A couple of months ago, we’ve seen how iPhone 7 Plus stands against the $50K Red Weapon. It performs pretty well in bright conditions, considering that’s it’s just a smartphone and Red Weapon is a powerful professional camera. But now, Potato Jet makes a new comparison. This time he compares the iPhone 7 Plus to Arri Alexa Mini, and shoots in various lighting conditions, not just in the bright sunlight. So, how bad is the iPhone compared to $82,000 Arri Alexa?
There are always new photographers trying to figuring out which system to buy into. There’s also experienced photographers considering switching. They post on Facebook and forums to ask the opinions of others. 99% of the responses will be suggesting the brand they themselves use. It’s inevitable, really. They promote what they know, without really knowing what the person asking the question wants to shoot. So, seeing comparisons can be a good way to get a little insight into how each system handles.
This video from The Slanted Lens is a bit of a departure from what we’ve come to expect. But, it can be a valuable one, especially if you want to shoot portraits. Jay and his team put the Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark IV and Sony A7R II head-to-head in a variety of real world shooting situations. They try not to come to any real conclusions, but just demonstrate how the different systems compare. This way, you can make up your own mind which is best for you.
An article to end all articles.
It’s really not, but I feel like the potential for a flame-war and s–t storm is so great that I have to put on a raincoat just to start laying out the words haha!
That’s right my friends, today I’m going to be talking about the Sony A7ii and why I’ve decided to ditch my entire Canon system (including a 6D & an 85mm 1.2) for a Sony setup with older manual only lenses (though I do have one modern 85mm).
So first and foremost, what prompted the switch?
We’ve heard rumors that Nikon has been working on the D7200 as a follow up to the D7100 and D7000, models and if this report from DiaryOfDennis is accurate, it looks like the company will be announce the new model at next week’s CP+ Camera And Photo Show. NikonRumors also posted on the possibility of an official announcement. Both websites are citing the same source, Novocert.ru, a Russian website which has gathered documents and information regarding the reportedly forthcoming Nikon cameras. [Read more…]
Now that the iPhone 6 has been released, we’ve been seeing a lot of comparison and review posts on the device’s camera. But, this comparison by photographer, Lisa Bettany, might be the most interesting one I’ve come across. Bettany took the new iPhone 6 and put it through multiple camera tests right alongside every other iPhone model that has been released. That’s 8 generations of iPhone cameras to work with!
The side by side image comparisons of each of the iPhones shows a telling story on how Apple has been working to continually further the technology behind the device’s tiny sensor. Of course, there’s still room for improvement (you could always try one of these), but it’s still interesting to be able to see how the iPhone has evolved over the past 7 years. [Read more…]
The same night Austin Mann left the recent Apple Keynote address, he hoped on a plane to Iceland wielding an just announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, to compare the treasures to his iPhone 5S. He spent 5 days exploring the land of fire and ice and putting the Apple devices to the test. In the video clip below (which was also shot entirely on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ devices), you can take a look at some of the stunning work Mann was able to create and see how the new iPhone improves on it’s predecessor. (He was especially impressed with the improved focusing the iPhone 6 exhibited over the iPhone 5.)
Wondering how the new Nikon D810 compares to the Canon 5D Mark III? Jay P. Morgan, from The Slanted Lens, got his hands on both and decided to throw the two in the ring together for a quick side by side comparison. Morgan puts the cameras through the phases as he compares color balance, sharpness, details, low light performance, and overall image quality. Watch the clip and feel free to leave your own analysis of which DSLR takes the crown in the comments section.
I guess a few years back this title would have made me laugh. How are those even comparable. Some were courageous enough to ask how they compare and analyze the resulting footage. And by some I mean cinematographer Alec Weinstein.
I mean the Canon 5DmkIII was used in shooting Black Swan, Captain America and House and it costs about $3500 without a lens, while the Galaxy Note 3 costs $600 and was used to shoot…. well…. cute cats and babies. It does however sports a 4K resolution.
The video is set up pretty cleverly, the lighting is not very challenging – all bright daylight; focal length has been adjusted, and shutter was matched at about 1/200th .Each shot is a few seconds, see if you can spot which shot was taken with which camera. Some are not that trivial to figure out.
J.P. and the crew over at The Slanted Lens took six cameras for a shoot out. Some of them are as high-end as the Canon 1DC, while some are as crappy as the iPad (not the iPad air, just the iPad).
The shootout was done on a pretty sunny day (so the iDevices can even start to compare) with no strobes, again so the iDevices will not be at a disadvantage.
Now here is the big question, can you match each of the photos to each of the following cameras? iPhone 5C, iPad, Canon 5dmkIII, Nikon D800, Canon 1DC and a Sony R7.
Here are JP’s tests and thoughts following the 6 photos, see if you can match the photos to a camera and then watch the flick to see if you were right. [Read more…]