Alvar

Alvar

Joined on Jun 15, 2009

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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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Alvar: Great zoom range but pretty disappointing aperture. With a max F3.4 you can't do pretty much anything in low light. That's why people move on to larger sensor cameras, I've tried once to take fast action pics in low light with a similar Canon zoom, how clueless I was, you can do nothing with it.

With so many generations of cams and in 2013, you'd guess they at least be at F1.8, ideally at F1.4 or better. With such small and noisy sensors these cameras are useless and the slow lens doesn't make it better.

Faster lenses in compacts/small sensor cameras should be next hot thing brands should be competing for.

Why have such a big zoom when you can't use it past 6 PM?

You're right but obviously that glass is of better quality than a superzoom one. If any camera maker can make folded zooms, Sony translucent mirrors, some hybrid AF, etc, why can't they work on faster lenses?

I mean the generation before this camera had a an F2.7 lens, why step back almost a full stop with an F3.4? Probably this generation should have been an F2.

What I'm saying is that I'm sure there are ways to design faster lenses for compacts but there is not an interesting to do that in the first place 'cause mostly everyone overlooks that. They're squeezing 20X zooms in little compacts. If there was an interest in developing that technology, it wouldn't be so hard to have compacts with lenses like that. As it isn't hard to watch a cinema 35mm sized sensor in a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 16:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

Great zoom range but pretty disappointing aperture. With a max F3.4 you can't do pretty much anything in low light. That's why people move on to larger sensor cameras, I've tried once to take fast action pics in low light with a similar Canon zoom, how clueless I was, you can do nothing with it.

With so many generations of cams and in 2013, you'd guess they at least be at F1.8, ideally at F1.4 or better. With such small and noisy sensors these cameras are useless and the slow lens doesn't make it better.

Faster lenses in compacts/small sensor cameras should be next hot thing brands should be competing for.

Why have such a big zoom when you can't use it past 6 PM?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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drbird: Certainly a nice camera....Just take it out in the cold (-26°C - 32°C) on day two both camera were still working perfect just both displays were unusable...the EVF went black/grey the rear LCD was black. This was the same with the 5DMK III but at least we could still use the OVF. This and the delay of the EVF for birds in flight or other action shots were seeing what you capture is important just makes it a no go for me. btw the displays came back to live when we got down from the mountains ...another drawback was that the camera was just eating batteries in the cold about 5-8 times more than equivalent cameras with OVF. Sure the camera is fine for many things but I pray that the OVF will stay with us for a long time to come.

Shamael is right, but it'd be great if the A99 could work at those extreme temperatures.

What I also find that doesn't make sense on this otherwise great cam is that why one of the greatest features of this, Phase AF in live view, doesn't work in manual exposure for video.

That's a bummer!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review article (187 comments in total)

Checked the review and everything looks nice, except the lack of mic jack, but the camera is literally dying at ISO 800, companies really understimate the customer, change the sensor ASAP.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 18:03 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Yeah, I never understood why did they lock compacts with 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" sensors. They are simply unacceptable upwards 400 ISO. If they want to keep the size they should at least give a good 1600 ISO and fast lenses. Compacts are mostly good in the day and in the night only with flash wich is a pain.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 17:20 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Dog Attack in the Reportage (2) challenge (1 comment in total)

What happened to the skater?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:45 UTC as 1st comment
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