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CopCarSS: Now we just need to convince the pixel peepers of DPR to actually go out and take photos (and enjoy the experience) instead of arguing about ISO 51,200 noise comparisons and the dreaded "equivalency" discussions all day long.

Didn't you read the story? Taking photos of brick walls does not decrease the enjoyment of said walls.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 16:31 UTC

This seems like a much better fit for Lytro. The consumer market is dominated by price, and the Illum was basically a non-starter on price alone. Their cinema camera camera may be able to deliver capabilities that justify the price of buying or renting the system in the film industry, given the production budgets for commercials, TV, and movies.

It will be interesting to see their 'Life' short.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 15th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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Chippy99: I don't know why such a big deal is made about the lac of mic input. Anyone serious enough about video to want to use an external recorder or mic is *surely* going to want to edit videos in post. And if you do that, syncing external audio to your video track takes seconds.

A mic input is imho a completely redundant feature.

Yes, it is more or less enough IMO- each camera has to be designed for a price point and feature set. But that wasn't my point, I was just addressing the OP saying a mic input is a 'completely redundant feature'.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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agentlossing: Sorry if this has already been addressed, but how plasticky does this camera feel? I'm used to the finely finished metal of the GM5's top plate, but I recently bought a GF7 for my wife, which is a nice camera but feels super plasticky all around. Does the GX85 have a metallic vibe or is it similar to the GF7 in build materials?

Based on the price point, it should be a lot closer to the GX7 which has very nice build quality. The GF7 and G7 both feel plasticky, the GX7 does not. There have been some hands-on impressions of build quality of GX85 at other web sites, and all have been positive.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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fmian: It was a terrible business decision for them to market and make their products for consumers in the first place. I still don't understand why they didn't push the technology in the security, investigation and surveillance realm.
Instead they ended up making toys for peoples curiosity.

Instead of "ENHANCE!", it will now be "FOCUS!"

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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Chippy99: I don't know why such a big deal is made about the lac of mic input. Anyone serious enough about video to want to use an external recorder or mic is *surely* going to want to edit videos in post. And if you do that, syncing external audio to your video track takes seconds.

A mic input is imho a completely redundant feature.

So there can't be a middle ground, where someone wants to shoot HD video with better sound and no camera operation noise, without operating a 2nd device for audio, and not doing too much post? I agree it's technically redundant, but there is definitely a use case for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 21:23 UTC

Come on guys, a little tongue in cheek is okay. Stop eviscerating DPReview over this-

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 7th comment
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: I'll wait for real world images before giving an opinion. Image 12 at ISO-400 in exploded view is a touch on the "noisy" side.
The Nikon A at half the price is a better deal, and as for now the Ricoh still has this market stitched.
Fuji boys who enjoy the 28mm view will buy it because it's a Fuji, that's it.
There will plenty on the used market just like the Nikon A when it was out. The Ricoh's were harder to come by used because "photographers" purchased those.

The Ricoh GR is a really nice camera, with a great user interface that's tailored for enthusiasts. I'm sure the X70 is very nice too, just more expensive. The X100T seems to have very solid AF (tried it briefly.)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: I'll wait for real world images before giving an opinion. Image 12 at ISO-400 in exploded view is a touch on the "noisy" side.
The Nikon A at half the price is a better deal, and as for now the Ricoh still has this market stitched.
Fuji boys who enjoy the 28mm view will buy it because it's a Fuji, that's it.
There will plenty on the used market just like the Nikon A when it was out. The Ricoh's were harder to come by used because "photographers" purchased those.

The Ricoh GR has significantly faster autofocus, after its firmware was updated. To be fair, the Coolpix A should be compared with cameras in its class (APS-C compacts)- so no Micro 4/3 for example (although a compact M/43 with 14mm f/2.5 lens will AF almost instantly.) I guess another comparison point would be the original Fuji X100, which is not extremely fast either at AF.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: I'll wait for real world images before giving an opinion. Image 12 at ISO-400 in exploded view is a touch on the "noisy" side.
The Nikon A at half the price is a better deal, and as for now the Ricoh still has this market stitched.
Fuji boys who enjoy the 28mm view will buy it because it's a Fuji, that's it.
There will plenty on the used market just like the Nikon A when it was out. The Ricoh's were harder to come by used because "photographers" purchased those.

Actually, Coolpix A was $1100 at launch!

Current used/refurbished/clearance pricing is great, if you don't mind the slower operation.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: I'll wait for real world images before giving an opinion. Image 12 at ISO-400 in exploded view is a touch on the "noisy" side.
The Nikon A at half the price is a better deal, and as for now the Ricoh still has this market stitched.
Fuji boys who enjoy the 28mm view will buy it because it's a Fuji, that's it.
There will plenty on the used market just like the Nikon A when it was out. The Ricoh's were harder to come by used because "photographers" purchased those.

I would love the Coolpix A if the AF was faster. But then the used price would be higher.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Apple patent describes dual-camera design (32 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Together with the 3D interactive hologram display system, the remote control patent, the magnetic solution lens holder patent , the light field -like imaging system patent, the advanced parallax depth rendering, the investigating dual-camera telephoto system, the super resolution camera mode, the triple-sensor smartphone camera, the improved optical image stabilization, and who knows what's next patent, i believe Apple "will use those patents to sue anyone who'll design or use anything else about mobile-photography in the future." like someone once said !!!!!
Apple the "meta-Jobs" free falling era.

They might even sue you for your post!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 21:33 UTC
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jasuus: This kind of stuff is generally for people long on money and short on ideas. I get it though - we've all been there.

I'm still waiting for the long on money part...

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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Andy Crowe: I've done a quick test, and I feel like JPEGmini isn't actually doing anything. I opened the G_G_straight.jpeg file in Photoshop, used the Save For Web feature to reduce the size down to 2.7mb and compared it to the JPEGmini version. They look identical. At 100% I couldn't see any difference, and when I zoomed right in they both have exactly the same level of artefacts. The encoding is slightly different with the JPEGmini version being perhaps a touch less sharp.

It really seems like it's just saving a regular medium quality JPEG, unless the special feature is it decides what the minimum acceptable quality level for an image automatically by analysing it?

His target size of 2.7MB is the same as the JPEGmini version. Adobe's Save For Web is pretty efficient with file sizes and looks good too.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
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cdembrey: Normal people still like photos.They just don't like cameras! For them a smart-phone, and maybe an Instax, is all they want or need.

Very Serious Photo Enthusiasts still love gear. If your camera isn't aimed at the VSPE market, they won't sell in high volume.

That's ironic, because a lot of people here seem to love cameras but like photos less! ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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Donnie G: Unfortunately for the camera makers, photographer wannabes have finally figured out that smartphones and selfie sticks are all that 90% of them want or need. Serious enthusiasts need to get use to the idea that their gear is going to become a lot more expensive to buy. If you don't like where camera prices are at now, just wait, because they're about to go even higher. The good news is that you can still catch a fire sale on some great kits that aren't selling fast enough if you're patient. :))

Heck, smartphone makers are only just now getting around to putting in decent front camera sensors.

Too bad selfie sticks are a new thing, otherwise Fuji could have done a nice Fuji X selfie stick with classic styling.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:05 UTC

The guy that came up with the concept for the X100, Fuji should give that guy a bonus.That really set the tone for the X line.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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LJ - Eljot: I like to have this for Contax/Yashica-Mount to m4/3.

Most will just use a C/Y to Canon EF adapter along with this, although I understand the desire for a native C/Y solution. The good thing is EF mount has pretty small flange distance so many mounts can be adapted to it (M42, Leica R, etc.)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 16:54 UTC
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Petroglyph: I get it is a limited edition and technically rare. Plus who doesn't want portraits where the eyebrows are in sharp focus but the ears are part of the bokeh and the nose is OOF.

Speak for yourself, I welcome the ability to pick out which specific eyelash I want to be in focus! ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
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