Just hope nobody does a Huawei on this ....
Phone launches are usually leakier than an Ikea colander, and the release of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is no exception. Pictures of the handset, which Xiaomi will formally launch next week, have already been leaked by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA – the country's equivalent of the FCC – showing a handset with five …
Not everyone wants a Phablet sized device.
Many of us just want a device that does what we want from it in a small unobtrusive package.
Just like many of us don't have the things glued to one limb and in our faces 18hours a day pawning over social media.
perhaps the AC is a boomer who envisaged a Rake's Progress style decline and fall caused by Too Much Time On Social Media and Having Different Device Preferences To Me arrested only briefly by the income from pawning one's worldly possessions (or selling them on Depop), but yeah, it could also have been a typo for fawning.
Possibly not; I recently replaced a 12-year old DSLR with a newer one, and the improvement in dynamic range (~8 stops to 12 stops) is the real improvement in quality not the increase from 21Mpixels to 50Mpixels. Now a phone camera won't be that good, but it could be a couple of stops better than a > 10 year old DSLR.
We've seen the improvements in image quality that modern phone camera sensors have made over their roughly size-equivilent counterparts from a decade ago. This same improvement applies to SLR sensors over the same time period, more or less.
Of course where improvements are less dramatic is in the lenses, and yeah, an older SLR with an appropriate lens will produce better pictures than a newer SLR with the wrong lens for the job.
>Of course where improvements are less dramatic is in the lenses
Depends on what you are referring to.
Getting a 1/1.33-inches sensor into a phone and having a micro lens system capable of making use of it, does require some technology innovation. However, I wouldn't want to use a phone lens system in an SLR...
Will people actually use the capability of that camera? I've got a P20 Pro with in the 40Mp camera. I think I've used it in the 40MP setting two or three times. It is set as default to 10MP and I've never had much desire to change it. You can't zoom or do any of the other options at 40MP. I just wonder if this is number for marketing purposes really.
Can we leave politics out of this for a bit? For the next six weeks we are going to have little on the news but high definition willy waving (I'm not sure what the female equivalent is but I suspect more people might want to look at it provided it isn't Anne Widdecombe.)
I do not think that in reality a phone camera lens has much of a MTF above about 8Mpx. Pixel count and sensitivity may have improved a lot but we're still working with the same old wavelengths of light, and there's a limit to what you can do with glass and plastic.
Being a deeply cynical person I do wonder if it is cheaper to produce a high pixel count sensor and bin the output to deal with the variations across the die, than to produce a 10Mpx sensor with all the pixels close in output. 24Mpx APS and above sensors are not cheap.
Are Ikea colander's leakier than those of other manufacturers? Could you point me towards any colander comparison tests? I'm thinking of making a significant investment for several years and I don't want to be stuck making monthly payments on a colander I could preserve herring in.
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