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Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Compact APS and FF Fixed Lens Cameras

This is a draft of an eventual roundup of fixed lens APS (or larger) sensor cameras… there are some very nice compact APS and Full Frame cameras here ­čÖé The Online Photographer: Bunnell: Fujifilm X70 vs. Ricoh GRhttp://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/04/bunnell-fujifilm-x70-vs-ricoh-gr.htmlThe new Fujifilm X70 and its evident inspiration, the Ricoh GR II – Guest post written and illustrated by Ned Bunnell I was intrigued when Fujifilm announced the X70 in January. The press release touted it as a premium fixed-lens… Fuji X100 .

Smartphone low-light image quality factors

Camera questions from my good friend Jesse: Hola Mr. Hodges! I have a newish Android phone, Moto X Pure (following my trend of getting 6 month olf technology for half price), which has a decent camera (Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED flash. F2.0 aperture and 4K video). It works well, but it pales in comparison to some phone’s ability in low-light situations. Is that on the camera hardware, or the app? Same with image

Olympus E-M5 vs. Panasonic GX1

Here is an┬áinitial┬ácomparison table between the GX1 and EM5 mirrorless cameras: Brand Panasonic Olympus Model Lumix DMC GX1 E-M5 Resolution 16.60 Mpixel 16.10 Mpixel Maximum_resolution 4592×3448 4608×3456 Minimum_resolution 1712×1712 512×348 Sensor_size 17.3×13.0mm 17.3×13.0mm Sensor_type Live MOS CMOS Focal_length_multiplier 2 2 ZoomWide Digital_zoom Yes Yes Auto_focus Yes Yes Manual_focus Yes Yes Focus_range_cm Flash_modes anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash anti red-eye, auto, fill in, off, slow flash Storage_types SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital Iso_ratings auto, 160

Camera sensor sizes

I am once again working on some camera comparisons and sensor size always seems to be a hot topic. The following links were helpful in helping me determine the actual sensor size (dimensions) for some less-common camera sensors… Unravelling Sensor Sizes, digital cameras, digital photography, photography, digital slr, camera recommendation, price comparison, photographic companies, camera companies, digital camera best prices,http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/buying/unravelling-sensor-sizes.aspxOver the years we have compiled the following table of common sensor sizes for digital cameras, camcorders and cameraphones. We hope

Bought & Sold: Olympus E-P1 – 12.3 MP Digital Camera & 14-42mm lens

Introducing: Bought & Sold This entry marks a new feature on jdhodges.com: Bought & Sold Here I will list items that I purchased and then sold at a later date. Simple enough huh?┬áHere we go… First item:┬áOlympus E-P1 12.3 MP & 14-42mm kit lens This was my second Micro Four Thirds based camera and it was quite a lovely little camera. ­čÖé Purchase date: 2009.06.16 Purchase price: $799.99 (from Amazon.com) Sale date: May 27th, 2011 Sale price: $320.00 Owned for:

The best dynamic-range cameras, updated for 2013

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NOTE: this is a rough-draft and as such it is meant to be updated, please view these findings as preliminary and in progress. Thanks! As photography enthusiasts are well aware,  there are a number of image-quality criteria that are important when choosing a camera: +lens/optical quality +color fidelity and color vibrance +dynamic range I will save the first two for later, but today I did want to briefly discuss dynamic-range and start compiling a list of the best d-range cameras:

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