jimr

jimr

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

I agree. The MK II seems like a much better and perhaps smarter value ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 48th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

So they have also changed the name to the Canon RX100 III. :).
Now many more of you can tell us how really innovative , groundbreaking, fairly priced and superb this camera is....

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 05:09 UTC as 427th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Retzius: sony is seriously fearless

nikon and canon could learn something here

Waiting for real reviews...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Retzius: sony is seriously fearless

nikon and canon could learn something here

If the name was changed to the Canon RX100 MK II ...this would be hailed as the ultimate ....innovative...unsurpassed ...fairly priced...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (236 comments in total)
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Mr Justice Cocklecarrot: Curious that the Panasonic LF1 is overlooked.
It's an LX7 with a longer but slower lens, but with a EVF.
And it has the same 1/1.7 sensor.

Currently top of my Christmas list.

LF-1. Wasn't overlooked. See the pocketable comparative test.
It was not loved....nor liked...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 09:14 UTC
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Impulses: $400 mini vs $230 Nexus 7... Tough sale, I didn't think there'd be a price hike with the Retina display but I guess it makes sense if they're keeping the old one. Selling the old model well into 2014 would be rather odd tho... It's gonna start dragging a-- with updates.

Still reading about repeated reboot issues with the Nexus 7 (2013).
After all these months you would think the Nexus 7 bugs would be fixed.....
Not an encouraging sign.
Is it a software/firmware problem, or a Nexus 7 hardware problem?
Either way, Google has not done its job fully correcting this issue even after all this time with a widely known issue......

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
On iPhone 5s compared in our new studio test scene post (7 comments in total)

Every other test of the iPhone 5S has found its IQ significantly better than that of the iPhone 5.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

I think Dpreview has it totally wrong.
Excellent sensor.
MSRP $399 with kit lens.
The A3000 will fly off the shelves no matter what the LCD/EVF resolution. The fact that it has both is an asset!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 198th comment | 3 replies
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shadowz: Does the 3N have body / lense based steady shot .?..

OIS

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 17:11 UTC

"Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

With a new Exmor™ sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-3N easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000."

From the Sony USA website....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 25th comment
On Sony NEX 3N Hands-on Preview article (51 comments in total)

They missed mentioning the new to the NEX line, but available in the Sony FF camera the advanced special area linked NR system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 18th comment

" Unlike the XZ-1, the little XZ-10 allows control over the noise reduction level being applied to JPEGs."

Interesting to note. Also MSRP US is $399. Available March.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 4th comment
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (211 comments in total)

Given the size, weight and price of the MX-1, a hot shoe and external EVF option should have been included.
This is much larger than the Canon S series and the Sony RX where their is a size reason for not including a hot shoe and an EVF option.
No excuse for these omissions on the Pentax MX -1.
The smaller and cheaper Olympus ZX 10 lacks both, but it is smaller and cheaper.
This Pentax will fall between the cracks.
If you are going into the non pocketable grouping, the Fuji X 20 with a hot shoe with a built in EVF that has loads of information shown in the EVF and that had an extremely fast AF and an even larger sensor would be the way to go.
The Fuji X 20 even weighs significantly less than the Pentax.
If you want pocketable, this camera is too big and heavy and the Canon S and Sony RX are your choices.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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NiallM: You buy this if you want ultra - compactness and better IQ than from one of the mass media compacts. It really that simple, and so it will be of interest to a lot of people who aren't going to whinge about lack of vf, zoom etc...it's just about having the camera with you to capture the moment with minimum fuss or inconvenience..my smallest compact is a Canon IXUS 70, which is very dated etc..yet it is so small and that's the lure and charm of it - this Oly is a big step up from it in specs and it will sell..when the price comes down a bit..

Ultra compact it is not.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
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NIK11: Thanks for the hands-on. I have high hopes of this camera.

The Sony 12mp sensor that we might assume the XZ10 sports has a good pedigree and I'd put money on it that its performance will be close enough to 1/1.7 not to matter(DOF ignored). With a fast lens, useful functionality, easy usability and comfortably pocketable, finally we have a niche camera that's been begging for some years. It's not breakthrough, but it has been missing from the line up of me too superzooms etc.

This looks like a winner, provided Oly prices it competitively.

The question is...does the faster lens (at the mid to longer focal lengths) and newer sensor technology challenge that tried and true correct equation?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
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NIK11: Thanks for the hands-on. I have high hopes of this camera.

The Sony 12mp sensor that we might assume the XZ10 sports has a good pedigree and I'd put money on it that its performance will be close enough to 1/1.7 not to matter(DOF ignored). With a fast lens, useful functionality, easy usability and comfortably pocketable, finally we have a niche camera that's been begging for some years. It's not breakthrough, but it has been missing from the line up of me too superzooms etc.

This looks like a winner, provided Oly prices it competitively.

Has this specific sensor been used in any other camera or is it new never before seen sensor???????

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 13:55 UTC
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Absolutic: This is borning. Instead, tell us, Richard, did you get to play with Fuji X20 and X100s, and is Phase AF really that well on these, and one question that noone seems to be able to answer re: new Fujis, does phase AF gets cut off in low light like on Sonys/Nikons, or does it stay operational?

Thank you Richard....
Much appreciated....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
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Greynerd: It is interesting that they have left so much of the functionality of its big brother intact. Quite an interesting change from the usual marketing trick of keeping a large differential between the models. I think Olympus should be commended for that. It looks a very capable little machine and I hope the IQ turns out well. Probably most prospective buyers are probably well aware of the DOF or relative FF aperture or whatever, though I presume we will have to batten down the hatches against interminable detailed lectures on this as noted already.

Thank you Gully. I did not know that.....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
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Greynerd: It is interesting that they have left so much of the functionality of its big brother intact. Quite an interesting change from the usual marketing trick of keeping a large differential between the models. I think Olympus should be commended for that. It looks a very capable little machine and I hope the IQ turns out well. Probably most prospective buyers are probably well aware of the DOF or relative FF aperture or whatever, though I presume we will have to batten down the hatches against interminable detailed lectures on this as noted already.

But the XZ 10 does not share the XZ 1/XZ 2 sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 23:00 UTC
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marike6: I think a problem this camera may face is price. For about the same money you can get the new Pentax MX-1. It's a bit bigger, but it has a faster lens, and a tilt-able LCD, and from what I've seen, excellent IQ.

MX-1 AF test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtsYLJaOPgI

The XZ-10's max shutter speed of 1/2000 (unless it has a built in ND filter) is not great. The MX-1 in contrast goes to 1/8000.

I know which one I'd choose, but everybody has different needs.

The MX-1 also has a larger sensor, but it lacks the custom settable setting lens rings that the Sony RX 100 and Canon S110 have. If I am not mistaken, the Pentax will be more expensive, but I am not sure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 22:57 UTC
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