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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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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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 (159 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
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (159 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: Dear DPreview,

why isn't sensor size at (or close to) the top of the "Specs Compared" table on Page 1? What is it that makes you unwilling of putting sensor size as a key parameter in your tables, be it a camera or mobile phone comparison?

Please?

Thanks Peter, I updated it. I think that was copied from Fuji's original spec sheet which doesn't say BSI either. But it is indeed BSI.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (159 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: Dear DPreview,

why isn't sensor size at (or close to) the top of the "Specs Compared" table on Page 1? What is it that makes you unwilling of putting sensor size as a key parameter in your tables, be it a camera or mobile phone comparison?

Please?

The S1 has a BSI-CMOS as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (159 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: FZ200??????
Surely this is a must consider. More so than the short zoom Oly.

Too short a zoom for this comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article (159 comments in total)
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mosc: the lens comparison isn't working for me here...

Should be okay now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Rodrigo Ayres Bordin: Is it possible to connect the camera to the computer, and download the pictures directly to a folder (Windows), or the camera only connects to smartphones?

Yes, you can easily connect to a PC over USB

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:26 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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Martian Keyboard: I have to re-quote the link that The-Bunker posted below because it seems so worthy to know about Stacked Sensors.

It could be the next generation of sensor technology, - I'm not sure.

http://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/cx_news_archives/img/pdf/vol_68/sideview_vol68.pdf

If it is what I seem to understand, it will even make phone cameras significantly improved.

Sony's Exmor RS sensors are already being used in phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Galaxy S6 and LG G4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:33 UTC
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cgarrard: I'm actually interested in this.... It's got a viewfinder, nice fixed lens... in two years price may come down enough to be affordable :).

It has both mechanical and electronic shutter. The latter tops out at 1/16000 sec.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Gavril Margittai: These images are very similar to each other. I did not learn from them too much. With plenty of daylight my wife's Iphone6 can do just as well. Maybe not if you pixel peep, but these are not images worth pixel peeping.
I would expect DPR to take the trouble of putting more variety in. How about some night shots? how about a nice portrait in available (low) light inside a subway station?

Should I learn from these "real world samples" that the G7 is only good for snaps? I don't believe this is true.

To be fair, Seattle is mostly cloudy 300 days out of the year ☺

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (45 comments in total)
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TriezeA72: Was is this 'The May Festival of Super-Zooms' nothing but one super-zoom after another here on dpr

@ludwik123: those two cameras will indeed be included.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (45 comments in total)
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papa natas: $4 for a miserable pack of Rainbow Carrots?
Stop the madness, please!!!
They won't make you live longer, as those health prophets tell you..(?)
And they won't taste better either.
Off the mill supermarket carrots will do just fine.

Hey, they have to pay the rent at Pike Place Market somehow...

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?

Perhaps I should clarify: we're speaking about currently shipping superzooms that are in the $300-600 range, which we're going to be doing a group review of very soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?

Of all the current superzooms it's one of only two cameras with Raw support, the Canon SX60 being the other one.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
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