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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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)
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brownie314: So p1ssed that Canon could not find an engineer on the EOS-M team that could figure a way to get this mode dial + exposure compensation dial on the EOS-M. Would have made a world of difference.

your original post was confusing... because we haven't yet invented time travel... so it seemed like you wanted the EOSM's controls on this camera and not the other way around.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)

imaging-resource posted some sample pictures... and they are very discouraging.
never have I seen such severe chromatic aberration before, from any lens
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/FULLRES/YIMG_0487.HTM
it is quite severe.
this picture especially, but their other sample shots also, suggest that there were indeed some engineering challenges, and that they have not been overcome when they designed the lens... you might even accuse them of cutting corners.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)
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Timmbits: @Canon designers: shame on you!
this is an ugly plain-vanilla design, that should have been left with the lower-end tiny sensor models. look at the Fuji X30 or the Panasonic LX100, those are good-looking cameras. This thing however, has a smooth, slippery featureless envelope, that really should have been forgotten a long time ago. Instead you keep on torturing us with it. It is NOT a successful design... the design succeeded because of what was inside, not because of the outside, that reminds us all of the cheapest of the cheap. It looks like a $100 camera that might slip out of your hands. If it separates itself from the rest, why not make it look the part?

@brownie: No that's not it: I don't understand how ANY sane person could like anything about an EOS-M! it is a timid entry into mirrorless, designed to not threaten dslr sales for which their factories are still tooled, and in which they are still heavily invested in terms of spent marketing dollars. the eosm is an inconsequential product, that it's not even pertinent to mention. THAT is where my comment to your post was coming from!!!
And btw, I was referring to ergonomics, like case design which sucks big time on this camera, no handle, looks like a $100 cheap camera, that sort of stuff. I'm fine with the dials obviously!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well CURRYS / PC World in the UK are selling off their very last EOS-M's for just £149 (about $250) brand new and boxed complete with flash and std kit zoom - I am tempted to buy another ( I already have two), until Nikon and Canon get real about Mirrorless tech both brands will suffer. Used a Fuji XT1 recently - lovely (want one pls) but expensive compared to flog off Canons and Nikons !

if you'd stop wasting your money on buying multiple EOSMs you would have $ome to buy a better camera. ;-p
(G7X, LX100, NX30)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Now its listed as discontinued?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54196167

Bizarre!

may as well be, with the arrival of the LX100

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)
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petersd007: This would be a decent camera in small body like sony rx100 with fixed zoom lens 24 - 85 mm eq. But this monster.... Even comparison with a6000 is funny

agreed.
and now you have the Canon G7X in the body of an rx100 but with more controls. cool huh?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)

the Panasonc LX100 makes this camera inconsequential

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)
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pavi1: How is the write time with the X100T? It is forever with the X100 compared to every other digital camera I have used

@pavi1: how about in terms of sips of beer? I don't smoke... perhaps you can give us time in beer-sips instead, so the rest of us can relate?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)

this is a nice camera...
but in the age of the LX100, it prices itself out of it's own market segment, when for the same size, or smaller, the LX100 offers a more flexible lens and still a decent sensor (even though it's not as large).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: here's a question. Why, when the AF is so good and pretty fast do people make such a fuss of the new MF feature EVF in OVF? Technologically a great feature, but what benefit does MF have over AF?

enters the touch-sceen point focus

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)

I think we need to stop calling this a four-thirds sensor, if it is not all being used and if the image circle is actually smaller than the sensor area.
It is misleading to the consumers, who aren't aware that it's just a question of being cheaper to use part of an existing sensor than to design and manufacture an entirely new and smaller one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)

I doubt many will abandon their mirrorless in favor of this...
but it certainly would be an attractive option for those who aren't yet on mirrorless and are first-time buyers - who were pondering MFT or APS-C models with ILs. Here they would see something compact, all integrated and versatile

But yeah, if you already own a mirrorless Pana, Sony, Samsung, Oly, there is no reason to move to this... Canon G7X will probably be the compact choice for the owners of those.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 4th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: another LX-series Lumix part-time ES-LV only (x)
fixed rear screen (x) ... touchscreen AF? (✓) or not? (x)
rainbow evf (x) ... fixed angle evf (x)
manual aperture ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire in only 0.5 EV increments!!? (x) or 1/3 EV (✓)?
manual focus ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire? (x)
no manual zoom ring (x) ... toggled zoom
shutter speed dial (but only 1.0 EV increments!!?) (x)
hotshoe (✓) ... tack-on mini speedlight ... (x)
tripod mount offset from lens center axis (x)
insubstantial grip (x)
24-75mm eq.ff.fov zoom (✓: 24 fov wide) f/1.7-2.8 luminance (x2.2 crop)
10.9-34mm zoom:
max.ap.diam (wide): 10.9/1.7 = 6.4mm (f/3.7 eq.ff.dof)
max.ap.diam (tele): 34/2.8 = 12.1mm (f/6.2 eq.ff.dof)
4k video (✓) ... manual? (✓) or auto only? (x)
AE comp 1/3 increments (✓)

Lets not get carried away here. I find the NX1 interesting as well. But one would expect smart system designers who know what they are doing (and it's performance suggests they do) would pair some pixels together during video, so no downsampling has to happen. Far more efficient. You have a set of electronics that does that part, either right on the sensor or in the interface electronics between the sensor and the processor, before it all gets sent to the image processor.

BSI: as for BSI, I think you gain only about 15-20%max surface area, would that be accurate? it's just a better design who's time has come is all... not a life-changing thing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)

@Canon designers: shame on you!
this is an ugly plain-vanilla design, that should have been left with the lower-end tiny sensor models. look at the Fuji X30 or the Panasonic LX100, those are good-looking cameras. This thing however, has a smooth, slippery featureless envelope, that really should have been forgotten a long time ago. Instead you keep on torturing us with it. It is NOT a successful design... the design succeeded because of what was inside, not because of the outside, that reminds us all of the cheapest of the cheap. It looks like a $100 camera that might slip out of your hands. If it separates itself from the rest, why not make it look the part?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 79th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)

in the Specs Compared table, it would be nice to see the LX100 replace the RX100ii in that column.
I for one couldn't care less about an obsoleted model, and am sure that others here as well would appreciate being able to compare all relevant current models at a glance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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Imagingfix: I think DPR should shut down the Comments section and make it a simple Thumbs-Up or Thumbs down. It's not the photographers job or duty to trash talk a camera - camera sales tells the real story.

before reviews, and comments to keep the reviews in check,
people were making lots of very bad purchasing decisions.
now we get feedback from others, not just the opinion of ad-funded reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (432 comments in total)
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SLOOPB: Why would I prefer this camera over the Sony RX100?

the Canon G7X is in the same class as the RX100iii.
if it weren't for only part of the sensor being used, the LX100 would be in the same league as the G1Xii and some mirrorless MFT.
but now I just don't know... MFT should be about twice the area of 1", shouldn't it? (or am I thinking of APS that is twice?)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)
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uzevla: "Clearly Canon has found some weird trick that has let it combine a fast maximum aperture range with a usefully broad zoom range"

C'mon guys, you should know better.
The lens circle is a way smaller than the sensor so JPEGs are cropped and upscaled. Easy when you have 20Mpix to work with. In addition, barrel distortion at 24mm is as high as on RX100 (or even more).

@uzevla:

An image circle smaller than the sensor... and no vignetting!

Now there's an interesting concept!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 05:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)
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Michael Jardine: These are great looking cameras but for practically the same size you can get greater flexibility with the Olympus E-PL7 or Panasonic DMC-GM5, both of which offer interchangeable lenses?

...or better than those models, there is the Panasonic LX100 that doesn't need to have the lens changed. ;)
But when it comes down to size, it's only competition, in the same league, is the RX100iii

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (835 comments in total)
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brownie314: So p1ssed that Canon could not find an engineer on the EOS-M team that could figure a way to get this mode dial + exposure compensation dial on the EOS-M. Would have made a world of difference.

why?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
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