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GeoffN
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Been disappointed with the sharpness of the camera ever since I bought it but never got round to really accurately checking it out but as it's getting near the end of the warranty, thought I ought to just test things but I might be expecting too much!

I did an exact comparison with my 3mp Olympus camera placing both on a firm level surface and pointing at a house number about 40 metres away....................  comparing the 2 shots, the Phantom was marginally sharper though very difficult to really see any difference and I could only detect it if I really blew the pictures up so you could see the pixels.  I would have thought that being 12mp,there should be a vast improvement in the picture quality? Is this a fair assumption?

I can have a go at posting a couple of pictures if I can work out how to do it!!



2017-5-29
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cprevost
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Megapixels won't have much to do with sharpness.  Oly put good glass even on the consumer level cameras. Not surprised the image from the Oly is sharper.  You can post a picture if you want feedback to see if it's in the normal range though.
2017-5-31
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poltergeist
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Very high megapixel cameras are also less forgiving. more pixels means a steadier platform is required. This should really be an issue for our drones, but there is a limit. Quality of sensors and glass is more important. Post a couple and I'm sure you'll get some good feedback.
2017-6-1
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GeoffN
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poltergeist Posted at 2017-6-1 06:25
Very high megapixel cameras are also less forgiving. more pixels means a steadier platform is required. This should really be an issue for our drones, but there is a limit. Quality of sensors and glass is more important. Post a couple and I'm sure you'll get some good feedback.

Many thanks for the replies....................  I'll have a go at posting a couple of pictures.  Is there a "best" way of posting pictures to get the most detail?
2017-6-1
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Cabansail
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Are the images RAW or Jpeg?

There will be sharpening applied to processed Jpeg images but the RAW data should show as taken.
2017-6-1
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DJI-Jamie
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It would be recommended to provide the original pictures, so uploading to a file sharing site like Dropbox would work. You would just post the link here.
2017-6-1
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GeoffN
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Well here's a few photos....... if it works that is!






What do people think?   


Sorry...... hasn't quite worked as I intended..............  should have been  links to the photos in "photobucket"................ I'll get the hang of this eventually!!... hopefully

              Trying this!
2017-6-3
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GeoffN
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Anyone??   What do people reckon?      Many thanks
2017-6-5
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cprevost
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These seem OK. A bit hard to tell because they aren't full size images but likely they are just fine. The camera in these units is OK but now great.
2017-6-5
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GeoffN
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I might be just expecting too much to be honest................... in my ignorance I guess, I imagined a 12mp camera would be 4 times sharper than a 3mp one!!
2017-6-5
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