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keeponkeepingon

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This is a nice little article!

The first thing I think when I read something good is: Who wrote it?

Why doesn't dpreview give the author credit? You've got 15 buttons on "connecting"/"Social"/"Faceschnook" etc, how are we supposed to connect/socialize with a nameless entity.?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 07:24 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: TLDR: Canon finally starts to catch up with Casio?

Casio has had "Multi-motion" images as a scene mode for years.

For example here it is described on page 78 of the FH100 manual:

http://support.casio.com/pdf/001/EXFH100_M29_FB_100311_E.pdf

"Multi-motion image can be used to isolate a moving subject within a series of multiple images and place them against a stationary background

I'm sure the canon implementation is a bit more advanced, but then they've had a few years to copy it and it's a bit more expensive than a $200 P&S....

Now if canon would only copy my EX-Z750's past move mode I'd be in heaven..... (hit the shutter and your move starts 5 seconds before you hit the shutter.)

sdyue I can't understand 1/2 of what your write but the casio multi-image is not "super LOW RES"

Examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbertoe/4816874611/
http://www.chromegaze.de/bike/mm1.jpg
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/casio/ex-fc150/CIM204.JPG

Remember this is in P&S cameras selling for $100-$300. I should hope the zillion dollar latest and greatest canon DSLR does it better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 10:53 UTC
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)

TLDR: Canon finally starts to catch up with Casio?

Casio has had "Multi-motion" images as a scene mode for years.

For example here it is described on page 78 of the FH100 manual:

http://support.casio.com/pdf/001/EXFH100_M29_FB_100311_E.pdf

"Multi-motion image can be used to isolate a moving subject within a series of multiple images and place them against a stationary background

I'm sure the canon implementation is a bit more advanced, but then they've had a few years to copy it and it's a bit more expensive than a $200 P&S....

Now if canon would only copy my EX-Z750's past move mode I'd be in heaven..... (hit the shutter and your move starts 5 seconds before you hit the shutter.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 10:47 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

It's hard to believe this is "self funded" and not facebook marketing.

What's your source for that info?

I can't find anyting on the backing other than that the pilgrims site is a product of mediumdivision.com which leads to nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 08:01 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

I was so excited by the first part of the title "Envisioning Family" that I missed the second part and was a bit disappointed when I read the review.

For me (just a parent with a couple of cameras) "envisioning family" includes but is mostly the opposite of staged portrait photography. It's more like run and gun photojournalism, with a healthy mix of spray and pray with a sincere often failed effort to keep out of the way.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Looking at the older models such as the ZR100, they look popular in germany. The ZR100 is sitting at #16 and #19 on the top selling compact camera list on amazon, but in the US the ZR100 is #674.

I owned the ZR100 for a bit and returned it. I own and love a EX-Z750 and EX-Z850 so my casio standards are fairly high. Compared to those two cameras the ZR100 had horrible build quality (felt cheap and rattled) and the image IQ was abysmal.

That's too bad as Casio is still the everything but the kitchen sink "scene mode" king and tops in battery life (at 500 shots this is wonderful compared to canone etc, but OK not great for casio. They've had cameras that do 1000 shots on a single charge).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2012 at 06:00 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Updated: our Canon EOS M hands-on preview article (162 comments in total)

" the 18-55mm focuses pretty quickly,"

Really?

Surprising assesment!

Did you need to do any tweaking to get OK focus speeds (turn off face detection, select a single AF point or whatever?).

I'm asking because your assesment is a bit out of line with what the rest of the blogsphere is reporting:

The verge: "laggier than the NEX–5N, but offered results comparable to a good point-and-shoot." ($800 is an amazing price to pay for P&S class AF).

IR: " a lot of buyers are going to be frustrated with the EOS M."

Engadget: "Speaking of focusing, our experience was surprisingly sluggish, even with the 22mm and 18-55mm kit lenses. "

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 14:19 UTC as 22nd comment

The 60th superzoom of 2012 (really)

Yawn....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 13:58 UTC as 18th comment
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)
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Vlad S: Totally a soccer mom camera.

slow AF and no zoom in the kit? Yeah that will do great capturing a kids soccer game.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 23:00 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)
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Paul Greenwood: As a Canon rebel 350 D then 550D userI had been waiting to see what Canon mirrorless offered before proceeding to micro four thirds as that system now offers quality acceptable to me. The appeal of M4/3rds being the weight of the lenses especially long zooms. Increasingly I have been using a travel compact and leaving the Canon system at home. The use of the APC sensor means no significant weight reduction for longer zoom lenses compatable with this system.

My move from Canon to M4/3 rds proceeds

PMG

Wow. That describes me exactly.

Once I got my S95/S100 the T2i has been staying at home a lot. Even on trip such as disneyland which is a lot more fun when you are not whacking kids on the head with your DSLR.

I think we all had great hopes that canon would offer a compact innovation but with this.... I may try out the 40mm pancake to see if that makes that lump more palatable but that $200 would go a long way towards financing a M43 body.

Sigh.....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:45 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: IR is reporting extremely slow AF speeds. Basically the EOS M is about as fast as 2009 M43 cameras.

Question: Why was there no mention of AF speed in the dpreview "hands on".

Is it because this was a pre-production model and you are giving canon a chance to get it right before final release.

Or is IR wrong and the AF speed not an issue?

Thanks!

Thanks!

Can't wait to see your impressions!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 09:25 UTC

FYI AF Speed is currently about the same as a 2009 M43 system camera (Source IR).

If you have a 650D it's the same as that camera in "live view".

That makes this camera somewhat of a "mixed bag" even for the mom and pop looking for better IQ than their P&S camera.

True high ISO will be better but they will miss a ton of shots due to the slow AF speed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 07:31 UTC as 344th comment
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)

IR is reporting extremely slow AF speeds. Basically the EOS M is about as fast as 2009 M43 cameras.

Question: Why was there no mention of AF speed in the dpreview "hands on".

Is it because this was a pre-production model and you are giving canon a chance to get it right before final release.

Or is IR wrong and the AF speed not an issue?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 07:16 UTC as 236th comment | 6 replies

I thought I first read his blog when he was putting out performance stats on various compact flash media.

Then I went on a long hiatus and came back to it when reading up on the nikon 1 system.

I must admit I was a bit disappointed. It's been a while since I read it but if I recall correctly it was like a great big nikon add gushing all over the new system. (or was that kirk tuck's blog)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 22:56 UTC as 9th comment

Gosh. a blast from the past. Is ACDSee still around? How's this compare to lightroom? Is it non-destructive?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:43 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Marksphoto: 1. I would love to try whale meat and i feel sorry for all conservationists who think that a whale should have more rights than a pig. It's all food to me as far as I am concerned!

2. 1.4 is interesting but I would love to see an opinion on the functionality of this camera once the most hated photography celebrity writes a review on it. I hope he also placed an order on it already. Especially I would like to see a review comparison with S100 speed and ease of use before I even make a decision to buy this instrument.

3. Cameras will be available and better ones will follow, no sense in premature rushing on the purchase. I would rather wait at least for the first firmware upgrade to see if everything is kosher :) and in my case I will wait for Canon's counter- response

4. My name is Mark Konkolski and I live in Beatiful British Columbia

I've had whale meat... It's nothing to write home about. Canada allows whaling too. If you want to try it, get of your but and head north and make some friends.

The point is their are a lot of pigs... not so many whales. Onward to the edge....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:42 UTC

Two posts on the EX2F and no BenQ G1 F1.8, pocketable swivel screen love?

http://www.benq-eu.com/press/news.cfm/cat/0/id/3832/year/2012

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Timmbits: I don't care!
Korea has decided to start hunting whales,
and I am participating in the international boycott of all Korean products!

And the good ole USA also whales? (alaska eskimos with their traditional explosive harpoons)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:15 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (256 comments in total)
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Lupti: So what? In my country it is priced around 550 €. For that price I can get a decent stills cam with optical stabilisation and good video capabilities with stereo mic AND a smartphone. Nothing to rave about this video sample, it´s shaky as hell and sound isn´t good, it´s pretty muffled and 128kbps is also nothing special, listen to the drum sound, due to the low bitrate it sounds too clanking for my taste. There are some pocket camcorders with better video and sound for sale.
Smartphones are just toys without real value of use, photos and videos aren´t good, surfing the web is uncomfortable, the small screen gives you the experience of mouse cinema when viewing photos and videos and with heavy usage the battery will quickly run out of power.
And phoning and writing SMS, I can do this with my 20 € cellphone as well...

Wow. An anti all smartphone rant in this day and age? I've lost track of the times my iphone has "saved the day" with the integrated gps/maps and web browser. Then throw in the entertainment value with games, the ability to take and send pictures with folks thousands of miles away... it's one of the truelly neat inventions of the last few years.

And regarding cost, in the US this symbian dinosaur is about the same as the iphone, and with that camera, I'd wager worth every penny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 15:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P510 Review article (64 comments in total)
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ARTASHES: Max aperture on this cam is f3 and not f3.3 as stated on spec sheet and cons list.

Nikon is wrong?

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26329/COOLPIX-P510.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs

I'm curious because snapsort also lists F3.0 but nikon states F3.3. Which is right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 05:51 UTC
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