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On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (24 comments in total)

It's not a true interview - more of some of an advertisement speech from a non-executive Fuji worker. There isn't much interesting in the video we Fuji enthusiasts don't already know, regrettably.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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onlooker: NX1 looks really nice, but is nearly the size of an FF DSLR and a price not that far off. With relatively little name recognition in the camera world, it might be a hard sell.

"Fuji can geotag photos over Wi-Fi, X-A1 is actually pretty decent (and I presume new Fujis have this feature as well). "

It can - but not as well as Pana / Sony as it always requires manual intervention when you change location and want the changes to be seen in the new image position data. See DPR's dedicated (negative) remarks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
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nir-vana: A journalist should ask the tough questions and not just let Canon representative make an online advertisement. The man talks extensively about video but the changes are minor, late and not substantial. No articulated screen, no 4K, low end 4:2:0, no focus peaking, no advanced codec, no WiFi, no touch focus, no word about full sensor readout or line skipping. All of that make it inferior to the latest MILCs of Panasonic, Sony and other mirrorless brands, or even to Panasonic latest compacts.
It seems like Canon still believe that their only rival is Nikon.

"instantaneous photos of something moving, that's where the traditional DSLRs are still miles ahead of mirrorless."

Of course I know most MILC's suck WRT focussing speed compared to the best DSLR's. However, at least Pana's latest AF tech is more than promising.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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onlooker: NX1 looks really nice, but is nearly the size of an FF DSLR and a price not that far off. With relatively little name recognition in the camera world, it might be a hard sell.

"Sony and Pana don't have bluetooth, except for Sony cell phone modules."

Yup, the OP did mean Wi-Fi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
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nir-vana: A journalist should ask the tough questions and not just let Canon representative make an online advertisement. The man talks extensively about video but the changes are minor, late and not substantial. No articulated screen, no 4K, low end 4:2:0, no focus peaking, no advanced codec, no WiFi, no touch focus, no word about full sensor readout or line skipping. All of that make it inferior to the latest MILCs of Panasonic, Sony and other mirrorless brands, or even to Panasonic latest compacts.
It seems like Canon still believe that their only rival is Nikon.

"this "outdated" piece of junk will sell far beyond better than samcrap. just like the 7D did.."

This doesn't mean the NX1 is inferior.

- Brand loyalness
- huge amount of Canon glass
- being snobs (Canikon-only)
- want to look "professional" (in the NX1 thread, someone even stated shooting, say, a wedding with a Samsung would immediately result in being fired - THAT stupid some employers are!)
- living in the past

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:45 UTC
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racketman: Newer better sensor than the 70D he said.

Show me ANY announcement from ANY manufacturer that don't state the same. Even when it is the same old one - see for example the nomerous Pana announcements mentioning "improved sensor" back in the days of their cr@ppy 12 Mpixel sensor...

That is, statements like this must be taken with a huge pile of salt.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
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Chaitanya S: Finally a multi-aspect sensor from Panasonic. good looking camera.

"After all we are talking about 13MP vs 16MP. We are also talking about going to the edge of the image circle where IQ falls off sharply unless the image circle is larger anyway thus negating that "feature"."

Currently, we don't really know the IQ of the lens in the (extreme) corners. it may behave much better than we think. Let me point out again that the multi-aspect sensor of the Nokia 808, when hacked to make use of all the pixels using a nonstandard aspect ratio and extreme corners where vignetting is already easy to see, still have excellent sharpness.

The LX100 lens may be similarly sharp (at least when stopped down).

And, again, there is sizable difference between 13 and 16 Mpixels (just like with 34/38 vs. 41 Mpixels WRT the Nokia 808.)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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audijam: for a good 5 seconds i thought this NX1 has EF mount. good job on copying Canon's lens.....

" if i do bring a samsung to shoot a paid project - i will be fired on the spot."

Assuming that the new lens is as good optically as the best Samsung lens released so far, your being fired for using Samsung would only show how clueless your employers are.

Assuming you'd use the NX1 + new lens, obviously, and not the NX1000 with a toy lens ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: O I came in here thinking/hoping this was the SamYANG stand.

All recent Samyang / Rokinon / Walimex (/ any other name in other countries?) announcements have been widely covered by DPR in the last weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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onlooker: NX1 looks really nice, but is nearly the size of an FF DSLR and a price not that far off. With relatively little name recognition in the camera world, it might be a hard sell.

"sounds like it can geotag using info from your phone over Bluetooth"

So can Sony and Pana cameras and prolly some others too - the only exceptions being, regrettably, Fuji cameras with their abysmal WiFi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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onlooker: NX1 looks really nice, but is nearly the size of an FF DSLR and a price not that far off. With relatively little name recognition in the camera world, it might be a hard sell.

"Worst case I see, Samsung might sell some sensors to other OEM camera makers."

That'd be great. Imagine a new Fuji X system camera with the new 28 Mpixel sensor - assuming the latter is indeed at least as good as Sony's 24 Mpixel one in every respect (noise, DR etc.). It'd be a KILLER!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (77 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Can't see the video yet, but given the specs I expect the Photokina model is tethered to the power cord, or they are swapping out batteries every half hour?

Working here just great.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
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Blackdog68: Wow, the 800 pound gorilla in the electronics field has spoken and every other camera company should be nervous. This camera checks lots of boxes: 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync, more phase detect sensors than the competition, 15FPS. It's an impressive spec sheet. Actual performance from this back sided APS-C sensor is yet to be seen, and the AF as well is untested, but if I'm Nikon or Canon and I've been waiting to really get into the mirrorless market, you may have waited too long.

"That doesn't change the fact they have not many lenses."

I prefer a consistent lens lineup if it consists of (mostly) excellent-quality lens, even if there are only few of them. This is why I went for the Fuji X system.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
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Xoden: Looks very nice both in specs and design.

2600 mAh is too small. Given the combined appetite of both the hi-end Android smartphone and 1-inch camera the battery life must be terrible. They should have made the non-camera part thicker, with 4000 mAh.
And some kind of lens cover.

"2600 mAh is too small. Given the combined appetite of both the hi-end Android smartphone and 1-inch camera the battery life must be terrible. They should have made the non-camera part thicker, with 4000 mAh."

1. It's barely a high-end Android phone - it "only" has a Full HD screen (of course, that's more than sufficient at 4.7") and a Snapdragon 801 CPU; that is, not a QHD (1440 x 2560) screen / 805 with significantly higher power requirements.

2, bigger sensors don't automatically mean bigger battery drain, particularly when not shooting video and/or on devices without an OIS. For example, the Nokia 808, the sensor of which is only a bit times smaller (1" vs. 1/1.2") has no power problems, not even when excessively shooting stills. And it only has a 1500 mAh battery.

Of course, Nokia has always put a LOT of emphasis on producing truly power-saving tech. That's one reason of the stellar battery life of the 808.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
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Peiasdf: Too camera like. If I am using a smartphone I don't want it to look like a camera. What's the point of having those chrome and lens ring anyway? It is a fixed focal lens with a small lens.

Better to get an iPhone + RX100 / G7X. Mix and match depending on where you are going and both retain their value better than this.

"All in all the packaging job on the 808 is still more impressive than this."

Exactly. At this thickness, I'd assume it has the necessary volume for

- capacitor(s) for the Xenon flash (the 808 has it in a MUCH smaller phone)
- OIS
- a more powerful chipset to allow for 4K30 video recording.

I'm really sorry Pana didn't really create a successor to the Nokia 808.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji has the only successful APSc fixed-lens compact on the market. Others from Nikon, Sigma, Ricoh, etc... have flopped despite being good cameras.

I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch.

"I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch."

Surely not WRT low-light performance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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Stephen787: where is the info about the supertele? at least tell us the aperture and range. what is the secret. They have no competition at all.

Yup, 140-400 isn't bad and it, while being adequately bright at the long end (5.6) seems to be of manageable physical size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)

"And here's the other new one - the XF 56mm 1.8 R APD - Fujifilm's ultimate portrait lens."

Too bad it haven't really received stellar reviews - the bokeh isn't THAT creamy, after all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)

"XF 16-55mm F2.8 R WR"

So, this indeed won't have OIS and the lack of "OIS" wasn't just a typo on the timeline? Could you confirm with the Fuji staff?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 10th comment
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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xpanded: What is the logic of posting a stand report of Fujifilm before posting news of all the goodies Leica announced today?

Prolly because a lot more of us can afford Fuji tech than the luxury Leica stuff and, therefore, there's a lot more interest in Fuji news?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
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