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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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otto k: Thank you for taking time to check with them as you are big enough that they might actually reply, but this supposed email used *exactly the same text* as did this regarding laptops a year ago:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/laptop/samsung-exits-laptop-market-including-chromebooks-3573470/
"We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets," said a Samsung spokesperson.

Also, "our product is not good enough" was said by no company, ever.

Also, the source was not Andrew but someone else on forum who in the mean time received clarification that they are actually making new model so they are pulling old one (?) and now he's waiting for additional classification.

Head, meet hurt.

Thanks for finding that, otto. Unless that's a boilerplate response from Samsung I can't imagine that this is anything but a hoax.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: "there are also a decent selection of primes, ranging from 20mm to 85mm"

You missed the 10mm (fisheye) and the 16mm by Samsung and the 12mm by Samyang/Rokinon.

Thx!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 06:46 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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sdh: Does the camera's 3" screen show a 3" image in stills (3:2) or movie (16:9) mode? I hope Samsung didn't cheat the way Sony did with the NEX/Alpha cams, where you only get a 3" image in 16:9 mode, and the display is smaller in stills (3:2) mode.

It's full screen when taking stills.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 06:45 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (148 comments in total)
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NWT: "The Canon G5 X offers a microphone input for video recording", really? Check this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpUTjaSyc-g, clearly it does not offer any external microphone input. It is a shame the reviewer here has not done his/her homework by checking the facts, one have to question the professionalism.

Thanks for the catch.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 06:44 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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vatazhka: "This does mean that you'll fare better with a, say, Sony a5100 and 35mm F1.8 combo for blurry background portraits of your newborn than a similar NX500 and Samsung prime combo."

Did you bother to test NX500 with the 45mm F1.8 prime? It's blazing fast, way faster than the glorified 30mm F2.0.

We've just asked Samsung to send out a 45mm F1.8 and will report back if we see any major improvements.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 18:45 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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otto k: Ok, most of the things mentioned as cons were actually rectified by firmware 1.10 that has been available for a long time (better AF, deeper buffer with faster clearing, video standby mode, etc).

Our observations were made with firmware 1.11 so they should be accurate.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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alfredo_tomato: Doggoneit. I wanted Samsung to survive. I knew they had it in them to make excellent cameras, but it came too late.

Trying to find one in a big box store in the US was nearly impossible. Now that they have shuttered their operations, it's going to be a bit harder.

Oh, they're not dead.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (516 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Looks very compelling, and I've been hearing many good things about this camera. I have one major reservation though - am I correct to assume that you can't even mount an external EVF via the hotshoe?

No EVF support whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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VirtualMirage: Some of your specs appear to be wrong.

It isn't capable of 12fps, at least from what Sony has stated so far. Sony states it tops out at 8fps. Also you mention that it can be remote controlled via wire or by smartphone, yet none of the specs (nor the images of the camera) show it having WiFi or NFC. Lastly, the EVF I believe has a magnification of .88x, not 1.09x like the A77II.

There might be other inconsistencies, but these are the ones that caught my eye.

Thanks, will fix shortly. If anyone can find the x-sync speed, let us know.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (275 comments in total)
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paulnelson88: NX500 goes on sale all the time but around $599 :(

There is the nx3300, which is a tweaked version of the nx3000:

http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/SAMSUNGCAMERA/web/feature/nx3300.html

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 06:52 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Toshiba, like Hitachi, has always been a monster behind the scenes in electronics. That they could have gotten themselves into this situation is surprising.

Sure, layoffs are a possibly. But it's Japan. If this was a factory in the US, these folks would get the Carly Fire-rina treatment ASAP.

HGST's drives are still pretty darn reliable from my experiences. IIRC Hitachi bought IBM's HD division long ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
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Everlast66: "$165 million (¥20 million)"

$165 million is more like ¥20 BILLION I believe

Hey that's within the margin of error! But seriously, thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
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Matthew Miller: Description error — not Nano GI. Lenses which have the Nano GI coating generally say "NANO GI" on the lens, rather than "SUPER EBC". The pictures clearly show the latter. And the press release at Fujifilm has no such mention. Perhaps an error crept into an early release of the specifications.

It's one of the bullet points in the lens features part of the PR:

"Nano-GI coating reduces ghosting and flare"

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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TN Args: Page 4 of this article surely invites the question, "How many DPR staffers does it take to find a camera's mode dial?" :)

At least four!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: Can't DPR put this camera next to another one so we can compare the size? This camera claims to have the fastest AF in the world and I did see some advertisement with formula 1. So maybe the target is sports photography.

Good idea, we'll try to do this tomorrow before it goes back.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Either Leica hired a hobbit to pose with the camera or it is akwardly big for a mirrorless.

Those aren't my hands, but it is awkwardly big for a mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
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exapixel: Who's the target market for this expensive item?

Leica Q buyers?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: FYI, The text for slide 5 states the lens is a 14-45mm in two spots. Please correct.

Fixed, thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Might wanna edit this part:
"Control-wise the G9 X is much like its big brother, with the lens ring up front and a dial around the four-way controller on its rear."

everyone would want that, but canon chose not to put it in.

What are they thinking?

Yeah that's been fixed. I had G[insert number here] X fatigue at that point.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 06:22 UTC
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Mike FL: Per DPR "The G5 X uses the same 24-120mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens as the G7 X,".

Wrong copy and paste.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:20 UTC
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