Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Senior Writer, Digital Photography Review
Has a website at http://www.dpreview.com
Joined on Feb 19, 2013
About me:

I'm the former publisher of the Digital Camera Resource Page who is now writing reviews and managing new product launches here at DPReview.

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On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (430 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: "...with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts."

which means full sensor read out??

That is an error in the Sony press release. A revised version will be up shortly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (430 comments in total)
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fsgray: "There are no other inexpensive mirrorless cameras at this time that can record 1080p video at 50Mbp"

Canon EOS-M does.

From what I can gather (Canon never sent us an EOS M), the bit rate is around 44Mbps. Where do you see that it's 50Mbps?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (430 comments in total)
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ET2: Error: A6000 LCD is not touch enabled

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-alpha-a5100

Is it?

Fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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neil holmes: 2.7x focal length multiplier?

Whoops. For some reason I thought it had a 1" sensor!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: Note to Dpreview editor. The first use of "Affect" in the press release is a typo or wrong word choice. Farther on, it's correctly written as "Effect."

Secondly, the "Discuss in forums" link goes to Dpreview's Pentax DSLRs forum, not the Pentax Compact Camera forum where Q's are discussed.

Maybe these errors are just Monday things. ;)

@SW Anderson: That's a Pentax error. We just copy and paste what we're given.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: So what's the new button on the front for?

It's a dial, but since I haven't tried the camera, I'm not sure what it does.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
On Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US article (27 comments in total)
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chiane: If P&S cameras are dead, why doesn't there seem to be fewer of them?

Speaking as someone who has written tons and tons of news items over the last 19 years, I can safely say that there are not nearly as many compacts being introduced as there used to.

A few years ago there would be a Sony W610, 630, 650, and 670.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1480 comments in total)
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7829mark: The review is disappointing. There are ergonomic changes in the camera's grip that was missed. Along with a 30% faster processor, much brighter view finder, a sharper LCD display, live view has new functions, the protective panel for hdmi and usb has been redesigned, changes in metering, video, battery power, etc. While there is no mega pixel wow, the sum total of all the changes is actually a big wow!. The EVS is 14.8 up from the 14.2 on the D800 and up considerably from the Canon D5 Mark III at 11.2 EVS. This increase in dynamic range and over the Canon shows up in much greater detail throughout the image. Did I mention video at 60 fps and moving aperture? Come on DPreview. You made a mediocre analysis by missing key attributes. You can do better.

This isn't a review - it's the experience that Barney had while shooting with the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
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Cheng Bao: 404 page not found if I clicked the link

Should be fixed now, let me know if you're still having trouble.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
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p5freak: Boring, waste of resources.

They certainly wasted my resources tonight!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
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Jim Salvas: DOA if there's no wifi in this market segment. Brain dead

Strangely enough, its predecessor had Wi-Fi and cost $150 less.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Steven Micallef: What type of lens cap does this camera have? Is it tethered... I'm just curious as I haven't seen any pictures.

It's a standard lens cap with a tether.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)
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drummercam: ". . . and an 'exclusive' battery strap."

That should read "camera strap," I think.

This is a great camera, and a new color is okay (other makers do the same), but this package is no different from the silver version that also came with a grip and a unique strap. If this were bundled with their 20-40mm Limited lens and their FLU card, it would better deserve a Prestige moniker. Nonetheless, this camera at the opening price point is a very good photographic tool.

@drummercam
hey, you never know, there might be instances when you need quick access to another battery!
but seriously, thanks for the catch.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: And the official page:
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/campaign/20140724/

Looks very, very cool.

Good find, we've been looking all over for a real photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Very un-photogenic, or possibly just ugly. I give it the benefit of the doubt.

The one pictured above is a mockup that we made since Ricoh apparently had no photos to share.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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dobbre: I haven't read through all comments so maybe somebody adressed this already but when I opened review yesterday at the top of the page right bellow photo of fz1000 there was sentence that preview is base on production fz1000 running firmware v0.3. Today there is written the same but firmware is v1.0.
There is huge difference in that and in our way of looking at this review as a relevant decision factor. Maybe Jeff Keller could confirm does all of the facts stated in this review reflects v1.0 model performance or part of the review is based on v0.3 model?
Thank you!
Regards, Ilija

0.3 was considered "production" by Panasonic. We updated to 1.0 because of burst mode issues, which were resolved by the new version of the F/W.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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ovatab: "FZ1000 is one of the most responsive compacts we've seen"

first page says proper superzooms are not compacts any more

early on the page we have compact in quotes, because we're using the term loosely. We don't really have a category for big zoom enthusiast cameras and have traditionally called super zooms compacts, so...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 00:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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ChaosCloud: One thing that I think is missing from this review: how does the zoom handle?

How long does it take to get from the wide end to tele? Do you find yourself "waiting" for the zoom after you turn the ring? This was my impression with Sony's RX10. Perhaps some more detail on the stepped vs stepless mode.

Is it faster with the lever around the shutter release, or with the ring?

Does the lens retract back to the wide end on shutdown?

It takes about 3.5 seconds to go from wide to tele using the top zoom controller. Unless you have incredible wrist agility it will take longer if you use the zoom ring.

There's no noticeable delay. And yes it goes back to wide-angle when you shut it off, BUT you can turn on zoom resume and it will go back to where you left it before the camera was powered off.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Higuel: 3clicks and i still can't read the review!

@bluevellet: fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Higuel: 3clicks and i still can't read the review!

still having problems? clicking from where?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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