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picthis: photonuts, latest generation of NEX have improved over last generation and are great cameras but there are also better ones, don't be such as NEXfanboy. D800 is a superb camera, I don't know how NEX can beat it with APC-C sensor vs full-frame sensor, they are two different beasts. Full-frame sensor is more than twice as big as APC-C sensors in area. If you had the same number of pixels on a larger sensor, you would theoretically have better image quality and better low light performance. Also D800 has 36 meg vs 24 meg of NEX 7. It's like saying smaller sensors should beat APC-C sensors when it comes to IQ and low-light performance. In fact, even here @ DP, D800 scores 82% vs its competition while NeX 7 at 81% in its class. And the reason that it won the Editor Choice award. So lighten up, the world doesn't revolve around Sony.

Well, your complaining in 2012 Grand Prix thread with Nikon D800 as the winner. Bringing out past winners to compare to 2012 NEX is a bit biased, don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 03:08 UTC

photonuts, latest generation of NEX have improved over last generation and are great cameras but there are also better ones, don't be such as NEXfanboy. D800 is a superb camera, I don't know how NEX can beat it with APC-C sensor vs full-frame sensor, they are two different beasts. Full-frame sensor is more than twice as big as APC-C sensors in area. If you had the same number of pixels on a larger sensor, you would theoretically have better image quality and better low light performance. Also D800 has 36 meg vs 24 meg of NEX 7. It's like saying smaller sensors should beat APC-C sensors when it comes to IQ and low-light performance. In fact, even here @ DP, D800 scores 82% vs its competition while NeX 7 at 81% in its class. And the reason that it won the Editor Choice award. So lighten up, the world doesn't revolve around Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 01:04 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

I'm a little confused about dpreview's ratings. On one hand, XZ-1 scores 74% Gold award, top score vs all other cameras with P7100 scoring a terrible 69% yet it is recommended for Versability, Handling & Value but XZ-1 is not mentioned in any parts, esp IQ. I can understand if XZ-1 is oldest camera and newer cameras may have surpassed its dated standards, but XZ-1 is reviewed later than most of other cameras being judged, so its score of 74% should have been given more weight.

Sure this is about best 'RAW' but reading the conclusion I wouldn't have known as it include most of categories of in-dept reviews. And most believe that XZ-1 jpeg is quite good but the RAW even better. If XZ-1 Raw IQ, handling, versatility, value can't even beat the other 4 cameras, how in the world did it receive 74% Gold Award??

I'm sure the camera gurus have better empirical evidence than me. But having used my girlfriends G12 and my XZ-1, my XZ-1 is the one closer to DSLR quality and performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 15:37 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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TypoGraff: I have been looking for a sidekick to my Canon T2i system for about 6 months. Having poured over the reviews here, I keep coming back to the G12. Yes, I would like a bit wider and longer lens, and a bit more aperture range...but, I need a quick grab camera (with RAW and manual capabilities) with an efficient User Interface. I tried using a Panasonic DMC-ZS10 (borrowed), and while the camera takes fine images, negotiating the UI was just too time consuming (when bouncing back and forth from the T2i). I suspect that users who favor other brands will have the same perspective on familial UIs.

Me (Canon T2i with kit lenses only) and my girlfriend (G12). A year ago, we took over 3,000+ wedding pictures between both of us, both exchanged cameras at some point, and when all said and done, after editing and brush-up - T2i is the clear winner. I can always tell which camera took what pics, especially those with very nice color tone. There was no doubt. Now when compared to my XZ-1, it isn't so clear, especially in low-light situations. Granted weddings are mostly in low-light situations, but ALOT of situations I use the cameras for are in these challenging light conditions. Of course during daylight is where G12 shines but then, most cameras are good in daylight also.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 15:23 UTC
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