lensberg

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On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 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 (98 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 30th comment
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (297 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? (306 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 (297 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 (297 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 (297 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 (297 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 (2141 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 (905 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 (905 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 (905 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 (905 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 (905 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 (905 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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