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nicoboston

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On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
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Macist: DP should stop calling cameras without GPS capabilities "travel" cameras.

Travel cameras should be able to tag your photos with location data. Every major cloud storage site for photos shows location maps nowadays, so I expect to be able to use these with a "travel" camera.

If this is a "travel" camera, it's one for people who don't really travel far.

@Macist Travel cameras have become available long before the Geek Positioning System. You need to tag your pictures? Good for you. Most people don't. And Panasonic knows.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
In reply to:

Macist: DP should stop calling cameras without GPS capabilities "travel" cameras.

Travel cameras should be able to tag your photos with location data. Every major cloud storage site for photos shows location maps nowadays, so I expect to be able to use these with a "travel" camera.

If this is a "travel" camera, it's one for people who don't really travel far.

Ridiculous... Do you have dat documenting the percentage of photographers who actually use GPS functions? When it is available on a camera, I turn it off...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Tilt LCD is very useful for high, low angle, and selfie. I do not know why Panasonic DMC-ZS100/TZ100 has NO Tilt LCD.

Poor usability. Oh this thing has no NFC too.

Poor usability???
And what about those who couldn't care less about "tilt LCD", selfies and NFC? The ZS100 is a serious travel camera, it was not designed for narcissistic gadget lovers. 100% usability, as far as I'm concerned...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
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afm: Gold Award!!

Totally deserved gold award for a unique (to date) TRAVEL camera!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
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Zenza R: Damn it, why not make the EVF right!

Th EVF will be right for most users. It is small but the quality is sufficient, as far as I'm concerned. More importantly, it is available instantly (unlike the nice but complicated rx100 pop-up EVF).

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (280 comments in total)
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Baba Ganoush: I was seriously considering the TZ100 as a (near) pocketable replacement of my bulky Sony RX10, and had almost put in a pre-order for it, but after looking at the TZ photo gallery and doing a comparison using the studio scene, I am disappointed in the IQ of the TZ and glad I did not complete my order. The IQ of the TZ is inferior to that of both the RX10 and the RX100. Unless it turns out DPR got a poor copy of the camera to review, it's no sale for me. IMO, the TZ100 is a 1" sensor camera with a MFT camera price and 1/2.3" camera performance. Too bad. I was really hoping it would match the IQ of the RX10.

Good for you. I got this camera a week ago and it's fantastic. The "gold award" is fully deserved and the last sentence reflects exactly what I think: "Overall, though, the ZS100 is a top-notch travel zoom that's not to be missed."
It is NOT a camera for pixel peepers. It is a camera for those who like taking a lot of pictures, everywhere, without carrying un bulky camera.
Something else, I have the "silver" version" and it is absolutely not a dust and fingerprint magnet. I have very large hands and I can handle the camera very easily.
So far, it is exactly the travel camera I was looking for.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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M H S: I'm confused by the following (quoted from the review)

"Raw dynamic range cannot match the best from the competition, but in real-world shooting, as long as you pay careful attention to your exposure, you won't likely have any problems"

I've been hearing ad nauseum about how valuable massive DR is... Including last week's Lubzecki interview and editors' commentary, having that tulip photo trotted out endlessly, gushing words about the amazing high DR makers /models, etc...

Is there something I am missing here? Is it OK from a Leica but not from other brands?

@SmilerGrogan
May I respectfully disagree?
Their only obsession is to make us order new cameras and, possibly, the most expensive ones.
Despite the obvious fact that 2016 cameras do not necessarily make nicer cat / babies / old rusted cars images.
As matter of fact, most users will not make nicer images with a 2016 camera.
But DPR is owned by Amazon.
Therefore, we all need more pixels, marginally better DR etc.
The market is the connection to external reality ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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nicoboston: "...the Leica Q is an excellent camera for documenting the world around you."
Really?
I feel so sorry for all the cameras that fail to document the world around you guys!
Luckily I live in a different world though. And in my crazy world, 75-90% cheaper cameras can "document" very efficiently.

"the Q is a camera that lends itself well to being a frequent photographic companion"
OK. But seriously, we are in 2016. The Q is certainly a great "photographic companion", but I think it is just the minimum we can expect from such an expensive camera.
And your LONG list of "Cons", which includes very serious issues, makes the final statement very suspicious. A non-Leica camera with similar issues would have been slammed.
That said, I am not on this market anyway. I have been successfully documenting my world with cheap Japanese cameras ;-) and most of them were / are a joy to use.
The review is instructive: as far as I'm concerned, it shows very clearly that "more expensive" is not "better".

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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M H S: I'm confused by the following (quoted from the review)

"Raw dynamic range cannot match the best from the competition, but in real-world shooting, as long as you pay careful attention to your exposure, you won't likely have any problems"

I've been hearing ad nauseum about how valuable massive DR is... Including last week's Lubzecki interview and editors' commentary, having that tulip photo trotted out endlessly, gushing words about the amazing high DR makers /models, etc...

Is there something I am missing here? Is it OK from a Leica but not from other brands?

+1
- slippery...
- Dynamic range lacking...
- Noise 'banding'...
- Severe lack of customization options...
- Card write times are slow...
- Continuous autofocus can be unreliable...
- Autofocus modes are poorly organized and may not behave as you expect
- Touchscreen is poorly implemented...
- Video mode is uncompetitive...

Their words: slow, lacking, unreliable, poorly, uncompetitive...

But in the end, the pricey camera is "an excellent camera"!!!

There is also something I'm missing here ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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nicoboston: "...the Leica Q is an excellent camera for documenting the world around you."
Really?
I feel so sorry for all the cameras that fail to document the world around you guys!
Luckily I live in a different world though. And in my crazy world, 75-90% cheaper cameras can "document" very efficiently.

The point is ANY camera can document the world, even the cheapest smartphone (we had good examples yesterday). So concluding your review with such a statement is kind of underwhelming IMO. For instance, it would be interesting to know why the $700 Fuji X70 is not as good to document the world.
Too cheap? No red dot?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)

"...the Leica Q is an excellent camera for documenting the world around you."
Really?
I feel so sorry for all the cameras that fail to document the world around you guys!
Luckily I live in a different world though. And in my crazy world, 75-90% cheaper cameras can "document" very efficiently.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 178th comment | 10 replies

Now we can open raw files in photoshop or lightroom.
And I am very happy with what I have seen so far!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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Michael Uschold: This video is very good, but beware, it is as much or more about fishing as it is about the camera. All the information in the video that pertains to the camera could have been shown in a video in 3-4 minutes, rather than the 8.

I would love to know how the camera was protected from the rain and water.

Also, you brought this camera on a small fishing boat because it was a free camera offered by the sponsor ;-) Not even a strap!
I'm not sure I would do this with mine!
The sample images and videos are nice though. I like the DR and the very pleasant colors.
Although it is "sponsored content", these field tests are informative. They show nicely how the cameras can be handled.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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nicoboston: Sigh... I will have to choose soon to replace my dead Fuji compact (there is no real X10/20/30 replacement).
G5X? The new Panasonic ZS100? RX100? Similar price, different cameras... I was about too pre-order the Panasonic but this nice video makes me hesitate again. The G5X is not the latest fancy compact with 4K etc but I like the Canon touch, and this camera seems quite robust. Sigh !

Nikon DL and G7X mkII will come too late. I will need it in ~ 1 month.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:48 UTC

Sigh... I will have to choose soon to replace my dead Fuji compact (there is no real X10/20/30 replacement).
G5X? The new Panasonic ZS100? RX100? Similar price, different cameras... I was about too pre-order the Panasonic but this nice video makes me hesitate again. The G5X is not the latest fancy compact with 4K etc but I like the Canon touch, and this camera seems quite robust. Sigh !

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review: 2011 comments.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) announcement: 868 comments.
Fuji wins.
And they did not even include a Food Scene Mode on the X-Pro2!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)
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bernardly: According to this Canon publicity the Canon Rebel T6 / 1300D is derived from technologies developed for the EOS 1DX mk ll and EOS 80D. The video demonstrates this using engineering schematics and black smoke. Then the technologies in the camera are demonstrated while taking a picture of a pooch. This must be seen.

https://youtu.be/QPnuPfcVbh8

I usually don't care much about brand loyalty, brand bashing etc. I really like Canon cameras. I had several of them and I have never been disappointed.
But this video looks like a satire. I can't believe it is actually from Canon. I love the black smoke and the picture of a bed of pasta with mussels...
We can bash the 1300D but, in fact, it is an excessively high tech camera. Too much technology for steamed mussels.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

We need ~150 more comments to reach 1000 (i.e. more than 3x the score of the Sony RX100 IV announcement).
Please, don't give up!
This 1300D fully deserves a Gold Award for the traffic it generates.
#Canon1300D_DPR1Kchallenge

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (931 comments in total)

Just want to make 654.
It would be a shame to have only 653 comments for the game-changing EOS Rebel T6 (1300D).

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Why can't sony offer a worthy, larger zoom range in one RX-100 model?
24-300 perhaps?

There is a camera with a Sony 1" sensor and a 10X zoom:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/compacts/panasonic_dmczs100
And the first reviews are quite good.
Do you absolutely need the Sony logo, or a Zeiss-branded zoom vs. a Leica-branded zoom?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
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