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The processed RAWs have so much noise for ISO 100. The jpegs are so incredibly soft. Canon really needs to work on sensor design. I normally leave positive comments, but I am disappointed with what I see.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:49 UTC as 49th comment
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

I have no issue with the size. It is just thick enough for a comfortable grip. With a set of pancake lenses, it is still pretty small and I can pop on my 300mm lens without having to buy some rip off $250 adapter.

The problem for me is the price. $900 is too much. $600 makes more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 14:27 UTC as 80th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

Amazing resolution for the price. Gives up little to the 645D in terms of resolution. Only in the smallest print and detail does the 645D show the edge.

At high ISO, it simply can't match the 645D in noise performance, but that's expected. For 1/3rd the price you get a pretty good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 15:59 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Impressive image quality. I was wondering about the 4/3rd format sensor with higher MP counts, but my concerns are at ease.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 20:14 UTC as 11th comment
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)
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jj74e: I don't see what advantage flexible screens will provide for camera designs. A curved screen would skew what an image would look like on any other flat screen (unless for some reason people start wanting curved screens on their laptops, TVs, etc.), so flat screens would still be the practical choice even if flexible screens mean different body shapes? But maybe I'm missing something

Also, is this article saying that AMOLED screens only save energy when there are black parts present (because then they can simply turn off)? I thought AMOLED technology was inherently more efficient than LCDs regardless of what the image is presenting.

Flexible means the screen won't be cracked if the device is dropped. Probably the biggest problem with cell phones. This can mean more durable cameras can be engineered at a lower cost.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:18 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)

Its as big as the K5! No it's not.
No swivel LCD! Big deal.
No GPS1. Who cares. Buy something else.
Its too thick. Good. Better to grip.

Hey, it has a food and pet mode. I'm there!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:53 UTC as 170th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)
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YoHahnMD: I've always thought that the camera company that made their mirrorless cameras use their DSLR lenses without an adapter would be the big winner!

Interesting that Pentax is the first to do that . . .

Now, if only we can get Pentax cameras back into the stores (USA) where the buyers can see them before they buy!

Then they might be a big hit!


As for it's appearance, it has a kind of 1980's boxy-retro-toy-robot look to it!

Not too sure how I like that . . .

I think retaining the K mount is smart even if the camera is thicker. A thicker camera is more comfortable to hold anyway.

I have a feeling Canon might try a mirrorless EOS mount camera that is a bit smaller than the Rebel line. We'll see...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:36 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 comments in total)

The thicker design is actually better grippable and more comfortable to me. I'm not sure about the thin camera craze anyway. It has the big APS-C sensor with great IQ.

I love how they kept the K mount. No new lensmount and I can mount all my old lenses with out some overpriced adapter! With Pentax's pancake lenses, it won't be that much larger than other mirrorless ILCs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 15:32 UTC as 276th comment

As a small business owner (not photography), I feel for the photographers and other small business owners. I put out a lot of quotes and get few bites. I know people get "sticker shock" when they want something custom produced. Photography is like that. Owning a business is not easy, nor is it cheap.

I'm not complaining though. It can also be fun and rewarding. After years of struggling, I'm doing much better.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 15:33 UTC as 163rd comment

At least put in a BSI 12MP sensor. These 16mp sensors produce horrible images from the samples I've seen. Keep on stuffin', I won't be buyin'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I was wondering if anyone was ever going to put a sensor in a manual style SLR body. Sounds interesting if not a niche product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 54th comment | 9 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)

I'm impressed! Fringing is well controlled and images look like they are from an APS SLR. There is a bit of sharpness loss at wide angle in the corners, but that is given. When camera is off, lens stows nicely in the body. Not a pocket camera by any means, but pretty compact for the sensor size. Canon made a winner!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 02:05 UTC as 83rd comment
On Olympus announces SP-620UZ 21x 'Ultrazoom' camera article (7 comments in total)

The styling looks to be from 10 years ago. A shame they are all going to the 16mp sensor. I've not seen a camera with one that made usable images. Of course this is a budget cam.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ricoh GR Digital IV Preview Samples article (33 comments in total)
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grafli: wonderful lens, but not so good sensor.
there is some noise at ISO 80 like a new DSLR has it at ISO 800
And ISO 3200 is not as good as a Canon S95, my opinion.

Having had the S95, I think this camera is better. Instead of smearing the noise away along with detail, they let some noise show and retain the shadow detail. Canon: take a hint. A bit of luminance noise is not so bad.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 23:39 UTC
On Variation Facts and Fallacies article (231 comments in total)

One reason I like primes. Zooms are obviously more complex with the extra movements and elements that are necessary to make them work. This, coupled with plastic parts that seem to require wider tolerances, make for a better chance to get a dog. And that I have.

I love the silky smooth focus rings of the old metal lenses and the no wiggle when you shake it rigid body. I must say that after collecting numerous types of these lenses, sometimes two or three copies of the same lens, I never had one that was soft on one side or had some other quality issue.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 00:39 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

I used to be an IT manager for an engineering company. This is the way nearly ALL the software was licensed: It required some sort of USB dongle or a license server or still needed to be authorized like Windows OS or MS Office did (or does?). With most of the engineering software, you paid to use it for a year. If that expired, you paid to renew or lose use of the software and are charged full price of the software if you wanted to use it again.

Depending on the software, we figured it cost us $15,000 for a workstation, but that is still small compared to the cost of the human running it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 15:25 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On Just published - a quick Pentax 645D sample gallery article (132 comments in total)

The studio comparison tool here on DPR shows just how amazing this camera is. Compare it to any FF SLR. It is just not the megapixel count, it is also the sharpness and clarity of the images at full view.

Unfortunately it comes at a price. The cost and weight of the camera and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 15:19 UTC as 26th comment
On Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review article (159 comments in total)

I agree with DPR's assessment. Shoot this thing RAW to get the 24mp resolution expected.

Noise at higher ISOs is a disappointment. Low noise at high ISO is part of the attraction of larger sensors. Compared the other cameras RAW noise is two stops worse and nearly 3 stops vs. the K5. The Sony 16mp sensor seems to be the current APS-C champ. This camera is a victim of the megapixel race. RIP

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 15:20 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery article (113 comments in total)

I'm impressed! First, it has a good lens that stays reasonably sharp into the very corners. Full res shots are not as soft as I was expecting from this type of sensor. Noise is not too bad at higher ISOs even in high res mode.

I like the X10's handling of noise. A little is allowed to show rather than attempting to smear it with strong NR. Low contrast detail in darker area shows.

I had the S95 and while it is a fine camera, I was never "at home" with its jpeg rendering. To me, the X10 is the camera to move on to.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 15:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Report: Nikon at PPE 2011 article (42 comments in total)

"The T300 combines the P7100's 10MP CMOS sensor with 'luxury' styling and a small form-factor."

Can someone clear up the confusion here? Either the T300 is some new model or this is a P300 and the sensor is not the same as the P7100 nor is it CCD.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 21:42 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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