RikMaxSpeed: I use an Olympus PEN with the "thirds grid" enabled when shooting - however Olympus have taken a slightly odd decision of narrowing the central bands, the lines are not equally spaced and the cross-points are somewhat closer to the centre of the frame - a good idea? what do you think?
I guess they did not align the grid with the rule of thirds in mind, but with the golden ratio, which is a better idea anyway.
Thoughts: I would not take photos with this camera in RAW format. It is meant to be a fun camera after all.
Having detail smeared by crappy in-camera noise reduction is fun?
Ooooh, the oil-paint filter, I want the oil paint filter!
antoineb: Duly shot at f11 where diffraction must be a clear issue - why?
of course the test scene needs f11 for enough DOF - but surely this cannot take precedence over the need to deliver relevant results?
as it stands, these shots at f11 will suffer from diffraction BEFORE they show limits of the sensor resolution.
therefore these are cute test shots - but they're essentially useless.
These should be re-done at f5.6
Since the D800 is full-format, it should not be diffraction limited at f11
METROMODEPHOTO: OH, YEAH" I WOULD LIKE TO UPGRADE FROM MY AWSOME 7D APS SENSOR TO A FULL SIZE SENSOR SOME DAY AND END THE GET THE LATEST AND THE NEWEST "RAT-RACE" SOME DAY BUT, I AM WELL DISAPPOINTED WITH THE RIDICULOUS "ONE" MORE MP 21MP 5D-2 TO A 22MP 5D-3 UPGRADE. YES,IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE SINCE NIKON OFFERED 36MP WITH THE NICE OPTION OF GOING DOWN TO 22MP FOR EXTRA FINE DETAIL AND SOME DAY IF YOU LIKE TO BLOW UP LARGE PHOTOS AND GET THE EXTRA DETAILS WELL ITS ALL THERE AND READILY AVAILABLE. ITS JUST LIKE HAVING AN SLR THAT SHOOTS HD VIDEO.I DO NOT DO VIDEO YET BUT AS I SAID BEFORE, IT IS NICE TO HAVE THE OPTION TO. "YES, OPTIONS ARE GOOD.
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Bomple: Please dpreview, if that camera has the same restriction about shooting raw as the s95 and s100 (no raw in full auto and scene modes), at least mention it somewhere in the review.
This is really annoying and a big "con" for me.
I am also aware that this restriction is by design, but I think it is bad design. Is there really anyone who _wants_ his camera to switch back to jpeg when in full auto?
Let's play it the other way round: People with limited photographic experience won't switch to raw anyway.People with big photographic experience probably want their camera to stay in raw mode even if switched to full auto.
I simply don't see why the image quality should be tied to the shooting mode in any way. It doesn't make sense.
@TJGKG: It's well hidden in the manual, the only reference I found is in the appendix, there's a table showing which setting is available in which mode. There you can see that raw is only available in the p/a/s/m modes.And the review of the s100 consists of 15 pages, so I don't see why there shouldn't be room for one additional sentence mentioning the raw restriction.
@ecapdeville: I'm perfectly aware how to use the P mode, thank you very much. It's still no replacement for the auto mode, and it doesn't prevent anyone from switching my camera to full auto either. As I told you, I'm not the only one taking pictures with my camera.
@lightsculpture: you are wrong. Starting with the 500D canon dropped this ridiculous restriction, at least for the rebel series. From the review: "For the first time in a 'Rebel' class camera, RAW image recording is available in the 'Basic Zone' (thank you Canon)."Thank you dpreview for mentioning it.
About the G1X: I found the manual online, prepare to be shocked. The G1X has the same pointless restriction as the s95 and s100. That means no raw in full auto or scene modes.So why would I want this? Simply because I am not the only one taking pictures with my camera. Sometimes my wife uses it (and she has no clue how to use the P/A/S/M modes), or someone else with limited photographic experience. It would be nice to set the camera to full auto and then have the added flexibility of raw to correct whatever has gone wrong.
I doubt that the s95 and s100 are targeted for casual point and shoot users, or they wouldn't offer raw in the first place. They are meant for photographers wanting a smaller package than a dslr, but without sacrificing too much image quality or photographic control. But somehow canon has decided that us photographers are not mature enough to know when to use what image quality setting.
The main point here is that DPREVIEW DIDN'T MENTION IT in the review! Not even a single word about it.
Please dpreview, if that camera has the same restriction about shooting raw as the s95 and s100 (no raw in full auto and scene modes), at least mention it somewhere in the review.
voz: Raw would have been nice...
yes, raw is for those who actually can get it right in the camera, but don't like the crappy processing the cameras do and want to enhance the image quality even further. Or for those who want to do black and white conversions with channel mixing, without the limits that 8-bit jpegs impose on you.
NowHearThis: The paragraphs above say *optical stabilization* but the spec list says sensor shift... which is it DPR?
Well, sensor shift _is_ a kind of optical stabilisation...
Bomple: Hi, there's a very annoying restriction in the s95 which limits the use of raw to the P/A/S/M modes. Unfortunately this wasn't mentioned in the review of the s95.
Does anyone know if this restriction is still present in the s100?
I downloaded the manual of the s100 and the restriction is still there.That means no raw in full auto or scene modes.
I think this should have been mentioned somewhere in the review, as this is a major flaw of the camera and severely limits the use of raw.
Hi, there's a very annoying restriction in the s95 which limits the use of raw to the P/A/S/M modes. Unfortunately this wasn't mentioned in the review of the s95.