harry

harry

Lives in United States Fairfax, United States
Works as a Engineer/Analyst
Joined on Jun 17, 1999
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Semi-proficient amateur

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On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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harry: The Casio ZR-850 also has 5-axis anti-shake, with similar specs, and bunch of other cool gadgets/features. It can be had NOW for $167.7:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR850-16-1-MP-Wi-Fi-Digital-Camera-White-/181646713980?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4afce47c

Go to dpreview forum for Casio, and read about the ZR-850 by the poster Eric928 with many real-world samples.

Found a better link for ZR 850's 5-axis explanation here:

http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/dc/ex_zr850/beautiful/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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harry: The Casio ZR-850 also has 5-axis anti-shake, with similar specs, and bunch of other cool gadgets/features. It can be had NOW for $167.7:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR850-16-1-MP-Wi-Fi-Digital-Camera-White-/181646713980?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4afce47c

Go to dpreview forum for Casio, and read about the ZR-850 by the poster Eric928 with many real-world samples.

Please take a look at Casio's site for the ZR-850 marketing information:

http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/dc/ex_zr850/

Scroll down not from the top on the 5-axis image stabilization. Also, if you have time, please check out dpreview's Casio forum for a few excellent images captured by some ZR-850 users. My impression is: it is a little wonder to encourage users to experiment. It also stretches the limits and usefulness of camera with such as small sensor and slow lens to produce better looking images.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:20 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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rtogog: Nice looking camera, but why this new model still maintain its tiny sensor? Is there any revolutionary in sensor technology? I thought the new small " standard" size sensor for a camera is 1". Smaller than that has been eaten by smartphone....

A larger sensor would make the lens of this room range too big, and not as compact. Please take a look my reference to Casio forum and check out the ZR-850. Seeing is believing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:14 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

The Casio ZR-850 also has 5-axis anti-shake, with similar specs, and bunch of other cool gadgets/features. It can be had NOW for $167.7:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR850-16-1-MP-Wi-Fi-Digital-Camera-White-/181646713980?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4afce47c

Go to dpreview forum for Casio, and read about the ZR-850 by the poster Eric928 with many real-world samples.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:12 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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justmeMN: Chris Burkard is an official Sony Image Ambassador. That makes this video an infomercial, rather than an objective look at the camera.

Apparently a lot of video clips were shot with a drone flying over? I was wondering how an individual would be able to make such extensive video alone? Still, A6000 in a capable hand is very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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Tord S Eriksson: Loved the video!

My wife's instant question was: Have they tried the same using a Nikon V3 and the glorious 70-300CX?!

Same qualities that make the Nikon V2/V3 outstanding, applies to the a6000: small MILC camera, with outstanding AF, and brilliant lenses.

I believe A6000's sensor is APS-C and V3 is 1", which may make a difference in IQ, all other the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
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Stollen1234: i am more interested to know about the surf spot in California..Dpreview could you please disclose the surf location in California and which pier ist it..

thank you

It looks like Avila Beach, near San Luis Obispo. The video mentioned Obispo and based on Google map satellite image, Aila Beach fits the bill for location.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 18:39 UTC
On Igor's winning ball in the People playing petanque challenge (9 comments in total)

I am not the photographer, but I guess he stayed behind a protected board with only a hole for the lens. Then he zoomed out, and used the burst mode to fire off a series of shots with AF continuing tracking the ball as it flew towards the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 5th comment
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (230 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: How many pixels do our eyes have ?

My understanding is that if a lens is compatible with the 50 MP image, the sensor shift would not demand more lens resolution than already is there. Would this limit the ISO or shutter speed? Also, I could imagine the same technology applied to regular digicams as a cheap way to increase resolution. For example, a 1/2.3" sensor of "only" 3 or 4 MP (so each pixel has better light collecting capability as far as reducing noise is concerned), paired with a smaller high speed zoom (10x, F1.8-2.8, not super zooms) would give people the resolution, digicam size, and high-speed lens they want. It's very possible.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (815 comments in total)
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harry: Now that Panasonic had FZ200 (1/2.3" sensor) and FZ1000 (1" sensor), would it make sense for Panasonic to make something like a FZ500 (1/1.7" sensor) that captures most of FZ1000's features but with a smaller body/lens? With a 1/1.7" limited to 10 MP for all practical purposes, it would likely produce similar ISO performance to a 20 MP 1" sensor.

Personally, I found the 4K video intriguing. After the World Cup that just finished, I have been seriously considering a 4K HDTV for home, replacing my "ancient" 50" plasma HDTV with only 720p resolution.

Thanks, BarnET. That is what I was referring to in my post. A smaller sensor definitely has compromises, but as long as I got 4K, excellent AF performace on par with FZ1000, and a smaller body, I am game.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (815 comments in total)

Now that Panasonic had FZ200 (1/2.3" sensor) and FZ1000 (1" sensor), would it make sense for Panasonic to make something like a FZ500 (1/1.7" sensor) that captures most of FZ1000's features but with a smaller body/lens? With a 1/1.7" limited to 10 MP for all practical purposes, it would likely produce similar ISO performance to a 20 MP 1" sensor.

Personally, I found the 4K video intriguing. After the World Cup that just finished, I have been seriously considering a 4K HDTV for home, replacing my "ancient" 50" plasma HDTV with only 720p resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 164th comment | 3 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

I think the relative "bulk" size would kill the sale. So many times people would prefer a more compact size like NEX or RX100 precisely because of not wanting to carry something big.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom article (40 comments in total)

What is different of L620 from L610? Too many superzooms, L620, L820, L520, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 18th comment
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced article (50 comments in total)

Why winning photography has to do with human brutality and suffering?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:13 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

Dinosaur! Even it is a brand new lens, I felt it like a dinosaur for yesteryears.. Let me explain.

A short years ago when the mirrorless and compact superzoom digicams were not available, the 18-300mm would have made ome sense for people with DSLRs. I would not argue the potential IQ for a DSLR/18-300mm combo, when compared to such compact superzooms such as the Nikon P510 or Sony HX20V, would be better. But the compact superzooms are much more likely to be used because of their sizes, and let's be honest, more practical to be used for all occasions.

I seriously doubt the user of 18-300mm would have many successful shots at 300mm; and for those who know how to shoot, probably would be disappointed at its soft IQ at the long end. So basically, one is to carry an extra dead weight for the "reach" of, say 150-300mm.

It's kind of like thinking of our presidentail candidates: one one hand, we wish for a person who is more than a superman.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:58 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

I have an Asus Transformer Prime which has a full-sized USB port and an SD port through its docking keyboard, a mini USB port and a micro SD port on the tablet itself. I can copy files back and forth between its internal memory and all the memory cards or harddrive connected to the tablet via the USB ports. I believe all the 10"-ish tablets except iPad have USB ports.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:24 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Actually, I really like the "ugly" style of V2, a throwback to the old-time design (function over look). The ONLY one thing I don't like for now is the package of the 10-30mm kit lens. I would really like the choice of picking my own combo, 10-100mm, 32mm, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:44 UTC as 150th comment

Has anyone tried to share or upload pictures through Android/WiFi? So far, Android is not designed (nor useful apps) to upload lots of pictures (especially original sizes) easily through the net. I hope eventually the user interface would be flexible enough such that I could hook up something like S800c directly to a portable external harddrive (need to solve the power issue first), bluetooth capability(?), and seamless upload (in the background) to the "cloud storage" whenever WiFi is available. Imagine a day when you could program something like S800c to automatically upload/save the pictures to your clouds (whether home-based or by commercial vendors)?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 12:47 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)

I have the P300 since last fall, and got it at a bargain price then for $229 from Amazon (still couldn't believe my luck!). I was mainly looking for the portability and its bright and super-wide lens. I used it mainly for family, trip, spontaneous pictures and couldn't be happier. Believe me, we all like to have super sharp, best IQ at high ISOs, but time and again P300 ended up the one I grabbed without thinking (or no time to think). P300/P310 should be judged by their intended purposes, and not to DSLRs.

I do hope Nikon would come up with something with a System 1's sensor, with fixed lens (same range as P300/P310), with instant ON and super-fast AF. I know, I know, Sony just came up with one, but I want a competition to decide myself.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:21 UTC as 18th comment
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