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Just Ed: Have To agree about "photos" sucking even in comparison with iPhoto. Apple seems to be dumbing down a lot of OSX to be compatable with IOS.

IIf I wanted my iMac to be more like the iPad I would not have spent a couple of grand on it.

I wouldn't be surprised if the number of conventional "computer" models dwindles. I expect the Mac Mini to go and for there to be only 2 laptops, if that, an Air-Macbook and a Macbook Pro. All computers will have sealed battery, memory and hard drives I expect, only upgradeable at time of purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1224 comments in total)
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tinternaut: I've said before that the Koreans will either make a place for themselves in this business, or die trying. The NX1 is utmost impressive. Likewise, that Samsung did it all by themselves* is utmost impressive. Whether or not Samsung will succeed, in tne market place, is another matter.

* I reckon the only other players who do everything, themselves, are Sony and Canon?

Edit: I forgot Panasonic.

Samsung's APS-C offerings. I know there have been issues in the early days, especially with high ISO and processing speed, but the ergonomics, exposure, color balance, etc. are outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)
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random78: Unlike dpreview which thinks that XC10 is so much out of league of FZ1000 that it doesn't even warrant a mention in the article, filmmakers at EOSHD which actually use these hybrid cameras, are giving a far more lukewarm response to XC10:

http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/8343-canon-xc10-4k-camcorder/

Andrew Reid clearly doesn't think XC10 offers anything of signifcance over the FZ1000 and actually recommends getting an LX100 over the XC10. His final comment "This camera tarnishes the Cinema EOS brand."

I can only say as someone who usually bemoans the prices of these cameras, the Panasonic FZ1000 seems a great value.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)
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R N: Anybody remember the early Nikon Coolpix models? They had the swivel idea for the grip. Then the industry - including Nikon - went with making cameras that were digital versions of old form-factor designs. It's nice to see this idea come back.

In the early days of digital there was a sort of heady optimism about the opportunities to innovate on what a camera could be. With convergence, maybe it's time again.

In many ways, that Coolpix 990/995 hasn't been equalled. The new Sigma with such a broad platform could have benefitted from that approach. Much better in my opinion than a fragile moving LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)
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Dale Baskin: Since there have been a lot of questions/comments about this camera relative to cameras like the FZ1000 we've decided to put together a small addendum to add to the article that may clarify the differences between cameras. (Which is why I'm not hanging out here responding to comments.) I'll post a message as soon as it's up.

One neat thing about the GH cameras (mentioned in the article) is the ability to use a remarkable range of lenses-ancient and modern.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

+1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:05 UTC as 197th comment
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)
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blue hour: http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_xc10&products=panasonic_dmcfz1000

FZ 1000, 1inch sensor, 4K video, 20 megapixel stills, $899
25mm-400mm f 2.8-4

XC 10, 1inch sensor, 4k, 12 megapixel stills, $2499
24-241mm, f2.8-5.6

Dare I say the FZ1000 seems like an outstanding value.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)

$350 sounds like a bargain.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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Mister Roboto: Another nail on the Apple's coffin?

It is nice running a real computing environment (Windows 8.1) on a tablet. For those with the interest, need and patience, much better than iOS or Android platforms in my opinion. With a Windows 8.1 tablet, the system power and features are always there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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cantanima bis: I want to make sure I didn't miss anything: no more precise measurement of dynamic range, as with other X-cameras? Just a few words saying "It looks good"?

This is a more compact "short form" review.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (671 comments in total)

I think this is much more than a clever viewfinder. Fuji is the only company that has tried to modernize the optical viewfinder. One of the reasons we still "argue" so much about the viewfinder is not just the focus aspects of phase focus , but because the OVFs haven't really modernized. Hats off to Fuji and, with its rebirth of pellicle mirror, Sony. The ratings are how well a camera competes with its class-in which case Fuji in my opinion should be a Gold.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 75th comment

Interesting read. Thanks for posting. I give Olympus a lot of credit for persevering and the gestalt image quality with an Olympus product is always excellent-good value.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 19:20 UTC as 32nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)

Most interesting to me is that no one has achieved in APS-C what Olympus has with these OM-D cameras. Fuji and Samsung to a certain extent, but I give Olympus props for maxing out that 16 MP 4/3 sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:56 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies

I see much less issue with filter glass scrathing than coatings eroding.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 03:07 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (193 comments in total)

Would be nice to see the camera assembly line. Is it Leica-like or a bit more modern factory?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 07:13 UTC as 24th comment
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)

Lots of money. What about the XZ series?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (193 comments in total)

Neat!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 97th comment
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jaxson: An interesting take away for me was that Pentax considers the MF camera as the professional line, and FF as just a progression from APS-C. They only seem to be getting in FF as the low end users don't have an intermediary option before the MF 645Z. Seems fair.

I'd love to see Pentax back on top of something, but of late the competition has been fierce. Sony and Olympus now do sensor shift stabilisation better than Pentax. Pentax has always done solid bodies, well weather sealed well. They still have a place for sure.

I'll say it again though: Give us back (yes you had it right already on the K-5 series) sensor based stabilisation during video mode and you'll have quite the package. Also release this back into previous models too, which are presently only offered the crippled 'Movie SR' rubbish...

Interesting to remember how in film days Pentax, like Mamiya, had excellent medium format cameras. Not just the 6x7, but the 645 cameras, also. 35mm, 120, sheet film was a nice progression.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
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justmeMN: AF is for wimps. :-) My Pentax film camera didn't have no newfangled AF, and it worked just fine. :-)

Yes, Richard S. How did we manage to take a photograph without auto-exposure, auto-focus and motor-winder. Yet, with each advance (going back to the film days), working pros would say "we don't need that," yet adapt it immediately.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 20:55 UTC
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Petroglyph: The 'something extra' on the K-mount FF might have to do with the OVF. Ricoh have a patent for instantly electronically switching mirrors on/off. Possible applications could be for EVF-like overlays on a penta-prism. Leaving the EVF active while in 'live view' mode and switching to OVF when not in LV. Who knows, but the patent is there. Could be quite interesting. They already do 3 or 4 things with sensor shift from recompose to astro-track/GPS. The selectable AA filter was introduced with the K3, so the new feature might be in this area as well. It will be an interesting release.

Your voice to ... This is what has been missing in the modern DSLR-viewfinder innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
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