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mpgxsvcd

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Good Lord. It is like it is a brand new camera. Bravo Samsung! That is how you keep your customers happy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (107 comments in total)

They are taking all of their toys and going home like a petulant child.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

2.7K @ 60 FPS sounds very nice. No other consumer camera has that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 04:43 UTC as 11th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1304 comments in total)

64mm is useless. However, 63mm and now we are talking! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 329th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1304 comments in total)

I came into this article thinking I would disagree with it completely. However, after reading it all I can say is “Yup, I completely agree”. Well done Richard. Another great article.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 330th comment
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (267 comments in total)

I know one thing for sure. This entry level Nikon camera will be better than the next 3 generations of the entry level Canon Rebel cameras. None of them offer the bang for the buck that mirror-less does especially if you shoot video as well. However, Nikon is at least trying to make their products remotely competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Looks mighty competitive with the Canon 7D MKII for half the price. I will give up the extra burst rate to gain the swivel touch screen and enough money to buy a few lenses.

Both of them will produce almost identical images under normal conditions. For the more extreme conditions both of them have their benefits and drawbacks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: If you buy any of these cameras you have no clue what actually makes a camera take a better picture. Every single one of these cameras is utterly useless with these ridiculous focal ratios.

That being said. I bet Canon will sell plenty of them just because most of the Canon consumers don’t know any better.

Definitely the Olympus stylus one is a good super zoom as well. There are actually a lot of good ones out there. However, there are probably 2-3 times as many bad ones out there.

I couldn't find a single 25x or greater super zoom that I would recommend. After a certain point extra zoom doesn't really help you. I think that limit is 24x.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I own a D5300, and I can tell you with 100% confidence:
Don't buy this D5500. It is now a dinosaur amongst the new crop of mirrorless cameras.
The physical upgrades over the D5300 are just the touch-screen and newly-designed (single) control dial. You can basically create a flat picture profile on your own.
So many things here that Nikon has done to handicap the 5-series:
- missing front control dial
- no real live-view
- no aperture control during live-view
- the Fn (ISO) button is still small and easy to miss
- battery not as good as the 7-series
- video is still capped at 1080p60 @ 36Mbps
- no PGS time-code in video
- 14bit RAW is lossy compressed (they don't even tell you that)
- flash cannot act as trigger
....and so on.

Much better options over at the Sony and Panasonic camps. I'm disappointed.

Panasonic GH3 is under $1000 and runs circles around this camera and any A-PSC camera Canon has ever made.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: If you buy any of these cameras you have no clue what actually makes a camera take a better picture. Every single one of these cameras is utterly useless with these ridiculous focal ratios.

That being said. I bet Canon will sell plenty of them just because most of the Canon consumers don’t know any better.

There are good super zooms(FZ200, FZ1000, RX10) out there and there are bad ones(anything with more than 25x zoom).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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nunatak: unless the above specs are in error ... seems strange Nikon would downgrade the IQ by removing the lossless NEF compression option.

Compressed RAW does not have to be lossy. If the new compression scheme is lossless then who cares how it is stored?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:20 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Looks mighty competitive with the Canon 7D MKII for half the price. I will give up the extra burst rate to gain the swivel touch screen and enough money to buy a few lenses.

The 7D MKII is not guaranteed to function in those extreme conditions. It is simply covered under warranty if it breaks in those conditions and even then they can still deny the warranty claim if they deem that the conditions do not meet the warranty terms.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:17 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)

I hope Canon is satisfied with the number of customers they already have because these cameras are not going to convince anyone to switch to buying Canon products.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:40 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (267 comments in total)

"the VR image stabilization system should be god for around three stops of stabilization."

"Should be god" = Freudian slip

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:34 UTC as 70th comment
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)

Looks mighty competitive with the Canon 7D MKII for half the price. I will give up the extra burst rate to gain the swivel touch screen and enough money to buy a few lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:29 UTC as 47th comment | 19 replies
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: If you buy any of these cameras you have no clue what actually makes a camera take a better picture. Every single one of these cameras is utterly useless with these ridiculous focal ratios.

That being said. I bet Canon will sell plenty of them just because most of the Canon consumers don’t know any better.

Bad Optical zoom is the same thing as digital zoom. Both of them produce undesirable results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 22:45 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I wish all of the uninformed consumers out there would realize that their phones take better pictures than these cameras would. F6.9 with a 20 megapixel 1 / 2.3 inch sensor is positively useless even in good light. It is way past diffraction at that focal ratio and 20 megapixels is just absurd for that sensor size.

The Canon SX610 HS gets my vote as the worst camera ever made. F3.8-6.9, 25-450mm equiv, 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4+ processor, and 1080/30p videos are all bad things to have in a camera with this small of a sensor.

Selling well and being useful are two totally different things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: The ZS50 is beginning to look like the pinnacle of a 30x pocketable. Yes, it has a small sensor, but the camera is SO easy to drop in a pocket and go, and you still have enthusiast-oriented controls, RAW, EVF, etc.

Yes, you get better IQ with larger sensor, but not 30x zoom (cropping can only go so far). Not too many pocketable cameras with larger sensor yet (LX100, RX100x, G7X, GM1/5, V1?...) and definitely none with the zoom capacity.

Looks like the perfect hiking camera...

The FZ1000 is a better option even with a much shorter zoom. Although it is significantly more expensive but definitely worth it because the focal ratio is so terrible on these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: "Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras."

Why? These are worse than their predecessors.

With an F3.3 - F6.4 focal ratio and a small sensor nothing will make this camera useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 21:35 UTC
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)

"Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras."

Why? These are worse than their predecessors.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 21:32 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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