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On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (164 comments in total)

That kit lens goes for about $50 on eBay. This should cost no more than $450. It's the entry level model. Design and engineering for OVF, moving mirror, meter off the whatever has been amortized years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (231 comments in total)

Entry-level body, no lens, should be less than $400, if that. But that OVF and moving mirror are expensive-even though 50 years+ in the making. However, the compact system cameras are priced even higher, if anything. I'll stick to my Olympus C-3040-with the latest and greatest integrated spot metering.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 9th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (231 comments in total)

The body alone should be no more than $300.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 18th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (40 comments in total)

Awful pricey for "entry level." And a 24mm equivalent lens for $800. $200 is enough for any of these smaller primes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 6th comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (41 comments in total)
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Gesture: Did the author distinguish that Sony and Pentax put some image stabilization capabilities into the body.

Yup.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (164 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: I like the Sv and TAv modes, why can't Canon, Nikon and Sony have these modes as well?
K-S1 is so flashy it will be difficult to use it for street photography where we take pictures of people without their consent... at night they'll see the LEDs. However, I find it difficult to use a DSLR at night as I can't see the buttons, so these LEDs might help...

I believe the airport landing lights can be turned off.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 02:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (231 comments in total)
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Alex Sarbu: "The K-S1's closest competitors are the Canon SL1 (EOS 100D) and Nikon D3300, both of which have lower MSRPs (not to mention street prices) and are equally capable."
"Equally capable"? Even the viewfinders, or the AA-less viewfinder (with AA filter simulator)?
Street prices shouldn't even be mentioned when talking about a newly announced camera's MSRP.

Even if it just cosmetics—but given the image stabilization and better viewfinders than the competition it's more than that—good to see Ricoh Pentax have a little fun. What they need next is more affordable lenses or a line of more affordable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 00:55 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (231 comments in total)

Good quick review, Jeff. I think there are lessons for Canon and Nikon, as Pentax hasn't cheapened the OVF of its entry-level. Isn't that why people should choose a DSLR-for the Optical View Finder. Will be interesting to see if viewfinder shows focus point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (231 comments in total)

Neat. Pentax Ricoh needed to build the DLSR line out (have more than one extant model) and that is what they are doing. BRAVO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 109th comment
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)

I'm sure it's more substantial in the hand, but in some of these photos, it looks like a LOMO camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 3rd comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (41 comments in total)

Did the author distinguish that Sony and Pentax put some image stabilization capabilities into the body.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)

If this camera were reviewed, I'm expecting a 71. Download a Samsung NX100 Userr's Manual and you'll get an idea how photo-centric Samsung is. One of the best teaching User's Manual I've seen in this industry.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (247 comments in total)
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jameshamm: No matter how short the time interval might be between these multiple shots, this approach will not be suitable for fast moving subjects.

Never say never. But would be interesting to try concept for other still image cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (247 comments in total)
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Brian Alpert: i wonder how many terabytes of RAM you'll need to process these 200 mp images in lightroom.

Yup. I remember when 20 MB was an external hard drive. Now, thumb drives are 32 GB!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (247 comments in total)

Great and interesting news. Better than rebadging Sony cameras. Based on how cameras now combine hand-held multiple exposure images (HDR mode) in-camera, could this concept make its way into other cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (269 comments in total)

In the grand scheme of things, when I see what Olympus wants for top M43 cameras, Fuji for its top APS-C cameras and Nikon for the V3, the A7S seems almost a bargain.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 20th comment
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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brownie314: I like what Samsung is doing with their cameras. However - I have seen lots of samples from Samsung cameras and the default processing, especially of skin tones, always seems to bluish and not attractive. I know different cameras have their "look", but to my eyes, Samsung does not have a good look SOOC.

Hard to say. But even the AWB can be tweaked. These really are cameras for thoughtful photographers, And the lower end models have the full complement of functions, just less capable processing engines, focus type.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (550 comments in total)

$548, include the lens. We got rid of the mirror box, pentaprism, etc. When are the savings going to be passed on to consumers?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 26th comment | 12 replies
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stratplaya: I have the Canon Pixma MG6220. Love the ouput (includes a gray ink cartridge) but it is an ink hog.

Same here. Except not sure about ink hog.

The older model is actually better as Canon has eliminated the second top paper feed for photo paper. Still, at the prices listed, either of the three are outstanding values.

I use 3rd party cartridges that work great and there are plenty of do-it-yourself refill solutions.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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peevee1: and nobody still cared...

They are excellent cameras with great ergonomics and user interface. The 20 MP sensor that Samsung is using has excellent resolution. The kit lenses are excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
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