Michael_13

Michael_13

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On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)
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BBking83: I understand that for DPRev's reviews, you want to give examples of how an "average" photographer would use the camera. A VERY average photographer.

But "selfies"? Seriously? OK...

@LetsDoTheStapler I can tell you are a follower.

"Oh look, iPhones are better!!"
"Oh look, that's a better photo because of teh bokeh!!"

BTW, your iPhone does not do true DoF as it's done with software but you probably wouldn't know that...

... and even if there were, they'd still tell you something about distortion behaviour of the lens.
So, why not?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 22:00 UTC
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brianj: Interesting, it has the same size and type of sensor at the canon SX260HS, yet has not got as wide angle nor anywhere near as much zoom. Ah, I see, its called enthusiast because it sports a f1.8 aperture lens.

I wondered what the name 'enthusiast' meant!

@brianj:

Why do you bother? You definitely are no enthusiast.
;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:30 UTC
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NiallM: You buy this if you want ultra - compactness and better IQ than from one of the mass media compacts. It really that simple, and so it will be of interest to a lot of people who aren't going to whinge about lack of vf, zoom etc...it's just about having the camera with you to capture the moment with minimum fuss or inconvenience..my smallest compact is a Canon IXUS 70, which is very dated etc..yet it is so small and that's the lure and charm of it - this Oly is a big step up from it in specs and it will sell..when the price comes down a bit..

@Yiannis:
While looking at the specs of rx100, try to figure out what F4.9 means.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

(lol "diarrhea")

Yes, I think only Oly is brave enough to enter into this territory. Maybe Panasonic will follow. Remember: They were the first to re-introduce bright lenses in compacts with the LX3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:23 UTC
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magneto shot: hmm set aperture to 1.8 , shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away...no blurring of background, no bokeh....set aperture to 2.7, shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away, no blurring of bg, no bokeh

whats the point of small sensor again?

@magneto: "I thought nikon 1 and Rx100 already sets a new milestone for compact..."
They don't.
Nikon 1 is good in iq, but quite large with terrible handling.
RX100 is overloaded with pixels and suffers from a slow & mediocre lens.
The best way to go in compacts is: Excellent glass and small but good sensor.
Olympus is already quite good at this and I'm looking forward to seeing samples of this XZ-10.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:16 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)
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HubertChen: To be worth my reading time such Article need to deliver clarity. Instead all I found was confusion and blah blah on such a bad level, that it even impacts the reputation of dpreview as a place to find great content.

I am always reading about other cameras and makers to see if I can find something new which could be used in my creative work. If the marketing folks of Panasonic ( read leaders of development of future Panasonic camereas) are so confused where they want to go, then I can strike Articles / reviews of Panasonic Products from my reading list.

As for dpreview I am shocked that such a confusion has been published. Lets hope this is a single slip and not a hint about what q

@Hubert:
I rather want an article that is a bit confusing to read but at the same time very honest instead if the usual marketing gibberish.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 07:12 UTC
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

@Rachotilko:
Probably, because such a lens is not easy and cheap to make.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
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Hugo808: I bet my photo's will still be crap...

... but crap with much less noise!

;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 20:56 UTC

Excellent concept!
Would be great to have it in a camera, soon.
And please not only in µ43, but also in compacts like XZ-3 or LX8!

Hope they won't run into moiré problems...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 34th comment
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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jon404: Sounds like an upgraded SZ-series camera. Smaller sensor than the real XZs, and no hotshoe.

I need that hotshoe. Looking at the XZ-2. We'll see.

A-Team:
I am just working on my pics of a recent indoor-celebration. They came out quite nicely. And guess what: I used a compact with a flash!
Only because you cannot imagine it, doesn't mean that it won't make sense!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't let the f1.8 number fool you! For all you guys who think that f1.8 is a big deal with a 1/2.3" sensor, it is equivalent to only f6.4 on an aps-c sensor camera.

According to the link below, you would need a f0.5 on a 1/2,3" sensor like this one in order to compete with an f1.8 on an aps-c sensor.

And we're not even comparing to FF (which is the more common reference).

Here is a very useful link for everyone in this forum:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm

Anyways, I realize that this is a high-end in the low-end cameras, and these comparisons aren't really relevant to it't target consumer market.

Just putting things into proper perspective here, so we can all understand what we are looking at.

@Timm:
Have you still not learned anything from this comment page?

Your fixation on shallow DOF is very narrow minded. The most important factor of compacts - next to size - is light!
So the F1.8 does not "fool" anyone here, but is the biggest feature of this camera!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: with a tiny 1/2.3"sensor, this might be good for my 7 y.o. child, to introduce her to photography...
but surely anyone in their right mind wouldn't consider this over ANY of the already small 1/1.7" sensor cameras.
I really don't see the point of the existence of this camera, if not for kids.

@Timmbits:
You don't see the point, because you don't get the point that even small sensors can produce great images with the right lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Maybe it's just for the ignorant mass-market... they can see f1.8 stamped on it, but they can't see "too small a sensor" written anywhere. It will sell because of this.
To people who don't know about control over depth of field in photography, who have never attempted to take night shots, to name a couple of things.

I was just talking to someone yesterday who was thinking about upgrading her old 3MP camera, and when I mentioned sensor size, she asked me "what is a sensor"? To that person, I would say, get one of these... but then again, if you target that market, who cares about RAW?

@Timmbits:
Leave me alone with your "control of DOF". 99% of compact users are happy that their camera has a lot of DOF, because in most pictures this is welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:07 UTC
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (198 comments in total)
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GeraldW: Hey Timm, lighten up. There are a few 1/2.3" sensor cameras around that do quite well up to ISO 800, and with the fast lens, that will seldom be needed. What cameras? Panasonic FZ150, FZ200, and ZS15, Canon SX230HS, SD4000IS, Pentax Q.

The Sony RX100 as a competitor isn't valid, as the street price in the USA will be 2:1. It won't sell unless it's under $300. The Canon S110 is valid as a competitor, and Olympus would seem to have chosen a faster lens to offset the larger sensor; but slower lens, of the S110. At full zoom, the XZ10 has a 2 stop advantage.

As far as DOF control, I think it's funny that what was considered a drawback 50 years ago is now touted as a feature. I started as a serious hobbyist in 1955, and somewhere along the way, "selective focus" became a new way to compose. For many situations, a large DOF is an advantage.

This camera is obviously not for you, and maybe not for me (I have an S90 and a G15); but I can see a number of valid uses for it.

Jerry

@mosc:
With a good P&S you can easily use full tele. I do this very often with mine and am pleased with its results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: This article has still not been updated to reflect that dpreview has an affiliation with DXO.

The response given a couple of pages ago is completely inadequate. Publicizing it on a post that has long since vanished from the homepage and not including that relationship in this review of a DXO product is not exactly "transparent".

Original response:
By Amadou Diallo (4 days ago)
We incorporate DxO Mark test data in our lens reviews and smartphone camera reviews. We publicized the announcement on our homepage and include their logo on the relevant review pages. So we're being as transparent as we reasonably can.

@keepon:
Do you see any bias in this review towards DXO? If yes, where exactly?
I find this comparison very helpful and its conclusion very objective. Cannot understand why you are picking on the reviewer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:15 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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wakaba: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/848|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/738|0/%28brand2%29/Panasonic/%28appareil3%29/195|0/%28brand3%29/Nikon

DXO comparison with a 7 year old Nikon D50 and a current Psonic. Wishful marketing and reality collide big time with mediocre Canon engineering and dpr writers push to make a story happening.

wakaba, do you really not understand that your comparison does not make much sense? Let me try to make it clear:
Someone who needs a lightweight zoom with very long reach will always pick a super zoom. The larger sensor of a DSLR is useles to him. So the SX50 is a fine choice WITHIN its class

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 22:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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itsanewdawn: JPEG numbers are worse than useless for determining true image data the reality of the RAW data is rather different

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/836|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/834|0/%28brand2%29/Nikon/%28appareil3%29/793|0/%28brand3%29/Olympus

The RAW DR makes it a match for the Olympus at base { good result for mFT for sure} the E-M5 then crashes and burns from 400ISO in fact the Canon creeps ahead of the Nikon above 1600 ISO. Which is a good result considering that both the Nikon and the Olympus are using Sony sensors which generally are considered the best

Forget about the numbers - they cannot be more than a rough guideline.
The only thing that counts is the resulting image: A combination of lens, color and sensor.
The sensor is the least important part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 21:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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wakaba: http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/848|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/738|0/%28brand2%29/Panasonic/%28appareil3%29/195|0/%28brand3%29/Nikon

DXO comparison with a 7 year old Nikon D50 and a current Psonic. Wishful marketing and reality collide big time with mediocre Canon engineering and dpr writers push to make a story happening.

wakaba, if you want to use facts in your arguments, you need to understand them first.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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Michael_13: I'm looking forward to a match between X20 and XZ-2.
There's so much to like about them. Only the bigger size of X20 turns me off a bit...

Timmbits, it's not bigger due to the sensor but due to its non-collapsible lens. My main issue with size is thickness: The cam needs to fit into my belt pouch.
In return, X20 offers manual zoom - I miss this on my XZ-1. Although I have no issues with night shots with my XZ-1, I know what you mean: Some features - like fast RAW mode - are essential, but mostly overlooked by testers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:33 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

I'm looking forward to a match between X20 and XZ-2.
There's so much to like about them. Only the bigger size of X20 turns me off a bit...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 18:59 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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