keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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"Although the 1020's sensor is around 30% smaller than the one found in the 808, it's still larger than the 1/1.7" type found in most high-end enthusiast compact cameras. The Lumia 1020's aperture is also 1/3EV faster (F2.2 vs F2.4), which makes up for much of the difference in sensor size."

1/3EV makes up for a 30% reduction in sensor size? I'd love to see the math behind that one.....

I was very excited about this camera but then disappointed in the smaller sensor. I'll believe they compensated for the 30% reduction in size when I can compare some samples side by side, until then my guess is it's slightly worse and no better than the 808.

This also gave me a chuckle:
"the 808 performed only slightly better than a 5-year-old-camera"

Let me rewrite that for you:

"The 808, amazingly, performed better than 2007's Canon G9, a camera that dpreview claimed was "as it gets in a compact camera".

ref: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong9/20

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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natna: 5mp pureview is SMALLLL!

Nokias 85% jpeg "super fine" quality is a joke.
I have both N8 and 808 and in good lighting conditions untill sunset, I use 100% jpeg quality from third party camera apps. And iso 100.
12mp ---> 10mb super quality files! What a great start for post processing in my PC!
Twice the pixel peeping image quality.

Not impressed from the new sensor so far.
OIS is surely great.

The nokia camera app is great ui. Fast and very promising. Shutter control and 4secs is epic!

The lens on my 808 is almost flawless for a wide angle lens. There is a wide variation in lens quality in 808 devices.
Let's hope the 1020 will have better quality control.

The accessory grip is a great idea!
And the true innovation, in wp platform, is the stereo rich recording!

natna

Which camera app do you recommend for the 808?

Also, how did you test your lens as "flawless?". I have a few more days on my 808 return window, I'm pretty happy with the IQ to my untrained eye, but it would be nice to know if it could be better.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 14:17 UTC
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)
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Gully Foyle: I don't get it. People feedback was that they wanted a blue-white camera or just the K-01 back? Or did Pentax, failing to see why the product failed (pun), asked 'what if it was blue-white? would you buy one then?" and the Japanese responded emphatically "YES!" ???

While this is funny, exactly why do you think the K-01 is a failed product?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 05:44 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Can we burry this phrase. It's overused, apologetic, meaningless and a bit silly:

"Photo quality isn't fantastic on the TG-2, but it's more than good enough for purpose and target audience. "

Olympus claims that "the Olympus TG-2 iHS was designed with the serious photographer in mind. ". If the target audience is the serious photographer, I would think IQ would be a concern.

So why have an extending lens at all? How useful is telephoto under water, especially as the lenses get gosh awful slow when extended.

I've had tons of fun with a simple disposable fixed focal length waterproof film camera. Why not a decent fixed focal length UW camera? I'd think such a camera would be popular with the camera crowd. Put a M43 sensor with a fixed 35mm equivalent lens in reasonably sized body and you'd have a nice little snorkeling gem.

Or you could put a telephoto lens in a fixed body. Casio did it with the 5X EX-P505 and I loved that little camera. Enclosing the telphoto lens makes it a favorite to hand over to the kids.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2005/01/31/casioexp505

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

Can we burry this phrase. It's overused, apologetic, meaningless and a bit silly:

"Photo quality isn't fantastic on the TG-2, but it's more than good enough for purpose and target audience. "

Olympus claims that "the Olympus TG-2 iHS was designed with the serious photographer in mind. ". If the target audience is the serious photographer, I would think IQ would be a concern.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 07:33 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

You have got to be kidding. This camera came out well over a year ago, which is 4evah in P&S years:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/07/Canon_D20

There are way more interesting and recent UW cameras to review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:12 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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3dreal: New Zeiss HQ/Highend FF Distagon 55/1.4 will kill this zoom and any lens ever in terms of quality by multiple lenghts. at 3 -3.5x the price. As already mentioned. In an interview Zeiss managers(amount the two was dr. nasse) confessed that until recently they were not allowed to offer highest topquality for the publice. This lens is the first of a series which will show the real optical possibilities. Maybe i will sell a lot of my stuff, forgetting 6x6/6x7. Zeiss said the new series will have MF-quality.

Fixed manual focus boutique prime versus a consumer zoom. What a non sequitur. It's like telling us that a 747 will fly faster than the sigma lens. Our reply would be "of course" followed by "so what"?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 22:12 UTC
On Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 article (252 comments in total)

Aftershot Pro (corel's LR clone) just dropped to $25 at amazon (digital download)

I'm not sure if they are scared of LR5 or ASP 2.0 is on the way....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 15:45 UTC as 44th comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (447 comments in total)
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40daystogo: It was silly of DPR to limit the list to 10. It should have given at least 20.

e.g. Corel's AfterShot Pro (equivalent to LightRoom).

Yet they list lightroom as a photoshop alternative.

If LR fits the list so does Aftershot Pro.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 22:47 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (354 comments in total)

MSRP is $599

http://www.metabones.com/sony/ef-e-speed-booster

Here's a chronological list of lenses released by canon. The pickings are pretty slim if you are looking for a fast FF prime:

http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/lenses?sort=chronological&view=list

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 06:12 UTC as 13th comment
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frank200: Corel has a GREAT offer for Adobe users!!

http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=14900014

It looks like corel is fumbling the potential for a great interception.

Given adobe's shinagens, I have a renewed interest in after shot pro.

However their upgrade pricing, $49.99 is only $10 less than the full currrent price of after shot pro and it's actually $10 more than when I last looked at the product (they had a $39.99 special).

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 05:51 UTC

"retain access" is vague.

Do you mean retain access to the software or to visualize my files after I stop paying for the software.

For the later it would be swell if they had a free PSD viewer. Something that goes beyond what you see in a Tiff, shredding out the layers etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 09:19 UTC as 560th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

Crisitunity

"PS Photographer"

Or

"PS Light"

Something between elements and Cloud that comes in a box.

Or just an elements based on the PS code-base that does not suck.....

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 09:17 UTC as 212th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)
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communicat: Just taken a look at Corel's products after years of ignoring them:

http://www.corel.com

The raw processor "After Shot" looks great and the process seemed to make more sense to me than Lightroom. The PS replacement opens existing PS files and also seems to work just fine . . . although I can't figure out how to isolate properly yet.

The the programs have demo downloads to try out.

Corel's after shot pro is Mac Linux and windows....

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1852 comments in total)

Wow.

"How do you justify the price increase to photographers?

Last year we actually cut the price of Lightroom in half in order to open it up to a broader market of photographers."

The question was about creative cloud or photoshop. Shame on dpreview for not calling him on this non sequitur

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 06:04 UTC as 627th comment | 1 reply
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Guidenet: The problem with trying to stay with CS6 and a perpetual license is what happens when you need a new version of Adobe Camera RAW and it won't work with CS6? That's where they've had us by the short hairs in the past. I had to upgrade every version to use ACR because the older ACR wouldn't support a new camera and the older version of Photoshop wouldn't support the newer version of ACR. It's like that now. If you have a D800, you have to have CS6 to use ACR 7.4. CS5 won't allow ACR 7.4 so won't support the D800.

So what happens with a new camera? They'll announce ACR 8 and it won't work with CS6. Stuck. I suppose I should start looking at Corell products after all these years. I'm not going with subscription, period.

But lightroom stays a physical non-cloud product you can always buy the latest LR for the latest ACR. Then you import your raw to LR, do basic edits, then export to CS cloud for the heavy stuff.....

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
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67gtonr: I was expecting the video functions to be tested as well, any plans to do this?

Isn't Seattle supposed to get daily 10 mile long trains hauling coal for china? When they start that up , you can just sit at a railway crossing and shoot comparisons 4evah

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
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jl_smith: Here's an idea, pay the $40 or so for a Smugmug or Flickr account and share whatever size you want without having to jump through some stupid hoops. And Smugmug looks about 50x cooler than anything Google has ever created.

Trey already had that idea:

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/

He's had the smugmug site forever with original download sizes so I don't know why this is important to him.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 18:36 UTC

50% faster and can do 14FPS at full res?

That's pretty sweet.

The F6.8 on the long end????

Not so sweet....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 33rd comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

In your hands on I'd love to see how this compares to one of the ollder/smaller rebels.

Is this truley something new or just cannon getting back to iwhere it was a few years ago?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 130th comment
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