Paradigm Changer

Paradigm Changer

Joined on Oct 12, 2012

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On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
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ssslayer: I find it funny that DPR has recommended Canon SX260 over Panny in the travel zoom comparison page - citing the noisy image from the sensor.

In fact in that page, DPR has recommended the next Panny in line, because of lower mega pixels and better image quality.

Looks like DPR reviews are more opinion based rather than fact/figure based.

Similarly, if you compare image from "Travel zoom" vs slightly larger sensor "enthusiast compact" - you will be hard pressed to find much difference.
Yet DPR keeps harping about the "better" IQ from a 1/1.7" sensor compared to 1/2.3" one!

@Barney: Yours is the kind of response that we see on many other forums lacking emotional maturity. If the site owners start deriding members of their community, it`s really just final confirmation that this is not a place one should trust.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 14:24 UTC
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WilliamJ: I predict this book will be a huge best seller all over the world as it just doesn't deal with a particular case even of a world famous company, but with the way the infamous Japan Inc. works on a regular basis, with japanese-only companies working hand in hand with other Japanese-only partners "against the world" and too often being related to the Yakuza... don't ever forget almost one japanese company on five has relations with these gangsters (cf: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121116004872.htm ) for what is known.

18.4% of 11.7% is a lot less than "almost one fifth". Only 62 of 2885 companies surveyed gave in to demands, and only an estimated 34 in the year preceding the survey.That makes 1.2% in the past year and 2.1% in time remembered.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 16:36 UTC
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christian jacob: Bwah, humbug.
Evolution is a far more elegant and difficult ( = > needing way more intelligence) way to create things than the drudgery of designing an everchanging array of different parasites and bugs (there are far more of them as of the pretty, pretty flowers, you know?), every single kind for itself.

Those proponents of ID just want to drag down God's intelligence down to their level of understanding, a rather insulting believe, if you think about it.
(great, now bible thumpers and extreme atheists will be angry...)

You may find that a silent majority even of scientists will be content to let you believe that some higher power created the physical constants before the Big Bang banged. Doesn't mean they necessarily subscribe to that notion, as again, it's currently no more provable than any of the infinite number of alternative storylines.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 16:32 UTC

Yeah, I'd have to boycott this challenge. Intelligent design is a concept that belongs in the trash can.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 16:26 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview article (113 comments in total)
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Paradigm Changer: How interesting is that... other cameras have to wait half a year to get reviewed, and as soon as the latest Canikon comes out, there's a six page "spread" on it the day after. Why don't we just kill all the other manufacturers and close this site down? Not much need for reviews then... Short-sighted much?

@Marty6450 and MarkInSF: It's really sad that neither of you seem to realise you are directly arguing against the purpose of a review site, and making yourselves pawns of the Canikon marketing departments. Keep going just like that, they love you guys. And your carelessly spent money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 13:27 UTC

Good image, but not enough effect for this challenge imo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 04:33 UTC as 2nd comment

Nice photo, wrong challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview article (113 comments in total)
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Paradigm Changer: How interesting is that... other cameras have to wait half a year to get reviewed, and as soon as the latest Canikon comes out, there's a six page "spread" on it the day after. Why don't we just kill all the other manufacturers and close this site down? Not much need for reviews then... Short-sighted much?

@Marty4650: Market share should have nothing to do with it. I come here for impartial reviews. If I want to know market share, I can look up the sales rank on amazon.

@HDF2: "Free to you." Not really because there's advertising *and* they're owned by amazon, as Marty rightly points out. This would make one naturally sceptical, especially considering that margins will differ between camera models!

@emtx: Right on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 22:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview article (113 comments in total)

How interesting is that... other cameras have to wait half a year to get reviewed, and as soon as the latest Canikon comes out, there's a six page "spread" on it the day after. Why don't we just kill all the other manufacturers and close this site down? Not much need for reviews then... Short-sighted much?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:18 UTC as 13th comment | 11 replies
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)
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Paradigm Changer: There's something broken with the hues on the cover. Not pretty at all.

Yeah, right? The profienciency of the author in creating and selecting a suitable cover image would seem to be kind of relevant. Thumbs up, Erik.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 17:00 UTC
On Bee in the Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel, Kiss Digital) challenge (1 comment in total)

Pixelated?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 07:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

There's something broken with the hues on the cover. Not pretty at all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:56 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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nofumble: Garbage. Nokia smartphone camera is more deserved than this Sony for sure.

That's one of the less compelling versions of the fanboy argument I've read of late, especially as the writer seems to reveal himself to be equally afflicted, in his closing statement.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 17:28 UTC

I give extra marks for the 1.5m shark - who'd be afraid of a cutie like that? :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 17:16 UTC as 6th comment
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nofumble: Garbage. Nokia smartphone camera is more deserved than this Sony for sure.

Very true. Certainly the RX100's sensor size doesn't stand out more than the Panasonic FZ200's constant f2.8, or Fuji's novel sensor array (okay, that was a little while ago, but did they get a major award for that?).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 16:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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Jonathan Wilson: Not sure if I understand the scoring regarding video.
When you compare the video scoring with:
1. K-x
The k-x actually scored better even though the K-30 looks miles better???
2. k-5
The k-5 scored almost double that of the k-30. Again, apart from external mic and HDMI the K-30 looks significantly better than k-5.

I have read that manual video controls are better than many of the latest competition. What am I missing?

Answer on question 2 is that K-5 uses motion JPEG format, which preserves more detail than H.264, used in the K-30.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 23:55 UTC
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Paradigm Changer: Pentax K-30?

@vapentaxuser: The ability to process a raw file is not the same as the ability to convert colours accurately. The latter requires at least a sensor-specific profile as part of your workflow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:38 UTC

Pentax K-30?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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