cheenachatze

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I hope they bundle it as kit lens with some bodies. On paper, it's a perfect travel lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 28th comment

As a previous NEX owner, I am sad to see that the kit lens hasn't changed, still the worst kit lens on the market. And most of the other Sony lenses are overpriced and not very sharp. And that silly 16:9 display is still there? Obviously, Sony still thinks that this camera is for beginners that don't know much about photography. But at a $1000 for body alone, how many beginners will consider this camera? The technology is state of the art, but the camera should have been redesigned to appeal to more advanced users.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:10 UTC as 377th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: I wish Panasonic would make 24-120mm equiv. zoom lens that's not too expensive, and bundle it as kit lens with this camera. It would make a perfect travel camera for people that care about image quality, but don't want to carry a lot of gear.

Panasonic offers many zooms that start at 28mm. The only zooms that start at 24mm are either very expensive (f2.8), or very short range (12-32). I wish they offered more general purpose zoom that starts at 24mm, similar to the Olympus 12-50 (which does not have IS, unfortunately). I travel a lot, and I find 24mm extremely useful to have at hand.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)

I wish Panasonic would make 24-120mm equiv. zoom lens that's not too expensive, and bundle it as kit lens with this camera. It would make a perfect travel camera for people that care about image quality, but don't want to carry a lot of gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 90th comment | 9 replies

I am not surprised to hear this. I had two packages 'disappear' once they crossed the border from the states to the Mississauga sorting facility.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 13th comment

Editor: your description of the 340HS says "25-200mm". This should read 25-300mm.
Last year's model, the 330HS, was the compact to beat, with very sharp lens and great low light capability for a $200 camera. At least on paper, the 340HS looks like a step in the wrong direction.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 9th comment
On article Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview (117 comments in total)

My dream (camera) come true! After that, I just hope Sigma will release their excellent and inexpensive DN primes for this mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 07:05 UTC as 16th comment
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

I think that it's the first time ever, that a group test had so many strong performing cameras. This is really great for the industry and for the consumers. Great review, guys!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:16 UTC as 128th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: According to the Canon specs, shots taken at Fine quality are about 3MB in size, and shots taken at Superfine quality are about 5MB in size. Were the studio shots taken at Fine quality or Superfine quality?

The S100 and SX40 both have Fine and Normal settings. The SX260 has Fine and Superfine. Go figure.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 06:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: According to the Canon specs, shots taken at Fine quality are about 3MB in size, and shots taken at Superfine quality are about 5MB in size. Were the studio shots taken at Fine quality or Superfine quality?

I found the EXIF info. Apparently the shots were indeed taken at Fine setting, which is not the best quality setting. Any reason for that?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 03:35 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review (99 comments in total)

According to the Canon specs, shots taken at Fine quality are about 3MB in size, and shots taken at Superfine quality are about 5MB in size. Were the studio shots taken at Fine quality or Superfine quality?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 03:10 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review (355 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: DPReview always pride themselves that image quality comes first. And yet, the conclusion to this review, clearly ignores that. How can this camera be rated so low, and the Fuji X100 receive a silver award? I think that if this camera would have been reviewed in-house, it would have been rated much higher.

FYI I read the original review at DCResource as well as this one. There are plenty of cameras that suffer from poor quality control, and yet manage to get endorsement from DPreview - Canon S100 for one.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 01:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review (355 comments in total)

DPReview always pride themselves that image quality comes first. And yet, the conclusion to this review, clearly ignores that. How can this camera be rated so low, and the Fuji X100 receive a silver award? I think that if this camera would have been reviewed in-house, it would have been rated much higher.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 19:05 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Review (73 comments in total)

Why not a single photograph taken using the flash? Why no studio photos taken in RAW mode? Why no comments about skin tones and white balance under artificial lighting, subjects that many Panasonic cameras struggle with? This review is an embarrassment for DPR.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 18:43 UTC as 9th comment

Why do they charge so much for this "Power Zoom" lens? Every $100 camera has "Power Zoom" lens. These small lenses require less material to make, and it's not like Panasonic has amazing manufacturing technologies that are light years ahead of Canon, Nikon etc., so why are they charging such prices for their lenses? Panasonic 20mm F1.7 retails as much as Canon 50mm F1.4. How do they justify that?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 10:18 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies

Is this a useless 16:9 LCD again, married to a 4:3 sensor? Does Olympus really think that people that buy cameras with interchangeable lenses don't know anything about photography? Just for the record, I bought an Olympus E-PM1 and returned it after a day. The pictures are great and the camera is fast, but the ergonomics are just awful, especially that useless 16:9 LCD.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 06:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies

They fixed so much that was wrong in the older model: they put a hand grip, went back to a 4:3 LCD, the zoom starts at a wider 25mm and they refrained from raising the resolution. But did they really have to put this x20 zoom?? I wish the cheaper model would have been without GPS and with 25-250mm zoom. I know what I'd be buying.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:33 UTC as 16th comment
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)

Great looks, obviously inspired by power tools. But as Steve Jobs said: "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 278th comment

The cheaper model looks more interesting. Less pixels, less ridiculous zoom, wider range of shutter speeds. It appears to have the same sensor as the DMC-FZ150, which was very well reviewed in many publications.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:40 UTC as 23rd comment
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Michele Kappa: I wonder: Does this mean that older Olympus cameras, such as my E-PL1, will display accurate measurements without a firmware update or that simply Olympus will not update older cameras - thus leaving us with "not-so-accurate" readings if someone with an older body buys the new lenses?

I would be very mad if Olympus does not update my E-PL1 to work with the new Power Zoom lenses. I am very interested in the new 12-50mm lens. What incentive will I have to buy another Olympus product?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:44 UTC
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