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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (492 comments in total)
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ttbek: Why is the Canon PowerShot G1 X II not on the graph? Is it because it would make the Sony look bad (even just a little bit, lol)? Honestly the Sony reviews on here tend to go into fanboy mode -_-. It makes no sense not to have the Canon PowerShot G1 X II on the graph considering that the review has it in the chart just above (but also fails to make note of it in the text, and why isn't the original G1 X in the chart... since it's in the graph). It's a tradeoff of course, less range, but I think it's worth both mentioning in the text (the good and bad of the comparison) and having it plotted on the graph.

We need to have a camera in-hand in order to gather the data to put the G1X II on the chart. Canon was unable to send us a camera and unwilling to report the data from one of theirs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (492 comments in total)
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The Squire: Is the RX10 using the RX100 or RX100II sensor? I ask because the high-ISO noise looks like the 'old' RX100. Almost exactly. While the RX100II looks about 2/3-stop faster than both the RX10 and RX100.

It uses the RX100M2 sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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samfan: DPR guys, seriously, please. First impression is the exact opposite of a review. Stop calling it that. Don't hunt for clicks this way.

At full resolution it's 6 fps. We initially heard 22 fps but that's incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Franka T.L.: well, another mount ... I wonder if Samsung would have an adapter for their larger NX mount lens to be mounted for this NX-M mount If they do not screw up on thier marketing and deliver, it can be an interesting and very viable entry, Ok let's consider, we have for the NX mount already the 16, 20, 30 pancake, and the 60 macro as well as the rather nice 45mm & 85/1.4 .. I would discount the zoom as quite clearly a zoom for this rather smaller coverage ( the sensor ) really would benefit better with a dedicated lens specific to that sensor coverage.

Between the Nikon 1 and this NX-M they represent some really forward thinking though it remain to be seen if they can pull it off

There will be an adapter to use NX lenses. The price $100-something.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 06:03 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "The V3 has a large advantage over its predecessor, not only having more contrast detect areas (171 vs. 135), but more phase detect points as well (171 vs. 73)."

Their press-release says that only center 105 areas support phase detection, not all 171.

Good catch, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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uRebel Rob: What do the dials do, if they don't control Exp Comp? They can't be reconfigured?

On the Gx7, the default settings have both dials adjusting A/SS in A and S modes, respectively. This doesn't make sense to me. It was one of the first changes I made, and now the front dial does Exp Comp. Could the V3 be like this, have a wierd default setting that can be changed?

They control shutter speed and aperture only. From what we've seen, there's no way to redefine their function.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: Too small sensor, Nikon has to go DX on same concept

For $1200 they *do* throw in the EVF and the grip.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
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beavertown: Guess how much for EVF?

$320 USD?

Anyone?

At this point I don't think you can buy it separately in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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IndianCanuck: The review mentions kit lens as 25-85, should it not be corrected to 24-85? Plain ignorance or typo??? ;)

Where did you see this typo exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 01:25 UTC
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R article (120 comments in total)
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Arn: I thought the time-lapse mode is a $10 downloadable add-in and not a camera feature that can updated by firmware.

It is a downloadable app. Maybe they made some changes on the camera to allow for the improvements in exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 22:08 UTC
On Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R article (120 comments in total)
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HobbiesAreFun: 70-200mm f/4 FE, perhaps?

Yep, that one. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
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David Mifsud: Looks like it's only available in the U.S.
I'm in Europe, any ideas?

just added the european link to the news story (see above).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
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medicus: Very sad, that Nikon only reacts after law suit and US only. I have to admit, that the shutter of my D600 has been replaced as well. But I had to send the cam twice putting a lot of pressure on the NSP. I am living in Europe, so I was depending on good will from them.

Pretty sure this is a global announcement.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Aaron801: I know this is a really ignorant question, but I know nothing about this class of cameras... I'm wondering why a camera so bulky and so expensive is only 16mp?

Not a misprint - the D4 and D4s have a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:59 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Retzius: Does it come in red and grey?

Plum.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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PaulDavis: How come there are no actual impressions of the camera in this review? Usually these first impression reviews have some first impressions. Like, how does the viewfinder actually perform or does the focusing seem to be an improvement? Most of these first impressions give some glimpse to these types of questions. This review seems more like a regurgitation of the cameras features with no additional insight...

There are first impressions on the last page of the article.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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parallaxproblem: A confusing review:

- Is the body all metal as stated in the specs and in the 'body and design' section? This would be a big advance over the NEX-6 which has a metal top-plate but in which the rest of the body is plastic

- There is one more button on the back of the body and the position and function of the buttons seems to have changed in comparison with the NEX-6, why is this not mentioned and explained?

- What exactly is the difference in user experience over using the new, lower-res EVF over the older one?

- Why was no quick testing of the AF performed as this is supposed to be the area that has changed most!

Quote "While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale". Would you rather it took a 'faux-DSLR' style like some other mirrorless cameras? The problem is that earlier in the review you say "It's by no means the smallest mirrorless camera on the market, but it still travels well in a small camera case" which would no longer be the case if it received a 'hump'!

Thank you Revenant for hitting the nail on the head.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
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micksh6: "World’s First Camera with 63x zoom". Maybe first with 63x, but we already have seen 65x zoom (Kodak AZ651)

doh!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Closest focusing distance = ?

In Auto mode, is ISO allowed to surpass 1600?

And how much will that excrescence of an EVF set me back?

I have the G1 X and I was in hopes that the first two points I raised might have been addressed, or redressed. Instead, it's off with his viewfinder!

^^^ what he said

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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TrojMacReady: Correction regarding battery life: in the table you compared 2 different measurements for battery life between the NEX 6 and A6000. The quoted 360 shots for the NEX 6 is using the LCD (270 for the EVF) and the 360 for the A6000 is when using the EVF (430 for the LCD). Which would suggest battery life has been improved by 19% (LCD) or 33% (EVF) respectively, compared to the NEX 6.

good catch - the initial spec sheet we were given had the incorrect number. I will fix the article.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
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