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DxOMark @ 269 cameras

Here is another update about camera sensors in cameras as tested by DxO Labs (www.dxomark.com). DxO’s test essentially covers the noise and dynamic range of cameras – it doesn’t cover resolution, focus speed, ease-of-use, etc. Modern cameras span a range … Continue reading

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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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State of the DxOMark (camera nerdiness)

I updated my overview chart with available high-end cameras. See http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database for detailed benchmark results for specific cameras. As usual, there is a lot of interesting information in such an overview: Assuming you care about low light and high dynamic … Continue reading

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Magic Lantern for the Canon 5D Mark II

What is Magic Lantern? If you own a Canon 600D, a Canon 60D, Canon 5D Mark II, or certain of their predecessors, you might be interested to hear that you can extend the capabilities of your camera for free (although … Continue reading

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Canon 5D2 – black dot plague and its cures

The Canon 5D Mark 2 had a high profile defect which caused small black dots to show up (under some circumstances) to the right of every bright spot. This was fixed by a firmware upgrade. Continue reading

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Canon 5D2 – mode dial and target audiences

The Canon 5D Mark II’s mode-dial also has two separate ”fully automatic” modes for dummies: Full Auto (green, classic) and the new Creative Auto. So apparently Canon’s product managers didn’t want to rule out users who don’t even want to bother learning about shutter speeds and apertures.
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Canon Picture Styles and the 5D Mark 2

Picture Styles is a feature is present in Canon models sold in the past year or two. It impacts subtle post-processing settings: sharpness, contrast, saturation, and tone. The current opinion on the Internet appears to be that Picture Style settings do not change the pixels stored in RAWimages but are available as metadata for use by Canon’s post processing software, DPP. Continue reading

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