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When Tech Companies Lie to Us...

  • Published on Jan 12, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Tech company lies exist on a spectrum. How far is too far?
    (Did you know 1-inch camera sensors are not 1 inch?)

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  • Mrwhosetheboss
    Mrwhosetheboss 14 days ago +10018

    I can’t see it becoming any less of an issue unfortunately - if anything, the more complex the tech becomes, the easier it is to fool the average consumer with meaningless specs, cause they have less and less of an idea on how the tech is actually working - Great vid though, we should keep calling it out when we spot it 👌

    • pn g
      pn g 15 hours ago

      @MKBHD 14:02, why did my elder brother gift my parents the latest i phones when they are only capable of using 1.2% of it's features? We're not even that rich & they're old.

    • Zeljko
      Zeljko Day ago

      Have you heard about Rimac Nevera? :)

    • Faraz Ahmed
      Faraz Ahmed 3 days ago

      the more complex the tech becomes, the more clicky your thumbnails and titles will become!

    • MJ
      MJ 3 days ago

      That's why you all are here.
      To keep 'em and us on our toes.

    • Josh Hanam
      Josh Hanam 3 days ago

      You guys try as much to keep it real...applause 👏

  • Adam Ross
    Adam Ross 11 days ago +521

    The 1 inch sensor situation reminds me a bit of when people we first started getting into large storage sizes (GBs and TBs) and people were confused why their 500GB drive doesn't have 500GB.

    • John Smith
      John Smith Day ago

      That's not a fair example. You're loosing that space because people don't understand it's not all available for storage in some use cases. It's still available space depending on your use.

    • Aashish Kumar
      Aashish Kumar 3 days ago

      Actually, a Gb wad 1024Mb, when we amplify that to a mass scale, the extra 24mb does play a role

    • Bill Bopp
      Bill Bopp 6 days ago

      @Kaizen Bits per second can be used with any type of data, not just some file. In particular, real-time data like phone conversations, or long-distance transmission lines. What good is the concept of a byte when you're looking at a multiplexed signal containing thousands of separate data streams?

    • Kaizen
      Kaizen 7 days ago

      @Bill Bopp How so? If I have to upload a video file to my Dropbox, I want to see how many MB/s of speed I'm getting, and I change my network connection speed monitoring software to reflect that, because I don't use bits or even bytes generally because they are too small of an increment with today's large file sizes eg. 2GB video files being common. That's me anyway.

    • Bill Bopp
      Bill Bopp 7 days ago

      @Kaizen Actually, when working with data transmission speeds, working with bits is more accurate, and more useful.

  • The Story of my Life
    The Story of my Life 7 days ago +58

    Yes, I have been harmed by tech company lies.

    Back in 2015 I was in the market for a mirrorless camera. At the time, the best options on the market was the Sony A7, Panasonic GH4 and the Samsung X1. Yes, Samsung made a mirroless camera and it was way ahead of its time. The camera division was rather new but they had the whole road map for new lenses that were going to be launched. So, I bought the Samsung camera.

    Soon, the launch dates for these lenses and accessories were being missed but Samsung said not to worry, they were still going to deliver.

    Eventually, they just quietly shut it down and the thousands of dollars I paid to buy into there system was meaningless.

    • Cattus
      Cattus Day ago

      Oh man i remember those days, i had one & it was too sad they just quite without further notice. And the money wasted on their cameras :(

    • The Story of my Life
      The Story of my Life 2 days ago

      @John Nulf nope

    • John Nulf
      John Nulf 2 days ago +1

      you at least got your money back… right?

    • Jingyu Zheng
      Jingyu Zheng 5 days ago +13

      From mirrorless to meaningless, my dude

  • BuzzaB77
    BuzzaB77 10 days ago +60

    The Channel "Engineering explained " did a great break down on this. that 1.99 wasn't just done with rollout, there was track glue down too. Another grip aid from the drag world.

    • Austin
      Austin Day ago

      @juanmedinar20 exactly, he broke it all down on the Joe Rogan podcast

    • juanmedinar20
      juanmedinar20 2 days ago +1

      You are forgetting about the cold air thrusters that the roadster is supposed to get.

    • J Arnold
      J Arnold 10 days ago +6

      Yep. For what it's worth though, the one foot roll out is industry standard and all of the 0-60 times you see are measured this way. What's even more interesting is if you look at 5-60 times, they are always a good bit slower than 0-60. For example, Car and Driver reports that the 2021 Supra does 0-60 in 3.8 seconds (one foot rollout of 0.3 seconds excluded) and a rolling 5-60 time of 4.4 seconds. The 5-60 times can't take advantage of launch control so it's more representative of what you'll experience driving in normal conditions. Interesting stuff

  • Joonas Lehtinen
    Joonas Lehtinen 9 days ago +26

    Would love to hear your insights on Tesla FSD. It would definitely make an interesting video on how people have paid $3-10k for "full self driving" feature that early marketing promises presented as L4+ autonomy. Elon Musk has for years confirmed FSD to be L5 autonomy and that it will be shipping "next year". Yet, feature continues to be vapor ware and Tesla refuses to refund FSD purchases while not giving any official timeline for delivery.

  • Afrotechmods
    Afrotechmods 14 days ago +3308

    Mad respect that you can hang out with Elon and review his cars but still remain independent enough to call Tesla out on their marketing

    • hasan shafin
      hasan shafin 23 hours ago


    • Piet ice-only.de
      Piet ice-only.de 7 days ago

      @Ross Carlson apple hit hard on tesla in "invasion"

      first the car gets mocked to only be bought for the husband's love affair

      then it won't start "because of bluetooth"

      at the gas station they then rather steal a REAL car before going on with the tesla:D

    • Robert
      Robert 10 days ago

      Don't forget the Tesla Truck...

    • Kuban P
      Kuban P 10 days ago

      He has been very gentle on his critictm. Elan Musk is real big on vaporware, especially on some other projects. Tesla might be the most legit thing he does.

    • Jyuzou
      Jyuzou 10 days ago

      @Muskar, ok:

      "I think that only describes one aspect of one side." - it does, and that one side is bigger.

      "...your frustration is that you see a cult leader that people follow and you project that they're being manipulated and mislead and yet doesn't even care, but you see beyond his "charm" and find something about him and his behavior so repulsive that he needs to be taken down, I'd assume." - Yeah, the last few bits was a bit too much, but I'm really just astonished by how much people he was able to reel in. Remember the crypto bit he did? Please tell me you don't think that's not borderline criminal. Thank the heavens crypto isn't regulated. -wink wink-

      "He's not Iron Man, no. But what do you expect?" - Yes, of course I understand this. I think everyone understands this. It's the same as every other CEO out there. That's why it's so baffling to me, because every other CEO gets called out for their BS.

      "I literally said it was in my first paragraph." - To be fair, you said "some". And by how you've started one paragraph with basically saying "I'm not an expert in technologies related to Hyperloop" is that you're leaning towards, again, giving him the benefit of the doubt on this thing. I know Hyperloop is just his publicity thing and that he's not gonna go through with it. We're not stupid, - or I wish I could say that because, again, the majority believe this crap. "It's just a hockey table inside a vacuum, it's not that hard!", lol.

      "I think that shows your bias, because the media is just as flooded with cynicism." - I think this shows your bias, because I'm not saying that all of them are "feel-good" articles and pieces; I'm saying that, specifically, most of Musk's pieces are "feel-good" content. Musk even made it as Person of the Year, come on; they listed all of his companies, like PayPal (and that's why it's important to know who founded which company - why do you think it's so important to Musk why HE should be labeled as a founder of Tesla?) I mean, again, just look at this video's comment section alone.

      "What I think they all have in common is indeed that it's often sensationalism and not well-researched." - and that's what I'm saying, sorry if it's not clear.

      "To me, information is decent if you follow a wide range of experts and try to chase the opposition of those experts." - to you. This is you. Hats off to you for doing that. But to the majority, no. I mean, you said it yourself: fact-checking is hardly a skill most people on social media excel at. The layman just scrolls to the next post on their feed. They follow what's interesting. And what's interesting is, you said it: sensationalized content.

      "Growing a business early on can be very cutthroat, require a lot of hustle and bordering unethical things." - yes, I'm aware. He's not the only man who's like this, but others are being called out for it. Jobs, Gates, Zucc, Bezos. Rarely does Musk get called out. I'm not saying that other businessmen are saints. I'm saying that Musk almost always gets a pass from people.

      "What do I get out of it? I get exciting technology (SpaceX) and a feeling of justice against the energy and automotive industry who have also been very manipulative (especially Exxon) and extremely reluctant to make any positive change whatsoever (disregarding global negative externalities for short-term personal gains), and optimism for technology to thrive in the Anthropocene." - man, you're rooting for the wrong guy. Every other company does that as well; hide under the guise that their cause is for the benefit of mankind. Apple's doing it right now with their removal of chargers in iPhone packages. Yeah, sure, it will help, but I'm sure they did the math (selling the chargers instead of having it packaged with the iPhone is more money) and it doesn't quite line up with their stance on Right to Repair (they have been adjusting because of the backlash throughout the years, as more people become more aware of the movement, but this is another topic entirely, just to give you an example that I'm not saying that other companies are 'better' or that I'm singling out Musk). What he does isn't even environmentally-friendly upon closer inspection. I mean, if you want to go green, you don't make tunnels underground - you improve public transportation. There's also his StarLink where he's planning to deploy several satellites into space and how experts are saying that it's contributing to more debris in orbit, which will make it harder for us to launch stuff outside earth. That's just from the top of my head, too.

      "If you mean that literally, then you have not studied cognitive biases and logical fallacies. It's very common behavior. And if you pretend to be above it all yourself, then you are in denial. We are all fallible to them, and I think the best we can do is be aware of it." - you seem very intelligent, but I feel you're taking some of my statements literally. That was a rhetorical question. I'm saying that because I'm not putting myself up a pedestal. I'm literally flabbergasted that other people do not this see the other side. I don't think this has something to do with intelligence (I mean, I'm not that smart), but with how people filter their content (or, more likely, how content is delivered to them), as discussed previously. I know cognitive biases, and I know that I'm not infallible.

      "Elon was a quirky (ASD) underdog to me." - if you know Musk's history, he was never an underdog. If you go through his timeline, he was never an underdog.

  • Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams 9 days ago +44

    The “1-inch” sensor thing is mind blowing. Thank you for nudging the world toward truth. Love this video. ❤️

  • Eidi
    Eidi 11 days ago +63

    Thank you for being a massive Clip-Sharer and being outspoken on issues like this and right to repair. Thank you for bringing light to these issues and calling companies out. You're a class act.

  • Andy Slye
    Andy Slye 11 days ago +465

    My favorite is Tesla's "Potential Savings" default price for their cars which includes "potential incentives and gas savings of $4,300" 😅

    • paladain55
      paladain55 Day ago

      @gbuun true although the brakes function the same as EV so you won't have to worry about that.

    • gbuun
      gbuun Day ago

      @paladain55 Yeah, but plug in hybrids still have all the other expenses. Smog checks, oil changes, brake replacements, etc.

    • Wayne Lewis
      Wayne Lewis 8 days ago

      @Mitch James Either you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about, or you have no idea how to read a financial statement. A quick look at Tesla’s Q3 ‘21 financial report would show you how ZEV credits were a pretty insignificant part of their revenue. Keep that outdated “TeSla iS OnLy PWOFITABLE wiff cwedits” out of here. This isn’t 2019.

    • Mitch James
      Mitch James 9 days ago

      @paladain55 because your taxes incentivises Tesla to build them without the need to make a profit to prevent going under. Hybrids and synthetic fuel is the future for affordable cars but Tesla getting billions from governments around the world so there is no need for them to make hybrids as world governments will not only give them money to make them but use your taxes to make them cheaper as an incentive to buy them even though it costs you much more in tax.

    • Jorge Chavez
      Jorge Chavez 10 days ago

      @paladain55 Lol toyotas have been generally shit for two decades. Only toyotas that are built like y'all fangirls claim are those from the 90s or older.

  • Jonathan Armstrong
    Jonathan Armstrong 11 days ago +122

    Elon is the king of vaporware, I never believe his announcements until they’re fully released - they’re rarely the same

    • Drudley
      Drudley Day ago +1

      @gbuun It's literally the opposite, heh.

    • Aditya Sahasranshu
      Aditya Sahasranshu Day ago

      @J4 Genius for starters 80% of the rocket is reusable, including the fairings. No one wanted EVs before, Tesla came and made then relevant and after 2008 crisis the founders themselves resigned as they were incompetent to keep the company afloat. And BTW the 3rd founder was with the company until 2019 when he started giving more time into his battery recycling company (Redwood materials). Hyperloop was a white paper proposed by Elon and he specifically emphasized on others tackle this solution as he was unable to give more time, during the model 3 ramp. And Boring Company is a under-city Tunnel company which will only allow customer owned autonomous vehicles to traverse through long distance at high speed. People like u argue with subway well, imagine u travel through dense traffic area which used to take hours, now can be done in minutes in your own car and when you get to ur destination u don't have to book a Uber, taxi or search for other public transport. And all this will be autonomous and only EVs, without harmful fumes or pollution.

    • J4 Genius
      J4 Genius Day ago +2

      @Aditya Sahasranshu For a starter the whole rocket isn't reusable, only the propellers, also Tesla didn't invent the electric car, nor was Elon it's founder, he took over and kicked the actual founders out, and finally what happened to his 'revolutionary' solar panels and the 'hylerloop' that turned into a tiny tunnel for Teslas?

    • gbuun
      gbuun Day ago

      Yeah, like BMW and Toyota! They ALWAYS show concepts that definitely make it to the market with 0 changes! 100%! Only Tesla changes cars!

    • Jim G
      Jim G 3 days ago +1

      @Aditya Sahasranshu not mad btw

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke
    AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke 15 days ago +4784

    I petition camera sensors should have a naming scheme like TV’s. Maybe mm diagonal? Super easy and straightforward.

    • Ren Ren
      Ren Ren 10 days ago

      @Chrysostomos Karaliolios op has pop pppya

    • Blockbuster2033
      Blockbuster2033 11 days ago

      @Peter ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ That's because 4k refers to the width not the height of the image. A 4k video is 3840 pixels wide, so basically 4000.

    • William Sanders
      William Sanders 11 days ago

      @HiddenArmy Please check sentence structure before posting. I am confused by your statement / question.

    • NGC1433
      NGC1433 12 days ago

      @Blackbird Well the nomenclature has a measurement unit in it, that has nothing to do with the sensor. That's exactly as deceptive as anything tesla did.

    • Just Steve
      Just Steve 13 days ago

      @Denes K I've got motorbikes too.
      One is old and has imperial tyre sizes. 3.50 front. The newer bikes are more sensible, but the rim is still inches 🤣
      I rather enjoy the anarchy!

  • PioneerBlue
    PioneerBlue 11 days ago +55

    This was a good video, but I feel like there's still a lot more that could be explored for this topic. Would love a part two.

  • Shubham Songara
    Shubham Songara 3 days ago +1

    The tagline - “When companies lie to us”
    What Marques says - “ Yes and No”
    I believe he can make an exceptional diplomat.

  • James Beer
    James Beer 11 days ago +40

    You have just blown my mind on the 1-inch sensor fact. We need to start a petition for companies to use realistic terms.

    • zefvor
      zefvor 8 days ago

      Or it is a name of improved process node that produces approximately same transistor density as the actual namesake would.

      But what about "lifetime warranty"? It is not the lifetime of user, it is lifetime of the product, but as soon as the product fails manufacturer can say its lifetime has ended, so you really don't get any proper warranty, it is just a scam

    • Deiphos Antonios
      Deiphos Antonios 8 days ago

      Lol at least the numbers makes sense relatively (a 1/2 inch sensor being half the size of 1 inch one). In the semi-conductor (processor) world, the "nm" number means literally nothing.

  • E
    E 12 hours ago

    Reminds me of a story from years ago when 1gb thumb drives were still the largest sized around. Met a dude who said he went to China and found Chinese brand 4gb thumb drives! So he bought a bunch to give out to his colleagues. Then the colleagues started asking why did their drives only have 1gb capacity. Apparently the brand was called "4 GB", but the capacity itself was only 1gb. Hahahahaha technically they weren't lying.

  • Sommer75
    Sommer75 15 days ago +5501

    I’ve been a photographer for 10+ years and went to 5 different photography schools before that, and this is the first time i hear the true story about the 1 inch sensor. Thank you for being honest in a dishonest world.

    • Ryan M
      Ryan M 6 days ago

      I think what Sommer75 means is they're broke

    • Alex Romo
      Alex Romo 7 days ago

      How many years as a race car driver?

    • Tyler
      Tyler 8 days ago

      @Chowdhury Ashabul Yeameen To me it sounds like this isn't a point of purchase to literally anyone

    • Chowdhury Ashabul Yeameen
      Chowdhury Ashabul Yeameen 9 days ago

      @Tyler To me it doesn't matter as long as all products from different companies use the same standard. I can still get the sense which sensor is larger/smaller.

    • Zaharia Ionut-claudiu
      Zaharia Ionut-claudiu 9 days ago

      @Ops Blac 2022 2036

  • Kelvin Kariuki
    Kelvin Kariuki 5 days ago +2

    With the 1 inch sensor thing I think it more of a different type of measurement system. As long as they compare sensor to another sensors with the same criteria then it’s not a problem. As long as they are not saying “look our competitors have a sensor that’s .6 inches long diagonally but our sensor is a 1-inch sensor” then it’s fine

    Edit: think it like a nautical mile vs regular mile. Inch sensor vs regular inch. As long as you don’t mix the two measurements then it’s fine.

  • D C
    D C 9 days ago +5

    Great video. As always.

    I will say tho… there are countless misnomers in the world, in which we still ‘carry’. So - for the 1-inch sensor conversation - I wouldn’t boil it down to whether things are a ‘lie’ or not, but it’s just the cultural carry-over of an original idea. There are endless examples of this. 2x4’s are actually 1.5” x 3.5” - because they would mill them down for consistency, when 80+ yrs ago they were really 2” actual x 4” actual. If anything, these are the tracings (or the provenance) to original ways.

    Why do we say ‘cc’ for a message? Carbon copy!

    Why do she say ‘return’? The carriage returns back on a typewriter when we finish a line of text.

    Why do we say ‘hang up’ on a phone? Because that’s how we rested (and therefore disconnected) the phone into the gravity-based holster back then…?

    Why do we say ‘windshield’? Because in an open-air buggy, we didn’t want wind (or bugs flying in our face)…

    So the 1-inch sensor shouldn’t have you shake your head nor have you roll your eyes… if anything it should make us scratch our head, but with delight. If anything, your description/origin-retelling was AMAZING.

    Would be fabulous if you keep that going… and do that with other tech things.

    Great work, as always…

    • G. Reaper
      G. Reaper 8 days ago

      also, U.S. power grid:
      110 is actually, nominally 120, which acceptable ranges of 115-125. It used to be 110 though.
      220 is exactly the same story, as "110" is just half the full "220" line voltage.
      "110" and "220" also just roll of the tongue easier, and are more "pleasant" to see written perhaps?

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  • Bilal Rasool
    Bilal Rasool 3 days ago +1

    what about display resolutions, we used the measurement of the smaller side, so 720p, 1080p, or 1440p, but then when 4K displays came out, they made you think the smaller side had 4K pixels. This made you think it had almost 4 times more pixels than a 1080p, but in reality, it's about double the pixels on one side. It's a big jump, but its weird how we changed the measuring system but didn't clarify that.

  • LES
    LES 9 days ago +4

    Marquis you do such a great job. I'd love to have more people with your level of integrity in mainstream entertainment and information media.

  • Blacktail Studio
    Blacktail Studio 14 days ago +726

    Really interesting. Always wondered about the electric car torque numbers. Well done!

    • Muriël Veneman
      Muriël Veneman 7 days ago

      @G. Reaper so it's clearly not our fault for it to be confusing as a battery pack isnt even a battery pack 💀 if it doesn't contain batteries 😑 and why is there a difference in battery and battery pack if a battery pack is a single battery

    • G. Reaper
      G. Reaper 7 days ago

      @Muriël Veneman and a battery pack is comprised of indivdual cells, just like a battery. 18650 is simply a specific form factor of a cell. It is not a battery.

      Cell: a single unit that contains a electrolytic solution to generate electricity. Examples include AA, AAA, C, D, and 18650 cells, commonly incorrectly called batteries.

      Battery: A single unit that contain multiple cells, which commonly cannot be separated from each other. A standard car battery is an example of this.

      Battery Pack: A single unit that is comprised of multiple cells, that can be separated individually, and are called batteries for short. RC/drone battery packs are an example of this.

    • Muriël Veneman
      Muriël Veneman 7 days ago

      @G. Reaper their battery packs basically just are 7000 18650 batteries

    • Muriël Veneman
      Muriël Veneman 7 days ago

      @G. Reaper they replace a battery pack

    • G. Reaper
      G. Reaper 7 days ago

      @Muriël Veneman Actually, they're only replacing one battery. That battery is made of (per your comment) 7104 CELLS. While we commonly call them batteries, that is technically incorrect. Now granted, it may have more than one HV battery, but it would only be 2 or 4 (or some other much lower number).

  • Steve D
    Steve D Day ago

    Not just the one-foot rollout, but they used a track covered in a grippy glue designed to aid hard drag launches. Plaid is simply not a sub 2 second car, but it is incredibly fast. I think it's a shame they need to lie to promote something that's incredible in its own right (apart from the stupid yoke).

  • Charles Rodriguez
    Charles Rodriguez 3 days ago

    I usually watch your tech reviews, but this was a truly interesting video. One of the reasons I bought a Sony RX-100 series is because of the 1" sensor. Although it is a great camera, and met everything I wanted, I do feel deceived. I am really enjoying these different videos you're putting out, very informative and interesting content!

  • Steven Hurdle
    Steven Hurdle 11 days ago +5

    A long-lasting tech company “lie” is in storage being sold in units of 1000 instead of 1024, which adds up as you go into larger and larger amounts of storage. A 1 TB drive is typically 1000 GB, not 1024 GB as would be the typical definition. And if they’d lied all the way down the line (1 TB = only 1000 GB, 1 GB = only 1000 MB, 1 MB = only 1000 KB, and 1 KB = only 1000 bytes), then it REALLY adds up.

    This is additionally confusing because, to the best of my knowledge, RAM *is* sold in the correct 1024 increments.

    • Steven Hurdle
      Steven Hurdle 6 days ago

      @zoltan87 Yeah. And that's just the total capacity of the drive. Then you get into total vs. formatted capacity, as some is lost in inefficiencies in how the file system stores data. But fair enough about formatted capacity being less, that's not the drive manufacturer's fault. The drive manufacturer using 1000 as their base instead of the classic definition of 1024, though, that's enough of a lie that I'm surprised that it didn't make it into this video!

    • zoltan87
      zoltan87 6 days ago

      Wow I knew about this discrepancy between advertised and actual storage size, but I had no idea what was the cause of it. Fascinating.

  • Error404
    Error404 11 days ago +29

    The sensor example brings up an interesting point between actual technical accuracy and getting an honest understanding across. So while not being technically accurate i do not feel it is deceptive as the rest of the products it is comparing too, the industry as a whole, tends to use the same standard. Any consumer who would care about the significance of a 1 inch sensor, is comparing too other 1 inch sensors. The value of a 1 inch sensor is significant because the quality of light gathering that implies, the optical quality, and so since if you learn its not actually that physical demension and its just a standard that has held on from a device that is now out dated, its not actually damaging.
    Its similar to focal length, which initially derives from an actual physical distance to matches the figure given. But the resulting crop and field of vue of the image is actually dependent on this distance, and the size of the sensor. So instead they quote the equivilent it would be for a 35mm camera as that was such a standard in photography for so long. At the end of the day anyone who looking at focal length cares about the crop and field of view they are getting, so a standard is more useful in comparing these things even if it is technically inaccurate.
    At what point do you change it as new people age into a hobby and industry as others age out of it, to the point people are comforable with a standard had already lost technical accuracy before their lifetime?

    • Error404
      Error404 7 days ago

      @G. Reaper appeture actually doesnt really affect that, well i guess in some ways it can but generally apeartue is just give as a ratio compared to fully open, just affects how much light gets in as well as depth of field because of diffraction. Not FoV or anything.

    • G. Reaper
      G. Reaper 7 days ago

      @Error404 The image it could capture, or what it could "view" with a traditional lens.

    • Error404
      Error404 7 days ago

      @G. Reaper Im not sure if i follow. That what was equivilent size to aperture?

    • G. Reaper
      G. Reaper 8 days ago

      I always understood it as being equivalent to the aperture size of an analogue camera... While not entirely correct, I feel like that understanding was really damn close to the reality of it.

    • Error404
      Error404 8 days ago

      @bigglyguy Thats not my point. I mean it doesnt matter what size the film or sensor actually is, it matters if you are getting the experience and product quality you would expect from that description. WIth the Film example i was describing focal length, for example the iphone pro cameras are listed with focal lengths of 13, 26,and 77mm. none of these are technically accurate, The whole phone is nowhere near 77mm deep so it couldnt be, but it gives the same FOV and depth of feild as those lenses and apetures, as those focal lengths on a 35mm camera. An old standard that a photographer would be familiar with, so is more convinient to give them the information they actually care about. You dont actually care how big the sensor is REALLY, you care about the pictures it can take that is enabled by the sensor size. So if that figure has become the standard nomeclture due to an outdated design, its actually still more useful information than suddenly telling the technical truth that anyone comparing the cameras wont be familiar with.

  • marsgizmo
    marsgizmo 14 days ago +713

    Love the 1-inch sensor backstory explanation!

    • Dominic Stocker
      Dominic Stocker 14 days ago

      @Eadrian Basila why would you ask someone that

    • Eadrian Basila
      Eadrian Basila 14 days ago

      Just like when you ask a guy about “his size”. There’s always this +- value you need to account for lol.

    • tj
      tj 14 days ago +1

      Especially because the US measurements are defined based on the metric system. They are really just kind of aliases for metric units. That's another thing: they aren't imperia anymore, although everyone calls them that.

    • rystaldev
      rystaldev 14 days ago

      Yeah that was really interesting!

    • Charles Hyde
      Charles Hyde 14 days ago +6

      @Ananaskopf I'm measuring everyday for my job with inches and it's stupid. I'm with you on this!

  • 1xial1
    1xial1 Day ago

    It’s like buying a car that comes with a “spare tire”. It’s not really a spare tire - as that would support having a 5th tire of the set currently on your car - but an emergency use wheel/tire assembly that is good in case your wheel/tire assembly break.

    Honestly, it’s semantics - not necessarily dishonesty. If an expert testimony can testify for semantics in a space, then it’s legally not misrepresented as a product.

  • Fancy
    Fancy 4 days ago +5

    It’s not lying it’s stretching the truth 😁

  • Alok Sethi
    Alok Sethi Day ago

    Marques, I've to just compliment you on the quality and wide variety of your videos/content in the last few months. Great work!

  • Joe Fletcher
    Joe Fletcher 10 days ago +1

    With complex tech, “lies” really includes anything that is unintuitive. This is a law of design that’s baked into most user facing program, simple errors in unintuitive design can grow and Metastasize into indecipherable paradox.

  • Tiberiu Chibici
    Tiberiu Chibici 14 days ago +420

    My biggest issue with these "lies" (even when technically they are not lying) is that they are meant to deceive, and make people think their products are better than they actually are.

    • J Arnold
      J Arnold 10 days ago

      @Eisenhower303 The auto industry definitely likes to embellish. The 5 foot roll out thing for 0-60 times is an industry standard though, all 0-60 times you see account for this

    • Mtin
      Mtin 11 days ago

      @Eisenhower303 they’re trying to keep the Tesla fanboys happy

    • Eisenhower303
      Eisenhower303 12 days ago

      @MechaPlays Other car companies do not do this shit. Or at least they aren't constantly doing it

    • Rav1oliRav1oli
      Rav1oliRav1oli 13 days ago

      Petition to add a word to the dictionary.. 'Micropulations' : The use of small deceptive statements or phrases that falsely represent a product's true specification with intent to boost sales, profit or status.

    • Adebisi Said
      Adebisi Said 13 days ago +1

      It’s called posturing! Observe people and you’ll see it and laugh at the absurdity of human behaviour. Any setting! Lmao 🤣

  • Felix Tang
    Felix Tang 11 days ago +1

    great review as always marquess, thanks for bringing lights to all the "lies or less-of-lies", will support your channel always! Its great to see your honesty in review doesn't get polluted by the big company. Hope you keep up the good work!

  • Rob Youngson Photography

    If you were to film a follow up, you could explore F-stop vs T-stop. How two companies F2.8 isn't the same (can be as much as a stop different in extreme cases) but a T-stop is a more universal and accurate measurement, hence why it's used in Film and TV.

  • We say no to pay to win

    1:04 you also have anther lie on that stage, the Tesla Trucks should also have released by now, they were also quite dodgy as they didn't include battery weight which is very important as a truck can only be of a certain weight (17 tonnes) so not saying how much of that weight is usable and how much is the truck itself was deseptive less to people buying trucks as they'd already switched off without that stat. But to the audience thinking tesla had revolutionised haulage.

  • Shaanan Walsh
    Shaanan Walsh 11 days ago

    Thanks for making videos like this. More people needed to question and not just accept what they are told.

  • Linton C. Hedley
    Linton C. Hedley 15 days ago +331

    Tech companies must have a 'Hate how much I Love you' kinda relationship with MKBHD . . .

    • The Bishop
      The Bishop 15 days ago +2


    • Instagram User
      Instagram User 15 days ago

      MKBHD is trash, My content is better!

    • Joe
      Joe 15 days ago +6

      “No more review units for you…” s/

    • Ukshin Shala
      Ukshin Shala 15 days ago +8

      You are definetely going to be a top comment!

    • Tinashe TF
      Tinashe TF 15 days ago +2

      🤣🤣🤣 was thinking the same thing

  • just some random car guy
    just some random car guy 11 days ago +1

    Good to see someone learning more and more about cars and stating facts

  • BoW Skittlez
    BoW Skittlez 11 days ago +10

    The ‘one inch sensor’ term reminds me of how we use horsepower nowadays to equate engine performance but not relating to actual hoses anymore

    • Pocnit
      Pocnit 9 days ago

      @tiedtke. Who doesn't like a wet and slippery hose?

    • tiedtke.
      tiedtke. 10 days ago +3

      Yes, I remember riding those great hoses. So fun. So wet.

  • boli milda
    boli milda 11 days ago +3

    This was such a great vid. This is why I watch you. You're informative in ways that fascinates and intrigues. I could watch more vids on content like this.

  • Lucas Duffield
    Lucas Duffield 9 days ago +10

    Marques, I worked for Tesla for 2 years and I can you that your level of dissapointment was felt by 1000's of customers. We were told to send emails to customers to start ordering cars with Full Self Driving in early 2017. Tesla will typically announce a new "product" everytime another one is delayed. Model Y got announced to distract from the full self driving hardware being delayed and Tesla Semi / Roadster / Cybertruck were all used as distractions for other delays. Guarantee Tesla will make another product announcement the longer Cyber truck and roadster get delayed.

  • EricBlackmonGuitar
    EricBlackmonGuitar 14 days ago +662

    I have to give it to you Marques. You are a very smart man.

    • girlsdrinkfeck
      girlsdrinkfeck 14 days ago

      @Az21 I never mentioned me being modest try again

    • Az21
      Az21 14 days ago

      @girlsdrinkfeck You're not being modest though. You're turning a simple compliment into a divisive political argument.

    • Cypher
      Cypher 14 days ago

      He was smart before you gave it to him

    • Volt HD
      Volt HD 14 days ago +1

      @Jyuzou I mean he has the right to sue those companies who broke the consumer rights as they fooled their customers in making false claims, but he stuck to the safer side just in case ...

    • Volt HD
      Volt HD 14 days ago +3

      @Jyuzou He's playing safe/defending himself not to get banned from companies like Tesla... , who send him review units; he can't attack the companies those send him free stuff.

  • Consumer Tech Review
    Consumer Tech Review 10 days ago +101

    "Here's how that would line up against some of the fastest cars ever made:"...literally the first car on the list: PRIUS

    • Piet ice-only.de
      Piet ice-only.de 8 days ago

      can there be a first car on the list non-literally?

    • Coolie 1156
      Coolie 1156 8 days ago

      It's for context

    • Volt HD
      Volt HD 8 days ago

      Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specs (rumored)
      Display 6.8-inch AMOLED, QHD
      Refresh rate 120Hz adaptive
      Rear cameras 108MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x optical telephoto, 10MP 10x optical telephoto
      Front camera 40MP
      Chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 1/ Exynos 2200
      RAM 8GB/12GB/16GB
      Storage 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
      Battery 5,000 mAh

    • SlightlyCrookedWorkshop
      SlightlyCrookedWorkshop 9 days ago +2

      It's like wanting to see an Average Person compete in events at the Olympics.

    • Consumer Tech Review
      Consumer Tech Review 9 days ago +1

      @BenjiMC1 Hell yea! All 106lb-ft of torque!!!

  • Jaideep Arora
    Jaideep Arora 10 days ago +1

    Thank you for making videos like these Marques. That's what makes you a true reviewer. Kudos!

  • FlorianEagox
    FlorianEagox 12 days ago +1

    Fantastic job Marques! Hoping this sort of call-out will influence at least part of the industry in a positive direction!

  • Modern Survival Sense

    The 1" sensor issue is completely arbitrary. It is a comparison to the functionality of previous technology. In this context, the 1" is nothing but a naming convention that corelates to a sensor size that performs in a certain way. You wouldn't even have a frame of reference to distinguish the capabilities of the industry standard "1inch sensor" to one physically measuring 1 inch.

  • Sam
    Sam 14 days ago +535

    Another misconception: Transistors.
    When a company markets their product to have a new 5nm technology, 14nm, 28nm, etc… its usually a marketing tool. If you were to cross-section these chips and measure their nodes (using a high magnification electron microscope such as SEM, TEM, STEM), you would get varying results +/- 10nm. Meaning, it is possible to measure ~10-15nm for a transistor that is claimed to be 5nm,

    • jxmiie
      jxmiie 13 days ago

      @Sam Yeah, thanks for the explanation. The marketing teams of companies have made this so complicated

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    • Sam
      Sam 14 days ago

      Perhaps using 5nm FinFETs is a bad example from my original comment due to its more complex structure. However, say I had to determine that a certain chip uses CMOS architecture 45nm process. Generally, when I cross-section these, I could measure 51nm, 55nm, at its gate. And then it is up to our best judgment (based on the average measurements) to determine its process. Since no manufacturer would use the naming scheme 51nm process, the closest number we can say is 45nm process (since this is how the part was marketed).

    • Sam
      Sam 14 days ago

      @Riley Nexus Yup!

    • Sam
      Sam 14 days ago

      @jxmiie Yes, you are correct. The term "5nm process" is simply a naming scheme and is not a reflection of their geometry.

      Generally, with CMOS transistors (>28nm), you would measure its gate length to approximate the chip process (more straight forward). I would see those more often in the lab.

      With today's new FinFETs (3D structure), measuring its "fin" alone is insufficient. For instance, to determine a 14nm lithography process, you would measure the Fin pitch, width, and height (example: theoretically, intel's 14nm should have 42nm pitch, 8nm width, 42nm height; Samsung's 14nm should have 48nm pitch , 8nm width, 37nm height.). However, these measurements would often vary when you start measuring them (depending on which part of the chip you are looking at, manufacturer, etc.) .

      I guess what I'm trying to convey here is similar to MKBHD - a lot of these "names" are mere tools and is not a reflection of its actual geometry.

  • new ibas
    new ibas 11 days ago

    Characteristics are relative, and when we specialist, hear such we definitely understand, and another thing is that mass production is difficulty as compared to single design so you can't blame companies much for the delay. The prototype can meet the high tech standard but the mass produce slights over.

  • ilhadi
    ilhadi 11 days ago

    Sometimes it's just a question of the PR/marketing department oversimplifying certain tech specs, to the protest of the engineering team.

  • Jacob R
    Jacob R 5 days ago +1

    "We do 0-60 in just 5 to 10 seconds"~ Gas Car Companies
    Elon: " You’re loss”

  • Richard Deese
    Richard Deese 10 days ago +1

    Thanks. I'm pretty certain most companies know that perception / image is (or at least can be) key to sales. Large companies definitely know that even just getting their names (and /or brand names) out there can affect what people buy. It's like how they fought for particular rules for the nutrition labels on food. That way, their product looks better for you than it actually might be. That's extremely close to false advertising in my opinion. How companies advertise can largely control perception - even perception of reality. If there's no one in society with as loud a voice, who teaches people otherwise, then a company can put "Zero Cholesterol" on a can of green beans, and people will 'buy' that, literally & figuratively. Companies know this. tavi.

  • Sam Sheffer
    Sam Sheffer 14 days ago +201

    this was a fun topic for a video. my bet is first roadsters ship end of 2023 (but we all know elon time)

    what about cybertruck though...

    also, kudos to the studio graphics team

    • Drudley
      Drudley 7 days ago

      @Trevor Nganga Pepsi has bough some semis as they are being delivered in Feb, iirc.

    • J B
      J B 14 days ago

      @John Barber Part of Euro NCAP test is vehicle collision with a pedestrian.
      As far as I remember CT is build from 0.5" steel. This won't absorb any of the impact and won't deform like traditional materials. Not to mention sharp edges on the car.

    • Oscar Martinez
      Oscar Martinez 14 days ago

      @Adam Wilson id bet money we don’t get cybertruck early next year either….

      Funny; first to announce en ev pick up truck and last to actually produce one. Bummer though.

    • John Barber
      John Barber 14 days ago

      @J B I still don't understand. What about pedestrian collision?

    • J B
      J B 14 days ago

      @John Barber Pedestrian collision.

  • IMightBeBiased
    IMightBeBiased 4 days ago +1

    Another "antiquated term lie" is DPI. Your mouse will not detect 32000 dots per inch. Instead, what's it's using is a term called "count per inch" which means that if you move your mouse 1 inch, it will detect that you moved it 32000 "counts". It's effectively harmless, but it's also a lie and inaccurate.

  • Iain Chapman
    Iain Chapman 3 days ago

    "That's enough about the Tesla Roadster, let's move on to something completely different called "

    * reads definition of vaporware which exactly describes the Tesla Roadster *

  • effizzybabe4u
    effizzybabe4u 9 days ago +1

    I love your videos Marques but alot of what you said went over my head. I still watched till the end because a small part of me was hoping that I'd finally catch on! Keep up the good work!

  • Ga Jon H
    Ga Jon H 4 days ago

    Wow, I didnt know that about 1" sensors...I truly thought it was the diagonal....at worst, I thought it might be the L+W measurement.

    I guess I was still used to the 35mm sensor size, really being the diagonal, and the 4/3rd and Micro 4/3rds being based on the 35mm film sizing... I didn't realize that anything with the " (inch) moniker was actually not the diagonal.

  • Being Friends
    Being Friends 5 days ago

    The size naming convention stuff is also very present in lumber. A 2'x4' wood plank is actually 1 1/2' by 5 1/2'.... Things just stayed the same name as standards changed across the industry.

  • W M
    W M 10 days ago

    What about Tesla calling their not-so-fully-self-driving software an FSD? I think that’s a very harmful lie.

    VEGANSAM 10 days ago

    As I watched this...& learned things I didn't know...things that really bothered me...at the end, the most prominent thought in my mind was: Thank you, Marques... I/we truly & sincerely appreciate you, your clarity, your delivery, & most of all, your integrity. Period.

  • andmaci
    andmaci 9 days ago +1

    MAN this channel is getting super interesting. Great approach on the tech topic, super informative and structured. Thanks for that!

  • Jalal Hosseini
    Jalal Hosseini 15 days ago +193

    The sensor size measurement is exactly similar to how we still use "horsepower" as a unit for measuring power. As new technology/devices comes out, we still need a way to compare it to existing one. The problem is that after a while those old techs are not relevant anymore.

    • Xenon0000000000001
      Xenon0000000000001 12 days ago

      @Joshua Kerekes There's actually a metric horsepower called PS, from the German word Pferdestärke meaning horsepower.

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 14 days ago

      How many years did you feed us apple lies and now you THINK you can expose WHAT???

    • The Void
      The Void 14 days ago

      @Timothy Clark lmao, stop corporate pleasing mate

    • Caleb Harris
      Caleb Harris 14 days ago +3

      @Timothy Clark he didn’t call it a lie. He even posed the question, “ how do you feel? Lie or not” he’s just showing the false narrative of the 1 inch measurement. Open your ears more

    • Graham Nelson
      Graham Nelson 14 days ago

      @Anankin12 You just described HP, which is a function of torque and RPM. HP = (Torque x RPM)/5252

  • End Qualified Immunity

    My concern with Elon Musk's Neuralink is that it will drive resources away from existing treatments like ECT and TMS--rendering them fraudulent or unnecessary--and drive funding away from programs that improve the lives of disabled people and their loved ones.

  • Imran Sheikh
    Imran Sheikh 9 days ago +1

    Totally right on video (as always). My only nitpick would be that, in fairness, concept cars *in general* are never meant to be production cars, for any car manufacturer, not just the 2-3 examples you showed. Not that these big corporations need me defending them, just saying.

  • Keith Murakata
    Keith Murakata 11 days ago

    Hands down the best video I have watched in months…I am so much more informed. Thank You 🙏🏽

  • Candace 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    As a linguist and an English teacher, this "1-inch sensor" thing is right up my alley! Just the other day I was telling my students how "turn on" ended up becoming "switch on" because of technological advancements, from a knob, which we would turn, to a switch. And nowadays we have "power on" on our cellphones. Studying languages and how and why it's changed is just so much fun!

  • Ben Altair
    Ben Altair 15 days ago +646

    The way DJI literally had iconography showing a 1” diagonal measurement. Likely a misunderstanding by marketing but feels worse.

    • AJF
      AJF 11 days ago

      Typical Chinese

    • Jesus Gonzalez
      Jesus Gonzalez 14 days ago

      How many years did you feed us apple lies and now you THINK you can expose WHAT???

    • thecianinator
      thecianinator 14 days ago

      Somebody at that company with marketing oversight definitely saw that mistake and intentionally let it pass.

    • Ops Blac
      Ops Blac 14 days ago +2

      Sensor sizes are based on film standards, so they aren't wrong, you're just not reading it up, they give the real dimensions on sensor spec sheets. 1" sensors are still bigger than those smaller than a 1" one.

    • Gunnar Bjarki
      Gunnar Bjarki 14 days ago

      yeah, that's straight up lying!

  • Andy Crowley
    Andy Crowley 11 days ago

    I always tell my wife "it may look like 6 inches but it smells like a foot!" Sony is probably using the same hyperbole.

  • Bookman 72
    Bookman 72 10 days ago

    This is like Motion Rate and Refresh Rate. Companies can get away with crap like this because there is no one holding them to a specific standard and most consumers are too lazy to figure it out.

  • Jgburch
    Jgburch 3 days ago

    Great analysis. Welcome to the wide world of advertising but not the world of reality.

  • Nava da'Sky
    Nava da'Sky 11 days ago

    Proud of people like you bro keep up the good work

  • Parker Floris
    Parker Floris 15 days ago +395

    Good Breakdown Marques and team - nice to have an overview of all of these marketing strategies in the tech industry :))

    • Zylox
      Zylox 14 days ago +2

      @Phone Iphone oh this…., most people don’t know, not because i am one of them but it’s true because not everyone is really into technology (or watch these videos).

    • BT
      BT 14 days ago

      Not lies though are they

    • Carlos Armas
      Carlos Armas 14 days ago

      No decir toda la verdad es mentir ...

    • Phone Iphone
      Phone Iphone 15 days ago

      like Marques, but you do realise this “breakdown” is quite obvious facts, nothing new?!

    • Al B Dough
      Al B Dough 15 days ago

      Uber and Lyft: “Be your own boss.”
      Facebook: “Free and always will be.”
      Elon Musk: “Teslas will be built on Mars in 40 years.”
      Saying techies lie is like saying lava is hot.

  • LLP
    LLP 3 days ago

    You know what... Why can't we sue company that lies to us about real products?

  • Emma  👈𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е 💗

    I can’t see it becoming any less of an issue unfortunately - if anything, the more complex the tech becomes, the easier it is to fool the average consumer with meaningless specs, cause they have less and less of an idea on how the tech is actually working - Great vid though, we should keep calling it out when we spot it

  • Astro143_
    Astro143_ 11 days ago

    Another one that I didnt learn for a while is that a conventional speaker driver is not measured by the diameter of the cone, but by the diameter of the mounting holes. so an 8 inch speaker driver has an 8 inch mounting diameter, and is actually 7.5/7" on the cone itself.

  • me
    me 4 days ago

    Transparent Mi phones are fine, I even have a Mi 8 with that look. But misrepresenting technical specifications or product abilities should lead to fines that get expotentially larger the longer a company does it. It makes people spend money thinking they are getting AAA when they are getting B-. There should be more pushback on this.

  • Imran Farrooqh
    Imran Farrooqh 14 days ago +342

    This is the first time I've sensed an otherwise stoic MKB as angry, especially during the Tesla segment and rightly so if I may add. Props to you for standing up against even the biggest trend setters. Really appreciate it.

    • Ops Blac
      Ops Blac 11 days ago

      People really thought Musk was honest and I thought I was stupid.

    • Jonathon M
      Jonathon M 14 days ago

      @Ma Dani it's not, but the Cyber Truck is.

    • Eric Borthistle
      Eric Borthistle 14 days ago

      @Ma Dani they were selling it at full price for a couple years without even including it in people's cars so if not now, then it was then. And expensive vaporware at that.

    • Dynamesx
      Dynamesx 14 days ago +2

      I mean he tried to explain what apple did, but when huawei lied he go full frontal. He never does that with apple.

    • Dynamesx
      Dynamesx 14 days ago +1

      pffffff he never stand up against apple, when the battery lie he defenden them.

  • Earl Jeremy
    Earl Jeremy 8 days ago +1

    I like hearing the truth about this sort of thing. I never would have known about the 1" sensor thing if you didn't tell me.

  • Silver Circle Studios
    Silver Circle Studios 11 days ago

    your an amazing guy, great research work!
    I'm impressed and thankful you care!
    By the way I am trying to be like your impressive heart for the job!
    Thanks for inspiring!

  • xcalibur1011
    xcalibur1011 9 days ago +2

    Thanks! Marques for your stellar concern as a tech reviewer for con$umers interested in new products and ideas.

  • Max Link
    Max Link 4 days ago

    Actually I unsubscribed you a while ago, could be over year even. I don't remember exactly what the reason was I think you made like a couple videos that some corporate influenced stuff in it, but this video was really amazing and eye opening thank you for that! You've got a subscriber back!

  • Alberto Smith
    Alberto Smith 14 days ago +327

    As a Donut Media🍩fan, I’m extremely happy to hear your recognition ! They’re great!

    • Sam B
      Sam B 14 days ago


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      i103772 14 days ago +3

      More like shout out..than calling them out. 🐽

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      BasilicTrone42 14 days ago +2

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    • Volt HD
      Volt HD 14 days ago +3

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      AxelOde 14 days ago +4

      Those guys are awesome

  • Machina Inc
    Machina Inc 6 days ago +1

    Musk has been known to “inflate” things quite a lot. Plus is always far too optimistic about release dates, not to mention many lies.

  • God of the Bible Speaks

    Had to smile at how far he had to scroll down on Sony’s website to get to the explanation of the asterisk.

  • Nonius9
    Nonius9 6 days ago +1

    Another example: when some smartphone brands increases the amount of RAM (as selling point) but disable by software that extra RAM to avoid battery drain, while still claiming they offer ‘more’ RAM. They are selling a RAM that is impossible to use.

    Another lie: we always are looking for something to buy.

    Another one: the legitimate interest on cookies policy is legit

    But the best lie was: “we do not spy on you or listen you conversations “

  • Nathan Lara
    Nathan Lara 3 days ago +1

    Why do we just accept being lied to and manipulated.

  • Vitor Perez
    Vitor Perez 13 days ago +275

    As a linguist and an English teacher, this "1-inch sensor" thing is right up my alley! Just the other day I was telling my students how "turn on" ended up becoming "switch on" because of technological advancements, from a knob, which we would turn, to a switch. And nowadays we have "power on" on our cellphones. Studying languages and how and why they've changed is just so much fun!

    • UTubeRangerBob
      UTubeRangerBob 11 days ago

      TV and radio shows use to say they were 'transcribed' when they weren't broadcast live. Now we say recorded. We still commonly say that we are 'filming' when recording with digital media. Ads for televisions use to refer to the tube size, now they say picture or screen size. Most people still refer to the accelerator pedal as the gas pedal, but that will change as we make the change to electric vehicles. The '1-inch' sensor should go away as well.

    • Rakshith G
      Rakshith G 11 days ago


    • Julia Fletcher
      Julia Fletcher 11 days ago

      @shahriar af we still use ISO. It used to be that 100 was just a standardized film sensitivity, but now it's just the default sensitivity on a given digital camera, making it mean essentially nothing

    • shahriar af
      shahriar af 12 days ago +6

      @Hans Industrial standards (and their related terms) get reviewed, revised, and renewed every year. I wonder why this one magically has not changed through all these years and companies insist on using the old term for a modern irrelevant product (using a term suitable for vacuum tubes when talking about digital sensors).

    • Hans
      Hans 12 days ago +4

      But then again, the 1" sensor is based on an industry standard. So I don't see that one as a problem or even a lack of evolution. It enables anyone who knows what they are talking about to make a comparison. It's also a little bit like the megapixel race we used to have with cameras. Most people don't even know how to interpret that, all they know is that the bigger the number, the better the picture will look.

  • LMS
    LMS 11 days ago

    I mean the one inch thing took up a bit more of this video then needed haha but it was interesting to learn why it was called that to begin with. Didnt know the mechanics of the cameras from way back

  • RER
    RER 11 days ago +1

    MKB - I love your work, I really do, but ... OK, I know the roadster hype is near and dear to your heart, so I am not mad about you exposing the hype as basically a lie, but there on the same stage you showed was the Tesla Semi. That is a vaporware product. It is not mathematically or economically viable. To be clear, if the opportunity arose, I could ignore the Musklies(TM) and be a happy owner of the new roadster, but the Tesla Semi is sheer child-minded idiocy. It is a better example of vaporware than anything you produced.

    Also, just a side note: as contorted as sensor measurements are - please keep in mind that legacy units like inch and mile are exactly as crappy on the same basis. The metric system is has a few issues, but every other system is complete crap. It is really strange to complain about anything measured in inches, it is already arcane and imprecise just being in inches. I understand it is easier to just use what everyone else is using, but really that's a lame excuse.

  • superboy1661
    superboy1661 5 days ago

    I wonder how many lies slipped thru the cracks of major product companies thru out time that maybe to this day we do not know it was a lie.

  • Parasec Glenkwyst
    Parasec Glenkwyst 8 days ago

    Actually i did know 1" sensors are not 1", vbecause i wanted to compare it to my APS-C and got kinda confused when i checked the measurements

  • G CNTech
    G CNTech 15 days ago +638

    The competition is so aggressive that the CEOs, the companies and the marketing dpts are exaggerating in crazy levels. Phone cameras is the biggest example. There are tons of cases not only in tech stuff. More interesting will be when they actually say the truth!

    • HenryViii Fake
      HenryViii Fake 14 days ago

      At least the camera will still take photos. Most of the stuff that comes out of Elon's mouth is 🧢.

    • samhel6
      samhel6 14 days ago

      Hope more bloggers talk about this! In every category possible’ ! Even music now days is so fake and exaggerated.. all electronics as this video mentions

    • mrED
      mrED 14 days ago +2

      @Sophie Edel keep in mind Elon isn't tesla, he was just the presenter then. Also as the video stated they didn't lie about it, if your entertained enough to complain about it you'd read the fine print that most really don't care about.

    • Aryan S
      Aryan S 14 days ago +1

      @Sophie Edel and Porsche is owned by VG, the same group that lied about their emissions lmao

    • Aryan S
      Aryan S 14 days ago

      @Sophie Edel Tesla still better

  • sokin jon
    sokin jon 5 days ago

    polluted by the big company. Hope you keep up the good work!

  • Colton Jobes
    Colton Jobes 8 days ago +2

    To be fair, no information is actually valuable by itself, and anyone who knows enough to care about the actual dimensions of the physical photosensitive portion of the device would know it’s not actually one inch. Since we can compare the size of sensors on one product relative to another product and they are always using the same measurement, there is no problem.

    Plus, if you imagine two companies, both with 1 inch sensors in their devices it would be ridiculous for one of those companies to be the first to switch to advertising their sensors as .67 as to the general public it would appear smaller and thus less desirable.

  • dueeh nyyu
    dueeh nyyu 10 days ago

    Elon is the king of vaporware, I never believe his announcements until they’re fully released - they’re rarely the same

  • Lord Carnor Jax
    Lord Carnor Jax 11 days ago

    I don't have a problem with things like the 1" sensor size or the 0-60 time with a roll out as long as all companies use the same metric. I remember when audio companies started using PMPO wattage numbers over RMS because PMPO was so much larger. It was shady then till people woke up about it and this wheel torque number seems like it's just a repeat of that nonsense. These companies prey on people not really knowing that there's a actual difference in the measurement and try to sneak on past with a larger number.

  • Yusuf Rama
    Yusuf Rama 15 days ago +256

    At this point anyone who knows anything about Tesla knows to add 2-3 years to their dates and scale back all their claims significantly.

    • GammΩ
      GammΩ 10 days ago

      @Bellissima2k I am fine with Tesla being valuable. But it’s currently worth more than the entire automotive sector, and that doesn’t make any sense. There isn’t enough potential in there to justify 1/5th of the stock price

    • Bellissima2k
      Bellissima2k 10 days ago +1

      @GammΩ You need to calm down before you pop a blood vessel. Do you realize Tesla is the leader in EV's and growing 70-80% every year? They sold 930K EV's in 2021 you idiot not 500K and this year it will probably be 1.6M -1.8M EV's sold. That's why their stock is valuable b/c they are a disruptive company in several sectors and growing leaps and bounds.

    • Catalyst Network Solutions
      Catalyst Network Solutions 11 days ago

      @John Galt when does doing new things, and missing a timeline for something, become ‘talking trash’?

      most things never before even deemed possible.

      4680 tabless. Entirely new battery design. Why didn’t companies making batteries for decades do this first ? (They said it wasn’t possible. )

      Landing orbital boosters on land. And automated drone ships at sea. (Not possible )

      Making new materials to have a single casting for the entire frame of cars (not possible)

      Octovalve (impossible)

      Super bottle (not feasible )

      Honestly. The list is endless. And spans multiple companies. All of which are getting his ‘trash’ done with his guidance.

      If you want to see trash talk. Look at every other OEMs promises for their new tech in EVs. And the largest example. Nikola. Look at GM ‘leading the EV race’ 😬

      Does MKB make a video about that ? Naw.

      If you really think Elon just talks out his ass and makes shit up. Bet against him.

      But honestly. There are WAY better things to pick on Elon for. Instead of his ambitions for technology.

      If you are trying to shit on Elon. You are picking the wrong topic.

    • John Galt
      John Galt 11 days ago

      @Catalyst Network Solutions you are missing the point, noone says tesla sucks, tesla is doing great for now, with no competitiors for 10+ years. It's just Elon regularly talks trash, and every fanboy blindly trust every word, that what's all about

    • Catalyst Network Solutions
      Catalyst Network Solutions 12 days ago

      @GammΩ I own 20 different cars. I own two 1928 fords and yes. Even a tesla. Actually two teslas. Three Porsche. Who cares. You’re off the deep end. Really missing the point.

      I’m not even sure why I’m talking to you 😂

      It’s fine bro. Tesla sucks. All good man. Whatever you say 👍👍

  • bumweaselsr
    bumweaselsr 11 days ago

    Such a wonderful video, clear and concise and taught me something new, the way I like it. Most sites talk about things that I already know about so nothing new. I just subscribed to this site because I was taught something new (1.0 type sensor). Well done sir.

  • Carl Parkes
    Carl Parkes 10 days ago

    Advertising has to be "technically" true... The problem is the technical definition which is an industry definable standard!

  • Quantum
    Quantum 10 days ago

    Another lie from tech companies that seems to fly under the radar is the "x nm" process for silicon dies. It often fools tech reviewers enough to state that one chip is better because it uses a 5nm node size rather than the 7nm node size of another chip. The node size has absolutely zero bearing on the physical feature size of a chip, it's a version number and nothing more. What's even worse is that one company's 7nm process will be completely different than another's 10nm, the 10nm process may even be better for performance.

  • James Davenport
    James Davenport 11 days ago

    Of course they want you to think it's a 1" diagonal sensor. Like at 11:20 with DJI, their little marketing clipart even shows the 1" in a diagonal box normally used for indicating screen size.

  • Jason Benjamen Allen
    Jason Benjamen Allen 15 days ago +270

    Would be interesting to have a "when companies tell us the truth" video...

    • frederickfarrell
      frederickfarrell 14 days ago

      @Marques Brownlee why you lie to us tho? 7:40

    • Nahome Tesfay
      Nahome Tesfay 14 days ago

      @Marques Brownlee just tryna keep you ahead of the curve

    • Instagram User
      Instagram User 15 days ago

      MKBHD is trash, My content is better!!

    • Constantine Mutuku Philip
      Constantine Mutuku Philip 15 days ago

      Dennis you're right for Sony

    • Dennis
      Dennis 15 days ago +2

      I think Sony did that. Their marketing material are more technical. Correct me if i'm wrong