camera that does not provide me anything better then my phone. For $399,- I can buy myself a smartphone that can do more then taking images.

This is nothing more then a showcase camera to let people know that Canon did not yet abandoned this market. Even though this is a dead horse.

* "40x zoom with a crappy sensor still makes lousy moonshots" *

The sensor is good... Probably the equivilent of the XZs / Premium minus the DRAM... So what if its small... You still get respectable IQ all the way up to the highest sensitvity... and besides you're buying this for the 40X zoom... Plus the sensor is still bigger than pretty much every smartphone sensor on the market... with the exception of say a Pixel & Nexus.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
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h2k: Great, it's a no brainer - no buy.

For one-handed usage I want a 4.7", but with the best camera. S8 are impractical.

4.7" is a relic of a bygone era...... 5.7 - 6.2 will probably be the mainstay for some years to come. No company wants to regress... everything only gets bigger and better. If 4.7" is your idea of visual perfection, then stick with Apple... because Samsung, LG, Sony and all the Chinese companies will never embrace such a small screen size.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
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