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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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jkoch2: One vast advantage of 4k video, even in a world of lower display resolution, is the ability to crop, stabilize, or adjust for rotation in post, without IQ loss.

The irony is that the FZ1000 can't offer 5-axis stabilization or "level shot" when shooting at 4k. This presents problems, especially when shooting at 400mm equivalent. Sad it has no internal NDF feature either.

The 400mm equivalent zoom reach is great for wildlife or other travel shots, but also means the FZ1000 will fit in no pocket. 80%+ of the time wide-angle and pocketability matter.

The discontinued coat-pocket LX7 (now very cheap) has internal NDF, as well as a colored bar option that indicates horizon. One fears the forthcoming LX8 may not.

The RX10 and RX100 series are both strong competitors, but cost more, and neither offer 4k video.

Geez, my father is calling me every day because he wants to edit a simple hd video and it takes hours and hours and always have some problem.
I can't imagine that he would get 4k camera and attempt to edit that. Omg, I would need to block his number.
Seriously, what people are going to do with 4k, and I mean people who buy cameras like the panny ,not obvious pros that are not the target audience of commercial point and click superzoom?
This would be like total nerve wrecking experience to do anything with home made 4k footage. And, then where would you store it? What would play it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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PerL: A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

Mixing two things. The people who would buy rx10 are not the same people who would spend money on 7d and expensive lenses, nor even think of carrying that.
If you already have 7d then there is no point buying those superzooms. And in a year the superzooms will be sold with a big discounts like all Ps superzooms.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Pg 4 "Body and Design" shows an external mic input behind the door.

Pg 2 "Specifications" says "No" under "Microphone Port".

Should trust the photo?

V2 has external mic, so should the V3, unless they made it "modular" as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Fotogeneticist: Electronic viewfinders are a step down from optical viewfinders anyways. That big screen in the back with a Hoodman over it makes a really nice viewfinder. Like a ground glass focusing screen on a large format camera.

On small camera like this the optical viewfinder would be more in the X10 "quality" Optical VF has to be useful or just don't put it there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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d7k2v2: I've used the V2 extensively for the last year alongside my D610 and collection of full frame and 1 glass. It's definitely found a place as a 2.7x teleconverter for my telephoto and macro shooting. I find it a pleasure to work in full manual mode and I see the V3 as moving the manual handling forward another notch. My major disappointments with this iteration, and why I won't bother upgrading my v2...
- no body only? Why oh why? (US)
- no standard hotshoe... Why?
- no major advance in low light high ISO performance (a flaw at this price range)

For some real world examples I submit my v2 gallery, for no other reason than to show that you can actually take good pics with the 1 system:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewamtrak/sets/72157644786169524/

Nice pics. And, no I don't think upgrading for this price would make any sense especially if by upgrading you mean buying V3 for its full price then stuffing V2 into a drawer because it would be impossible to sell for any normal money.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 04:57 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Marty CL: Removing the viewfinder is a step backwards from the V2.

I can't imagine carrying little thing like viewfinder with me and not loosing it. It is either screwed on camera or "I don't know where".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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quezra: Nikon's main problem is demographic: Its biggest N1 fans are those who got extremely good value price-slashed V1 bodies that allowed them to fall in love with the camera. Unfortunately, each new model in the line appears to want to hike the price back to their original market strategy, thus alienating their supporters, who simply won't buy the camera until it comes down again.

They also appear to be oblivious to what the competition is doing. No one is selling EPL-5s or NEX-5s or NX200s or EOS-Ms in this price bracket. If you want to compete in this price bracket, EVF comes standard, usually fixed on. That also means a full feature set with enthusiast level controls: all standard, not additional add-ons that bring the entire kit into the price range of FF cameras. Clearly it is designed to drop in price but by splitting off accessories they hope they can retain some margins elsewhere since their bodies can't sell except at throwaway prices.

V2 works fast and relatively reliably (sometimes misses the focus) but the output is pretty much in the X10-X20 area.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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hrt: Why does Sony change its models so frequently ?
Does Sony think that consumers will continue to pay for such high frequency of model changes?

I love the RX100 M3 and have purchased it this time, but that doesn't mean that I will do it again.

What was the intention/meaning of launching RX100 M2 ????
Sony's management policy only (irrespective of buyers' actual needs) ????

Answer me please, Sony !!!!

It is simple, they can sell the same thing to the same people. Look at forums how many people "upgraded" from m1 to m2 to m3. I say "upgraded" because in many of the cases they still have them all, just not using them because they are so "old".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)
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freakpix: Seriously, I wish it would have come with 4K, perhaps RX IV ...

What would you do with a minuscule P&S camera that does 4K? Most consumers wouldn't be even able to edit it or do anything with 4K at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On P9310096 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

impressive image from such a tiny camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)

The fact that it is smaller size than Pentax Q, yet houses much larger sensor is pretty awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 8th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Artistico: I'm impressed with Panasonic finally putting the "Micro" in Micro four thirds with their latest iteration. When I ditched my Canon 5D in favour of a Panasonic G1 some years ago, one of the most appealing qualities of the new system was being able to travel lighter.

I tried a Sony RX100 last year, but couldn't see what all the fuss was about. The quality from the 1" sensor was disappointing. I did like the size, though, and sold it a bit reluctantly as I did want to have a bring-everywhere camera that I could live with.

I've been tidying my kit over the last week, selling off lenses I hardly use, and I was considering getting the Oly 12-40mm f/2.8 as my do-all lens for my E-M5, but when I considered my options, I went for the GM-1 instead. I think it's right for me. It reminds me of the days when I went everywhere with just a Fuji F30. My holidays and walks were so much more enjoyable when I brought a camera but couldn't feel its weight.

"Disappointing" may be a bit harsh on RX100. I have one and also m43 and the difference in IQ is hardly that significant. I do like the GM1 on paper but same way I like RX100, it is small, takes decent pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Johno23: This Camera seems pretty decent, it would definately suit anyone who would be interested in buying it. The video quality is great!
But there's another camera which has not been compared with it yet and that's the new Panasonic Lumix GH4 model with 4K high quality video and New auto focus technology! :)
Check out my review!
http://1stdigitalcamerasreviews.blogspot.com.au

That is a totally different purpose of camera for totally different people. I don't even see what can be compared on the GH4 and GM1 - the name? The black paint?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (350 comments in total)
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Artistico: I was a bit pensive about the battery life when first I got the GM1. Over the last week is the first time I have stretched the battery a bit. I have taken 550 pictures and the battery indicator now shows one bar, so still not empty, but getting there. I have not been using flash for any of my pictures, which would reduce battery life significantly, but I have taken lots of pictures with 1 second shutter times, which presumably eats a bit more battery than the shorter shutters.

In short: I think it passes the battery life test with flying colours as far as I am concerned. The camera also seems to use hardly any juice when it falls asleep when the on/off button remains on, and it wakes up very quickly. This was one of the gripes I had with the Olympus EM-5 which seemed to use up battery really fast while sleeping as well as being sluggish to wake up from sleep mode, frequently giving me a lot less battery endurance than what I am now getting from the GM-1.

But 550 shots would not require any special habits, we are talking close to dslr battery life here (at least most basic dslrs that do 600 pics). 500 pics a day is a lot, even for the biggest tourist out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:32 UTC

Hanging too much around luggage area in airport with those new wide straps?
But to be honest I have one of their hand strap. The locking mechanism is quite secure. However the wide straps look really like a hipster talk, look I have a tiny camera on a huge professional strap.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 5th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

It is a bit disconnected here because it is a random pick from the album. You should visit the original site on imgur because he kind of go by the day in life meme from morning to night and it makes a bit more sense as a complete album.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 9th comment

Mixing people who invented cellphone or cdc with a guy who invented squirt gun shoes is rich.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

I paid $340 for white V2 with 10-30 in BB open box. Comparing this with fuji x10, the fuji has less noise but the nikon is sharper. (Or in other words, fuji seems to employ more NR). The white V2 is a truly stormtrooper ugly but hey, who cares.
Focusing is positively faster on nikon without second guess. Even in dark. I assume the V3 would be much like the V2, which is a very solid camera, but I just don't see how the $800 or whatever it is sold new is justified. I just don't see it....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 22nd comment
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Michael Ma: I get the sense that everything cool that this device does, you can get the newer Androids to do it when the apps become available.

All devices have gravitational sensors so tilting is already possible and used in applications. I am not sure where amazon is going with this but with fire 4 cams you are able to tilt your head while having the device stay still. I am not sure why is that better unless you want to look like a monkey nodding your head to the phone because you want it to scroll. And if you tilt the device then why was the gravitational sensors not the better option?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Air Stylus turns your iPad into a graphics tablet post (60 comments in total)

A very expensive way of having a half good, laggy, pressure sensitive tablet. While it looks great in theory , we all been there, it isn't that great to draw with a thick stylus on the display surface. Half of the time you don't see the line you draw.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 10th comment
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