CAcreeks

CAcreeks

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On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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mcshan: I can't tell from just these samples but I curious if image quality will be that much better than the original G1X? Slightly worse?

I have the original and was always pleased with it as a simple carry around travel camera with some zoom. It will be fun to learn what Canon has changed.

Same, based on the I-R.com comparometer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: In my opinion no brand beats Canon when it comes to natural color. They only need a Foveon-like sensor to complete the perfectness.

Disagree. Canon ranks at best #3 for pleasing colors behind Fuji and Olympus. Canon might have industry worst highlight treatment. If you are using "natural" to avoid the word pleasing, you should look at the Imatest chart - the G1x is far from accurate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:27 UTC

The lens is wider and faster than before. I wonder if corners are less soft at wide angle? Could not find any sample images on the web.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 3rd comment

Do any other enthusiast compacts have 3.5" screen with touch to focus? DPR feature search has only the > 3" constraint. Google search found the Fuji Z800 and Canon SD3500.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 48th comment
On _DSF2816 photo in gunkan's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This one is just amazing! Would like to know how you got this light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 00:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 preview (50 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Sound of crickets, tumble weed rolls past, dog looks away bored.

At least it deserves and got a review, which is more than can be said for the Fuji XP50.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 preview (50 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I wonder how a GoPro 3 Black would stack up against these cameras?

GoPro stills are rather uncompetitive, especially due to wonky colors, but I am in awe of the video they can produce on such a small device.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: If you compare the RAW images @ ISO 400, a not to demanding setting,
the little Canon G15 blows the Fuji X20 away. How very disappointing for a camera manufacturer of this quality and standard. When looking for a small carry-around camera to use when I don't want to use my more serious equipment, I had a brief romance with the X10, liking the build quality, but ended up with the Canon G15 because of the image quality. According to the comparison images in this X20 review, The G15 is still the better camera.

Did you have your settings wrong in the studio widget? I cannot see any significant difference at ISO 400 between the X20 and the G15. X10 and XA2 show more noise. At ISO 3200 the G15 is better because (it looks like) Fuji did not finish coding their JPEG engine.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 16:21 UTC
On Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer review article (20 comments in total)

Is the red ink really necessary? Reds look good to me with just CMY. Photo cyan is the most critical. We have a printer without it and I see problems. Photo magenta, hard to say. Grays might be useful for people who print B&W, which we do not. The gray cartridge just sits there for years waiting to clog.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 22:33 UTC as 16th comment

Less than half the weight of the Panny 14-140 and faster at the wide end. This probably wipes out any remaining advantage of the travel zoom. Now if Olympus would just put a darn 4:3 LCD on their 4:3 cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 21:01 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)

RAW images processed by ACR are far too yellow for both P7700 and G15. If you are trying to convince me to shoot JPEG, you are succeeding.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 23:38 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On The longevity of Raw files - a reconsideration article (12 comments in total)

If cameras wrote 16-bit per color lossless files, such as JPEG 2000, we would have no need for RAW. Also now that cameras produce too many megapixels for most purposes, downsampling is common practice. JPEG is sufficient for that, so perhaps we no longer need RAW anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 20:21 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Despite the retro design, which everybody seems to think is great, this looks exactly like my F750 except for the lens, and the F750/F770 are 16 Mp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 06:43 UTC as 16th comment
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison article (94 comments in total)
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Amin Sabet: Apple already stated - same lens, same sensor. Seems like there is a mistake in the EXIF.

Seems like there is a mistake in the photo, too. The 5 looks wider angle, but I trust Apple press releases a lot more than my own eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)

Is the 18-55/2.8-4.0 relatively small (for its range and speed) because it is non-retrofocus?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 17:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

This seems more vapourware than the S800c, which Nikon says will appear next month. I like the larger screen. Samsung DRO works better for highlights than Nikon ADL. However the zoom is overambitious and I don't understand the purpose of 3G/4G here.

Is there a Samsung lens/sensor similar to this, so I could find reviews? In the past, Samsung has had sub-par high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 17:13 UTC as 8th comment
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Timmbits: I can't wait for them to come out with android toasters too!

If you really want this, a Talkie Toaster app is available for Android, inspired by Red Dwarf. Not sure that it can produce grilled bread products, but it certainly talks.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 16:29 UTC

The iPod Touch doesn't have a phone either, and some people buy it because it doesn't have a phone. This seems rare or non-existent in the Android space, until now. The iPod Touch camera is poor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:10 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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MrPetkus: I'm still annoyed there is no phone. It would be such a well rounded device...

The lack of phone saves about $1000 a year. Personally I find WiFi in more places I go than AT&T cell service - still lacking in Coloma, whitewater capitol of California. I wonder, can we expect image quality similar to the P310?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 22:40 UTC

When was Flickr ever awesome?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 33rd comment
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