keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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evogt500: The IXUS 500 (10.1 MP) actually used a 1/2.3" 16MP sensor but cropped. effectively making it a 1/3" sensor ( the area which actually recieves light). Is it the same with the camera?

I was confused but then realized you are using the uk/europe model numbers.

Tranlating to english IXUS 500 HS= the new Elph 520 HS.

Gosh canon needs to hire a new Chief Naming Officer....

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 15:45 UTC

Thanks for the review!

Question: Does the wrist strap have a stylus thingy and was using the touchscreen better with the stylus? Older models included a little nub on the wrist strap restriction thingy, does this model have it and if so did it help cure your touch screen woes????
Suggestion: Canon's model numbers are somewhat confusing. It would be nice to have some help figuring out where this fits in the Canon Constelation as often both the old and new version are available at retail.

You would think the 510 HS would be the upgrade to the 500 HS but from the specs, it looks more like an upgrade to the SD4500? Right now the SD4500 is selling out at $159 while the 510 HS selling for a hefty $279.

For those shopping now, other than the extra 2X zoom are there enough improvements to justify the extra expense? A few lines comparing this model to it's predecessor would be a big help making that decisions...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

To put the price in perspective, the Nikon V1 grip is $119:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Miscellaneous/3676/GR-N1000-Black-Grip-for-Nikon-1-V1.html

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 14:11 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Pre-recorded video works fine on the iphone 3gs but there is no option to share the videos.

You have to export the video from Camera Awesome to your camera roll then mail from the camera roll. A little cumbersome for an otherwise slick app...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 04:05 UTC as 16th comment

Wow.

They copied Casio's "past movie" then later renamed "pre recorded" video mode where the video starts 5 seconds before you hit the record button. Great for kids, pets, wale watching etc.

Is the pre-recorded video feature available in any other iphone video apps?

My only problem with the third party apps (at least on my 3GS) is I always go back to the native phone app because its a bit faster. Can't wait to see how this on does.

If this is great I may have to go back to smugmug. Hopefully they've improved their abysmal mishmash of a back end and also support movies playing in their slide shows by now?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 18:15 UTC as 26th comment
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Kuturgan: These cameras are dead born, because Nokia 808 outperforms them in IQ.

Drop the Nokia 808 and the Sony TX20 in a pool then see which takes better pictures....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 16:29 UTC
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TekSavvy: The largest aperture on these cameras is 3.3 or 3.5 and with so many other small P&S's coming out with 1.8 or 2.8, this seems like a waste of production.

I understand small is in but give me a normal sized P&S that has a large aperture and really good picture quality and I'll consider it but at 3.3/3.5, I'm not even going to think about it...

Nikon P310 at f/1.8
Canon S100 at f/2.0
Canon IXUS 125 HS at f/2.7

In all fairness your examples are not 10X zoom or slim folded optic cameras.

For example, canon's and Nikons new tough cameras (the D20 and AWS 100) start at F3.9!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 16:28 UTC

How is the TX20 any different from the TX10?

Same lens, same resolution sensor same lack of external controls and touch screen that does not work underwater?

Is the TX20 just a TX10 with newer firmware for twice the price????? (got the tx10 as a gift for something like $169)

If that's the case... shame on you sony!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 15:17 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

One word.... WANT!

Any chance this will cross the pond to the USA any time soon?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:06 UTC as 211th comment | 1 reply
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Timbukto: No mention that Google+ stores unlimited images at 2048x for free? You get 1 gb of free storage at higher resolutions. Picasa also lets you sync photos very quickly.

Google + will display the image to you according to what it estimates your user-agent and screen real-estate to be, these tests are misleading and show misunderstanding of core web technology where the complete bottom line is what is the max resolution they allow you to store and download back and that is 2048x which far surpasses facebook. How they Display it is completely up to the user-agent and how Google feels it should be displayed at that point in time. In otherwords Google will still have your 2048x resolution copy of your picture, but if viewed on your smartphone, will only deliver to you the necessary resolution for your mobile display. If google decides to maximize or upscale images in the future if 4k monitors/tv's become standard, they have far more leverage to do so than facebook.

Thanks for pointing the free storage for small (but still greater than most screen res) pictures.

I've not been using piscasaweb etc for some time, mainly due to the lack of storage and horrible presentation of images (understand google+ looks nicer but picasaweb was embarasing).

I was unsure what 2048x meant but it's 2048x2048 according to google:

"Free storage limits

Photos up to 2048 x 2048 pixels and videos up to 15 minutes won't count towards your free storage."

What I don't get is how they can also have video up to 15 minutes as free? It seems like that will be a lot more mb than the pictures?

Ref:
http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1224181

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 article (48 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: F3.9?????

What the heck canon?

The D10 may have looked strange but at least it was F2.7 (I think?)

F3.9????

For an underwater camera????

Gosh I can't believe I waited for this. I think I'll be better off just getting a case for my S95.

"Why are you so bothered by F3.9??? This is a consumer camera."

So wasn't the D10. This is a downgrade from the D10. Of course I'm bothered. Instead of building something unique such as the D10 canon basicaly just copied the Nikon AW100 or just about any Olympus "tough" adding nothing to the market except the same thing everyone else is selling with the canon brand on it.

THey should be ashamed. We came to expect better with the D10. We waited and waited 3 years for an update and then they deliver this? Sigh of course we are bothered. Look at the thread on the canon forum. The only people happy with it are the folks that think all of these P&S cameras are trash so why bother making something decent....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:12 UTC
On Canon ventures back in the water with the rugged D20 article (48 comments in total)

F3.9?????

What the heck canon?

The D10 may have looked strange but at least it was F2.7 (I think?)

F3.9????

For an underwater camera????

Gosh I can't believe I waited for this. I think I'll be better off just getting a case for my S95.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies

It's interesting to see these companies trying to protect their product lines at the cost of inovation.

P300 series with a 1" "1 system" sensor and the same AF UMF would certainly have been technically feasible.

But then they would risk cutting into "1 system" sales.

So instead we got a P300 with pretty much everything the same but an extra button or two and the latest sony sensor.

And no RAW? What's with that?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 05:19 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic makes DMC-TS20 semi-rugged compact camera article (14 comments in total)

F3.9??????

Kind of dim for UW???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 8th comment

Tx200V is up for pre-order on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006K552LG/

$499

!!!!!

Waterproof? Sony does not guarantee that so it's more like a "hope it does not leak" camera.

Also the TX10 touch screen does not work underwater really limiting the usefullness. Will the TX200 touchscreen work underwater?????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:55 UTC as 61st comment
On CES 2012: Casio stand report article (11 comments in total)

Caption on the EX-ZS150 reads EX-SZ150

Is their any difference with the ZR200 besides the CCD sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 17:53 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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keeponkeepingon: Did they put the crop tool back into the library module?

That's one of my biggest gripes with LR3. I hit the R shortcut to crop then after cropping often forget now i"m in develop mode then I hit the E to go back to the loupe view. If you crop a lot it may sound like a silly gripe but it really slows me down.

Also it would be cool if the popular culling shortcuts such as pick were on the left hand. I find myself taking my hands off the mouse a lot just to hit the right hand shortcuts such as "P"

Wow thanks!

It also lets you leave the right hand on the mouse for cropping and use just the left hand for picks/rejects and module change back to library after cropping.

I downloaded LR 4 and was disappointed to find the crop is still embedded in the develop module. Very disappointed in this.

Also to view my videos properly it wants Quicktime installed. I've resisted quicktime so far and I'm disappointed LR now requires it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:48 UTC

Casio is the Rodney danger field of the computer world and they deserve it.

At one time they released fairly well made high end cameras, that had a premium price and were built like a tank with class leading inovative features.

These days they are a joke. Look at the ZR100 image samples here and compare against the similar Canon or Nikon. Incredibly bad. I was so disappointed in my ZR100 I returned it after a week.

If all you need is a few happy snaps for email or an occasional 4x6 for your great aunt Meg. OK fine you won't care how bad it is. But if you ever need to crop an image, even a little, youll be suprised at how quickly the images fall apart.

Now the dpreview and my ZR100 may have been bad copies (mine actually had a scary rattle) The IR samples were MUCH better. But that's another big issue with Casio..... QC. So good luck if you go with this camera.

And the FH100? Perhaps the last decent camera made by casio and that had it's share of issues.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 23:04 UTC as 11th comment

Did they put the crop tool back into the library module?

That's one of my biggest gripes with LR3. I hit the R shortcut to crop then after cropping often forget now i"m in develop mode then I hit the E to go back to the loupe view. If you crop a lot it may sound like a silly gripe but it really slows me down.

Also it would be cool if the popular culling shortcuts such as pick were on the left hand. I find myself taking my hands off the mouse a lot just to hit the right hand shortcuts such as "P"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 02:51 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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putomax: NOT INTEGRATING/OPENING PREVIOUS CATALOG!!! ... ha ha ha
they're just so funny

probably ADOBE people think it is okay for us to PROCESS OUR images in a new environment (read from scratch) with their latest piece-of-binary-jewlery-money-sucker-bigger-neatier-megabombastic-expensive-thinggie.
do you REALLY think that i don't have anything better to do with my time?!!!

you are NOT paying me, you are NOT giving me ANYTHING (useful/engaged with previous versions of LR) TO WORK WITH or for free... so why the frogging hair would i spent my precious time testing your product if

1 - there's no integration with work/workflows done in previous versions
2 - case i decide not to buy LR4, would have the same problem reading LR4 catalog TO LR3

as a professional, as LR user (since day 1) and as person i am truly mad at this way of fooling us around.

gashô

I would think it is a "good thing" to not let beta software muck around with your production catalog?

Can't you just export your edits/metadata to the jpeg/dng or sidecar file if you decide to go back to LR3?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 02:46 UTC
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