Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

I am a former member of Dpreview's Seattle team and now a freelance technology journalist and industry consultant based in Europe. I write most oft the smartphone and mobile imaging content on the site and if you come through Berlin or Madrid there's a chance you'll see out me shooting with one of the latest smartphones. You can follow me on Twitter @larsrehm or have a look at my personal website for more info.

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photomedium: Does it address the phenomenon that this camera is out of date and irrelevant?

there a lot of those cameras out there being used on a daily basis and I think it is actually a very good thing that Canon continues to support its hardware, even after a model has been discontinued.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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axelpix: Sadly, no word about the zoom functionality?

yep, we don't usually talk much about digital zoom because zoom tends to be, apart from very exceptional cases, like the Lumia 1020, terrible and best avoided. You are almost always better off cropping manually after shooting. The Huawei uses image information from the mono sensor for digital zooming, so you could get the same effect by shooting in 20MP mode and cropping from those images. There are a few 20MP samples in the samples gallery.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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eno2: Wonderful, you reviewed the P10 but in the "Image quality comparison" you actually see the Mate 9 (a totally different phone). :)

By the way, the image quality produced by the P10 is garbage (full of noise, artifacts and limited in DR even at base ISO and abysmal at higher ISO values), lower in fact then the single chip camera found on the P9 lite and nowhere near the very good quality of P9 or Mate 9.

For me the P10 is a total disappointment!

if you look closely there is an explanation on the IQ pages as to why we used the Mate 9 images. We are planning to exchange them with the P10 shots as soon as possible.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 12:36 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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GEONYC: Consider this: Buy a good, older model of a top brand, smart phone, for $100-$200 or less, and a small camera for $300-400 and have both. Then you can shoot and talk and have much better photos. Look at the, Olympus G-4 Tough camera which is small, fits easily in your pocket, the only one that shoots RAW. Saves phone batteries. A little expensive at $379, but worth it for the: 15Mtrs UW/break proof/Elec. Compass and other features. Add it up to a saving of $450 or more. Think about it.

I am thinking about it and I am thinking I will hardly ever have that Oly in my pocket when I want to use it...:)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 09:35 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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Nixyz: Why do phone manufacturers make photography as a main feature of their devices but does not include dedicated shutter buttons on the lower right side of the bodies? (Sony is an exception here)

to be honest, I don't really miss the shutter buttons, the virtual shutter or touch-to-capture works just as well or even better and can always put the shutter function on the volume buttons as well. Yes, there is no af-lock function with any of those options, but with the small sensors and fast AF on smartphone cameras I can personally easily live without that. There are still a few phones with shutter buttons around, though, apart form the Sonys. Check out the Kodak Ektra for example :)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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onurcildir: Hi,

I own this mobile but there's something I don't really understand:
In standard mode (non-Pro), the shutter goes until 1/4 s and keeps the iso low in low light. In Pro mode, it keeps shutter speed at 1/17 s. Basically this has OIS, why is it selecting higher iso in pro mode?

thanks,

well, Pro mode is all about selecting you own preferred ISO and shutter speed settings, so if you want lower ISO in Pro mode, just set ISO directly or reduce the shutter speed manually. The advantage of a faster shutter speed would be a reduced risk of motion blur but of course it all depends on the shot you want to take. Photography is all about compromises :)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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noirdesir: Why isn't the sensor size part of the 'Key Photographic Specifications'? I know that dual cameras and computational photography significantly shift what image quality we can expect from this phone, but still.

Huawei does not provide any information on sensor size. I could speculate but I'd rather not put any info in the article that is not officially confirmed.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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Biowizard: OK, I get it - the words are ambiguous. Nonetheless, somehow, when I go to a website like DPReview, and see an article called "xyz CAMERA Review", I tend to expect to find - how can I put this - a Review of a, er, um, CAMERA made by xyz. Not a phone!

Brian

well, that's why we call it Huawei P10 camera review, just to make clear that is's a review of the phone's camera and not, say, its performance as a gaming device.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
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The Sage Knows: Like Twitter's word limit,
only for video.

see it as an 'enhanced' image rather than a crippled video...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 07:11 UTC
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tkbslc: Why does it seem like only Apple based computer hardware makes it to the news feed?

Lots of windows-laptops with Thunderbolt 3 out there: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/10579-laptops-thunderbolt-3/

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
On article Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera (49 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: I pledge to support a Kickstarter project that would bring this down.

You could start a campaign on change.org ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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JonBush: Maybe I'm not reading something correctly, but doesn't the current Phantom 4 Pro have a 1" 20MP CMOS sensor (with mechanical shutter) capable of H.264 4K videos at 60 fps or H.265 4K at 30 fps and a 30 minute flight time?

it's not quite clear from the DJI statement but I'd assume the Pro will be phased out sometime soon as well. As you say, it's too close to the Advanced in terms of specs to be in the line-up at the same time. It looks like the Pro has more sensors for obstacle avoidance but the Advanced will be cheaper when it's out...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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JonBush: Maybe I'm not reading something correctly, but doesn't the current Phantom 4 Pro have a 1" 20MP CMOS sensor (with mechanical shutter) capable of H.264 4K videos at 60 fps or H.265 4K at 30 fps and a 30 minute flight time?

that's the Phantom 4 Pro, the Phantom 4 has 1/2.3" sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
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citrate: Where is the reported 1000fps super slow-mo video recording mode?
Is IMX333 the same sensor in Sony Xperia XZ Premium?

the 1000 fps appears to have been just a rumor. My guess is that at least the Sony sensor is capable of doing it, but the fast frame rates are only used for the multi-frame processing and not for slow-mo video.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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CaPi: Wasn't that the case for the previous version already? You might want to mention that.
I haven't heard of any complaints about the previous versions cameras btw.

it is mentioned in the very first sentence :)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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quadraticadder: The D70 still takes better pictures than the best current cellphone cameras do.

actually, after writing this article I've starting thinking I should do a comparison to a current high-end smartphone, Google Pixel for example...

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Why are the samples nicer with this camera? ;)

Those are a selection of my favorite images I took with the D70, mostly between 2004 and 2007...most sample galleries for a review are taken within a month or so.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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CaPi: What lenses did you get? A zoom/superzoom combo? :)

@Carey yeah, I know quite a few people who had a very similar selection of lenses :) I think the Tamron came out a little later than the Sigma which is why I went with the latter and the Nikon DX equivalent was way too expensive to even be considered. The 80-200 I picked up on a trip to Hong Kong which made it much more affordable than it would otherwise have been :)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 15:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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CaPi: What lenses did you get? A zoom/superzoom combo? :)

no, the kit came with an 18-50 and 55-200mm basic Sigma combo...later I got an 18-50 F2.8 Sigma and the Nikkor 80-200 F2.8 plus a the 50 and 85 F1.8, also a Sigma 10-20 SWA

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: Throwback? I know someone who still uses a D40x every day.

muuuuch newer than the D70 ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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