Pikme

Pikme

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Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (304 comments in total)
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Pikme: A better question might be "Do we really need this type of 'opinion' piece (that conveniently provides lots of clickable opportunities to promote dozens of other cameras for sale) posted as a separate article in dpreview?"

It feels a bit like a scripted argument in a reality tv show, designed to create 'drama' for ratings.

"Obviously this camera is generating a lot of interest, good or bad, and a lot of opinion."

That is exactly what feels 'scripted' to me. But we can agree to disagree here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (304 comments in total)

A better question might be "Do we really need this type of 'opinion' piece (that conveniently provides lots of clickable opportunities to promote dozens of other cameras for sale) posted as a separate article in dpreview?"

It feels a bit like a scripted argument in a reality tv show, designed to create 'drama' for ratings.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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chim91: Once more Panasonic has designed a very useful and capable camera, which today may be the the best compromise between size, versatility, picture quality and price. A logical continuation of the outstanding DMC-FZ50 in 2007. I have also used LX3, LX5 and LX7 and found their lens and picture quality far better than expected from a small camera. However the customer service at least here in Switzerland is horrible. Actually the exact opposite of a customer service. The customer service however is as much an integral part of a camera as the other issues discussed here. In my view this reduced significantly the value of the otherwise charming camera

And people blame declining camera sales on smart phones only!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 22:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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chim91: Once more Panasonic has designed a very useful and capable camera, which today may be the the best compromise between size, versatility, picture quality and price. A logical continuation of the outstanding DMC-FZ50 in 2007. I have also used LX3, LX5 and LX7 and found their lens and picture quality far better than expected from a small camera. However the customer service at least here in Switzerland is horrible. Actually the exact opposite of a customer service. The customer service however is as much an integral part of a camera as the other issues discussed here. In my view this reduced significantly the value of the otherwise charming camera

Absolutely agree about customer service in general and specifically as it relates to Panasonic (in US). I have loved their products and still get tempted, but stopped buying from them a few years ago after too many instances of total customer service failure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

"I've always wanted to get a shot of my sons racing their bikes, and the mirrorless cameras I've used recently just couldn't lock focus fast enough."

Sorry, but to suggest that no other other mirrorless cameras can focus fast enough to take photos of bicycle riders is just ludicrous.

It comes across as hype to push new gear, but actually leaves me confused as to just how fast (or faster) the Nikon 1 really is if other mirrorless cameras can already do this easily enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

Olympus E330 - you forgot the part where dpreview infamously called live view "a solution looking for a problem"!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:16 UTC as 12th comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

A bit infuriating to read this. Those of us who have known for years that there are small cameras 'good enough' for most purposes have been fighting an uphill battle to get reviewers to stop mindlessly tanking cameras for their 'tiny sensors' or fixed lenses. Now that you (that's a generic 'you') have seen the light, you have all sorts of rationalizations as to why these cameras are suddenly good enough 'now'. Yes, the technology has improved, but stubborn mindsets have improved even more.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 19:00 UTC as 255th comment | 8 replies
On Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review article (101 comments in total)

Why do you keep talking about the Olympus XZ-2 but never post a review for it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 21:52 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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RStyga: I do not follow the review priorities of this site. You spend time reviewing a camera like D20 and skip reviewing other much more important ones. This looks bad... almost "dodgy". Shape up a bit, please.

This would be a great review idea for April or May, but starting on June 19 means it will be finished about the time that summer is over. (Kind of like the Christmas round up dpreview posted last Dec 18!) My son's family is on a summer dive trip now, too bad this is too late for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 20:53 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)

dpreview - why do you compare this camera so much to the Olympus XZ-2, but then do not have the XZ-2 included in the table of "main competitors"?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:15 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)

Question for dpreview - The camera has been selling since the beginning of June, your photos were taken in July and August ---- why are we just now seeing them in mid-November? Sincere question, not meant to be a snarky comment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
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