Demon Cleaner

Demon Cleaner

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (652 comments in total)

"The RX10 doesn't shoot 4K, but it does have full sensor readout, which means that no lines are skipped."

DPR you're aware that the FZ1000 also does a full-sensor readout for 1080p? Because the above wording in the comparison makes it sound as though this is a unique feature of the Sony that the Panasonic lacks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 135th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (652 comments in total)

Looks like a highly desirable travel camera. If I wasn't so heavily invested elsewhere I'd be all over this thing like a seagull on a hot chip.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 162nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
In reply to:

Biological_Viewfinder: HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!11111

"Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10"

That's the funniest headline I've ever seen here!

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I've owned several Panasonic cameras, and I own the Rx10.
The only Panasonic product I have ever liked was a cordless telephone.
Saying a Panasonic anything could even remotely compare to a Sony anything is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read here, and I've read a lot of nonsense.

The only reason I would even take this seriously is if I owned a Panasonic and didn't know any better.

Brand cultists huh. They're an interesting breed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday article (41 comments in total)

I tried using the filter control but 'advertising' wasn't listed as an option. Is there any way to stop these types of articles from displaying in the news feed?

Edit: Ok it's listed under "Other News". Unchecking the box in Advanced Mode did the trick.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 08:47 UTC as 15th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)

Jeff: Um, bad news guys: Canon's new enthusiast flagship is being obliterated in sensor performance by the similarly sized m43 cameras.

Richard: Again? *Sigh* Ok lets compare it against the comparatively paltry 1 inch sensor of the RX100 instead.

Jeff: Um, bad news guys: The RX100 is obliterating Canon's new enthusiast flagship in sensor performance.

Barney: No. The RX100 is cramming 20mp onto that thing, the G1X II is only 12mp on a much larger surface area. You've fluffed your tests again Jeff. Go back and do it again mate.

Jeff: I ran them twenty-three times Barney. I requested 7 replacement units from Canon.

Richard: Well there's only one thing for it. We pretend it never existed. You know, like we did for the EOSM. No one will notice if we don't put out a review.

Barney: Wait! I've got it! Why don't we cut and paste "Very good image quality" from one of the previous Canon reviews and just plonk it in the "Pros"?

Richard: Our archives go back that far?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (492 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Judging video quality based on static scenes? You guys sure know how to test the encoder...

The quality of a camera's video performance is entirely predicated on how it renders 'movement'. The raft of tests you perform make it appear as though you are completely oblivious to this.

No elements moving through the scene? Not even a single pan? *sigh*

Please (sincerely) get someone who has a basic understanding of video to undertake the video component of the reviews. Outsource if you need to (and you need to).

@ 2eyesee
Con: "bit rates not competitive"
Conclusion: "arguably has the best video quality that we've seen."

Talk about a logical fallacy. It really is amateur stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (492 comments in total)

Judging video quality based on static scenes? You guys sure know how to test the encoder...

The quality of a camera's video performance is entirely predicated on how it renders 'movement'. The raft of tests you perform make it appear as though you are completely oblivious to this.

No elements moving through the scene? Not even a single pan? *sigh*

Please (sincerely) get someone who has a basic understanding of video to undertake the video component of the reviews. Outsource if you need to (and you need to).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 03:05 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

Ha! This is hilarious. DPR turning the tables and trolling their members with an unboxing video. And everyone fell for it!

Nice to see the DPR crew have a sense of humor :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 59th comment
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (303 comments in total)
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BarnET: Where is yabokie the x-trans thrasher.
I expected the usual "x-trans is an stupis cost saving piece crap " comment.
Maybe he finally found his she-troll.

What an invaluable pearl of wisdom. Thanks ever so much for your wonderful contribution. Now if you would be ever so kind as to delete your account and never post again we'd all be much obliged.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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mailman88: Where's the lens selection for this camera? Can't find any 300-400mm lens

Don't forget you can use almost any lens from any system with adapter.

Also the Ex. Tele mode in video, which adds a further 2.6x crop with almost no degradation in image quality (small increase in noise.) So that 100-300mm lens becomes a 260mm - 780mm at the press of an Fn button.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Jogger: Although there is a lot of hype on this forum for this camera, the fact is that m43 is a non-player in the cine market. Others such as Sony and Canon have long released dedicated S35 and FF cine cameras (C100, FS700, F55, F65, etc). This market is dominated by S35 cameras. Whereas, the only m43 cine camera, the Pana AG100 never took off. The m43 mount BMP is even more of a compromise, and after the hype, its fading away.

So the reason you dont see these specs on Sony/Canons is that they dont need to... they are already catering to this market, but, you wont see the F55, F5, etc mentioned on here.

Of course there is a market for a true hybrid stills/video camera that has pro level features/performance and retails for under $2k (likely).

There are many confusing elements to your post, but the one I find most perplexing is that you're referencing dedicated video cameras which retail into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: It looks a beautiful camera, certainly much more aesthetically pleasing than the E-M1. However the ISO lock issue and the convoluted & antiquated means of moving the focus point completely detracts from the purity of the shooting experience (for mine).

After initially being a non-believer, the wheel has well and truly turned, and I simply refuse to purchase a camera that doesn't have a well implemented touch screen control anymore.

I'm impressed with the aggression you display towards someone who expresses an opinion that doesn't align with your own. Admirable work my friend. Keep it up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 05:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

It looks a beautiful camera, certainly much more aesthetically pleasing than the E-M1. However the ISO lock issue and the convoluted & antiquated means of moving the focus point completely detracts from the purity of the shooting experience (for mine).

After initially being a non-believer, the wheel has well and truly turned, and I simply refuse to purchase a camera that doesn't have a well implemented touch screen control anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 251st comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: "Though the GM1 has a larger sensor than the Sony RX100 II, it doesn't really offer better depth of field control."

So if I attach one of the fast primes or constant aperture zooms I'll pretty much get similar depth of field to that of the RX100 II?

@peevee "They mean with the 12-32 kit lens."

Well that's kind of an important caveat to omit. The main differentiating feature, sensor size aside, is that one is an ILC with over 30 native lenses available.

Making blanket statements that depth of field is similar is dreadfully misleading.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 04:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)

"Though the GM1 has a larger sensor than the Sony RX100 II, it doesn't really offer better depth of field control."

So if I attach one of the fast primes or constant aperture zooms I'll pretty much get similar depth of field to that of the RX100 II?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 07:04 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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JJ Rodin: EOSHD said the video was essentially superior to the GH3 by a small margin, and only short of the BMCC/PPCC in rendering shadows. So equal or better than GH3 which we all know is only inferior to 5DIII & BMCC/PCC is a solid statement for its video.

So either DPR or EOSHD are not judging well.

The GM1 sensor is a new Panasonic built one, unlike the Sony sensor in GH3, some believe the GM1 foretells what to be expected for GH4 but full 4k video, &/or full sensor scans downcasting! Likely just good 4k video.

Good that Pan did not cripple GM1 like many other cam makers likely would! Good price considering.

Yes the video review section is amateurish in many respects. They write from the perspective of a consumer who would just as readily use their mobile phone for video purposes, but will use the camera if they have it with them.

I wish they'd just leave the video section out entirely if they're not going to bother doing it competently.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 03:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.

@Jogger. Perhaps the reason why they're so enthused about it is because their photos aren't blurry? Exactly how many GM1 owners have you personally visited to assess their files anyway? Scores I suspect, for you to be able to draw such a definitive conclusion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)

Gear lust: engaged.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 12:07 UTC as 107th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (561 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Does Panasonic really prevent third-party batteries from working with their cameras? If so, no one should vote for this rip-off with their money.

Send a strong message that this anti-customer offense will not stand.

I'm using cheap ebay knock-offs with both the GH3 and GX7. They work just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 16:30 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (613 comments in total)
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Benarm: I wonder if it will get a Silver or Gold award on DPR. Its Canon after all!

The fact they chose not to review the original was just as telling.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 03:46 UTC
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