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mpgxsvcd

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On Nikon D5500 Review preview (321 comments in total)

You have to really do something special to get the Gold award now and I am OK with that fact.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 78th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)
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eno2: What I need to know?
I tell Nikon what they need to know!

This is overpriced and bulkier piece of joke, with 4K 15 fps video LOL. Nikon does not get it, they've iterated the same piece of crap for five generations and still wander why they have trouble selling it. This camera should be two times slimmer and 349$ (when announced).

Canon can only dream of 4K @ 15 FPS. They can only do 4K @ ZERO frame per second at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120 fps at 1280 x 720……. LX7 did the same back in 2012….

The LX7 did not do it very well though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)
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Homam: What good is 4k at 15 fps!!??

4K @ 15 FPS is very good for filming kids blowing out candles in low light. There is very little motion and the lower frames per second usually means longer shutter duration are possible during video.

Most people that buy this camera will only use the video for things like birthday parties and home videos. It has great options for all types of situations which is what the consumers it is targeted for want.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:42 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think most people are missing the big picture here. This camera is a huge leap over its predecessors. It has great AF, excellent video features including very good 1080p @ 60 FPS, class leading 20 FPS burst, a very small size with a decent grip, a built-in flash, and most importantly a very reasonable initial price.

Sure everyone wants 4K @ 30 FPS, a hot shoe, a built-in EVF, and a faster aperture kit lens. However, those things all cost a lot of money. For this camera to be successful it has to appeal to customers who aren’t willing to shell out the money for an LX100, RX100 MK III, or a G7x.

This camera is meant for people that want a small interchangeable lens camera that takes better photos and videos than their phone. This camera will do that for a very reasonable price.

I wouldn't buy this camera myself because I have the LX100. However, I would recommend this camera to someone who isn’t willing to pay that price but insists on getting an interchangeable lens camera.

The problem with the 1 series cameras of the past was that their initial price was a little hard to swallow. They seemed to have remedied that issue with this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think most people are missing the big picture here. This camera is a huge leap over its predecessors. It has great AF, excellent video features including very good 1080p @ 60 FPS, class leading 20 FPS burst, a very small size with a decent grip, a built-in flash, and most importantly a very reasonable initial price.

Sure everyone wants 4K @ 30 FPS, a hot shoe, a built-in EVF, and a faster aperture kit lens. However, those things all cost a lot of money. For this camera to be successful it has to appeal to customers who aren’t willing to shell out the money for an LX100, RX100 MK III, or a G7x.

This camera is meant for people that want a small interchangeable lens camera that takes better photos and videos than their phone. This camera will do that for a very reasonable price.

I wouldn't buy this camera myself because I have the LX100. However, I would recommend this camera to someone who isn’t willing to pay that price but insists on getting an interchangeable lens camera.

I think more people are getting caught up with the fact that they think 4K @ 15 FPS is useless instead of highlighting the fact that this camera can do excellent 1080p @ 60 FPS video and even good 1080p @ 120 FPS slow motion.

The 4K @ 15 FPS is just a bonus for those situations with slower motion and lower light. Remember 15 FPS usually allows you to use longer shutter durations than 30 FPS. That means better low light performance as well.

I see a lot more that is “right” with this camera than I do that is “wrong” with this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (492 comments in total)

I think most people are missing the big picture here. This camera is a huge leap over its predecessors. It has great AF, excellent video features including very good 1080p @ 60 FPS, class leading 20 FPS burst, a very small size with a decent grip, a built-in flash, and most importantly a very reasonable initial price.

Sure everyone wants 4K @ 30 FPS, a hot shoe, a built-in EVF, and a faster aperture kit lens. However, those things all cost a lot of money. For this camera to be successful it has to appeal to customers who aren’t willing to shell out the money for an LX100, RX100 MK III, or a G7x.

This camera is meant for people that want a small interchangeable lens camera that takes better photos and videos than their phone. This camera will do that for a very reasonable price.

I wouldn't buy this camera myself because I have the LX100. However, I would recommend this camera to someone who isn’t willing to pay that price but insists on getting an interchangeable lens camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

Let me know when they start selling an interchangeable lens GoPro. It could have a water proof housing that the lenses attach to and the lenses themselves would be waterproof. That would be a really cool idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (783 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I admit it. I jumped ahead to see if it got a Gold award or not. It almost appears that Dpreview is being more reserved in giving out Gold awards lately or even giving a camera an award at all. I think that is a good thing.

It seemed like all a camera had to do to get the Gold award before was to actually take pictures and perhaps shoot some form of video.

Now it seems like if the camera is just a warmed over version of its predecessor then it won’t get any award at all. If it is a great camera but doesn’t really stand out then it gets Silver. And it will only get the Gold award if it truly is a step above all of its other competition.

Those are great changes to add to the always great content that Dpreview puts out in their reviews.

If the 5Ds ever even exists. We are still about 2 months out of when they said it would be released. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be even longer than that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 02:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (783 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am starting to think that a Canon Camera, with a Sony Sensor, Nikon Processing, Panasonic Videos capabilities, Fuji Hybrid Viewfinder, and Olympus 5 axis stabilization would pretty be the end all be all.

If only they would all collaborate on one camera together the world would be a better place.

I would be willing to pay whatever price they came up with for that camera. The only reason it would have a Canon body is because so many millions of people will only buy a camera with the Canon name on it. It isn’t because the Canon body is functionally better. It would just appear to be better to those people that wouldn’t dare look at anything else. To everyone else it wouldn’t matter who made it because they would know about all of the great things it had inside of it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (783 comments in total)

I am starting to think that a Canon Camera, with a Sony Sensor, Nikon Processing, Panasonic Videos capabilities, Fuji Hybrid Viewfinder, and Olympus 5 axis stabilization would pretty be the end all be all.

If only they would all collaborate on one camera together the world would be a better place.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 166th comment | 8 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (783 comments in total)

I admit it. I jumped ahead to see if it got a Gold award or not. It almost appears that Dpreview is being more reserved in giving out Gold awards lately or even giving a camera an award at all. I think that is a good thing.

It seemed like all a camera had to do to get the Gold award before was to actually take pictures and perhaps shoot some form of video.

Now it seems like if the camera is just a warmed over version of its predecessor then it won’t get any award at all. If it is a great camera but doesn’t really stand out then it gets Silver. And it will only get the Gold award if it truly is a step above all of its other competition.

Those are great changes to add to the always great content that Dpreview puts out in their reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 185th comment | 2 replies
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera looks great when you compare it to almost 3 year old cameras like the LX7 that were half the price of the X30. However, when you compare it to modern cameras(Rx100 MK III and LX100) you will see that its undersized sensor is its Achilles’ heel.

Yes the RX100 MK III and LX100 are more expensive than the X30. However, the extra money is well worth it. The X30 is a nice effort but they simply choose the wrong sensor size. It needs at least a 1 inch sensor and closer to 4/3” would have been much better.

The LX7 was selling for $275 about 4-5 months after it came out. It stayed at that price on and off for almost a year and then went back up closer to $350-$400 more recently.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (928 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Just curious why the Panasonic LX100 and the Sony RX100 MK III are not listed in the same category as this camera. In fact I can’t find those cameras at all even when I check the “include all categories” box.

If this camera is in the Premium Enthusiast category what category are the LX100 and R100 MK III in?

I guess I found the answer to my question. The LX100 and RX100 MK III are in the “Enthusiast Large Sensor Compact Camera” category. That actually makes sense because the small sensor is the biggest drawback for the X30.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (928 comments in total)

Just curious why the Panasonic LX100 and the Sony RX100 MK III are not listed in the same category as this camera. In fact I can’t find those cameras at all even when I check the “include all categories” box.

If this camera is in the Premium Enthusiast category what category are the LX100 and R100 MK III in?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 20:03 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am going to blame Allison Johnson for everything from now on because she told us to.

Just joking of course. Thank you for all of your efforts here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)

I am going to blame Allison Johnson for everything from now on because she told us to.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:34 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)

For clarity: This did not receive an award at all(No Gold or Silver), right? I see the score for the camera now but I wanted to make sure its award was not omitted accidentally like the score was omitted by accident originally.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:32 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera looks great when you compare it to almost 3 year old cameras like the LX7 that were half the price of the X30. However, when you compare it to modern cameras(Rx100 MK III and LX100) you will see that its undersized sensor is its Achilles’ heel.

Yes the RX100 MK III and LX100 are more expensive than the X30. However, the extra money is well worth it. The X30 is a nice effort but they simply choose the wrong sensor size. It needs at least a 1 inch sensor and closer to 4/3” would have been much better.

I understand that user experience is very important. However, image quality is equally as important if not more important. The comparison images in this review show that the X30 does not produce acceptable results for this price range at any ISO value.

If this camera was a $275 camera like the LX7 was when I bought it then I might consider. Since the X30 is twice the price there are much better options for a little bit extra money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (315 comments in total)

This camera looks great when you compare it to almost 3 year old cameras like the LX7 that were half the price of the X30. However, when you compare it to modern cameras(Rx100 MK III and LX100) you will see that its undersized sensor is its Achilles’ heel.

Yes the RX100 MK III and LX100 are more expensive than the X30. However, the extra money is well worth it. The X30 is a nice effort but they simply choose the wrong sensor size. It needs at least a 1 inch sensor and closer to 4/3” would have been much better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 13:12 UTC as 71st comment | 9 replies
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