Simon97

Simon97

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

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On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I have the feeling the camera will end up selling for less, awhile after it shows up in the stores. It all depends on how it sells initially compared to the Nikon and Sony. It might sell in the $1600-1800 range. Not bad for full frame.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 300th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)

Compare the higher ISO RAWs. The K30 has a really fine grain and retains high detail. Very interesting since it uses a Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 18:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)

DPR, The high ISO jpeg page shows the the competitive cameras still set with low ISO. At least it does on my computer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 15:07 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

That certain other camera test site has samples up with many showing the same scene at different ISOs. ISO 1600 is nearly free of noise. Great camera for those old primes that APS-C cameras made too telephoto.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 21:23 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison article (94 comments in total)

The 5 image looks like a water color in the details. Obvious heavy NR. The 4s is nothing great either.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 01:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

I'm glad someone's pushing the envelope. At this rate, it will be "SoNikon" as Canon will slip to a distant third. Perhaps Canon has something coming. Nothing much so far...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 66th comment

Good detail retention at high ISO without being too noisy. Probably as good as it gets at this price point.

I still think Pentax needs a more entry level model like Canon, Nikon and Sony. One can purchase a kit for $500 these days at any department store. The entry model is a gateway into a system for many folks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Exhibition Review: 8x10 By Impossible article (85 comments in total)
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magneto shot: let it go guys.... embrace the new dawn. typewriters are long gone....

True artists won't necessarily embrace modern technology the way gadget geeks do.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)

One thing I like about the NEX is the the grip. The thing that makes little sense is the small thin body, yet you need relatively large lenses unless you stick to pancakes exclusively. Lens size is where u4/3rds makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:59 UTC as 32nd comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)

This is a good camera with a larger than typical P&S sensor. Much cleaner images than the 1/1.7" sensor compacts. I think a lot of people would be happy with it. I do have some nitpicks however...

Even at low ISO with the lens zoomed, noise does show. I applaud Sony for not trying to smear it away. The lens is a bit soft off axis. Sony should have used a 15 or 16mp sensor. This way the noise and lens would not be so challenging.

Lastly, an important thing to me, is that dynamically compressed audio manufacturers use on digicams. It makes background sounds thundering loud and live music impossible to record with any quality. At least have the ability to turn it off for natural sound quality.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 20:56 UTC as 116th comment | 7 replies

Jpeg shooters will love the the high ISO performance. The already great D7000 is bested with the K30's better saturation, sharper detail and about the same noise at ISO 3200. If this camera lives up to its spec sheet, it will be the top pick. Pentax/Ricoh need to MARKET the darn thing!

IMHO, Pentax needs an entry level model unless the price on the K30 drops quite a bit. You can pick up a Canikon entry kit for around $500 these days. A good entry model will draw new shooters into your system.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I "get" what this camera is for, but I don't get the $180 MSPR. No video, even smaller than the usual small 1/3" sensor. Price should be $49 and blister packed, hanging next to the Vivitars.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 15:12 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review article (129 comments in total)
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Simon97: The grip on the NEX series makes them feel good in the hand. The trouble for me is, the lenses are so large it takes the advantage of the compactness away. This is why the 4/3rds makes more sense. The Nikon 1 system is even smaller when you want to use the telephoto lens.

Geez people... I wasn't commenting on the IQ. The NEX does have the advantage of APS-C sensors. The 4/3rds 16mp sensor is not bad however.

The NEX grip is smaller than the SLR styled cameras but much better then PEN, Panasonic GF and Nikon 1 cameras. Outside of SLRs it feels the best to me.

Finally, the Nikon 1 30-110mm is very small and it scores very good (but not great) in image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 17:11 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review article (129 comments in total)

The grip on the NEX series makes them feel good in the hand. The trouble for me is, the lenses are so large it takes the advantage of the compactness away. This is why the 4/3rds makes more sense. The Nikon 1 system is even smaller when you want to use the telephoto lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 14:21 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
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wootpile: Bleh review from dpreview again. Can't you guys even take focused studio shots any more?

If you look at focus scale (next to the black box with the colored puff balls), you can see that the focus is SPOT ON. Seems like they used a wider aperture. Not sure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 14:28 UTC

Looking at the RAWs, they are better than the 4/3rds cameras and a bit behind the NEX in the comparison. It makes me wonder why the jpegs look like a crappy P&S at higher ISOs. If it has NR control, turn it way down.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 14:26 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

Where do you insert the mini DV tape?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review article (210 comments in total)

Interesting technology. I can see this combine with perhaps a 2 or 3x zoom lens so that pixel count does not need to be reduced as much with zooming and lens quality not sacrificed as well. The images here are much better than the current crop of 16mp compacts that are just atrocious.

Dynamic range is my only concern. It won't be adopted by serious shooters with that highlight clipping issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 23:29 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (94 comments in total)

Looks good. The lens is sharp in the center but struggles mightily near the edges to the point I'd call it unacceptable. Being a 7.5x zoom comparable to the 28-200mm zooms of the film days, you can't expect it to be perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 01:09 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC HX20V Review article (61 comments in total)

Resizing the images to 10 mp makes them usable, but there is still a lot of mottling around edges. The $350+ price is way to much to ask for such a lousy image quality. The 12 mp BSI sensor, while not great, was better then this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 15th comment
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