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JesperMP

JesperMP

Lives in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 15, 2009
About me:

Mildly interested photography amateur.
Grew up with a Canon AE1.
Now ponders how to be smart in the digital world.

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fberns: The small 11-27mm lens is a good idea!
With the smaller sensor than other mirrorless systems, Nikon has to have the smallest package (in my opinion).
Otherwise I'd certaily prefer a camera with a bigger sensor

So now you get a small everyday carry around package.
But I want the lens available as a kit lens!

And then, add a few faster lenses for special moments. Because I don't see a point in having an interchangeable lens camera if the lenses are much slower than eg. that in a compact RX100.

A zoom lens with a not-so-impressive zoom range (2.5x), not so impressive aperture (F3.5-F5.6), not so small (just a little bit smaller than Panasonics pancake zoom), and no OIS, and basically there is already the same lens, only 11mm longer.

Yes, great "idea".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:56 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (349 comments in total)

I notice that many of points in the "cons" list must be possible to fix by a software update.
In-camera HDR would be the most important fix if I could choose.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 09:37 UTC as 39th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (349 comments in total)
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Petrogel: What happened with the comparison with the real DSLR's , Pentax 451 or EOS 5D or Nikon D 800, that some of the funny commentators were claiming Nokia's superiority, Come on dear Dpreview post a review (we all need to laugh a little).
Oh i forgot Nokia has a lot of "useless" megapixels to be compared with a real photo cameras.

It makes sense to do a comparison with
- other high-end camera-phones.
- compact enthusiast cameras.
These must be the direct competitors to the 808, not big FF DSLRs.

Of course it is possible to still do a comparison against FF DSLRs, and then the 808 is beaten in SOME respects, but not all.

Btw, 808 holds up very well against 5D2 for video. And that is quite a feat, since 5D2 was THE camera to breakthrough video on DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 09:31 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (349 comments in total)

Didnt care to read the review of a phone with camera. Then I wanted to investigate what all this comotion is about. After reading the review and checking with the compasison tool, I have to say I am blown away.

808 @8MP easily beats my S95 @10MP.
This technology seems like a godsend for people like me who wants a bring-along-always camera. Since it is a smartphone, the size penalty is nil, as you would have the phone with you anyway. So in principle it doesnt get any smaller than this.

Symbian ? Well, I have a Symbian phone and while I have no love for it, it is reasonably functional. When a WP8 phone with the same pureview camera is released, I will be ready to snap up an 808 at a heavy discount ! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 08:39 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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dorianlee: Lens roadmap, please Canon!

Absolutely need a roadmap. It must be one of the most important informations for when a whole new camera system is launched. Very odd for Canon to not announce the roadmap together with the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:21 UTC
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JesperMP: If the results of the SD1 can be transferred over to DP2 merril, then we should expect this:
Fenomonal resolution. Nearly as good as D800 and 645D. Depends on if the fixed lens is good enough of course.
Awful High-ISO performance.
And "Exceptional image quality at low ISO, especially in Raw mode" (DPR words from the SD1 review).

Think about that, for a year ago Sigma asked near 10000 USD for this, now it can be had for 1/10 of that ! I know, with a fixed lens, but nevertheless something to think about.

A special camera that is no good for what other cameras can do, but can do something that no other camera can do.

No problem tkbslc

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 22:37 UTC
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JesperMP: If the results of the SD1 can be transferred over to DP2 merril, then we should expect this:
Fenomonal resolution. Nearly as good as D800 and 645D. Depends on if the fixed lens is good enough of course.
Awful High-ISO performance.
And "Exceptional image quality at low ISO, especially in Raw mode" (DPR words from the SD1 review).

Think about that, for a year ago Sigma asked near 10000 USD for this, now it can be had for 1/10 of that ! I know, with a fixed lens, but nevertheless something to think about.

A special camera that is no good for what other cameras can do, but can do something that no other camera can do.

tkbslc,
english is not my native language.
In my language it is "fænomenal".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 15:05 UTC

If the results of the SD1 can be transferred over to DP2 merril, then we should expect this:
Fenomonal resolution. Nearly as good as D800 and 645D. Depends on if the fixed lens is good enough of course.
Awful High-ISO performance.
And "Exceptional image quality at low ISO, especially in Raw mode" (DPR words from the SD1 review).

Think about that, for a year ago Sigma asked near 10000 USD for this, now it can be had for 1/10 of that ! I know, with a fixed lens, but nevertheless something to think about.

A special camera that is no good for what other cameras can do, but can do something that no other camera can do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 12:56 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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schaki: Thinking about the sensor-size and missed raw. I wouldn't say that S100 is the direct competitor for the P300 and now P310. The specs are closer to the Canon Elph 500HS / Ixus 310 http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_ixus310hs
For Nikon this remain something of a missed opportunity as them unfortunately aimed too low imo.

I dont understand the infatuation with having to categorize cameras into boxes. If P300/P310 resemble S100 or 500HS/310 the most - who cares ?
Judge P300/P310 by its own merits.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 15:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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JesperMP: After checking the comparison tool, I have to agree with what others have already said.
P310 has markedly poorer IQ than P300.

Can we see side-by-side sample images from P300/P310 somewhere, with P310 NR set to low ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 15:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Are Nikon even trying any more?

Sam, that was sarcasm, right ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK, I don't get it.

Clearly, the older P300 has better image quality.
The side by side comparisons clearly prove it.

And Amazon probably knows this too, since they are selling the new P310 for $20 less than the older P300. And the joke of the day is that Amazon will sell you a brand new Pen EPL1 (with lens) for less money than a P310.

So where is the upgrade? You come back a year later, spend more money, get 4 more MP, and end up a camera with the same specs and body but with worse image quality.

All you really get in this new model is the ability to capture photos at a truly horrid ISO 6400 setting, rather than a truly horrid ISO 3200. This is a nice little pocket camera for snapshots, but there really isn't much point of using it over base ISO. And yes, despite these shortcomings, it still beats the pants off a camera phone. If the target market even cares.

And considering the similarity with last year's P300, this upgrade is totally unnecessary.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:08 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK, I don't get it.

Clearly, the older P300 has better image quality.
The side by side comparisons clearly prove it.

And Amazon probably knows this too, since they are selling the new P310 for $20 less than the older P300. And the joke of the day is that Amazon will sell you a brand new Pen EPL1 (with lens) for less money than a P310.

So where is the upgrade? You come back a year later, spend more money, get 4 more MP, and end up a camera with the same specs and body but with worse image quality.

All you really get in this new model is the ability to capture photos at a truly horrid ISO 6400 setting, rather than a truly horrid ISO 3200. This is a nice little pocket camera for snapshots, but there really isn't much point of using it over base ISO. And yes, despite these shortcomings, it still beats the pants off a camera phone. If the target market even cares.

And considering the similarity with last year's P300, this upgrade is totally unnecessary.

ukrbearcat,
based on the comparison tool, I cannot see how you come to that P310 has better IQ than P300. No change in the NR can save the P310 a I see it.

Apart from that, I think that such cams do have a purpose.
I would try to get a discount on a P300 in the shop, arguing it is yesterdays model and has less pixels .. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)

After checking the comparison tool, I have to agree with what others have already said.
P310 has markedly poorer IQ than P300.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 08:45 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)

It is cheaper than S100, and even a bit cheaper than a discounted S95, so for some it may be a good camera.
As for comparing it againts regular P&S cameras, then the P310 do have a significant advantage in its F1.8 lens. Most P&S start at F3.5 and a few start at F2.8.

Personally, I would take a discounted S95 over this one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:27 UTC as 29th comment
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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JesperMP: The sample image DSC01011 @ISO2500 looks just as good as or maybe a bit better than my S95 @ISO800. To me, it seems that RX100 delivers on the sensor IQ at high ISO.

Really excited about RX100. Shame I cant really justify replacing my S95 so soon.

Btw. I just hate it when people refer to RX100 or S95 or similar cameras as "point and shoot" cameras. It is a derogative term that does not acknowledge that these cameras gives you as much control as a "higher end" DSLR do. To my opinion RX100, S95 etc. are superior to the typical entry-level DSLR with the kit lens mounted.

No, S95 is not a P&S, similar that RX100 is not a P&S. P&S means that you only have basic controls (all you can do is point and shoot). S95 has all the controls of a serious camera, better than most entry-level DSLRs.

And if IQ defines if a camera is P&S or not (as you seem to argue, but I do not agree), then S95 provides much better IQ than your average P&S camera. It has a bigger and better sensor, and it has a much brighter lens than the average P&S camera.

No, RX100's intended audience is photogs that look for a really pocketable camera, but with as high IQ and full controls possible. Until now S95/S100 was the best option for these requirements. Therefore a comparison is quite reasonable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 14:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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rpm40: People- if you want a camera with a tilting lcd, a viewfinder, a hot shoe, a grip....this isn't the camera for you. They didn''t make a mistake in omitting them, if you ask me. If sony added any of those, it would be an identity crisis for a model that has a well defined purpose- the smallest, most streamlined camera they could make with a big sensor and fast lens.

If they made a camera with all of those features, it would not be a compact. Rather, it would basically be a resurection of the R1. I think it could be a cool camera, but the original R1 did NOT sell well. Maybe if this is a success, sony will follow up with such a camera? Take this rx100, add a hotshoe, EVF, NEX tilt screen, grip, and maybe a zoomier lens (the original R1 was 24-120 eq.), and voila! Sony R2. Then again, you'd be closer in size to the G1x or X10.

It's all a matter of preference, but me- I think this one's a winner.

I agree with rpm40, except I would have liked just a little bit of grip. Small enough grip to not compromise the smallness yet be big enough to comfortably hold it safely.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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attomole: I think Nikon and Sony have hit on the right size of sensor for this sort of camera,

As ever comments are about what it doesn't have, lens is a bit slow at the long end compared to F X10, which would work toward levelling the performance advantage of a larger sensor.

build one with flip out screen and an optical VF to make it a prober street photographers camera and i would be more interested.

Point and shoot have to do something camera phones are swallowing up there market

@marike6
"huge brick" may be an exageration.
So is "absolutely tiny".
I have seen and held J1/V1, and they are indeed bigger than NEX.
And going by the appearant size of RX100 (I have not seen one in real life), J1/V1 is much bigger, especially considering the lens apertures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:37 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

The sample image DSC01011 @ISO2500 looks just as good as or maybe a bit better than my S95 @ISO800. To me, it seems that RX100 delivers on the sensor IQ at high ISO.

Really excited about RX100. Shame I cant really justify replacing my S95 so soon.

Btw. I just hate it when people refer to RX100 or S95 or similar cameras as "point and shoot" cameras. It is a derogative term that does not acknowledge that these cameras gives you as much control as a "higher end" DSLR do. To my opinion RX100, S95 etc. are superior to the typical entry-level DSLR with the kit lens mounted.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:45 UTC as 96th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Just took a look at the test shots at Imaging Resource. Looked at the wide angle 10.4 mm setting in raw and it's pretty clear why they didn't go wider. Fisheye lens included at no extra charge. The jpeg processing removes the distortion but either way (raw/jpeg) the corners weren't what you would hope from Zeiss. Complaining? I pre-ordered one. Hope springs eternal.

It is the way things are going these days.
A zoom lens starting at F1.8 with an image circle for a 1" sensor. How can they make it so small ? Because they compensate for the lens distortion in software. Just like Canon S95/S100.
It is something you just have to accept.

N.B. I have an S95.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:18 UTC
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