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06-06-2019, 07:09 PM   #61
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At one time, internal memory was all you had... for consumer or pro cameras...

I’m not a great fan as it generally requires a cord to get images off the camera, so it messes up my workflow...
I will rephrase my comment - the first digital cameras I had any intimate awareness of were
(1) a Nikon P&S my mother gave me in summer 2005 to get me interested in digital photography
(2) a Canon P&S we gave our daughter in December 2005 before she made a trip to England

Each of them had a small internal memory - enough to hold 2 or 3 photos - and each could hold a standard {for the time} SD card. Each is now long gone - I don't remember any option in either to transfer photos between the two memories. I viewed the internal memory the same way I viewed the built-in flash ..... something for a true amateur, someone who didn't need greater capability.

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Adding a periscope on top would be nice.
Just turn your camera upside down.
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If the AE sensor was replaced by a kind of compact camera image sensor, a DSLR might be able to include some mirrorless features (face AF, maybe eye AF, and one or two indicators at the bottom of the OVF to indicate high light clipping / histogram info). Even with the current 86K RGB sensor it should be possible to add histogram indicators in the OVF (for the folks who want an EVF to see if their high light are clipped or not).
This sounds very plausible since Ricoh is intent on continuing with DSLRs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
If the AE sensor was replaced by a kind of compact camera image sensor, a DSLR might be able to include some mirrorless features (face AF, maybe eye AF, and one or two indicators at the bottom of the OVF to indicate high light clipping / histogram info). Even with the current 86K RGB sensor it should be possible to add histogram indicators in the OVF (for the folks who want an EVF to see if their high light are clipped or not).
Note that the new 220,000-pixel metering sensor of the Canon EOS 90D, used for both metering and image recognition, brings about the ability to use face detection when shooting through the viewfinder (not eye detection though, only available in live view mode).

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Note that the new 220,000-pixel metering sensor of the Canon EOS 90D, used for both metering and image recognition, brings about the ability to use face detection when shooting through the viewfinder (not eye detection though, only available in live view mode).
A small RGB sensor of the kind used in mobile phones or cheap compact camera could be used in a DSLR as a light meter and fort helping with AF, while still keeping an optical VF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
A Ricoh-Patent on PDAF and/or CD AF describes technology that would enable a DSLR with an OVF (optical viewfinder) to alternatively support CD (contrast detect) AF without disabling the OVF.

This technology would hence support face- or eye-detect AF while simultaneously supporting framing with an OVF.

In combination with Ricoh's switchable hybrid viewfinder patent, the described innovation could be used to offer a camera that truly offers the best of both worlds: The perfect refresh rate and eye- and battery-friendliness of OVFs combined with the utility (focusing aids, advanced AF methods) of EVF/MILCs.

Will Ricoh find the initiative to provide a true alternative to MILCs?

AFAIC, I don't really need anything more than a classic DSLR but in order to stay relevant, i.e., competitive in the light of the MILC craze and the admittedly useful face- and eye-AF functionality of MILCs, it would be excellent if Ricoh could create a camera that doesn't force one to make a choice.

P.S: The "size"/"compactness" argument that once could be made in favour of MILCs has long evaporated due to the fact that most modern MILC lenses are behemoths and turn a small camera into an ergonomic liability and the consequence of multiple MILC models having become larger (and heavier) to a point where they become actually adequate for normal-sized hands and in combination with anything but the the smallest and lightest pancake lenses.
It amuses me how such an enlightening subject could go so off track so quickly!

Can someone please tell my how to enable the diagrams on the patent website?

I would love to have focus peaking in the OVF. It would bring some more FUN into using manual focus lenses.
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It amuses me how such an enlightening subject could go so off track so quickly!
Almost every topic in this news and rumours goes off track quickly...
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It amuses me how such an enlightening subject could go so off track so quickly!

Can someone please tell my how to enable the diagrams on the patent website?

I would love to have focus peaking in the OVF. It would bring some more FUN into using manual focus lenses.
The links are dead. Try this alternative website: Japan Platform for Patent Information|J-PlatPat [JPP] If a page in Japanese appears, click on 'English' on the very top of the page, a bit on the right side.

Copy the patents' publication numbers (2016-12094 for the first one and 2018-151588 for the second one) and click on the Search button. In the new page, click on the hyperlink with the same number as above under 'Publication number'. A new page ill open. Close 'Bibliography' on the left to speed up the process and browse the drawings on the right.

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