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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 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 (724 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 (347 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 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (347 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 (347 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 (347 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 4th 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 (58 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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TacticDesigns: Was this shot on film or digital?

Looking at the images, and reading about her medium format Mamiya, I cannot help thinking that the lady spent too much money on her gear. And it didn't help.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

But we are talking about LX8 which should have the same 1" chip (and very likely sony made) so the differences will be in the lens and processing mostly. It is practically RX100 head to head. But so far nobody has seen the LX8....and we saw 3 variations of RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: The Panasonic LX8 is rumored to come out soon. 1 inch panny sensor, fast Leica lens, AND 4K video.

LX8 would indeed be a rx100 competitor, but we have to see the price. Since sony has 3 generation advance on this small 1" camera, panasonic bet would be to underprice sony. We will see.
People are excited about the 4K video, but seriously, Even the current cameras with HD videos are still far behind HD video cameras in focus, stabilizer, zooml and are mostly usable for short occasional home videos. And even editing that become nuisance. 4K video for home use? Huge data and huge computing power for what - few shakey amateurish shots?
And if I look at things at my home, all my androids, iPad, NAT server can barely manage 1080, and none can do it over N wifi.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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SamSaveMax: No flash shoe is a deal killer for me.

Hot shoe is great, but we are talking about a pocket size camera.
A flash on this would look like the clown on a tiny bicycle.

I think the mk2 hot-shoe was seriously more a vehicle for their expensive RX1 viewfinder and range of tiny mics. But I don't think the RX1 viewfinder was that a big seller for the RX100 users...so they ditched it. It is a pocket cam and that doesn't really bond well with hotshoe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Lokio: Is this going to be an extra special review?

There is market for everything. Some people like cheaper and larger cameras and sony makes them as well, some like tiny and don't mind paying for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:55 UTC

Love it!!!!
The expression of both is just priceless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 9th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Now if only Sony could bring out the RX10 II with 4K, better codec, better fly-by-wire focusing, faster zoom and better LV focusing...

It is much cheaper to write dust and moisture resistant than to actually do any dust or water resistant sealing. Because frankly most cameras today are pretty resistant.
In my many years of using digital cameras under all situations including rain I had never have a failure due to moisture or dust. So they can easily claim this without doing anything special and charge for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:51 UTC
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