Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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It's a photo accessory. It is supposed to be expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:13 UTC as 11th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)
In reply to:

Trollshavethebestcandy: The K-01 is one reason alien life forms seek intelligent life forms on other planets. Surely an intelligent life form could not allow such visual evil to exist.
Seriously that cam is so hideous I could use it for shark repellent in a tank full of starving sharks and topped off with blood and bacon.

I don't think it was that bad. It did had a toyish look though. If you want to see the most hideous camera ever made, Google image the Konika Aiborg. The thing looks inflated, angry or just melted.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 14:30 UTC
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

I had the Fujifilm 6800Z. It was an odd designed vertical styled point and shoot. It didn't have standout features other than the design, but it did shoot video with sound. Hard to believe it was 12 years ago already.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 83rd comment

I can see someone walking around with this rig and tripping or stepping off of a ledge... See if the warranty covers that!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 35th comment
On Ricoh announces HZ15 Europe-only compact superzoom article (66 comments in total)

And so begins the dissolution of the Pentax name.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 16:32 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-500 Real-world Samples Gallery article (31 comments in total)

Images are excellent. The kit lens is atrocious. Anything not in the center is soft. I have the DL kit lens and it is much better. I'd recheck with another sample.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 17:34 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)

Looks like Canon has a new approach to noise reduction. They seem to be letting more grain show through rather than try to obliterate it at high ISOs. I think it looks much better this way. Of course people will complain about the noise now. Nikon N1 cameras and the LX7 are similar at handling the noise. Much better than looking at a smeary water color mess.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 00:06 UTC as 14th comment

I can't stand the shills. They come in the comments or forums and shill some site, acting like it is regular conversation. One example is the user who shilled some memory card recovery service. It was their only two posts and awoke an old thread to post. Sometimes it is hard to tell if they are for real unless you check their profile.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 80th comment
On Canon announces PowerShot N Facebook ready edition article (48 comments in total)

300 bucks for any camera with a 1/2.3 sensor is asking too much.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

I bought an Epson PhotoPC in early 1996. I chose it over the QV-10 because it had 640x480 resolution over the QV-10's 320x240. The Epson lacked a view screen and battery life was ~20 shots!

In the early 90's my employer bought a Canon still digital camera that took these mini "video floppy disks". It had 640x480 resolution, had a proprietary interface card that was installed in the computer's internal expansion slot. It made very good pictures for the resolution but it was very expensive. Hard to believe that was over 20 years ago now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:25 UTC as 51st comment
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

I learned back in the film days that shooting in overcast conditions will often yield more pleasing results because of the huge contrast between light and shadow is not an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 14:14 UTC as 40th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

I like the new test scene, but it would seem not to challenge a D800 or a 645D much as these could out resolve much of the detail in this scene. The 645D in raw mode is amazing in the detail it pulls out. The next generation of high end cameras won't be challenged at all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 23:47 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies
On Prepare yourself for the 41-megapixel watch post (61 comments in total)

...and probably makes better images than today's point and shoot cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 40th comment

That's about the actual size of the Pentax 67 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 95th comment
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)

Lower cost compacts (where I expect much of the sales to be) produce basically garbage for image quality. Might as well just use the better camera phones.

I bought one of the last good cheap compacts and won't drop a dime on the newer ones. I also bought a mirrorless changeable lens camera last year that I'm happy with, so I have no need to upgrade since the market offers nothing better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 63rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 preview (50 comments in total)

Compared to the Canon D20, this camera looks soft, lacks detail and has lots of noise/mottling in areas of fine detail. At 6mp less, the D20 shows more detail in the face etching and is cleaner all over. Detail is smeared away in the Sony. This is why it is pointless to put high pixel counts on small sensors. But, hey, the market for which this camera is aimed is not supposed to care.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 37th comment

Don't you just love the reviews where the person says something like, "I don't actually own the product but I would not recommend it because...". At least they admit never buying or actually using the product, but why they bother reviewing is beyond me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 14:14 UTC as 46th comment
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (95 comments in total)

"Good image quality for its class." I think that should read, "Good image quality compared to a camera phone. I don't understand why no one makes a decent durable P&S camera. Canon came close with the D10. They need to get a 12mp 1/1.7" BSI sensor in there and stop screwing around with the 16mp pinhead junk.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 18:39 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Dear Santa...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 14:24 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

I like the form factor of this camera because it allows for discreet shooting. Lytro should produce an "ordinary camera" version of this without the light field technology for people who are not interested in it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 01:46 UTC as 15th comment
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