cheenachatze

cheenachatze

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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thx1138: "The first thing you'll notice here is that a) the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is noticeably sharper"

Yes, the Sony jpg engine is a bit better and uses more sharpening, but there's no extra detail. The Panny lens looks better to me especially at the edges. Panasonic's never done jpgs very well and the Panny has a slight greenish cast, with the Sony more neutral. Stick to RAW.

I agree. The Sony is not sharper, it is more sharpened. In fact, Sony cameras way over sharpen and over saturate the color in their default settings. And the noise reduction is brutal, even in Low setting.
If you compare the trees on the left, or the buildings on the right, the Panasonic lens is definitely better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:39 UTC

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 9th comment
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 07:05 UTC as 16th comment
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 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!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:16 UTC as 128th comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 06:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review article (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?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 03:35 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Review article (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?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2012 at 03:10 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 01:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (358 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.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 19:05 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
On Sony NEX-F3 preview (57 comments in total)

Nice that the flash is built-in. But why do they keep mating a 16:9 LCD to a 3:2 sensor? And is it really necessary to have articulating screen on every model? I'd rather have cheaper, lighter camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 04:44 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Review article (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.

Direct 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?

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:33 UTC as 16th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 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."

Direct 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.

Direct 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?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 18:44 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)
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cheenachatze: Very impressive output even at ISO3200.
Many here complain about the price. If you compare this camera to an entry level SLR, this one has better build quality and better lens than any kit lens. The price of $800 is right on the mark. Maybe if Canon made this in silver, put a piece of leather on the hand grip and call it "retro", no one would mind paying $1500 for it.

I was comparing this to ENTRY level SLR. How many of them come with kit lens with x4 zoom and F2.8? The Canon is sensibly priced compared to SLRs and definitely when compared to Fuji X100 and Leica X1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)

Very impressive output even at ISO3200.
Many here complain about the price. If you compare this camera to an entry level SLR, this one has better build quality and better lens than any kit lens. The price of $800 is right on the mark. Maybe if Canon made this in silver, put a piece of leather on the hand grip and call it "retro", no one would mind paying $1500 for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 09:31 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)

You could not at least take the flash photo with the 'other' three cameras? That's just laziness. What was the purpose of this article? For a site that prides itself by its seriousness, this is just amateurish.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 13:38 UTC as 66th comment
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