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 Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (151 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 (151 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 (151 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 (459 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 (459 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 (459 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 (459 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 (459 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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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wrahn: Has anyone compared the image quality of the RX10 using the Clear Image Zoom to get to 400, as compared to the FZ1000 at 400?

Wes

Check page 8, you can select the Clear Image zoom option for the Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Timmbits: "The RX10 doesn't shoot 4K, but it does have full sensor readout, which means that no lines are skipped."
Not at 1080i (60i) it doesn't!
At 1080p(60p) you have full sensor readout.
This is merely a characteristic of the chosen HD mode.
Interlaced (1080i) or non-interlaced (1080p).

This isn't true. The camera is doing a full sensor readout and then throws away lines to create the 60i video.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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lem12: What type of SD card should be used to record 4k video?

UHS-I Speed Class 3

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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BobbyHackett3: IT'S a 25mm to 400mm zoom range, isn't it, not 24mm???

Yes it's 25-400, but I when I wrote 24-200 I was referring to the RX10.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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sproketholes: For documentary work this kind of camera is indispensable. The 400mm lens option is not really that important for this kind of work. Build quality is important, as is weight. Stabilization is a definite consideration. I personally tend to prefer tilting screens versus articulating screens primarily because the camera remains compact in use when looking down at the screen, this is especially important if you are on a moving vehicle or in a crowd. The articulated screen, however does offer protection when closed. I very much like the accessible compensation dial of the Sony, and the additional dial on the back instead of the Panasonic's joystick. Ive experience the Sony in hand and like the lens control considerably, but until I have both in hand, I will reserve judgement.

With the rear dial. you press it inward to switch between aperture and EV (or shutter speed)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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jamesbm: Perhaps the very recent comparison review should now be updated?

working on it...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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ET2: RX10 dropped $300 on amazon to under $1000, so the difference now isn't $500 (which was never the case) but $98

A fact this comparison should note.

Got confirmation that the list price is now $998. Will update article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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ET2: RX10 dropped $300 on amazon to under $1000, so the difference now isn't $500 (which was never the case) but $98

A fact this comparison should note.

Yeah, we're working on confirming whether this is temporary or permanent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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jackf00: So no 4k video sample to show ?
Strange they didn't do any, as it's the key feature of the FZ1000.

That's coming in the full review...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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BBViet: Where did the $500 difference comes from? The MSRP of the RX10 is $1300 vs $900 of the FZ1000.

And the RX10 just got a price drop to $1000, too.

Thanks for the correction. Where did you see the price drop on the RX10?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Henry Richardson: What is the aperture of the FZ1000 at 200mm?

F4

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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dgeugene1: The specs say sensor size is 5472 x 3648 or 3:2 but the sample photos (generally worthless) that I saw were all 4864 x 3648 or 4:3. Why is this?

As to worthless samples on DPR I really miss Jeff Keller's repeated San Francisco scenes. The picture of the Transamerica Pyramid by itself would be worth more than all the pictures here.

And how did Jeff manage to find so many perfectly clear days in SF?!

Please send Simon an e-mail requesting that I get flown to SF every two weeks to take photos. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
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