On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:17:31AM -0500, Darren Addy wrote: > While the race has been on to produce higher and higher resolution > sensors for digital cameras, while reducing the noise, the future is > post-processing images to enhance grain/noise and sharpness. It > appears that this is possible now, but at a very high cost. (It is > still more economical to buy a more capable camera than to buy the > hardware that can DO this. But I'm sure that will change in time. > > https://news.developer.nvidia.com/ai-can-now-fix-your-grainy-photos-by-only-looking-at-grainy-photos/?ncid=--45511 > > - Watch the video on that page or the same video here on YouTube: > https://youtu.be/pp7HdI0-MIo > > When costs come down, this will be one of the final nails in the > coffin of many DSLR camera makers. > > It also will mean that great images are not going to require larger > sensors. Cameras like the newly announced Nikon superzoom P1000 will > be all a "serious" photographer needs. And currently "unusable" high > ISOs will suddenly become viable with AI post-processing. > > Darren Addy > Kearney, NE
I don't see how this reduces the demand for (reasonably) high-resolution sensors. While the noise-reduction is truly impressive (I'd love to see what it can do with some of the low-light images I took in the film era), it's readily apparent that the de-noised images are a little soft. (I'm also impressed by the sheer amount of rendering power thrown at the synthetic image in one test - 131,072 samples per pixel!) -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.