Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller

DPReview Administrator
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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SmilerGrogan: Thanks for the cat pictures. Embarrassingly, they are a great test of lenses because feline fur has both the qualities of fine detail and soft fluffiness. It's hard for a lens to make fur look both sharply defined AND petable.

Even though it's a cliche that many photographers take pictures of their cats because they're too shy to ask women to pose for them, it remains a valid test of sensors and lenses and you guys should mandate a cat photo in every sample gallery.

Well that was half a compliment :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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burnin: Chihuly!

If you haven't been to the museum in Seattle (right below the Space Needle) I *highly* recommend it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
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steve_hoge: Confused by the statement in the preview: "the FZ300 combines optical and digital image stabilization."

I saw the 5-axis optical stabilization explained in an earlier panel - where does the digital image stabilization come in?

That's for 1080p (and below) video, where the camera combines the two to create a sort of 5-axis IS system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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cgarrard: DPR- Are you absolutely sure its the same exact sensor as the FZ200? It's a 4 yr old sensor (if you consider development time as well), so that seems a bit odd. Surely the specs are similar, but is it the exact same model sensor? That would both surprise me, and not surprise me at the same time (laughs).

Thanks,

Carl

We were told by Panasonic that the sensor is the same. It's the new Venus Engine that makes the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
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ThePhilips: ... If the sensor is not the same (very likely) then I think the Panasonic should sue the DPR for slander, libel and defamation. Just saying.

Because DPR might well have just killed the FZ300 launch by claiming that the sensor is the same old one. Such rumors, once they are out there, are impossible to deal with.

And to teach DPR a lesson that when you are #1 site, with the largest audience, one has to choose the words carefully.

We wouldn't make a statement like that if we weren't confident that it was true.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1231 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Dpreview: I think you've made an error with the statement "it continues to offer the splash and dust-proof construction of its predecessor". My understanding is that the GX7 was not dust/splash-proof.

You are correct, sir. I have fixed this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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jhinkey: So questions:
- Is this a multi-aspect sensor - seems like it is based on the image sizes - they don't appear to be cropped
- Does IBIS work with legacy glass
- Does DFD do anything to help focus with my 43 150/2 Oly?

Seems like a nice upgrade from the GX7 except for the size increase . .

I can only answer the first question, and it's "no"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1340 comments in total)
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Lightcapture: I like the true 1080p or near Full HD 120fps and 240fps clips posted on Rishi's personal Youtube channel. I hope there can be some video clips in 4K showing how the Face/Eye tracking focus works in the 'real world' situation (i.e. people vlogging or capturing family events etc..)...

Knowing Rishi I think it's safe to say that eye tracking will be illustrated very soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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jquagga: Midnight ... where? I mean if this a global event does it start midnight UTC? EDT, PST? Do I need to factor in the leapseconds?

Midnight pacific daylight time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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tim73: The datasheet at Canon UK states that slave *and* master functions are included. It could be a typo, but the product image photos also show the flash set up as a radio master.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Images/SPEEDLITE%20430EX%20III_Spec%20sheet_EM_FINAL_PACK_tcm14-1277522.pdf

As it turns out, Canon US sent out a revised press release this morning that rewords the quote in my message above this one about master/slave. What tim32 and Matthew wrote is correct, and I've updated the story to reflect that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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tim73: The datasheet at Canon UK states that slave *and* master functions are included. It could be a typo, but the product image photos also show the flash set up as a radio master.

http://www.canon.co.uk/Images/SPEEDLITE%20430EX%20III_Spec%20sheet_EM_FINAL_PACK_tcm14-1277522.pdf

Okay, that's odd. In the press release above it says:
"the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT features wireless flash shooting via optical or radio transmission (similar to the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT but slave function only)"

I'll dig into this further. Thanks for bringing this up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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Mustafa: "the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT also includes an SCF-E2 Color Filter which helps balance color temperature when shooting in incandescent lighting, an SBA-E2 Bounce Adapter that helps soften light while helping suppress shadows"

The Canon US site appears to show these as accessories at $35 each!

Maybe they're just replacement parts? The press release definitely says they're included.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
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canonpro: Biggest problem of this over the Sony, the Olympus does not have a removable battery, its built in. So when your battery runs out (or when it final craps out) your kinda of screwed.

@rrccad it does indeed charge over micro USB.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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DigitalJerry: It would be most helpful if DRReview would post their criteria for including or excluding cameras. Could it be somehow related to how well you are rewarded for including or excluding certain manufacturers? Both Sony and Panasonic have cameras that compete well, perhaps a bit too well with the cameras you did include. Many of my students, all of whom are over 60 years of age since I teach at a community college designed for seniors, like and use those cameras as well as ones from the companies you decided did not match your criterion what ever that may be. I guess your moderator can use similar criteria to not include my comments. Be interesting to see what happens.

Please see the [FAQ](http://www.dpreview.com/faq#q9) for the answer to your question about ethics.

We will be adding a bit of content as well as the studio test scene for the Sony HX400V and Panasonic FZ70 as soon as we can get ahold of them (which is proving to be difficult).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:44 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Who is actually still BUYING useless garbage-cams like these, my, my?

More people that you're expect!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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ashokvashisht: In specs sheet DPR should have included one more row on Sensor Size.

It's there now (though they're all 1/2.3")

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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Marty4650: When the term "superzoom" was first coined, it meant cameras with a zoom range of 12X or greater.

But today you are reviewing camers that range from 50X to 83.3X zoom range.

Isn't it time to give these cameras a new name, to set them apart from what we used to call superzoom cameras?

Ultrazoom? Megazoom?

Ridiculouzoom?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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garypen: I can understand not including the Panasonic FZ1000 or Sony RX10 due to their larger sensors that belong in a higher class. But, how can DPR leave out the FZ200 and HX400???

Those are certainly in the same class as the ones in this review. And, from all accounts, are quite good in this segment.

The FZ200 also outsells all of the above models, while the HX400 outsells the Pentax, Fuji, and Samsung models, at least at B&H. (Amazon doesn't list superzooms separately.)

The FZ200 is 2.5 years old and not in the same zoom league as the 5 included cameras. In hindsight the HX400 should've been included- there was some confusion about it being replaced while we were writing the review (it wasn't, obviously) so that's our bad.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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maksa: Sadly, no image sensor size information in the review nor 'group photo' of all five models in a row to compare size.

They're all 1/2.3".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (166 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Also, can the Nikon P900 get past concert bouncers and pass as a "non-professional camera with a non-detachable lens?"

Only one way to find out :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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