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Everything posted by JurijTurnsek

  1. The DxO review is an eye-opener for sure. Check out this 27mp sample from Xiaomi: https://cdn.dxomark.com/wp-content/uploads/medias/post-41332/OpenSpace_XiaomiMi10Pro_DxOMark_05-00.jpg Check out the texture on the trees, it is like they were upscaled by some AI. Horrible beyond words, this 108mp sensor has to be downsampled to 12mp like Samsung is doing with their version, but we still don't have any samples from reviewers. I was plenty impressed when 48mp sensors came to smartphones and I still am, but the later 64mp and 108mp sensors produce such horrible detail even in their default binned mode. I'd love it if some OEM used the 48mp sensors for a 13mm, 23mm and 52mm module and just worked on making every video mode/feature working on every module. The incredibly disorganized camera arrays that we are getting now are an insult to consumers (however, we cannot blame the regular consumer for not researching every little detail about the zillion devices on offer).
  2. Curb you enthusiasm - not only do you need additional pixels for EIS, you need additional CPU power and lots of it. There is no way Canon could handle that in a weather-sealed mirroless body.
  3. Yeah, that photo is really suspect. Honestly, I can't believe that is not some sort of manipulation to make Xiaomi look better. However, the 27mp samples from the 108mp camera don't look good when viewed at 100% size. They should have gone with 9-to-1 binning for 12mp outlut like Samsung did. The Xiaomi video sample looks pretty damn good, though.
  4. My predictions: - ~42mp sensor, giving the perfect 8K size in 16:9, very good photo IQ - 8K at 24p/30p, no AF, terrible RS - Soft uncropped 4K30p, additional crop for faster framerates - Excellent IBIS and OIS plus EIS combinations, however, EIS will degrade IQ quite a bit Sony can still come back on top, they've had a lot of time to improve their tech. IMO, a7SIII should come with the same 42mp count but with a fan and the ability to downsample 8K to 4K and EIS that does not butcher IQ.
  5. Yes, the telephoto module choice is indeed baffling. Also the 8K mode features a severe crop and should not a be a standout promoted feature, this is just there for bragging rights. Ultra seems promising, but I need a reliable review before getting all excited. All in all there are still so many unknowns to the true performance of these photo modules.
  6. This would be a good way to advertise a rugged camera - make it a parody with people throwing the cam into the water etc. There are better ways of getting a candid photo, this is just pushing the limits of human decency and testing the fight or flight response.
  7. You guys are forgetting that Sony owns patents for an in-body electronic variable ND, so that would be a total no-brainer for a7SIIIIIIII, but alas they are counting on corona virus to decimate their R&D ranks and just never release it.
  8. It was recorded using a 48mp chip, which is meant to be used a quad bayer array (pixel binning 4 small pixels for 1 big one giving you 12mps and 4K resolution). If used at full resolution, the results are underwhelming in photo mode, so video can't be any better. I've said it before - even the best smartphone 4K is only equal to a good 1080p from a dedicated camera with a big sensor, so the 8K pixels only make sense as a method for better downsampled 4K. Qualcomm is only flexing their processing power with this demo. Samsung S20 series will to 8K video, so we will get to see some samples in a few weeks.
  9. It is not as simple as "welcoming 8K or not", but rather encouraging brands to produce video-centric bodies that feature less megapixels and faster read-out rates for faster FPS and higher bit-depth, more reliable AF, less rolling shutter. Imagine you have to sacrifice all of that due to a 8K30p mode. And even to photography, higher megapixel counts come at a significant cost - to obtain sharp images, you must shoot faster shutter speeds, which is a great determent to low-light photography. Look at Sony a7R IV: larger mp count forced them to introduce a crop factor for 4K video recording (where there was none in mk III). Was the jump from 42 to 60 mp really worth adding that caveat? Couldn't they wait to release a higher mp body with non-cropped 4K?
  10. There is actually a governing body that confirms whether or not a TV panel has the advertised 8K pixels, so many panels might not even resolve the advertised 8K. Also, you'd need to sit incredibly close to the panel to even see the difference: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/10/28/dont-be-fooled-8k-tvs-are-a-waste-of-money-for-most-viewers/#260a35f93036 So, are you going for a smooth 4K workflow with "reasonable" files sizes or are you going to go mad rendering all the pixels no one will ever see?
  11. One question remains unanswered - hype aside, would anyone here even use the 8K mode, if there were a downsampled 10bit 4K mode available in this or some other body with good AF and decent color? Think a7III sharpness, but with a decent 10bit codec and color you find pleasing (and also at least 60p, possibly faster).
  12. A well fed camera operator has steadier hands, of course.
  13. Have to add: Fuji should provide an FW upgrade that would record the gyro data in a separate file to be used for stabilization of any video recording mode in post processing, where you can fine-tune it clip by clip. Can any software accept such input data?
  14. Good APS-C HD footage is still equivalent to the best 4K smartphone footage if you ask me. If you look at it this way, the whole package is pretty good.
  15. Of course it is not. GSMarena reviews clearly show that behind the amazing specs, there is average image quality for many Huawei phones (and other brands). However, limiting the reach of a very innovative OEM theoretically lowers competitiveness and the consumer can be fed the same products generation after generation. Either way, I value the more versatile zoom range in a device that is not meant for video work, but rather for documenting your life. Anyway, Samsung S20 Ultra will be a (costly) beast and it will be release globally.
  16. Canon is now trying to innovate hard, since the shrinking market could now change severely. However, don't read too much into the technology in a huge brick that is the 1DXIII. Fitting all that into a mirorless body is more than an exercise in willpower. If you look close enough, it becomes obvious no brand has the perfect tech that they are crippling intentionally - Panasonic lacks PDAF, Olympus lack continuous PDAF, Canon lacks good downsampling and a middle tier codec, Nikon basically has everything, but needs a more reliable continuous PDAF, Sony desperately needs more efficient encoding (looks like their new sensors are still balancing readout speed/mp count ratio as none can do everything perfectly). Fuji is now the closest to perfection and the next generation will seal the deal, if you don't need FF. Sensors tech seems to have plateaued and these brands are very slow to upgrade the overall feature package.
  17. Smartphones finally doing the extreme wide angle to long telephoto that a single sensor fixed zoom lens camera could never do: If only Google Play services were reinstated to Huawei phones ... it is going to be an interesting flagship year, considering this and S20 Ulitra: https://www.gsmarena.com/new_leak_shows_huawei_p40_pro_premium_edition_will_join_p40_and_p40_pro_have_10x_zoom_camera-news-41083.php
  18. https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/06/02/panavision-lcnd-first-look/ Also this: And the fact that ignoring the 180° rule is essential for good EIS, which is a HUGE selling point for smartphones right now (and with good reason, shaky footage sucks).
  19. Can anyone find a reason why this tech is not used for some innovative variable NDs (smartphones or any other camera equipment): https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/03/oneplus-concept-one-teaser/
  20. No-crop video capture has been a very prominent feature of Sony cameras (up untill a7R VI and a6300 respectively). A crop factor for a standout feature (120p) sounds like shoddy product planning in a video-centric body, unless they use those additional mpx for EIS (beginning to sound like a broken record here). Maybe the APS-C crop mode would be atrocious with the 48mpx Quad Bayer and is acceptable with the 60mpx.
  21. Good to know they are still deciding on how to cripple the software side of very powerful hardware.
  22. Oh, for crying out loud. I know what a Quad Bayer sensor is, no need to explain. Sony has 60mpx and 48mpx FF sensors on offer and to create a 15mpx Quad Bayer sensor, they had to redo the 60mpx sensor. What the hell stopped them from doing the same to their 48mpx sensor that would then output 12mpx and provide no crop in any readout mode. Also, coming from reviews of mobile phone sensors, Quad Bayer offers better sharpness and no gain in low light over a conventional 12mpx sensor. How does the higher pixel count affect the read-out speed? Is the binning done on the sensor itself? Highly doubt it. Increased sharpness is not cinematic as per this forum, so why would Sony pursue this in their video-centric body? They should at least give the option to output 8K to an external recorder if the pixels are there.
  23. You misunderstand me. What is keeping Sony from making a 48mpx (12mpx output) sensor that does 120p with no crop. Who even cares about the additional 3mpx, unless there is some important reason behind this choice.
  24. Indeed, but why? What good are the extra 3mpx in no-crop mode? I really hope they implement some killer EIS, since Sony has been lagging in that regard.
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