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Casio QV 300
Canon A5
Casio EXlim7
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Panasonic Lumix FZ18
Canon G9
Canon A570 IS
Canon A720 IS
Olympus E510 - w/kit lenses, 70-300, Panny Leica 14-50 f 2.8
Panasonic Lumix LX3
Fuji S100fs
Fuji S2 Pro
Fuji S5 Pro
Nikon 50 1.8, Tamron 90 2.8 Macro
Olympus E330
Olympus E520 w/kit 40-150 (new), Zuiko 18-180, Zuiko 50 f2
Canon G11
Pentax K-x w/kit 18-55, 55-300, FA 50 1.4, multiple old K and screw mount manual lenses
Canon G7
Sony R1
Canon EOS 10D
Olympus E-PL1
Panasonic G1
mZuiko 14-42, 17 2.8
Panny 20 1.7, 45-200
Sony TX5
Sigma DP1s
Fuji S200EXR
Panasonic LX5
Olympus E620, kit lenses, 50 f2, 14-54 Mk I, FL36R
Olympus E420
Sony HX100V
Olympus XZ-1
Panasonic G2
Panasonic 14-45


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In reply to:

tkbslc: "In the field of digital cameras, we will seek to achieve collaboration in a manner that further improves the competitiveness of the two companies."

Considering that NEX and m4/3 directly compete, I wonder what that means.

It would be nice if it meant a Sony NEX with a respectable kit lens like the ones Olympus usually puts together.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:47 UTC
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jquagga: I think many folks give you guys/gals way too much grief on what you do and I try to be positive. However you did ask for feedback so, I'm sorry in advance!

I think this moves the ball the wrong directly. "Community-based moderation" will be abuse city. Trolling, fanboyism - if you're going to enable this I'd like the option to completely disable it. i.e., I want to view the forums without the moderation at all. I don't care a troll mod'ed something down. I want to see it.

Blue on black is harder to read than yellow on black. At least there is the option to revert. Can we make that part of my default profile so I'm always reverted?

Where's the mobile layout or tapatalk integration? That's one of the major limitations of the current layout.

As others have said, why aren't you moving to something standard? Why not leverage work others have done and implement a modern forum system many already use?

Why not ask for input before pouring months of work in?

The font size should be changed within your browser settings. It isn't something that can be set at their end and affect every different browser that reads it.
Just make the change within your own settings.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:09 UTC
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

So we all know that the most important elements with regards to IQ are the sensor and the lens... and both of those are exactly what you can get with the NEX 7 (they even admit to NOT tweaking the Sony sensor)...heck, you can get a pretty good combo with the F3, 5R or the 6, for that matter.
I think they are totally out of touch with reality.

Sad thing is they will definitely sell a few of them and declare it a great success.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 20:36 UTC as 287th comment | 3 replies
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peevee1: "In addition to superior still image quality, the 1080p Full HD Movie capability with stereo sound captures movies in the best quality currently available in compact cameras. "

That is simple not true. Looks like the press-release was written before RX100 either. Another era, simpler times... :)

Poor shmucks caught with their pants down...

In Marketing Speak anything that produces full HD 1080 p would be considered the "best quality currently available". It's based on the spec...not the actual video that comes out of that camera.
Unfortunately if the video is anything like what the XZ-1 produced it will be crap... at least in comparison to any of the Sony models.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:11 UTC
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qwertyasdf: When P&S and camera phones are moving on to larger sensors
Someday, the Q might have the smallest sensor not just amongst other CSCs, but all photo-taking gadgets....
Way to go.

@ Edgar Matias
Actually Panasonic DOES sell a similar lens that actually has a range of 25 mm to 600 mm (equiv) constant f 2.8 and I think it sells for around $599 as part of the FZ200. Same size sensor...
I think the Q series are definitely cute but I wish people would put some perspective on what they are getting. It is definitely a niche market and a fun camera to play with but it doesn't miraculously do things that other similarly sized and speced cameras don't do at a lower price...and maybe those cameras are a load of fun for some people too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 14:56 UTC
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Sdaniella: Finally a flexible screen that has Face-FORWARD utility topside and works while on a tripod... (rather than bottom side which doesn't work with a tripod)

now all they need to do is offer a flexible vari-angle swivel screen, VASS, like Canon PowerShots... and Sony CyberShot DSC-R1

given the NEX is a very small-form factor... such a VASS would make more sense on larger alpha-SLT models instead (which all currently STILL lack full flexibility, just up/down tilt only or flexible, but stuck 'bottom-side' (SLT-A65)).

however, given NEX are close to most digicams in size... a VASS isn't that unreasonalbe (PowerShot G series... Samsung TL500 (EX1) to mention a couple)

@ TrojMacReady
Please show me a NEX 3 that has an LCD with face-forward utility.
sdyue is wrong in stating that this camera is the first to have it but the NEX 3, 5, C3, 5N definitely don't have it. I believe the first NEX with the flip up LCD was the F3.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
On article Review: Nokia 808 PureView (349 comments in total)

I'm all for technology and I think that this little camera phone is a good achievement but I really can't say I am impressed by the images it produces.
The higher ISO images are not bad...they are terrible.
Low ISO shots are definitely acceptable...especially considering the amount of detail you can get with that many MP but the colors don't look very accurate and WB looks to be an issue in anything but bright sunlight.
I am just amazed that some are comparing detail against something like the D800. We need to get some perspective on exactly what this camera/phone can produce.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 16:34 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On photo DSC00223 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Jan Toude: Grass is smeared. It's Sony...

Shoot RAW then :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On a photo in the Sony RX100 preview samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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Jan Toude: Grass is smeared. It's Sony...

Shoot RAW then :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images (645 comments in total)
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zeev a: when i wrote this words last time " I was looking forward to see an f2.0 lens and 6x zoom in this class of camera .if canon can make it on s100 why not here ?" on the canon GX1, I get an anser that is not possible and now came sony and make smaller camera with an F1.8 lens .so it can be done . well done sony .

Canon should have been able to do better, size wise, but this Sony sensor is still considerably smaller than the one in the Canon G1X.
However, I expect that the Sony will do very well in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
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Kodachrome200: I wanna love these mirrorless camera's but they always seem to miss the mark by a bit. With an aps-c sensor physics is going to require that the lenses are essentially dslr sized. this makes the camera only marginally more portable.

The micro 4/3rds seems to be the right balance. but there are still some wierd issues. Like the fact that you can't get a thin profile standard prime for it. witch oddly enough you can for the large 4/3rds cameras. And dont say use an adapter, the is too big. Also the only 4/3rds camera that is reasonably small and acceptably powerfull is the olympus e-pl3. witch comes with a kit zoom that is not pocket sized. and you CANT buy it without it. (witch makes me ask what about upgraders?). I like that panasonic pancake zoom lens. combined with a small standard prime that was also pocket sized you could have a lot of photo power in your pocket.

This new sony is massive in the world of camera thats only justification is they are more portable though.

@thx1138... a heck of a lot more DOF control then the m 4/3 kit lenses with the same specs.
I held off on the 5n for a long time and I am still using m 4/3 along side it but the 5n sensor really is incredible and working with legacy lenses is a dream.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 15:22 UTC

You gotta love the marketing BS they come up with... "Durability Unites with DSLR-Image Quality".
If my DSLR was only as good as this 1/2.3" sensor I would be suing its manufacturer.
Why do we put up with the BS marketing?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 19:43 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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gulffish: I don't see this as a win for Fuji. The new sensor's overall IQ is inferior to the original sensor. I'd keep the old!

How would you know that? Have you tested a camera with the new sensor? I only see one image to make that judgement on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
On article Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial (163 comments in total)

It's just awful. Is there another 'final' version of that dog photo? It doesn't look like bokeh at all. It looks like smudges. Lens bokeh doesn't smudge the background. Sorry, I just don't get it. It certainly doesn't look any better than Fuji's Pro Focus mode or Sony's version on their point & usually just doesn't look realistic. Just like this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:50 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial (163 comments in total)
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nofumble: I want this iPad apps ASAP to make DSLR people envy.

Actually its the iPhone 4S that has the great video. It's not a 5D Mk III but if you look at the comparisons on YouTube and Vimeo you will see that the quality of the output is very similar...just don't expect to pull focus or get decent image stabilization.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:31 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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James70094: I love all the people posting that this is the same sensor as the GX1 or even the GH2. The GH2 sensor is a bit oversized and the E-M5 sensor is not. That's a known fact at this point. The E-M5 sensor also has a different amount of sensor sites and pixel count that both those sensors. That means it physically can not be the same sensor as the GX1 or the GH2. Some other sites already have confirmation that it is not.

As the for the performance. It's a major leap forward for Olympus. I only care abot comparing it to my current cameras. I don't care how it stacks up to another system because I won't be changing anytime soon. And the RAW results put this camera on par with the NEX5n. To get a real feel for it, several of us got together, printed out the test images. We marked the back of the images with a sticker containing which camera and setting was used. Then we took turns picking out the best and laying the images in order on the table. That produced some startling rtesults.

We can't be certain yet that they are different.
Mazda gets more horsepower out of their little engines than Ford does out of the very same engine. Maybe Olympus is modifying the Panny sensor...or maybe it is completely new. I don't think there is anything out there yet that indicates one way or the other with complete certainty.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 20:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples (458 comments in total)
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ZecaMuzzio: I have also downloaded the files from Canon EOS Mark VI to compare.
Guess what? Olympus OM-D beat it! all the way from ISO 3200 up to ISO 25600!

Can't wait for that EOS... what was that # again? It's going to beat everything.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video (309 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Odd that the review doesn't mention banding in large areas of shadow, nor is there mention of artifacts in photos with large area of skin tone. (I've seen both problems in a real world demonstration of this camera.)

Have these problems disappeared? Will DPReview be doing a fuller review?

It did mention banding at the end. Noticeable at high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 15:08 UTC
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mjoshi: Am I the only one or others are also feeling same, between HX200V and HX100v only difference I see is increase of MP from 16 to 18, apart from that everything else is exactly same. Atleast they should have gone 24mm wide from 27mm.

Hopefully another difference is the LCD screen... a lot of the HX100v screens were oversaturated with red tones...almost unusable. Hopefully they have figured that out in this new one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 19:38 UTC
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MonkRX: The last 5 years of Casio Cameras have already been doing this.

How to do it:
Step 1:Set to lower than max resolution.
Step 2: Zoom.

It will show you three different types of zoom on the graduated zoom marker, in this order:

1. Optical Zoom. All images here are "over sampled", then resized to the chosen output resolution.
2. Digital Crop. All images here are crops of the full size image. Less "over sampling" as the zoom level increases.
3. Digital Zoom - Classic "enlarge to output resolution" mode.

GJ Nokia for making it sound like a brand new concept.

To be honest, I think Nokia should be offering even lower resolutions. If their "over sampling" isn't some basic software algorithim, and actually has some excellent hardware/software pixel binning and noise reduction... Nokia could be creating the perfect Facebook camera. Low resolution with excellent low light sensitivity. (40MP down to less than 1MP). Imagine all the drunk clubbing showing up on FB, super sharp.

Shhhh...don't tell everyone here. They think this all brand new technology.
No one has ever done pixel binning before and no one has ever cropped the sensor to achieve a different zoom level.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 17:57 UTC
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