lensberg

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On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)
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danny006: Finally Sony beats Nikon at high ISO. The A7s is almost 2 stops better than A6000, pretty good.

A6000 ? ... is cropped and double the resolution at 24 MP ... If this incredible new 7S sensor is only "almost 2 stops" better that's not really saying very much at all...

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool (272 comments in total)

Just imagine what Canon would have been able to extract from this sensor... Lets not take anything away from the fact that the 7S has outstanding IQ in both RAW & JPEG... but nevertheless the lingering thought always remains... 12 MP seems rather passé in this day and age...

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:12 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR (70 comments in total)

At the core of the Nikon D4S is a newly developed 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor ............. You're sure its not the same old sensor from the D4 & Df just being recycled...?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 10th comment
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nicolaiecostel: Yawn. At least increase the buffer, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or increase the FPS, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or just do something to it except adding a few software algorithms and a new proccesing unit. Who is going to want to upgrade for that.

And excuse me, but I saw some samples at high ISO from the DF and I did not find them particularly good .. I think there is plenty room for improving the ISO performance.

@ HowaboutRAW - To be honest I've never owned either the D4 or 1D-X ... my only real exposure to both these cameras has been due to the fact that my friend manages a photo studio and has both these camera's... Even here my time spent with both camera's has been somewhat limited...

My amateurish testing was conducted with the D4 being fit with an 85mm f-1.4G and the 1D-X with 85mm f-1.2L II ... And after about 100 shots from each camera plus examining them at 100% the Canon was definitely cleaner / sharper from ISO 12800 + ... It may be due to the different lens's being used... but they are both so good, one can't pick a clear winner...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 20:56 UTC

Only the Nikon USA website, the D3300's sensor size is indicated as 23.2 x 15.4 mm ... but in Nikon Europe, Singapore, India & Australia the sensor size is listed as 23.5 x 15.6 mm ...! ( including http://imaging.nikon.com )

Which one is correct...?!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 27th comment
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nicolaiecostel: Yawn. At least increase the buffer, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or increase the FPS, put it on par with the 1Dx. Or just do something to it except adding a few software algorithms and a new proccesing unit. Who is going to want to upgrade for that.

And excuse me, but I saw some samples at high ISO from the DF and I did not find them particularly good .. I think there is plenty room for improving the ISO performance.

Considering the Canon 6D's noise control is on par with the D4 all the way up to max ISO... it would be highly improbable that the 1D-X would lag behind...

D4 only has the edge in dynamic range... but as far as low-light goes, the 1D-X looks as clean as the D4 ... but produces sharper images and seemingly preserves slightly more detail...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 09:57 UTC

Are you sure about the sensor size specs...? Because 23.2 x 15.4 mm would indicate the old Aptina sensor from the D3200 is being recycled in this model...

Nikon's official website indicates 23.5 x 15.6 mm which would probably point towards the Toshiba sensor from the D7100 being used... Alternatively it could be a completely redesigned sensor debuting for the first time...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples (69 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: IQ just a notch lower than 70D , never the less , I've become used to see Nikon sensors in lead

Even when you compare RAW ISO 3200 + images, the samples from both the D5300 and 70D look more or less equal in terms of noise & detail retention... I seriously doubt most customers would even bother to scrutinize at pixel level anyway to distinguish any differences...

In all honesty most image parameters are too close and as a result there is no decisive winner amongst these two cameras... What would probably sway a potential customer in either direction is handling, FPS, AF acquisition & video quality...

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 11:51 UTC
On article Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples (69 comments in total)

Does this RAW converter fully support the D5300... Because for some reason the D7100 RAW files look considerably cleaner than the D5300 images at all settings in low light... and they're supposed to be using the exact same sensor... with Nikon's latest & greatest Expeed 4 in the D5300...

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (722 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

The ones whose sensors sucks are still outselling the ones with the "class leading" sensors...

The irony of the whole thing...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (722 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

Indeed... sensors and moves are the same thing... I totally get your point...

Watching movies costs peanuts... so every Tom, Dick & Harry are free to formulate their own opinions...

Camera's require some level of investment... Unfortunately DXO behaves likes its the be all and end all authority on sensors... almost subconsciously coercing people to believe one brand is superior than the other based upon their scores...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (722 comments in total)
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photofan1986: "Score" "Dxo"' blah blah...I really wonder how many of you really compared the actual IQ instead of just relying on Dxo figures. I also wonder how we managed to go out and shoot before Dxo!

I seriously wonder whether the "engineers" at DXO could ever design, develop & implement a sensor... considering the fact that they act like the final authority on sensor evaluation...

Never trust DXO...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 09:15 UTC
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (590 comments in total)
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OldZorki: RX100+ underwater housing (50m rated) is still cost less, then this camera. And really can be used for diving.
Nikon 1 still heavy and not pocketable, hard to see it as "beach camera".
Picture quality will probably better the GoPro, but not nearly as handy. And costs many times more.

It was just announced... how can you already tell that's its "unsurpassed"...? Have you tested a preproduction unit as yet to make these claims...? Considering the AW1 sensor & AF module are imported from the J3 that doesn't exactly inspire great levels of confidence... because the J3 struggles a bit to acquire AF in low light...

Besides the RX100's underwater casing is great... would definitely trust Sony's offering as compared to this AW1

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:30 UTC

Why can't Nikon introduce a new 1 series camera utilizing Sony's 20 MP 1" Exmor R sensor...?! Or could it possibly be that Sony simply won't license the rights to that sensor to Nikon at the present time...?!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses (133 comments in total)
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CNY_AP: What I don't understand is that the Nikon 5200 for example is highly rated by DxoMark, but when I look at high ISO shots in the Comparometer tool, I think the various Canon 18MP sensors fare well against the Nikon (in terms of detail retention versus noise).

Better example - Nikon D3200 is very highly rated in DxoMark, but in the T5i review, it looks awful. The review says so, not just me:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-t5i/canon-t5iA.HTM

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Nikon/D3200
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database/Canon/EOS-700D

So I wonder if DxoMark doesn't measure sensor performance correctly (wrong methodology). For example, maybe Nikon simply blurs their images more, hiding noise, but losing detail.

Or maybe Canon has superior firmware/processing which overcomes/hides their sensors' inferiority. But in the end, if the images look the same, what does it matter.

And exactly how do they carry out this analysis of the demosaiced RAW files...? By applying their in-house reconstructive interpolation algorithms...? Or do they strip the sensor of its internal circuitry and scrutinize its SNR ratio through external amplification...?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On article DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses (133 comments in total)
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lensberg: DXO might serve as the holly grail for the average Nikon fan... but their "supposed tests" hardly serve as any meaningful purpose in determining which camera / brand is the best from an overall performance point of view...

DXO's only real purpose seems to be that of a proxy for Nikon's marketing department... to give the average joe something "scientific" to go by... Plus they should add a camera quality score... something where Nikon's D600 / 800 would score abysmally... oil spots and dust galore...

Best method of determining which camera is best suited for you is to read a broad spectrum of reviews across the web to formulate your own nonbiased opinions... Or just walk into any camera store and get a first hand account for which body suits your best...

@ Shunda77 - The D5100 / D7000 may outclass Canon's previous generation 18 MP sensors - but there's no way that can be said for Canon's new 20 MP sensor...

Canons new dual pixel sensor is definitely on par with the Toshiba variant found in the D7100... and quite frankly it looks slightly cleaner at high ISO's in RAW... I'm not the only one saying it - camera review websites that have conducted initial tests are confirming it...

Granted Canon isn't as good as Nikon where dynamic range is concerned... but come on, the differences aren't anywhere nearly as drastic as earlier years...

@ Collie Camp - 5 years ago wasn't the D300 considered better than the Canon 50D ... Why would Nikonians have made a comment like mine...? Was there some underlying uncertainty that the D300 wasn't as good as claimed to be...?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 14:11 UTC
On article DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses (133 comments in total)

DXO might serve as the holly grail for the average Nikon fan... but their "supposed tests" hardly serve as any meaningful purpose in determining which camera / brand is the best from an overall performance point of view...

DXO's only real purpose seems to be that of a proxy for Nikon's marketing department... to give the average joe something "scientific" to go by... Plus they should add a camera quality score... something where Nikon's D600 / 800 would score abysmally... oil spots and dust galore...

Best method of determining which camera is best suited for you is to read a broad spectrum of reviews across the web to formulate your own nonbiased opinions... Or just walk into any camera store and get a first hand account for which body suits your best...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 19th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Sample Images (69 comments in total)

Quite frankly the image quality is one step short of horrible... even a point & shoot like Sony's WX 60 / 80 which utilizes a 16 MP sensor is miles ahead in terms of IQ and noise control...

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (233 comments in total)

Considering they share the same sensor & processor... why does the D7100 score slightly more than the D5200 in DPR's conclusion - category - RAW image quality...?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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RichRMA: Looking at the high ISO samples and test images, it's clear that 24MP is pretty much the limit for an APS sensor. They should probably stop at this point and wait for the technology to catch up a bit.

The Canon 7D may be the company's flagship APS-C camera... but the fact still remains that its 4 years old... One could argue that its almost 2 generations old... so making a comparison with Nikon's latest & greatest camera is not at all a fair comparison...

Wait till the 7D Mark II is out... probably sporting a 24 MP 1.5 crop factor chip... then we'll see just how "good" the D7100 really is...

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 08:59 UTC
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