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Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic GF1
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On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: I would like to see someone, ideally Olympus, launch a tough compact that shoots RAW files. How hard can it be?

Nikon 1 AW1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:03 UTC

I guess HD means 4K video?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (347 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.

Problem with the RX100 is that you only get f1.8 at the wide end. Also I find the image stabilization to not be as effective as Panasonic's OIS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (347 comments in total)

Canada only gets the black one. I want the orange model. Please Panasonic...make it available here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:30 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Why are people saying it's $10 for life?

Read the FAQ: "When you purchase directly from Adobe, the cost of an annual membership will not go up during the first 12 months of your membership. It is possible that the cost of the month-to-month membership will increase, but if it does, you will be notified and given the opportunity to cancel."

Terms:"After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering."

Current price of the offering would mean if they upped the price to $25 a month, then that's the current price of the offering.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 03:12 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)

This might explain all these mysterious phone calls telling me I've won a cruise...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 84th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For experts, this is probably a silly question. But for me it is an important question.

If comparing the image quality (including colors, contrast and dynamic range)
- of the Olympus Stylus 1 and
- of of my NIKON D5000 (or of a D5300) with my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200 mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR II Lense
will there be big differences? I ask the question because the Olympus Stylus 1 is substantially lighter than the combination of my Nikon Camera and my lense ... at my age, this makes a difference.

Notice, that I nearly never print my photos - just displaying them on my PC Monitor and on the TV Monitor.

Depends if you like to shoot a lot of low light photos. For that the Nikon will beat the Stylus 1. If you shoot mostly daylight, the difference would not be that big.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
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tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?

>what does cropping mean, other than cropping off light?

Yes. But the lens is being used on a crop sensor...not a FF sensor. So if a m43 camera with a f1.4 lens and a FF camera with a f1.4 lens were point at the same subject the sensors in each camera would see the level of brightness on the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:56 UTC
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tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?

Does crop factor really affect light gathering? I mean I can see it affect DoF and obviously FoV, but light gathering? I'd think that if you put a light meter behind the PL 25mm f1.4 and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 pointed at the same light source, you'd get the same reading.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Kwick1: I honestly don't get it - why make a new camera that's almost as big as a DSLR, and then put SLOW, expensive lenses in front of it? The weakness of the NEX line has always been the lenses, and it would appear that this continues with the FE line. Why would anyone buy this when you could get much faster lenses, with great quality, for half the price?

The A7 is smaller than the E-M1 and is nearly the same size as the E-M5. That's pretty amazing considering it houses a FF sensor. I agree the lenses are expensive though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:02 UTC
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babalu: Samsung has just outwitted this gadget with their latest "Galaxy Gear" smartwatch .

They squeezed a 18MP 10X optical zoom camera into a watch?! This I gotta see!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:21 UTC

Whether these cameras will be come successful remains to be seen. There are cameras out there that have wifi and NFC and have iOS/Android apps for them. Most notably, the Canon Powershot N, which is pretty small. I'm afraid that these lens cameras would most likely be used by...."creepy" people to take photos of other people without them noticing since it doesn't look like a camera. Other uses I can think inspectors, law enforcement, house inspectors because the lens is small enough to get into really cramped places. Someone will need to come out with a stick mount or a flexible goose neck type mount for it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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marcel smit: Totally waste of time and money if you ask me imho.
For that money en size you better spent your money on a decent compact camera.

How many compact cameras have the ability to post photos to social websites via cellular network?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 18:07 UTC

Canon = Toyota. Stick with safe boring albeit reliable products.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples article (148 comments in total)

I'm impressed wit the high ISO shots. Panasonic wasn't kidding about the improvements to their sensor. If Olympus wasn't coming out with something next month, I'd jump on the GX7. But I'll be patient and wait. If the cost really is 1500 Euro for the new OM-D, the GX7 will be my choice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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backayonder: Photographers are very quick to snap

Are not!!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 preview (50 comments in total)

The IQ seems to be worse than the TX10 in the comparison tool. The higher the ISO, the worse it gets.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 20:27 UTC as 36th comment

This should sell quite well for Panasonic. The average consumer will be wowed by the 60X zoom, the $399 price and the convenience of not having to change lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 01:07 UTC as 115th comment
On Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 article (281 comments in total)

To those sticking with LR4, what will happen when Adobe releases updates to LR5 that enable it to handle RAW files from new cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 13:18 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Prices of m4/3 are now twice of DSLRs such as Nikon D3100, 5100 and three times high performance compacts such as the LX7. Then their lenses are also $ 1,000 easy.

You're comparing the price of a flagship model to the base models of another manufacturer?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 08:00 UTC
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