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 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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Retzius: DPR is really pushing this camera.

3 articles with the same theme in one day:

A Little Bit Better
What You NEED to Know
Why It Matters

We get it, its a small upgrade but you really like it, we NEED to understand that, and why that matters, apparently.

And you'll never believe what happens next!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: Does anyone know if its possible to have "FOCUS PEAKING" in LiveView with a Nikon or Canon DSLR? I noticed they added Zebra stripes to the D810 -- but what about Focus Peaking in LIVE VIEW mode? Isn't this possible?

Its a shame Nikon named the new horizon level "Split Screen" because what I am thinking is that in a Df 2 camera, when in LIVE VIEW, the user should be able to have Focus Peaking + a simulated "split screen" (Katz Eye style) for manual focus (by magnifying a circle in the center and applying highlights when its focus).

Just a thought!

No Nikon DSLR has focus peaking in live view.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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D1N0: Isn't this simply a name change and will photo's for os-x be as capable as aperture?

Looking at the screenshot it seems pretty dumbed down.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1529 comments in total)
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tmy: How about the AF sensor?

Is it the same or newer than the older D800/E?

It's the same sensor (Multi-CAM 3500FX)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:09 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1529 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: Oops, DPR. The current D800 models already have 1.2 crop mode. All that's new here with that mode is raising the capture rate from 5fps to 6.

Also an interesting spec; X-sync is 1/320th. So this means all flash units, not just FP-capable Nikon ones?

Corrected the X-sync to 1/250 sec. Nikon says it can go to 1/320 sec with a drop in flash range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:24 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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sierranvin: The comparison table says Canon model = 12mp
The Canon-specific page says it has 16mp
This review is providing me with a less than pleasing handling experience.

It's 12.1MP. Camera-specific page has been fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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DavidsfotosDotCom: "The previous iterations of the AW120 (the AW100 and AW110) have a bit of a bad reputation for leaking and then failing. In our testing of both the AW110 and AW120, we had zero problems."
So was the seal improved, or was the test to short & shallow to determine?

They are almost identical. We don't have an AW110 anymore, but if I think the part of the seal over the battery is slightly more substantial now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "There's no shortage of bells and whistles on the WG-4. Before we get to those, there are a pair of new features that many will find useful. The first is shutter priority mode, which offers a range of 1/2000 - 4 sec."

But your specs say the maximum shutter speed on WG-4 GPS is 1/4000s. Which is it? Or 1/4000s is only available in auto mode?

1/2000 sec is the max in Tv mode. I'm guessing it goes higher (using the e-shutter) in Auto mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I have Oly TG-2 Plus Oly's WA and Tele converter as a backup camera for bad weather. For $500, I get 19mm - 170mm which can be used for ALL weather. I like it/them even the IQ is so-so.

I like the TG-3 as it has WiFi, but I'm not sure if the IQ is lower than TG-2 as TG-3 has more MP.

I HOPE DPR will add the ability to compare the TG-3 with TG-2 in "Studio Comparison"...

Unfortunately we didn't shoot the new test scene with last year's cameras, and they have long been sent back. Sorry!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: Just a heads-up that we're aware that the Ricoh WG-4's ISO 200 studio test scene shot is out of focus. This should be resolved in the morning (our time).

Thanks,
Jeff

All of these have been fixed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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Tobias1234: Last year I tried the Olympus TG-2 which was one of the 2013 recommendations. I was really shocked about the bad image quality compared to any other camera (e.g. S95, TZ10, RX100, FZ38, some mFT-Bodies) I have used before.
The lens of the TG-2 is fast, but it's so soft that open wide is unusable. The JPEG engine was also one of the bad ones.

I can not agree to the 2013 and this new 2014 comparison, because there is one really important feature which is a must for UW photography: RAW support. Without RAW the pictures will have heavy false colours and the UW programs will lead brownish or blueish color casts - depending on the distance to the subject.

After my bad experiences with the compact UW cameras, I tried a RX100 in a cheap housing (Meikon). The quality differences to the candidates is so big, that I can't understand what cameras like a TG-2/TG-3 are good for.

Even a cheap Canon S95 in a cheap Meikon housing (my backup) is lightyears away from UW cameras like a TG-2/TG-3.

@Greg VdB: the reason for the comments is that these cameras appeal to a broader audience than our 'regular' users. These people aren't doing pixel-level analysis- they want something their kid won't break that can be used in the pool or at the beach. When my 6-yo niece wanted a 'real' camera (Fisher Price doesn't cut it), I got her a cheap Panasonic rugged camera for that very reason.

I don't think we're defending poor image quality at all. At 100%, they're all bad - and I'm sure the manufactures know this. As long as they keep selling, I don't see why Canon, Nikon et al will put in a larger sensor or offer Raw. As someone who likes to take u/w photos, I'd love to see something like an underwater RX100. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)
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Marty4650: It might have been interesting to see how well the Nikon 1 AW1 performed against these cameras. Compared to the four cameras reviewed, the Nikon 1 has a "huge sensor."

We (I) did an article about using the AW1:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9476429038/swimming-with-the-nikon-1-aw1

It's also $800-$1000, which is why it's not on the "other cameras" page :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
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