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On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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M0P03: I wonder why Allison compares GM1 and Q7 & RX100? Direct rival is Sony NEX-5R (T) 16-50 kit.
I wonder why Panasonic marketologs have cut a grip to make body more slim, if thickest part is a lens, not a grip.

Because an APS-C sensor is much larger and NEX-5R is in different category. It's like asking why didn't they compare it to an FF camera.
The question for GM1 potential buyers is how much they lose compared to similar m4/3 systems.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:41 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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Boerseuntjie: There is just two things that is keeping me from getting these camera's and it's big deal for me, no silent shutter mode and IBIS, I will praise Sony for their engineering and these cameras look amazing but I will stick with NEX-6 for now.
If these cameras had IBIS they would have been killer.

Yeah? And NEX6 you stuck with, of course, has silent shutter and IBIS :-) If those (quite overrated) features are so important I would expect a person to jump to Olympus camp.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: With Sony's latest FF MILCs, we may be seeing the beginning of the end of DSLRs as products for mass consumption.

Nikon and Canon should take heed.

Sooner or later Canikon will have to abandon their DSLR cash cow. They might not be ready to do it just yet. I would expect them to come up with FF DSLRs in 100D body priced much lower than Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:14 UTC

Time to prepare for Newson's Leica fire sale. If Pentax is any indicator it takes a company about a year to realize nobody is going to buy that cr@ppy design and start selling it for pennies.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:32 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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DSPographer: This AA method was discussed almost five years ago in the forums here:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/30005672

Yep, the idea in the public domain, nobody can patent it. But Ricoh may have patented something similar but distinctly different. And as it was mentioned before, the motion blur doesn't have the same characteristics as the AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

It's pretty obvious that motion blur doesn't emulate low-pass filter. Here is a simple counter example: what would be the result of 2*Nyquist output from both?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 02:12 UTC as 254th comment | 2 replies

Only extreme pixel peeping sets them apart and even then impossible to say which one is better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 01:54 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)

That also means if they can grow (or etch) micro-fibers right on the silicon, they can create sensors corrected for curvature and also improve wide angle sensor performance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 8th comment
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)

If they do manage to make this system with millions fibers that would solve the curvature problem and redefine the way lenses are designed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Google+ gets improved Raw-to-JPEG conversion article (50 comments in total)

If that is a solution, then what is the problem?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 00:43 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Google+ gets improved Raw-to-JPEG conversion article (50 comments in total)
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DavidKennard: Not sure why you'd upload a RAW file to Gplus?

Even if people are uploading RAW files, surely extracting the embedded JPEG would be good enough for web size sharing, and give a result similar to an out of camera JPEG? Or do not all RAWs include embedded JPEGs?

Even if somebody wants to use Google simply for storage, there is nothing preventing people to store much smaller jpeg for viewing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 00:42 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review preview (140 comments in total)
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Henrik Herranen: Um, erm...
Have you ridden your lens reviews of resolution/vignetting/distortion charts? Or is it just for this lens? Or is my browser misbehaving?

Maybe DXO software cannot be made to work with Fuji files, there is still a need for formal measurements. What's wrong with shooting standard resolution targets for example?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 19:41 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review preview (140 comments in total)

SOFT written all over it. Now add to that poor focusing and ... what was Fuji thinking releasing such a $700 flop?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: just curious why are fuji cameras look so similar to Leica?

Fuji always tries something weird to get noticed among the completion but it never works.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)

Definite improvement in color saturation and contrast compared to X-E1/Pro1, but still this camera exhibits the same trans-problems: colors are off (red is bloody, green is poisonous, blue is cyan), rendering is plastic, the artifacts and smearing. I think Fuji will soon drop trans sensors, they are behind every Bayer sensor in that price range.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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NCB: One of the most attractive batches of sample pics I've seen for some time. I wonder if Fuji has tweaked the color for "consumer" tastes. Or maybe the default "film" is set to something different from the X-Pro1 and X-E1.

Saturation is higher than the x-e1/pro1, but that only exacerbates Fuji color problems: red tend to be the color of fresh blood; greens look poisonous; blues tend to turn cyan. You can get good color from Fuji only by accident.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 23:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)

Disappointing. The kit lens is poor, noise is high, discoloration, artifacts. They should drop their X, maybe they'll get better results with Bayer sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

The lens is good on the short end, soft on the long end, it's actually measured very similar to Samsung 50-200mm, which is a $200 lens. It's not quite as good as a cheap Canon 55-250mm, and for that $700 one can get Canon 70-200/4L, which is just far better than this Fujinon in every respect.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 07:01 UTC as 4th comment
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ProfHankD: Is this rumor newsworthy just because the color-retro design mix is strange?

It certainly is expected that Fuji will be trying to broaden their appeal. I expect they'll have a FF sensor version on the way too... they'd better, given that Sony will soon have one. Not exciting... yet.

They can't design FF around the small mount they've chosen for these cameras. Since big FF rush is coming soon, I would expect Fuji to abandon the X system and come up with a new mount, new sensors, new lenses -- well, it's Fuji tradition anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 03:00 UTC
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D1N0: Breaking: Rumors hit dpreview! How about the om-d e-m1 rumor? Not enough leaks yet?

DPR is jealous of those other rumor sites, but being under NDA they have to keep their mouths shut. Fuji is obviously not one of their equipment suppliers, so rumors is a fair game.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
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