Jostian

Jostian

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Works as a Development Specialist
Has a website at http://jostian.wordpress.com
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review post (85 comments in total)

My Note 4 is pretty decent in low light, no worse than any other current cameraphone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 15:29 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

to each his own, but when I played with the K-3 there was nothing about it that made me want to dump my Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

To each his own yes, but to me, not having a flash on an APS-C body detracts from the package's overall value proposition. Put it this way this model offers nothing to temp Canon and Nikon camera owners away, but yes for Pentax users its nice to get a new model with some funky new features.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
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wootpile: Cudos to Pentax/ Ricoh for delivering good tech with a mount that has so many beutiful lenses (including legacy). But...

Where is the flipscreen? & too darn heavy. Shave off 200 grams on next release please.

But without something as basic as a flash... good tech yes, but functionally deficient!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
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Jostian: no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

yes but its nothing special, its gimmicky, 24MP is enough, and only usable on completely static objects, not having a flash on a APS-C camera is not gimmicky its a functional issue and to leave it out is stupid I don't care how many gimmicky features they add...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 13:20 UTC

no built in flash... on an APS-C sensor camera, that' plain stupid! nothing special, just incremental improvements, disappointing actually!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:19 UTC as 16th comment | 19 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

Its not a competition FDW... and if I count the likes for other comments that have raised the EVF issue its over 20... and that's EXACTLY my point, which you continue to miss, EVFs are getting more consideration these days than in the past!!!!!!! I never said EVFs are THE main selling point or feature, please come back to reality we miss you here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

clearly not the one you're in... just look at this comments section, I count 6 other comments related to the lack of EVF and/or other cameras of similar or smaller size that offer EVF, so yes, that universe to be exact!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

no its what you said, no summary needed :) yes their are many people that DON'T need a VF, but given the choice (these days) I'm sure they'd prefer a camera with one... that's all I'm saying. Fact is that having a VF is becoming more of a consideration than it was 5 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

you were saying that just cos its always been that way that its ok, "millions of people have been using cameras without viewfinders for years already", all I said was the opposite, that the status quo doesn't negate progress (new features and/or their usefulness/demand), irrespective of the J or V line. and yes, if that is fine for you (not to have the EVF) that's fine, we each have our own opinion. I'm sure you'll enjoy the camera, I just prefer EVFs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 14:03 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

not about need, about want...would you go for an 8 Megapixel DSLR of 10 years ago or a 24MP one of now, exactly, just cos its been that way for years doent make it 'still ideal' for now. EVFs are around now so most people would like them on their camera's (given the option of a camera with an EVF or without 9 out of 10 people will take the EVF), the Fuji X30 being a prime example of even a P&S with a great EVF. Things change, and as technology evolves cameras need to adapt too, something being acceptable 5 or 10 years ago doesn't make it so now!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 19:12 UTC

no speed (read/write/transfer) info.... come-on, that's Basics...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Jostian: no EVF........

it hasn't but it should... in bright light a screen is useless, unless a camera is a P&S (and even some of those have EVFs) it should have an EVF, just practical.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: I wonder why Nikon won't pit the technology from this into a proper mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor. I guess before too long they'll have to.

not only RAW, anything above 800 iso, one can see the difference, An interchangeable lens system on a small 1 inch sensor makes no sense to me, when Sony have the A5100 A6000 with EVF a much bigger sensor in a package that matches the CX Nikons but blows the Nikon away i.t.o IQ. Nope the CX Nikons are a waste of time imho unless its to replace a P&S which phones are already doing to some degree.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 08:34 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

no EVF........

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 08:30 UTC as 98th comment | 16 replies
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: No Note 4?????? It has beaten the iPhone 6+ camera in blind comparisons. Has 4k and OIS. Pretty much one of the best camera smart phones out.

exactly!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)
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Jostian: iPhone 6+ is fine but the Note 4 matches its IQ, quite a few comparative reviews show this, I'm not that impressed with what I see from my friends 6+ and the 1020 easily beats the 6+ for IQ and should be rated.

As the for IQ (only reason DxO rates the 1020 lower is due to its poor video score, but for photos it wallops everything else)... come on Connect lose the iPhone bias for once, its good but it aint the best....

surely IQ is the most important aspect when looking at the 'best cameraphone'... who cares about a faster phone that takes shoddy photos? screen density may be an issue when reviewing a phone but when assessing IQ then surely it aint that NB... screen density, seriously... the 6+ doesn't have a great screen density either compared to the competition so your point is a bit moot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)

iPhone 6+ is fine but the Note 4 matches its IQ, quite a few comparative reviews show this, I'm not that impressed with what I see from my friends 6+ and the 1020 easily beats the 6+ for IQ and should be rated.

As the for IQ (only reason DxO rates the 1020 lower is due to its poor video score, but for photos it wallops everything else)... come on Connect lose the iPhone bias for once, its good but it aint the best....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:23 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies

what about write/transfer speeds?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 20th comment

Fuji seem very open, forthright and honest about their challenges, which is great to see, I too am a happy convert. I think their kit is very well built and offers great results, their future plans sound exciting...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 07:11 UTC as 8th comment
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