Roland Tanglao

Computational Photography is coming

everybody's overestimating in the short term and in the long term underestimating

The Light L16 is one of the harbingers (its awkwardness reminds me of Symbian cameraphones or the early point and shoots). Some great, provocative thoughts on computational photography can be found on photothunk.

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October 15, 2015

Note5 auto-focus hunting sample image

happens much more often on the Note vs. iPhone 6

Here's a sample Note 5 blurry image that I wrote about in the last post :

sample Note 5 blurry image

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October 07, 2015

The Note5 like the S6Edge auto-focus hunts unlike the iPhone6 plus

Never seen this level of auto-focus "hunting" on Nokia or Apple cameraphones! Perhaps it's a chipset thing? Does the G4 or the Sony Z3/Z4 hunt in this way?

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October 06, 2015

iPhone6plus versus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

There should no contest right?

But somehow the iPhone6 plus has much more consistent auto-focus and colours. Why? Good question. If you know why please tell Samsung thanks bye :-) !

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September 12, 2015

Nikon 1 V2 - Three weeks in France test

surprisingly good except for the GPS taking too much power and making the form factor a bit awkward

Silvrback blog image

Not surprising actually that the Nikon 1 V2 was fun while in Paris for 3 weeks. Just wish Nikon could build the GPS into the camera and improve its power consumption. Not having to worry about the awkward GPS apps (like the ones from Fuji and Olympus) meant foot lose and fancy free once the GPS locked on! A V4 with everything built . . .

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August 16, 2015

Fujifilm Cam Remote works better with iOS than Android

isn't Android's "true" multi-tasking supposed to be better?

The iPhone6 plus pairs very quickly with Fuji's Cam Remote. The S6 Edge didn't; it was noticeably slower and more awkward. Samsung's fault? Android's fault? Who knows but it just goes to show you that theory is different from practice!

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August 16, 2015

Samsung S6 Edge camera is fab

super fast, still not as consistent as iPhone

And the bloatware also makes it slower. Disable the S6's bloatware and you are left with a great camera that can be triggered easily and consistently and super quickly by double clicking the physical button. Bravo Samsung! Now please fix the rest of your really bad software by deleting most of it!

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June 10, 2015