Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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Looks nice :)
Looks more compact and solid than the FZ1000. has a larger screen too.
Closer to an RX10 but with a longer zoom range.
Certainly holds promise.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 07:00 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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RAVI_SAMANT: I am interested in buying G3 X only if it has EVF and fully articulated LCD

I hate fiddling with the fully articulated ones... I'm always flipping it in and out so I don't accidentally catch it on something when it's swung out, and have to flip it over (vertically) in-between flips... it bloody flips me out! ;)
I like the sony-style tilting ones much more. but that's just me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 06:56 UTC
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Toxar: Everybody who ever tried to frame a subject at 600mm with the camera display knows that this camera is useless without EVF (at least at the long focal lenghts).

Why on earth is Canon still offering their high end compacts without EVF?

I'm a long time Canon DSLR user but my compact cameras are from Panasonic and Sony for that reason.

at 600mm I'm using a tripod. I'm not holding it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 06:54 UTC

Very interesting.

I like the idea of more competition in the FF arena to bring down prices.

I also like the idea of a 10MP 1" sensor compact model (smaller, cheaper) - nice little toy to carry around in your pocket. Smaller files, larger photosites for better DR and less noise. Should be great!

Even the design is nice: clean lines like Leica, but more practical in a shape more like NX. And unlike the base NXes, a VF. Should please many enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 06:47 UTC as 14th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (941 comments in total)
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jackalopemaui: Why doesn't 1:1 use the full height of the sensor? Why is it just a crop from 4:3?

a lot of comments were made without looking at the diagram,
without looking at the numbers (dimentions in pixels X pixels).
I won't be cruel and call it not smart - I think it was just eagerness to jump in without taking time to check information.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)
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scribelight: Very interesting camera that could've benefitted from more controls similar to Panasonic LX100. Also, a quality evf could put the camera over the top in popularity. Looking forward to the full review.

It was said that they only sold a handful EVFs. I said that if they priced a EVF based on those sales numbers, the next one would be even more expensive (production costs vs. economies of scale). ...and they wouldn't sell any at all. Since they have hindsight vision and know how much to sell it for, to break even, and knowing that at that price they won't sell enough to turn a profit, why bother?

I agree that it would be nice to have an EVF.
Except Samsung doesn't have the market share and production volumes to just offer as many model variants as Sony's NEX line for example. They just can't, and have to make choices. Choices that include numerous factors, like selling price vs costs, and justifying the price of one versus the other, and they do that through differentiation in features.
When they have a bigger market share and the volume that goes along with it, they will be able to offer more and different choices. They just aren't there yet at this point in time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Timmbits: ahhhh finally... a Canon that is starting to look more like a Sony or a Samsung.

LOL

Lighten up, take it easy!
"LOOK" like...
as in: appearance! design!

I made the comment because finally they didn't make it look like a cheap tiny-sensor S120 (which is the mistake they made with the G7X).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)

ahhhh finally... a Canon that is starting to look more like a Sony or a Samsung.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)
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scribelight: Very interesting camera that could've benefitted from more controls similar to Panasonic LX100. Also, a quality evf could put the camera over the top in popularity. Looking forward to the full review.

@har

I fail to understand why you keep on insisting that models be identical. If this had a VF, it would not even be offered - they would only introduce an NX50 which might not be an as affordable alternative to the NX1. Sure, it would be nice to have. But it would cost more. And Samsung doesn't have the inertia yet, to introduce tons of different models that are all variations of the same internals. There is always a manufacturing cost associated with something, that is directly linked to volume. Their intention is to offer this one at a lower price, and the other one with a VF. What is wrong with that?
There is the NX1, will be an NX50, and this NX500... isn't that enough for everyone?

If they sold only 10 external VFs, then they learned from that. Knowing only 10 will sell, they will price it accordingly and sell zero next time around. How is that even useful to anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (460 comments in total)
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kimroy: I had the Sony RX100m3 for a few days and returned that camera. Now i've got de G7X. For me the biggest advantage of the G7X is the far better image stabilitation. Maybe my hands are a little bit shakey, but with the Sony i often could not get sharp results at 1/20'th or 1/30th. Also i find the focus accuracy better in the Canon. But, oh boy, i will miss the electronic viewfinder of the RX100. But, you can't have them all!

thanks, that is good, pertinent feedback

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (392 comments in total)
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roughneck1024: cant believe people would buy a special camera just for selfies

it is all they could think of to make a headline...

a poor attempt at that

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3410 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I can't beging to imagine what I would do with 50MP. what print sizes do you need to go in order to even make this interesting?

I have 20MP on my Samsung, and it's already large file sizes and plenty of resolution.

imho, we need larger photosites. BSI on all sensors. higher sensitivities. improved DR.

OK, forget what I have. I thought of just saying that I have a 20MP, and now I should have, because you think I'm just trying to justify a purchase of a camera I bought just to hold me over until I found something better.

I don't really need video. I buy cameras for stills.

Not so long ago, a Hasselblad 8MP was pro equipment, and now some "need" 50MP???
I just have a hard time seeing that.
(and I don't mean for my needs. My needs are 12MP with larger photosites (BSI) - that is what I would want, along with an F2.0 16-50mm lens)

But 50? this is starting to look a lot like just another absurd megapixel race.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (392 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

yes, but you have to readjust for the LX100's smaller sensor.
(DPR doesn't seem to get it, that it is not an MFT if it does not use it's entire sensor. It's using an area 19% smaller than MFT).

But yes, as you say, the LX100 is very interesting indeed.
imo, the LX100 could replace these IL MFT cameras for a lot of people... certainly makes things a lot simpler.
Too bad that they wouldn't give it a tilt screen though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (941 comments in total)
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Seansprague: However, despite my atrocious experience with the LX100 'self destructing' in my jacket pocket while being turned on by mistake, I still think it is a fabulous piece of kit and I am considering buying another one, while being very careful that it does not open inadvertently. Still, I am beginning to read other owners' reviews which mention the noise it makes while zooming in (not out). Nobody else has (dared) mention switching it on in their pocket by mistake and the havoc it creates. Could I be the only one to experience this so far? Look out for other reviewers with the same comments in the near future.

On the positive side, and this is something rarely mentioned in reviews about this camera, despite having no mike socket it does have AUDIO INPUT LEVEL CONTROL (4 settings) which makes it great for videoing very loud music at festivals or night clubs, for instance, without audio distortion. As for not being as small as some cameras, that's actually a plus: its big enough to grip!

Come to think of it, it would be cheaper to take a piece of plastic tubing, cut off a slice and glue it around the on/off button so you cannot have such an accident again.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (941 comments in total)
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jeffinchiangmai1: Still waiting for my LX100 to arrive. 2nd try now, the first one was lost. Yeah right, but still not arrived.
The reviews I read, in anticipation, seem a little misguided. People are trying to turn the LX100 into something it isn't. I have the E-M5, the LX7 and GM1 (all great cameras in their own right). I took the E-M5 as a second camera with the GM1 on a motorbike tour in Thailand and wished I hadn't. I didn't use it and it only got in the way (too big). The GM1 with the 17mm prime and it's nice little leather case was almost perfect but the light's too bright in Thailand and I need an EVF. The GM5 perhaps? The LX100 wins because of the great lens. It's small, has EVF and great lens all in one. Perfect for my bike trips and I expect to get some pretty good pictures (if it arrives).
If I want to do other stuff, I'll use my other cameras with fixed primes.
That's my point, buy it for what it is and don't criticise too much for what it isn't.

Samsung does not offer a "pocket" model in this category.

APS mirrorless from Samsung (and Sony) compare favorably in size with MFT, but offer a 1 stop advantage over MFT.

However, when comparing this category, you should be comparing LX100, G7X, RX100iii. The LX100 doesn't even use it's whole sensor, so it's not really an MFT.

That's it (for now anyways). Discussion on MFT is under the respective MFT cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (941 comments in total)
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Polandmet: I dont understand BURST speed.
My LX100 have 4 burst modes: L-M-H-SH.
In H-mode Im able to take 80 shoots for ~7 seconds what is 11fps BUT in SH-mode I take 60 photos for around 2 seconds only so WTF ???
I use Sandisk Extreme 16GB
Im happy but want to understand this :)

I think your SH mode is not at full resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (941 comments in total)
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Seansprague: However, despite my atrocious experience with the LX100 'self destructing' in my jacket pocket while being turned on by mistake, I still think it is a fabulous piece of kit and I am considering buying another one, while being very careful that it does not open inadvertently. Still, I am beginning to read other owners' reviews which mention the noise it makes while zooming in (not out). Nobody else has (dared) mention switching it on in their pocket by mistake and the havoc it creates. Could I be the only one to experience this so far? Look out for other reviewers with the same comments in the near future.

On the positive side, and this is something rarely mentioned in reviews about this camera, despite having no mike socket it does have AUDIO INPUT LEVEL CONTROL (4 settings) which makes it great for videoing very loud music at festivals or night clubs, for instance, without audio distortion. As for not being as small as some cameras, that's actually a plus: its big enough to grip!

it is saddening to learn that you feel one must buy two,
just in case one self-destructs.
I was on the fence between the lx100 and the g7x, but
this is definitely an argument in favor of the g7x where one will suffice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (392 comments in total)
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chj: "GF7’s 180 degree flip-up screen. It’s great for taking selfies, but not so useful if you’re trying to take overhead shots at a concert"

Just hold the camera upside down

I get your point, and because the shutter button is underneath while holding it upside down, you can press it with your toe.
You may, however, find it inconvenient to have to remove a shoe each time you want to take a photo.
;-p

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (392 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

@damgooddesign
1/2 stop you say? lets calculate that:
APS f2 has a FF equivalency of f3.
MFT f2 has a FF equivalency of f4.
that is only a half stop to you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)
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scribelight: Very interesting camera that could've benefitted from more controls similar to Panasonic LX100. Also, a quality evf could put the camera over the top in popularity. Looking forward to the full review.

the VF models are NX20, NX30, NX50

the ones without the VF have an extra 0 at the end.

simple.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
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