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topstuff: Nice glass.

Im hoping for future Oly cameras to have the improvements in AF needed to do it justice. They aren't really up to shooting fast moving stuff at the moment IMO. Im sure it will improve.

Didn't say it couldn't, but this seems like where the sensors are being developed/refined. Micro four-thirds has only had 2 sensors and Olympus and Panasonic have issued a rich line of models at several price different levels—and Panasonic has been more adventuresome in platforms size, features and video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (285 comments in total)
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jagge: Canon just cant be innovative even when they try. Compare this to the LX100 and its wealth of innovation.

Its just a quite boring, very standard, digicam. Like any sony 4-5 years ago. Its incredible that canon can run a busyness just on the idea that they are market leaders, i guess its subsidised by a world of soccer moms and dads.

I read about a lot of Lens Error on Amazon reviews. But you are right. I enjoy certain Canon P&S because you can work with CDHK; it's like a hobby.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:41 UTC

Fascinating. Camera makers have literally had to "come to the phone."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

We might even see premium pricing on this, if retailers can do that. Of all the announcements so far, this and the Samsung NX1 are the most compelling for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 9th comment
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Kirppu: I'm just wondering how will that complex design (all five groups can move, either together or independently) that has made this lens possible will stand the test of time. Will it last to the end of the warranty period or will it really be enough durable to last more than a year?

I'll buy the Leica version then with the Passport warranty. Important issue.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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peevee1: G1X II and brand-new G7X just got owned!
Canon, that is how you spec cameras in 2014!

Yup.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:49 UTC

Nice video specs. I think this can be a winner for thoughtful, "wish I could afford a Leica" photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 10th comment
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topstuff: Nice glass.

Im hoping for future Oly cameras to have the improvements in AF needed to do it justice. They aren't really up to shooting fast moving stuff at the moment IMO. Im sure it will improve.

This is where I expect "Pro" micro four-thirds to evolve. I guess the sensor could increase to 20 MP, seeing as there are 20 MP 1" sensors, but the real development should likely in focusing-placement and ability of on-sensor focusing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (143 comments in total)

Is the micro four-thirds sensor expected to be upgraded or is 16b MP likely its limit?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (739 comments in total)
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zoranT: Please explain the reasoning behind wanting to buy this, provided that 'pocketability' is not the main criterium (which it isn't, as mentioned in the review). Why wouldn t you go for Fujis or Sony NEXes mirrorless etc. that also are not pocketable? Certainly bigger lenses etc., but remember, pocketability is not the criterium. Yet, much bigger sensors and thus better IQ. I simply fail to understand why someone wouldn t prefer bigger sensors including a comparable price range, when size is not the main sales point.

Besides the feature set and likely build quality, all-in-one solutions (fixed lens) have appeal. Glad to see the Leica name on the lens, also. Leica should applaud its partnership with Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (739 comments in total)
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KameraFever: I also wish this had a mic input. Still, great camera.

Funny. Relatively low-end Olympus compact have a wonderful feature. Not just stop compensation on the flash but you can go 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 power. Amazing feature-just 1/64th power on an outdoors shot can do a wonderful, subtle boost for an image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (739 comments in total)

Compelling offering. I hope image quality is there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:23 UTC as 125th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)
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EthanP99: $2799 for a kit...

You can buy the Sony A77 II kit for $1000 less

Nice pricing, Samsung

Good points. I think the Sony aficionados are using Zeiss glass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)
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Gesture: Surprise, surprise. Samsung has superior ergonomics.

Good. Anyone who says Samsung and Pentax are not designed for photographers hasn't used one of the cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (285 comments in total)

Would like to see optional frame rates like the Canon EOS-M. And stick a hot shoe on there if there isn't one.

How can this lens do what others don't per graph-I guess lots of lens corrections in processing?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (285 comments in total)

My challenge to the camera industry—issue a camera without "X" in the name!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:00 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)

Surprise, surprise. Samsung has superior ergonomics.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)

Where's Barney or Richard or Andy on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 68th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)
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WT21: I honestly don't think the ILC market is big enough for all the vendors who want to play here -- Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Ricoh/Pentax, Oly, Panny and now Samsung. (did I miss anyone??)

Out of those, my gut tells me it'd be Ricoh/Pentax and Oly and Panny that are the weakest, all of which would be a far bigger loss to the gear/hobby/profession than if Samsung bowed out. But Samsung has deep enough pockets to tilt at windmills and any market share they take from the others (except maybe Canon, lol) is, IMO, a shame.

Have you used the NX cameras? Download the NX100 manual and you will find a much more photography-oriented and progressive OEM than many another.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:08 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (390 comments in total)

Memo to DPReview staff. Acquire a few NX cameras and use them for extended period of time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:05 UTC as 69th comment
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