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DxOMark @ 251 cameras

Here is another update about new cameras tested by www.dxomark.com. The test only looks at the noise and dynamic range performance of cameras – it doesn’t cover resolution, speed, ease-of-use, durability, etc. Since my previous posting, 5 new cameras have … Continue reading

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DxOMark @ 246 cameras

See http://peter.vdhamer.com/dxomark_nov13/ for the previous snapshot and some explanatory text. In this January update, ten new cameras and four extra labels were added. Sorted on descending price, these are: Sony A7 (a 24 MPixel full-frame mirrorless camera) Sony DSC-RX10 (performs … Continue reading

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DxOMark Camera Sensor article (v2.0 and v2.0.1)

I have been working on an update to my original DxOMark article. That update has just been published on Luminous Landscape, a well-known photography site operated by the Canadian landscape photographer and publicist Michael Reichmann. A slightly newer version of … Continue reading

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Notes on a tutorial about image sensor noise

During late 2009 and all of 2010, Albert Theuwissen published an 26-part series of postings on image sensor noise on his Harvest Imaging website. The series explores various sources of image sensor noise and their relationship to signal strength. The … Continue reading

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DxOMark Sensor for benchmarking cameras

DxOMark provides raw benchmark information for camera bodies (DxOMark Sensor). Although DxO Labs is a commercial organization, it provides its benchmark results for free because DxO needs to measure the data anyway (e.g. for their raw converter) and because it uses the DxOMark site to increase brand awareness. The measurements and graphs are incidentally not in the public domain, but can be redistributed under certain conditions. Continue reading

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iPad Camera Connectivy Kit

I tested moving photos from a Canon 5D Mark II to an iPad. This can be useful if you need some extra storage, want to view the images on the iPad, or want to mail them. The 5D2 uses Compact … Continue reading

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Save the image highlights!

A friend pointed out an interesting background article on ISO in digital cameras by Richard Butler, a reviewer and technical writer for DPReview. It deals with ISO, dynamic range and the options that camera makers have to avoid blown highlights. … Continue reading

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