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Down-specify. In the early days, the LZ cameras were great value for money. Now, it is a budget line.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 7th comment
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BarnET: F7.0 at the long end.

That's is the slowest maximum aperture i've ever seen.
combine that with an 1/2.3 inch 16mp sensor.
so all images are softened by diffraction and noise is an serious problem
review done no need for anymore attention.

Asking $249 for this is a plain joke. You can get an S110 XF-1 and other great compacts for that money

These models that can use the CDHK are quite good in their way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:14 UTC

The Canon 3XX cameras with the HS sensor and 24mm widest angle are quite good cameras for price. Easy to carry and really nice when a model can run CHDK. I use the simple but useful Raw, SuperFine JPEG and histogram. Wish Canon would work on battery life. Usually don't say that, as I carry spares, but battery life is a weak link on this series of cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 5th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Once again, Samsung has made a mutant Sony that in many ways is nicer. Basically, this is a Sony A3000++. Ok, the sensor probably isn't quite as good (although DxOMark shows Samsung isn't far behind the A3000), but Samsung actually makes pretty much everything in their cameras, and they're getting better at everything. They've got a long way to go to match an A7R, but I'll keep watching them....

Honestly, the only thing that's kept me from buying a Samsung camera is the slightly long flange distance and relatively poor availability of legacy lens adapters (e.g., no Lens Turbo) for NX. Then again, I own a Galaxy S3, so I guess I actually do own two Samsung cameras.... ;-)

Samsung are the innovators here. Only Panasonic also has been offering what everyone said they wanted-SLR form, compact like a Nikon FM, etc. The ergonomics and photographic interface on these cameras are superb.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Honest question to DPReview stuff: Why did you change the wording "Preview" for "Fisrt Impressions Review"?

They're essentialy the same thing, but this new term may cause confusion to a lot of people who reads the word "review" and expects the full thing.

Allows item to be included in GearShop.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 17:13 UTC

A+ Traditional, superbly ergonomic format; 20MP sensor; better AF, EVF, communications, etc. This is what a modern digital "SLR-like" camera should be.
A WINNER.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 31st comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (415 comments in total)

Absurd what these lenses cost. Where are the cost-efficiencies of modern design and manufacturing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 18:50 UTC as 163rd comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX300 real-world and test scene samples article (93 comments in total)
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b craw: Many of the criticisms are correct, particularly slow buffering. But, with the 18-55mm kit lens I have been very impressed with its performance and image quality photographing sculptural objects in studio (I don't do commercial portraiture, etc.). The articulating fairly large AMOLED screen is excellent in this context. Focus peaking - excellent. Of course, none of this is revolutionary but the full package is serving me very well as a professional. In other contexts, site-work in particular, it has also been quite capable (an EVF option would be nice, but I haven't found its absence not to be too much of a hinderance). I also find the iFn button on the lens really useful.

Listen, if your photographic cachet is impressing people with your gear, then this camera is probably not for you, although its build is decent and aesthetics are nice. I'm not about the pedigree of the camera I shoot with as long as it meets my needs - and this does, particularly in the very controlled circumstances in which I mostly work. I assure you very few will find much technical fault in the images I'm creating at present. And, admittedly, that would be the case were I to be shooting with most any mid-range mirrorless, particularly given some very good releases this year. I think a great many on this site might want to remind themselves that your work is not the gear you use; the gear you use is in service of the work. So, that this camera allows for a good mix of intuitive and more calculated control, which is a strength, allows me a good deal of space to conceptualize and work with the ebb and flow of artistic process.

The Samsung interface and ergonomics are superb.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 05:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (707 comments in total)

What a better value/approach if one is buying an older model: Say, get the 50D or a more recent but not latest in the Rebel Series, say T4i. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 04:11 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

The camera is almost a parody of what I believe it was intended to be. enough buttons, dials, switches to sink a battleship.

Like it or loathe it, at least the Pentax K-01 attempted to simplify the external interface.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 248th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

It's not elegant like the retro cameras we remember fondly. Take a look at a Pentax K1000, Minolta X-11 or XE-7, Contax 139, Nikkormat FTN, etc. Far too many bells, whistles, knows, buttons, etc. Can't anyone simplify the DSLR experience. That would be welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 23:09 UTC as 386th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (361 comments in total)

How do the CONS justify GOLD. They seem pretty substantial stuff. Banding in artificial light, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:07 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (361 comments in total)

$450.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 89th comment

Need a different shell, nothing overwhelmingly about the Nikon 1 design. I still like the sensor mated to lens idea-it works well for some of the best cameras in existence, including the Sigma DP series.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:25 UTC as 52nd comment
On New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5S post (37 comments in total)

Interesting how the compact camera is being re-invented. But I already have a phone and don't want my talking device encumbered with add-ons. Produce a modular camera with connectivity that can take all these add-ons. Nikon? Canon? Sony and Samsung could do it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:49 UTC as 13th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

One of the appeals of the EOS-M is the relative simplicity of the interface; same with Pentax K-01. This is what I would like to see more of, rather than a camera (read most any DSLR) being like the control panel of the space shuttle. Nikon Df seems to have dozens of buttons, dials, indicators, etc.-not appealing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Since this camera won't be available in US and EC, perhaps it would be best to move "EOS M Forum" to DCWatch or canonjp. website.

Joking aside, the replacement for current model looks underwhelming in terms of improvements. Still, I cannot see better Canon small form cam/system as an companion to the Canon DSLR. As a stand alone system however, it cannot be highly recommended over other choices present on the market. Hopefully, nex(t) time around...

Compare Samsung. NX cameras have limitations, but Samsung didn't hold back technology, putting new 20MP sensor and WifFi into all the next generation bodies.

This is a refresh, holding action in lieu of canceling or abandoning the model line.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:28 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Not impressive and not in the US market. Enough said.

It's basically a holding action, especially as no new lenses have been announced so far. Does keep the existing, fine ones in production, which I think is a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:09 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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Howard: Wow, an M2 that is essentially the same as the M, which did not sell very well anyhow, the question is: why bother?

Keeps the model alive, keeps the lenses in production and provides Canon with options going forward. Trial separation versus divorce. The hardware advances are welcome, but would have liked to have seen interface improvements (of which many are needed) and at least one new lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (94 comments in total)

Best list of the bunch. This one makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 04:26 UTC as 31st comment
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