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A quick test of Sony CIZ at 2X
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Jun 25, 2019 12:05:29   #
jhkfly
 
Yeah, what the heck is CIZ??

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Jun 25, 2019 12:22:30   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
cyclespeed wrote:
Please tell me what is CIZ and does my Sony a6000 have this feature which remains a mystery to me?
Thanks.


"Clear Image Zoom" - Read this thread - https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-597340-1.html - and google is your friend - but there is a lot of biased misinformation about it on the web ! (and elsewhere) 8-(

Very succinctly, it uses a form of Artificial Intelligence (AI algorithms proprietarily designed by Sony) for variably (user selected 1.1-2X) cropping (reducing field of view) of an image - but restoring to the original pixel count (pixel enlargement) - this is all done IN CAMERA (on Sony cameras). You must be shooting JPEG and it is difficult to enable - BURIED in the menus ! The end result is (mostly) as if you used a lens with a longer focal length without light losses. It also turns higher performing prime (non-zoom) lenses into a zoom.

I have been using it for 4 years - I highly recommend it.
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Jun 25, 2019 13:03:41   #
gessman
 
imagemeister wrote:
"Clear Image Zoom" - Read this thread - https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-597340-1.html - and google is your friend - but there is a lot of biased misinformation about it on the web ! (and elsewhere) 8-(

Very succinctly, it uses a form of Artificial Intelligence (AI algorithms proprietarily designed by Sony) for variably (user selected 1.1-2X) cropping (reducing field of view) of an image - but restoring to the original pixel count (pixel enlargement) - this is all done IN CAMERA (on Sony cameras). You must be shooting JPEG and it is difficult to enable - BURIED in the menus ! The end result is (mostly) as if you used a lens with a longer focal length without light losses. It also turns higher performing prime (non-zoom) lenses into a zoom.

I have been using it for 4 years - I highly recommend it.
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"Clear Image Zoom" - Read this thread - ... (show quote)


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Jun 25, 2019 13:47:08   #
a6k (a regular here)
 
gessman wrote:
Look who's talking here - Mr. Foxfire feature man, The Imagemeister from UHH...


Well, he may be a CIZ fanboy but he's a very good photographer. Nobody's perfect, right?😀

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Jun 25, 2019 13:59:44   #
gessman
 
a6k wrote:
Well, he may be a CIZ fanboy but he's a very good photographer. Nobody's perfect, right?😀


Yep, I's just thinking about how he's barely recognizable when he pulls off that pink polyester leisure suit from the '60s and puts on that swamp hat. Clever disguise!

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Jun 25, 2019 14:41:15   #
imagemeister (a regular here)
 
gessman wrote:
Yep, I's just thinking about how he's barely recognizable when he pulls off that pink polyester leisure suit from the '60s and puts on that swamp hat. Clever disguise!


LOL, Yes, it is amazing what age does to you
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Jun 25, 2019 15:22:12   #
gessman
 
imagemeister wrote:
LOL, Yes, it is amazing what age does to you
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Well, I don't have that problem. I grew real fast for my age up to about 12 when I stopped growing and all my hair fell out. Otherwise I still look about the same.

I probably wouldn't have noticed you on Firefox except the breaking news piece next to you with the yellow crime scene tape was about my nephew being killed in a headon between his motorcycle and an 18-wheeler here in Colorado just out of Estes Park.

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Jun 25, 2019 21:45:38   #
Toment (a regular here)
 
cyclespeed wrote:
Please tell me what is CIZ and does my Sony a6000 have this feature which remains a mystery to me?
Thanks.


Yes. It’s a digital crop of the focal length of the lens you are using.

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Jun 27, 2019 11:44:31   #
gessman
 
Toment wrote:
Yes. It’s a digital crop of the focal length of the lens you are using.


That definition in not complete and leaves out the important aspects of CIZ. CIZ is an in-camera process that magnifies an image, crops it to the magnified view, and "upsizes and resamples it," and creates "new pixels" to fill in the gaps as opposed to simply cropping it and leaving it "diluted," or spread out and missing information that usually leads to the degradation of an image. Using CIZ usually results in almost no image quality (IQ) loss although it occasionally does leave some mild distortion or what some call "artifacts" in certain "highly detailed or busy" scenes that might not otherwise be desirable. Some examples of "artifacts" have been offered elsewhere in this and other threads that can be found by using the search too above and searching for CIZ or Clear Image Zoom.

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Jun 27, 2019 13:47:11   #
Toment (a regular here)
 
gessman wrote:
That definition in not complete and leaves out the important aspects of CIZ. CIZ is an in-camera process that magnifies an image, crops it to the magnified view, and "upsizes and resamples it," and creates "new pixels" to fill in the gaps as opposed to simply cropping it and leaving it "diluted," or spread out and missing information that usually leads to the degradation of an image. Using CIZ usually results in almost no image quality (IQ) loss although it occasionally does leave some mild distortion or what some call "artifacts" in certain "highly detailed or busy" scenes that might not otherwise be desirable. Some examples of "artifacts" have been offered elsewhere in this and other threads that can be found by using the search too above and searching for CIZ or Clear Image Zoom.
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