Rachotilko

Rachotilko

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On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: I don't understand people complaining over the sensor size, when it's actually IQ that matters.

Of course, IQ depends on sensor size, but it is not the only parameter determinig it. There is the technological advancement thing, which many forget about.

This device beats Olympus XZ-1 in IQ, and yet XZ-1 was such a spectacular success. I don't see why XZ-10 should be priced any less than the XZ-1 was.

@marike6:

There are however very good reasons to believe the sensor will be significantly better on XZ-10 than on XZ-1.

About the lens: yes, I think the lens will perform the same.

The DOF control on sub-1" devices ? C'mon ! Maybe for close-ups.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 16:24 UTC
On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: I don't understand people complaining over the sensor size, when it's actually IQ that matters.

Of course, IQ depends on sensor size, but it is not the only parameter determinig it. There is the technological advancement thing, which many forget about.

This device beats Olympus XZ-1 in IQ, and yet XZ-1 was such a spectacular success. I don't see why XZ-10 should be priced any less than the XZ-1 was.

SX50 beating XZ-1 is no speculation, but the hard numbers. See DxOMark.

Regarding XZ-10: Yes, it's speculation, but given the current state of the technology and the market, the opposite outcome will be very unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: I don't understand people complaining over the sensor size, when it's actually IQ that matters.

Of course, IQ depends on sensor size, but it is not the only parameter determinig it. There is the technological advancement thing, which many forget about.

This device beats Olympus XZ-1 in IQ, and yet XZ-1 was such a spectacular success. I don't see why XZ-10 should be priced any less than the XZ-1 was.

Best 1/2.3" sensor of today (Canon SX50) beats XZ-1 hands down. There's no reason for XZ-10 to do any worse, when in fact both Canon and Olympus use Sony P&S sensors these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 16:11 UTC
On Olympus USA announces XZ-10 enthusiast compact article (45 comments in total)

I don't understand people complaining over the sensor size, when it's actually IQ that matters.

Of course, IQ depends on sensor size, but it is not the only parameter determinig it. There is the technological advancement thing, which many forget about.

This device beats Olympus XZ-1 in IQ, and yet XZ-1 was such a spectacular success. I don't see why XZ-10 should be priced any less than the XZ-1 was.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 12th comment | 10 replies
On Casio Europe releases 20.1 MP Exilim EX-ZS30 camera article (56 comments in total)

This market segment does not deserve to survive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 08:54 UTC as 11th comment
On Casio Europe releases 20.1 MP Exilim EX-ZS30 camera article (56 comments in total)
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Macx: More megapixels does not equal less resolution guys and girls. You HAVE to compare the final output. Looking at it on a pixel-per-pixel basis is meaningless in a photography context.

Now, I agree that 20 megapixels behind a comparatively tiny lens aperture sounds like trouble, and it obviously isn't marketed for enthusiasts, but maybe Casio uses the extra data-points for some clever automatic noise reduction and sharpening which is appreciated by the snapshooters this is marketed for.

Or maybe they just want to distinguish it from other P&S in its price range.

Hey, but what about diffraction ? Such a tiny pixels are more sensitive to the effects of diffraction. You can combat the resulting loss of sharpness by using larger apertures, but this thing has also tiny aperture: f/3.5-f-6.5.

BTW, this thing has CCD sensor. It's very well known that CCDs are particularly badly affected by high pixel density.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 08:03 UTC
On Casio Europe releases 20.1 MP Exilim EX-ZS30 camera article (56 comments in total)
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K_Photo_Teach: The Nokia 808 Pureview showed that high megapixel counts on small sensors can work.

Nokia 808 Pureview had 1/1.2" sensor => three times the area of 1/2.3"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 07:47 UTC
On Bubble in the Use of complimentary Colours challenge (2 comments in total)

It's hard to do simple things, but you've managed it !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 14:30 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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ilya82: Got mine yestersday. The first thing I can say -for me this camera is a reincarnation of the legendary 5D :) Pictures has the same charm as 5D had.
Very happy!

After reading your comment I've got a bit curious and went through DPR sample gallery of 5D. While the samples were certainly great visually, I am astonished how much shadow noise was present in higher ISO images in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 16:08 UTC

I like to first picture, really. The bright friendly lens actually smiles at me, inviting me to take photos through it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 14:19 UTC as 9th comment
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

Yes I know it's not cheap&easy. But the lack of XZ10-like devices is strikingly disproportionate to the diarrhea of f/3.5-f/6.5 "cameras".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 11:56 UTC
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magneto shot: hmm set aperture to 1.8 , shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away...no blurring of background, no bokeh....set aperture to 2.7, shoot picture of portrait standing 5 meters away, no blurring of bg, no bokeh

whats the point of small sensor again?

The adjectives "bright&fast" have to do primarily with light throughput and - implied - fast shutter speed. The bokeh and background blur are nothing more then a (pleasant) byproduct.

BTW, there is much more to photography than the "bokeh" eyecandy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
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Rachotilko: I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

I should have been more specific: I meant the 'sub-1/2" sensored, pocketable in the strict sense of the word' category.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 13:08 UTC

I want this ! This device utilizes the advantages of small sensor digicam in the best possible way.

It makes one wonder why devices like this one have been so rare ? Why the myriads of f/3.1-f/6 point&shoots and none of f/1.8-f/2.7 ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:07 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
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brianj: Interesting, it has the same size and type of sensor at the canon SX260HS, yet has not got as wide angle nor anywhere near as much zoom. Ah, I see, its called enthusiast because it sports a f1.8 aperture lens.

I wondered what the name 'enthusiast' meant!

@R. Butler:

pity I can't assign more than one "like" to your reply ! I really wonder why is it so tough for many to grasp the benefit of low ISOs enabled by fast lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:58 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)

To balance the negative comments: I have bought G3 recently and enjoying it tremendously. I especially like the great viewfinder and AF speed.

Thank you, Panasonic !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:31 UTC as 24th comment
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Proof you don't need to make a compromise on sensor size in order to have a reasonable sized package. (re: page 3 vs. gx1) Makes you wonder why they came out with MFT in the first place.

Size of the lenses maybe ?

http://camerasize.com/compact/#183.347,375.90,ha,t

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 07:33 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada article (242 comments in total)
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dpfan32: Funny no one is discussing the XZ-10 :)
IMHO they took a too small sensor.
To provide better quality than an iPhone 5 they need something like 1/1.7" or bigger. 1/2.3" can't shoot significant better photos than a good smartphone camera (not to mention the 808 PureView)

Unfortunatelly I haven't seen iPhone5 shots, but here's iPhone4S:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/IPHONE4S/FULLRES/IPHONE4SINBFL.HTM

And here's how a good 1/2.3 sensor crushes it:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/FZ150/FULLRES/FZ150INBI0200.HTM

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:30 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (489 comments in total)
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dpLarry: The future is 2/3".

I'd say the future is anywhere in the range from 2/3 to 4/3.

The next logical step is FF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (489 comments in total)

Really surprised by the answers given by Mr. Maeda.

Especially given the popularity of their own G15, Olympus OM-D, Fuji X10 and Sony RX100. Even the Nikon 1 is doing quite much better than EOS M.

OTOH, it is exactly 1/2.3 that is about to die, in my opinion. It's only saving grace (compared to smartphones) is telephoto. I don't think that suffices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:53 UTC as 124th comment | 1 reply
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